Stories tagged: Southwest Airlines
UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018, 7:04 p.m.
Southwest Airlines finishes engine fan blade checks after Flight 1380 accident
Southwest Airlines has completed checks on the rest of its 35,500 engine fan blades and found no signs of the cracking that’s been blamed in the fatal engine failure onboard …
Thu., April 26, 2018, 4:06 p.m.
Bookings for Southwest fall after fatal accident
Inspections of jet engines at Southwest Airlines turned up one cracked fan blade last year but no others since last week’s deadly accident that investigators believe started when a weakened …
Thu., April 26, 2018, 8:07 a.m.
Bookings for Southwest fall after fatal accident
Southwest Airlines says bookings are down since the fatal accident on one of its planes last week.
UPDATED: Mon., April 23, 2018, 7:54 p.m.
Southwest cancels another 26 Dallas flights, tracker says.
A North Texas aviation expert said the next month to month-and-a-half could be a pain for travelers booked onto Boeing 737 flights.
UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 6:04 p.m.
Southwest Airlines gives $5,000 to passengers on fatal flight
The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday ordered ultrasound inspections of hundreds of jet engines like the one that blew apart at 32,000 feet in a deadly accident aboard a Southwest …
Thu., April 19, 2018, 11:43 a.m.
Southwest Airlines sought more time for engine inspections
Southwest Airlines sought more time last year to inspect fan blades like the one that snapped off during one of its flights Tuesday in an engine failure that left a …
UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 7:50 p.m.
U.S. regulators to require inspections after engine explosion
U.S. airline regulators said late Wednesday they will order inspections on engine fan blades like the one involved in a fatal failure that killed a woman in a plane that …
UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 9:49 p.m.
Woman on Southwest flight dies after nearly being sucked out of jet after it blew an engine
A Southwest Airlines jet blew an engine at 32,000 feet and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window, setting off a desperate scramble by passengers to save a woman …
Mon., April 9, 2018, 5:26 p.m.
Southwest Airlines direct flights from Spokane to San Jose begin
Frequent flyers to San Jose got a leg up this week, with Southwest Airlines beginning its daily, nonstop service between Spokane and the Bay Area city.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 4:18 p.m.
Airlines sue over new Washington state sick leave law
A coalition of airlines including Alaska, JetBlue, United and Southwest is suing Washington state over its new sick leave law, saying the measure will increase costs and delays for travelers.
Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 5:03 p.m.
Southwest agrees to pay $15 million over collusion claims
Southwest Airlines will pay $15 million to settle class-action lawsuits that accuse the four biggest U.S. carriers of conspiring to boost prices by holding down the supply of tickets for …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 6:07 p.m.
Southwest plans Hawaii flights with boost from Boeing Max
Flights to the state will begin next year or in 2019, the discount carrier said. The initial service will be from California, said Chief Revenue Officer Andrew Watterson, without elaborating …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 12:36 p.m.
Passenger dragged off flight claims racial profiling
A woman seen on video being dragged off a Southwest Airlines flight in Maryland has said she believes she was a victim of racial profiling.
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 …