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  • Southwest Airlines, SeaWorld ending partnership

    Southwest Airlines, SeaWorld ending partnership
    Southwest Airlines, which has been under fire from animal activists over its marketing partnership with SeaWorld, is parting ways with the company after 26 years. The companies said in a joint statement Thursday they they both decided not to renew their...
  • Southwest Airlines, Seaworld end partnership after 26 years

    SeaWorld and Southwest Airlines are ending their quarter-century partnership. Here's the joint statement from Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld: "Southwest and SeaWorld have mutually decided not to renew their partnership when the contract expires at the...
  • Letter: A monopoly has bumped up prices

    Re: “Expressing frustration with Bob Hope Airport,” Mailbag, July 23. Your correspondent, Helen Palmer, has found out the realities of monopoly pricing at Burbank Airport. Over the past decade Southwest Airlines has gradually consolidated...
  • Traffic is smooth despite 'Century Crunch' near LAX

    Traffic is smooth despite 'Century Crunch' near LAX
    Four weeks after being coined, the "Century Crunch" is nearly history, part of the city's growing lexicon of roadway headaches, and for all its poetic portentousness, the crunch was a breeze. Starting Friday night, drivers detoured with ease around...
  • Minnesota man asked to leave Southwest flight after critical tweet

    Minnesota man 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...
  • FAA seeks $12 million fine against Southwest Airlines for improper aircraft repairs

    The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it wants to fine Southwest Airlines $12 million because the carrier didn't modify its airplanes according to FAA requirements and then kept flying the modified airplanes. Here's how we understand the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • $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....
  • 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...
  • 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...