Flight attendants, ground-operations agents, and cargo agents will earn double for extra shifts over Independence Day weekend, CNBC reported.
The FAA said weighing passengers was "an option" for airlines, but experts said most companies would use other methods for their safety checks.
The pilot "intentionally committed an act of lewd, indecent and obscene exposure of his genitals in a public place," the Department of Justice alleged.
A viral TikTok video shows a dispute with a passenger on a Southwest Airlines flight who refused to comply with COVID-19 safety protocols.
Boeing officials inappropriately influenced government test pilots as they were testing the company’s 737 Max plane before recertifying it for flight, Senate investigators said in a report Friday. The investigators said the FAA failed to provide proper oversight of Boeing and Southwest Airlines, potentially putting passengers at risk as a […]
Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly said said passengers “should fly” during the coronavirus pandemic in a recent interview with Axios. Kelly said air cabins recirculate and filter air well, but public health experts say patrons can still contract the virus in crowded airports and sitting near sick passengers. About one […]
Arizona flipped blue on Wednesday for the first time since 1972, giving President-elect Joe Biden an important electoral victory and increasing his Electoral College count to 290. Suburban voters in Maricopa County, the fastest-growing county in the US, played a decisive role in moving the state toward the Democrats. In […]
Several studies that suggest flying is safe during the coronavirus pandemic have come under criticism in recent days. While all evidence suggests the risk of contracting COVID-19 while flying is relatively low, it still appears to be possible. Southwest cited two of the maligned studies in its decision to stop […]
A tweet posted to Delta’s main account, which read “A haunted house, but they’re not blocking middle seats,” appeared to call out competitor airlines for their COVID-19 safety precautions. Delta is the only major US airline that has continued to block middle seats to lessen the risk of spreading COVID-19 […]
Southwest Airlines said it can avoid furloughs through at least 2021, but only if workers agree to pay cuts. Southwest has never furloughed or laid off employees, but has said that without a quick return of travel demand or an extension of government assistance, job cuts might be inevitable. The […]
Southwest Airlines is offering a companion pass to passengers who book a flight by Thursday, September 24 and fly by November 15. The companion pass, which is good from January 6 to February 28, 2021, lets travellers bring a guest for free, aside from $US5.60 in taxes. The promotion is […]
Southwest Airlines said it will block middle seats on flights through November. Whether or not to block middle seats has been a topic of debate for airlines during the pandemic as travel demand remains down 70%. Evidence suggests blocking the middle seat cuts the risk of COVID-19 transmission in half, […]
Southwest Airlines will turn down $US2.8 billion in federal CARES Act funds, it quietly announced this week. The airline said that it can do without the loan from the Treasury Department, citing its ability to fundraise elsewhere. The airline’s short-term outlook remains bleak, however, with air travel demand still down […]
Throughout 2020, travellers have been forced to cancel or reschedule trips due to the coronavirus pandemic. Most airlines allow customers to rebook or cancel, but it can be difficult to get a monetary refund. Here’s what you can do if you have a flight with United, Delta, American, or Southwest […]
A family was kicked off their Southwest Airlines flight when their three-year-old with autism refused to wear a face mask. The boy’s mother told KPRC-TV that he has a sensory processing disorder, and doesn’t like his face to be touched. Southwest requires passengers to wear masks due to the coronavirus […]
The Transportation Security Administration on Monday reported that 831,789 travellers passed through its checkpoints on Sunday – the highest number since March 17. In addition, traveller traffic has consistently increased over the last two weeks, according to TSA data. Shares of major airlines including American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta […]
Southwest Airlines will cut back on the cleaning procedures it introduced because of the coronavirus pandemic, even as cases continue to climb in some parts of the country. The airline will stop cleaning seatbelts between flights, focusing on tray tables and lavatories instead. The point is to reduce the time […]