Southwest Airlines President Gary Kelly on Monday described the circumstances that lead to the cancelation of hundreds of his company’s scheduled flights over the weekend and yesterday as resulting from a “perfect storm”. But I’m pretty sure the thousands of wood-be passengers left stranded by the last minute cancelations have a different and perhaps more colorful term to describe it. Southwest, the federal government agency which controls the nations’ air traffic control system and the union which represents pilots who fly for the airline have spent much of the past 4 days debating about what or who was to blame. The airline first said cancelations were the result of bad weather over Florida, then blamed a shortage of air traffic controllers, an accusation flatly denied by federal regulators. Southwest is down playing reports that a covid19 vaccination mandate protest sick-out played a part in the cancelations. It seems to me that many of the thousands of passengers who had to scurry to find other airline flights or secure rental vehicles to get to their destinations will likely be a lot more apprehensive about flying in the future. That’s the way I see it.