2023-01-26 01:23:02

US investigating December flight cancellations at Southwest

By David Koenig

DALLAS The U.S. Transportation Department said Wednesday it is investigating whether Southwest Airlines deceived customers by knowingly scheduling more flights in late December than it realistically could handle.

The department said that scheduling too many flights would be considered an unfair and deceptive practice under federal law.

DOT is in the initial phase of a rigorous and comprehensive investigation into Southwest Airlines holiday debacle that stranded millions, the department said in a statement.

The Transportation Department added that it will hold Southwest accountable if the airline fails to follow federal rules about refunds and reimbursing customers for expenses when flights are canceled. The agency said it will leverage the full extent of its investigative and enforcement power to protect consumers.

Southwest said its holiday schedule was thoughtfully designed with a solid plan to operate it, and with ample staffing.

Continue read on news4jax.com

Business / FinanceBy Leslie Josephs2023-01-26 01:00:17
Key Points The DOT probe is looking at whether Southwest's schedules were "unrealistic." Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has previously said he will...

Business / FinanceBy Leslie Josephs2023-01-25 16:51:28
Key Points Southwest said it canceled about 16,700 flights between Dec. 21 through Dec. 31. The airline estimates the meltdown will drive it to a loss and...

Logo PR Newswire
EconomyPress Release2023-01-25 11:45:00
DALLAS, Jan. 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) invites you to listen to a live webcast of its fourth quarter and full year 2022...

Logo Nasdaq
TechnologyBy Zacks2023-01-25 22:31:00
Its the most critical time of the year for stocks earnings season. Investors will remain busy sorting through quarterly results for some time, with plenty of...

Logo Benzinga
Business / FinanceBy Benzinga Insights2023-01-25 14:01:41
Southwest Airlines LUV is set to give its latest quarterly earnings report on Thursday, 2023-01-26. Here's what investors need to know before the...

Logo PR Newswire
NEW YORK, Jan. 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gross Law Firm issues the following notice to shareholders of Southwest Airlines Co. Shareholders who purchased...

Logo Inquirer.net
Business / FinanceBy Tyrone Jasper C Piad2023-01-25 18:24:00
The financial losses arising from the canceled and delayed flights due to the air traffic navigation glitch on Jan. 1 will not derail the recovery plans of...

Logo Channel NewsAsia
Business / FinanceBy Cna2023-01-25 18:16:00
Best News Website or Mobile Service WAN-IFRA Digital Media Awards Worldwide Best News Website or Mobile Service Digital Media Awards Worldwide WASHINGTON:...

Logo The New York Times
Business / FinanceBy Mark Walker2023-01-25 23:21:30
The outage caused departures nationwide to be halted one morning this month, disrupting travel and drawing attention to the Federal Aviation Administrations...

Logo Nasdaq
TechnologyBy Zacks2023-01-25 13:52:00
For Immediate Release Chicago, IL January 25, 2023 Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research...

Logo PR Newswire
TechnologyPress Release2023-01-20 18:36:00
Lightbox Search study reveals the airline's search strategy worked NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- "Chaos in the Skies" dominated what Americans...

Logo PR Newswire
EconomyPress Release2023-01-24 13:42:00
CHICAGO, Jan. 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The airline industry recently underwent back-to-back travel meltdowns with the massive disruption at a popular...

Logo Benzinga
Business / FinanceBy Benzinga Insights2023-01-24 10:15:09
Southwest Airlines LUV will host a conference call at 12:30 PM ET on January 26, 2023, to discuss Q4 2022 earnings results. How to Attend Southwest Airlines...

Logo U.S. News & World Report
PoliticsBy Associated Press2023-01-25 13:02:25
Boeing said Wednesday it lost $663 million in the fourth quarter as rising production costs and supply-chain problems offset rising revenue. It was another...

Logo Benzinga
Business / FinanceBy Adam Eckert2023-01-25 20:41:52
Boeing Co BAshares are taking offafter being trapped on the runway for most of the morning. The company turned in disappointing fourth-quarter results on...

Logo PR Newswire
EconomyPress Release2023-01-25 12:30:00
ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Fourth Quarter 2022 Generated $3.5 billion of operating cash flow and $3.1 billion of free cash flow...

Logo The New York Times
Business / FinanceBy Marie Solis2023-01-15 12:00:06
Whats Up? (Jan. 8-14) System Breakdown On the heels of Southwest Airlines holiday travel meltdown, a much wider systemic breakdown grounded planes last week....

Logo The Business Journals
Politics2023-01-26 00:37:10
As construction costs balloon, MARTA plans to scale back its $2.7 billion transit expansion, according to the agency's CEO.

Business / FinanceBy Leslie Josephs2023-01-25 12:35:21
Key Points Boeing generated positive free cash flow last year for the first time since 2018 thanks to a rebound in aircraft sales and deliveries. Labor and...