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Mother-daughter duo make history as Southwest pilots
Clouds From Aircraft Window PhotoPhoto by Matthew Henry from Burst. “Not only are Holly and Keely making Southwest history, but also they’re breaking barriers and empowering women of all ages to pursue their dreams in aviation, and pun intended, reach for the skies.” — Southwest airlines press release.
Southwest Airlines Sees Record Revenue But Warns of Rising Costs
Southwest Airlines is seeing record profits but still faces increasing fuel costs.Miguel Angel Sanz/Unsplash. Southwest Airlines has announced its second-quarter profit doubled to $760 million. However, the airline warned that rising costs are expected to continue in the second half of the year. Fox 4 reports that Southwest Airlines shares fell 7% during trading on Thursday.
Southwest Airlines Allegedly Stonewalled FAA Safety Investigations
Southwest Airlines stonewalled investigations.Miguel Angel Sanz/Unsplash. Investigators allege that Dallas-based Southwest Airlines stonewalled FAA investigations and worked to close inquiries quickly. It and union officials resisted handing over information. Dallas News reports that the report was released Wednesday, drawing serious concerns about the relationship between the FAA and Southwest Airlines. This relationship has been the focus of previous investigations. It drew scrutiny for its involvement in Boeing's development of the 737 Max aircraft.
Southwest Airlines Pilots Protesting Amid Contract Negotiations
Southwest Airlines pilots are protesting amid contract negotiations.Miguel Angel Sanz/Unsplash. At least 1,300 Southwest Airlines pilots are protesting at Dallas Love Field. The protest comes amid tense contract negotiations. The union represents 8,000 pilots at the Dallas-based Southwest Airlines. According to Dallas News, pilots are protesting because of the inefficient scheduling practices are making life hard on pilots.
Multiple Airlines Canceled Flights Causing Bad Travel Day Across the U.S.
The airline industry continued to cancel dozens of flights across the country.Arrtturi Jalli/Unsplash. Airlines across the country have canceled over 1,400 flights in the United States on Thursday. Dallas News reports this being the worst day for travel as the summer vacation season heats up. LaGuardia Airport in New York saw over one-third of all flights scrubbed and nearly one-fourth of flights dropped at Newark Liberty. FlightAware also showed that most East Coast airports were serious trouble spots.
Storms Lead American Airlines And Others Forced to Cancel 1,400 Flights
Several airlines have been forced to cancel thousands of flights across the country due to ongoing storms.Chuttersnap/Unsplash. American Airlines has canceled more than 400 flights across the country as storms continue to stretch across the country. Dallas News reports that airlines have canceled over 1,400 flights in total, including American Airlines 412, and Republic Airlines' 288 flights. The FAA's National Traffic Management Officer John Lucia released a statement in a video saying that if you were flying in or out of Dallas this morning, you are faced with delays. While the storms have passed through the DFW area, the delays may have already been incurred.
Skyline Park opens roller skating and beer garden Friday
(Laura Stanley on Pexels) (Denver, Colo.) Roll into Skyline Park with the Downtown Denver Partnership’s City Skate outdoor roller rink launch. The inaugural season kicks off at 11 a.m. Saturday and will be open daily through Oct. 2.
Southwest Airlines Offering Temporarily Free Wi-Fi on Some Flights
Southwest Airlines is temporarily offering free wi-fi to fliers as they work to upgrade their current wi-fi.John McArthur/Unsplash. Southwest Airlines is working on a new onboard Wi-Fi on 40 jets that will allow passengers and employees to use it for free while it tinkers with the new service. The service will be available for to use on 40 planes, as the airline looks to build up wifi to handle more users, faster speeds and new capabilities.
Oklahoma couple gets married on Southwest Airlines
Due to a canceled flight on their way to elope, a couple from Oklahoma held their wedding aboard a plane. According to a Facebook post by Southwest Airlines, Pam and Jeremy booked a trip to Las Vegas on Sunday and opted to fly in their wedding attire to be ready for their wedding chapel appointment at 9 p.m. However, a canceled connection in Dallas resulted in an incredible story that Pam & Jeremy will remember for the rest of their lives.