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Southwest Airlines Launching Service to Cuba from $59 Each Way

Southwest Airlines announced they would be launching new non-stop service from a couple Florida cities (including Ft. Lauderdale and Tampa) to Cuba starting on November 13, 2016, and to celebrate, they’re launching introductory fares of $59 each-way. Per Southwest Airlines, Southwest Airlines Co. announced its flight schedule of new nonstop service between Florida and Cuba, bringing Southwest’s…

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Southwest Airlines Launches Great New Perk for Elite Members

Southwest Airlines has launched a great new perk for its elite level flyers. Starting September 13, 2016 the airline will be offering  A-List and A-List Preferred Rapid Rewards members free priority standby status to take an earlier flight two hours before their scheduled flight. Per the Chicago Business Journal, Southwest suddenly announced it is adding…

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Southwest Airlines Launches New Routes to Mexico

Southwest Airlines announced new service between Los Angeles and Mexico starting December 4, 2016. The airline plans to add twice-daily LAX- Cancun flights, twice-daily LAX- Cabo San Lucas trips, and once-daily LAX- Puerto Vallarta service, and to kick things off, they’ll be offering introductory fares of $129 each-way. Per Southwest Airlines, Southwest Airlines today announced new international service between Los Angeles…

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Southwest Airlines Flight Attendants Forced To Sleep at Airports

Southwest Airlines has been in the midst of a technology outage causing delays and cancellations for hundreds of thousands passengers, but one group its causing havoc on is its flight attendants– some of which had to stay overnight in airports as they didn’t have any hotel rooms for them. Per the Chicago Business Journal, In the…

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Delta and Southwest Continue to Flight Over Dallas Love Field

The battle continues between Delta Air Lines and Southwest Airlines at Dallas Love Field, over use of Gate 15, and which carrier is able to use it. Southwest technically has the lease on the gate, however Delta is arguing its unfair competition as Southwest controls the majority of the airport. The airlines are headed back…

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More Mexico: Southwest Adding Service From Oakland

Southwest Airlines announced today that it will be the first U.S. carrier to operate non-stop flying between Oakland and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (PVR); and Oakland and San Jose del Cabo/Los Cabos (SJD).  Service would begin in February 2017, subject to governmental approval. The introductory fares and proposed schedules have not been released. Licenciado Gustavo Díaz…

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Flight Review: Southwest Airlines New Interior On BWI-LAS Flight

In late May, we wrote about the new interior that would start appearing in Southwest Airlines fleet of -800 series aircraft. The new interior is currently featured in just three airplanes so far, and I was pretty excited on Sunday to have the airplane known as N8689C at gate A-4 at Baltimore Washington International Airport…

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Why This Latest Change at Southwest Airlines Is A Positive One

Southwest Airlines is spending hundreds of millions of dollars upgrading its tech infrastructure to ensure a more seamless and on-time experience for you, the passenger. Here’s more information from The Dallas Morning News on the changes:  “The centerpiece of this three-year, $250 million effort is a new reservations system that Southwest will begin implementing this…

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Southwest: Two ‘Free Drink Holidays’ This Weekend

Two Free Drink Holidays—Saturday June 18 SWA’s Birthday and Sunday June 19 Father’s Day As indicated on the new Summer 2016 Inflight Menu, all Customers 21 and over are eligible for one free drink on the following days: SWA’s Birthday—Saturday, June 18 – Celebrate Southwest’s 45th birthday with a complimentary drink! Father’s Day—Sunday, June 19…

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Quackery? Is This A Pet Duck Or An Emotional Support Animal?

Earlier this week Flyertalk member dlaue (who snapped and owns this picture) spotted this at Terminal 1 at LAX, where Southwest Airlines is the only tenant, and started a thread, “have comfort animals gone too far?” The since the $95 pet fare on Southwest Airlines only “allows small vaccinated domestic cats and dogs to travel…

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Southwest Airlines New Interior And Seats Almost Ready To Enter Service

This week Southwest Airlines took delivery of two Boeing 737-800 aircraft with its all new “Heart Interior” which will be seen in 2017 as a part of being the launch customer of the Boeing 737-MAX aircraft. The two aircraft have tail numbers 8687 and 8688. One was flown from Payne Field (PAE) in Everett, Washington…

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Southwest Airlines Expanding Service To Mexico

Southwest is looking to add service to Mexico from Los Angeles to 3 cities, Cancun, Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta now that the new aviation agreement between Mexico and the U.S. has been finalized. Southwest has confirmed what we wrote about earlier this month in Mucho Mexico? Southwest Airlines Hints Of Expanded Service In Mexico. Southwest…

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Southwest Airlines Holiday Schedule Opens Tomorrow – Should You Book Or Wait?

Southwest Airlines is currently accepting reservations through November 4, 2016 but tomorrow – Thursday May 19 – Southwest Airlines will be opening their schedule for bookings thru January 4, 2017. The schedule is often loaded early in the morning – prior to 6am central daylight time. Southwest.com has been known to have glitches when the…

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