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News on Southwest Airlines (Ticker: LUV) continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

Saturday | Star Tribune

Travel briefs: Southwest Airlines' on-time performance lags

On-time performance of Southwest Airlines has deteriorated over the past year, dropping from 81 percent of all flights arriving on time in 2013 to 70 percent for the first five months of 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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Saturday | Skift

JetBlue Considers Charging for First Bag Under New Fare Structure

Although the fee would be optional give the new fare options, the decision would give JetBlue's competitor Southwest Airlines - the only U.S. airline to never charge for the first bag - enough marketing fodder to last the year.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Marketing

Fri Jul 25, 2014

San Diego Source

Airlines beginning to see revenue take off

The 45,000 employees of Southwest Airlines , including hundreds here in San Diego, got a pleasant surprise in their paychecks last week: a $200 bonus for helping the carrier achieve some difficult financial goals.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Airlines

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Airlines report big 2Q profits on strong demand

In this May 15, 2014 photo, a ramp worker rolls past an American Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-82 at the Tampa International Airport in Tampa , Fla.

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Related Topix: Airlines, United Airlines, Transportation, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 737, Aircraft, Economics News, Bankruptcy

Business Journal

Stock buyback programs show strength of American, United airlines

Stock repurchase plans announced by Fort Worth-based American Airlines Group and United Continental Holdings Inc. are signs that the U.S. airlines have made a dramatic transformation from being bad investments to beacons of financial strength, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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Related Topix: Airlines, United Airlines, Transportation

KVBC-TV Las Vegas

Family removed from Southwest Airlines plane after posting bad tweet

A Minnesota man and his two children were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight in Denver after he tweeted about a boarding disagreement.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Airlines

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Newsday

Earnings: American Airlines pays dividend, Southwest tops record,...

This Tuesday, June 10, 2014 photo shows the Caterpillar logo on heavy earth moving equipment in Springfield, Ill.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Airlines, Wireless, Telecom, Nokia

Business Journal

Wanna hula? Southwest CEO says flights to Hawaii may be on the horizon

Hawaii is one of the 50 new destinations that Southwest Airlines could add in the next few years, Gary Kelly , CEO, chairman and president of the airline said in an earnings call Thursday.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Airlines, Dallas, TX

AmericanBankingNews.com

Southwest Airlines Hits New 12-Month High Following Better-Than-Expected Earnings

Southwest Airlines 's share price hit a new 52-week high on Thursday following a better than expected earnings announcement, StockRatingsNetwork reports.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Airlines, Stanley

TheStreet.com

Will Southwest Airlines (LUV) Stock Rebound After Its 2014 Second Quarter Earnings Results?

Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the airline to post earnings of 62 cents per share for the most recent quarter.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Airlines

The Miami Herald

Southwest reports record profit of $465M for 2Q

Southwest Airlines is reporting a record profit for the second quarter, more than doubling what it earned a year ago.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Airlines

Wed Jul 23, 2014

KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

Family Booted Off Southwest Airlines After Dad Tweeted About 'Rude' Gate Agent

A Minneapolis man said he and his two children were kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight after the father tweeted about a "rude" gate agent who refused to give his kids priority boarding.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Airlines, Kids, Family

The Wichita Eagle

Sedgwick County renews subsidy for Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines, working out of Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport, has been granted a renewal of a subsidy by Sedgwick County.

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Related Topix: Wichita, KS, Transportation, Airlines, Sedgwick County, KS

Business Journal

Southwest flights from Jacksonville to Las Vegas will not be offered in fall

Southwest Airlines will not offer direct flights from Jacksonville to Las Vegas in the fall, but will bring them back in the spring.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Airlines

Daily Herald

Chicago-bound plane makes emergency landing in Ohio

A Chicago-boound Southwest Airlines plane made an emergency landing at Port Columbus International Airport because a fire-indicator light came on.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Airlines

Seeking Alpha

Does The International Growth Of Southwest Airlines Make It A Buy?

Southwest Airlines is currently in its forty-fourth year of service as one of the most unique airlines in the country.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Airlines, Aruba Travel, Caribbean Travel, World News, Dominican Republic, Central America

Tue Jul 22, 2014

CBS Local

Family Asked To Leave SW Plane After Tweet

A Twin Cities man is upset about the way his family was treated on a Southwest Airlines flight because of a tweet.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Airlines

SmarterTravel

$243+ R/T Caribbean and Mexico Sale from Southwest

Southwest Airlines has discounted flights from both the East and West coasts to many destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico, including to the Bahamas, Montego Bay, Cancun, and Los Cabos.

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Related Topix: North America Travel, Mexico Travel, Travel, Transportation, Airlines

BroadwayWorld.com

Cartoon Network is Southwest Airlines 1st Kids Network Inflight Entertainment

Southwest Airlines and Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. announced today it will add Cartoon Network to the carrier's inflight entertainment portal, which streams free live television programming to passengers' WiFi-equipped personal electronic devices at all phases of flight, compliments of DISH.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Airlines, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, Marketing

Mon Jul 21, 2014

AmericanBankingNews.com

Southwest Airlines Given Average Recommendation of "Buy" by Analysts

Shares of Southwest Airlines have earned a consensus rating of "Buy" from the fifteen ratings firms that are currently covering the company, AnalystRatings.Net reports .

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Related Topix: Transportation, Airlines, Stanley

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