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American Airlines says it will cap fares for some cities amid Southwest's high rate of cancelations
Southwest Airlines CEO Bob Jordan on the state of the airline amid winter cancelations
Southwest Airlines CEO Bob Jordan speaks on the state of the airline amid thousands of flight cancelations over the past week.
American Airlines announced Tuesday night that it would be capping fares for certain cities to help travelers reach their destinations.
This comes amid Southwest Airlines canceling or delaying a high volume of flights as people are attempting to return home after Christmas. Every airline has had to cancel or delay flights over the last several days due to the winter storm impacting portions of the country, but Southwest's totals are particularly high.
Southwest canceled 2,909 flights on Monday, which accounts for 71% of the 4,006 flights that were canceled across the country, according to flight tracker FlightAware. On Tuesday, an additional 2,678 flights were canceled by the airline. About 4,300 more flights for Wednesday and Thursday have already been canceled.
The Senate Commerce Committee stated that it would investigate Southwest for its high rate of cancelations.
SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CEO APOLOGIZES TO TRAVELERS OVER FLIGHT CANCELATION HAVOC AS SENATE PLEDGES TO INVESTIGATE