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  • Southwest Flight Attendant Slams Trump Supporter in Facebook Post, Then Gets Backlash

    10/07/2019 12:59:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    NTD ^ | October 6, 2019 | Victor Westerkamp
    A Southwest flight attendant ridiculed a passenger on Facebook for his Trump-45 T-shirt, but now faces backlash as another Trump fan reposted it to the company’s Facebook site. The flight attendant posted a photo of a man in shorts, camouflage hat, and a navy-blue t-shirt emblazoned with the text, “Trump 45” and “Suck it up, buttercup.” The flight attendant wrote, “Someone did NOT get my most Positively Outrageous Service today on my flight … #notgoingtosuckitup #dumpTrump #eeew,” paraphrasing a former Southwest customer service slogan, according to USA Today. Mark Kaminski, a 51-year-old Trump supporter from Chicago came across the post...
  • Southwest apologizes after flight attendant posts picture of passenger in Trump t-shirt

    10/05/2019 5:43:55 AM PDT · by red-dawg · 86 replies
    SFGATE ^ | 10/04/2019 | Dan Gentile
    If you give a flight attendant a candy bar, you'll likely score a free drink, but for one Southwest passenger, even a king-sized Snickers probably wouldn't have earned him a complementary whiskey soda. A Southwest flight attendant who recently noticed a passenger wearing a Trump shirt vented her frustrations on social media. The shirt read "Trump 45" and "Suck it up Buttercup." "Someone did NOT get my most Positively Outrageous Service today on my flight ... #notgoingtosuckitup #dumpTrump #eeew," wrote the flight attendant.
  • San Antonio woman sues Southwest for $1million over flight that killed passenger

    05/06/2019 4:51:37 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 32 replies
    Express News ^ | Apr 2019 | Patrick Danner
    A San Antonio woman who was on the Southwest Airlines flight last year when a passenger was partially sucked out of a cabin window and later died has sued the airline and the aircraft manufacturer. Roshini Mathew, 31, is seeking more than $1 million in damages from Southwest Airlines and the Boeing Co., as well as three other companies that manufacture and install jet engines. Mathew, a licensed pharmacist, was one of the 149 people aboard the April 17, 2018, flight from New York to Dallas when the left engine’s fan blade broke off, damaging the engine cowling. Fragments from...
  • Look up Child[Charismatic Caucus]

    04/02/2019 4:51:15 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    My children you are far beyond where you see yourself now. I have made you out of the very fabric of Eternity as The angels, yet in My image and Breath . There IS No God but ME . I AM your answer and your ALL ,YOUR ETERNAL Partner, helper and Blessing with Hope as your bowtie and ring of Promise. I have your Destiny in My very hand on the tongue of My Spirit of Truth . Come to Me "Come up Higher where you belong my betrothed, for I shall never leave this Love we have AS ONE...
  • A word for The True Overcomers[charismatic caucus]

    02/12/2019 11:12:19 AM PST · by Jedediah
    You are My "T"rue Loyalist (Overcomer) for you have surrendered ALL of you for ALL of Me reguardless of the cost and in this one statement resides your greatest REWARD and BLESSING for you have ARRIVED(ZION). NOW THAT YOU HAVE FULFILLED YOUR self with ME "Come" ~ "PARTAKE" of The Coals of My Living "T" estimony and Spread these Coals of Living Tongues of FIRE among the lost and forsaken for I AM blowing My Shofar of Delight through you, My Voice in dry places and be assured My Glod and Silver are already yours My Beloved . . ....
  • Southwest planes taken out of service as mechanics raise alarm over safety

    03/12/2019 12:59:54 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 47 replies
    CBS News ^ | Feb 20, 2019 | Kris Van Cleave
    Southwest Airlines, the nation's third-largest carrier, is struggling with a surge in planes being taken out of service for maintenance. The airline blames the mechanics union, but the union claims it's a matter of safety. Photos obtained exclusively by CBS News show what mechanics describe as landing gear tires so worn that Southwest had to pull a 737 out of service on Tuesday. More than 40 airplanes per day have been grounded for maintenance issues since last Tuesday. That's unusually high, more than double a normal day. Southwest has declared an "operational emergency" and its chief operating officer Mike Van...
  • Southwest Airlines declares an 'operational emergency' (trunc)

