Articles tagged “southwest airlines”

Southwest Airlines Will Fly to Hawaii as Soon as Next Year

Southwest Airlines Will Fly to Hawaii as Soon as Next Year

Brian Sumers, Skift

After years of hinting, Southwest will finally fly to Hawaii. This is good news for passengers, as fares may fall — if only slightly. Other airlines won't want to let Southwest win too much market share.

1 week ago

Southwest Air Says Natural Disasters Will Cost It $100 Million

Southwest Air Says Natural Disasters Will Cost It $100 Million

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

Southwest rarely gets put in this position. Which makes us think that despite the high price tag, it is not going into the next quarter panicking about its performance.

3 weeks ago

American Airlines Expects Irma Will Be Short-Term Blip on Revenues

American Airlines Expects Irma Will Be Short-Term Blip on Revenues

Brian Sumers, Skift

Airlines might have some trouble in the Caribbean longer term, but Florida should bounce back relatively quickly. That's good news for American and other U.S. airlines.

1 month ago

Southwest Airlines Planning Houston Flight Resumption After Hurricane Harvey

Southwest Airlines Planning Houston Flight Resumption After Hurricane Harvey

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

The human tragedy of Hurricane Harvey is topmost on our minds, but we're also watching how the forced shutdown of crude-oil refineries and pipelines along the U.S. Gulf Coast will affect airlines.

2 months ago

Private Jet Companies and Airlines Know How to Profit From the Eclipse

Private Jet Companies and Airlines Know How to Profit From the Eclipse

Thomas Black, Bloomberg

We doubt the eclipse 99 years ago had such a commericial bent. But, hey, why shouldn't aviation businesses try to profit from a natural phenomenon?

2 months ago

Southwest CEO Doesn’t Expect Business to Be This Good Forever

Southwest CEO Doesn’t Expect Business to Be This Good Forever

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly doesn't always make the decisions that Wall Street wants to see, so don't expect him to deviate from his cautious stance.

3 months ago

Warren Buffett Reveals Bigger Stake in Southwest and American Airlines

Warren Buffett Reveals Bigger Stake in Southwest and American Airlines

Associated Press

The legendary investor's firm, Berkshire Hathaway, is doubling down on its previous $9 billion bet on the sector by buying more shares of American Airlines and Southwest Airlines. The resulting push up in share price means this has been a good time to be an airline investor.

5 months ago

Southwest Airlines Poised for Big Move to Amadeus Reservations System

Southwest Airlines Poised for Big Move to Amadeus Reservations System

Sean O'Neill, Skift

More than 20,000 Southwest workers have been trained on the new system, which will let the airline fly red-eyes and make other schedule changes. Meanwhile, if the switch goes smoothly, Amadeus will find it easier to sell systems to other carriers.

5 months ago

Congress Warns 5 Airline Execs They Must Improve Customer Service

Congress Warns 5 Airline Execs They Must Improve Customer Service

Brian Sumers, Skift

Congress is not happy with U.S. airlines. That's for sure. But how much will Washington do about it? Here's a prediction: Probably not much.

6 months ago

Passengers Aren’t Happy With U.S. Airlines, and Neither Are Some Investors

Passengers Aren’t Happy With U.S. Airlines, and Neither Are Some Investors

Michael Sasso and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

U.S. airline passengers may be upset, but they have little recourse. The four biggest airlines control the vast majority of domestic market share, and consumers only have so many options. As for investors, that's a different story. They have other places to park their money.

6 months ago

Freddie Awards Pick the Year’s Best Traveler Loyalty Programs

Freddie Awards Pick the Year’s Best Traveler Loyalty Programs

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Can 4.2 million flyers be wrong?

6 months ago

Southwest Airlines Promises to Stop Overbooking Flights

Southwest Airlines Promises to Stop Overbooking Flights

Brian Sumers, Skift

Overbooking has gotten a lot of attention in the past three weeks, but, most of the time, it's not a big deal. Airlines know passengers won't show up, so they sell a few more tickets than they have seats. What's the harm in that? Airlines might want to reduce the number of extra seats they sell, but they don't need to retire the practice.

6 months ago