Did Southwest Airlines boot "The L Word" actress Leisha Hailey for kissing her girlfriend? "Showbiz Tonight" reports.
Leisha Hailey accuses the airline of homophobia and calls for a boycott
Here are some of the latest travel-related developments stemming from Hurricane Irene:
Perhaps Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell put it best: Saturday is going to be a "horrendous day for travel" as Hurricane Irene sets its sights on the U.S. East Coast.
Southwest Airlines apologizes for offensive remarks one of its pilots made on homosexuals and female flight attendants.
Southwest Airlines disciplined a pilot whose profanity-laced rant about flight attendants was heard by other airplane crews and controllers, officials said Wednesday.
A new Consumer Reports survey reveals that travelers want comfort and reasonable fees, and many airlines don't deliver.
A new Consumer Reports survey reveals that air travelers want comfort without emptying their wallets -- and many airlines don't deliver.
A Southwest flight arriving into Chicago's Midway airport slid off the end of the runway. WLS reports.
A Southwest Airlines plane slid off a runway Tuesday during heavy rain at Chicago Midway International Airport, the airline said.
Acting at the request of an air traffic controller, the pilot of a Southwest Airlines B-737 pulled within one-tenth of a mile of a small, four-seat aircraft last month to check on pilot of the smaller plane, who had not responded to radio calls, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday.
CNN's Ted Rowlands reports on the Southwest flight that made an emergency landing because of a hole in the fuselage.
If you listen closely to the important safety briefing on your next flight, you'll learn that in the unlikely event of a loss of cabin pressurization, oxygen masks will drop from overhead.
Two passengers who were aboard the Southwest Airlines flight diverted to Arizona describe the emergency landing.
Southwest Airlines announced Saturday that it is grounding 81 planes for inspection following an incident in which one of its flights was forced to make an emergency landing after a 3-foot hole tore open in the fuselage of the plane.
An air traffic control supervisor and the crew of a Southwest Airlines jet have been suspended after the controller asked the Southwest Boeing 737 to fly in the vicinity of a small Cirrus aircraft in an effort to check on the welfare of the pilot, authorities said.
An anonymous flight attendant recently posted an open letter "to the flying public" on the Internet:
Drivers may be bracing for more pain at the pump in 2011 as gas prices continue to head higher.
A federal law enforcement officer mistakenly left a loaded gun magazine on a Southwest Airlines plane. KTVK reports.
A federal law enforcement officer mistakenly left a loaded gun magazine that was found Tuesday on a Southwest Airlines plane, officials said.
U.S. stocks kicked off the week with losses Monday, backing off strong gains logged in the previous week, as investors digested a small flurry of corporate dealmaking.
U.S. stock futures climbed early Monday, boosted by a flurry of deal activity and economic optimism.
Passenger satisfaction with domestic airlines continues to improve, according to one survey released Tuesday.
How do you know that the rules restricting electronics on planes are impractical? When you see a crewmember openly texting at 36,000 feet.
Airline stocks rallied Wednesday, riding a wave of investor sentiment that 2010 is shaping into a profitable year for the industry, experts say.
The reality star, who once weighed 700 lbs., buys a second seat or brings a traveling partner
CNN's Anderson Cooper and his panel take a look at the friction between director Kevin Smith and Southwest Airlines.
American Airlines has joined its competitors in raising checked luggage fees.
It used to be so simple: The price you were quoted for an airline ticket, rental car or cruise used to be the price you actually paid.
United Airlines is the latest in a string of major airlines to increase checked luggage fees.
Gearing up for further bloodletting, airlines seem to be performing pre-emptive triage.
Southwest Airlines customers have never been able to reserve a seat, but now they can board flights early in search of a plum spot for an extra ten bucks each way.
Airline performance improved in 2008 for the first time in five years, according to an annual airline quality report released Monday.
Just weeks before a Continental Connection commuter plane crashed near Buffalo, another airline had reminded its pilots about safety issues with instrument approaches at the airport.
A Southwest Airlines plane slid off a snow-covered taxiway Friday at Chicago Midway International Airport in Illinois, but no one was hurt, aviation officials said.
Southwest Airlines is the top air carrier in the United States. No, wait; it's American Airlines. Hang on -- make that Virgin America.
It isn't your imagination. Your travel company is giving you the cold shoulder.
Hundreds of grounded planes. Thousands of lost jobs. Nearly two dozen price hikes. Record oil prices have battered the airline industry, and Wednesday the airlines called on Congress to act.
FAA Safety Inspector Bobby Boutris testifies about airline safety concerns before the House Transportation committee.
Southwest Airlines tried to keep serious problems with its maintenance program hidden and pressured the Federal Aviation Administration to keep out an inspector who noticed the problems, according to two FAA inspectors who blew the whistle on the airline.
The first phase of an audit by the Federal Aviation Administration shows that airlines are 99 percent compliant with mandatory air-worthiness directives, the agency's acting administrator said Wednesday.
The nation's air safety watchdog ordered its inspectors Tuesday to confirm that airlines are complying with federal rules after revelations that Southwest Airlines flew dozens of aircraft without certain mandatory inspections.
Former NTSB vice chairman Bob Francis says the FAA will audit all 737 commercial aircraft for safety compliance.
Southwest Airlines said it resumed normal operations Thursday after several dozen planes were reinspected on Wednesday.
As CNN's Drew Griffin reports, 44 Southwest Airlines planes have been grounded for inspections.
