Both local carriers, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines, continue to burn through millions of dollar in cash every single day. The airlines are hoping for a much-needed bump in revenue during the holiday season.
Southwest Airlines said it will no longer limit how many seats are sold after Nov. 30.
Middle seats will once again be filled on flights beginning a week after Thanksgiving, and just ahead of the rest of the travel season, Southwest Airlines confirmed.
The losses are building at U.S. airlines as the coronavirus pandemic cuts into air travel. Southwest lost $1.6 billion in the third quarter while American reported a $2.4 billion loss.
It’s been a lot of back and forth in D.C. this week over the multi-billion dollar aid package, a package airline worker unions say they desperately need right now.
Southwest Airlines will cut pay for nonunion workers in January and says union workers must also accept less pay or face furloughs next year as the pandemic continues to hammer the airline business.
Airlines are pushing out throwback promotions in an attempt to get more people on planes.
Southwest evaluated its policies and procedures based on “science and evolved guidance from the CDC and broader medical community,” Ryan Green, SVP & chief marketing officer, said in a recent press release.
Southwest Airlines is grounding about a sixth of its fleet. The planes should be back in service fairly quickly, though.
Travelers will see fewer flight options next month as airlines cut flights and furlough workers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Southwest Airlines will cut roughly 40 percent of its flights from the October schedule.
Southwest Airlines said it will not furlough any employees when it is allowed to do so.
Airline demand will likely slip again this fall as states tighten up re-opening phases.
Days after Southwest Airlines announced more than 17,000 employees signed up for either buyouts or extended leave, FOX 4 is learning more about which employees will be affected.
With more people feeling comfortable enough to fly again, many airlines are making masks a requirement for everyone on board.
Airlines were big beneficiaries of the stimulus bill signed by the Senate.
Airlines are slashing flights, offering change fee waivers to customers as they experience a sharp drop in bookings in the face of the spreading coronavirus.
Southwest says they will continue to assess the demand for their service with the goal of canceling flights that have alternative options and that affect the fewest number of travelers.
After a girl left her longtime Winnie-the-Pooh stuffed animal on a flight, Southwest Airlines came to the rescue.
Southwest Airlines is bowing to reality and removing the grounded Boeing 737 Max from its schedule even longer -- another two months, until Aug. 10.