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Southwest Airlines Co. is a major United States airline headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and is the worldโ€™s largest low-cost carrier.

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These are the best and worst airlines in the U.S., according to new ranking

Delta led this year's list, edging out Alaska Airlines, the leader the past two years, and Southwest Airlines, the largest domestic carrier.
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Southwest, mechanics reach tentative deal in bitter labor dispute

Southwest had complained about mechanics flagging minor maintenance issues to force unnecessary flight cancellations.
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The 737 MAX Was Already A Concern For Pilots [Video]The 737 MAX Was Already A Concern For Pilots

The 737 MAX concerned pilots well before the crash in Ethiopia. They told authorities about control issues, and were confused about its systems.

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Stop Paying Stupid Airline Checked Baggage Fees With These Simple Hacks [Video]Stop Paying Stupid Airline Checked Baggage Fees With These Simple Hacks

Checked baggage fees are typically $25 or $30 per checked bag, which could add up to hundreds of dollars for a family on a round-trip flight. But according to Business Insider, there are a few slick..

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Southwest Pilots Union Stands By Boeing 737 MAX Despite Crashes [Video]Southwest Pilots Union Stands By Boeing 737 MAX Despite Crashes

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, the Southwest Airlines pilots union said that it remained confident in Boeing's 737 MAX even after Canada became the latest country to ground the jet..

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Southwest Airlines Is Waiving Fees For Passengers Who Are Avoiding Boeing 737 Max 8s [Video]Southwest Airlines Is Waiving Fees For Passengers Who Are Avoiding Boeing 737 Max 8s

Southwest Airlines is waiving fees for passengers who want to avoid flying on the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft. Southwest said, "We are working with customers who wish to rebook their flight to another..

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EU joins Boeing 737 MAX ban but US keeps flying [Video]EU joins Boeing 737 MAX ban but US keeps flying

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and three U.S. air carriers stood behind the Boeing 737-MAX jet involved in two deadly crashes, even as the rest of the world grounded the plane. Conway G...

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U.S. travelers wary about Max 8 [Video]U.S. travelers wary about Max 8

Some travelers at D.C.'s Reagan National Airport expressed unease on Tuesday about flying aboard the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft operated by American Airlines and Southwest, after Sunday's deadly..

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Lawmakers Call on FAA to Ground US Boeing 737 MAX 8 Planes [Video]Lawmakers Call on FAA to Ground US Boeing 737 MAX 8 Planes

Dianne Feinstein, Elizabeth Warren, Mitt Romney and Richard Blumenthal called on the FAA to cease all all Boeing 737 MAX 8 flights.

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Southwest Expresses Confidence In Boeing's 737 MAX Citing Fleet Data [Video]Southwest Expresses Confidence In Boeing's 737 MAX Citing Fleet Data

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, Southwest Airlines said that it remains confident in the safety and airworthiness of its 34 Boeing MAX 8 aircraft, noting that the aircraft produces..

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US Airlines Will Keep Flying Boeing 737 MAX Planes [Video]US Airlines Will Keep Flying Boeing 737 MAX Planes

After another fatal accident with a Boeing 737 MAX 8, U.S. carriers that fly the planes say they have no immediate plans to ground the aircraft.

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Boeing planes are safe - analyst [Video]Boeing planes are safe - analyst

Boeing planes are safe, says CFRA analyst Jim Corridore, in the aftermath of a second fatal crash of a 737 MAX 8 plane. He's positive on the stock over the longer term.

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Border Patrol: Over 76,000 Unauthorized Border Crossings In February [Video]Border Patrol: Over 76,000 Unauthorized Border Crossings In February

"So far this fiscal year, we've seen a 90% increase over those record levels in fiscal year '18 and fully 60% of inadmissible persons at our Southwest border ports of entry are making claims of fear of..

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Southwest CEO Says Mechanics Seserve New Contract [Video]Southwest CEO Says Mechanics Seserve New Contract

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Southwest Airlines Coโ€™s mechanics, who have been in labor contract talks for more than six years, deserve a new deal that makes them among the best paid in the airline industry,..

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Southwest Cancels Flights Over 'Operational Emergency' [Video]Southwest Cancels Flights Over 'Operational Emergency'

The airline has canceled hundreds of flights over the past several days, citing a widespread operational emergency.

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Government shutdown hurts Southwest Airlines [Video]Government shutdown hurts Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines cut its forecast for a key revenue metric, citing weak passenger demand and a $60 million hit to first quarter sales from the partial government shutdown. Fred Katayama reports.

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Southwest Blames 'Unprecedented' Number Of Canceled Flights On Mechanics Union [Video]Southwest Blames 'Unprecedented' Number Of Canceled Flights On Mechanics Union

It's not been a good week for Southwest Airlines. The carrier on Wednesday blasted a mechanics union for hundreds of cancellations in recent days, a level it's calling unprecedented. Business Insider..

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FAA Investigates Southwest Airlines for Baggage Weight Issue [Video]FAA Investigates Southwest Airlines for Baggage Weight Issue

A new Wall Street Journal report outlines the agency's probe into Southwest's "widespread" miscalculation of checked luggage weight.

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US Airlines To Add More Gender Options In Booking Process [Video]US Airlines To Add More Gender Options In Booking Process

Several major U.S. airlines have confirmed that they'll soon offer more gender options for passengers during the booking process.

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FAA Checks Southwest Airlines For Luggage Loading Practices [Video]FAA Checks Southwest Airlines For Luggage Loading Practices

According to Reuters, the FAA is investigating Southwest Airlines for discrepancies in tracking the combined weight of checked luggage on jets. The year-long probe by the Federal Aviation..

