Bloomberg Law
Aug. 11, 2021, 5:51 PM

Southwest Lawsuit Against Booking Site Can Proceed

Maya Earls
Maya Earls
Legal Reporter

Online travel booking website must face a lawsuit in Texas alleging the company sold Southwest flights without the airline’s approval, a federal court in the state ruled.

Southwest Airlines Co. alleges the website scraped its flight and pricing data and resold tickets to more than 170,000 customers. The lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas names both Inc. and SRO as defendants.

Southwest has established a case for specific jurisdiction in Texas, the court ruled in a loss for SRO.

The airline alleges Kiwi knowingly violated the terms of its ...