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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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March 24, 2019 - 10:52 pm
By David Shortell, Evan Perez and Gregory Wallace (CNN) -- Pilots from the three American carriers that fly Boeing 737 MAX planes tested software changes developed by Boeing to a key stabilization system on Saturday, a person briefed on the tests said. The changes are intended to decrease the...
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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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March 08, 2019 - 8:49 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday warned Southwest Airlines and its mechanics union that their bitter fight could hurt the airline's safety program. The FAA's top safety official sent a terse letter to the airline and the union saying that a breakdown in their relationship...
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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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March 01, 2019 - 11:09 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines has raised the stakes in a showdown with its union of aircraft mechanics by filing a lawsuit over what it claims is an illegal work slowdown that is grounding planes and disrupting flights. It is Southwest's second lawsuit in three years against the Aircraft...
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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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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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