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Southwest Airlines Investigated For Miscalculating Baggage Weight [Video]Southwest Airlines Investigated For Miscalculating Baggage Weight

According to Gizmodo, the FAA conducted a year-long investigation into the luggage-loading practices of Southwest Airlines. The investigation focused on widespread inaccuracies and discrepancies for..

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U.S. FAA Investigates Southwest Over Baggage Weight Discrepancies [Video]U.S. FAA Investigates Southwest Over Baggage Weight Discrepancies

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is investigating Southwest Airlines for widespread failure to accurately track the combined weight of checked bags loaded onto its jets. The FAA year-long civil..

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Southwest Airlines Flight Forced To Land After 'Pressurization Issue' [Video]Southwest Airlines Flight Forced To Land After 'Pressurization Issue'

According to a report by Business Insider, on Friday, a Southwest Airlines flight from Connecticut to Florida was forced to turn around after a 'pressurization issue' injured several passengers, even..

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Polar vortex produces flight cancelations [Video]Polar vortex produces flight cancelations

A blast of bone-chilling Arctic air spreading across the Midwest and Eastern U.S. Wednesday is snarling transportation in the Midwest. Fred Katayama reports.

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Over 1,000 Flights Cancelled As Winter Weather Wreaks Havoc On The Midwest [Video]Over 1,000 Flights Cancelled As Winter Weather Wreaks Havoc On The Midwest

According to a report by Business Insider, on Tuesday morning, over 900 flights have been cancelled, adding to over 1,000 disrupted on Monday, as winter weather wreaks havoc on air travel from Chicago..

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Will The Government Shutdown Lead To Airline Privatization? [Video]Will The Government Shutdown Lead To Airline Privatization?

The 35-day government shutdown ended Friday. Business Insider reports the effects of the longest shutdown in US history rippled across many industries, including airlines. Southwest Airlines said the..

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Nasdaq boosted by chip rally [Video]Nasdaq boosted by chip rally

The S&P 500 edged higher but the Dow closed nominally lower on Thursday as lingering anxieties about slowing global growth and unresolved trade disputes undercut a spate of strong earnings, while..

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Take a ride on Southwest Airline's first flight to Hawaii

Southwest Airlines held a celebration for their inaugural Hawaiian flight from Oakland, California to Honolulu. The airline will add daily flights between Oakland and Maui and will soon begin..
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Southwest Airlines launches Hawaii service from Oakland to Honolulu with new snacks, in-flight hula dancing

Southwest's first Hawaii flight was Flight 6808 from Oakland to Honolulu. The airline initially is offering daily service from Oakland and San Jose, California.
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Southwest Airlines launches Hawaii flights

Southwest Airlines launched service to Hawaii with its inaugural flight from Oakland, California, to Honolulu on March 17.
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Who are the Senate Republicans breaking with Trump on his border wall emergency?

A growing number of Senate Republicans said Thursday they oppose President Donald Trump's decision to declare an emergency on the Southwest border.
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Factbox: U.S. airlines focus on affected customers after 737 MAX jets grounded

U.S. airlines that operate the 737 MAX - Southwest Airlines Co, American Airlines Group Inc and United Airlines - said their focus following the plane's grounding was on finding alternatives for..
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Southwest waives charges on fare differences for customers wanting off 737 MAX

Southwest Airlines Co, the world's largest operator of the Boeing Co 737 MAX 8 with 34 jets, said on Wednesday it is waiving any fare-difference charges for customers who wish to switch to another..
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Southwest pilots stand by 737 MAX despite Canada ban

The Southwest Airlines pilots union said on Wednesday that it remained confident in Boeing Co's 737 MAX even after Canada became the latest country to ground the jet.
Reuters - Published

Which airlines are still flying the Boeing 737 MAX 8 (and which aren't)?

American and Southwest airlines are now the only carriers that have not grounded the Boeing 737 MAX 8. United also continues to fly the large MAX 9.
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U.S. senator asks American, Southwest, United to ground Boeing MAX jets

Democratic U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal on Tuesday asked American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines to voluntarily ground all Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 planes after two deadly..
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U.S. airlines stand by Boeing's 737 MAX, saying data shows it is safe

Large U.S. airlines stood by Boeing Co's 737 MAX on Tuesday, even as an increasing number of nations decided to ban it, with Southwest Airlines Co and American Airlines Group Inc saying their fleet..
Reuters - Published

Southwest says fleet data gives it confidence in 737 MAX

Southwest Airlines said on Tuesday that it remains confident in the safety and airworthiness of its 34 Boeing MAX 8 aircraft, noting that the aircraft produces thousands of data points during each..
Reuters - Published

U.S. not grounding Boeing 737 Max 8 planes after 2 deadly crashes

Airlines in at least 15 countries and territories have grounded Boeing 737 Max 8 planes after Sunday's deadly crash in Ethiopia, the second accident involving a Max 8 in less than five months. But U.S...
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Southwest customers raise queries on Boeing's 737 MAX 8 planes

Southwest Airlines Co said on Monday several customers sought to know if they would be flying in Boeing Co's 737 MAX 8 aircraft, in the wake of the second deadly crash involving the jet in less than..
Reuters - Published

'I don't want to be on a Boeing Max 8': Travelers worry as U.S. airlines stand by Boeing plane

Southwest and American, the biggest U.S. operators of the Boeing 737 Max 8, say they stand by the new plane despite the Ethiopian Airlines crash.
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Are There Problems With the Boeing 737 Max? A Second Deadly Crash Raises New Questions

The plane is the latest generation of the Boeing 737. American Airlines and Southwest Airlines are among the major U.S. carriers that use it.
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