First, Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioRyan pledges 'entitlement reform' in 2018 Richard Gere welcomes lawmakers' words of support for Tibet Dem lawmaker gives McConnell's tax reform op-ed a failing grade MORE (R-Fla.) turned to Twitter late on Friday evening to vent his frustration about a delayed flight.

Then on Saturday, his Republican colleague from Texas, Sen. John CornynJohn CornynMcConnell names Senate GOP tax conferees Air Force makes criminal reporting changes after Texas massacre We need a better pathway for allowing civilians to move guns across state lines MORE, encountered similar problems on his way to Austin.

Cornyn noted that he had seen Rubio's previous tweets.

The airline, in a letter to loyalty card members over the weekend, blamed a surge of maintenance requests and pilots calling in sick for delays and at least 310 canceled flights last week, according to USA Today. The Allied Pilots Association, the pilot union, denied it had sponsored a "sickout" by pilots.

Both senators were careful to distinguish between their complaints against management and the individual fight crews on their planes.

The airline thanked Rubio for his "patience" in a response from their official Twitter feed.