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Apparent Battle Brewing Between Southwest Crew Members

Apparent Battle Brewing Between Southwest Crew Members

RICH THOMASELLI | TravelPulse.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Travel A battle is apparently brewing at Southwest Airlines between its flight attendants and pilots over the federal mask mandates. In a story by Kyle Arnold of the Dallas Morning News, Southwest’s flight attendants’ union is alleging that while they have to wear facemasks in addition to handling onboard verbal and physical assaults by passengers, some pilots are coming and going as they please without wearing a mask. “As you are well aware, flight attendants have had to enforce this federal mask mandate, which has created issues in the cabin when customers refuse…
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Southwest Airlines Extends Bookable Flight Schedule Into June

Southwest Airlines Extends Bookable Flight Schedule Into June

PATRICK CLARKE | TravelPulse.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Travel Southwest Airlines has extended its bookable flight schedule through June 4, 2022. The low-cost carrier also announced details regarding some new and returning routes. Starting April 25, 2022, Southwest will offer new nonstop flights between Austin and Tulsa, Oklahoma (one daily roundtrip); San Antonio and Oklahoma City (one roundtrip on Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays) and Syracuse, New York and Tampa (one roundtrip on Saturdays). On April 25, Southwest will also resume previously offered nonstop service between San Antonio and Los Angeles (one daily roundtrip); Dallas (Love Field) and Louisville, Kentucky…
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Southwest Airlines: Person jumps out of plane while taxiing at Sky Harbor Airport

Southwest Airlines: Person jumps out of plane while taxiing at Sky Harbor Airport

BrieAnna J. Frank  | Arizona Republic Troy Warren for CNT #Travel A person jumped out of a plane while it was taxiing at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Saturday morning, according to a Southwest Airlines spokesperson. According to the Phoenix Fire Department, they were notified that a man had "exited" the airplane about 8:05 a.m. Flight 4236 left Colorado Springs at 6:30 a.m. and landed in Phoenix just before 8:30 a.m., according to the airline's online flight tracker. As the plane was taxiing to the gate, a customer left the aircraft through a rear galley door, Southwest Airlines spokesperson Dan Landson said. The flight's…
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Southwest Latest Airline to Offer Holiday Incentive Pay

Southwest Latest Airline to Offer Holiday Incentive Pay

RICH THOMASELLI | TravelPulse.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Travel   Southwest Airlines is following a page from American Airlines’ playbook in the hopes of avoiding any travel disruptions during the important holiday flying season. Like American, Southwest on Saturday offered flight attendants a series of incentives to work more between Thanksgiving and New Year’s to make up for the shortfalls in staffing that have beset virtually every airline. According to an internal memo seen by CNBC, Southwest is offering flight attendants extra pay and up to 120,000 Rapid Rewards frequent flyer points that could be worth up to $1,400 in flights.…
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Southwest Executive Talks Travel Advisors, Business Travel, COVID-19 Impact

Southwest Executive Talks Travel Advisors, Business Travel, COVID-19 Impact

DONALD WOOD | TravelPulse.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Travel #COVID-19   The airline industry continues to bounce back from the devastation of the coronavirus outbreak, and Southwest Airlines is at the forefront of the travel resurgence. Southwest Business Vice President Dave Harvey recently spoke with TravelPulse about a multitude of topics impacting both the airline and the entire industry, including business travel, COVID-19’s impact on travel advisors and long-term changes implemented during the pandemic. Here is the full Q&A session with Harvey: TravelPulse (TP): Can you name some of the protocols or changes made during the pandemic that the company…
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Southwest Airlines Launches Winter Flight Sale With Fares From $39 One-Way

Southwest Airlines Launches Winter Flight Sale With Fares From $39 One-Way

PATRICK CLARKE | TravelPulse.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Travel   Southwest Airlines has launched a three-day sale on winter flights featuring fares from as low as $39 one-way. The discounted seats are available now through Thursday, November 11 at 11:59 p.m. CT and are valid for continental U.S., continental U.S. to/from Hawaii and interisland Hawaii travel between December 1-15, 2021, and January 5 through March 9, 2022. Meanwhile, travel to/from San Juan, Puerto Rico is valid December 1-9, 2021, and January 10 through March 9, 2022, while international travel is available December 1-15, 2021, and January 5 through March 9,…
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Southwest investigates pilot who used ‘Brandon’ phrase

Southwest investigates pilot who used ‘Brandon’ phrase

By AAMER MADHANI, Associated Press Troy Warren for CNT #Travel #Lifestyle WASHINGTON — Southwest Airlines said it is conducting an internal investigation after one of its pilots used a phrase that’s become a stand-in for insulting President Joe Biden during the pilot’s greeting to passengers over the plane’s public address system last week. The airline announced its investigation after The Associated Press reported the incident in a story about the growing use of the phrase “Let's go, Brandon,” an aphorism in conservative circles for a vulgarity targeting Biden. The pilot’s use of the phrase drew audible gasps from some passengers on…
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Southwest cancels and delays hundreds of flights nationwide. Here’s what happened

Southwest cancels and delays hundreds of flights nationwide. Here’s what happened

Melissa Yeager | Laura Daniella Sepulveda | Haleigh Kochanski | Arizona Republic Troy Warren for CNT #Travel   If you're flying Southwest Airlines this weekend, make sure to check your flight before you leave for the airport. An air traffic control issue combined with weather delays on the East Coast have caused problems across the airline's network, forcing the Dallas-based carrier to delay and cancel hundreds of flights.  By Saturday afternoon, the flight-tracking website Flight Aware showed Southwest with 568 cancellations and 717 delayed flights nationwide.  "Air Traffic Control (ATC) issues and disruptive weather have resulted in a high volume of cancellations throughout the weekend as we work to recover our…
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