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Southwest Airlines and Chase Announce New Business Credit Card

Southwest Airlines and Chase Announce New Business Credit Card

Southwest Airlines and Chase announced a new credit card associated with the airline’s frequent-flyer program.
The Southwest Rapid Rewards Performance Business Card is intended for smaller businesses and offers a variety of travel-related benefits.
The card offers a 9,000 reward on each cardmember anniversary and 3 Rapid Rewards points per dollar spent on Southwest Airlines flights and the airline’s hotel and car rental partners. Another benefit is the reimbursement of a single …

United, Southwest to Expand in Southern California

United, Southwest to Expand in Southern California

Two airlines – United and Southwest – announced new service from Ontario International Airport in Southern California.
United Airlines will launch non-stop daily service from Ontario to Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport Thursday evening.
Meanwhile, Southwest Airlines, which operates from Terminal 4 at the airport, said it will add daily service to San Francisco, with four flights per day Mondays through Fridays, three on Saturdays, and two on Sundays.
Southwest said it also …

Southwest Announces Multiple New Routes from Long Beach

Southwest Announces Multiple New Routes from Long Beach

Southwest Airlines announced on Thursday multiple new routes and returning seasonal routes.
The Dallas-based carrier announced four new routes from Long Beach, namely to Oakland; San Jose, California; Sacramento; and Las Vegas, all starting October 1, 2019.
It is also adding new daily service from Baltimore to Greenville-Spartanburg, a route that was last offered in 2016, and new weekly service linking Boston and Fort Lauderdale.
In addition it is resuming multiple seasonal routes …

Southwest Inaugurates New Inter-Island Service to Kona

Southwest Inaugurates New Inter-Island Service to Kona

Southwest Airlines announced the start of inter-island service from Honolulu on Oahu and Kona on the island of Hawaii on Sunday, along with non-stop service from San Jose to Kona.
The airline previously announced plans to add non-stop service from San Jose to Maui on May 26.
Southwest Airlines launched its first non-stop service to Hawaii in mid March with flights from Oakland, California, to Honolulu.
In May, Southwest said it plans to …

Southwest Airlines Donates 10,000 Tickets for Patient Travel

Southwest Airlines Donates 10,000 Tickets for Patient Travel

Southwest Airlines said it donated 10,000 round-trip tickets as part of its Medical Transportation Grant Program.
The tickets were distributed to 76 hospitals and medical transportation charities in 25 states and 40 cities. They are used to cover the cost of travel for patients who must fly to receive critical medical treatments.
“We are proud to provide a critical lifeline for patients and caregivers as they travel to receive or give life-saving …

Southwest Was Unaware of ‘Optional’ Boeing 737 Max Safety Feature

Southwest Was Unaware of ‘Optional’ Boeing 737 Max Safety Feature

Southwest Airlines was not told by Boeing that a safety feature standard on earlier Boeing 737 models was made optional on the 737 Max.  The feature, known as the AOA disagree alert and which would warn pilots if and when the angle-of-attack vane sensor was sending incorrect data about the pitch of the aircraft’s nose, was made optional at extra cost on the Max.
The story was first reported in the …

Some Southwest Passengers Believed They Were on a 737 Max Due to Common Safety Cards for 737s

Some Southwest Passengers Believed They Were on a 737 Max Due to Common Safety Cards for 737s

Passengers on several Southwest Airlines flights were confused over the type of aircraft they were on because the airline’s safety cards are labeled both for its older Boeing 737s as well as for the beleaguered Boeing 737 Max 8 planes.
The Boeing 737 Max was grounded in March following two crashes within the past six months that killed approximately 350 people. The safety card for the airline’s current 737-800 aircraft is …