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Southwest Airlines founder Herb Kelleher dead at 87

January 4, 2019 |

Today, Southwest carries more passengers within the United States than any other airline.
FOX News

Herb Kelleher, co-founder of Southwest Airlines, dies at 87

January 4, 2019 |

Herb Kelleher, the lawyer with a Texas swagger who built Southwest Airlines Co. into the biggest discount carrier and set the standard for budget air travel for more than three decades, died Thursday. He was 87.

Kelleher’s persona as a chain-smoking sipper of Wild Turkey whiskey fit Southwest’s…


L.A. Times – Business

Southwest Airlines Co-Founder Dies at 87

January 4, 2019 |

Not many CEOs dress up as Elvis Presley, settle a business dispute with an arm-wrestling contest, or go on TV wearing a paper bag over their head. Herb Kelleher did all those things. Along the way, the co-founder and longtime leader of Southwest Airlines also revolutionized air travel. Kelleher died…
Newser

Southwest passenger claims airline forced her to leave pet fish at airport

December 16, 2018 |

TSA allows passengers to travel with fish in clear, transparent carriers.
FOX News

Southwest border crossing apprehensions spiked in November, DHS reveals

December 7, 2018 |

The number of immigrants who were apprehended while attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally or who were deemed inadmissible at a port of entry last month increased by 60 percent from the same period in 2017, according to numbers released Thursday by the Department of Homeland Security.
FOX News

Southwest Sorry After Girl’s Unusual Name Causes a Fuss

November 29, 2018 |

Southwest Airlines was forced to apologize this week after a mom accused one of its employees of mocking her 5-year-old daughter’s name a few weeks ago. Traci Redford was traveling home to El Paso, Texas, with daughter Abcde (pronounced Ab-city) when she heard the gate agent at John Wayne Airport…
Newser

Southwest Air Replaced Flight-Control Sensors of the Kind Implicated in Lion Air Crash

November 16, 2018 |

During the three weeks before Lion Air Flight 610 plunged into waters off Indonesia, Southwest Airlines replaced two malfunctioning flight-control sensors of the same type that has been publicly implicated in the crash, according to a summary of Southwest maintenance records reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.
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Chilling Details of Fatal Southwest Flight Revealed

November 14, 2018 |

There was a loud bang, and suddenly the Southwest Airlines jet rolled 41 degrees to the left. Smoke began to fill the cabin, and flight attendants rushed row by row to make sure all passengers could get oxygen from their masks. When flight attendant Rachel Fernheimer got to row 14,…
Newser

Southwest Airlines joins its rivals in offering free onboard movies. What’s the catch?

November 1, 2018 |

Southwest Airlines, the nation’s most popular domestic carrier, is providing its passengers with free movies to match the onboard entertainment already offered by most of the carrier’s biggest rivals.

The Dallas-based carrier has already begun rolling out the free movies on some planes, with plans…


L.A. Times – Business

What is keeping Southwest Airlines from flying to Hawaii?

October 27, 2018 |

Southwest Airlines, the nation’s most popular domestic carrier, plans to begin selling tickets to Hawaii as soon as the end of this year, with flights taking off next year.

That was one of the takeaways from a conference call between executives of the Dallas-based airline and analysts during a…


L.A. Times – Business