Southwest Airlines Has Been Badly Broken


  • Southwest Airlines has suffered the worst and most costly single airline operational disruption in the history of U.S. aviation.
  • Systemic and deep-seated failures caused expected but severe weather to cripple one of the world’s largest airlines.
  • Southwest damaged important relationships with its employees, customers, and regulators, all of which will take time to repair.
Southwest Airlines" Mass Cancellations Continue To Strand Travellers Nationwide

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Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) has grown in its 51 years of service from a scrappy Texas intrastate airline that has repeatedly defied airline industry convention to now becoming one of the world’s largest, most consistently profitable, and most valuable airlines in the

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