| Jun 30, 2014
| 1:20 PM
From its Texas beginnings 43 years ago, Southwest Airlines Co. has grown to be the largest domestic carrier in the United States. But it has never flown to an airport outside the U.S.
On Tuesday, that changes.
The Dallas-based carrier will launch...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 2:11 PM
Rollin King, a Texas businessman whose idea for a low-fare, no-frills intrastate airline grew into the nation's top domestic carrier, Southwest Airlines, died Thursday in Dallas. He was 83.
The cause was complications of a stroke a year ago, said his...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 6:26 AM
With beach balls, snorkels and other vacation-themed decorations festooning a section of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, six top Southwest Airlines executives will split off in pairs to a steel drum beat and board three flights to the Caribbean.
| Jun 27, 2014
| 10:20 AM
DALLAS Southwest Airlines co-founder Rollin King has died. King was the South Texas businessman who sat down in the 1960s with his attorney, Herb Kelleher, to sketch out the idea for an intra-Texas airline. The idea turned into Air Southwest.
By the time...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:10 AM
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Benet Wilson is one of the 2.5 million Americans who have paid a yearly fee to skip security lines at airports and thinks it's worth every penny she paid for a five-...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 9:00 AM
The spate of airline mergers over the past decade raised fear among consumer advocates that the consolidation would kill competition and hike fares.
In fact, the results have been a bit more mixed, according to a study released last week.
| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:15 PM
United Airlines is upending its frequent-flier program, basing MileagePlus awards on dollars spent rather than miles flown in a shift that rewards big-spending corporate travelers, its most profitable customers.
The decision, announced Tuesday,...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 1:13 PM
The nation’s largest airlines improved their on-time rates during April and canceled fewer flights, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Chicago-based United Airlines posted an on-time rate of 81.8...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 9:41 AM
A Southwest Airlines jet clipped a stationary JetBlue plane as it was pushing back from the gate at Logan International Airport in Boston on Monday, according to CBS Boston.
The JetBlue plane was empty and although both aircrafts sustained minor...
| May 30, 2014
| 7:15 AM
Here’s an international airfare that has an unusual twist: It’s from Orange County's John Wayne Airport (SNA).
The round-trip fare to Mexico City on AirTran or Southwest is $312, including all taxes and fees.
It is for travel any day of...
| May 29, 2014
| 3:18 PM
The fares advertised by Southwest Airlines sounded too good to be true: $59 for flights from Atlanta to Los Angeles, Chicago or New York.
When would-be fliers tried to book the fares, they found no seats available on those routes.