Southwest shares gain after green light on Hawaii flights – CNBC

Scott Olson | Getty Images A Southwest Airlines jet leaves Midway Airport in Chicago, Illinois. Southwest Airlines shares gained close to 4 percent Thursday after the low-cost airline announced it won federal approval to start its long-planned service to Hawaii, where it’s making a big bet on growth this year. Hawaii will make up half…

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Hundreds of Southwest flights delayed – Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Southwest Airlines Co. experienced almost 600 flight delays nationwide Friday, according to tracking service FlightAware, after a computer problem caused the carrier to temporarily park its fleet. Southwest Airlines Co. experienced almost 600 flight delays nationwide Friday, according to tracking service FlightAware, after a computer problem caused the carrier to temporarily park its fleet. The…

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Southwest Links Labor Union Trouble To Unprecedented Number Of Cancelled Flights – NPR

Last week, Southwest took more than 40 of some 750 aircraft out of service at four locations, spurring flight delays and cancellations. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption toggle caption Ted S. Warren/AP Last week, Southwest took more than 40 of some 750 aircraft out of service at four locations, spurring flight delays and cancellations. Ted…

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FAA investigating Southwest over baggage weight data – CNN

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Former Southwest Airlines CEO James Parker dies at 72 – WFAA.com

DALLAS — Southwest Airlines CEO James F. “Jim” Parker died unexpectedly Saturday night, according to a memo current CEO Gary Kelly sent to the Southwest Airlines Board Sunday morning.  A former attorney and assistant Attorney General of Texas, Parker joined the airline in 1986. He served as general counsel and vice president before succeeding the…

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Southwest CEO: We Won’t Introduce Basic Economy – Skift

Southwest Airlines is still a maverick. While the big three U.S. network airlines — Delta, United, and American — have introduced a no-frills Basic Economy product that generally comes with no seat selection or early boarding, and JetBlue plans to do so, Southwest CEO Gary Kelly flatly ruled it out. In talking about two revenue-generating initiatives…

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Southwest passenger claims airline forced her to leave pet fish at airport – Fox News

Lanice Powless, a University of Colorado student, was flying to California from Denver International Airport when she said a Southwest Airlines employee informed her that she would not be allowed to bring her pink beta fish, Cassie, onboard with her. (iStock) A California woman is claiming a Southwest Airlines agent forced her to leave her…

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Cost Creep at Southwest Airlines Will Help Its Rivals in 2019 – The Motley Fool

Back in October, Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) posted solid results for the third quarter of 2018, including a 16% increase in adjusted earnings per share. Nevertheless, the stock plunged after management warned investors that nonfuel unit costs are on track to increase by at least 3% in 2019. CEO Gary Kelly remains cautiously optimistic that Southwest…

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Southwest Airline Apologizes for Employee Who Mocked Name of 5-year-old Girl Called Abcde – Newsweek

Southwest Airlines has apologized after a gate agent at a California airport ridiculed a child’s unusual name. A member of Southwest Airlines staff at John Wayne Airport poked fun at Abcde (pronounced ab-city) Redford, her mother told ABC 7. The incident unfolded as the mother and daughter were flying home to El Paso, Texas. As…

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Southwest Airlines passenger arrested for ‘erratic behavior’

An out-of-control passenger on a Southwest Airlines flight to Newark was arrested Monday evening for displaying “erratic behavior,” the airline said. The unidentified flyer caused a commotion on Flight 864 from Fort Lauderdale — which landed an hour late, at 12:26 a.m. Tuesday. It’s unclear exactly what he did, but some passengers tweeted that a…

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