Almost two weeks after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grounded all Boeing 737 MAX jets, and still without a clear timeline for them to go back into service, airlines are still dealing with the impact. Continue reading Boeing 737 MAX Update: Flight Cancellations Continue for American Airlines, Southwest
Herb Kelleher, the Southwest Airlines co-founder and former CEO who sketched the idea for what would become the world’s most influential low-cost-carrier on a napkin in a San Antonio restaurant more than 50 years ago, has died. He was 87.
“Today, we’ve lost our beloved friend Herb,” Southwest CEO Gary Kelly said Thursday in a video message. “Herb loved people. He loved life, and without a doubt he loved Southwest Airlines.”
Trying to maintain a nut-free environment on airplanes is virtually impossible, but a number of carriers are taking steps to offer solutions to the problem. Following is a roundup of the allergy policies of U.S. major carriers and whether or not they serve nuts on their flights.
Southwest Airlines will stop serving peanuts on its flights this summer, nixing a snack that has been nearly synonymous with the carrier itself.
The Dallas-based airline says it’s making the change to help protect passengers who have severe peanut allergies.
The bags are safe. Beyond that, however, Southwest Airlines might start charging fees for other things in the foreseeable future.
CEO Gary Kelly told analysts and reporters Wednesday he has “no thought whatsoever” to starting charging bag or change fees. Southwest markets its lack of those fees to help it stand out against its more fee-heavy rivals.
Southwest Airlines will begin 2X-daily nonstop Fort Lauderdale, Florida-Havana, Cuba, service and 1X-daily nonstop Tampa, Florida-Havana service on Dec. 12, the Dallas-based airline announced Oct. 13.
Elite frequent fliers, you can now fly standby on Southwest.
We’re officially in the dog days of summer. That peaceful time of year where everything quiets down, Europeans don’t have to work and I wait desperately to see who will win “Master Chef.”
It’s also a huge month for vacations, and with folks flooding the airport, it’s a good time to reignite the issue of why the hotel industry must get behind the TSA and support enrolling people in Pre✓.