Tip of the iceberg: Southwest Airlines grounds 130 Boeing 737s

Southwest Airlines has temporarily grounded over half of its fleet, 130 Boeing 737-800 aircraft, due to detected discrepancies in aircraft weight data. For various safety issues, such as the faulty weights, the airline has been under scrutiny by the Federal Aviation Administration since 2018. ...


American, Delta and United join Southwest’s no change fee club

The big three US air carriers, American Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines, have consecutively announced the elimination of infamous ticket change fees. Meanwhile, their low cost competitor Southwest Airlines never had such costs in the first place.  ...


Southwest deems armrests as low-touch areas

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


Counting losses of US Big Four: who is hit the most?

As the financial results of the second quarter become available, the full picture of monumental losses COVID-19 lockdowns inflicted on the airline industry appears. Let’s take a deeper look at the worst crisis airlines have suffered so far....


Paradigm shift in the US COVID fight: United leads the way?

Initiative and dedicated execution are required to steer a damaged boat through the rough waters, and as United and Delta Airlines continue to improve their policies, other airlines seem to have taken an easier road by looking at their competitors for a course of action....


Southwest Boeing 737 hits and kills person on runway

A Southwest Boeing 737-700 hit a person on the runway of Austin airport as it was landing at night....


Southwest Airlines to cut Boeing 737 MAX deliveries in half

Southwest Airlines, an all Boeing 737 operator and the U.S. plane maker’s “arguably best customer”, in its CEO’s words, is still having high hopes for the 737 MAX. But as the industry is wept by the coronacrisis, the airline’s executives told investors they were in talks with Boeing to defer around half of previously arranged deliveries for 2020-2021.   ...


How the Top 5 biggest airlines’ fleets changed due to coronavirus

With the coronavirus having its impact on airlines large and small, how are the worlds top 5 biggest airlines faring amidst the outbreak?...


United, Southwest and American announce 2019 financial results

The trio of United States-based carriers announced their Q4 2019 and Full Year results, joining Delta Air Lines, which announced its yearly results on January 14, 2020. All in all, the four biggest carriers in North America and some of the biggest airlines in the world had a healthy year: with the exception of Delta, despite being negatively affected by the 737 MAX groundings, all airlines demonstrated healthy profitability....


FAA wants to fine Southwest Airlines $3.92M for incorrect weights

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is planning to impose a $3.92 million fine on Southwest Airlines, accusing the latter of operating 44 aircraft on over 21 thousand commercial flights with incorrect calculations of weight and balance data....