Southwest Suspends Boeing 737 Max Flights Through August 5th

Southwest Airlines announced in an email that it’s suspending Boeing 737 Max flights through much of the busy summer travel season. The announcement will ground the troubled planes until August 5, two months longer than initially planned.

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Southwest Lets You Change all March Flights For Free

The FAA ordered all Boeing 737 Max 8 planes grounded last week after the Ethiopia Airlines crash. The US was one of the lone holdouts after many other countries had already grounded them. New details emerged, showing that the crash was similar to another incident months ago on the same model. Southwest was initially letting…

Southwest Airlines Extends Schedule Through November 2019

Southwest Airlines or supposed to extend their schedule yesterday. Then they said that they we would extend it on March 18th. But instead they did so today. They are currently accepting air reservations through November 2, 2019. On May 23, 2019 they will open the schedule for sale through January 5, 2020. Guru’s Wrap-up It’s…

Southwest Airlines Postpones Schedule Extension to March 18th

Update: Southwest schedule had been actually updated today. They are currently accepting air reservations through November 2, 2019. On May 23, 2019 we will open our schedule for sale through January 5, 2020. HT: Lenny in comments Southwest flights are currently bookable through October 1, 2019. A new schedule extension was due to come out…

Southwest Flights Grounded Nationwide Friday Morning Over Computer Glitch

Southwest Airlines issued a nationwide ground stop Friday morning, reportedly following a technical issue with its computer systems. Passengers began reporting delayed flights as early as 5:30 a.m. (EST) via Twitter. The airline also responded to many travelers via the social media platform, apologizing for the “inconvenience” and assuring customers the technical team was working…

Southwest Airlines Has Been Under FAA Investigation For a Year

The Wall Street Journal revealed today that Southwest Airlines has been under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration for a year. The investigation is focused on its aircraft weight and balance calculations, which is a critical step before takeoff. It began back in February 2018. Based on internal documents and interviews, as many as one third of Southwest’s…

Southwest Says NO to Basic Economy and Baggage Fees

Most American carriers have now introduced Basic Economy to their ticket offerings. JetBlue is next in line to do so. That’s a bare bones ticket that really doesn’t guarantee you much else besides a seat on a plane. But it looks like Southwest will not be mimicking it’s competitors. They also do not plan to…