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Ex-Southwest Airlines pilot sentenced for lewd act on flight

May. 28, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A retired Southwest Airlines pilot was sentenced to probation Friday after pleading guilty to exposing his genitals to a female first officer and watching pornography on a laptop during a flight from Philadelphia to Florida last year. Michael...

Boeing to pay $17 million to settle plane production issues

May. 27, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

Federal officials say Boeing will pay at least $17 million and take steps to fix production problems on its 737 jets, including the Max. The Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday that the settlement covers the installation of unapproved sensors and other parts on...

Woman charged with assaulting Southwest flight attendant

May. 25, 2021 20:36 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — San Diego authorities charged a 28-year-old woman with felony battery after an attack on a Southwest Airlines plane in which a flight attendant lost two teeth and suffered other injuries to her face. The incident marked an escalation in unruly behavior by...

US aid lifts Southwest to Q1 profit, American loses $1.25B

Apr. 22, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

With a strong push from taxpayers, Southwest Airlines is the first major U.S. airline to report a profit since the pandemic started, and airlines executives say that the industry is on course to recover from a financial crisis caused by the pandemic. Southwest Chairman...

US airline bailout helps Southwest post $116 million profit

Apr. 22, 2021 08:30 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines is the first major U.S. airline to report a profit since the pandemic started, as federal payroll aid helped boost the company to net income of $116 million in the first quarter. Without the federal money, Southwest would have lost $1...

Southwest to recall flight attendants before summer season

Apr. 08, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines said Thursday it plans to recall more than 2,700 flight attendants who took leaves of absence last year, the latest sign that the travel industry believes it is recovering from the pandemic. Southwest plans for the recalls to take effect...

Southwest Airlines orders 100 Boeing 737 Max planes

Mar. 29, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines said Monday it is expanding its all-Boeing fleet with an order for 100 Max jets instead of buying planes from Europe's Airbus. Southwest ordered the 150-seat 737 Max 7 and expects the first 30 to show up next year. It is also converting...

US air travel rises to highest levels yet since pandemic hit

Mar. 15, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

Across the United States, air travel is recovering more quickly from the depths of the pandemic, and it is showing up in longer airport security lines and busier traffic on airline websites. The Transportation Security Administration screened more than 1.3 million people...