Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines offering special sale on flights this spring

Southwest launched a four-day WOW Sale today through Jan. 7, 2021, 11:59 p.m., Central Time, with fares starting as low as $29 one-way. Customers can book their spring getaway for travel in March and April.
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Southwest bringing back 737 MAX in March

Southwest Airlines will resume using Boeing’s 737 MAX aircraft on routes in March of 2021.Those planes were grounded in 2019 after two fatal crashes. Boeing has been making changes to the plane’s flight control system under the review of the FAA.
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Southwest Airlines warns nearly 7,000 employees of impending layoffs

Southwest Airlines has informed the U.S. Department of Labor it could furlough 6,828 employees in March and April, the company said in a statement.
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Southwest Airlines may furlough employees for the first time ever

Southwest Airlines has notified one of its unions that it may have to lay off 42 workers in January. It would be the first time in the history of the Dallas based carrier that furloughs have happened.
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Is it safe to sit in the middle seat on an airplane?

After posting record losses, Southwest Airlines announced that it will no longer block the middle seat on flights starting Dec. 1. United and American Airlines have also announced they will resume selling the middle seat on flights.
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Southwest Air reports biggest loss in company history

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines reported the biggest loss in company history Thursday, a third-quarter loss of $1.16 billion due to COVID related travel problems.
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Southwest apologizes after refusing service to woman wearing ‘lewd’ halter top

A Chicago woman said she couldn’t understand what was so offensive about the revealing top that almost made her miss her Southwest Airlines flight from New York’s LaGuardia Airport to Chicago Midway International Airport earlier this week.
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Southwest Flyers Get More Room This Upcoming Thanksgiving Travel Season

As the busy Thanksgiving travel season fast approaches, travelers flying Southwest Airlines will get extra room on their flight for a bit while longer.
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Southwest Airlines Reduces Between-Flight Sanitizing Procedure

Southwest Airlines is scaling back its aircraft-cleaning procedures between flights. In a memo obtained by USA TODAY, the airline announced as of August 1, only high-touch areas like onboard restrooms and tray tables will be disinfected.
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Southwest Air Employees to Face Job Cuts Unless Traffic Triples

Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly says passenger numbers will have to triple by the end of the year in order for the carrier to avoid its first-ever involuntary job cuts.
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