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Southwest Airlines Co. is a major American airline headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and is the world's largest low-cost carrier.


Is Delta Air Lines going to shake up those onerous airline change fees?

Delta and other major airlines, excluding Southwest, charge $200 per person to change a non-refundable ticket in addition to any fare difference. - Published

FAA proposes $3.9M fine against Southwest for bad weight, balance data on 21,000 flights

Southwest has 30 days to respond to the FAA about alleged incorrect weight and balance data, which dictates factors like fuel needs and takeoff speed. - Published

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Week ahead on Wall Street: Davos, earnings [Video]Week ahead on Wall Street: Davos, earnings

Investors next week will get their cues from headlines from the Davos economic summit and earnings from the likes of Netflix and Comcast. Fred Katayama reports.

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'Be confident': Southwest employee Kyran Ashford competes on Discovery's 'Man vs. Bear'

You know Southwest Airlines employee Kyran Ashford as the joyful worker who danced on a tarmac. Wednesday, he competes on "Man Vs. Bear." - Published

Southwest can be sued for bumping passenger who spoke Arabic: U.S. judge

A federal judge on Thursday rejected Southwest Airlines Co's bid to dismiss a discrimination lawsuit by an American of Iraqi descent who was removed from a 2016 flight after another passenger heard him..
Reuters - Published

Southwest Airlines won't fly Max again until after Easter: What does it mean for travelers?

Southwest will have to cut 300 daily flights as a result in March and the first half of April. American Airlines made a similar move last week. - Published

Southwest reaches partial settlement with Boeing over projected 737 MAX damages

Southwest Airlines Co said on Thursday it had reached a confidential compensation agreement with Boeing Co for a portion of a projected $830 million hit to operating income in 2019 arising from the..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •

Southwest Airlines opens schedule for summer 2020 flights: You can now book into August

Southwest doesn't open its schedule nearly a year in advance like most airlines. But on Wednesday, the airline extended bookings through Aug. 10. - Published

Is Southwest Airlines considering a no-frills ticket? (Just don't call it basic economy)

Southwest sent a survey to customers about a new fare category. The airline says it regularly surveys travelers and nothing should be read into it. - Published

Cyber Monday airline deals: $33 Allegiant flights, $39 JetBlue flights, $49 Southwest flights

Airlines are trying to cash in on the online shopping bonanza that is Cyber Monday with deals ranging from $29 one-way fares to 99% off. - Published

Paradise Coast Wine & Food Experience rewards Florida crowds with small bites, big flavors

1,600 hungry Southwest Floridians wined and dined with small bites by 34 chefs in Naples, Florida, alongside Martha Stewart and the Bella sisters. - Published

Dancing Southwest employee entertains delayed passengers by dancing in crane

A Southwest Airlines employee was caught on camera busting a move while he de-iced a plane that was flying out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. - Published

NTSB recommends changes following fatal Southwest accident. Boeing says it's working on fix

Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 suffered an engine explosion after a fan blade broke apart. A window was broken and a 43-year-old passenger died. - Published

U.S. safety board wants Boeing to redesign 737 NG part after fatal Southwest accident

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday called on Boeing Co to redesign the fan cowl structure on all 737 NG planes and retrofit existing planes after an April 2019 incident in which a..
Reuters - Published

U.S. safety board meeting on Southwest engine failure that caused fatal accident

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is meeting on Tuesday to determine the probable cause of the April 2018 engine failure of Southwest Airlines Co flight 1380 that killed a passenger..
Reuters - Published

Southwest pilots union: Boeing may be rushing 737 Max return

With its all-737 fleet, Southwest Airlines is Boeing's top customer -- and both have billions at stake over Max grounding
CBS News - Published Also reported by •Reuters

FAA threatened to ground dozens of Southwest jets

The FAA is voicing safety concerns about 88 planes bought by Southwest from foreign airlines
CBS News - Published

Southwest will speed up inspections of 38 used 737 airplanes after FAA concerns

Southwest Airlines Co said Monday it will complete inspections on 38 737 airplanes it acquired from foreign air carriers by Jan. 31 that may not meet all U.S. aviation safety requirements.
Reuters - Published

Southwest and American pull 737 MAX until early March, nearly a year after grounding

Southwest Airlines and American Airlines Group Inc said on Friday they are extending Boeing 737 MAX cancellations until early March, just shy of the one-year anniversary of an Ethiopian Airlines crash..
Reuters - Published

American Airlines follows Southwest in pulling 737 MAX until early March

American Airlines Group Inc said on Friday it is extending cancellations of Boeing Co 737 MAX flights through March 4, 2020, mirroring an earlier announcement by Southwest Airlines .
Reuters - Published

Southwest pulls Boeing Max jets until March, in longest U.S. delay yet

Southwest Airlines said on Friday it is extending the cancellation of flights using 737 MAX jets from its schedule by another month as Boeing Co faces increasing hurdles in winning approval to return..
Reuters - Published

Stairs, selfies and a little fresh air: The future of Southwest Airlines boarding?

