Southwest Airlines

Court leaves in place rule for ads on airfares

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is refusing to review a federal rule that requires airlines to include taxes in their advertised fares, a practice that carriers say violates their free-speech rights.


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Bullet found on plane at Sacramento airport

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A bullet was found on a passenger jet at Sacramento International Airport, but no weapon was discovered.


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TSA to allow small knives, bats, clubs on planes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Airline passengers will be able to carry small knives, souvenir baseball bats, golf clubs and other sports equipment onto planes beginning next month under a policy change announced Tuesday.


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Fees undermine fliers’ ability to compare fares

WASHINGTON (AP) — For many passengers, air travel is only about finding the cheapest fare. But as airlines offer a proliferating list of add-on services, the ability to comparison-shop for the lowest total fare is eroding.


Plane returns to Phoenix after mechanical problem

  PHOENIX (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says a mechanical problem is the reason why a Southwest Airlines flight to Ontario, Calif., had to return to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Passengers aboard Flight […]


Some airlines fear jet fuel shortage in New York

NEW YORK (AP) – Fears of a jet fuel shortage at New York’s airports have led some airlines to take the unusual – and costly – step of putting extra fuel on inbound planes. The […]


Now arriving on time: Your flight and suitcase

(AP) – U.S. airlines are more punctual and less likely to lose your bag than at any time in more than two decades. Nearly 84 percent of domestic flights arrived within 15 minutes of their […]


Smoke creates flight emergency; plane lands safely

(AP) – A Southwest Airlines flight from Las Vegas has landed safely at San Jose’s Mineta airport after the captain declared an emergency following a report of smoke in the cabin. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman […]


Southwest will try out live TV on 5 planes

(AP) – Southwest Airlines plans to sell live television service on five planes and expand it to more aircraft by mid-July. The airline said Thursday that it would offer seven sports and news channels for […]