Southwest Airlines 'System Issues' Ground Flights Across US

Southwest Airlines passengers across the United States faced long airport lines and suspended flights on June 14 and 15, with the airline reporting system issues resulting in network-wide flight disruptions.

According to an FAA advisory on June 15, all Southwest flights in the US airspace had been stopped due to “technology issues.”

Footage captured by Krystal Moran shows a long line outside the Southwest ticket counters in Washington’s Seattle-Tacoma Airport.

More than 1,500 Southwest flights were delayed on June 14, according to FlightAware, with 45 canceled. On June 15, as of the late afternoon, FlightAware reported more than 480 Southwest flights canceled and more than 1,200 delayed.

Storyful has reached out to Southwest Airlines for comment. Credit: Krystal Moran via Storyful

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