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Kiss gets actress kicked off flight?updated: Wed Sep 28 2011 06:38:00

Did Southwest Airlines boot "The L Word" actress Leisha Hailey for kissing her girlfriend? "Showbiz Tonight" reports.

People.com: Leisha Hailey Kicked Off Southwest Flightupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 14:34:00

Leisha Hailey accuses the airline of homophobia and calls for a boycott

Hurricane forces widespread air, train cancellationsupdated: Mon Aug 29 2011 06:50:00

Here are some of the latest travel-related developments stemming from Hurricane Irene:

Hurricane Irene likely to cause 'horrendous' travel conditionsupdated: Fri Aug 26 2011 16:25:00

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 apologizes for pilot's remarkupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 17:45:00

Southwest Airlines apologizes for offensive remarks one of its pilots made on homosexuals and female flight attendants.

Southwest disciplines pilot for rant during flightupdated: Thu Jun 23 2011 07:22:00

Southwest Airlines disciplined a pilot whose profanity-laced rant about flight attendants was heard by other airplane crews and controllers, officials said Wednesday.

What are the best, worst airlines?updated: Wed May 11 2011 10:21:00

A new Consumer Reports survey reveals that travelers want comfort and reasonable fees, and many airlines don't deliver.

US Airways lands lowest satisfaction ratings in flier surveyupdated: Wed May 11 2011 10:21:00

A new Consumer Reports survey reveals that air travelers want comfort without emptying their wallets -- and many airlines don't deliver.

Plane skids off runway at Chicago airportupdated: Tue Apr 26 2011 20:57:00

A Southwest flight arriving into Chicago's Midway airport slid off the end of the runway. WLS reports.

Southwest plane skids off runwayupdated: Tue Apr 26 2011 20:57:00

A Southwest Airlines plane slid off a runway Tuesday during heavy rain at Chicago Midway International Airport, the airline said.

NTSB: Jet pulled 'alongside' small aircraft in March incidentupdated: Fri Apr 22 2011 23:16:00

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.

Hole forces a Boeing 737 to landupdated: Tue Apr 05 2011 09:37:00

CNN's Ted Rowlands reports on the Southwest flight that made an emergency landing because of a hole in the fuselage.

Pilot explains airplane cabin pressureupdated: Tue Apr 05 2011 09:37:00

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.

Passengers describe emergency landingupdated: Mon Apr 04 2011 08:50:00

Two passengers who were aboard the Southwest Airlines flight diverted to Arizona describe the emergency landing.

Southwest to ground 81 planes after hole prompts emergency landingupdated: Sat Apr 02 2011 12:07:00

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.

Controller, airline crew suspended over incident in Florida skiesupdated: Wed Mar 30 2011 13:34:00

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.

The colorful history of the stewardessupdated: Mon Jan 24 2011 10:00:00

An anonymous flight attendant recently posted an open letter "to the flying public" on the Internet:

CNNMoney: Gas prices: Bracing for more pain at the pumpupdated: Sat Jan 01 2011 09:09:00

Drivers may be bracing for more pain at the pump in 2011 as gas prices continue to head higher.

Loaded gun clip found on planeupdated: Wed Nov 24 2010 05:59:00

A federal law enforcement officer mistakenly left a loaded gun magazine on a Southwest Airlines plane. KTVK reports.

Law enforcement officer left loaded gun magazine on planeupdated: Wed Nov 24 2010 05:59:00

A federal law enforcement officer mistakenly left a loaded gun magazine that was found Tuesday on a Southwest Airlines plane, officials said.

CNNMoney: Stocks drop from 4-month highsupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 17:00:00

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.

CNNMoney: Stocks poised for positive openupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 07:46:00

U.S. stock futures climbed early Monday, boosted by a flurry of deal activity and economic optimism.

Which airline has worst food? Rude staff?updated: Tue Jun 15 2010 18:07:00

Passenger satisfaction with domestic airlines continues to improve, according to one survey released Tuesday.

Cell phones on planes: Time to rethink?updated: Thu May 27 2010 12:51:00

How do you know that the rules restricting electronics on planes are impractical? When you see a crewmember openly texting at 36,000 feet.

CNNMoney: Airline stocks take offupdated: Wed Mar 10 2010 16:57:00

Airline stocks rallied Wednesday, riding a wave of investor sentiment that 2010 is shaping into a profitable year for the industry, experts say.

