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Southwest pushes Cal coach traveling with biracial son for ‘proof’ she was his mother

May 30, 2018 |

It was something perfectly ordinary: Lindsay Gottlieb, who coaches the California women’s basketball team, was about to fly with her 1-year-old son.

But her family then had what Gottlieb called an “uncomfortable and hurtful” interaction with a Southwest Airlines employee at a Denver International…


L.A. Times – Business

Captain Replaced Hubby on Deadly Southwest Flight

May 11, 2018 |

Tammie Jo Shults, the heroic ex-Navy pilot who successfully landed a Southwest plane with a shattered engine, wasn’t supposed to be on the flight. Shults’ husband, also a pilot, had been scheduled to captain Flight 1380 on April 17 but offered to switch with Shults so she could attend their…
Newser

Southwest Plane Hit by Truck on Runway

May 7, 2018 |

Passengers on board a Southwest Airlines flight from Florida say a pickup truck hit their plane on the runway at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. WJLA reports that the airline hasn’t released any comment on the early Monday morning crash, aside from responding to a tweet from passenger Michael Simon….
Newser

Aloha! Southwest Airlines to fly to Hawaii, but no flights from LAX — yet

May 5, 2018 |

The nation’s most popular domestic carrier has announced plans to fly to Hawaii from four California airports — but those initial routes do not include flights from the country’s second busiest airport, Los Angeles International Airport.

At least, not yet.

Southwest Airlines said it plans to fly…


L.A. Times – Business

Southwest plane with cracked window diverted to Cleveland; no reports of injuries or engine problems

May 3, 2018 |

A Southwest Airlines jetliner flying from Chicago to New Jersey made an emergency landing Wednesday after one of its windows cracked, but the carrier said there were no signs of engine problems on the aircraft

No passengers were injured in the incident on Flight 957, which was diverted to Cleveland’s…


L.A. Times – Business

Southwest Has Another Issue With Its Windows

May 2, 2018 |

A Southwest Airlines plane flying from Chicago to New Jersey was forced to land in Cleveland on Wednesday after one of its windows cracked. There were no reports of injuries after Flight 957 landed safely at Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport. Dallas-based Southwest said that the plane diverted to Cleveland for…
Newser

Southwest Airlines forecasts drop in revenue as bookings decline after first fatal accident

April 27, 2018 |

The first fatal accident in the history of Southwest Airlines has pushed bookings down as the nation’s most popular domestic carrier tries to repair damage to its reputation and expedite inspections of virtually its entire fleet of planes.

While reporting earnings Thursday, the Dallas-based airline…


L.A. Times – Business

At Southwest Airlines, the Minutes After Disaster Struck

April 25, 2018 |

How top management, using updates from the cockpit and passengers’ phones, put the emergency-response plan into action in Philadelphia and Dallas.
WSJ.com: US Business

Southwest Airlines is inspecting virtually its entire fleet of planes after fatal accident

April 24, 2018 |

In the wake of an in-flight engine failure that killed a Southwest Airlines passenger, the carrier has started ultrasonic inspections covering virtually its entire fleet of more than 700 planes.

The Dallas-based carrier canceled 40 flights over the weekend and an additional 129 flights Monday as…


L.A. Times – Business

Southwest Airlines is giving $5,000 to every passenger on plane that had an engine explode

April 22, 2018 |

Southwest Airlines Co. is providing $ 5,000 checks and $ 1,000 travel vouchers to passengers who were on a flight this week when an engine broke apart, killing a woman on board.

“We value you as our customer and hope you will allow us another opportunity to restore your confidence in Southwest,”…


L.A. Times – Business