Southwest Airlines

March 26, 2019 - 1:53 pm
(KNX 1070) -- A Southwest plane on its way from Orlando to California made an emergency landing Tuesday. The Southwest Boeing 737 Max, flight 8701, was intended for grounding. It took off Tuesday afternoon, but experienced a malfunction and was forced to return to Orlando International Airport...
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February 20, 2019 - 11:51 am
(CBS News) - Southwest Airlines cancelled 440 flights Wednesday and saw many planes delayed amid an ongoing contract dispute with its mechanics union. The disruptions, recorded by flight tracking site FlightAware, comes as the discount carrier spars with the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association...
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USA Today
October 23, 2018 - 8:52 am
(CBS News) - A man accused of groping a woman during a Southwest Airlines flight over the weekend apparently justified his actions by invoking President Trump. According to an affidavit obtained by CBS affiliate KHOU, he said the president says its OK to grab women by their private parts. Bruce...
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July 10, 2018 - 8:55 am
(CBS News) - Southwest Airlines is ending its long-standing practice of serving small bags of free peanuts on its flights in deference to people allergic to the snack. "Peanuts forever will be part of Southwest's history and DNA. However, to ensure the best on-board experience for everyone,...
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June 04, 2018 - 10:26 am
(KNX1070) - Southwest Airlines says the fatal accident in April, in which a woman was almost sucked out of a plane, has led to fewer bookings. Still, passengers at LAX say the tragedy didn’t affect their booking plans. KNX reporter Jon Baird was at LAX with the story: Southwest said back in April...
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University California Berkley
May 29, 2018 - 12:06 pm
Southwest Airlines said it was "looking into" an allegation that an employee for the carrier asked for proof that an infant traveling with the head coach of the University of California women's basketball team was actually her child. Coach Lindsay Gottlieb said on Twitter on Monday night that the...
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CBS News
May 02, 2018 - 10:07 am
CHICAGO -- A Southwest Airlines flight heading from Chicago to Newark was forced to make an emergency landing in Cleveland on Wednesday, after a window apparently cracked on the plane, according to CBS Chicago. FAA spokeswoman Elizabeth Cory told CNN that Southwest flight 957 from Midway to Newark...
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CBS News
April 20, 2018 - 3:09 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday ordered ultrasound inspections of hundreds of jet engines like the one that blew apart at 32,000 feet in a deadly accident aboard a Southwest Airlines plane. The agency said the order affects 352 engines in the U.S. on new-generation twin-engine Boeing...
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KNX Midday News with Chris Sedens
April 19, 2018 - 11:00 am
LOS ANGELES (KNX1070) - Southwest Airlines was looking for more time to inspect fan blades like the one that snapped off during the flight that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia. The airline opposed a recommendation by the engine manufacturer to require ultrasonic inspections of certain fan...
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CBS News/Manny Martinez
KNX Afternoon News
April 18, 2018 - 2:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (KNX1070) - Tuesday's freefall of a Southwest plane after engine failure is a reminder of how important it is to listen to pre-flight emergency instructions. CBS travel editor, ​ Peter Greenberg tells KNX how passengers ignore the safety videos and don't read the information cards on...
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