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Southwest Airlines exec to testify at Senate hearing following travel meltdown
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Southwest Airlines Chief Operating Officer Andrew Watterson is set to testify in front of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee next week following the operational meltdown that led to nearly 17,000 canceled flights and displaced millions of passengers over the holidays.
During the Feb. 9 hearing, titled Strengthening Airline Operations and Consumer Protections, the Senate’s Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will review the causes and impacts of recent air travel disruptions including Southwest's meltdown in December.
The committee will hear testimony from a panel of witnesses "to examine recommendations and determine appropriate corrective actions to improve airline consumer protections and build stronger, more resilient airline operations."
The hearing will include Southwest Airlines Pilots Association President Captain Casey Murray and Sharon Pinkerton, the senior vice president of Legislative and Regulatory Policy for industry trade group Airlines for America.
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