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Southwest Airlines Blocking Seats Through October 31

Southwest Airlines has announced plans to continue blocking seats on flights all the way through October 31, 2020. In early May, Southwest Airlines began capping how many seats it would sell on a particular flight to around 67% of capacity. While Southwest…

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Airlines Remove Face Mask Policy Loopholes

Up until this point Delta has been leading major US airlines when it comes to enforcing its mask policies, though both American and Southwest have just taken their policies to the next level. Get ready for people to start threatening lawsuits... Both…

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Filed Under: American, Southwest
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Person Struck & Killed By Southwest 737 In Austin

This is a sad and strange story. As reported by KXAN, last night a person was struck by a plane landing at Austin Bergstrom International Airport. On Thursday night Southwest Airlines flight 1392, operated by a Boeing 737-700, was flying from Dallas…

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Southwest Airlines CEO Says It’s Safe To Fly

Airlines are in a tricky position when it comes to the messaging around the safety of flying. Southwest Airlines' CEO seems to think it's totally safe to fly again, going so far as to say that planes are as safe of an environment as anywhere. Southwest…

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Southwest Airlines Reports First Quarter Loss

In the past several days we've seen both Delta Air Lines and United Airlines report first quarter losses (of ~$534 million and ~$2.1 billion, respectively). Now Southwest Airlines has reported their results for the quarter. Southwest Airlines has reported…

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Union Rejects Southwest Airlines’ Plea For Concessions

Southwest Airlines management has asked the Transport Workers Union for concessions, and the union has told management to pound sand. Airline labor relations are about as complicated as they've ever been. On the one hand, there's some sense of "we're…

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Filed Under: Southwest, Unions
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Southwest Airlines Suspends All Inflight Service

Southwest Airlines has just taken one of the most drastic measures of any airline when it comes to limiting onboard service in light of COVID-19. Per a memo from Southwest, the airline will stop all food and drink service as of Wednesday: "Effective…

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Southwest CEO: Drop In Demand Has “9/11-Like Feel”

I think we all recognize that demand for air travel has fallen greatly in the past few weeks as a result of the coronavirus situation (both directly, and due to the uncertainty created by it). US airline stock prices have plummeted, and we've also seen…

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Southwest Credit Card: Which Is Best?

Southwest Airlines is one of the most popular airlines in the US thanks to their extensive domestic route network, their lack of change and cancelation fees, their two free checked bags, and their generally great customer service. It's not surprising…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Cards
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Southwest Airlines Plus Card Review (2020)

Southwest Airlines and Chase have a great portfolio of credit cards at a variety of "price points" (and by that I mean annual fees). At the moment all of the personal cards even have increased bonuses that are among the best we've seen. In this post,…

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Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Card Review (2020)

Southwest Airlines has some fantastic co-branded credit cards with Chase. Of their three personal cards, my favorite one is the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Card, so in this post I wanted to take a closer look at what makes this card so special.…

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Southwest Airlines Pilots Sue Boeing For $100 Million

Southwest Airlines Pilots Association (SWAPA), which represents nearly 10,000 Southwest Airlines pilots, has just filed a lawsuit against Boeing for $100 million. The lawsuit has been filed in the District Court of Dallas County, and involves pilots…

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Is The Southwest Premier Business Card Worth It?

Chase and Southwest Airlines have two business credit cards -- the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Business Credit Card and the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Performance Business Credit Card. I've reviewed the Performance Card, and in this post wanted to…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Card Comparisons
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This Southwest Airlines Video Will Make You Cry

I'm not someone who cries very often, but this brought tears to my eyes and gave me chills... In 1967 Col. Roy Knight was shot down in the Vietnam War. His remains were only recently found, and were returned to the US. In general that provides the family…

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My Dad Is Flying Southwest, And I Need A Drink

I sort of feel like I'm explaining life on earth to a martian here... My dad is flying Southwest tomorrow for the first time. There are a few things to understand about my dad, and about my relationship with him. First of all, my dad isn't very good…

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New: Earn Southwest Points For Turo Rentals

Turo is the world's largest car sharing marketplace. As the "sharing" economy continues to evolve, think of it as the car rental equivalent of Airbnb, Uber, etc. Up until now Turo hasn't had any opportunities to earn airline points for rentals, though…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, Rapid Rewards
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How Did US Airlines Do In The First Quarter Of 2019?

We're now well into the second quarter, and almost all US airlines have revealed their first quarter results, and have had their earnings calls. Sometimes it's interesting to take a look at the state of the US airline industry, and how airlines are doing.…

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