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  • Lawsuit: Southwest failed to respond to medical emergency

    A woman filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Monday against Southwest Airlines, claiming crew members mistook her husband's medical emergency for unruly behavior aboard a California flight and didn't assist him. Richard Ilczyszyn, 46, was found unconscious...
  • Southwest Airlines sued over death of financial trader

    Southwest Airlines sued over death of financial trader
    The widow of a financial trader is suing Southwest Airlines, claiming the crew on her huband's flight last year didn't offer adequate medical attention when he collapsed in a lavatory. Kelly Ilczyszyn filed a wrongful death suit in Alameda County...
  • Survey shows satisfaction with airlines at 20-year high

    Survey shows satisfaction with airlines at 20-year high
    Customers are more satisfied with airlines than they've been in 20 years, according to a well-known customer-satisfaction survey that seems to buck other assessments of the industry. Airline passenger satisfaction rose 2.9 percent over last year to...
  • BWI considering further expansion to keep pace with international growth

    BWI considering further expansion to keep pace with international growth
    Officials at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport are considering a major expansion of international service that would double spending on upgrades and new gates to $250 million. The state has set aside $200,000 for preliminary design work on a $126 million...
  • Southwest Airlines' new seats are wider with "streamlined" armrests

    Southwest Airlines' new seats are wider with "streamlined" armrests
    The newest seats on Southwest Airline planes are expected to give passengers what they’ve been demanding: more breathing space. The seats to be installed on Boeing 737-800 planes starting in 2016 will offer about half an inch of extra width on...
  • Unruly man sentenced in case of jet diverted to Nebraska

    A man removed from a California-bound Southwest Airlines flight diverted to Omaha has been sentenced. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Nebraska says 24-year-old Joshua Carl Lee Suggs, of Oswego, Illinois, was sentenced Friday to three years of supervised...
  • Airline flight delayed when snoring passenger poked with pen

    A passenger aboard a Southwest Airlines flight from Chicago to Manchester, New Hampshire, was removed after allegedly poking a snoring passenger with a pen. Airline officials say the woman was removed Thursday for "causing a disturbance." The Chicago...
  • Woman removed from flight after poking snoring passenger with pen

    Woman removed from flight after poking snoring passenger with pen
    A woman was removed from a Southwest Airlines plane at Midway Airport on Thursday afternoon after she poked a seatmate with a pen to stop him from snoring, according to an airline spokeswoman. The airline said the man was not injured in the incident...
  • Southwest to use wider seats in new planes

    Southwest to use wider seats in new planes
    Wider airplane seats. You read that right. In an era of shrinking aircraft legroom and personal space, at least in economy class, Southwest Airlines plans to add the widest seats in the industry to its new Boeing 737s. The coach-class seats, designed by...
  • Southwest unveils new seat for Boeing 737 MAX

    FORT WORTH, Texas It's a little wider and a brighter blue. On Tuesday, Southwest Airlines unveiled a new seat that is 0.7 inches wider than its current seats and features the "Bold Blue" color that the Dallas-based carrier debuted last fall with its...
  • Southwest Airlines opens unwelcome chapter: Writers on a plane

    Southwest Airlines opens unwelcome chapter: Writers on a plane
    Just when you thought flying couldn’t get any more unpleasant comes this unwelcome bit of information: Southwest Airlines is introducing public readings in the air. According to Slate, an author named Eric Greitens, head of the veterans nonprofit...