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Southwest wins preliminary injunction against flight website Kiwi to stop it from posting the airline's fares

Added 10-10-21 11:14:02am EST - “A judge ruled that Kiwi breached Southwest's terms by scraping the airline's flight data and fare from its website.” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “Southwest wins preliminary injunction against flight website Kiwi to stop it from posting the airline's fares”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A federal judge granted Southwest Airlines a preliminary injunction against Kiwi.com, stopping the discount-ticket website from posting the airline's fares. 

"Kiwi breached [Southwest's] Terms by scraping Southwest flight data and fare from Southwest's website, presenting Southwest flight data on kiwi.com, and selling Southwest flights without authorization," Ada Brown, US district judge, wrote in an order dated September 30.

The injunction stops Kiwi.com from scraping fare data, displaying tickets, and selling Southwest flights — it's the "whole nine yards," a spokesperson for Southwest's law firm, Munck Wilson Mandala, told Insider via email. 

Southwest sued Kiwi.com in January in US District Court in the Northern District of Texas, saying the website breached the terms of Southwest's website by scraping fare and flight information.

"As detailed in Southwest's request for a preliminary injunction, Kiwi.com improperly inflates Southwest fares and engages in other conduct that harms both Southwest and its customers," a Southwest spokesperson said via email on Friday.

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