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FAA Staff Furloughs

Retired Community Manager
Southwest Airlines anticipates possible flight delays resulting from the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) staffing reductions implemented on April 21. The duration and frequency of these possible delays is unknown at this time because the FAA has not yet provided precise information to airlines. As always, our full focus is on safety and serving our Customers and minimizing the impact of delays, regardless of their cause. Customers are encouraged to sign up for flight status notifications available at and check local airport web sites for the most up-to-date information on possible flight delays.  We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates on these channels as appropriate.