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Southwest Cancels Over 2% of Holiday Schedule

Southwest is making headlines after it canceled over 500 flights during the peak holiday travel period. According to data from Flightaware, the Dallas-based airline scrubbed 569 flights from December 20-25, representing 2.2% of its schedule. The troubled operational performance far…

How Southwest’s Pilot TA Compares to Other Contracts

This past Wednesday, Southwest and the Southwest Airlines Pilot Association (SWAPA) came together producing a long-awaited tentative agreement. The agreement follows other major U.S. carriers Delta, American, and United which all renegotiated contracts with their respective pilot groups earlier this…

The Low-Cost Carriers’ Pilot Attrition Problem

In the latest iteration of the pilot shortage saga, some U.S. low-cost carriers (LCCs) are facing additional headwinds. Most notable among them is Southwest, which – according to the company’s COO Andrew Watterson — is seeing an increase in pilots…

Southwest Pilots Reach Preliminary Agreement

Southwest and its pilots - represented by the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association (SWAPA) - have reached an agreement-in-principle (AIP) on a new contract. The union announced the AIP on Tuesday, which is one of the first steps in inking a…

Southwest Flight Attendants to Revote on Tentative Agreement

This past Wednesday, the Transport Workers Union (TWU) released a bulletin to members regarding the recent tentative agreement vote for Southwest Airlines Flight Attendants. The letter was first released on X by user @xJonNYC. Initially, the collective membership group voted…