Southwest Airlines

Southwest Flight 1380
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Mike DeNardo
November 19, 2019 - 4:30 am
The National Transportation Safety Board will determine the probable cause of a mid-air engine failure last year that killed a passenger and forced an emergency landing in Philadelphia. Read more here.
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The Federal Aviation Administration says a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max jet made a safe emergency landing Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Orlando, Fla., after experiencing an apparent engine problem.
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March 26, 2019 - 7:05 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max made a safe emergency landing Tuesday in Orlando, Florida, after experiencing an engine problem, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The crew declared an emergency after taking off from Orlando International Airport around 2:50 p.m.,...
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Southwest Airlines planes are loaded at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle.
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March 17, 2019 - 2:45 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines and a union representing its mechanics say they're on the verge of ending a bitter, long-running labor dispute that has triggered hundreds of flight cancellations and raised safety concerns. The two sides say the breakthrough announced Saturday consists of a...
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Southwest Airlines is launching its service to Hawaii with deep discounts. Fares as low as $49 one-way from Oakland and San Jose in California, to Honolulu and Kahului in Hawaii are available for purchase through March 5 as part of a two-day launch sale.
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March 04, 2019 - 6:48 pm
By Marnie Hunter, CNN (CNN) — Paradise is within your grasp, especially if you live in California. Southwest Airlines is launching its service to Hawaii with deep discounts. Fares as low as $49 one-way from Oakland and San Jose in California, to Honolulu and Kahului in Hawaii are available for...
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Julio Cortez/AP
February 20, 2019 - 12:35 pm
By Chris Isidore, CNN Business (CNN) — Southwest Airlines lost $60 million because of the government shutdown, the company said Wednesday. That's far more than its original estimate of $10 to $15 million in losses, and it adds to a litany of recent problems for the airline. On Tuesday, maintenance...
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Southwest Airlines has been forced to cancel hundreds of flights since late last week because of mechanical problems with its fleet.
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February 19, 2019 - 9:03 pm
By Victoria Cavaliere and Rene Marsh, CNN Business (CNN) -- Southwest Airlines continues to grapple with an "operational emergency" after an unusually high number of planes have been taken out service. The Dallas-based airline has been forced to cancel hundreds of flights since late last week...
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The FAA is investigating Southwest for how it measures baggage weight.
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February 18, 2019 - 4:08 pm
By Paul R. La Monica, CNN Business (CNN) -- The US Federal Aviation Administration is investigating how Southwest Airlines tracks the weight of checked bags on its flights. The FAA began its probe in February 2018, the FAA told CNN Business on Monday. "Since that time, the FAA has directed the...
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CNN
November 30, 2018 - 2:06 pm
By Rob Picheta, CNN (CNN) -- Southwest Airlines has apologized after a mother claimed its staff mocked her five-year-old daughter, called Abcde, over her name. A gate agent laughed at the name -- pronounced 'Ab-si-dee' -- and posted a picture of her boarding pass online, the girl's mother, Traci...
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The National Transportation Safety Board is onsite inspecting a Southwest airline plane after engine failure caused the plane to make an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport.
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Ian Bush
November 14, 2018 - 3:29 pm
WASHINGTON (KYW Newsradio) — Flight attendant Rachel Fernheimer recalled a violent shaking and a very loud "vroom" while she was in a bathroom on Flight 1380. But it wasn't turbulence, as she suspected. She opened the door to find smoke in the cabin and debris flying around. Fernheimer described...
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Photo from a Twitter post by Joe Marcus (@joeasaprap) on April 17, 2018 showing what appears to be the damaged engine on a Southwest Airlines airplane.
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Molly Daly
June 21, 2018 - 7:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Eight passengers on the Southwest Airlines Flight 1380, which had to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia back in April, filed suit in New York this week against the airline, Boeing, and three other companies. A preliminary National Transportation Safety Board...
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