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Drought Leaves Slim Pickings For Migrating Birds

AP | By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 11.21.2011 | Green

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- From nesting grounds in Alaska and Idaho to the prairie potholes in Canada, thousands of sandhill cranes, snow geese and other mi...

Gay Up and Fly Right

Mariah Hanson | Posted 12.13.2011 | Gay Voices
Mariah Hanson

Some might say, "Grab your bag and head to another airline." And indeed, Leisha and Cam have taken that stance. I say, "Southwest, be 'plane smart' and take this opportunity to further educate your employees."

How Southwest Deals With Disgruntled Passengers

Posted 12.05.2011 | Travel

By Scott McCartney, The Wall Street Journal Southwest Airlines gives flight attendants detailed training in how to resolve conflicts and deal with ...

PHOTOS: Which Celebrity Will Southwest Kick Off Next?

Posted 11.28.2011 | Comedy

First Kevin Smith. Then Billie Joe Armstrong. Now, Leisha Hailey of "The L Word." Is there any celebrity Southwest airlines won't kick off a flight? ...

PDA Hullabaloo: 'L Word' Actress Urges Fans to Boycott Southwest Airlines

AP | By TRACIE CONE | Posted 11.27.2011 | Los Angeles

-- A lesbian actress who starred in the Showtime cable show "The L Word" says she was escorted off a Southwest Airlines flight for kissing a woman, w...

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Kicked Off Flight For Baggy Pants

Posted 11.02.2011 | Travel

Billie Joe Armstrong's Labor Day weekend is off to a rocky start after the Green Day frontman was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight Thursday for ...

Andrew Burmon

More Rights For Airline Passengers...

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Burmon | Posted 10.24.2011 | Travel

A series of pro-passenger Department of Transportation airline regulations aimed at decreasing the number and length of tarmac delays, making extra ti...

Southwest Pilot Apologizes For Profane Anti-Gay Rant

Posted 08.30.2011 | Chicago

The Southwest Airlines pilot whose profane and offensive anti-gay rant was broadcast over cockpit radio, then shared around the world, has issued writ...

Southwest Rant -- Holding Pilots to a Higher Standard

Christine Negroni | Posted 08.24.2011 | Travel
Christine Negroni

What's behind this a state of horrified outrage over the presumed-to-be-private conversation between two men piloting a flight from Austin to San Diego?

LISTEN: Southwest Pilot's Shocking Anti-Gay Rant -- And He's Still Flying

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 08.24.2011 | Chicago

A Southwest Airlines pilot is back in the skies after accidentally broadcasting a profane, gay-bashing tirade directed at the Chicago-based flight cre...

What Recipe Do You Want To Be Remembered For?

Food52 | Posted 07.10.2011 | Food
Food52

What recipe do you want to be remembered for -- by your children (real or hypothetical) or even among friends? It's a heavy question, we know, but a g...

FAA Orders Safety Inspection On Boeing 737s

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 06.04.2011 | Travel

WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration plans to issue an emergency safety order on Tuesday requiring special inspections aimed at find...

Southwest Flights Canceled: Thousands Inconvenienced, Airline Stands To Lose Millions

AP | Posted 06.03.2011 | Travel

UPDATE, 4/4 10:52 AM DALLAS — Southwest Airlines expects to cancel 70 more flights on Monday as it inspects older planes for cracks in the fusela...

Southwest Finds Cracks In 3 More Planes

AP | By BOB CHRISTIE | Posted 06.03.2011 | Travel

YUMA, Ariz. -- Three more Southwest Airlines jetliners have small, subsurface cracks that are similar to the cracks suspected of playing a role in the...

Southwest To Go International

AOL Travel News | Posted 05.31.2011 | Travel

Southwest Airlines chairman Gary Kelly said the carrier hopes to launch international service once it completes an upgrade of its internal reservation...

Southwest Pilot Holds Plane For Grandfather Of Murdered Toddler

AOL Travel News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

In an act of extraordinary kindness, a Southwest Airlines pilot held a plane 12 minutes to make certain a passenger would be able to give his final go...

Where to Get Your Kicks on Route 66: Gallup, New Mexico

Karen Tina Harrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Karen Tina Harrison

2010-09-02-gallup1.jpg Gallup, New Mexico is fantastically funky. A slice of Americana rarely seen nowadays, it has barely changed since Route 66's mid-century heyday.

First Impressions of the Desert

Monique Stringfellow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Monique Stringfellow

Before my recent trip to Sedona, the only travel I had done in the American Southwest was to Las Vegas. Arriving at Phoenix's Airport, I had no idea what to expect.

Peanut Ban On Airplaines? FAA Considers Nut Ban For Airlines Because Of Allergy

AP | RUSS BYNUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Federal regulators are considering a snack attack on the nation's airlines that would restrict or even completely ban serving peanut...

'Water' by Steven Solomon: Southwest Water Fashions for a New Decade

William J. Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
William J. Kelly

From the increasing use of Astroturf on high school fields to no flush urinals in restaurants and stores, Southwesterners are grappling with how to meet the water challenge.

Southwest Flight 1245 Makes Emergency Landing In Tampa

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TAMPA, Fla. — An airline spokesman says an indicator light that warned of possible smoke aboard a Southwest Airlines flight forced the pilot to ...

Southwest Adds Charge To Board Sooner

AP | DAVID KOENIG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DALLAS — Your bags still fly for free on Southwest Airlines, but if you want a better chance at a window or aisle seat it's going to cost $10 ea...

Almost Nine Percent Of Southwest Airline's Fleet Using Unapproved Parts

AP | DAVID KOENIG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DALLAS — Federal officials say a maintenance company hired by Southwest Airlines used unapproved parts for repairs on some jets. The parts will...

Southwest Airlines Seeks To Acquire Denver-Based Frontier

The Denver Post | Ann Schrader | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Southwest Airlines confirmed today that it has submitted a bid to acquire Denver-based Frontier Airlines. Southwest's nonbinding initial bid of "a mi...

Southwest checks planes after hole forces landing

AP | DAVID KOENIG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DALLAS — Federal safety officials are investigating how a foot-long hole opened in the top of a Southwest Airlines jet, forcing the aircraft to ...