Stories tagged: Southwest Airlines
UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 8:19 p.m.
Southwest Airlines cutting service to two Cuban cities
DALLAS – Southwest Airlines, pulling back on its service to Cuba, plans to end flights to two cities on the island in September after determining the routes aren’t sustainable, the …
UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 4:50 p.m.
Flash sales offer cheap summer and fall flights from Spokane, elsewhere
Looking for a cheap getaway? Some airlines are holding flash sales for domestic and international flights this week at drastically reduced prices.
Fri., June 2, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
Five new nonstop flights to take off in Spokane this summer
Five new nonstop flights between Spokane International Airport and cities across the country take off this summer, beginning Sunday when Southwest Airlines launches daily service to San Diego. The seasonal …
Thu., May 4, 2017
Milbank: Congress gives airlines a soft landing
The executives even used their appearance to request that Congress deregulate the industry further, asking for the government to privatize the Federal Aviation Administration.
UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 6:01 p.m.
Southwest to fly Spokane-Sacramento route starting in August
Southwest Airlines announced on Thursday that is offering a new daily flight beween Spokane and Sacramento
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 7:20 a.m.
Southwest lawsuit claims union workers avoiding overtime
Southwest Airlines has filed a federal complaint alleging union leaders told mechanics to decline to work overtime, a move the carrier says has harmed operations and driven up costs.
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 6:28 p.m.
Southwest offers Spokane-San Diego service for summer months
Southwest Airlines is offering daily nonstop service between Spokane and San Diego from June 4 through Aug. 14.
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 7:41 a.m.
Baby’s first flight: Woman gives birth while on airplane
A Southwest Airlines plane made an emergency landing in Charleston, South Carolina, after a baby was born in the middle of the flight.
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 2:43 p.m.
Southwest Airlines pilots OK contract that boosts pay almost 30 percent
Southwest Airlines pilots approved a new contract that will boost pay almost 30 percent over its term and improve retirement benefits while falling short of recent raises proposed at some …
Mon., Sept. 12, 2016, 4:05 p.m.
Engine blade on Southwest jet showed signs of cracking
An engine fan blade on a Southwest Airlines jet that was forced to make an emergency landing last month broke off and the stub of the blade showed signs of …
Fri., July 22, 2016, 11:57 a.m.
Southwest Airlines still dealing with delays after outage
Southwest passengers are enduring a third straight day of canceled and delayed flights as the airline struggles to resume normal operations.
Thu., July 21, 2016, 9:52 a.m.
Southwest says technology outage fixed but more flights cut
DALLAS – Southwest says it has fixed computer problems that caused hundreds of flights to be canceled, but it is telling passengers to get to the airport early because there …
Fri., April 29, 2016, 5:36 a.m.
Southwest, Delta tangle over whether to cut or raise fares
No one should blame consumers for being perplexed by airfares – even the airlines themselves can seem confused at times.
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016, 1:59 p.m.
Airlines match third airfare hike of 2016
Despite slumping fuel costs that are boosting profits for airlines, the nation’s largest carriers are increasing their fares $10 per round trip, the third increase of the year.
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 3:02 p.m.
Delta pays out record profit sharing
Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines on Friday paid out $1.5 billion in profit sharing to employees, including $541 million to its 33,000 employees in Atlanta.
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016, 3:25 p.m.
Southwest Airlines workers get $620 million profit sharing boost
Southwest Airlines announced a record employee profit share of $620 million for 2015 on Thursday, equivalent to about eight weeks of pay for each eligible employee.
Wed., May 28, 2014
Delta to add Spokane-Seattle flights
Alaska Airlines will once again face competition for flights between Spokane and Seattle. Delta Air Lines announced Tuesday that it will add four departure and four return flights between the …
Thu., Sept. 26, 2013
‘Fuselage’ rehab helps get flight attendant flying again
In 2012, a partnership between Southwest Airlines and St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute resulted in a new addition at St. Luke’s – a portion of a retrofitted airplane fuselage. The fuselage …
Mon., March 25, 2013, 3:44 p.m.
Southwest to offer direct flight to Chicago Midway
Southwest Airlines will launch a nonstop flight between Spokane and Chicago’s Midway Airport starting June 2.
Thu., Aug. 30, 2012
Spokane will lose SWA flights to Portland
Southwest Airlines is planning to drop its Spokane service to Portland starting Jan 6. The airline’s Spokane station manager, J.C. Evans, said the decision follows Southwest’s move to drop service …
Wed., Aug. 29, 2012, 2:41 p.m.
Southwest Airlines to drop Portland service
Southwest Airlines will drop two daily flights to and from Portland starting Jan 6.
Thu., March 22, 2012
Honor Flight could be grounded without help
Tony Lamanna, Inland Northwest Honor Flight’s director, greeted the guests at the Pearl Harbor event at Spokane Falls Community College with grim news. The future of the program is in …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2011, 8:01 a.m.
Southwest orders 208 Boeing 737s for $19 billion
Southwest Airlines Co. said today that it ordered 208 new Boeing 737 aircraft with a value of nearly $19 billion.
Wed., July 27, 2011
Southwest to abandon Seattle-Spokane route
Southwest Airlines will discontinue direct flights between Spokane and Seattle in January, reducing passenger choices in getting to the West Coast air corridor. The announcement is part of a cost-cutting …
Tue., July 26, 2011, 9:09 a.m.
Southwest Airlines to end Spokane-Seattle flights
Southwest Airlines has announced it is trimming four flights each day between Seattle and Spokane starting Jan. 8, reducing passenger choices in getting to the West Coast air corridor.
Tue., April 5, 2011, 11:41 a.m.
Southwest finds cracks in more planes
Southwest Airlines Co. said today it finished inspecting 79 older planes and found that five of them have cracks in the aluminum skin.
Sun., April 3, 2011
No Spokane cancellations from Southwest incident
None of the 79 airplanes Southwest Airlines pulled from service Saturday flew routes to or from Spokane, said Spokane International Airport spokesman Todd Woodard. Still, passengers in Spokane were experiencing …
Sun., April 3, 2011
Incident grounds Southwest flights
LOS ANGELES – Southwest Airlines grounded 79 of its Boeing 737-300 aircraft Saturday after a harrowing incident in which a hole tore open in the fuselage of a 15-year-old plane …
Wed., March 23, 2011
N. Idaho lawmakers lament loss of flight to Boise
Southwest Airlines won’t be getting happy passenger testimonials from 15 North Idaho legislators. Those 15 senators and representatives’ change in travel arrangements, set in motion by Southwest’s recent elimination of …
Mon., Sept. 27, 2010, 7:48 a.m.
Southwest Airlines to buy AirTran for $1.4 billion
Southwest Airlines said today it will buy AirTran for about $1.42 billion. The move will put Southwest in head-to-head competition with Delta Air Lines in Delta’s home base of Atlanta.