Southwest Airlines denies that pilot "sick out" drove weekend of delays
Dallas-based Southwest Airlines canceled more than 1,000 flights over the weekend, leaving passengers stranded across the country.
Why it matters: The mass cancellations come after its pilots asked a court to block the company's new COVID vaccine mandate.
Between the lines: Airline insiders and conservatives are are wondering if the cancellations are part of a "sick out" in response to the vaccine policy.
Southwest's pilots' union said the cancellations were not part of a planned labor demonstration.
More than 25% of the airline's flights were canceled on Sunday per the FlightAware tracker.
"We can say with confidence that our...