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Ask Airfarewatchdog: Your Air Travel Questions Answered

George Hobica | Posted 08.01.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

Ruins, Snorkeling, Beach? Where To Go? Q: My daughter, Sarah (18) and I would like to take a special, high school graduation celebratory trip to a wa...

Are You a Leader or Just a Manager?

Matt Tenney | Posted 07.22.2013 | Business
Matt Tenney

It seems that on almost a daily basis, I see or hear the words "leader" and "manager" used interchangeably. (In fact, I sometimes catch myself using t...

Southwest Airlines Cutting Costs With Used Planes

AP | DAVID KOENIG | Posted 05.15.2013 | Travel

DALLAS -- Southwest Airlines Co. is delaying delivery of new airplanes and filling the gap with used planes to reduce spending over the next five year...

Disagreement With A Flight Attendant Leads To Emergency Landing And Three Passengers Removed

AP | Posted 07.08.2013 | Travel

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Southwest Airlines flight from Orlando to Providence made an unscheduled stop in South Carolina. Southwest ...

Cheap Flights On JetBlue, Southwest

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.08.2013 | Travel

Looking for cheap flights and willing to buy your tickets quick? JetBlue's "Flight Club" sale ends May 7, featuring fares ranging from a rock-bott...

Connecting the Dots Between Envelopes and Clearcuts: New Company Announcements in ForestEthics' Campaign Against SFI Greenwash

Kristi Chester Vance | Posted 06.30.2013 | Green
Kristi Chester Vance

This week Office Depot, Southwest Airlines, Cricket Communications, and Hewlett-Packard joined the growing market trend against the logging industry's greenwash program, The 'Sustainable Forestry Initiative' (SFI).

Ten Horrible Pilots We Hope We Never Fly With

George Hobica | Posted 06.22.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

There are plenty of instances where pilots have misbehaved throughout history -- some of them almost hilariously. Here is a look back at some very memorable misfeasance. After all, they're only human.

America's Meanest Airlines

U.S. News Travel | Posted 06.09.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

ellenm1 / Flickr The 2013 Airline Quality Ratings (AQR) report -- released on Monday, April 8 -- shows that the U.S. Department of Transportation re...

The Best (And Worst) Customer Service In The US

Posted 03.18.2013 | Travel

A new survey investigating which US airlines offer the best "customer experience" has found that most domestic carriers get lackluster ratings and tha...

WATCH: So That's How They Change Plane Engines

Posted 03.13.2013 | Travel

Ever wonder what goes into jet engine maintenance? A new video from Southwest Airlines has at least some of the answers; it shows just how much wor...

Confessions Of An Airline Lost And Found Agent | Posted 03.07.2013 | Travel

Imagine you have just returned home after a long flight and realize you've accidentally left your brand new iPad tucked in the airplane's seat back po...

Travel Insurance For Seniors

George Hobica | Posted 05.06.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

Because you're probably on Medicare, you should know that your medical insurance won't cover costs abroad.

The ABC's of Travel

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.04.2013 | Travel
Lisa Mirza Grotts

I have written a book on travel etiquette, but unfortunately, many people have not read it, and many more people are not aware of the ABC's of travel....

Southwest, AirTran Combine Bookings

AP | Posted 02.19.2013 | Travel

DALLAS -- Southwest Airlines Co. and its subsidiary AirTran Airways have combined more booking systems to make it easier to purchase flights on both. ...

Why I'm Afraid to Fly

Mary K. Moore | Posted 03.31.2013 | Travel
Mary K. Moore

In fact, if you gave me the choice between a plane crash and being attacked by a shark, I'll take the shark every time. I can punch a shark. He might spit me out.

What Airline Takes Care Of Infants?

George Hobica | Posted 04.05.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

Flying internationally? If there's a choice, you definitely want to choose a foreign-based airline over a U.S.-based one.

Say It Ain't So, Southwest!

Posted 01.28.2013 | Travel

Southwest Airlines' CEO Gary Kelly spoke with CNBC's "Squawk Box" Thursday morning to discuss his company's 4th quarter earnings, and slipped in that ...

Southwest Plane From Denver Blows Tires During Aborted Takeoff

AP | Posted 01.22.2013 | Denver

By ASSOCIATED PRESS DENVER -- Southwest Airlines officials say the pilot of a Las Vegas-bound flight aborted takeoff from the Denver airport after ...

Southwest's Surprising New Fee

Posted 01.22.2013 | Travel

For those who just can't stand to board their flight with the general masses, Southwest Airlines has the solution. The Dallas-based carrier has introd...

AirTran To Offer Daily Flight From Denver To Mexico

AP | Posted 12.27.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- Southwest Airlines and its subsidiary AirTran Airways are launching another flight between Denver and Mexico. Southwest said Wednesday that...

Southwest Airlines Heads To The Caribbean

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 12.27.2012 | Latino Voices

Southwest Airlines is headed to the Caribbean. Florida is becoming so full of Puerto Rican new arrivals that the low-cost airline will start new ro...

Southwest Plane From Denver Makes Emergency Landing In Omaha

AP | Posted 12.26.2012 | Denver

OMAHA, Neb. -- More than 100 airline passengers have already left Omaha after their plane made an uneventful emergency landing on Christmas Day. Sout...

Airline Owes Customers 5.8 Million Beers!

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 12.14.2012 | Money

Southwest Airlines has settled a lawsuit to the tune of an estimated $29 million -- or 5.8 million unredeemed alcoholic beverages valued at $5 each, ...

Jet Slides Off Taxiway At DIA

AP | Posted 11.11.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- A Southwest Airlines jet slid off a taxiway at Denver International Airport on Saturday amid light snowfall and freezing temperatures. DIA ...

Too Fat To Fly?

U.S. News Travel | Posted 01.10.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Should the sizeable be forced to spend more if they can't wiggle into a standard-size coach seat?