Southwest Airlines

  • Southwest Airlines removes Boeing 737 Max planes from fleet till August

    Published on : Saturday, April 13, 2019

    Southwest Airlines, which has faced widespread customer displeasure for its mishandling of flight cancellations since the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max last month, announced late Thursday that it was removing Max 8 flights from its schedule into early August. …

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  • Southwest fliers misinformed about companion pass

    Published on : Friday, April 5, 2019

    A group of Southwest Airlines passengers received a great news on Friday: They were informed that they’d earned the airline’s coveted companion pass.   The pass is Southwest’s biggest frequent flier perk, allowing free flights for a year for a …

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  • Tentative Agreement Reached For Southwest Airlines’ Mechanics And Related Employees

    Published on : Friday, April 5, 2019

    The Mechanics and Related Employees at Southwest Airlines Co. will soon have the opportunity to vote on a new contract, as a Tentative Agreement has been reached with the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA).     “Both parties worked hard …

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  • Southwest Cargo Debuts Refreshed Product Menu

    Published on : Thursday, April 4, 2019

    Southwest Airlines Cargo Team today revealed a refreshed product menu built to meet the ever-changing needs of air cargo Customers. The revamped menu provides Customers with new options including a brand new product for your perishable shipping needs known as …

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  • Southwest Airlines’ Material Specialists Approve New Agreement

    Published on : Thursday, March 28, 2019

    Southwest Airlines Co. today announced the Company’s Material Specialists, represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), have voted in favor of a new, five-year contract.   “With this new agreement, our Material Specialists will be rewarded with pay increases …

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  • Southwest Airlines service launch brings delight for many travelers

    Published on : Thursday, March 28, 2019

    The launch of Southwest Airlines service to Hawaii has brought delight for many travelers who want a good bargain, but it’s also giving rise to questions about the long-term impact on a destination where hotel occupancies and room rates are …

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  • Southwest Airlines’ Boeing 737 MAX makes emergency landing during US transfer

    Published on : Wednesday, March 27, 2019

    The US Federal Aviation Agency said that a Boeing 737 MAX aircraft operated by Southwest Airlines made an emergency landing after experiencing an engine problem as it was being ferried from Florida to California.     The FAA said in …

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  • Southwest Airlines Adds New Nonstop Flights To Route Map

    Published on : Saturday, March 16, 2019

    Southwest Airlines Co.today announced several new nonstop flights linking cities across the United States as it extends its bookable flight schedule through Nov. 2, 2019.     New Daily Nonstop Routes Take Off Effective Aug. 10, 2019, Southwest will add …

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  • MAX 8 Update from Southwest Airlines

    Published on : Thursday, March 14, 2019

    Southwest is accommodating previous MAX 8 flights and Customers on our fleet of 737-700s and 737-800s. Southwest only operated 34 MAX 8 aircraft within our fleet of more than 750 Boeing 737s. As a result, over 95% of our total …

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  • Statement Regarding the Boeing 737 MAX 8

    Published on : Thursday, March 14, 2019

    Southwest Airlines is immediately complying with today’s FAA requirement for all U.S. airlines to ground the Boeing 737 MAX 8. As a result, we have removed our 34 MAX 8 aircraft from scheduled service. Southwest operates a fleet of more than 750 …

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  • Southwest Airlines Employees Earn $544 Million In 2018 ProfitSharing

    Published on : Friday, February 15, 2019

    Southwest Airlines announced this week that it will share $544 million with its Employees through the Company’s ProfitSharing Plan. This reward equals approximately 10.8 percent of each eligible Employee’s eligible compensation.   This is Southwest’s 45th consecutive ProfitSharing award, starting …

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  • Southwest Airlines Is In Search Of Great Storytellers And Influencers

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2019

    Have you been to the mountains in Colorado, stepped in the sand of the San Diego beaches, danced to the music in Nashville, or heard the bustling streets in New York City? Now you can cross these trips and more off your travel bucket list …

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  • Playoff-Bound College Football Fans Get An Extra Lift To The Games

    Published on : Thursday, February 7, 2019

    Southwest Airlines Co.  this week announced extra flights for college football fans traveling to see their favorite teams compete for the top spot.     Based on the demand from fans in Oklahoma, South Carolina, Indiana, and Alabama, the carrier …

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  • Southwest Airlines to drop Mexico City flights

    Published on : Wednesday, January 30, 2019

    Southwest Airlines is dropping its service to Mexico from its hub at Houston Hobby Airport, a spokesperson for the airline has confirmed.     Houston is the only city currently offering nonstop service to Mexico City in Southwest’s Latin America …

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  • Southwest Airlines founder Kelleher passes away

    Published on : Saturday, January 5, 2019

    Southwest Airlines announced the death of Herb Kelleher, co –founder of the airlines who died aged 87.  Kelleher is survived by his wife Joan and three of their four children.     The airline reshaped the global aviation after its …

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  • Human heart left onboard forces Southwest flight to change course

    Published on : Friday, December 14, 2018

     A Seattle to Dallas South Airlines flight has to turn around after a human heart was found onboard.       The heart was put on the aircraft in Sacramento before starting off to Seattle where it was supposed to …

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  • Southwest Airlines Reports November Traffic

    Published on : Friday, December 7, 2018

    Southwest Airlines Co. (the “Company”) today reported its November and year-to-date 2018 preliminary traffic statistics.   The Company flew 11.3 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in November 2018, an increase of 4.9 percent from the 10.8 billion RPMs flown in …

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  • Southwest Airlines plane lands safely with cracked windshield

    Published on : Thursday, November 29, 2018

    According to some media reports, a Southwest Airlines jet landed with a cracked cockpit windshield in Kansas City on Wednesday evening.   The outer pane of Southwest Flight 718’s left side cockpit cracked upon descent into Kansas City International Airport, …

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  • Lightning strike prompts emergency landing of Southwest flight

    Published on : Thursday, October 25, 2018

    A Southwest Airlines aircraft made an emergency landing Tuesday evening at Bradley International Airport after experiencing a lightning strike, officials said today. The plane landed safely, no one was injured, and there was no impact to airport operations, officials said. …

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  • Hurricane Michael Operational Update (Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, 5:30 PM CDT)

    Published on : Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    In Southwest’s Network Operations Control Center in Dallas (b-roll), Operational Planners are coordinating with our Meteorologists to track the progress and projected path of Hurricane Michael. As of Tuesday evening, we have the following information to share.     Airport …

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