Southwest Airlines was inspecting 44 planes Wednesday after an "ambiguity related to required testing" was found during a review of records, the airline said.
Southwest Airlines flew aircraft that federal inspectors said were 'unsafe' as recently as last March. CNN's Drew Griffin reports.
The CEO of Southwest Airlines said Friday he has ordered an investigation into charges the discount carrier flew airplanes that weren't properly inspected for safety.
Discount air carrier Southwest Airlines flew thousands of passengers on aircraft that federal inspectors said were "unsafe" as recently as last March, according to detailed congressional documents obtained by CNN.
Federal investigators Tuesday blamed the pilot of a Southwest Airlines jet for causing the plane to skid off a runway at Chicago's Midway Airport in 2005, an accident that killed a 6-year-old boy.
The Dallas-based airline says it is making changes to its longtime open seating policy to assign a specific pecking order to travelers waiting to board their Boeing 737 jets.
A second young woman has come forward to claim that Southwest Airlines employees made her cover up on a recent flight, leading jet-setters to ask: Will my outfit fly?
Northwest Airlines Corp., which exited Chapter 11 bankruptcy in May, said Tuesday its quarterly profit, excluding reorganization items, rose 53 percent as its operating expenses tumbled.
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Everyone believes a modern-day leader has to generate a few sparks. "You can't pull together resources and people if you don't have the capacity for making other people want to contribute," says Paul Reynolds, a management professor at Florida International University in Miami.
Growing demand for airline travel, coupled with a tighter supply of seats, means there's likely to be few or no empty seats on your next flight, especially if that flight is this summer.
Airfares are up and there are fewer seats up for grabs. And if that isn't enough, airlines are padding their fares with some extra "gotchas".
Investigators are probing an accident involving a Southwest Airlines jet that skidded off a runway at Chicago's Midway Airport, plowed into an intersection and killed a boy.
Southwest Airlines has struck an agreement with its pilots union to have each of them fly an additional 1.5 hours a month, according to a published report.
Many companies use flawed techniques to find, screen, and hire executive talent. The problem begins with the emphasis placed on resumes; it just doesn't make sense to base a hiring decision on a fe...
Southwest Airlines kicked a woman off one of its flights over a political message on her T-shirt, the airline confirmed Thursday, and published reports say the passenger will sue.
A couple of years ago, an associate dean at Stanford University's business school complained that I hadn't given enough low grades in a course I teach there called "The Paths to Power." When he ask...
A threat against a Southwest Airlines flight prompted the evacuation of the 141 people onboard at Hobby Airport in Houston, Texas, an airline spokeswoman said.
Southwest Airlines' profits jumped 41 percent in the second quarter despite a sharp rise in fuel costs -- a surprisingly strong performance that sparked a rally in the low-fare carrier's stock.
Southwest Airlines is joining several of its rivals in passing along higher fuel costs to customers, but is not adding as much to ticket costs as other airlines have.
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To anyone who has dabbled in the stock market, this bit of trivia comes as no surprise: Herb Kelleher's Southwest Airlines and Sam Walton's Wal-Mart rank first and second as America's best-performi...
With new threats of bankruptcies, and appeals for labor concessions and government assistance, the nation's major airlines are facing a crisis that may well spell the end for one or more carrier in the next few years, according to industry executives and experts.
Continental Airlines Inc., the nation's fifth largest commercial carrier, said Friday it increased fares on domestic tickets to offset higher fuel costs.
Ever since we launched FORTUNE's Most Powerful Women list in 1998, we've noticed that many top-performing companies--such as Citigroup, Southwest Airlines, Viacom, and Avon--have an above-average p...
Low-cost airlines are now carrying almost half the passengers flying and regional jet service has grown 140 percent over the last two years, according to a report from the Department of Transportation Monday.
Your child is heading off to college, and you've devised a plan to pay the big bill. But as Marc Freedman, a financial planner in Peabody, Mass., says, "parents usually plan for the expense of coll...
A few months ago, my wife and I planned to fly Virgin Atlantic to London, but the airline messed up our reservation. When I called to get it fixed, I waited, and waited, and waited some more for s...
Mystery shrouds it. Academic studies have been done on it. Investment decisions are prompted by it. We even know that the bonuses of some corporate PR executives have been based on it.
If there's one thing Herb Kelleher is famous for, it's telling stories. He has loads and loads of them: There was the time he pretended to be his own evil twin brother; the time he did a soft-shoe ...
They're the two best executives in America's single worst industry. After a summer of canceled flights and excruciating delays, everyone is dumping on the aviation industry. But not all airlines ar...
An excellent way to embarrass your friends this fall is to ask them the name of the current No. 1 best-selling business book. It isn't a trick question; the book has been No. 1 on virtually every l...
You're the team leader on a crucial new-product design project that's running weeks behind schedule. Your people are tired, tense, and out of ideas, and as the deadline looms, everyone's getting mo...
Peter Lynch says you should know what you own and know why you own it. Perhaps he should add, Know what it spells. The companies below have opted for one-word ticker symbols--although in some cases...
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Is the U.S. airline industry headed for another suicidal fare war? Last summer a 50%-off sale filled the sunny skies, and the players are still smarting from the losses. America West Airlines and N...
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It's been a tough year for growth stock investors. As the economic recovery lifts industrial shares to new highs, many growth stocks are withering. But Gordon Fines, manager of the IDS New Dimensio...
CHARLOTTE GODDARD, 41, spokeswoman for Southwest Airlines, on her company's decision to include a paper airplane in its annual report:
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