Southwest Airlines said it will end the practice of overbooking flights at some point in the current quarter. Chairman and CEO Gary Kelly conceded to reporters on an April 27 conference call that the recent United Airlines passenger bumping incident put overbooking “under a bright light” and led Dallas-based Southwest, which had already been considering ending the practice, to move forward with stopping overbooking. “We’ve been thinking about it for a long time and ...

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