Pilots at Southwest appear to be sicking out in a rebellion against vaccine mandates that has crippled the airline since Friday.
Why Southwest and not United? Maybe because LUV is based in Dallas and has a 50-year-history of standing up to government overreach. On Friday the pilots’ union asked for a temporary halt to the mandate.
The flight cancellations began almost immediately and are continuing today.
This is a live update from Southwest in Orlando:
But don’t worry. Everything is fine. Uncle Joe and the media promise! As long as you don’t have to go anywhere or buy anything (including heating oil, soon enough - more on that coming).
This is what needs to happen across all industries. There is still no mandate and no FDA approved vaccine. Don’t let them force you to do anything which is unlawful, and while you’re at it, take that stupid piece of paper off your face!
For a long time I have said pilots and doctors are the last real professionals in the country. I have lost faith in most docs. This give me hope. People with real jobs standing up to people who have fake jobs.
Too bad the GOP doesn't have the chutzpah these pilots do.
Good for them. Our neighbor is a Southwest pilot... got Covid in April... and is absolutely refusing to get the shot. A friend saw their flight out of Indianapolis canceled last night.
I just canceled three flights for a bit later on this month. I promised myself that if Southwest mandates the injections I’d be taking my business back. I hate it, it’s $1000 I’m never going to get back most likely (I don’t see this getting resolved by May of next year when these funds expire since I booked them back in 2019 before Covid mania happened), but the idea of flying while pilots have this weighing on them, on top of dealing with the anger and dismay so palpable in every airport in the country right now, I’m out.
I LUV Southwest.
Hold the line!!!
American Airlines announced a vaccination deadline of the day before Thanksgiving. The busiest travel day of the year. Let's see how that works out.
If Unions want to be relevant again, this is time to show their worth. Fight for employee rights. Was this not part of their original intent?
Currently at Nashville airport (BNA) and many Southwest flights are canceled! Just saw your email and now I know why! I’ve always loved Southwest!
We all are encouraged and support these folks who are courageous enough to put their careers on the line . . . until whatever it is affects us directly. Like having your flight canceled the day before you’re scheduled to leave on a trip you booked weeks ago. Very frustrating. But it’s time to nut-up to this crap and stand tough, even if means our lives are significantly disrupted.
The point is to cripple the airlines. Only Lady Gaga and assorted politicians, reclining in their private jets, get to fly in the Greta Thunberg sanctioned future. Global Citizens can look up at the sky and watch them.
Thank goodness; this is the template to follow in pushing back. Marches and protests don’t matter - show that it is not possible for them to get what they want.
Didn’t the airlines reassure us on multiple occasions that flying was covid safe?
HEPA filters on planes crush e virus. So why do they need vaccine cards?
They don’t deserve our business.
Govern me harder, daddy.
People interested in the legal authority of Southwest and other employers to impose these vaccine mandates can get a lot of helpful information from https://vivabarneslaw.locals.com. You need to scroll through to relevant sections but in many videos Robert Barnes spends 10-20 minutes laying out various aspects of employment law. And the employment law is pretty strong to protect employees from vaccine mandates. That's why jabbering joe and his handlers are trying to rush this through; they don't want courts looking at this. Robert Barnes is also on youtube but censorship means most of his vaccine legal analysis is not available on that platform. You can also find Robert Barnes on other platforms if you search around.
They claim they are implementing the federal mandate — which does not yet exist
Bravo pilots!!! Did the airline CEOs cave so quickly because of the huge Federal bailouts? And with colleges were student mandates imposed cause of fear of losing federal research grants?
This is awesome. Thanks for sharing, Alex. Let the disobedience begin.
Good! I hope they continue to stand strong just like us nurses!
God bless these pilots at SWest! I hope they hear the cheers of support from many!
the more you tighten your grip, the more freedom loving patriots will slip through your fingers
So I had a thought. "Workers of the world, unite!" :) Seriously though. We really do need to unite.
God bless these airline pilots! I stand with them!!!! Will not fly an airline that invokes these standards!!!!
