Posts Tagged ‘Southwest Airlines’

Boeing’s New 737 MAX Is About to Make Flying a Little Less Horrible

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Two incremental but important changes—wider seats and redesigned bins—have been announced for Boeing’s new 737 MAX, which will take to the skies in 2017. This isn’t just about passenger comfort, either. The changes are also intended to make flying a lot more affordable. At the heart of the 737 MAX project is a promise to…

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AirTran Brand Set to Disappear Sunday

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Southwest Airlines will officially complete its integration of AirTran Airways – four years since announcing plans to acquire AirTran – on Sunday, December 28. After AirTran flight 1 lands in Tampa just before midnight Sunday, AirTran will officially cease operations. For many, Sunday is bittersweet; many employees are excited to complete the integration, but some…

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Southwest Airlines to use biofuels made from ‘forest residues’ beginning in 2016

Southwest Airlines announced Wednesday that it plans to buy some biofuels made from waste wood, for use in its San Francisco Bay airports beginning in two years. To use Southwest’s phrasing, it is purchasing “low carbon renewable jet fuel, made using forest residues that will help reduce the risk of destructive wildfires in the Western…

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Southwest Airlines introduces a Modern New Look

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Southwest Airlines introduced a modern new look to its iconic brand today at an event dedicated to its Employees. The airline proudly unveiled a new aircraft livery, named Heart One, airport experience, and logo. The new look puts the airline’s Heart on display, showcasing the strength of the nearly 46,000 Employees Companywide—whose dedication can be…

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Boeing’s densely packed 737 version – Which Airlines would be Interested?

As airlines try to pack more passengers into their planes, ordinary travelers are feeling the squeeze. Now, Boeing is releasing an even more densely packed version of its most popular plane, the Boeing 737. I’ll examine why Boeing is launching this model, what it means for airlines, and how soon you could be flying in…

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U.S. News & World Report – Best Airline Rewards Programs for 2014-2015

To help travelers make the most of airline and hotel rewards, U.S. News & World Report today released the 2014-15 Best Travel Rewards Programs. This year’s rankings feature information on 27 airline and hotel programs. New this year, JetBlue’s TrueBlue frequent flier plan is the No. 1 Best Airline Rewards Program. Marriott Rewards once again…

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Southwest Announces New Service between Dallas Love Field and The Bay Area

Southwest Airlines today added new flights for Customers’ travel through early March 2015, bringing two additional destinations to the carrier’s complement of Cities with new nonstop service to and from Dallas (Love Field). Flights between the heart of Dallas and both San Francisco International Airport and Oakland International Airport begin Jan. 6, 2015, with introductory…

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Southwest Airlines Begins International Service To Three Countries

The Employees of Southwest Airlines today launched an international future for America’s largest domestic airline* by inaugurating service to three Caribbean destinations from three of its US gateway cities. Southwest Airlines’ first international departure, Flight 1804 from Baltimore/Washington to Oranjestad, Aruba, departed ontime at 8:30am EDT, closely followed by Southwest Flight 906 to Montego Bay,…

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Southwest Wins Bid for 27 More Flights at Reagan National Airport

Southwest Airlines today confirmed it has been notified of its winning bid in an auction for 54 slots–allowing 27 additional daily flights–that will bring more competition to Reagan National Airport, three miles from downtown Washington, D.C. Details of the carrier’s bid to acquire divested slots remain confidential under terms of the deal and are subject…

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Southwest Airlines Orders Aviation Partners Boeing Split Scimitar Winglets

Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) today announced that Southwest Airlines has ordered Split Scimitar Winglets for its Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft. APB’s newest program is the culmination of a five-year design effort using the latest computational fluid dynamic technology to redefine the aerodynamics of the Blended Winglet into an all-new Split Scimitar Winglet. The unique feature…

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Southwest Airlines Adds Service to LaGuardia, San Diego and More

Southwest Airlines is helping travelers get ready for summer vacation by extending its schedule through June 2014. Customers will find many new travel options for their favorite destinations, including New York; San Diego; Portland, Ore.; and Atlanta for as low as $89 each-way for travel every day except Fridays and Sundays between June 8 and…

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NTSB Issues Second Investigative Update on Southwest Airlines Accident in New York

In its continuing investigation of the July 22 accident in which Southwest Airlines flight 345, a B-737-700, landed hard at New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA), the National Transportation Safety Board has developed the following factual information: The captain has been with Southwest for almost 13 years and has been a captain for six of those…

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