Stories tagged: southwest airlines
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 11, 2020
Southwest Airlines continues to fly airplanes with safety concerns while federal officials do a poor job overseeing the airline, a government watchdog said Tuesday.
Thu., Jan. 16, 2020
Southwest Airlines said Thursday it has taken the grounded Boeing 737 Max 8 out of its schedule until early June and is dropping more than 8% of its planned flights …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 13, 2019
The airline’s chief executive, Gary Kelly, said the company will share a portion of the settlement, roughly $125 million, with its employees through Southwest’s profit-sharing plan.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019
The president of the pilots’ union at Southwest Airlines is escalating a fight with Boeing over the grounded 737 Max.
Mon., Nov. 11, 2019
U.S. safety officials are examining repair records on dozens of used foreign planes bought by Southwest Airlines.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 7, 2019
Pilots at Southwest Airlines are suing Boeing over the grounded 737 Max, saying Boeing made misleading statements about the plane’s safety.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019
Southwest Airlines, the largest customer of the 737 Max 8 and long an all-Boeing airline, insists it has “no current plans” to fly any jets other than the 737. But …
UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019
Airlines are tallying up the damage and talking to Boeing about compensation for the grounding of the troubled 737 Max jet.
UPDATED: Sun., June 9, 2019
Travelers boarded Southwest Airlines’ new direct flight to San Diego, with some expecting their travel time cut in half.
Tue., March 5, 2019
The CEO of Southwest Airlines says a spike in planes ruled out of service for mechanical items is costing the carrier millions each week because of delayed and canceled flights.
Wed., Feb. 27, 2019
Southwest Airlines has been approved to offer flights between California and Hawaii, the FAA said Wednesday.
Wed., Feb. 20, 2019
Southwest Airlines says the government shutdown will cost the company around $60 million in first-quarter revenue, up from its previous estimates of $10 million to $15 million.
Thu., Jan. 24, 2019
Southwest Airlines announced Thursday that the ongoing government shutdown has cost the airline an estimated $10-$15 million in revenue.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018
A Texas mother is calling out a Southwest Airlines employee who she said mocked her 5-year-old daughter’s name and posted a picture of the child’s boarding pass on social media.
Tue., Aug. 14, 2018
New Southwest Airlines emotional support animal policy allows only dogs and cats on leashes or in carriers
Joining several other carriers that have adopted tough new rules on pets, Southwest Airlines is adopting a new policy for emotional support animals in the cabin, allowing only dogs and …
UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018
Southwest Airlines has touted fares so low passengers can “fly for peanuts.” But as of Aug. 1, the nuts will no longer fly.
Thu., June 21, 2018
FAA faces scrutiny over how it handled concerns about Southwest operations before Flight 1380 tragedy
A federal watchdog is investigating the Federal Aviation Administration’s oversight of Southwest Airlines after a hotline complaint about operational issues at the airline and the engine failure incident on Flight …
UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018
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
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
Southwest Airlines says bookings are down since the fatal accident on one of its planes last week.
UPDATED: Mon., April 23, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.