Tag: Southwest Airlines Co

The Dow is on track for its best October in 6 years and third-quarter earnings are strong so far. What could go wrong?

A traditionally troublesome month is turning out to be anything but for the stock market…so far. Who would have thought, based on the way things ended last month, and the start to the first full week of October, that investors would be sitting pretty now. Certainly not Dennis Gartman. Yet, here we are. Look at […]

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Delta Air Lines posts profit thanks to stronger travel demand, but rising fuel prices will squeeze 4Q bottom line

Delta Air Lines on Wednesday reported a quarterly profit and higher-than-expected revenue for the third quarter, but warned that more expensive fuel will pressure its bottom line in late 2021 despite improving travel demand. The Atlanta-based airline said it expects revenue to continue to recover during the last three months of the year, to a […]

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Southwest Airlines shares slide after mass flight cancellations, carrier weighs more cuts

Southwest Airlines shares slipped Monday after it canceled more than 2,000 flights since Saturday, disrupting the travel plans of thousands of people. Southwest’s operation improved since the weekend meltdown but cancellations continued. It scrapped 363 flights on Monday, down from 1,124 on Sunday, which was 30% of its schedule, according to flight-tracking site FlightAware.  The […]

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Southwest Airlines cancels 1,000 more flights as disruptions mount

Southwest Airlines canceled more than 1,000 flights, 27% of its schedule, on Sunday as disruptions that the airline blamed on air traffic control issues and bad weather affected the travel plans of thousands of customers. “We experienced significant impact in the Florida airports [Friday] evening after an FAA-imposed air traffic management program was implemented due […]

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‘We will comply:’ Spirit Airlines CEO prepares staff for federal Covid vaccine mandate

A Spirit Airlines aircraft takes off at Orlando International Airport. Paul Hennessy | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images Spirit Airlines‘ CEO Ted Christie on Friday told staff to get inoculated against Covid-19 ahead of forthcoming federal vaccine mandates for large companies. President Joe Biden last month said the government will require companies with […]

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American, JetBlue, Alaska Airlines tell employees they must get Covid vaccinations under federal rules

A Boeing 737-990 (ER) operated by Alaska Airlines takes off from JFK Airport on August 24, 2019 in Queens, New York. Bruce Bennett | Getty Images American Airlines, Alaska Airlines and JetBlue Airways told their employees that their work as government contractors means they must be vaccinated against Covid-19 as early as December 8 under […]

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Unvaccinated United Airlines’ staff faces firings as early as today as deadline for Covid shots passes

United Airlines pilot Steve Lindland receives a COVID-19 vaccine from RN Sandra Manella at United’s onsite clinic at O’Hare International Airport on March 09, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson | Getty Images The deadline for United Airlines employees to get vaccinated against Covid-19 has passed, opening the door to termination as early as Tuesday […]

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Delta wants other airlines to share ‘no-fly’ lists of unruly passengers

Passengers wearing protective masks wait to board a Delta Air Lines Inc. flight at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Elijah Nouvelage | Bloomberg | Getty Images Airlines have banned hundreds of passengers for unruly behavior since the start of the pandemic. Delta Air Lines wants carriers to […]

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