    02/16/2019 11:53:16 PM PST · by blueplum · 47 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | 16 Feb 2019 | Lauren Fruen
    Full title: Southwest Airlines declares an 'operational emergency' due to grounded jets and 'threatens to fire mechanics who don't show up for work' as hundreds of planes are delayed or canceled Southwest Airlines has declared an 'operational emergency' due to grounded jets and threatened to fire mechanics who don't show up for work, according to reports. In a company memo seen by CNBC the carrier said notes from doctors were needed if they were 'alleging illness' after an unusually high number of planes needed maintenance work. Hundreds of their planes were delayed Friday, according to flight-tracking site FlightAware. Up to...
  • Southwest passenger claims airline forced her to leave pet fish at airport

    12/16/2018 1:58:51 PM PST · by antidemoncrat · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/16/2018 | Alexandra Deable
    Lanice Powless, a University of Colorado student, was flying to California from Denver International Airport when she said a Southwest Airlines employee informed her that she would not be allowed to bring her pink beta fish, Cassie, onboard with her. Powless had gotten the fish her freshman year of college to combat loneliness she was feeling being away at school. The two formed a fast friendship, Powless said to 10News.
  • Southwest Flight Returns to Airport After Human Heart Discovered on Board

    12/13/2018 11:35:58 AM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 70 replies
    ABC 7 Chicago ^ | 12/13/18 | AP
    <p>SEATTLE -- Southwest Airlines says a Dallas-bound flight returned to Seattle last weekend because a human heart was left on board.</p> <p>The Seattle Times reports that Flight 3606 arrived in Seattle from Sacramento, California. Someone forgot to unload the heart before the plane left for Dallas, and the captain announced over Idaho they were turning back.</p>
  • Southwest Airlines Plane Slides Off Runway in Burbank During Landing

    12/06/2018 6:45:49 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    KTLA ^ | , December 6, 2018, by | CNN Wire, Nouran Salahieh, Lauren Lyster and Elizabeth Espinosa,
    The scene on the plane during landing was calm, according to passengers. "We didn’t realize what was going on, it was that fast," said a passenger, Gary Scott. "It got very bumpy and I felt the front of the aircraft sink in a little bit ... and then it was like 'OK, were done.'" Scott said he knew the plane had skidded off the runway when he saw mud splashing against the windows and the headlights from cars on the road behind the airport wall. Passengers said the pilot warned them that the landing would be rough when they first...
  • Southwest Airlines Sets New Limits On Travelers’ Pets–Only Dogs, Cats And Horses

    08/17/2018 10:14:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 17, 2018 | Andrew Malcolm
    Like many airlines, Southwest has been working on new policies to rein in passenger abuse of generous “emotional support” animal guidelines. Customers have successfully flown with support spiders, snakes, possums, raccoons and, of course, cats and dogs, even large slobbering ones shedding fur. We wrote here in April about airlines’ varied struggles with developing standard policies that meet the needs and desires of passengers paying a small fortune to fly cross-country without being eaten and passengers who feel the need to have their little baby Bailey nearby at all times.
  • Scarlet macaw DNA points to ancient breeding operation in Southwes

    08/13/2018 7:37:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies ^ | August 13, 2018, | Pennsylvania State University
    Historically, scarlet macaws lived from South America to eastern coastal Mexico and Guatemala, thousands of miles from the American Southwest. Previously, researchers thought that ancestral Puebloan people might have traveled to these natural breeding areas and brought birds back, but the logistics of transporting adolescent birds are difficult. None of the sites where these early macaw remains were found contained evidence of breeding—eggshells, pens or perches. "We were interested in the prehistoric scarlet macaw population history and the impacts of human direct management," said George. "Especially any evidence for directed breeding or changes in the genetic diversity that could co-occur...
  • Southwest discontinues peanut snacks over allergy concerns

    07/10/2018 2:55:38 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 10, 2018
    Southwest Airlines will discontinue its peanut snacks effective August 1 to accommodate travelers with allergies. The company confirmed the announcement in an email Tuesday to The Hill. “Peanuts forever will be part of Southwest’s history and DNA. However, to ensure the best on-board experience for everyone, especially for customers with peanut-related allergies, we’ve made the difficult decision to discontinue serving peanuts on all flights beginning August 1,” Southwest said in the statement. “We hope that our free pretzels (and the wonderful portfolio of free snacks on longer flights), served along with our legendary Southwest Hospitality, will please customers who might...
  • Latino non-profit faces questions over big money, involvement in immigrant kids' housing

