2023-01-26 01:00:17

DOT is probing whether Southwest's schedules were 'unrealistic' during holiday meltdown

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By Leslie Josephs

Key Points

  • The DOT probe is looking at whether Southwest's schedules were "unrealistic."
  • Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has previously said he will hold Southwest accountable for the holiday meltdown.
  • Southwest is scheduled to report quarterly results on Thursday.

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A Southwest Airlines passenger jet lands at Chicago Midway International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, on December 28, 2022.

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The Transportation Department said Wednesday that it is in the initial phase of an investigation of Southwest Airlines' holiday meltdown and looking at whether the carrier's schedules was unrealistic.

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