Southwest Airlines to use biofuels made from ‘forest residues’ beginning in 2016

Southwest Airlines announced Wednesday that it plans to buy some biofuels made from waste wood, for use in its San Francisco Bay airports beginning in two years. To use Southwest’s phrasing, it is purchasing “low carbon renewable jet fuel, made using forest residues that will help reduce the risk of destructive wildfires in the Western […]

Southwest Airlines introduces a Modern New Look

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Southwest Airlines introduced a modern new look to its iconic brand today at an event dedicated to its Employees. The airline proudly unveiled a new aircraft livery, named Heart One, airport experience, and logo. The new look puts the airline’s Heart on display, showcasing the strength of the nearly 46,000 Employees Companywide—whose dedication can be […]

Boeing’s densely packed 737 version – Which Airlines would be Interested?

As airlines try to pack more passengers into their planes, ordinary travelers are feeling the squeeze. Now, Boeing is releasing an even more densely packed version of its most popular plane, the Boeing 737. I’ll examine why Boeing is launching this model, what it means for airlines, and how soon you could be flying in […]

U.S. News & World Report – Best Airline Rewards Programs for 2014-2015

To help travelers make the most of airline and hotel rewards, U.S. News & World Report today released the 2014-15 Best Travel Rewards Programs. This year’s rankings feature information on 27 airline and hotel programs. New this year, JetBlue’s TrueBlue frequent flier plan is the No. 1 Best Airline Rewards Program. Marriott Rewards once again […]

Southwest Announces New Service between Dallas Love Field and The Bay Area

Southwest Airlines today added new flights for Customers’ travel through early March 2015, bringing two additional destinations to the carrier’s complement of Cities with new nonstop service to and from Dallas (Love Field). Flights between the heart of Dallas and both San Francisco International Airport and Oakland International Airport begin Jan. 6, 2015, with introductory […]

FAA Fines Southwest Airlines $12 Million for Safety Violations on 737s

The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners. Beginning in 2006, Southwest made “extreme makeover” alterations to eliminate potential cracking of the aluminum skin on 44 jetliners, the FAA said. An FAA […]

Southwest Airlines Begins International Service To Three Countries

The Employees of Southwest Airlines today launched an international future for America’s largest domestic airline* by inaugurating service to three Caribbean destinations from three of its US gateway cities. Southwest Airlines’ first international departure, Flight 1804 from Baltimore/Washington to Oranjestad, Aruba, departed ontime at 8:30am EDT, closely followed by Southwest Flight 906 to Montego Bay, […]