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  • Southwest flight attendant wins $5.1 million after she was fired for complaining that union supported abortion and funded anti-Trump Women's March

    07/16/2022 10:11:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 15, 2022 | Stephen M. Lepore
    A former Southwest Airlines flight attendant who was fired after sparring with her union president over abortion won a $5.3 million jury verdict against the airline and the union Thursday. A jury in a Dallas federal district court handed down the verdict, ruling Charlene Carter had been fired for her religious stance on abortion, which she shared to social media, and that her termination was in violation of her right to advocate against her union. If it stands, Carter could collect $4.15 million from Southwest and $950,000 from Local 556 of the Transport Workers Union, mostly in punitive damages. Southwest...
  • Southwest Brings Alcohol Back to Flights After Two-Year Suspension

    02/04/2022 7:50:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Vinepair ^ | Julia Larson
    Southwest Airlines announced Feb. 4 that it intends to bring booze back to most flights for the first time since March 2020. The initial suspension was extended in May 2021 after a surge in unruly, disrespectful passengers. Starting Feb. 16, beer, wine, rum, tequila, and vodka will be available for purchase on Southwest trips more than 176 miles long. The airline will also be expanding its non-alcoholic offerings, including tonic water, apple juice, Coke Zero, Dr. Pepper, hot tea and cocoa. “Customers have expressed a desire for more beverage options, so we’re delighted to restore additional on-board offerings as a...
  • Hundreds of Southwest Workers Protest COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates at Airline’s Headquarters

    10/18/2021 12:54:02 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 15 replies
    Epoch times ^ | 10-18-21 | JACK PHILLIPS
    Hundreds of Southwest Airlines employees protested outside the carrier’s headquarters in Dallas against the pending COVID-19 vaccine mandate, according to footage posted online. A flyer that circulated online for the event called for a peaceful protest against the COVID-19 vaccine mandate, calling on workers and others to gather outside the headquarters. “Let your voice be heard,” the flyer says. “Please join your Southwest Cohearts, vaccinated or not, in exercising your first amendment right to a peaceful protest of the recent Covid-19 vaccination mandate.” Some protesters were seen holding signs that read, “No jabs for jobs,” “freedom not force,” and “terminate...
  • Jetliner hits and kills person as it lands at Austin airport

    05/08/2020 7:12:39 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 80 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 8, 2020 | Brian Dakss
    A Southwest Airlines jetliner hit and killed someone as it landed at Austin's main airport Thursday night, authorities said. The Federal Aviation Administration said the pilot of Flight 1392 reported seeing a person on the runway shortly after the Boeing 737 touched down at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport at 8:12 p.m. local time. The carrier said the pilot maneuvered to try to avoid the person, whose identify wasn't immediately released. The driver of an airport operations vehicle subsequently reported finding the person on the runway. Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services said its personnel pronounced the person, an adult, dead at the...
  • OK all I have a question...

    12/14/2019 4:16:00 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 81 replies
    14 Dec 2019 | US Navy Vet
    Have nay of you taken Southwest Airlines from the US West Coast to Hawaii and if so how was it?
  • OC Southwest gate agent mocks 5-year-old girl's name, posts boarding pass on social media

    11/29/2018 2:13:46 AM PST · by SMGFan · 105 replies
    ABC7 ^ | November 28, 2018
    A Southwest Airlines gate agent at John Wayne Airport is accused of being awful in front of a five-year old girl - and on social media - because of her unique name. The girl's mother says the agent made fun of the name and even posted a photo of her boarding pass on social media for others to chime in. Five-year-old Abcde Redford pronounces her name "ab-city."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 engine failure - ATC Audio

    04/19/2018 10:01:54 AM PDT · by Freeport · 40 replies
    SoundCloud ^ | 2018-04-18 | FAA
    Audio Recording between ATC and SW 1380.ATC SW Flight 1380 Audio
  • 1 dead after jetliner apparently blows an engine in flight

    04/17/2018 1:45:49 PM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 275 replies
    Assoc. Press ^ | 4/17/2018 | AP
    PHILADELPHIA — A Southwest Airlines jet apparently blew an engine at about 30,000 feet and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window and damaged the fuselage Tuesday, killing a passenger and injuring seven others, authorities said. The plane, a twin-engine Boeing 737 bound from New York to Dallas with 149 people aboard, made an emergency landing in Philadelphia just before noon as passengers breathing through oxygen masks that dropped from the ceiling said their prayers and braced for impact. "I just remember holding my husband's hand, and we just prayed and prayed and prayed," said passenger Amanda Bourman, of...
  • Airline made passenger put out cigarette. She threatened to kill everyone on the plane.

