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INFORMATIONAL Jun 12, 2024 The Four Airlines Powering America‚Äôs Aviation Industry The United States is one of the largest aviation markets in the world. Therefore, it makes sense that the country is home to various airlines and has had a colorful airline history over the years. However, despite the U.S. having such a large domestic market, one may argue that the country's aviation industry is an oligopoly. Could this be the case? Read More →
NEWS Feb 28, 2024 Southwest Airlines Launches Venture Firm for Sustainable Aviation Fuel, $30 Million Investment in Fuel Producer LanzaJet Southwest Airlines announced the launch of Southwest Airlines Renewable Ventures (SARV), a subsidiary focused on helping the airline achieve its sustainability goals by obtaining sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Southwest also announced a $30 million investment in sustainable fuel technology company and producer LanzaJet. Read More →
NEWS Feb 25, 2024 Southwest Airlines Transfers Lone Star One Livery to Boeing 737-800 Southwest Airlines is keeping the "Lone Star One" representing its home state, Texas. The low-cost carrier has transferred its livery - the set of symbols, insignia colors, and identifiers that aircraft are painted or vinyl coated with - from older Boeing 737-700s to bigger and younger 737-800 aircraft. Southwest has transferred six liveries showcasing the state where it initiated its first flight in 1971. Read More →
NEWS Feb 14, 2024 FAA Investigating Incident Involving Two Men Fighting on Southwest Airlines Flight to Hawaii The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating a fight that broke out on a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 flight to Hawaii on February 12. Two passengers onboard Southwest Airlines Flight 1288 (WN 1288) from Oakland (OAK) to Lihue (LIH) when two men started arguing and throwing punches at each other. This disturbance prompted the cabin crew and passengers surrounding the two unruly passengers to step in and break up the fight before it escalated further. Read More →
NEWS Feb 02, 2024 Southwest Airlines Unveils New Cabin Design and Crew Uniforms American low-cost giant Southwest Airlines unveiled plans to redesign its aircraft interiors and refresh its employee uniforms. Southwest believes these changes will bring a more modern look to its admired brand. Read More →
NEWS Jan 24, 2024 U.S. Airlines' Fourth Quarter Earnings: What Is Behind Their Strong Performance? The fourth quarter of 2023 (Q4 2023) yielded strong results for America's "Big Five" airlines. These are the U.S.' five largest airlines: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines. Many factors are behind these strong financial results, and airlines face multiple headwinds going into 2024. Read More →
NEWS Jan 06, 2024 FAA Warrants 737 MAX Inspections For Possible Loose Bolts In late December of 2023, another novice, extremely dangerous potential issue was spotted in Boeing's previously flawed 737 MAX aircrafts. Boeing is working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to issue warnings to airlines to inspect their new 737 MAX aircrafts for possible loose bolts. This is yet another issue with an aircraft type already stricken with issues and production delays. Read More →
NEWS Dec 18, 2023 Southwest Airlines Fined Record $140 Million Over 2022 Holiday Meltdown Southwest Airlines became the subject of much controversy during the 2022 holiday travel season, when an operational meltdown in December 2022 canceled thousands of flights and stranded more than two million passengers across Southwest's network. On December 18, the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) issued Southwest a $140 million fine in response to its cancellation of around 17,000 flights last year. Read More →
NEWS Dec 18, 2023 Inside Southwest Airlines' Controversial Policy for Plus-Sized Passengers A new TikTok trend? Nope, Southwest has had the "Customer of Size policy" for over three decades. The policy has been a point of major controversy in the past week or two. While many say it is a policy that promotes bad lifestyle and health choices, some also state it is just a way to make sure everyone flies with comfort in mind. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Dec 04, 2023 New Data Suggests that Flying from Large Airports May Not Always be the Best Idea You may have noticed today that large airports aren't always the only option when flying into a major city. Indeed, secondary airports have seen a major rise over the last 20 years, and in this article we'll look at the pros and cons of flying out of these airports. Read More →