| Apr 16, 2015
| 2:17 PM
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...
| Apr 15, 2015
| 1:36 PM
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...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 10:51 AM
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...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 8:04 AM
Why did Virgin America make a 5 hour and 45 minute film about the most boring plane ride ever?
"Blah Airlines Flight 101" is an ad campaign and movie (likely not an Oscar contender) rolled into one. It is to debut Friday at the Dallas International Film...
| Apr 5, 2015
| 6:30 AM
Thanks for publishing Catharine Hamm's article on extended European Union stays as regulated by the Schengen agreement ["Before You Book a Long Europe Stay," March 29]. Until her article, I had seen nothing in the news media nor travel sites that...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 8:29 AM
Airlines in the U.S. are doing a poorer job of serving travelers, with more late flights, more lost bags and more customer complaints, according to a report released Monday.
And carriers with a big presence in Chicago all worsened in 2014 from the year...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 3:39 PM
Domestic airlines in February were more on time than a year ago, but departures from Chicago airports were among the tardiest, as usual, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
And the Transportation Department said...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 1:57 PM
Federal officials have agreed to let Southwest Airlines Co. keep flying planes that missed an inspection of a backup rudder system if the planes are checked in the next five days.
Southwest grounded 128 planes — about one-fifth of its fleet &...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 8:41 AM
Forget soda and peanuts — what if your next flight came with a complimentary wedding shower?
That's exactly what Southwest Airlines planned to surprise Kelley Mulfinger upon her arrival at BWI Marshall Airport on Wednesday afternoon to meet her...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 7:58 AM
Imagine Dragons is ready to rock you — in the sky.
The Grammy-winning band and Southwest Airlines announced Monday that the group will perform a surprise Live at 35 concert at 35,000 feet on a Feb. 24 flight.
Southwest will launch a sweepstakes on...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 7:34 AM
Robin Hayes, the new CEO of JetBlue Airways, is balancing between passengers and Wall Street.
As he takes control of the New York-based airline Monday, Hayes faces a difficult task: increase profits without destroying the culture that has made JetBlue...