Southwest is a public corporation. Most public corporations are controlled by institutional investors such as Vanguard and Blackrock. The stock market is an illusion of diffused ownership, when in fact, most corporations are controlled by the same people.
This is how Lynn Forester de Rothschild, who with her husband owns the Economist Group, can recruit hundreds of corporations to join hands and chant "Voter ID is racist, but only in the US:"
The same Lynn Forester de Rothschild is able to recruit hundreds of corporations to join hands with the Vatican in an alliance for globalist Marxism:
These are the same people who planned the pandemic, developed the virus as well as the vaccine, and are now trying to force the vaccine into every 6-month-old baby.
How does this relate to Southwest?
These people DO NOT CARE if Southwest goes bankrupt. The entire purpose of this exercise is to decimate Western economies - if not also the Western people. The purpose is to reduce real GDP per capita in Western countries by about 5x and bring it to the level of China or Costa Rica.
These people do not care if Southwest goes bankrupt. As far as they're concerned, you should not be allowed to fly.
Check out https://www.usfreedomflyers.org/
Pilots and employees from all airlines and transport companies. Lots of passengers are joining them. As of last week they had more than 50,000 who have joined them. Please join if you value freedom.
If you fly and see a crew member with their wing pin upside down, you are looking at a patriot. Let them know you support them.
As a retired flight attendant I know these people have everything to lose. God gives strong men and women courage for a time such as this, God continue to sustain these brave professionals.
If this happened with all airlines and all industries there would be a stop to this insanity. It really astounds me how people can still believe in this obvious scam.
Forcing healthy people to take an EAU injection that does not stop infection or transmission in order to keep their jobs. I no longer recognize my country.
I hope they don't back down from this stance!
So funny...actually not. My friend just texted me that she is stuck in Arkansas because her flights have been cancelled. They told her it was because the pilot had Covid and had to quarantine entire flight crew. Her husband looked it up and said flights were cancelled because of weather. And of course, the truth comes out here. Good for southwest pilots!
Saw a headline about ferry boats being canceled in Washington due to lack of staff.
Let's hope this rebellion is more contagious than the disease.
This whole "Pandemic" just reeks of criminality. Anyone remember the Opioid Pandemic? Big Pharma learned some lessons from that one. Make your products liability free and have the government pay for the whole shebang.
And Uncle Joe and Gavin Newsom have become shills for Big Pharma, mandating injections for workers and then even for children for a virus that doesn't affect children. Wait, what?
Love it. I have a lot of friends flying for SWA.
boycott any firm that imposes medical tyranny! i do not frequent restaurants who staff is masked.
Good for them! Stand tall. Stand strong!
I am thinking the pilots can do this themselves. Think about it, if all the major airlines have to cancel thousands of flights per day, the mandates would end very quickly thereafter. Come on pilots, the ball is in your court.
I wish the pilots had more sense and guts to revolt against a pointless mask mandate as well. We will NEVER fly Southwest ever again due to their Nazi like treatment of disabled children on the flights. The crews are aggressive, rude, intimidating, angry, spiteful, ignorant, condescending, and like little Stasi spies throughout their flights. Yelling at poor kids and their caregivers if a mask slips below their version of the Nasal Mendoza Line. It is appalling.
They and other airlines ( like American) have a means to REQUEST a waiver but they do everything they can to make this a huge insurmountable hurdle. For example American does not openly advise they have this option. They make one find a secret number to call. Then, the agents WILL NOT even email the appropriate instructions which are odious and require renewal 30 days after a physician letter is dated, not from the time of the original flight mind you. So caregivers and adult patients need to be burdened with multiple time pressured visits to physicians every time they need to fly.
