March 31, 2021| 48 0

Southwest Set To Offer Hawaiian Quarantine Pre-Clearance

Southwest Airlines has joined Hawaii’s Safe Travels Program, allowing passengers flying to Honolulu (Oahu) and Kahului (Maui) to skip health screening and quarantine requirements after landing. The airline says it all part of their efforts to offer a simple and streamlined arrival into Hawai‘i. “This process will expedite their time in the airport, …

March 24, 2021| 58 0

Southwest Airlines Triples The Number In Each Boarding Group

As business begins to improve, some old airline routines are getting resurrected. After months of boarding passengers in groups of ten, Southwest Airlines is now back to boarding passengers in groups of 30. According to the airline, passengers are looking for a return to normality. While Southwest Airlines stopped blocking the middle seat late last …

March 10, 2021| 22 0

Boeing 737 MAX Return To Service Gathers Pace

Two years on from the second fatal Boeing 737 MAX crash, the aircraft is flying once more. While its initial return to service was slow, the aircraft is now being operated by 14 airlines worldwide from Canada to Kazakstan. Let’s take a look at how the service return is going. Two years ago, the entire aviation industry was shocked by the tragedy of …

February 26, 2021| 43 0

Southwest Airlines Plans New Flights To Montana & Florida

Southwest Airlines is finally coming to Montana and adding a new destination in Florida. Just in time for the summer season, the new flights will cater to travelers looking for an outdoor adventure and represent Southwest’s continued strategy of adding new cities to its network and connecting them to its bases. Southwest adds new points to route net …

February 24, 2021| 43 0

The Rise Of JetBlue: How And Why The Airline Is Winning

American low-cost airline JetBlue has shown impressive growth over the past 20 years. Since its launch in 2000, it has expanded to become one of the country’s top airlines. It worked hard to differentiate itself from the competition, with better onboard amenities and a new business class concept. And perhaps the best is still to come, with a revamp …

February 22, 2021| 64 0

You Could Own An Ex-Southwest Boeing 737-300 For $550,000

If you’ve got a spare half a million lying around and have some sky-high ambitions, there’s an investment just waiting for you. A vintage Boeing 737-300, formerly operated by Southwest Airlines, is being offered for sale for less than the price of a new Ferrari. Here’s what you need to know. Boeing 737 for sale Not many airlines still fly the 737-300 …

February 14, 2021| 37 0

Southwest Sees Dip In the Number Of Passengers Who Flew Nonstop

Southwest Airlines is a large American low-cost carrier. The carrier walks a very interesting fine line between being a large airline and a low-cost carrier that caters to mostly point-to-point travelers. As the crisis began, the airline began to retreat to a more traditional hub-and-spoke network. This led to the airline seeing a slight drop in th …

February 9, 2021| 28 0

Southwest Airlines Retired 36 Boeing 737-700s In 2020

Southwest Airlines started 2020 strong with a fleet of 747 Boeing 737 aircraft. While 34 MAX jets were parked, the airline still expected to fly a robust schedule and reach new heights. Unfortunately, 2020 had other plans, and Southwest had to retrench to crisis mode that saw the airline contract its fleet, not expand, with 36 Boeing 737-700 retire …

February 1, 2021| 43 0

How Did 2020 Turn Out Financially For Major US Airlines?

Most US airlines have already reported their 2020 financial results. Unsurprisingly, every carrier struggled amid a weak demand environment that led to steep losses and drastic cuts in capacity. Simple Flying takes a look at airline results from 2020. The core losses All major airlines reported a loss for the full year of 2020. From the highest loss …

January 30, 2021| 25 0

Selling Middle Seats Brought Southwest An Extra $80m In December

To find out why Southwest Airlines uncapped its middle seats and made them available for sale, just follow the money, in addition to having the science to support that flying can be safe even without capacity limits. The airline, which lost about $60 million in lost revenue due to blocking the middle seat from September through November, got a reve …

January 19, 2021| 33 0

Airlines Reveal How Many People Are On Their No-Fly Lists

From anti-maskers to Capitol rioters, airline “no-fly” lists have been growing over the past year. Since March 2020, airlines have banned over 2,700 people from flying on their aircraft due to noncompliance with mask mandates, and the insurrection at the Capitol has barred dozens more. In an attempt to keep flying calm and orderly, the Transportati …

January 16, 2021| 35 0

How The Inauguration Will Impact Travelers Heading To Washington D.C.

On January 20th, Joe Biden will be inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States. With this move, airlines across the country are scaling up security measures to help with the running of smooth operations amid the big day. A similar approach Ultimately, all major US carriers are introducing temporary measures during the inauguration process. …

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