| Oct 9, 2014
| 2:25 PM
The on-time performance of Southwest Airlines, the nation's largest domestic carrier, improved slightly in August but continues to lag behind nearly every other major carrier, according to data released Thursday.
The Dallas-based carrier acknowledged in...
| Oct 10, 2014
An airline has no federally mandated obligation to compensate a passenger whose flight is canceled because of mechanical problems.
In that respect, Michael and Ida Schnipper of Unionville were fortunate last September when they received two travel...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 11:38 AM
Passenger traffic at Bob Hope Airport rose for the second month in a row in August, with a 1.8% increase compared to the same month last year, according to the latest statistics.
The airfield handled 342,405 passengers in August, compared to 336,361 in...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Legendary football coach Vince Lombardi once uttered the phrase, "The best defense is a good offense." I plan to turn those words into action the next time I fly coach class.
By now everybody is familiar with the brouhaha over personal space aboard...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 9:54 PM
A Southwest Airlines plane made an emergency landing Saturday at Los Angeles International Airport after the plane's flaps malfunctioned.
Flight 1704, which took off from Sacramento, was supposed to land at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank but was diverted...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Ultra low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines is changing its colors — but not its stripes. Following the lead of Southwest and Frontier airlines, Florida-based Spirit announced a new, very yellow livery for its fleet of 61 planes.
| Aug 11, 2014
Southwest Airlines began revolutionizing the jet-setting world of air travel roughly four decades ago with its no-frills service and helped reshape the U.S. airline industry into the mass transit system of the sky — complete with overcrowding,...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 5:01 PM
A regional airline will start offering nonstop flights from Bob Hope Airport in Burbank to San Diego on Oct. 1. A regional airline will start offering nonstop flights from Bob Hope Airport in Burbank to San Diego on Oct. 1.
SeaPort Airlines, which...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:19 PM
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...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld are ending their longtime partnership the year after a documentary raised concerns about the treatment of killer whales at the theme-park chain.
The airline and the park said they reached a mutual decision not to renew...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 9:00 AM
If your last Southwest Airlines flight was late, you are not alone.
On-time performance of the nation’s largest domestic carrier has deteriorated over the past year, dropping from 81% of all flights arriving on time in 2013 to 70% for the first...