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Southwest Airlines to raise EarlyBird boarding fee on some flights

August 24, 2018 |

On Southwest Airlines, the early bird gets a price increase.

The Dallas-based low-cost carrier is raising the fee to board early from a flat rate of $ 15 per flight to $ 20-$ 25, depending on the length and popularity of the flight. On other flights the fee will remain $ 15. The change takes effect…

L.A. Times – Business

New Southwest Airlines emotional support animal policy allows only dogs and cats on leashes or in carriers

August 14, 2018 |

Joining several other carriers that have adopted tough new rules on pets, Southwest Airlines is adopting a new policy for emotional support animals in the cabin, allowing only dogs and cats that are restrained by a leash or kept in a carrier.

The new policy, announced Tuesday by the Dallas-based…

L.A. Times – Business

Southwest Airlines lost $100 million in revenue due to April accident, but still reported solid earnings

July 28, 2018 |

The first onboard passenger fatality in Southwest Airlines’ history cost the Dallas-based airline about $ 100 million in revenue, but did not prevent the carrier from reporting strong earnings for the April-through-June quarter.

Executives of the low-cost carrier reported that the April 17 accident…

L.A. Times – Business

Peanut allergies spur Southwest to switch its free onboard snacks

July 11, 2018 |

Southwest Airlines, the carrier that has for years used its free peanut snacks as a marketing gimmick, will stop serving nuts on flights starting Aug. 1.

The Dallas-based low-cost carrier cited concerns over passengers with peanut allergies as a key reason why its flight attendants will switch…

L.A. Times – Business

Southwest Diverts From Policy That’s Part of Its ‘DNA’

July 10, 2018 |

Get your free peanuts while you can. Beginning Aug. 1, Southwest Airlines will stop serving the complimentary snack offered on flights since the airline’s founding in the 1960s, according to a rather wistful Monday statement. “Peanuts forever will be part of Southwest’s history and DNA,” the airline says, per the…

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…

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….

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