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  • Woman removed from flight after poking snoring passenger with pen

    Woman removed from flight after poking snoring passenger with pen
    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...
  • Southwest to use wider seats in new planes

    Southwest to use wider seats in new planes
    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...
  • Southwest Airlines opens unwelcome chapter: Writers on a plane

    Southwest Airlines opens unwelcome chapter: Writers on a plane
    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...
  • Virgin America's 'Blah Airlines' film will bore you -- and earn you miles

    Virgin America's 'Blah Airlines' film will bore you -- and earn you miles
    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...
  • Expensive lesson on overstaying welcome in Europe

    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...
  • More late flights, more lost bags, more complaints, study of airlines finds

    More late flights, more lost bags, more complaints, study of airlines finds
    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...
  • Airlines more on time in February, but O'Hare ranks poorly

    Airlines more on time in February, but O'Hare ranks poorly
    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...
  • FAA: Southwest can use planes that missed inspection, for now

    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 &...
  • Southwest throws couple surprise wedding shower at BWI

    Southwest throws couple surprise wedding shower at BWI
    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...
  • Imagine Dragons to give surprise performance on Feb. 24 airplane flight

    Imagine Dragons to give surprise performance on Feb. 24 airplane flight
    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...
  • JetBlue's CEO battles to appease passengers and Wall Street

    JetBlue's CEO battles to appease passengers and Wall Street
    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...