| 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 &...
| 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 13, 2015
| 12:12 PM
Southwest Airlines is the latest airline to reduce the value of loyalty rewards.
Southwest has announced that rewards points earned by fliers will vary in value based on destination, time, day of travel, demand and other factors.
The changes, which...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 11:20 AM
The ability to get work done on a computer or posting to social media while in flight is rapidly becoming a reality for American fliers. Nowadays, they have a decent chance of staying connected with onboard wireless Internet service on about two-thirds of...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 12:51 PM
Howey Horse Haven, a nonprofit horse rescue organization, will host "Hearts & Hooves," a silent auction and dinner Saturday in the Magnolia Room at the Leesburg campus of Lake-Sumter State College, 9501 U.S. Highway 441.
The silent auction, which is 6...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 5:24 PM
Law enforcement officials found no bombs on two planes at Atlanta's main airport after authorities received what they considered credible threats, FBI spokesman Stephen Emmett said.
The threats were originally posted to Twitter by @kingZortic. At...
| 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...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 1:19 PM
The head of Southwest Airlines will be the keynote speaker at the BWI Business Partnerships February Signature Breakfast.
Gary C. Kelly has been with Southwest for 28 years and began his career as a controller. He advanced to chief financial officer and...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 5:12 AM
Two men from Chicago suburbs and a Florida man were arrested over the past week for trying to bring firearms onto airplanes at Midway and O’Hare airports, police said.
In the latest case, Leo M. Kurylo, 44, was charged with boarding aircraft...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 11:53 AM
Only 30 domestic flights in 2014 were stuck on airport tarmacs for more than three hours, a record low, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the latest sign that hefty fines are reducing delays.
Passenger complaints prompted the...
| Feb 15, 2015
| 9:00 AM
Over the last year, Southwest Airlines has gone from having one of the worst on-time performance rates among major carriers to having one of the best.
Executives at the Dallas-based airline said their low on-time rate was the result of trying to...