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  • Southwest Airlines co-founder Rollin King passes away

    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...
  • Is it worth $100 to skip airport security lines?

    (Reuters) - (The author is a Reuters contributor. The opinions expressed are his own.) 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-...
  • Impact of airline mergers a mixed bag, study says

    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. The U.S....
  • United Airlines overhauls frequent flier program

    United Airlines overhauls frequent flier program
    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,...
  • Airlines on-time rates improve in April

    Airlines on-time rates improve in April
    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...
  • Southwest Airlines jet backs into JetBlue plane at Logan Airport

    Southwest Airlines jet backs into JetBlue plane at Logan Airport
    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...
  • Airfare: Round trip to Mexico City from Orange County for $312

    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...
  • $59 Southwest fares really were too good to be true

    The fares advertised by Southwest Airlines sounded too good to be true: $59 for flights from Atlanta to Los Angeles, Chicago or New York. They were. When would-be fliers tried to book the fares, they found no seats available on those routes. The U....
  • AirTran's last flight to be in December, then it blends into Southwest

    AirTran's last flight to be in December, then it blends into Southwest
    AirTran Airways is set to fly into the history books Dec. 28 when it makes a final flight from Atlanta to Tampa, Fla. AirTran Flight 1 will retrace a route that's a nod to the airline's first flight in October 1993. The carrier, now owned by Southwest...
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  • Southwest adds 6 daily non-stops from Midway to Dallas

    Southwest adds 6 daily non-stops from Midway to Dallas
    Southwest Airlines on Monday said it will add six new daily nonstop flights between Chicago Midway airport and Dallas beginning in the fall. The flights to Dallas Love Field will begin Oct. 13. “Chicago is an integral part of our network, and...