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Southwest Airlines is the world's largest low-cost carrier. The airline also holds the record of operating more Boeing 737 aircraft than any other airline. It is currently adding brand-new Boeing 737 MAX planes to the fleet, making it the largest MAX operator. (Featured image: Vincenzo Pace - Simple Flying)

latest Southwest Airlines Articles

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Southwest Airlines' Rapid Rewards Program: What Are The Hidden Perks?

The Rapid Rewards loyalty program is tied to Southwest Airlines flights, but there are ways to maximize value.

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Southwest Airlines Takes Delivery Of Its 200th Boeing 737 MAX

The largest operator of the Boeing 737 MAX achieves another milestone.

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Judge Pauses Southwest Airlines Ruling On Religious Freedom Training

The case between Southwest Airlines and a disgruntled employee is on a brief hiatus.

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The Different Tiers Of Southwest Airlines' Rapid Rewards Program

Southwest Airlines has a simple elite system, but with some benefits in mileage bonuses and onboard savings

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Southwest Vs Ryanair - Which Carrier Has The Best Low Cost Strategy?

Serving two of the world's largest markets, the airlines have their obvious strengths and weaknesses.

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Southwest Boeing 737 Returns To Houston With Reported Engine Fire Warning

The airline experienced a mechanical issue shortly after taking off from Houston.

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A First Timer's Guide To Southwest – What You Need To Know

A brief guide to the US low-cost giant.

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Southwest Airlines To Launch 500+ Pilot Base In Nashville, Tennessee

The base is scheduled to open next year.

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NTSB Investigating Near Collision Of Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 In San Diego

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) marks the incident as a serious risk of a collision.

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How Southwest Pioneered The Low Cost Carrier Model

Southwest was founded in 1971 by Herb Kelleher, with a vision to disrupt the market at the lower end.

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Southwest Airlines Pilots To Picket In Chicago Next Week Following Strike Vote

Southwest Airlines' pilots union SWAPA is leading informational pickets to protest the state of negotiations and the airline.

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Which US Airlines Have Gained & Lost Market Share Since The Pandemic?

Some airlines have the pandemic to thank, others less so.

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How To Spend Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Points

Spending points for Southwest Airlines flights is the main focus.

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Same-Day Standby To Be Available For All Southwest Airlines Passengers

The carrier said several initiatives have been implemented to modernize the passenger experience.

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Airlines Waiving Change Fees Because Of Maui Wildfires

Several different airlines are providing alternate solutions due to the wildfires in Hawaii.

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Southwest Airlines To Appeal Judge's Ruling On Religious Freedom Training

The ruling came after Southwest did not follow the judge's previous orders.

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The Different Ways To Earn Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Points

With Rapid Rewards, you can earn points with Southwest Airlines plus through a network of non-flying partners.

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Mediation Board Denies Southwest Airlines' Pilots Request To Pause Negotiations

Southwest Airlines Pilots Associations now has no choice but to go ahead with the discussions in the coming days.

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Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 Returns To Orlando With Burst Tire

Two suffered minor injuries in the incident.

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Southwest Airlines Announces Spring 2024 Network Expansion

Most of the expansion is concentrated around St. Louis, Baltimore, and Austin.