    12/11/2017 6:27:59 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 112 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 11, 2017 | Avi Selk
    Southwest Airlines says it all started with a cigarette. A passenger was smoking in the bathroom somewhere between Portland and Sacramento on Saturday, according to the airline, and had gone so far as to tamper with the smoke detector.
  • More flight cancelations to Cuba(WTH?)

    06/30/2017 9:37:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 6/30/2017 | Silvio Canto, Jr.
    A couple of years ago, many of my local friends were curious about traveling to Cuba. They seemed fascinated by the idea of traveling to an island isolated from reality for 50-plus years. I would often hear this expression: "I want to see it for myself." Some of my friends went, and others never got to go. The ones who went all seem to be singing the same tune: "Beautiful beach, okay hotel, but the internet does not work and the people are not happy." We learned today via the Miami Herald that Southwest Airlines is canceling flights to Cuba:...
  • More Proof That Southwest Has the Best Flight Attendants

    04/04/2017 8:52:41 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 3, 2017 | By Lauren Spagnolett
    Occasionally, when flying with kids who are melting down, a stranger shows a parent some much-needed mercy. We've all heard stories -- there was that one man who walked a toddler up and down the plane's aisle so the pregnant mom could get a little rest. Or the woman who let a baby sleep on her when the dad couldn't stop him from crawling all over her in her window seat. Most recently, a flight attendant for Southwest Airlines stepped up and helped a parent whose baby girl couldn't get calm. , a mother traveling with her two small daughters...
  • Fire on Plane Caused by Replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7

    10/05/2016 12:35:39 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 21 replies ^ | October 5, 2016 | Juli Clover
    Over the past few weeks, Samsung has been replacing recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones that have faulty exploding batteries with new devices, but an incident today suggests the South Korean company's smartphone woes aren't over. A Southwest flight from Louisville to Baltimore was today evacuated just before it pulled out of the gate because a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone started smoking. While no one was injured, there is a serious problem -- the Galaxy Note 7 in question was a replacement device that had been deemed "safe" by Samsung. According to The Verge, the owner of the Galaxy Note...
  • Hilarious SWA Flight attendant- In Mid Life Crisis MUST meet Ellen and Jimmy Fallon!!

    06/09/2014 3:40:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    youtube ^ | Apr 12, 2014 | Marty SWA flight attendant Marty SWA flight attendant·
    Hilarious SWA flight attendant....wants to meet Ellen & Jimmy Fallon!!
  • Too funny: Another Southwest Flight Attendant Goes Viral

    04/15/2014 1:37:07 PM PDT · by pax_et_bonum · 80 replies ^ | April 14. 2014 | staff
    “If I can pretend to have your attention for just a few moments, my ex-husband, my new boyfriend, and their divorce attorney are going to show you the safety features…”
  • Landing Gear Comes Off Southwest Jet At LaGuardia Airport

    07/22/2013 3:17:48 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 104 replies
    business insider ^ | July 22, 2013
    Runways at New York's LaGuardia Airport have been closed down after the front landing gear on a Southwest Airlines plane came off
  • I don't care that Southwest Airlines plants gardens. Do you? How about lower fares?

    12/16/2012 1:31:38 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    December 16, 2012 | SFF
    ANOTHER piece of evidence we are living in a world of sissies: watching the NFL today, just saw a commercial for Southwest Airlines that showed their ticket sellers and flight attendants PLANTING STRAWBERRIES or something like that. What the hell? How about boasting about better service? Or a great new lower fare structure? Nope. In the age of the fruitiest Oval Office occupant since James Buchanan, we see businesses talking about their green thumbs. Pathetic.
  • ‘I Love Going to Court’: Says Defiant Sheriff Joe in First Interview Since DOJ Lawsuit

    05/14/2012 7:29:13 PM PDT · by montag813 · 23 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 05-14-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona “They caught the wrong Sheriff on this matter.”Those seven words should have sent the message loud and clear to the Obama administration that they are in for a tough, and potentially embarrassing fight against "America's Toughest Sheriff" Joe Arpaio. Arpaio, who has become the nation's most prominent symbol in the fight against illegal immigration, appeared on the Mike Broomhead show on KFYI in his first interview since being officially served with a suit by the Obama administration’s Justice Department. Click below for full interview... Arpaio was, predictably, entirely un-intimidated, condescendingly remarking that “it’s a political...