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Checking Out the Rebranded Southwest

With the AirTran integration complete, Southwest has turned its attention to the rebranding of its fleet as the wordless "canyon blue" Boeing 737s will fade into the new "billboard" Southwest paint job. While some of the aircraft in Southwest’s fleet have already seen the new livery, most are still in the old red and blue colors. Southwest is also tasked with their dated Boeing 737-300 and 737-500s, which still make up about 20% of the carrier’s fleet. Recently, I got…

Southwest Airlines Gets a Break After Getting Caught Missing Inspections

On Tuesday February 24th, 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration announced that Southwest Airlines would have to ground 128 of its Boeing 737-700 aircraft. The reason for this grounding is a missed inspection of the standby hydraulic system. The aircraft make up almost 20% of Southwest's entire fleet. Little by little,…

Southwest Airlines Announces Routes to Start in April

Friday, Southwest Airlines announced in a press release the addition of 10 new nonstop destinations from Dallas Love Field. Beginning April 8, 2015, travelers through Dallas will have access to 43 destinations. "With these new flights, Southwest is offering more of the low-fare nonstop travel our Dallas Customers want, at…

Our Top 5 Favorite Airline Commercials

Let's face it, nobody is a fan of commercials, but if you are an #AvGeek you know that airline commercials can shed some light on other dull commercials. We all have been there when you are in the doctor's office and among all the car commercials, a commercial with an…