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Southwest Airlines conducts first test flight to Honolulu

The first Southwest Airlines plane to land in Hawaii touched down at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport Tuesday afternoon. The Oakland-to-Honolulu flight marked the first of a series of validation flights that Southwest will conduct as part o.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 6th, 2019

Southwest Airlines: First Hawaii test flight is today

Southwest Airlines appears to be inching ever-closer to launching its long-anticipated service to Hawaii with its first overwater valida.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayFeb 5th, 2019

Southwest Airlines set for first test flight to Hawaii

Southwest Airlines on Tuesday will launch its first test flights with federal regulators to Hawaii, a key step in getting approvals to begin service to the islands.....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralFeb 5th, 2019

The Wall Street Journal: Southwest expects flight disruptions this week due to engine inspections

Southwest Airlines Co. said it expected a small number of delays or cancellations each day this week as it conducts engine checks in the wake of an accident that killed a passenger, while other airlines also have stepped up their inspections......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 23rd, 2018

Southwest's Hawaii flight tests continue with Honolulu-Dallas

Southwest Flight 8725 marks the return of the aircraft the carrier flew from California to Honolulu a day earlier, part of an 'ETOPS' certification effort. .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayFeb 7th, 2019

Southwest Airlines flight attendants sound alarm about safety culture

Southwest Airline CEO Gary Kelly is in receipt of an urgent letter from the executive board of Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 556, which represents more than 16,000 frontline Southwest flight attendants. The letter was fired off late Monday .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 7th, 2019

Southwest's Hawaii flight tests continue: Honolulu-Dallas is today

Southwest Flight 8725 marks the return of the aircraft the carrier flew from California to Honolulu a day earlier, part of an 'ETOPS' certification effort. .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayFeb 6th, 2019

Southwest set to make history tomorrow with flight to Hawaii from Bay Area

Southwest Airlines could make history this week as the carrier's timeline for the launch of its first-ever scheduled service from the mainland United States to Hawaii continues to rapidly evolve. In a memo Monday morning to tens of thousands of South.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 4th, 2019

Southwest Airlines: First Hawaii 'validation flight' will be Tuesday

Southwest Airlines appears to be inching ever-closer to launching its long-anticipated service to Hawaii with its first overwater valida.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayFeb 4th, 2019

Key Words: Southwest CEO Gary Kelly says the government shutdown is ‘maddening’

In a post-earnings conference call with analysts, Southwest Airlines Chief Executive Gary Kelly said the government shutdown is “maddening,” as it has an effect on every single customer and every single flight......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 24th, 2019

Flight or fright? Where American, Southwest rank among airlines for passenger complaints

U.S. airlines took a beating in early 2018 amid several high-profile clashes with disgruntled passengers, and they appear to have responded accordingly. Complaints lodged against major U.S. air carriers hit a five-month low of 635 incidents in Octo.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 20th, 2019

Southwest Plane Bellies to a Stop After Skidding Off Rainy Runway

Southwest Flight 278 skidded to a stop on a crushable concrete surface designed to hinder out-of-control aircraft. A Southwest Airlines Co. jet rolled off the end of a Calif.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneDec 6th, 2018

Hawaiian Airlines and JetBlue expand codeshare agreement through new Boston service

Hawaiian Airlines and JetBlue are expanding their codeshare agreement through Hawaiian’s new nonstop flight between Boston and Honolulu. Boston-area JetBlue customers can purchase tickets on Hawaiian’s flight from Boston’s Logan Internation.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 27th, 2018

NTSB to probe fatal engine failure on Southwest flight

Federal safety officials plan to question representatives from engine maker CFM International and Boeing about the fatal accident on a Southwest Airlines jet this year......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsNov 14th, 2018

Southwest Airlines to offer free in-flight movies

Southwest Airlines Co. is making its in-flight movies free for flyers. The Dallas-based airline will join other carriers such as Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) and American Airlines Group Inc. (Nasdaq: AAL) in offering more free entertainment. Up unti.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 5th, 2018

Southwest Airlines changes policy on in-flight movies

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV), the second-largest carrier at Memphis' airport, is making its in-flight movies free for flyers. The Dallas-based airline will join other carriers, such as Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) and American Airlines Gr.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 2nd, 2018

JAL pilot admits being almost 10 times over alcohol limit

A Japan Airlines co-pilot arrested after failing a breath test shortly before a London to Tokyo flight pleaded guilty Thursday to being almost 10 times over the legal limit for alcohol......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsNov 1st, 2018

Southwest Airlines brand image repaired (for now) in wake of fatal flight

Good news — at least for the moment — for Southwest Airlines. According to new data from London, England-based market research firm YouGov, the low-fare behemoth has weathered the brand image hit it took in the immediate wake of an in-flight a.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 1st, 2018

Southwest Airlines brand image repaired (for now) in wake of fatal flight

Good news — at least for the moment — for Southwest Airlines. According to new data from London, England-based market research firm YouGov, the low-fare behemoth has weathered the brand image hit it took in the immediate wake of an in-flight a.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 1st, 2018

Southwest Airlines to offer free in-flight movies

Southwest previously charged $5 for movies. Other big airlines, including American and Delta, have o.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayNov 1st, 2018

Key Words: Southwest Airlines groper invokes the Trump defense after his arrest

Southwest Airlines passenger Bruce Alexander was arrested for allegedly touching a woman’s breast during a flight from Houston to Albuquerque, according to court documents. He said the president would approve......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 23rd, 2018