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3 years 1 month ago

Cyber mistakes leaving you vulnerable

"Nothing has changed; the vulnerability still exists," says David Stites, a master's computer science student at UCCS. In January, Stites showed News 5 a security lapse he found on the iPhone mobile app for Southwest Airlines. He was able to pull login and password information out of the air...

3 years 10 months ago

Southwest Airlines could become top DIA carrier

DENVER (AP) - An aviation consultant says Southwest Airlines could become Denver International Airport's largest carrier in a year or so as United Airlines juggles its fleet. Aviation consultant Michael Boyd said United has outsourced many flights to regional airline affiliates. According to The Denver Post, United and...

3 years 11 months ago

NTSB: Southwest jet had pre-existing fatigue

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) - Federal investigators say the entire length of a 5-foot-long tear in the skin of a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 shows evidence of pre-existing fatigue cracking. National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt said Sunday that the rip in the jet that made an emergency landing...

4 years 7 months ago

3 kids buy plane tickets, fly alone

Three Florida children bought tickets with baby-sitting money and flew to Nashville, Tennessee, on Southwest Airlines - unbeknownst to their parents. Bridget Brown, 15, had $700 saved and asked a 13-year-old friend where he wanted to go. The friend, Bobby Nolan III, suggested Nashville. Together with Brown's 11-year-old brother,...

4 years 8 months ago

Airline passengers restrain unruly flyer

An unruly passenger aboard a Southwest Airlines flight from Chicago to Salt Lake City forced the pilots to make an unscheduled landing in Denver. Southwest Airlines spokesman Chris Mainz said the pilots aboard Flight 3655 declared an emergency Monday night and landed at Denver International Airport. Other passengers...

4 years 11 months ago

Southwest fined $200,000 for bumping passengers

Southwest Airlines, which bumped more passengers than any U.S. carrier last year, has been fined $200,000 for violating rules on kicking passengers off oversold flights. The Transportation Department said it reviewed passenger complaints and found many cases of Southwest failing to promptly pay bumped passengers and give them written...

5 years 1 month ago

FAA investigating Southwest Airlines repairs

Federal officials are investigating Southwest Airlines over the way it handled structural repairs on dozens of jets, according to a person familiar with the situation. The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed Tuesday that it is investigating whether Southwest followed safety orders dealing with the maintenance of older planes. Inspectors...

5 years 1 month ago

Southwest launches 3-day fare sale

Southwest Airlines is offering a sale geared toward leisure travelers who want to make short trips this spring. Southwest said Tuesday it will sell tickets starting at $39 each way on some routes under 500 miles. As usual, the airline didn't say how many seats it will offer at...

5 years 2 months ago

Winds ease, Phoenix flights back to normal

Flights into and out of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport have resumed as weather conditions improved. Flights at Sky Harbor were severely curtailed Thursday afternoon because of high winds from a winter storm that dumped heavy rain and deep snow on much of Arizona and California. But airport...

5 years 3 months ago

Oh boy! Baby born in skies over Colorado

A Southwest Airlines jet landed at Denver International Airport Friday morning with one more passenger than when it took off. A baby boy was born in the skies over Colorado, about 90 miles north of Denver. Passenger Brandon Morse said, "They announced on the PA and asked if anyone had...

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