American Airlines has added change fees back to some international-originating itineraries. Southwest Airlines – which doesn’t have change fees, but also doesn’t do long haul international flying, reacted on twitter.
— Southwest Airlines (@SouthwestAir) June 15, 2022
That’s when the Southwest Airlines pilots union showed up. Maybe change fees aren’t Southwest’s ‘cup of tea’ but the pilots said theirs isn’t “selling more than 4,000 flights a day in June when you were only staffed for 3,800. But you do you @southwestair.”
— Southwest Airlines Pilots Association (@swapapilots) June 15, 2022
Airlines across the board have struggled to operate their full schedules. In fact, though, Southwest hasn’t scheduled 4000 flights a day for June since back in February. Southwest, like other airlines, trimmed its schedule in advance based on how it saw demand developing as well as what it felt it could operate.