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Are Frequent Flier Programs A Fool's Game?

U.S. News Travel | Posted 09.22.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

N i c o l a / Flickr Airline loyalty programs have long tempted their most frequent customers with upgrades, bonus points and other forms of spec...

Big Change Coming To Southwest Airlines

AP | By DAVID KOENIG | Posted 08.31.2014 | Travel

DALLAS (AP) — After four decades of expanding to all corners of the lower 48 states, Southwest Airlines flew into new territory on Tuesday — Jamai...

Free Vacations! Free Vacations!

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.23.2014 | Travel

Here's a friendly PSA for travelers who like free things: Southwest is giving away vacations. In honor of their 43rd "birthday", the airline is ho...

Discovering Your Purpose

Karin Volo | Posted 08.10.2014 | Impact
Karin Volo

Discovering your purpose is probably the most important work you'll do in your life and career. The same holds true for discovering a company purpose. It is essential to know why you do what you do.

The 'Un'American Way?

Jim Goldman | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
Jim Goldman

I'm writing this from an overly crowded bus taking me from American Airlines' "remote terminal" back to the main terminal at LAX. I wish I could say I...

8 Ways to Really Travel Better

Gene Marks | Posted 06.26.2014 | Travel
Gene Marks

Carry a spare battery. Let's face it, no matter what your laptop manufacturer says, your battery is going to go on you mid trip, right? Fork over the extra bucks and buy another one. They usually weigh around a pound.

Southwest Shares

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 06.24.2014 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

Southwest Airlines remains one of the most remarkable success stories in American business over the past quarter century. After its first year as a st...

Growing Discount Airlines Learn The Hard Way You Can't Leave Workers Behind

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 04.24.2014 | Business

JetBlue and Southwest Airlines are starting to look less like innovative upstarts -- complete with low fares and unusual perks -- and more like their ...

Average Is Over. Abundance Is Not.

Robert E. Johnson | Posted 06.18.2014 | Education
Robert E. Johnson

In the business of higher education, we must educate students for jobs that may not yet exist to solve problems not yet known.

Top 5 Reasons Why 'The Customer Is Always Right' Is Wrong

Alexander Kjerulf | Posted 06.15.2014 | Business
Alexander Kjerulf

The phrase "The customer is always right" is typically used by businesses to convince customers that they will get good service at this company and convince employees to give customers good service; however, I think businesses should abandon this phrase once and for all.

Southwest Flight Diverted After Midair Scare

AP | Posted 06.13.2014 | Crime

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man removed from a California-bound Southwest Airlines aircraft after he allegedly tried to open a door during flight wa...

Why Every Startup Should Hire Skateboarders

Brian Hanley | Posted 06.10.2014 | Small Business
Brian Hanley

Check out the following techniques for a creative spark: 1. The Melting Pot Use your skills and passions to your advantage. Integrate three ...

America's Meanest Airlines 2014

U.S. News Travel | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

The 2014 Airline Quality Ratings report, released April 7, shows that United Airlines is finally beginning to recover from its merger with Continental Airlines, which took place in 2010. But that wasn't enough to keep United from earning the lowest AQR score of all national airlines for the fourth year in a row.

Bringing Joy and Fun to Your Company Culture

Karin Volo | Posted 05.26.2014 | Business
Karin Volo

Did you know the average 4-year-old laughs 300 times a day, and for the average 40-year-old it might be four times? Amazing companies are bringing the...

Organizational Culture Meets Porn

Eduardo P. Braun | Posted 05.26.2014 | Business
Eduardo P. Braun

Create a sense of purpose. Which is the dream? It must be something that wakes up emotions, that makes us jump out of bed every morning and run to work -- and don't dare tell me the dream is to increase sales by 10 percent.

Recording Captures Confusion During Wrong-Airport Landing

AP | Posted 03.25.2014 | Travel

DALLAS (AP) — A newly released air traffic control recording captures the confusion when a Southwest plane landed at the wrong Missouri airport in J...

Southwest's Going International

AP | DAVID KOENIG | Posted 07.01.2014 | Travel

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines Co. is expanding beyond the continental United States with flights beginning in July to the Caribbean. The airline...

Mother, Sex Object, Worker: The Transformation of the Female Flight Attendant

Lisa Wade | Posted 03.18.2014 | Women
Lisa Wade

In the '40s and '50s marketing presented the flight attendant as a mother or wife. Twenty years later, they sexualized their flight attendants in order to appeal to businessmen, who still made up a majority of their customers.

OOPS!: Southwest Flight Lands At Wrong Missouri Airport

AP | JIM SALTER | Posted 03.14.2014 | Travel

Federal officials are investigating why a Southwest Airlines flight that was supposed to land at Branson Airport in southwest Missouri instead landed ...

How To Get A Better Seat Next Time You Fly

George Hobica | Posted 03.05.2014 | Travel
George Hobica

It now costs $200 to change or cancel a non-refundable airfare on the remaining "legacy" U.S. airlines (American, Delta, United, and US Airways), and a bit less on some other airlines. But there are ways of avoiding the fee.

Southwest Adds Some BWI Flights

AP | Posted 12.16.2013 | Travel

LINTHICUM, Md. (AP) — Southwest Airlines is adding two new nonstop flights to Portland, Ore., and Oakland, Calif., from Baltimore-Washington Interna...

Give Customers Holiday Experiences They Can Share

Kare Anderson | Posted 02.09.2014 | Business
Kare Anderson

When you step inside the historic Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco you are swept into a sumptuous holiday scene that includes a towering Christmas t...

6 of the World's Best Budget Airlines

Budget Travel | Posted 01.26.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Travel can be an expensive hobby -- you have to figure out where to stay, what do see and do, what to eat, and more importantly, how to get there, and all without breaking the bank. Flying can often be the priciest part of the journey.

Best U.S. Airlines: 2013 Edition

Tracy Stewart | Posted 11.07.2013 | Travel
Tracy Stewart

It's that time of year again. The Airfarewatchdog team has been hard at work crunching numbers to determine the best domestic airlines. (In case you m...

Southwest Keeps It Simple

Posted 10.24.2013 | Travel

Southwest Airlines is one of the top 10 simplest US companies, according to an index Tuesday yesterday by Siegel+Gale, a brand strategy firm in New Yo...