Southwest Airlines allows passengers to board and exit the plane from two doors at three California airports. Will it expand to other airports? - Published

Southwest Airlines flight attendant tells why she sued: 'This was not a joke'

Renee Steinaker of Scottsdale, a 21-year veteran flight attendant with Southwest Airlines, speaks out about her lawsuit over a bathroom video. - Published

Herb and his Airline

Can flying be fun? That's the goal of Southwest Airlines CEO Herb Kelleher, who is determined to offer reliable on-time service at an affordable price. Steve Kroft profiles the airline president and..
CBS News - Published

Southwest Airlines CEO dresses up as Luke Skywalker for Halloween

Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly dressed up as Luke Skywalker for Halloween 2019. See a time-lapse video of Kelly's transformation from Southwest. - Published

Southwest goes all out for Halloween: Free drinks, decorated gates, CEO in 'Star Wars' costume

Southwest Airlines goes all out for Halloween, with airport employees encouraged to decorate gates and airline executives parading around in costume. - Published

Southwest Airlines pilots union: Airplane bathroom camera video a 'poor attempt at humor'

The Southwest Airlines pilots union calls a cockpit video showing the pilot in the airplane bathroom a "poor attempt at humor." - Published

Qantas, Southwest step up checks of Boeing 737 NGs after more cracks found

Qantas Airways Ltd and Southwest Airlines Co are stepping up checks for structural cracks on Boeing Co 737 NGs after discovering problems with planes that did not require urgent inspections, airline..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •SBS

The 60 Minutes interview: Southwest's Herb Kelleher

In 1989, Steve Kroft profiled Herb Kelleher, the co-founder of Southwest Airlines, and his innovative no-frills approach to the airline business
CBS News - Published

U.S. lawmakers question Boeing's $1 mln rebate clause for Southwest 737 MAX orders

To convince Southwest Airlines Co to buy the Boeing 737 MAX, the plane maker reassured the airline that pilots would not need expensive simulator training and backed up the promise with a $1 million..
Reuters - Published

Southwest had $1 million per 737 MAX rebate clause on training

Boeing Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg said on Wednesday Southwest Airlines Inc had a $1 million per plane rebate clause in a contact with Boeing Co if its 737 MAX planes required new simulator..
Reuters - Published

Southwest adding more Hawaii flights with $129 introductory one-way fares

Southwest's newest Hawaii flights begin in April. The airline's planned Hawaii growth has been stunted by the Boeing 737 Max grounding. - Published

Qantas, Southwest stepping up checks for cracks in 737 NG aircraft after issues found

Qantas Airways Ltd and Southwest Airlines Co are stepping up checks for structural cracks on Boeing Co 737 NGs after discovering problems with planes that did not require urgent inspections, airline..
Reuters - Published

US airline pilots streamed video from lavatory cam, alleges lawsuit

us airline pilots streamed video from lavatory cam, alleges lawsuit
A lawsuit filed against Southwest Airlines by a flight attendant alleges pilots on a 2017 flight had an iPad streaming video from a hidden camera in a bathroom in one of the airline's jets. Southwest..
WorldNews - Published

Southwest Airlines pilots ‘livestreamed plane toilet on hidden camera’

The US airline denies the allegations, saying the incident was "an inappropriate attempt at humour".
BBC News - Published

Pilots Watched Video Feed of Lavatory From Cockpit, Flight Attendant Says

Renee Steinaker and her husband, who is also a flight attendant, filed a lawsuit against Southwest Airlines last year. The airline now says there was never a hidden camera. - Published

Lawsuit: Flight attendant caught pilots livestreaming bathroom in cockpit during flight from Pittsburgh

lawsuit: flight attendant caught pilots livestreaming bathroom in cockpit during flight from pittsburgh
A Southwest Airlines flight attendant said she witnessed two pilots streaming live voyeur-camera footage from the airplane’s bathroom into the cockpit, according to a lawsuit filed Friday. The..
WorldNews - Published

Southwest Airlines flight attendant says pilots streamed airplane bathroom video to cockpit

A Phoenix-based Southwest Airlines flight attendant says she was retaliated against after reporting two pilots for livestreaming a plane's lavatory. - Published

Southwest delays return of its Boeing 737 MAX jets to February

Southwest Airlines Co said on Thursday it was postponing the return of Boeing Co's 737 MAX jets to its flight schedule until Feb. 8, the latest delay for the plane involved in two fatal crashes with..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •

Ethiopian Airlines crash: families to subpoena US operators of 737 Max

ethiopian airlines crash: families to subpoena us operators of 737 max
Lawyers representing families of passengers killed in a Boeing 737 Max crash in Ethiopia in March are set to issue subpoenas to Southwest Airlines and American Airlines, the two biggest US operators of..
WorldNews - Published

'It startled me awake': Southwest evacuates flight after tires blow out, reports say

Southwest Airlines evacuated a flight Monday morning at Chicago’s Midway International Airport, blaming a hydraulic issue with the landing gear. - Published

These are the best airlines for families, according to The Points Guy

Looking to travel by air with your family? The Points Guy released a study ranking U.S. airlines and JetBlue and Southwest ranked at the top. - Published

Southwest pilots say 737 MAX return may be delayed beyond Boeing's fourth quarter goal

Southwest Airlines pilots predicted on Monday that the grounded Boeing 737 MAX airplane will return to the skies around February, weeks later than Boeing and airlines have projected.
Reuters - Published

Attention travelers 65 and older: Southwest Airlines getting rid of its senior discount fares

Sorry, seniors: Southwest is doing away with its senior fare options. - Published

Southwest Airlines flight diverted after intoxicated passenger assaults other travelers, police say

The Southwest Airlines flight from Dallas was headed to Los Angeles International Airport when it had to make an unplanned stop in Tucson, Arizona. - Published

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