Southwest Airlines turned 50 this past week. It also suffered from serious computer and tech issues for the first part of the week. Starting with stopping all flights for 2 hours on Monday due to weather computers being down, the problems continued on Tuesday with a reservation system issue so bad that the FAA issued a nationwide ground stop on them. Their issues continued on Wednesday with network issues. Happy birthday, Southwest, and welcome to being a senior citizen, where things don’t always work the way you would hope.

As flight cancellations and delays stretched into a third day for Southwest Airlines, the website went down.