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DEN weather cancellations today

denno
Active Member

Today is a "weather day" in Denver.  WN cancelled everything in DEN and COS after the overnight aircraft left this morning.  Meanwhile the "Big 3" have been operating all day.   The main snowfall isn't expected until tonight and tomorrow.  What's the deal?  Did somebody in flight ops or dispatch jump the gun?

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Re: DEN weather cancellations today

TheMiddleSeat
Top Contributor

Cautious and proactive with unpredictable weather. That's Colorado in March. Sorry if affected your plans. 

 

--TheMiddleSeat

Re: DEN weather cancellations today

denno
Active Member

Here's what you're missing from my post: AA, DL and UA operated Saturday.  What was OK for them and not for WN?

Re: DEN weather cancellations today

TheMiddleSeat
Top Contributor

@denno wrote:

Here's what you're missing from my post: AA, DL and UA operated Saturday.  What was OK for them and not for WN?


I understood what "big 3" meant. I still think it was a cautious approach as I originally stated, that's the difference. Sometimes you're right, sometimes your wrong. 

 

--TheMiddleSeat

Re: DEN weather cancellations today

bec102896
Top Contributor

Sometimes it's not just about the weather at the airport but can include caring for the staff if the storm is expected to get bad it wouldn't be nice of an airline to keep employees stranded at the airport. 

 

Also by the airline being proactive it gives you the customer a chance to plan ahead  instead of waiting till 2 hours before the flight to say oh no now I need a hotel last minute. 

 

-Blake

Re: DEN weather cancellations today

5280Av8r
Active Member

Basically, Southwest wants to be able to keep their plane available to fly the rest of their flights minus Colorado. The big 3 take the risk, Southwest didn't want to. It is frustrating but it's a business decision to not risk the rest of their flight schedule being affected.