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Southwest’s Flight Attendants Vote in Favor of Sweeping New Contract

The Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) Local 556 at Southwest ratified a new four-year contract after its flight attendants voted in favor of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA). As a result, the Dallas-based carrier is the first major airline…

Two Southwest 737s Remain in Legacy ‘Canyon Blue’ Livery

Southwest will soon bid farewell to the two remaining Boeing 737s in its legacy ‘Canyon Blue’ livery. The third to last aircraft bearing this livery – N762SW – was retired on April 14 at a Birmingham, Ala. storage facility. The…

How Southwest Squashed High-Speed Rail in Texas

In the early 1990s, a bullet train named the Texas TGV promised to revolutionize transportation in the Lone Star State. The sleek French technology would have rapidly moved passengers between the so-called ‘Texas Triangle,’ including Dallas, Houston, Austin, and Houston…

Southwest Halts 2024 Pilot Hiring Plans

Southwest is the latest airline to adjust its pilot hiring plans in 2024. The Dallas-based airline is pausing all new hire classes this year, it said in a memo viewed by AirlineGeeks. “Based on expected capacity growth beyond 2024, we’ve…

Southwest Launches New SAF-Focused Subsidiary

Southwest on Wednesday announced the launch of Southwest Airlines Renewable Ventures (SARV), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the carrier focused on securing sustainable aviation fuel efforts. This initiative aligns with the Dallas-based airline's goal of replacing 10% of its total jet…