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Southwest gets back on track and travel at Sky Harbor normalizes

After Southwest canceled hundreds of flights nationwide, operations returned to regular Friday.

PHOENIX — Friday was a welcome change for Southwest passengers. Operations had been regular, and nearly all scheduled flights went out.

On Monday, Southwest workers instructed passengers that 90% of their flights out of Sky Harbor had been canceled and no flights had been accessible for 4 days and suggested individuals to go house.

“Our flight on the 26th was scheduled for the 2nd,” Calley, a Southwest passenger, stated.

Calley and his household visited his dad and mom in San Fransico over Christmas. Instead, they must borrow a automobile from his dad and make the 17-hour drive to Tempe to get house.

“So we are crazy enough to come back to the airport and give it another go the same week,” Calley stated.

He is a loyal Southwest buyer and expects the airline to make it proper. Friday, he flew with none points to go to mates in Albuquerque.

According to FlightAware, Southwest canceled solely three Sky Harbor Flights.

It meant that Pauletta Bartley may perform a convention with a finest buddy by her facet.

“We have a long tradition of going to the Rose Parade every year,” Bartley stated.

Bartley waited together with her grandkids for the arrival of a lifelong buddy. She admitted they did not know the journey would occur till this morning.

“She’s here, on the ground,” Bartley stated.

The total group will drive to California to look at the parade for the forty fifth straight year.

“Now our family is complete. Now we can go to the Rose Parade,” Bartley stated.

There might be loads of inquiries to answer within the coming weeks and months about what must be accomplished to forestall this from occurring once more. However, passengers Friday had been joyful for a return to normalcy.

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