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Delta and Southwest Continue to Flight Over Dallas Love Field

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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?

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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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Is A Legal Battle Brewing In Chicago Over This Ad?

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The union representing Southwest Airline’s pilots wanted to place this ad in Chicago’s Midway International Airport this week in advance of the Southwest Airlines Annual Meeting of Shareholders which will be held on May 18, 2016 in Chicago, IL. The pilot union said that Chicago Midway International Airport denied the sale of the ad space, and yesterday…

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Mucho Mexico? Southwest Airlines Hints Of Expanded Service In Mexico

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The Dallas Morning News Airline Biz Blog reported today that Gary Kelly, the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Southwest Airlines, said in a communication with employees on Monday that “We have plans in the works for additional service to and from Mexico, so we’ll look forward to making those announcements just as soon as…

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Free Southwest A-List Status For Some (Targeted)

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Check your email for this promotion that Southwest sent to me where you can score A-List status through May. If you did receive this offer, you can register here (or you can check to see if you can register here.) With this promotion, you can extend the A-List status through the end of 2016 if you register, book,…

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