Articles tagged “southwest airlines”

U.S. DOT Won’t Bring Anti-Trust Suit Against Airlines

U.S. DOT Won’t Bring Anti-Trust Suit Against Airlines

David Koenig and Eric Tucker, Associated Press

It was hard to make a compelling case for collusion and how it was hurting consumers during this period of cheaper airfares. If prices go up, tough, we may see this case revisited, no matter who's in charge.

3 days ago

Southwest Airlines’ Executive Changes Point to Long-Term Leadership Planning

Southwest Airlines’ Executive Changes Point to Long-Term Leadership Planning

David Koenig, Associated Press

This isn't too exciting, but it is what a responsible airline does.

6 days ago

Regulators: U.S. Airlines Did Not Gouge Consumers After 2015 Amtrak Crash

Regulators: U.S. Airlines Did Not Gouge Consumers After 2015 Amtrak Crash

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

This was an odd investigation. Airlines price tickets based on demand, so it makes sense prices would go up if more passengers sought to buy flights. That's not gouging. It's business.

1 month ago

After Mistake, Southwest Will Resume Suspended Flights to Mexico

After Mistake, Southwest Will Resume Suspended Flights to Mexico

Associated Press

For an airline that's been so consistent for so long, it's good to see them tripped up by matters that their peers would have likely caught before cancellations were necessary.

1 month ago

Southwest Failed to Get the Approval It Needs for New International Flights to Mexico

Southwest Failed to Get the Approval It Needs for New International Flights to Mexico

Brian Sumers, Skift

This is an oops moment. No matter whose fault it is, Southwest should have not launched new service to Mexico without receiving final regulatory approval.

1 month ago

Southwest Airlines CEO Says More People Want to Fly Post-Election

Southwest Airlines CEO Says More People Want to Fly Post-Election

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Like other travel industry executives, Southwest CEO Gary Kelly says he is encouraged by some things President-elect Donald Trump says and concerned about others. We'll see if those sentiments change once the new administration moves into office.

1 month ago

American Airlines Sees Weaker Demand for Flights to Cuba

American Airlines Sees Weaker Demand for Flights to Cuba

Mary Schlangenstein and Jack Kaskey, Bloomberg

We've been saying for quite some time that Cuba's biggest challenges are on the ground and finding a place to stay, not getting there. It needs to find some solutions or more cutbacks are on the way.

2 months ago

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is Betting Big on U.S. Airline Stocks

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is Betting Big on U.S. Airline Stocks

Katherine Chiglinsky and Sonali Basak, Bloomberg

This is a classic contrarian move by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway. Investors have lost some patience recently with airline stocks, but clearly Buffett believes the nation's largest airlines still have considerable upside.

2 months ago

Booking.com Powers Hotels for Southwest, Its First U.S. Airline

Booking.com Powers Hotels for Southwest, Its First U.S. Airline

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Booking.com displaced Southwest's long-time hotel partner, Orbitz, on Southwest.com. Booking.com's pay-at-the-hotel system meshes much better with Southwest's flexible fare structure than did Orbitz's preponderous hotel bookings requiring prepayment. Booking.com's integration of its Rocketmiles acquisition on Southwest now makes total sense.

3 months ago

American and Southwest Airlines Boost One-Way Fares $5

American and Southwest Airlines Boost One-Way Fares $5

Associated Press

With a weakness forecast in the fare environment, American and Southwest are trying to do something about it as they each raised fares $5 each way. Will the fare hikes stick and will competitors follow? It all remains to be seen over the next few days.

3 months ago

This Is Why Southwest Airlines Is No Longer an Investor Favorite

This Is Why Southwest Airlines Is No Longer an Investor Favorite

Brian Sumers, Skift

Southwest is almost a victim of its own success. Investors have massive expectations for the stock, and since Southwest is now performing no better than the competition, the company is losing its luster a bit. But the airline should be OK.

3 months ago

Southwest Stock Falls Amid Worries About Unit Revenue

Southwest Stock Falls Amid Worries About Unit Revenue

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

In a reversal of sorts from previous quarters, Southwest is deliberately slowing its growth, as have American and Delta, to raise fares. It might be a smart strategy for Southwest, although not a welcome move for its customers.

3 months ago