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AirTran approved to launch Chicago-Cancun service

DALLAS, Texas - Southwest Airlines today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary AirTran Airways received route authority from the U.S.

Southwest and AirTran add service to Milwaukee

DALLAS - Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways today announced additional service coming to Milwaukee.

Southwest Airlines launches holiday Twitter contest

DALLAS, - As the song goes, for 12 days in December, your "true love" is supposed to give you gifts.

Fares expected to drop 20-30% as Southwest starts Newark flights

Expect fares to drop 20 percent to 30 percent on some routes next year when Southwest Airlines begins flying out of Newark Liberty International Airport, analysts said.

Southwest Airlines to double number of flights to New York City...

New York - Southwest Airlines may soon double the number of its flights to the New York City area as a result of a deal that would allow Continental and United to move forward with the carriers' $3.15

Flight attendant removed baby from parents mid-flight

A Southwest Airlines flight attendant reportedly removed a baby from her parents' care mid-flight after witnessing the mother slap her crying child.

Southwest celebrates one year at Boston Logan Airport

DALLAS - On August 16, 2009, Southwest Airlines started its Boston Logan (BOS) service with ten daily nonstop flights to two destinations, Chicago Midway and Baltimore/Washington International.

Southwest may add Boeing 737-800 to its fleet

Southwest Airlines announced that it has been evaluating the opportunity to introduce the Boeing 737-800 into its fleet as part of its domestic network.

Southwest Airlines: Apologizing quickly and profusely

There are some things that Fred Taylor Jr. and his crew at Southwest Airlines Co. just cannot explain.

Southwest pondering international routes

NEW YORK - Southwest Airlines, which reported a higher-than-expected profit on Thursday, said it would push for more business travelers over the next year and consider flying internationally.

Plus-size problems becoming Southwest Airlines’ trademark

A Southwest Airlines flight crew is under fire after they removed a 5'4” 110-pound stand-by passenger to make room for an obese ticket-holder who needed a second seat.

Southwest Airlines: God now has a hand in carrier’s mechanical problems

If there's a God who controls floods and earthquakes, does the deity also have a hand in an airline's mechanical problems?

1Q: Slim profit for Southwest, big loss for Continental

DALLAS — Boosted by a modest rebound in business travel, Southwest Airlines Co.

Southwest, American most popular domestic airlines

A pair of Dallas-based airlines are the most popular U.S. carriers, according to new statistics.

Airlines poking fun at each other in their latest commercials

Forget dreamy clouds and joyful airport reunions.

Southwest Airlines launches new Grab Your Bag: It’s On! ads

DALLAS - Southwest Airlines debuted a new set of FUN Employee-focused ads today.

Southwest route to Boston puts an end to US Airways’ absurd...

Absurd and crazy might describe the ticket prices charged by US Airways Group Inc. to fly nonstop from Philadelphia to Boston.

Southwest: You’re free to surf the Net, but you’ll have to...

Ding! You are now free to surf the Net -- but on Southwest Airlines, you'll have to pay for it.

Southwest cancels hundreds of flights due to storms

Southwest Airlines says it has canceled hundreds of flights in Southern California and Arizona due to heavy rains and strong winds.

Refusal to rob passengers separates Southwest from the rest of the...

One way Southwest Airlines differentiates itself is by charging much less for handling passengers' bags.Dallas-based Southwest allows passengers to check in up to two bags for free.

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Gary Kelly on mergers: “I would never say never”

ATLANTA — The CEO of Southwest Airlines Co. said Thursday the discount carrier would never rule out the idea of acquiring another carrier in order to grow.

Southwest Airlines pilots ratify new contract

The pilots of Southwest Airlines officially voted to ratify a new five-year contract today.

Southwest adds new destination in northwest Florida

DALLAS — Southwest Airlines Co. said Wednesday it will begin service to a new airport near Panama City, Fla., next May.It will be the discount carrier's seventh location in Florida.

Southwest adds $10 “EarlyBird Check-in” charge

DALLAS – Unlike other carriers, Southwest Airlines doesn't give passengers assigned seats, but now for $10 each way it's giving customers a better shot at scoring a window or aisle seat.

Southwest’s EarlyBird does not fly well with irate customers

Grabbing a good seat on Southwest Airlines always took some effort. You had to go online 24 hours before departure to snag a spot at the front of the boarding line.

Smoke aboard Southwest Airlines jet causes emergency landing

TAMPA, Fla. – An airline spokesman says an indicator light that warned of possible smoke aboard a Southwest Airlines flight forced the pilot to make an emergency landing in Tampa, Fla.

Southwest receives FAA’s extension

Dozens of Southwest Airlines planes continue to operate even though federal investigators discovered last month that they were using unauthorized parts.

Vendor suspended over unauthorized parts in 82 jets

Southwest Airlines Co., the largest low-fare carrier, suspended a maintenance vendor linked to the use of unauthorized parts in 82 Boeing Co. 737 aircraft.