An airline spokesperson told Newsweek that the female passenger "verbally and physically" assaulted an operations agent shortly after boarding a flight from Dallas to New York City.
Mary MacCarthy said she was traveling to Denver with her 10-year-old daughter after her brother died suddenly.
Southwest Airlines has been under public scrutiny recently for its employees' conduct.
The woman alleges that she and her husband had three extra masks, proof of vaccination, and proof of negative COVID tests, but were still asked to deplane.
The phrase has become known amongst conservatives as a code for saying "F--- Joe Biden!" after a video went viral earlier this month during a NASCAR race.
Chief District Judge Barbara MG Lynn dismissed the case on Tuesday for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.
"Nobody is going to lose their job on December the 9th if we're not perfectly in compliance," the company's CEO, Gary Kelly, said Thursday.
"We're not opposed to vaccine mandates," Delta's CEO said. "In fact, we were the very first company, back in the spring, to put a vaccine mandate in."
Southwest Airlines said Thursday that "operational disruption" the company faced last Friday was behind the company's flood of recent of flight cancelations.
"On the basis of literally hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of millions of vaccinations that we've had, the safety of these vaccines has been clearly established."
Both the airline and the union have declined to comment on how many employees missed work this past weekend when Southwest canceled more than 2,000 flights.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki mockingly called Sen. Cruz a "world-renowned business, travel and health expert."
The airline denied speculation that the cancellations were due to protests against the airline wide vaccine mandate.
There are also no federal laws that entitle customers to money or compensation in the case of delayed flights.
The yellow "Don't Tread On Me" flag has been widely shared on Twitter amid right-wing speculation over a vaccine mandate walkout from airline staff.
Southwest is trying to stabilize its operations following the weekend. Since Saturday, the airline has canceled close to 2,400 flights.
An industry expert said Southwest should hire more staff following thousands of canceled or delayed flights over the weekend.
"I think it has a lot to do with a lot of things. I think it has something to do with the election that was rigged," Trump said.
Around 350 flights were canceled by the airline on October 11, after almost 2,000 flights were canceled over the weekend.
This moment is representing Democrats with a stark choice: Do they want to be the side sneering at working-class Americans and cheering at the companies who are firing them?
The airline said the cancellations and delays were triggered by bad weather and air traffic control issues.
Ted Cruz was one of those who speculated about issues at Southwest after the pilots' union sought to block the company's COVID-19 vaccination mandate.
They pointed to a schedule that leaves no margin for recovery when things go wrong. No other large airlines faced major problems this weekend.
Both companies have put mandates into place to comply with the federal requirements put in place by Democratic President Joe Biden.
The prediction makes Southwest the second U.S. airline to temper expectations because of the Delta variant.
One of the videos in which the pilot explains there is "not an eye roll that you can give me that I haven't seen 750,000 times" has been viewed 1.2 million times.
The family was later permitted to board a different flight home, according to the airline.
"We are aware of system issues and are working quickly to resolve," the airline tweeted. "We will share more info soon."
A Southwest Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing after a brawl broke out between passengers and a cell phone "exploded" mid-flight on Wednesday. It's the latest in a long string of passenger-related incidents on Southwest flights in 2021.
The pilot admitted to watching porn and exposing himself mid-flight, while the airline backtracked on serving alcohol amid increasing passenger violence.