• US Transportation Dept. investigating Southwest holiday travel meltdown

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    By Pete Muntean and Greg Wallace, CNN
    The US Transportation Department said it is in the early stages of an investigation into the Southwest Airlines holiday travel meltdown in December.
    The probe includes an examination of whether Southwest is scheduling more flights than it can handle.
    “DOT is in the initial phase of a rigorous and comprehensive investigation into Southwest Airlines' holiday debacle that stranded millions,” a spokesperson for the department said.
    The airline, America's largest domestic carrier, canceled more than 16,700 flights between December 21 and 29. Southwest...
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