Tag: Southwest Airlines

Plane Evacuated after Samsung Smartphone Starts Smoking

Reading Time: 2 minutes An overheating, smoking Samsung smartphone forced the evacuation of a Southwest Airlines jet that was preparing to take off Wednesday from the Louisville airport. The incident raised fresh trouble for Samsung, which saw its new Galaxy Note 7 device recalled last month because of overheating batteries. Samsung, Southwest and federal aviation safety officials declined to […]

Plane Returns To LAX After Blowing Tire On Takeoff

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Southwest Airlines flight bound for Nashville returned to Los Angeles International Airport after blowing a tire Monday evening on takeoff. Flight 2634 with 147 people aboard returned to the airport shortly after takeoff and leaked a significant amount of hydraulic fluid on landing, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. No one aboard the […]

Southwest Airlines And Pilot Union Reach Tentative Agreement

Reading Time: < 1 minute Southwest Airlines Co. announced that it has reached a tentative agreement (TA) on the terms of a new contract for its Pilots. “We appreciate our Pilots and recognize their role in the Company’s success,” said Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Mike Van de Ven. “With the support and assistance of the NMB, the […]

Southwest Airlines Cancels More Than 450 Flights After Computer Glitch

Reading Time: < 1 minute Southwest Airlines passengers scrambled to reschedule flights after hundreds were canceled because of technical glitches. The airline announced that more than 450 flights have been canceled in attempt to get planes back in line. The cancelations were primarily a result of displaced crews and aircraft. “Simply put, if the Crews aren’t in place, the planes […]

Six US Airlines Granted Permission to Operate Cuba Flights

Reading Time: 2 minutes Six US airlines have been granted permission by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to begin scheduled flights between the US and Cuba in the autumn. The awards follow last December’s bilateral agreement between the US and Cuba to restart scheduled commercial flights between the countries. The route authorities were approved for non-Havana services; DOT […]

Southwest Pilots Claim 737-8 MAX Not Covered By Contract

Reading Time: 2 minutes Southwest Airlines’ pilots union is seeking court protection to prevent the airline from operating Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft without a contract provision for the type—a lawsuit the airline called “premature.” The Southwest Airlines Pilots’ Association (SWAPA) filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas for “status quo” protection against what the […]

Southwest Airlines Stock Higher on Strong Q1 Earnings Expectations

Reading Time: < 1 minute Southwest Airlines (LUV – Get Report) stock is gaining by 0.42% to $47.33 in late-morning trading on Wednesday, as the airline prepares to release its 2016 first quarter financial results before the market open on Thursday. Analysts have forecast for a year-over-year increase in both earnings and revenue. Southwest Airlines is projected to report earnings […]

US Carriers Apply to Start Scheduled Flights to Cuba

Reading Time: 2 minutes All four US major carriers and at least three independents filed applications with the US government Wednesday seeking approval to provide nonstop services to Cuba. The flood of filings, submitted March 2, come after the US and Cuba announced an agreement in February to resume scheduled commercial air service. Services are expected to begin late […]

AA B738 and WN B737 Planes In Ground Collision At Detroit

Reading Time: < 1 minute Both aircraft received damage in a ground collision at Detroit-Metropolitan Airport. All persons inide both aircraft remained unhurt. In pre-dawn darkness and light snowfall, American flight 1241 was to taxi to its de-icing position on the de-icng pad next to the northern end of runway 21R, when its right winglet came in contact with the […]

First Boeing 737 MAX Flight Expected Friday

Reading Time: < 1 minute As long as Mother Nature and other factors cooperate, the first Boeing 737 MAX aircraft is expected to take to the skies over Washington on Friday, January 29. The 737 MAX has received over 3,000 orders from more than 60 customers worldwide.  Although the Airbus A320neo has received more orders than the MAX program, the […]