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Midway Shut Down

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Well, I had a rather unpleasant experience earlier tonight. On my way to Midway I got a text message that my flight had been cancelled. No problem I switched to an earlier nonstop.

Got to the airport AND EVERY INBOUND AND OUTBOUND FLIGHT WAS CANCELLED.

 

What's irritating is there is nothing on Southwest's website about a travel disruption at Midway, and there is nothing on any news site that talks about it either.

 

I figured it might be a national shutdown of airspace, but there's no reference to that that I can find.

 

What happened??

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OK, so apparently several tower employees tested positive for corona virus. So the tower was closed down as was the airport.

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Rising Star
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Looks like there are a significant number of cancellations at Midway  on Wednesday the 18th.

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Rising Star

Are you still stuck there?


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I hope to catch the 3:35 to Dallas. We shall see.

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Rising Star

Okay, good luck.

 

For those looking to follow along from home: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA427/history/20200318/2045Z/KMDW/KDAL

 

It looks like your plane is enroute from San Diego: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA1267/history/20200318/1605Z/KSAN/KMDW

 

 


Customer | Home airport DCA | Community Champion