Southwest Airlines, Inc. finds itself as the defendant in a proposed class action lawsuit filed in Illinois federal court. The nine-page lawsuit was filed on behalf of consumers who bought plane tickets from Southwest for flights that should’ve departed on December 8, 24, and 28, 2017; on January 12 and 18, 2018; and on February 11, 2018, but were canceled due to the airline running out of de-icer fluid.
The plaintiff claims that he was set to fly from Phoenix to Chicago on February 11, 2018, yet had his flight canceled by Southwest with no explanation. The following day, the suit says, media outlets reported 250 Southwest flights to and from Midway Airport were canceled because the airline ran out of de-icer.
“As a result of his flight cancellation, [the plaintiff] incurred additional costs and expenses as well as inconvenience,” according to the suit. “The other members of the class who had their flights cancelled similarly incurred additional costs, expenses and inconvenience.”