Stories tagged: southwest airlines
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 7, 2019, 5:32 p.m.
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, 4:14 p.m.
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, 6:20 p.m.
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, 9:46 p.m.
Travelers boarded Southwest Airlines’ new direct flight to San Diego, with some expecting their travel time cut in half.
Tue., March 5, 2019, 3:29 p.m.
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, 7:25 p.m.
Southwest Airlines has been approved to offer flights between California and Hawaii, the FAA said Wednesday.
Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 7:54 p.m.
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, 11:05 a.m.
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, 7:20 p.m.
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, 3:44 p.m.
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, 2:25 p.m.
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, 3:46 p.m.
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, 7:04 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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. 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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 Airlines announced on Thursday that is offering a new daily flight beween Spokane and Sacramento