16,000 Southwest Flights Were Nixed, Stranding 1 Million Travelers

  • Southwest canceled some 16,000 flights this week, according to FlightAware. The meltdown is believed to have left more than one million holiday travelers frustrated and stranded across the country.
  • As of early Friday, the outlook is already promising with very few cancelations at Midway.
  • As of about 5:30 a.m., there were nine cancelations at O’Hare and 15 at Midway. Delays were less than 15 minutes at both airports.