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Today in History: September 25, Sandra Day O'Connor sworn in

Sep. 25, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Sept. 25, the 268th day of 2022. There are 97 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 25, 1957, nine Black students who’d been forced to withdraw from Central High School in Little Rock,...

Southwest forecasts a slower recovery in business travel

Sep. 15, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines said Thursday that corporate travel is recovering more slowly than the airline had expected, although that is offset by continuing strong demand from leisure travelers even after the end of the traditional summer vacation season. Southwest said...

Unions push airlines to promise they'll avoid stock buybacks

Aug. 18, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Labor unions are pressuring U.S. airlines not to buy back their own stock but instead spend the money on hiring more workers and fixing problems that caused widespread flight delays and cancellations this summer. The unions said Thursday that the four largest U.S....

Southwest posts record revenue but warns of rising costs

Jul. 28, 2022 15:25 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines' second-quarter profit doubled to $760 million on record revenue, but the carrier warned that rising costs and lower productivity are likely to continue in the second half of the year. Southwest shares fell 7% in afternoon trading Thursday. ...

Whistleblowers hit Southwest, FAA for lax safety practices

Jul. 27, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Federal officials say that Southwest Airlines and the union representing its pilots have resisted cooperating with investigations into accidents and other incidents and pushed to close the matters quickly. In one instance disclosed Wednesday, the Federal Aviation...

American Airlines earns $476 million on record revenue in 2Q

Jul. 21, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines earned $476 million in the second quarter on record revenue from summer travelers and said Thursday that it expects to remain profitable in the third quarter. It was American's first quarterly profit without government pandemic aid in the COVID-19...

Spirit wins takeoff and landing rights at key Newark airport

Jul. 05, 2022 19:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spirit Airlines will get valuable takeoff and landing times that Southwest Airlines is abandoning at busy Newark-Liberty International Airport near New York City. The U.S. Transportation Department said Tuesday that Spirit “is most likely to provide the lowest...