KK Denounces Southwest Airlines Hot Mess & Demands Accountability

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"This is avoidable and Southwest should be held accountable to put their profits over all these people."

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Southwest Airlines cancelations hamper travel at Kansas City International Airport

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Travelers at the Kansas City International Airport weren't immune to the ongoing cancelations from Southwest Airlines on Tuesday morning. KSHB 41 News reporter Daniela Leon spotted dozens of people waiting in the Southwest Airlines line at KCI. Some travelers told Leon that the earliest flight available for rebooking was on Dec.

Southwest flyers face another day of cancellations, delays at KCI

In the last 24 hours, Southwest Airlines has canceled 100 flights out of KCI. The travel horror stories are endless. "It's clear that the system is very broken right now," said Dan Owen, who drove 20 hours from Phoenix after his flight was canceled three days in a row.

Deregulation got us cheap flights. It also got us the travel nightmare at KCI airport

OPINION AND COMMENTARY Pictures of travelers still marooned in airports over the long holiday week are deeply disturbing. Passengers are missing flights, unable to rebook passage to visit with friends and loved ones. Thousands of pieces of luggage remain strewn about airport lobbies. Airline and airport employees still struggle with the anger and frustration of customers.

Why Southwest Airlines is more impacted by travel issues than other carriers - Dallas Business Journal

For travelers, Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) put a damper on one of the busiest travel days of the year, leaving thousands of travelers stranded in airports across the nation. "Southwest Airlines is basically imploding," said Lyn Montgomery, president of TWU Local 556, the union that represents Southwest Airlines flight attendants.

Airline fumble: KU and K-State fans traveling to bowl games face nightmare flight cancellations

With both Kansas and Kansas State heading to bowl games and dozens of Southwest Airlines flights canceled from Kansas City the last few days, fans were faced with the challenge of getting to and from those games.Lucas Snyder had the first leg of his flight from Kansas City to Chicago to get to Memphis canceled.Instead, he drove with friends Tuesday to get to Memphis for the Jayhawks' Liberty Bowl game Wednesday against Arkansas."I went to the 2008 Orange Bowl game with my dad, who was a KU football player.

With dozens of Southwest flights idled, frustrated KCI passengers look for a ride or a refund

The airline canceled more than 70% of its flights through Kansas City on Tuesday, continuing a days-long streak of cancellations. Customers at the airport struggled to replan travel accommodations and get their luggage back as communication with the company stalled.

KCI Southwest Airlines flyers face delays, cancellations

It's been nothing short of a travel nightmare for Southwest Airlines flyers at Kansas City International. "Four and a half hours in line," said Leeanna Cansler, who's trying to get to her daughter's Make-A-Wish celebration in Orlando.

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