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Southwest Airlines Facing an Operational Emergency & # 39;

Presidents week has been tough for Southwest Airlines. Since Friday, the carrier has experienced more cancellations and delays than any other US airline. About 100 flights were canceled for maintenance reasons, as the airline struggled to cope with the unusually… Continue Reading →

Southwest puts 22 aircraft out of service on O-ring problem

NBC News learned Friday that nearly two dozen 737 Southwest Airlines put out for maintenance reasons were back in service. NBC News confirmed by government sources that the Dallas-based airline had shut down 22 of its Boeing 737s, convinced that… Continue Reading →

Southwest is planning to prove Hawaii as a flight

Southwest Airlines will perform a validation flight to Hawaii this week, as it continues to work on certification to start passenger services to the islands. The Dallas-based airline plans to conduct a "long-distance navigation and communication validation flight" between Oakland… Continue Reading →

Southwest Airlines: Government Closure Had $ 15 Million Negative Impact on January Bookings

Lennie Omalza Special mail journal Posted at 4:32 pm EST January 22, 2019 When do you hear the word "house", what do you think? Maybe a ranch or a shotgun house. Maybe a Victorian condo or mansion. Or, the word… Continue Reading →

Southwest is waiting for & maddening & # 39; govt shutdown for the launch in Hawaii

Southwest Airlines says the long-awaited Hawaii service could slip into the second quarter unless the US government re-opens within a week, which would allow for a first quarter of auctions. The Dallas-based airline waits for the employees of the US… Continue Reading →

Southwest Airlines co-founder buried in San Antonio

By Fares Sabawi, mySanAntonio.com Update 2:34 pm EST, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Herb Kelleher, Southwest Airlines Herb Kelleher, Southwest Airlines Photo: Archives Express-News Photo: Archives Express-News Herb Kelleher, Southwest Airlines Herb Kelleher, Southwest Airlines Photo: Archives Express-News Southwest Airlines co-founder… Continue Reading →

The founder of Southwest Airlines leaves a colorful legacy

Dawn Gilbertson UNITED STATES TODAY & # 39; HUI Posted at 12:25 am EST January 4, 2019 They call them the stories of Herb, zany meetings with the wacky Herb Kelleher, the co-founder of Southwest Airlines, who died Thursday at… Continue Reading →

Southwest Herb Kelleher: Five Innovations That Shaped American Aviation

David Oliver UNITED STATES TODAY & # 39; HUI Posted at 2:00 pm EST January 4, 2019 The safest airline in the world is Qantas, according to a new list posted on the AirlineRatings.com product ranking website. The following airlines… Continue Reading →

Five Southwest innovations that shaped American aviation

Ben Mutzabaugh UNITED STATES TODAY & # 39; HUI Posted at 10:22 pm EST on January 4, 2019 The airline industry mourns the death of Herb Kelleher, co-founder of Southwest Airlines, who passed away on Thursday, January 3rd. Kelleher, larger… Continue Reading →

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