The airline and the pilots’ union said the problems were caused by a number of factors, including weather conditions, air traffic control, technological issues and the company’s methods of handling rerouted flights and crew reassignments. But Cruz and right-wing media have claimed pilots for the Dallas-based airline are on strike over COVID-19 vaccine warrants. Cruz even tweeted that the problems resulted from Joe Biden’s “illegal vaccine tenure at work!”
The airline and its pilots’ union have denied this. The FAA also pointed out that the cancellations were unrelated to vaccination mandates.
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