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  • Super technology homes in on storm predictability precision

    Stormy weather Friday afternoon delayed a flight in search of exactly that — stormy weather. After an ironic 90-minute delay because of bad weather, a Convair 580 two-engine turboprop plane lifted off from Miami International Airport with a...
  • Officials downplay security breach by Southwest Airlines stowaway

    Officials downplay security breach by Southwest Airlines stowaway
    San Jose airport officials are downplaying a security breach that occurred earlier this week when a 62-year-old woman with a history of trespassing bypassed checkpoints and boarded a Southwest Airlines flight to Los Angeles without a ticket. John...
  • US airlines increase their profits without ballooning their fleets

    Over the next few years, American Airlines Inc. will increase the size of its Boeing 777-200 fleet by 17 percent, or nearly 2,000 seats. It will do so without adding a single airplane. Fort Worth, Texas-based American is removing the first-class cabin,...
  • Southwest Airlines poised to increase flights to D.C. area

    Southwest Airlines poised to increase flights to D.C. area
    Southwest Airlines on Sunday will take on mega-carriers in Chicago as it begins its first flights from Midway Airport to Reagan National airport near Washington, D.C., adding pressure to keep fares low on that popular business-travel route. Southwest,...
  • Southwest Airlines is now flying south of the border (to Mexico)

    Southwest Airlines began flying Sunday to Cabo San Lucas and Cancun, its first flights to Mexico, as it took over routes that rapidly disappearing AirTran Airways had been flying. On Saturday, Southwest will add a weekly flight from Milwaukee to Cancun....
  • FAA proposes $12 million fine for Southwest Airlines over repairs

    FAA proposes $12 million fine for Southwest Airlines over repairs
    Southwest Airlines faces a $12 million government fine due to improper repairs on its aircraft, the Federal Aviation Administration announced Monday. The $12 million fine is the second-largest ever proposed by the FAA, according to an FAA spokesman. The...
  • Rollin King dies at 83; pilot founded Southwest Airlines

    Rollin King dies at 83; pilot founded Southwest Airlines
    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...
  • Southwest Airlines begins international service to Caribbean

    Southwest Airlines, the nation's largest domestic carrier, begins flying outside of the borders of the U.S. on Tuesday, with flights to the Caribbean. The expansion of service comes as part of Southwest's previously announced plan to take over the...
  • Family asked to leave Southwest flight after critical tweet

    Family asked to leave Southwest flight after critical tweet
    A Minnesota man and his two sons were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight after the man sent a tweet complaining about being treated rudely by a gate agent. Duff Watson said he was flying from Denver to Minneapolis on Sunday and tried to board in a...
  • Southwest flight stowaway to LAX: 'It was stupid'

    Southwest flight stowaway to LAX: 'It was stupid'
    A woman who snuck past two airport security checkpoints in San Jose and boarded a Southwest Airlines flight to Los Angeles, where she was arrested, told reporters Wednesday that she wouldn’t do it again. Marilyn Hartman, 62, was charged with a...
  • Family forced off Southwest Airlines flight after tweeting a complaint

    Family forced off Southwest Airlines flight after tweeting a complaint
    A Minneapolis family was asked to get off a Southwest Airlines flight in Colorado because of a tweet the father sent out complaining about the airline’s service before the departure from Denver International Airport. Duff Watson told CBS News in...