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Southwest Airlines Orders Pizza--On The Tarmac

7News Denver | Deb Stanley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- No one likes to have their flight diverted, but when it happened to a group of passengers flying to Denver, their flight crew made sure they...

Time Magazine Takes on Aviation. Time Loses.

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Christine Negroni

Time's article is phenomenally bad reporting, picking on aviation with a kind of thoughtlessness that's more embarrassing to the publication than to the industry.

60 Severed Heads Found At Little Rock Airport

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

This might be one of the strangest stories we've heard in awhile: A Southwest Airlines employee alerted Little Rock authorities when he uncovered a sh...

Frontier Airlines Lives On, Will Become Official Brand Name Of Republic Airways

AP | JOSHUA FREED | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

MINNEAPOLIS — The Midwest Airlines name is going away. Republic Airways Holdings Inc., which owns both Midwest and Frontier Airlines, said on T...

Revolutionizing Corporate Communication: 6 Tips for Integrating Social Media and Inspiring Organizational Change

Paula Berg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Paula Berg

Many organizations still view social media as a risk, burden, or side show. But it's a gift. As social media practitioners the onus is on us to change and revolutionize corporate communication.

The Pros and "Cons" of Hidden Airline Fees

Jodi Beggs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jodi Beggs

It all started with the olive. Back in 1987, American Airlines became a pioneer in the declining amenities trend by eliminating olives on salads in o...

4 Tips for Measuring Social Media: It's Not All About The Numbers

Paula Berg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Paula Berg

In 2006 the responsibility of Southwest Airlines' social media efforts fell into my lap. I knew nothing about social media at the time, but I had no choice but to make it part of my life.

A Plea to Kevin Smith: Fatty, Accept Thyself

Laura Beck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Laura Beck

Every time he says that he's trying to lose weight, it's a win for them. Every time he says he's not "that big," it's a win for them.

Flying Fat

Michael Kimmel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Kimmel

I think that overweight people receive a special opprobrium, because we regard their obesity as a moral failing. We're a culture that doesn't like any visible sign of appetite.

"Up in the Air" Overweight! Then Chances Are You Need Two Seats On Southwest Airlines! What Are Your Chances of Landing a High Paying Job?

Stephen Viscusi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stephen Viscusi

By Stephen Viscusi Recently the headlines were filled with the story about movie director, Kevin Smith, who directed "Cop Out". He was asked to l...

Why SoCal Residents Should Feel Betrayed By Both Toyota and Southwest Airlines

Charles Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Feldman

Both Toyota and Southwest are companies that gained customers based, in large measure, on the good will they created over many years. That is why many SoCal customers feel so betrayed.

Kevin Smith v. Southwest Airlines : Getting The Real Skinny

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lee Stranahan

Kevin Smith knew he'd get hammered when he went public with this. He went ahead and did it anyway. God bless him for it.

Kevin Smith & the Gift Of Honesty

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Joseph

Instead of complaining about his treatment, Kevin Smith should be thanking those flight attendants and that pilot for a moment of honesty that he was probably sorely in need of.

Fly The Skinny Skies

Lloyd Garver | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lloyd Garver

The other day actor-director Kevin Smith was removed from his seat on a plane and forced to leave. The reason: he was too fat, or as the airlines say, "He was a person of size."

12 New Southwest Airlines Rules

Doug Molitor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Doug Molitor

First, they kicked Courtney Love off a plane, and I did not complain because I was not a smoker. Then they kicked Ivana Trump off a plane, and I did ...

Why Nobody* Should Be Kicked Off An Airplane

Charlotte Hilton Andersen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Hilton Andersen

No matter your weight, mental capacity or even air-sickness propensity -- as long as you keep your hands to yourself, you can sit next to me.

What Happened on Southwest Flight 2534: A First-Person Account

Margaret Gray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Margaret Gray

I was a passenger on the flight Saturday from Las Vegas to Burbank. I want to tell you what happened from a passenger's point of view. The flight was uneventful until we neared Burbank.

Kevin Smith's Southwest Assault means for the future of PR

CNET News | Caroline McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Caroline McCarthy writes that Kevin Smith's response to being kicked off of a Southwest flight because he was "foo fat," "may be the best example we'v...

Kevin Smith: Too Fat to Fly?

Ruth Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ruth Fowler

It's a symptom of the complete absurdity of political correctness to send out a message that to be grossly obese is OK. It's not. It's not OK to be anorexic, and it's not OK to be enormously obese.

Burbank Bound Southwest Flight Narrowly Avoids Collision, 2 Injured

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

BURBANK, Calif. — The Federal Aviation Administration says two flight attendants were injured when a Southwest Airlines pilot took sudden evasiv...

Kevin Smith, Too Fat to Fly? Weightism or Safety Risk?

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dr. Susan Albers

The question that seems unanswered by the news releases and blogs is whether this is a case of a real security risk, disrupting passenger comfort or a case of weightism?

Lessons and Fun at LA Times Travel Show

Terry Gardner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Terry Gardner

Two Climbers on the Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite Climbing Wall (All photos by Terry Gardner) After bungy jumping in New Zealand last year, I thought th...

US Airways vs Southwest Airlines: A Clear Winner

Trish Kinney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Trish Kinney

It was a stormy day in the Phoenix metropolitan area and it had already been raining for a while. The city was bracing for high winds and more rain, ...

Air France Tells Obese Fliers To Buy Second Seat, Will Refund If Flight Isn't Full

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Air France has clarified their position on overweight passengers, making it clear that larger passengers will be asked to buy a second ticket for 75% ...

Miracle on the Hudson, Not the Only Aviation Success Story

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christine Negroni

Every year there are aviation events that go unnoted because actions of pilots, flight attendants and air traffic controllers prevented something bad from becoming awful.