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Flight home a nightmare for parents of dying boy

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Nicholas Dainiak of Bedford was just trying to come home from what his parents said may have been the last trip the dying 8-year-old would ever take to Disney World in Orlando.


Southwest Flight Lands After Cockpit Break-in Try

Southwest Flight Lands After Cockpit Break-in Try

A man was arrested Tuesday after his unruly behavior aboard a Southwest Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Kansas City compelled the flight crew to make an emergency landing in Texas. Ali Reza Shahsavari, 29, of Indialantic, Fla., has been charged with interfering with a flight crew, said Patrick Rhodes, Amarillo's aviation director. He was booked into the Randall County Jail in Canyon, where he awaited an appearance before a magistrate.


Southwest Airlines Books Better Profit

Southwest Airlines Books Better Profit

Discount carrier posts 12.9% gain in fourth-quarter earnings. The discount carrier said net income totaled $131 million, or 18 cents per share, compared to $116 million, or16 cents per share, in the same quarter last year. Operating revenue rose 14.8%, to $3.1 billion.


Flight attendant takes baby after slap from mother

Police say a Southwest Airlines flight attendant took a baby from her parents on a flight from Dallas to Albuquerque after the mother slapped the crying child.


Southwest's Profits Head North

Southwest's Profits Head North

Airline outperforms industry rivals as low-cost tickets, no-fee bag policy attract recession-weary travelers.

Senh: Now, what a surprise - the airline who's not trying to nickel-and-dime their customers is the top performer. Hint to other airlines - um, you'll get more customers if you drop the baggage fees. I once saw Pixar director Brad Bird on Southwest. If it's good enough for him, it's good enough for me.


American Airlines app boards the iPhone

With its new and official iPhone app, American Airlines joins Southwest as the second major U.S.-based airline to land on a smartphone near you. Also in today’s App Industry Roundup, 37signals acquires Ember and is now offering a free version of Campfire for the iPhone.


US Air out of merger talks, Southwest posts profit

US Airways Group Inc said on Thursday it had dropped out of merger discussions with United Airlines parent UAL Corp, immediately raising the stakes for similar talks involving United and Continental Airlines Inc.


Summer airfare sales return but not as hot as last year

AirTran and Southwest set off a flurry with sales that began Monday and were soon matched by American, Delta, US Airways and ...


Calif. skies clear; snow piles up in the Southwest

The sky was blue and the sun bright for the first time in days after a week of powerful Southern California rain storms, but ...


Southwest Airlines Narrows Loss

Southwest Airlines reported another quarter of red ink, $16 million, extending a trend that until a year ago was unseen at the discount carrier since the early 1990s. Hedging losses again weighed on results.


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