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Southwest upgrading planes with faster Wi-Fi, bigger overhead bins

OntheRunPhoto | iStock Editorial | Getty Images Southwest Airlines said it will spend more than $2 billion on improved passenger amenities like bigger overhead bins, faster internet and power outlets “in every seat,” in an effort to woo travelers as bookings rebound. The airline also plans to double the number of movies it offers travelers […]

By : ILIAS ELABDI Date : May 11, 2022 Category : Travel News & Insights Comments :
Southwest Airlines 2022 profit forecast sees bookings, fares outpacing costs

Southwest Airlines reiterated its forecast for second-quarter and 2022 profits as bookings and fares outpace a jump in labor, fuel and airport costs. The Dallas-based carrier expects second-quarter revenue growth of 8% to 12% over the $5.9 billion it brought in during the same quarter of 2019, even though it plans to fly 7% less […]

By : ILIAS ELABDI Date : May 4, 2022 Category : Travel News & Insights Comments :
Southwest offers free Wi-Fi on some flights to test service upgrades

OntheRunPhoto | iStock Editorial | Getty Images Southwest Airlines will temporarily offer travelers free Wi-Fi on certain flights starting this week, part of a test to bring faster internet to more customers. The carrier has outfitted 40 of its Boeing 737s with upgraded hardware for its Wi-Fi service, according to a memo to employees sent […]

By : ILIAS ELABDI Date : May 4, 2022 Category : Travel News & Insights Comments :
Southwest Airlines launches a new, second-cheapest fare

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 passenger jet takes off from San Antonio International Airport in Texas. Robert Alexander | Archive Photos | Getty Images Southwest Airlines on Thursday unveiled its new fare class: a second-cheapest option it hopes will reel in customers willing to pay up for more flexibility. The “Wanna Get Away Plus” fare […]

By : ILIAS ELABDI Date : March 24, 2022 Category : Travel News & Insights Comments :
Southwest will bring booze back on board Feb. 16 after nearly two years

Travelers wait to check in at the Southwest Airlines ticketing counter at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on October 11, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland. Kevin Dietsch | Getty Images Southwest Airlines will resume alcohol sales on most of its flights this month after nearly two years, a pause it extended last year because of […]

By : ILIAS ELABDI Date : February 4, 2022 Category : Travel News & Insights Comments :
Bob Jordan is now Southwest Airlines’ new CEO. Here’s what’s on his plate

Southwest Airlines Executive Vice President Bob Jordan speaks as he is interviewed by CNBC outside the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., December 9, 2021. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Southwest Airlines‘ new CEO, Bob Jordan, has taken on the task of guiding the carrier out of the Covid pandemic after two […]

By : ILIAS ELABDI Date : February 2, 2022 Category : Travel News & Insights Comments :
Southwest weighs bringing onboard booze back this spring

Seen reflected through a double window, a Southwest Airlines airplane taxies from a gate at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on October 11, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland. Kevin Dietsch | Getty Images Booze could be coming back to Southwest Airlines planes this spring. The carrier, which suspended alcohol service in March 2020, scrapped plans […]

By : ILIAS ELABDI Date : January 27, 2022 Category : Travel News & Insights Comments :
Southwest Airlines says omicron will drive a loss in the first quarter, but expects 2022 profit

OntheRunPhoto | iStock Editorial | Getty Images Southwest Airlines expects to lose money in the first quarter after the omicron variant of Covid-19 hurt staffing and bookings, but it said profits are on the table by March and for the rest of the year. Southwest’s rivals Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and American Airlines earlier […]

By : ILIAS ELABDI Date : January 27, 2022 Category : Travel News & Insights Comments :
Southwest CEO tests positive for Covid after unmasked Senate hearing with other airline chiefs

Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly testifies during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation oversight hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., December 15, 2021. Chip Somodevilla | Pool | Reuters Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly has tested positive for Covid-19, the company said Friday. The news came after a Senate hearing in which he and […]

By : ILIAS ELABDI Date : December 17, 2021 Category : Travel News & Insights Comments :
Southwest Airlines says travel demand is improving, forecasts fourth quarter profit

OntheRunPhoto | iStock Editorial | Getty Images Southwest Airlines on Wednesday said it expects to be profitable in the fourth quarter, thanks to stronger-than-expected leisure travel demand despite the emergence of the omicron variant of Covid. The Dallas-based carrier forecast fourth-quarter revenue down 10% to 15% from the same period of 2019, when it generated […]

By : ILIAS ELABDI Date : December 8, 2021 Category : Travel News & Insights Comments :
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