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New York reopens, other states spike and global cases hit 'grim record'
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Thousands Of Arizonans Evacuated As Wildfires Sweep Across Southwest
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Southwest has enough cash for two years
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Trump Criticizes Warren Buffet's Airline Sales
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Recovery hopes lift Wall Street
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Southwest offers buyouts to 'ensure survival'
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Wall Street drops as investors lose confidence
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Freaked out about full flights during a pandemic? These airlines are still blocking seats – for nowDelta, Southwest, JetBlue and Alaska are among the airlines not filling planes to capacity amid the coronavirus pandemic. But be mindful of dates.
Ready to fly again? Southwest launches annual fall fare sale, with one-way tickets starting at $39The three-day Southwest Airlines sale covers travel between Aug. 11 and Dec. 17, excluding Thanksgiving travel, on flights within the continental U.S.
California, Southwest face new coronavirus woes as U.S. economy reopensCoronavirus cases and hospitalizations are spiking in parts of California and the U.S. Southwest, prompting Arizona to reactivate its emergency plan for medical facilities and California to place..
Have Southwest drink coupons but not flying right now? The airline is extending expiration datesFree drink coupons are currently useless on Southwest because the airline has't resumed alcohol service.
'An absolute gift': Southwest flight attendant, American Airlines CEO have emotional racism talk at 30,000 feetAmerican Airlines CEO Doug Parker and a Southwest Airlines flight attendant bonded over the book "White Fragility'' on a flight to Florida.
Before COVID-19 stopped the world, Southwest was voted best airline in this surveyAre these your favorite airlines? In a new survey Southwest came in first place, followed by JetBlue, in both long- and short-haul flying.
Southwest CEO: Boeing 737 Max could fly again by late 2020Southwest Airlines hopes to get its grounded Boeing 737 Max aircraft back in the air by the end of the year, CEO Gary Kelly said Thursday.
Southwest CEO: TSA should check passenger temperatures amid coronavirus pandemicSouthwest CEO Gary Kelly said temperature checks are a must to help convince travelers it's safe to fly again.
U.S. airlines mandating facial coverings for all passengersThe largest U.S. airlines are moving rapidly to mandate facial coverings for all passengers, with Southwest Airlines Co and Alaska Airlines on Friday joining other major airlines in imposing the..
'This is just so anti-consumer': Southwest early-boarding fee policy reversed after coronavirus backlashSouthwest Airlines wasn't offering refunds or credit for some EarlyBird fees, but the airline announced a temporary change Thursday.
Southwest Airlines shares heartwarming photo of 'selfless' health care workers headed to NYNews about the coronavirus pandemic continues to be grim. Southwest Airlines' latest Instagram post is here to make you smile when you need it most.
U.S. airlines start cutting flights due to UK, Ireland restrictionsUnited Airlines Co said late Saturday it would begin cutting flights to the United Kingdom after Washington expanded travel restrictions to Britain and Ireland, and Southwest Airlines moved toward..
'It has a 9/11-like feel': Southwest CEO says bookings down precipitously from coronavirus concernsSouthwest says its first quarter revenue will be $200-$300 million lower than expected due to a sharp decline in bookings and cancellations.
Inside American and Southwest airlines' operations centers: Keeping flights running smoothlyAmerican and Southwest airlines let us tour the operations centers where everyone from maintenance to scheduling works together to manage your flight.
Southwest loophole: Savvy travelers profited from airline's repeated 737 Max flight changesSouthwest has had a more liberal flight change policy than competitors, enabling savvy travelers to benefit even if they weren't on a Max.
American joins United, Southwest in pushing Boeing 737 Max return until late summerThe airlines, which had the grounded plane scheduled to return in early June, have each pushed back the return to August and September.
FAA agrees it must boost safety oversight for Southwest AirlinesThe U.S. Federal Aviation Administration says it should have done a better job of ensuring Southwest Airlines Co had certified completion of maintenance on 88 used Boeing 737 jets, as noted in a report..
'Diversion, distraction and power': Audit blasts Southwest's safety culture, FAA oversightSouthwest says it "adamantly disagrees'' with the picture the audit paints of the airline's safety culture.
F.A.A. Failed to Assure Southwest Airlines Safety, Report SaysA federal watchdog says the agency allowed 150,000 flights on planes that had not been proved airworthy.
Exclusive: FAA agrees with inspector general recommendations to improve Southwest oversightThe Federal Aviation Administration says it agrees with recommendations made by the U.S. Transportation Department's Inspector General that faulted its oversight of Southwest Airlines Co, according to..
Unbearably cute: A boy lost his teddy bear on a Southwest flight – so the airline sent him a new oneAfter young Grayson lost his favorite teddy bear on a recent Southwest flight, the airline sent him a new one. But that's not all.
Is Delta Air Lines going to shake up those onerous airline change fees?Delta and other major airlines, excluding Southwest, charge $200 per person to change a non-refundable ticket in addition to any fare difference.
FAA proposes $3.9M fine against Southwest for bad weight, balance data on 21,000 flightsSouthwest has 30 days to respond to the FAA about alleged incorrect weight and balance data, which dictates factors like fuel needs and takeoff speed.
'Be confident': Southwest employee Kyran Ashford competes on Discovery's 'Man vs. Bear'You know Southwest Airlines employee Kyran Ashford as the joyful worker who danced on a tarmac. Wednesday, he competes on "Man Vs. Bear."
