Southwest Air Meltdown
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Editorial cartoon by Dave Granlund: As you have no doubt heard, Southwest Airlines ran into serious problems this week when their reportedly antiquated computer systems went down during a relatively manageable winter storm in the midwest.

By Thursday afternoon, NPR reported that Southwest had canceled a total of about 13,000 flights and was attempting to operate on a reduced schedule. CNN reported a total of 15,700 canceled flights since Dec. 22. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg described the situation as a complete “meltdown” of the system, forcing Southwest CEO Bob Jordan to respond.

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