Southwest

Southwest Jets lined up at an airport terminal (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Southwest Airlines Website Overwhelmed During $49 Fare Sale

The Southwest Airlines website was overwhelmed Wednesday as the airline was in the midst of a 3-day sale on air travel.

06/03/2015

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Hairspray Bottle Behind Suspicious Smelling Bags Aboard SFO Flight To Chicago

Hazmat teams at San Francisco International Airport determined the unusual odor from luggage aboard a Chicago-bound plane originated from a bottle of hairspray.

05/27/2015

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) (Brandon Mercer)

‘Racist,’ Foul-Mouthed Passenger Booted From Southwest Flight From SFO

SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (CBS SF) — Being drunk, making jokes about bombs, and wearing offensive clothing, can all get you kicked off a plane, and as evidenced by a Southwest flight from SFO to Los Angeles International Monday night, you can also get kicked for what you say to fellow passengers.

04/07/2015

List of flights canceled by Southwest Airlines on February 24, 2014, after the airline failed to inspect hydraulic systems on 128 jets. (CBS)

11 Bay Area Flights Canceled After Southwest Grounds 128 Planes Over Maintenance Issue

Eleven flights have been cancelled out of the Bay Area on Wednesday after Southwest Airlines decided to ground 128 planes when they failed to inspect backup hydraulic systems used to control the rudder if the main system fails.

02/25/2015

Southwest Jets lined up at an airport terminal (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Southwest Airlines Flight Departs San Diego After Bomb Threat Delay

A Southwest Airlines flight has left San Diego’s Lindbergh Field after a bomb threat prompted a search of the plane that turned up no explosives.

01/27/2015

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Recent Bomb Threats To Airlines Via Twitter Prompts Federal Investigation

If you saw a Twitter conversation-turned-threat between your airline and a user with ISIS referenced in their name hours before your flight, would you reconsider your travel plans?

01/26/2015

Southwest Jets lined up at an airport terminal (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Woman Gives Birth On San Francisco To Phoenix Flight

A woman flying from San Francisco International to Phoenix gave birth on her Southwest Airlines flight early Tuesday morning.

12/09/2014

Southwest Jets lined up at an airport terminal (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Bay Area Southwest Jets To Begin Using Sustainable Fuel From Twigs, Bark, Wood

The idea of your jet fuel coming from sawdust, twigs, bark, and wood biomass might seem odd, but Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) has always done things a bit differently, and Wednesday announced that starting in 2016, jets flying from San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland would begin using a sustainable, low-carbon biofuel in addition to regular fuel.

09/25/2014

serial stowaway Marilyn Hartman. (San Mateo County Sheriff's Office)

TSA Investigators Review Video Surveillance Of Serial Stowaway Who Allegedly Snuck Onto San Jose-LAX Flight

Investigators with the Transportation Security Administration were looking at security camera footage from Mineta San Jose International Airport which purportedly shows a woman with no ticket or boarding pass sneaking through the security checkpoint and onto a plane headed for Los Angeles, according to a source.

08/06/2014

Credit Cards

ConsumerWatch: Credit Cards An Unexpected Way To Find Cheap Travel

Travelers who want to see the world this summer, or at least visit Mickey Mouse at his house, might want to consider their credit card as a free ticket to ride, so to speak.

04/30/2014

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