Archive for the ‘Southwest Airlines’ Category

Hurricane Isaac causes disruptions & Lufthansa strike

August 29th, 2012

Hurricane Isaac is causing headaches for US travellers. Even though the hurricane is reported to be weakening, it has affected among others operations to New Orleans Airport.

Delta Air Lines had a total of 107 cancelled flights on Tuesday and 60 flights on Wednesday across the Gulf Coast region. Most likely the carrier will resume its operations to Pensacola and Mobile today afternoon. As far as the flights to Mobile and New Orleans are concerned, they will probably be resumed by tomorrow morning (Thursday 30 August)

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Airports, Delta Airlines, Lufthansa, New Orleans Airport, Southwest Airlines

Southwest check-in

June 29th, 2011

Southwest Airlines with hubs at e.g. Chicago Airport are among the largest low-cost airlines in the US and the issue of Southwest Airlines online check-in is one that interests many. Then is it high time we looked into this matter.

What should you know when checking in online? First of all – in order to check in online to have to have a ticketless reservation.

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Airfare Deals, Airlines, Check-in, Southwest Airlines, Tips and hints

Fuel surcharges on the rise across the world

May 3rd, 2011

May 3, 2011 marks the day when the biggest Asian low-cost airline AirAsia reintroduces fuel surcharges on all its routes. Initially, this dynamic carrier abolished fuel surcharges in 2008 but now it is said Airasia has no option but to reintroduce it in order to cover the soaring costs of fuel.

The passengers of British Airways have been affected by the increasing oil prices since February –which is when this British airline last increased its surcharges. Now its clients pay from £12 per journey sector on long-haul flights.

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AirAsia, Airport Dublin, British Airways, Southwest Airlines, Virgin Atlantic

Southwest Airlines & Airtran Airways to merge

May 3rd, 2011

Big news from the US aviation market. After some months of scrutiny, the Departament of Justice gave the green light to the merger between Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways. Thereby Southwest Airlines can close the purchase of AirTran Holdings.

What does this imply? First and foremost, Southwest Airlines, which is the biggest American domestic carrier today, can expand to important but yet unserved markets bringing the low-cost competition there.

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Airlines, AirTran, News by Continent, North America, Southwest Airlines

The weekly update on new routes and services

March 14th, 2011


Today is Monday and as you know, no Monday can go without a portion of updates. Here you are: new routes and services as well as other news from low-cost airlines as well as traditional carriers.

The most significant piece of aviation news, at least in terms of numbers, is the fact that US carriers are to add some 200 new routes in the first half of 2011 alone. Among the airlines distinguished by the number of new services are: Delta Airlines (24), American/American Eagle (22), or Southwest (20).

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Czech Airlines, Delta Airlines, Emirates, Europe, New Routes, News by Continent, North America, Qatar Airways, Southwest Airlines

Green airlines and environmentally conscious celebrities

February 8th, 2011

Reducing the environmental impact of flying

Among the issues dominating the public debate these days are the matter of our impact on natural environment. The most heated part of this comprehensive debate is the assumed relation between our activities like carbon emission and the climate change. Even thought there is no consensus as to whether there is a straightforward relation between these phenomena, two things are sure: and there is a growing number of both companies, such as airlines and known people acting according to the better safe than sorry principle.


Why we mentioned these two categories of players? Well airlines are what this blog is about and celebrities with theire mobile life style can set a good example.

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Airlines, British Airways, easyJet, Europe, News by Continent, North America, Other, Southwest Airlines, Virgin America, Virgin Atlantic

Southwest Airlines to roll out enhanced reward program

January 7th, 2011

The Dallas-based Southwest Airlines announced it will launch its altered frequent flier program in March 1, 2011 however already now the carrier is disclosing the details.

The rules of the enhanced Southwest Rapid Rewards seem very lucid and advantageous indeed – passengers earn points for every dollar they spent on flights with the amount of points varying depending on the fare purchased. Subsequently, the passengers can redeem the points for every seat, flight and day with no restrictions whatsoever and they have whole 24 months for that – after this period their points expire.

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Airlines, News by Continent, North America, Southwest Airlines, Tips and hints

Southwest Airlines offers $39 one-way fares

August 16th, 2010

Southwest Airlines launched new airfare sales with fares starting at $39 one way. Booking is available until August 17, 2010 for travel every day except Sundays from August 23, 2010 until January 7, 2011.

The lowest fares are available for routes from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh and from Philadelphia to Boston area airports (Boston Logan, Manchester, NH and Providence). Southwest is offering these low fares to celebrate new frequencies to these routes.

Airfare Deals, Airlines, New Routes, North America, Southwest Airlines

Low cost airlines’ baggage policy: Southwest Airlines

August 2nd, 2010

In this installment of our series on the luggage policy of various airlines, we will deal with a hugely successful American low-cost carrier which fly all across the United States with its fleet of over 500 Boeings – Southwest Airlines. We are going to split the article into two sections concerning respectively checked baggage and carry-on baggage. At the end of the article will are going to mention mention a couple of less typical items which you can and cannot take on board, and one of them is some macabre stuff.

Checked Baggage

Southwest Airlines differ from many carriers in that the first two bags are included in ticket price. The 3rd through 9th piece of baggage will cost you $50 per piece. If you happen to travel with more than 9 bags, any bag above this limit will incure a charge of $110 per piece.

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Airlines, Baggage allowance, North America, Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines offers “Nationwide Fare Sale”

July 21st, 2010

Southwest Airlines‘ passengers can start planning fall getaways as the airline launched Nationwide Fare Sale with airfares starting from $49 one-way. The lowest fares are available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from September 7 until December 14, 2010. Cheap flights must be purchased online until August 5, 2010.

Examples of fares include:

Airfare Deals, Airlines, North America, Southwest Airlines