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Pijus Jauniskis

Southwest deems armrests as low-touch areas

Southwest Airlines is retiring its extra aircraft cleaning procedures previously enacted due to the COVID-19 outbreak....


Ruta Burbaite

Air Canada joins Southwest, cuts Boeing 737 MAX flights till 2020

Canada’s flagship carrier Air Canada, much like Southwest Airlines in the U.S., has given up hopes to resume its Boeing 737 MAX flights in 2019. With the release of second quarter 2019 results, the airline announced it will remove MAX flights from its schedule until “at least” early January, 2020. Despite posting better-than-expected results, the company now expects the continued grounding of the planes to weigh down its perform...


Clement Charpentreau

Southwest Boeing 737 MAX forced to land after engine problem

While the global Boeing 737 MAX fleet remains grounded, an aircraft of the type still had to make an emergency landing on March 26, 2019. While the news surely does not help Boeing safety reputation, this incident had actually nothing to do with notorious MCAS system. A Southwest Boeing 737 MAX on a ferry flight to California experienced an engine problem, which forced it to land in Florida. The aircraft was operating flight 8701 from Orlando I...


Ruta Burbaite

Southwest to investigate jet groundings amid tense labor dispute

Southwest Airlines announced it will launch an investigation into the cause of an “operational emergency” declared by the carrier last Friday, February 15, 2019, after a significant number of aircraft were taken out of service due to mechanical issues. At the heart of the matter lies Southwest’s tense negotiations with a union, which, the carrier claims, “has a history of work disruptions”....


Ruta Burbaite

Southwest in “operational emergency” as dozens jets grounded

If the delay of the FAA’s authorization for Southwest’s Hawaii service launch as well as the fallout from the shocking in-flight tragedy in which a passenger was killed last year were not enough, Southwest has now been hit with another major setback. On Friday, February 15, 2019, news emerged that Southwest has declared an “operational emergency” after a significant number of aircraft were taken out of service for maintena...


Ruta Burbaite

Southwest and off to Hawaii: soaring past range in test flight

Southwest has begun conducting test flights to Hawaii as it seeks regulatory approval to start its long-anticipated service to the popular travel destination. The airline carried out a one-time non-stop flight to Honolulu on February 5, 2019, using one of its Boeing 737s with plans to conduct a second flight the following day, and this time, passing the distance limit of its jetliners....


Rytis Beresnevicius

Top 10 Airline Advertisement Posters Of All Time

As technology changes the daily lives, so does the way of companies reaching us via their adverts. But back in the golden age of aviation, airlines used posters to attract passengers to their new routes. Check out the Top 10 most beautiful airline posters!...


Ruta Burbaite

Southwest, American agree to pay $60M in price-fixing lawsuit

An ongoing nationwide litigation by passengers who claim that the four largest U.S. carriers – American Airlines, Delta, Southwest, and United, conspired along with US Airways and Continental Airlines to increase fares by limiting capacity on domestic flights, has reached a turning point. ...


AeroTime Team

The future of low cost

They were born as a strange entity in commercial aviation. Among the network of connection hubs in the United States, Southwest, which inaugurated the concept, looked like a swallow that would not make through summer. ...


Clement Charpentreau

Southwest increases engine inspections after more cracks found

Another cracked blade was found in one of Southwest aircraft engines, and four to five cracks - in engines of other carriers. The discovery follows an inspection carried out by General Electric. Consequently, Southwest is intensifying a frequency of shop visits for its planes....