People.com: Ruby Gettinger: I've Also Endured Un-Friendly Flyingupdated: Thu Feb 18 2010 11:50:00

The reality star, who once weighed 700 lbs., buys a second seat or brings a traveling partner

Director forced from flightupdated: Tue Feb 16 2010 06:49:00

CNN's Anderson Cooper and his panel take a look at the friction between director Kevin Smith and Southwest Airlines.

American raises checked-bag feesupdated: Tue Feb 09 2010 19:25:00

American Airlines has joined its competitors in raising checked luggage fees.

5 ways to avoid a la carte anarchyupdated: Wed Jan 27 2010 12:57:00

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 latest airline to hike bag feesupdated: Thu Jan 14 2010 12:42:00

United Airlines is the latest in a string of major airlines to increase checked luggage fees.

Pre-emptive triage up for bleeding airlinesupdated: Mon Sep 14 2009 10:26:00

Gearing up for further bloodletting, airlines seem to be performing pre-emptive triage.

CNNMoney: Southwest offers early boarding option for $10updated: Wed Sep 02 2009 17:30:00

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.

CNNMoney: Airlines improve for 1st time in 5 yearsupdated: Mon Apr 06 2009 14:22:00

Airline performance improved in 2008 for the first time in five years, according to an annual airline quality report released Monday.

Navigation alert went out to pilots weeks before Buffalo crashupdated: Fri Feb 20 2009 06:15:00

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.

Plane slides off Chicago airport taxiwayupdated: Fri Dec 26 2008 16:07:00

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.

Don't let a survey ruin your tripupdated: Fri Dec 12 2008 10:37:00

Southwest Airlines is the top air carrier in the United States. No, wait; it's American Airlines. Hang on -- make that Virgin America.

8 reasons your travel complaint is being ignoredupdated: Tue Oct 14 2008 11:11:00

It isn't your imagination. Your travel company is giving you the cold shoulder.

CNNMoney: Airlines: Curb oil speculationupdated: Wed Jul 09 2008 18:18:00

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 whistleblower testifiesupdated: Thu Apr 03 2008 22:29:00

FAA Safety Inspector Bobby Boutris testifies about airline safety concerns before the House Transportation committee.

FAA inspectors: Southwest tried to hide safety problemsupdated: Thu Apr 03 2008 09:54:00

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.

FAA: Airlines 99% compliant on 'air-worthiness'updated: Thu Apr 03 2008 01:04:00

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.

FAA looking to see if airlines made safety repairsupdated: Tue Mar 18 2008 18:49:00

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.

FAA to audit airline safetyupdated: Tue Mar 18 2008 18:49:00

Former NTSB vice chairman Bob Francis says the FAA will audit all 737 commercial aircraft for safety compliance.

CNNMoney: Southwest back to normal operationsupdated: Thu Mar 13 2008 11:07:00

Southwest Airlines said it resumed normal operations Thursday after several dozen planes were reinspected on Wednesday.

Southwest planes groundedupdated: Thu Mar 13 2008 11:00:00

As CNN's Drew Griffin reports, 44 Southwest Airlines planes have been grounded for inspections.

Southwest grounds 44 planesupdated: Wed Mar 12 2008 23:36:00

Southwest Airlines was inspecting 44 planes Wednesday after an "ambiguity related to required testing" was found during a review of records, the airline said.

'Unsafe' planes kept in serviceupdated: Fri Mar 07 2008 12:55:00

Southwest Airlines flew aircraft that federal inspectors said were 'unsafe' as recently as last March. CNN's Drew Griffin reports.

Southwest Airlines CEO calls FAA's threat of fine unfairupdated: Fri Mar 07 2008 12:55:00

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.

Records: Southwest Airlines flew 'unsafe' planes updated: Fri Mar 07 2008 02:31:00

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.

NTSB: Pilot erred in runway crash that killed boyupdated: Tue Oct 02 2007 21:29:00

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.

CNNMoney: Southwest Airlines puts an end to 'cattle call'updated: Wed Sep 19 2007 01:49:00

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.

CNNMoney: Flying Southwest? Reconsider that miniskirtupdated: Thu Sep 13 2007 07:31:00

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?

CNNMoney: Northwest profit soars on slashed costsupdated: Tue Jul 31 2007 01:08:00

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.

CNNMoney: Thursday's moversupdated: Thu Apr 19 2007 12:46:00

The following are some of Thursday's most actively traded stocks:

Money Magazine: Have You Got What It Takes to Be Rich?updated: Fri Sep 01 2006 00:01:00

American business lore is filled with tales of dynamic visionaries taking insane risks in pursuit of a distant dream--and then striking it rich. But get past the Texas wildcatters, railroad barons ...

