“It is clear Frontier & Spirit, our country’s two largest low cost carriers, are going after Atlanta pretty hard. While I am surprised there is so much overlap with their new routes, I am confident it will drive prices down”, Shawn Coomer of Miles to Memories posted earlier today in this article. “My guess is that Delta is ready for this fight and will match the prices of their low cost competitors, but only time will tell. I am just glad that it is going to get much cheaper for me to fly to Atlanta from Las Vegas!”
Actually, Shawn, Delta Air Lines has already been ready for this “fight” in the form of Basic Economy airfares, which offers Main Cabin service with fewer flexibility options available in select markets. As I first wrote in this article back in December…
Two Boeing 737 airplanes — each operated by American Airlines and Southwest Airlines and each carrying 143 passengers — reportedly collided on the tarmac at LaGuardia Airport in New York earlier today at approximately…
Benjamin Wenzl allegedly exited from an airplane operated by Southwest Airlines on Monday, November 3, 2014 with two life vests taken from under the seats in his carry-on bag and was met by police at the location of Albuquerque International Sunport for curbside pickup.
“He self-admitted he took them as a prank for prank gifts”, said…
Earn double — or 1,200, to be more specific — Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards frequent flier loyalty program points for every qualifying stay when you pay an eligible rate at participating Choice Hotels properties worldwide through November 15, 2014.
The approximately 5,500 hotel properties in the United States, Canada, Europe — excluding Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, and Sweden — Middle East, Mexico, Central America, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Papua New Guinea, Fiji or the Caribbean include the following brands…
You might perceive this gripe as minor, but in comparing airfare sales between Southwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines — both of which end today where the airfares are as low as $73.00 each way — you would believe that both airfare sales are similar if not identical; but there is one major difference highlighted below in dark red…
A Sad Day For This Proud Airline defines the tone of the discussion and epitomizes the thoughts and feelings of FlyerTalk members regarding the Internet web site of Southwest Airlines, which has not been functioning properly.
A Southwest Airlines Pilot holds flight for 12 minutes beyond scheduled departure time for late passenger who was reportedly on his way to attending the funeral of his murdered three-year-old grandson, and he was delayed in arriving at the aircraft on time due to long lines.
The pilot reportedly informed the grieving grandfather that he would not have allowed the aircraft to depart without him.
The question is: would pilots from other airlines have done the same thing in a similar situation, and would the airlines for whom they work have allowed it?
FlyerTalk members are discussing the breaking news about Southwest Airlines purchasing AirTran Airways in a $1.4 billion cash-and-stock deal:
With this acquisition, Southwest will become an international airline with routes to Caribbean locations and to Mexico.
What does this mean for the traditional legacy carriers?
Many FlyerTalk members are livid about the new Drink coupon changes coming August 1, 2010 on Southwest Airlines:
- Flight attendants will no longer accept expired drink coupons
- Current drink coupons that do not carry expiration dates will inherit an August 31, 2011 expiration date
- Business Select drink coupons will be valid on the day of travel only
Suddenly the hoards of coupons possessed by FlyerTalk members became worthless, and many FlyerTalk members are lamenting the general direction Southwest Airlines seems to be taking in terms of its reportedly storied customer service reputation — as compared to other domestic airlines in the United States, at least — slowly eroding…