Southwest Airlines: Another Possible Holiday Disaster As Possible Pilot Strike Looms?


  • Last year’s holiday travel season was plagued by delays, and Southwest Airlines performed poorly due to scheduling and software issues.
  • This year’s Thanksgiving travel demand is expected to increase, with more flights and passengers, but no major weather events.
  • Southwest Airlines is facing potential pilot strikes due to ongoing negotiations over pay, which could impact the late December travel period.
Southwest Boeing 737-800 airplane at Dallas Love Field airport in the United States


Last year’s Q4 holiday travel season was packed with delays due to a combination of airplane shortages, pilot shortages, tight scheduling, ATC shortages and weather events. One airline that performed particularly bad was Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV). The airline was

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