Money Magazine: Myth 1: You've got to have incredible charismaupdated: Mon Aug 21 2006 13:38:00

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.

CNNMoney: Fly the crowded skiesupdated: Fri May 19 2006 21:22:00

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.

CNNMoney: Cut airline feesupdated: Mon Mar 20 2006 11:38:00

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".

Boy killed after plane skids off runway updated: Thu Dec 08 2005 20:52:00

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.

CNNMoney: Southwest pilots to fly moreupdated: Thu Dec 08 2005 08:27:00

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.

Business 2.0: Why Resumes Are Just One Piece of the Puzzleupdated: Thu Dec 01 2005 00:01:00

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...

CNNMoney: Southwest boots woman for shirtupdated: Thu Oct 06 2005 15:23:00

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.

Business 2.0: The Myth of the Disposable Workerupdated: Sat Oct 01 2005 00:01:00

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...

Southwest Airlines 737 evacuated in bomb scareupdated: Fri Aug 05 2005 15:34:00

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.

CNNMoney: Southwest bets fuel profits, stock jumpsupdated: Thu Jul 14 2005 06:54:00

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.

CNNMoney: Southwest Air passing on fuel costsupdated: Mon Mar 14 2005 13:36:00

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.

Business 2.0: A Field Day for Executivesupdated: Wed Dec 01 2004 00:01:00

Earlier this year my wife and I flew into Newark Airport on a Continental Airlines flight from Madrid. We had less than two hours to make a connecting flight to San Francisco, but 70 minutes later ...

Business 2.0: Dare to Be Different Great companies can thrive in lousy industries by tapping their own insights--and saying updated: Wed Sep 01 2004 00:01:00

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...

CNNMoney: Which airline is next?updated: Tue May 25 2004 14:21:00

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.

CNNMoney: Continental Airlines raises U.S. faresupdated: Fri Feb 27 2004 11:20:00

Continental Airlines Inc., the nation's fifth largest commercial carrier, said Friday it increased fares on domestic tickets to offset higher fuel costs.

Fortune: By The Numbersupdated: Mon Feb 09 2004 00:01:00

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...

CNNMoney: Nearly half of flyers use discountersupdated: Mon Jan 12 2004 11:11:00

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.

Money Magazine: Finance 101: A Freshman Parent's Guide So the tuition is paid--but what about insurance for that laptop?updated: Mon Sep 01 2003 00:01:00

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...

Business 2.0: The Face of Your Business If you want to manage customer relationships, invest in your people, not in software.updated: Sun Dec 01 2002 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: The Right Stuff After 20 years of FORTUNE's Most Admired list, we look back at how--and why--the qualities updated: Mon Mar 04 2002 00:01:00

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.

Fortune: The Chairman Of the Board Looks Back As Herb Kelleher hands over the controls, he tells FORTUNE's Katrina Brooker updated: Mon May 28 2001 00:01:00

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 ...

Fortune: Outlaw Flyboy CEOs Two Texas mavericks rant about the wreckage of the U.S. aviation industry--and reveal how updated: Mon Nov 13 2000 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: Behold the Power Of Cheese What kind of book appeals to both hardheaded CEOs and 12-year-olds? The answer is updated: Mon Nov 22 1999 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: Afternoon Movies and Other Keys to Creativityupdated: Mon Sep 27 1999 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: KISS a GEEK, and Other Cute Stock Market Symbolsupdated: Mon Mar 01 1999 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: America's Most Admired Companies Why Leadership Mattersupdated: Mon Mar 02 1998 00:01:00

Intensity of interest in our Most Admired Companies increases every year, so plenty of executives, directors, investors, shareholder activists, and researchers are sure to focus on a change we've m...

Fortune: SUMMER FARES: DEJA VU OF 1992?updated: Mon May 31 1993 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: SOUTHWEST AIRLINES WHERE SERVICE FLIES RIGHTupdated: Mon Aug 24 1992 00:01:00

IN AN AGE WHEN air transport is just another commodity, the lowest fare wins -- and the airlines lose. From where the customer sits, today's air wars are a turkey shoot of travel bargains: two-for-...

Fortune: PORTFOLIO TALK WHY GROWTH STOCKS WILL SURGE AGAINupdated: Mon Jun 29 1992 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: NOW HEAR THIS updated: Mon May 08 1989 00:01:00

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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