Southwest Cancels Boeing 737 Max Flights till 2020, Pulls Out of Newark

Southwest Airlines confirmed last week  that it won’t fly the grounded Boeing 737 Max until next year. The airline also announced that it’s pulling out of Newark Liberty International Airport this November.

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Southwest Celebrates Shark Week

Southwest in partnership with Discovery Channel, launched a campaign bringing the fun of Shark Week to flying fans this summer. The carrier is celebrating Shark Week throughout July, ahead of Shark Week on Discovery beginning Sunday, July 28. All In on Shark Week Southwest Airlines has launched a Shark Week fleet in celebration of the Discovery…

Southwest Updates Family Boarding Policy After Incident

Southwest Airlines has updated its family boarding policy. The change comes following an incident that passengers believed to be discriminatory. Back in 2017, a gay couple were flying with their three children and one of the men’s mother. When they attempted to board their flight during “family boarding, they were not allowed to do so.…

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…