Rival Airlines Cap Fares as Southwest Cancellations Continue

Posted on AllSides December 29th, 2022
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Several of the nation's airlines are capping fares in response to a deluge of last-minute bookings after Southwest Airlines canceled nearly 11,000 flights since last week, leading travelers stranded and the Biden administration demanding answers. 

The price caps were announced by Southwest's rivals, including Delta, United, Spirit, and Frontier airlines, and come after Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg's call to the companies to help alleviate the situation, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. 

"I'm encouraged to see several airlines have now committed to this step — all of them should," Buttigieg said. 

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