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U.S. Sues Southwest Airlines Over 'Failed' Plane Repairs

AP | DAVID KOENIG | Posted 01.04.2015 | Travel

DALLAS (AP) — The federal government is suing Southwest Airlines Co. after failing to reach a settlement with the carrier over allegations that repa...

How To Check A Bag For Free

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 11.05.2014 | Travel

These days, it seems like airlines are doing everything in their power to add more fees onto a simple plane ticket. In 2013 alone, U.S. airlines earne...

This Couple Had A Wedding In The Sky. Here's What It Looked Like.

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 11.03.2014 | Weddings

A wedding at 32,000 feet? Yep, it happened. Dottie Coven and Keith Stewart got married on a Southwest Airlines flight from Nashville to Dallas thi...

Flight Crew Boogies To 'Shake It Off,' Makes Airports Fun Again

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 01.12.2015 | Travel

And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate... But Southwest's flight team will just "shake it off." A Nashville-based ramp & ops crew for the airline sh...

When the Customer Is Wrong

Darren Hardy | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
Darren Hardy

Yes, the customer is important and it is good business to deliver a great experience, but NOT at the sacrifice of you, your people, or your ability to serve other more appreciative customers.

Best Airport Day Ever!!!

Kevin Richberg | Posted 11.27.2014 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

Today has been the most amazing day I've ever spent at an airport ever in my life! And I've only been here for 40 minutes. Let's start at the beg...

Aviation's Effort to Combat Laser Attacks #Ineffective #Insane

Christine Negroni | Posted 11.08.2014 | Crime
Christine Negroni

No less a brainiac than Albert Einstein could have weighed in on the phenomenally ineffective efforts of American aviation and law enforcement to combat laser attacks on airplanes.

Here Is Really Why Airlines Are Shrinking Your Leg Room

Seriously Skewed | Posted 11.05.2014 | Comedy
Seriously Skewed

In the past couple of weeks, no less than three physical fights have broken out between passengers on commercial planes over the right to recline thei...

Southwest Airlines Loses 85-Year-Old Passenger

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.27.2014 | Weird News

Airlines misplace luggage all the time, but Southwest Airlines is coming under fire for losing a passenger. After visiting her daughter, Alice Vati...

SeaWorld And Southwest Airlines To End Partnership

AP | By MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 09.30.2014 | Green

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld Entertainment are ending their 25-year-old marketing partnership, officials with both companies...

Family Asked To Deboard Plane After Dad Sends Tweet Criticizing Gate Agent

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.24.2014 | Parents

A Minnesota dad isn't exactly feeling the "LUV" after he and his two kids were removed from a Southwest Airlines flight last weekend following confusi...

Sketching at 30,000 Feet

Marc Trujillo | Posted 09.22.2014 | Arts
Marc Trujillo

When I travel, I always have a sketchbook with me and I like doing small studies like this one in gouache.

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.