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Southwest Airlines Celebrates 50 Years with Commemorative Book

Southwest Airlines Celebrates 50 Years with Commemorative Book

In commemoration of its 50th anniversary, Southwest Airlines announced the release of a commemorative book, “50 Years. One Heart. A History of Southwest in 50 Objects.”
The coffee-table style book is available through Southwest’s online store for $50. It is not, however, available through traditional booksellers such as Barnes & Noble or Amazon.
The hard-cover book is 220 pages long and includes photographs of 50 objects, outfits, and artifacts from the airline’s …

Southwest Airlines Names Two New Directors to Board

Southwest Airlines Names Two New Directors to Board

Southwest Airlines announced the appointment of two executives with backgrounds in the automotive and aerospace industries to the company’s board of directors.
The two new directors are David Hess, a former aerospace executive, and Christopher Reynolds, the chief administrative officer at Toyota Motor North America.
Mr. Hess’ appointment is effective November 18, 2021, while Mr. Reynolds appointment goes into effect immediately after the airline’s 2022 annual meeting.
“Both David and Christopher are exceptional …

Southwest and Chase Introduce New Perks and Benefits for Rapid Rewards Credit Card Program

Southwest and Chase Introduce New Perks and Benefits for Rapid Rewards Credit Card Program

Southwest Airlines and JPMorgan Chase announced two planned enhancements to the current benefits that holders of the Southwest Rapid Rewards credit cards receive.
This year is the 25th that JPMorgan Chase and Southwest have jointly offered Rapid Rewards credit cards.
The cards, Southwest said with a nod to its many love-themed marketing campaigns and its LUV ticket symbol, now come “with more to love: more points, [and] more benefits.”
The changes offer cardholders …

American, Southwest Hold Fast to Vaccine Mandate for Workers Despite Texas Governor’s Ban

American, Southwest Hold Fast to Vaccine Mandate for Workers Despite Texas Governor’s Ban

American Airlines and Southwest Airlines, two of the largest carriers in the country, said Tuesday that they will not waver in requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated, despite Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s new executive order that would ban such mandates in the state.
On Monday, the Texas governor banned any entity in the state – including private businesses – from mandating vaccines against the coronavirus for workers or customers.
The White …

Southwest Airlines Cancels Over 1,800 Flights Over the Weekend

Southwest Airlines Cancels Over 1,800 Flights Over the Weekend

Citing poor weather and air-traffic-control issues, Southwest Airlines cancelled over 1,800 flights over the weekend.
The Dallas-based airline was first forced to cancel a large number of flights after severe weather in Florida on Friday prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to impose an air-traffic-management program.
The cancellations left aircraft and crew members at the wrong airports for their ensuing flights and customers where they hadn’t planned to be.
Southwest then effectively pressed the …

Southwest Plans 9 New Non-Stop Routes to Austin

Southwest Plans 9 New Non-Stop Routes to Austin

Southwest Airlines announced plans to launch nine new non-stop routes to and from Austin next year.
The flights are timed to start right before the spring break travel season.
The Dallas-based carrier will launch daily non-stop service linking Austin with Amarillo and Midland, Texas; Charleston, South Carolina; Columbus, Ohio; and Ontario, California on March 10, 2022.
On March 12, Southwest will introduce service connecting Austin with Puerto Vallarta Mexico, as well as seasonal …

American, United Lower Forecasts, Cite Weak Demand Amidst Rising Covid Cases

American, United Lower Forecasts, Cite Weak Demand Amidst Rising Covid Cases

American, United, and Southwest airlines all lowered their financial forecasts for the third quarter, citing weaker bookings amidst a surge in Covid-19 cases.
American warned that the increase in coronavirus cases, thanks to the highly transmissible delta variant, would hit revenue by some 24% to 28% in Q3, compared to the same period in 2019.
Despite this, the world’s airline said that the third quarter is still on track to be its …