Fox News contributor Richard Fowler was guest co-host of “The Five,” and blamed capitalism for Wednesday’s collapse at Southwest Airlines.
Southwest Airlines, once considered one of the best airlines to fly on has been canceled thousands upon thousands of flights, leaving tens to thousands of passengers stranded. In fact, Southwest Airlines was responsible for the majority of holiday season cancellations.
The problems are being attributed to outdated systems and cold winter weather, but this is not a consolation for stranded travellers.
What did Fowler actually say?
Republicans and some Democrats blame Pete Buttigieg, Transportation Secretary, for the current meltdown. They claim he has abandoned his vocational responsibilities, including responding to transportation crises.
Fowler however completely dismissed the argument.
“Democrats believed in Pete Buttigieg. They are they ashamed of how he has performed in the past two years? Rachel Campos Duffy, co-host, asked Fowler.
He continued, “Ninety percent” of all flights that are canceled in America today were canceled by Southwest Airlines. This was due to poor management and bad software. “You can’t fault the flight attendants, the pilots or the ramp agents.
Southwest Airlines corporate staff are responsible for cancelling flights. Period. Fowler declared, “The end of the story.” “It is absurd to blame Pete Buttigieg because Southwest cannot manage their planes.
Fowler instead blamed capitalism for the crash.
He claimed that “Once more, this is about capitalism” and that Southwest Airlines cannot manage it. Southwest Airlines is not a good option.
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Ryan Green, chief commercial officer at Southwest, issued a new apology Wednesday.
Green sent a video message in which he said, “My personal apology to myself and all at Southwest Airlines for this.”
Southwest Airlines executive stated that the airline is determined to earn customers’ trust. They will begin by giving travelers more flexibility for travel arrangements affected by the meltdown, and reimburse them for expenses directly related Southwest’s problems.