Somehow this seems to smack of a violation of the spirit and letter of the law pertaining to the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Pathetic. All for what? 1.2 billion passengers and 62 “possible “ CV19 cases? FWIW the US government last September STOPPED screening arriving passengers to the entry site airports because there were 19 possible cases out of a survey of approximately 700,000. In other words, they know the futility of this but need to ride Joe and the left’s hard on against what they still see as a “Trump” follower boogy man. It is irrelevant what the science is. It is a decisive issue so they run with it. Now finally we are seeing push back. The powers will scramble to find a way to prop up their position and punish the “unnecessary” members of the economy to keep the fear factor going.
My sister was visiting in PHX and due to fly to MDW yesterday. We received a cancellation notice from SWA around 1:45 and noticed there were NO flights on SWA available for rebooking yesterday (Saturday) nor today (Sunday). AA also had nothing which was weird--must be some sort of relationship between the two. I quickly found a flight for her on United and she got home. BUT, the AZCentral news reported it was an Air Traffic Control issue and weather in the East. That sounded super-fishy. The other airlines didn't have cancellations...
Sometimes to fight or get your point across, you have to hit where it hurts, the money train. This is what gets heads turned and changes made. Good for you pilots, good for you. Problem is, the other side can do it to us by mandates and losing our jobs but we fight back the same way when we can. Hit companies in the pocketbook, boycott those making mandates. If we all do our part, we can change this.
Glad to see a group of employees with intestinal fortitude. Need far more of instead of rolling over to the Covid God's Biden, Fauci and the rest.
Flood Southwest's Twitter account with complaints, if you can. I just Tweeted this:
"Stay strong, @SouthwestAir pilots. We have your back. Southwest is my go-to airline, but this asinine, disgraceful, stupid mandate has me staying grounded for the foreseeable future.
Mandating experimental drugs (no, they are NOT vaccines; the execrable @CDCgov had to change the long-standing definition of "vaccine" solely and exclusively so that the Chinese virus experimental drugs could be called vaccines) is immoral and unethical. And that's especially so, given the FACT that there are ZERO long-term data about their safety. Literally zero.
The Chinese virus experimental nonvaccine drugs have been around for less than one year. It took FOUR YEARS to learn of the Thalidomide disaster. So why, @SouthwestAir, are you so unethical as to mandate the jabs? Hmmm???"
Keep the updates coming Alex ... I got punted from Twitter last week ... one and done. They had ignored my 100s of re-tweets and comments UNTIL the one where I claimed that the spike protein manufactured by the body from the mRNA vax is toxic and can result in viral shedding.
Hope they stay strong. This is the only way to end this madness.
wanna get really pissed?
According to Dr. Pierre Kory and verified by Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance ( FLCCC), 100 to 200 Congressmen/staff/family who contracted COVID were treated with Ivermectin.
https://t.co/OvU8SLfLJq. None have gone to hospital. Just sayin'
So while Congress pummels us to take the jab, they don't- and then do all they can to prevent us from getting the very therapeutics that they used themselves.
PUBLISH THEIR NAMES!
All pilots need to follow Southwest’s lead. Someone has to stand up to the tyranny!
Civil disobedience is (hopefully the only required) way to break this ominous trend
I’m in Jacksonville and the word is Air Traffic Control walked out Friday night at Jacksonville center over vax mandate. There’s little media coverage of this even locally. Southwest had put out a statement Friday night that blamed ATC “issues” and bad weather There was no bad weather Friday night. It had moved out of the area by 2-3pm. Guess they don’t realize people actually live here and can debunk their bs
We need to support the field workers more than ever in this fight. White collar corporate folks like myself the corporations will just be offshored, but you can’t offshore truck drivers or utility line repair guys. Wait until there is a pumpkin shortage in a week because there are no truck drivers to haul them (seriously, church has already cancelled the pumpkin patch fundraiser)
In Russia the people punished the businesses requiring vaccine passports by refusing to do any business with them. The businesses then went after their local politicians and the local politicians stopped the passport requirement.
But that is Russia... not America where the people don't seem to care about their earned freedoms.
Meanwhile the media upholds its soviet standards by not reporting the Southwest plots or the Jacksonville flight controllers. Major stories of disruption to US travel are ignored so as not to undermine mandates and pandementia. The media is the virus.