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  • OC Southwest gate agent mocks 5-year-old girl's name, posts boarding pass on social media

    11/29/2018 2:13:46 AM PST · by SMGFan · 105 replies
    ABC7 ^ | November 28, 2018
    A Southwest Airlines gate agent at John Wayne Airport is accused of being awful in front of a five-year old girl - and on social media - because of her unique name. The girl's mother says the agent made fun of the name and even posted a photo of her boarding pass on social media for others to chime in. Five-year-old Abcde Redford pronounces her name "ab-city."
  • Southwest Airlines Confronts Cal Women’s Coach Over Infant Son

    05/29/2018 12:35:48 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 46 replies
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — California Women’s head basketball Lindsay Gottlieb was confronted at the Denver airport by a Southwest Airlines employee who questioned her relationship to her infant bi-racial son before she could board a flight. Gottlieb took to Twitter Sunday night to file a series of posts complaining about her treatment. “I’m appalled that after approx 50 times flying with my 1-year-old son ticket counter personnel told me that I had to “prove” that he was my son despite having his passport,” she tweeted in one post. “She said we have a different last name. My guess is because...
  • Southwest Airlines has another frightening midair incident

    05/15/2018 11:45:26 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 23 replies ^ | May 14, 2018 | Chris Perez
    Flight 861 was traveling from Denver to Dallas on Saturday night — with 100 passengers on board — when the cabin began to lose pressure at roughly 20,000 feet, according to officials. Oxygen masks were deployed around 9 p.m. local time, just as the plane was arriving in the DFW area.
  • Southwest passengers on flight with deadly engine failure get money, travel vouchers

    04/20/2018 8:30:59 PM PDT · by wastedyears · 80 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4/20/2018 | Courtney Han
    Some passengers on the Southwest Airlines flight that experienced a deadly engine failure this week told ABC News they received money and the promise of a travel voucher from the airline.
  • Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 engine failure - ATC Audio

    04/19/2018 10:01:54 AM PDT · by Freeport · 40 replies
    SoundCloud ^ | 2018-04-18 | FAA
    Audio Recording between ATC and SW 1380.ATC SW Flight 1380 Audio
  • 1 dead after jetliner apparently blows an engine in flight

    04/17/2018 1:45:49 PM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 275 replies
    Assoc. Press ^ | 4/17/2018 | AP
    PHILADELPHIA — A Southwest Airlines jet apparently blew an engine at about 30,000 feet and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window and damaged the fuselage Tuesday, killing a passenger and injuring seven others, authorities said. The plane, a twin-engine Boeing 737 bound from New York to Dallas with 149 people aboard, made an emergency landing in Philadelphia just before noon as passengers breathing through oxygen masks that dropped from the ceiling said their prayers and braced for impact. "I just remember holding my husband's hand, and we just prayed and prayed and prayed," said passenger Amanda Bourman, of...
  • Airline made passenger put out cigarette. She threatened to kill everyone on the plane.

    12/11/2017 6:27:59 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 112 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 11, 2017 | Avi Selk
    Southwest Airlines says it all started with a cigarette. A passenger was smoking in the bathroom somewhere between Portland and Sacramento on Saturday, according to the airline, and had gone so far as to tamper with the smoke detector.
  • More flight cancelations to Cuba(WTH?)

    06/30/2017 9:37:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 6/30/2017 | Silvio Canto, Jr.
    A couple of years ago, many of my local friends were curious about traveling to Cuba. They seemed fascinated by the idea of traveling to an island isolated from reality for 50-plus years. I would often hear this expression: "I want to see it for myself." Some of my friends went, and others never got to go. The ones who went all seem to be singing the same tune: "Beautiful beach, okay hotel, but the internet does not work and the people are not happy." We learned today via the Miami Herald that Southwest Airlines is canceling flights to Cuba:...
  • More Proof That Southwest Has the Best Flight Attendants

    04/04/2017 8:52:41 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 3, 2017 | By Lauren Spagnolett
    Occasionally, when flying with kids who are melting down, a stranger shows a parent some much-needed mercy. We've all heard stories -- there was that one man who walked a toddler up and down the plane's aisle so the pregnant mom could get a little rest. Or the woman who let a baby sleep on her when the dad couldn't stop him from crawling all over her in her window seat. Most recently, a flight attendant for Southwest Airlines stepped up and helped a parent whose baby girl couldn't get calm. , a mother traveling with her two small daughters...
  • Fire on Plane Caused by Replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7

    10/05/2016 12:35:39 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 21 replies ^ | October 5, 2016 | Juli Clover
    Over the past few weeks, Samsung has been replacing recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones that have faulty exploding batteries with new devices, but an incident today suggests the South Korean company's smartphone woes aren't over. A Southwest flight from Louisville to Baltimore was today evacuated just before it pulled out of the gate because a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone started smoking. While no one was injured, there is a serious problem -- the Galaxy Note 7 in question was a replacement device that had been deemed "safe" by Samsung. According to The Verge, the owner of the Galaxy Note...
  • Hilarious SWA Flight attendant- In Mid Life Crisis MUST meet Ellen and Jimmy Fallon!!

