Southwest adds new routes, JetBlue opens rooftop park, Vegas pedestrian bridge gets upgrade

Southwest unveils a slew of new routes for its winter schedule Southwest Airlines will be adding several new routes for the winter. Some are entirely new routes while others mark the resumption of seasonal routes or the return of routes that Southwest had previously discontinued. The additional routes come as Southwest rolled out its winter […]

Virgin Atlantic inaugural flight canceled, Southwest faces new fines, Aeromexico US flights

Inaugural Virgin Atlantic flight to Atlanta canceled after ‘water cannon salute’ is swapped for foam and clogs engines A Virgin Atlantic flight scheduled from Manchester, England, to Altanta, Georgia, had to be canceled when a firefighter accidentally clogged the engines with foam rather than water. The Virgin Atlantic plane – with its ‘Beauty Queen’ name emblazoned […]

Half price Hawaii, SkyMiles updates, SWA international flight

Hawaii for half-price? Airfare deals to the Islands keep on coming Want to escape the winter blues? How about Hawaii? Fares are now pretty cheap. The onslaught of Hawaii deals began in December, with some roundtrips from almost all major US cities to most major Hawaiian airports in the high $500 range. We jumped on […]

Is maintenance failure endemic at Southwest Airlines?

Last week, Southwest Airlines grounded 128 Boeing 737s, about 19 percent of their entire fleet. The planes were grounded because Southwest, according to the required maintenance schedule, failed to inspect their backup hydraulic systems, used to control the planes’ rudders if the main systems fail. It should be noted that when Southwest discovered the maintenance […]

AA flies without luggage, Southwest no-fly/OK-to-fly, Starwood points with Uber

American Airlines sends dozens of flights to their destinations without a single piece of luggage Due to a malfunctioning conveyor belt, American Airlines sent flights on to their destinations without a single piece of luggage. Possibly worse than that, none of the passengers were informed that their suitcases wouldn’t be waiting for them when they […]

Southwest is favorite at Denver, cruising to Chicago, new flight path angers Phoenix residents

DIA20: One airline is the fly-away favorite at Denver’s airport In an unscientific poll conducted by the Denver Business Journal, Southwest Airlines is the runaway favorite at Denver International Airport. Out of 1,526 responses as of Tuesday morning, just shy of half — 48.6 percent, to be exact — professed their love for Southwest Airlines. […]