    06/22/2018 10:45:01 AM PDT · by DFG · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/22/2018 | Elizabeth Llorente
    As debate continues over the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy, questions are being asked about a non-profit group that has collected huge amounts of government money to house and care for thousands of immigrant children being held in the system. Texas-based Southwest Key Programs has taken in roughly $1 billion in federal contracts since the Obama administration, and is expected to receive about $500 million this year to house and provide services for immigrant children, according to reports.
  • Southwest Airlines Confronts Cal Women’s Coach Over Infant Son

    05/29/2018 12:35:48 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 46 replies
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — California Women’s head basketball Lindsay Gottlieb was confronted at the Denver airport by a Southwest Airlines employee who questioned her relationship to her infant bi-racial son before she could board a flight. Gottlieb took to Twitter Sunday night to file a series of posts complaining about her treatment. “I’m appalled that after approx 50 times flying with my 1-year-old son ticket counter personnel told me that I had to “prove” that he was my son despite having his passport,” she tweeted in one post. “She said we have a different last name. My guess is because...
  • Southwest Airlines has another frightening midair incident

    05/15/2018 11:45:26 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 23 replies ^ | May 14, 2018 | Chris Perez
    Flight 861 was traveling from Denver to Dallas on Saturday night — with 100 passengers on board — when the cabin began to lose pressure at roughly 20,000 feet, according to officials. Oxygen masks were deployed around 9 p.m. local time, just as the plane was arriving in the DFW area.
  • Passenger on deadly Southwest flight files lawsuit: 'She prayed and feared for her life'

    04/28/2018 3:52:24 PM PDT · by BBell · 88 replies ^ | 4/28/17 | By MARK OSBORNE
    One of the passengers on the Southwest flight which made an emergency landing following engine failure has filed a lawsuit against the airline, as well as the makers of the plane and engine. When the engine exploded, pieces of it blew out a window on the plane, causing a woman to be killed when she was partially sucked out the window.Lilia Chavez filed suit against Southwest Airlines, GE Aviation, Safran Aircraft Engines and CFM International, a supplier of jet engines, in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Thursday. Chavez alleges in the lawsuit that the companies "unforgivably breached" the trust...
  • Southwest passengers on flight with deadly engine failure get money, travel vouchers

    04/20/2018 8:30:59 PM PDT · by wastedyears · 80 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4/20/2018 | Courtney Han
    Some passengers on the Southwest Airlines flight that experienced a deadly engine failure this week told ABC News they received money and the promise of a travel voucher from the airline.
  • Cowboy, Firefighter Stopped Woman from Getting Sucked out of Southwest Plane

    04/18/2018 10:21:02 AM PDT · by Cecily · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 18, 2018 | Max Jaeger
    A cowboy and a firefighter were among the heroes who pulled a New Mexico mom back into their airplane after an explosion tore a hole in the cabin and sucked the woman partway out, according to reports. The Boeing 737 carrying Southwest Airlines’ Flight 1380 suffered the catastrophic engine failure at about 32,000 feet up, an hour into its LaGuardia-to-Dallas trip, forcing an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport. Mother-of-two Jennifer Riordan was pulled partway out of the plane when shrapnel shattered her window and the cabin began to depressurize, sucking her partway out of the plane. That’s when a...
  • Woman passenger is almost sucked out of a plane window after Southwest Airlines engine explodes ...

    04/17/2018 11:30:34 AM PDT · by Morgana · 67 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | April 17, 2018 | Jennifer Smith For
    FULL TITLE: Woman passenger is almost sucked out of a plane window after Southwest Airlines engine explodes and sends shrapnel into the glass before she is dragged back by passengers on flight of terror A female passenger was partially sucked out the window of a Southwest Airlines plane and had to be pulled back inside after the aircraft was shattered by shrapnel from an exploding engine, it has been claimed. The Boeing 737 had not long departed from LaGuardia Airport in New York City and was on its way to Dallas when the left engine exploded and shrapnel flew towards...