Southwest tech failure causes 12-hour shutdown, 1,000 cancellations

Credit: Rob Finlayson
Southwest Airlines canceled hundreds of flights following a systemwide technology outage that began at 1 p.m. CST Wednesday, July 20. The Dallas-based carrier reported that most of its systems were back online by the beginning of the operational day Thursday, July 21. Southwest operates just over 3...

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