Southwest can be sued for bumping passenger who spoke Arabic: U.S. judgeA federal judge on Thursday rejected Southwest Airlines Co's bid to dismiss a discrimination lawsuit by an American of Iraqi descent who was removed from a 2016 flight after another passenger heard him..
Southwest Airlines won't fly Max again until after Easter: What does it mean for travelers?Southwest will have to cut 300 daily flights as a result in March and the first half of April. American Airlines made a similar move last week.
Southwest Airlines reaches settlement with Boeing over damages from 737 Max groundingSouthwest Airlines said it will share $125 million of the proceeds from its Max settlement with employees.
Southwest Airlines opens schedule for summer 2020 flights: You can now book into AugustSouthwest doesn't open its schedule nearly a year in advance like most airlines. But on Wednesday, the airline extended bookings through Aug. 10.
Is Southwest Airlines considering a no-frills ticket? (Just don't call it basic economy)Southwest sent a survey to customers about a new fare category. The airline says it regularly surveys travelers and nothing should be read into it.
Cyber Monday airline deals: $33 Allegiant flights, $39 JetBlue flights, $49 Southwest flightsAirlines are trying to cash in on the online shopping bonanza that is Cyber Monday with deals ranging from $29 one-way fares to 99% off.
Paradise Coast Wine & Food Experience rewards Florida crowds with small bites, big flavors1,600 hungry Southwest Floridians wined and dined with small bites by 34 chefs in Naples, Florida, alongside Martha Stewart and the Bella sisters.
Dancing Southwest employee entertains delayed passengers by dancing in craneA Southwest Airlines employee was caught on camera busting a move while he de-iced a plane that was flying out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
NTSB recommends changes following fatal Southwest accident. Boeing says it's working on fixSouthwest Airlines Flight 1380 suffered an engine explosion after a fan blade broke apart. A window was broken and a 43-year-old passenger died.
U.S. safety board wants Boeing to redesign 737 NG part after fatal Southwest accidentThe U.S. National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday called on Boeing Co to redesign the fan cowl structure on all 737 NG planes and retrofit existing planes after an April 2019 incident in which a..
U.S. safety board meeting on Southwest engine failure that caused fatal accidentThe U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is meeting on Tuesday to determine the probable cause of the April 2018 engine failure of Southwest Airlines Co flight 1380 that killed a passenger..
Southwest pilots union: Boeing may be rushing 737 Max returnWith its all-737 fleet, Southwest Airlines is Boeing's top customer -- and both have billions at stake over Max grounding
FAA threatened to ground dozens of Southwest jetsThe FAA is voicing safety concerns about 88 planes bought by Southwest from foreign airlines
Southwest will speed up inspections of 38 used 737 airplanes after FAA concernsSouthwest Airlines Co said Monday it will complete inspections on 38 737 airplanes it acquired from foreign air carriers by Jan. 31 that may not meet all U.S. aviation safety requirements.
Stairs, selfies and a little fresh air: The future of Southwest Airlines boarding?Southwest Airlines allows passengers to board and exit the plane from two doors at three California airports. Will it expand to other airports?
Southwest Airlines flight attendant tells why she sued: 'This was not a joke'Renee Steinaker of Scottsdale, a 21-year veteran flight attendant with Southwest Airlines, speaks out about her lawsuit over a bathroom video.
Herb and his AirlineCan flying be fun? That's the goal of Southwest Airlines CEO Herb Kelleher, who is determined to offer reliable on-time service at an affordable price. Steve Kroft profiles the airline president and..
Southwest Airlines CEO dresses up as Luke Skywalker for HalloweenSouthwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly dressed up as Luke Skywalker for Halloween 2019. See a time-lapse video of Kelly's transformation from Southwest.
Southwest goes all out for Halloween: Free drinks, decorated gates, CEO in 'Star Wars' costumeSouthwest Airlines goes all out for Halloween, with airport employees encouraged to decorate gates and airline executives parading around in costume.
Southwest Airlines pilots union: Airplane bathroom camera video a 'poor attempt at humor'The Southwest Airlines pilots union calls a cockpit video showing the pilot in the airplane bathroom a "poor attempt at humor."
The 60 Minutes interview: Southwest's Herb KelleherIn 1989, Steve Kroft profiled Herb Kelleher, the co-founder of Southwest Airlines, and his innovative no-frills approach to the airline business
Southwest adding more Hawaii flights with $129 introductory one-way faresSouthwest's newest Hawaii flights begin in April. The airline's planned Hawaii growth has been stunted by the Boeing 737 Max grounding.
Pilots Watched Video Feed of Lavatory From Cockpit, Flight Attendant SaysRenee Steinaker and her husband, who is also a flight attendant, filed a lawsuit against Southwest Airlines last year. The airline now says there was never a hidden camera.
Southwest Airlines flight attendant says pilots streamed airplane bathroom video to cockpitA Phoenix-based Southwest Airlines flight attendant says she was retaliated against after reporting two pilots for livestreaming a plane's lavatory.
Southwest Airlines extends Boeing 737 Max cancellations into FebruarySouthwest Airlines is extending its flight schedule revisions involving Boeing 737 Max aircrafts through February 2020.
'It startled me awake': Southwest evacuates flight after tires blow out, reports saySouthwest Airlines evacuated a flight Monday morning at Chicago’s Midway International Airport, blaming a hydraulic issue with the landing gear.