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NEWS Nov 11, 2021 Denver Mayor Announces Southwest Airlines Day Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, recognizing Southwest’s contribution to Colorado’s economy, announced that Nov. 5 would become Southwest Airlines Day. This designation comes after the airline's massive growth in the Centennial State. Read More →
TRIP REPORTS Aug 03, 2021 Flying Southwest's 737-800 in 2021 A flight review of my flight from Oakland to Seattle. I sat in a unique seat and experienced what Southwest is like in 2021, and certainly noticed differences in Southwest today compared to two years ago. Read More →
NEWS Jun 23, 2021 Southwest CEO Gary Kelly To Step Down Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly shared his retirement plans with the public today. The company announced on Wednesday that Mr. Kelly would transition roles in early 2022. Read More →
NEWS Jun 16, 2021 Hundreds of Southwest Airlines Flights Affected by System-Wide Computer Glitch On Tuesday, more than 500 flights were canceled with hundreds of other flights being delayed following "network connectivity" issues. This is the second time in 24 hours that the airline was forced to halt operations. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL May 17, 2021 Southwest's Profitability Streak is Over: Thoughts and Implications Southwest announced in late January of 2021 that they were not profitable in 2020, the first year since 1972. Due to the pandemic, this was not shocking to most analysts, however, some expected Southwest to pull off some magic as they have in the past. What remains to be seen is how they will respond and re-start the streak. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL May 04, 2021 What Happened to AirTran? If you followed the aviation industry before 2010, you probably remember hearing about AirTran, an Atlanta-based carrier that was around from 1993 to 2014. But what happened to them and where did all of their planes go? Read More →
NEWS Southwest to Expand to ORD and IAH Southwest Airlines has announced they will expand service to Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in Houston. The expansion will happen in 2021 and was announced on October 12, 2020, on Southwest's Twitter. Read More →
ROUTES Southwest Continues to Expand Despite Pandemic Southwest Airlines has recently expanded its hubs both through renovations and planned new routes despite the coronavirus pandemic. Beginning in late 2020, Southwest will begin seasonal service from Denver (DEN) and Dallas Love Field (DAL) to Steamboat Springs, Colorado (HDN). Read More →
TRIP REPORTS What It's like to Fly During A Global Pandemic A brief article on what it's like to fly on Southwest during a Pandemic Read More →
NEWS Man Struck and Killed by Aircraft in AUS On May 7, 2020, around 8:12 CST, a man was struck and killed by a jet on the runway at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Austin, Texas. The captain of Southwest Flight 1392 reported to ATC that "there may have been a man on the runway." The body was discovered on Runway 17R by an airport operations vehicle driver. Read More →