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Southwest removes Boeing 737 Max from its flight schedule until August

April 12, 2019 |

Southwest Airlines is removing flights with the troubled Boeing 737 Max aircraft from its schedule through Aug. 5, a period that includes the peak of the airline’s busy summer travel season.

The company did not specify how many flights would be canceled because of the new schedule. It removed all…


L.A. Times – Business

Southwest Hawaii air service caused a 17% fare drop from California

April 6, 2019 |

If you are a fan of Hawaii, you may be saying mahalo for the Southwest Effect.

Since Southwest Airlines began flying from California to Hawaii last month, the average airfare among all carriers flying between the two states has dropped 17%, compared with the same time last year, according to a…


L.A. Times – Business

Southwest Airlines is losing millions weekly in labor fight, CEO says

March 6, 2019 |

Southwest Airlines’ chief executive said a surge in planes grounded by mechanics’ concerns is costing the carrier millions of dollars each week by causing more delayed and canceled flights.

Gary Kelly didn’t give a precise figure Tuesday, but said the financial damage prompted the airline’s lawsuit…


L.A. Times – Business

Southwest Airlines Receives Approval to Fly Between West Coast Cities and Hawaii

March 1, 2019 |

Regulatory approval comes several months after the airline first proposed Hawaii service, which it calls its growth opportunity.
WSJ.com: US Business

Southwest gets FAA OK for flights to Hawaii from California

February 28, 2019 |

Southwest Airlines received FAA approval Wednesday to begin flights between California and Hawaii, a move that could lower fares on the routes.

The Dallas-based airline’s chief operating officer, Mike Van de Ven, said it will announce the timing for selling tickets and beginning flights in coming…


L.A. Times – Business

Southwest Air stock drops on $60-million hit from U.S. government shutdown

February 21, 2019 |

Southwest Airlines Co.’s stock price slid after warning that the U.S. government shutdown hit sales harder than previously estimated.

The political stalemate that ended last month will reduce first-quarter revenue by $ 60 million as the aftereffects linger, Southwest said in a regulatory filing…


L.A. Times – Business

FAA Probes Southwest Airlines Over Baggage Weight Discrepancies

February 19, 2019 |

Federal air-safety regulators are investigating Southwest Airlines for widespread failures to accurately track the combined weight of checked bags loaded into each of its jets.
WSJ.com: US Business

Southwest Airlines declares a maintenance ‘emergency’ with more jets grounded

February 16, 2019 |

Southwest Airlines Co. declared an “operational emergency” Friday because of an unusually high number of aircraft taken out of service for maintenance, and the carrier ordered all scheduled mechanics to show up for work or risk being fired.

Workers “alleging illness” will be required to provide…


L.A. Times – Business

No-frills Southwest Airlines may start charging for some frills

February 9, 2019 |

Southwest Airlines Co. Chief Executive Gary Kelly piqued investor curiosity recently when he said new ways to generate revenue are “under construction.”

The discount airline barely has a toe in the big pool of money that rivals collect from “ancillary” fees for, say, food bought on board or preferred…


L.A. Times – Business

Southwest Airlines treated Oakland TSA workers to BBQ lunch

January 24, 2019 |

“It is a difficult time. But I tell you what, it’s times like this that bring people together.”
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