    06/09/2014 3:40:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    youtube ^ | Apr 12, 2014 | Marty SWA flight attendant Marty SWA flight attendant·
    Hilarious SWA flight attendant....wants to meet Ellen & Jimmy Fallon!!
  • Too funny: Another Southwest Flight Attendant Goes Viral

    04/15/2014 1:37:07 PM PDT · by pax_et_bonum · 80 replies ^ | April 14. 2014 | staff
    “If I can pretend to have your attention for just a few moments, my ex-husband, my new boyfriend, and their divorce attorney are going to show you the safety features…”
  • Landing Gear Comes Off Southwest Jet At LaGuardia Airport

    07/22/2013 3:17:48 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 104 replies
    business insider ^ | July 22, 2013
    Runways at New York's LaGuardia Airport have been closed down after the front landing gear on a Southwest Airlines plane came off
  • I don't care that Southwest Airlines plants gardens. Do you? How about lower fares?

    12/16/2012 1:31:38 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    December 16, 2012 | SFF
    ANOTHER piece of evidence we are living in a world of sissies: watching the NFL today, just saw a commercial for Southwest Airlines that showed their ticket sellers and flight attendants PLANTING STRAWBERRIES or something like that. What the hell? How about boasting about better service? Or a great new lower fare structure? Nope. In the age of the fruitiest Oval Office occupant since James Buchanan, we see businesses talking about their green thumbs. Pathetic.
  • ‘I Love Going to Court’: Says Defiant Sheriff Joe in First Interview Since DOJ Lawsuit

    05/14/2012 7:29:13 PM PDT · by montag813 · 23 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 05-14-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona “They caught the wrong Sheriff on this matter.”Those seven words should have sent the message loud and clear to the Obama administration that they are in for a tough, and potentially embarrassing fight against "America's Toughest Sheriff" Joe Arpaio. Arpaio, who has become the nation's most prominent symbol in the fight against illegal immigration, appeared on the Mike Broomhead show on KFYI in his first interview since being officially served with a suit by the Obama administration’s Justice Department. Click below for full interview... Arpaio was, predictably, entirely un-intimidated, condescendingly remarking that “it’s a political...
  • Southwest Airlines grounds 81 planes after emergency

    04/02/2011 9:16:29 AM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 144 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Apr 2, 2011 10:57am EDT | David Schwartz
    (Reuters) - Southwest Airlines grounded 81 aircraft from its Boeing 737 fleet for inspection after a gaping hole in the fuselage forced one of its planes to make emergency landing in Arizona on Friday, the company said on Saturday. Southwest (LUV.N) and Boeing (BA.N) engineers will inspect the aircraft to try to determine the cause, Southwest said in a statement. Passengers heard a loud noise and suddenly saw a hole about mid-cabin. Southwest Airlines is working with the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration on the ground in Arizona to determine the cause of a sudden drop...
  • UPDATE - Southwest Cancels 300 Flights After Emergency

    04/02/2011 12:50:50 PM PDT · by Yaelle · 52 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04/02/11 | Alex Dobuzinskis
    (Reuters) - Southwest Airlines (LUV.N) said it expected to cancel 300 flights scheduled for Saturday to allow inspections of 79 aircraft from its Boeing 737 fleet, after one of its planes made an emergency landing with a gaping hole in the fuselage. Passengers aboard Southwest Flight 812 from Phoenix to Sacramento on Friday heard a loud noise and the hole appeared suddenly at about mid cabin, forcing the pilot to land at a military base in Yuma, Arizona. [Read more at link]
  • Bob Shallit: Petite passenger booted from Southwest flight

    07/25/2010 12:03:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Sacramento Bee. ^ | Jul. 24, 2010 | Bob Shallit
    <p>Southwest Airlines made headlines earlier this year for kicking overweight actor-director Kevin Smith off a flight because he took up more than one seat.</p> <p>Now we're hearing the airline recently removed a 5-foot-4, 110-pound Sacramento-area woman from a plane so a hefty passenger could have an extra seat.</p>
  • Woman Removed From Plane to Make Room for Overweight Teen

    07/26/2010 2:35:27 PM PDT · by MissTed · 135 replies · 4+ views
    NewsCore ^ | 7/26/10 | Staff
    <p>Earlier this year, Southwest Airlines, came under fire for removing an overweight passenger from a flight. Now, five months later, the airline has done it again – but this time they kicked off a thin passenger to make room for an obese teenager, reported.</p>
  • Kevin Smith -- Southwest Thinks I'm Fat

    02/14/2010 11:58:39 AM PST · by jakerobins · 114 replies · 3,055+ views
    Kevin Smith was thrown off a Southwest Airlines flight yesterday for being a "safety risk" -- a polite way of saying he was deemed too fat to fly. Smith was flying from Oakland to Burbank and was, according to his own tweets, already seated and ready to go when a Southwest attendant named Suzanne "told me Captain Leysath deemed me a 'safety risk.'"