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Southwest Airlines CEO tests positive for COVID-19

Southwest Airlines CEO who told Congress face masks ‘don’t add much’ protection now has COVID

December 17th, 2021

After insisting to a Senate panel this week that airplane air filtration systems are so good that face masks really “don’t add much” additional protection for fliers, Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly has tested positive for COVID-19. The Dallas-based air carrier confirmed his diagnosis on Friday, according to Reuters, which followed this week’s lengthy in-person …

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Southwest apologizes for pilot’s Let’s Go, Brandon announcement to fliers

November 1st, 2021

Weeks after a reporter’s mishap gave birth to it, the Let’s Go Brandon meme is still generating fresh headlines. That’s thanks to the innocent-sounding phrase showing up everywhere from social media posts to the halls of Congress, plus in song titles, on merchandise — and now, somewhat controversially, even the cockpit of a commercial airline. …

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Southwest is trying to quell internal turmoil over vaccine mandates

October 19th, 2021

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines has been in the news for weeks now for all the wrong reasons. There were more than 2,000 flight cancellations over a single weekend earlier this month, for example. The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association has also gone to court to challenge the Southwest Airlines vaccine mandate. Add in rolling waves of flight …

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Here’s why everyone is furious at Southwest Airlines right now

October 11th, 2021

Flight cancellations were a routine part of travel long before the pandemic. But even in the new environment brought about by COVID-19, the nearly 2,000 Southwest Airlines cancellations this weekend represented an extreme mishap and bad look for an airline that’s long prided itself on friendliness and customer service. Indeed, this airline is supposed to …

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Southwest Airlines’ Memorial Day sale discounts fares as low as $49

May 28th, 2021

More than 37 million people are expected to travel this weekend, with that massive Memorial Day number serving as yet another metric — along with things like plummeting coronavirus case numbers as well as a slow, steady uptick in vaccinations — showing how the country is, bit by bit, starting to try to move on …

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Airlines are practically giving away flights with these fare sale deals

August 25th, 2020

With the coronavirus pandemic situation starting to improve somewhat, air carriers like Southwest Airlines are back to offering the fare sales that promise cheap flights to a variety of different locales. Travel is still nowhere close to its pre-2020 levels, something that is crushing most every airline right now as they try to lure fliers back …

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Everything you need to know about Southwest’s incredible new fare sale

July 15th, 2020

Southwest Airlines is holding a major fare sale right now, offering cheap flights to anyone who needs to travel soon. Because the coronavirus pandemic is still a major problem, Southwest is one of the major US airlines that’s still flying at a reduced capacity and keeping middle seats open, so that’s a solid point in …