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Southwest CEO vows last year’s Christmas meltdown ‘will never happen again’

Posted on AllSides December 14th, 2023
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Brendan McDermid | Reuters

With the peak Christmas travel season just days away, Southwest Airlines’ CEO vowed that the carrier will not have a repeat of last year’s meltdown that stranded thousands of customers and cost the airline more than $1 billion.

“It will never happen again,” Bob Jordan said at an event Thursday at the Wings Club in New York.

Last year, Southwest canceled close to 17,000 flights over the crucial Christmas and New Year’s holiday period as it failed to recover from severe weather that gripped most of the country. Rival carriers...

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