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Muslim woman kicked off flight in Chicago, airline defends action

A Muslim woman from Somalia was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight at an airport in Chicago Wednesday because a flight attendant said she did not feel comfortable with her. The airline is defending its employee but an advocacy group is crying racism.

This Nebraska woman allegedly scammed Square out of $5.7 million

Omaha - Square has been doing quite well in the mobile payments business, and the company is on the edge of going public. As is expected, the company is allowing potential investors to examine the risks and uncertainties it has to contend with.

U.S. airliners land in Atlanta after 'credible bomb threats'

After landing safely, two airliners are being searched at an Atlanta airport by police after "credible" bomb threats were received.

Baby born on Southwest flight was delivered by Duke Doctor

Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. Minutes after Flight 623 climbed into the air above San Francisco enroute to Phoenix a woman went into labor. The baby was born in flight.

Minnesota man ejected from flight for tweeting about bad service

Denver - Duff Watson won't be flying Southwest Airlines again in the future, after he and his family were asked to leave the plane because he tweeted about the bad service he received at the gate.

Colbie Caillat surprises airlines passengers with impromptu songs

Multi-platinum-selling recording artist Colbie Caillat surprised her fans on Wednesday night while aboard a Southwest Airlines flight from Denver International Airport to Bob Hope Airport in Burbank.

Massive gift card scam by Southwest employee

Crimes related to money and embezzlement involve a variety of mediums, and some people become more resourceful as they go along the way.

Southwest flight lands in Missouri — at the wrong airport

Branson - Southwest Airlines passenger Scott Schieffer knew something wasn't quite right on Sunday when the plane, making a planned stop in Branson, Missouri, first touched down on the runway.

Pilot outburst results in wild plane ride

Raleigh - Passengers on a Southwest Airlines flight en route from Miami to Raleigh, NC received the shock of their lives when the pilot blurted out “We’re in trouble, we’re going down.”

Passenger sues Southwest Airlines for $800,000 over spilled tea

Smyrna - A Tennessee woman sued Southwest Airlines and a flight attendant on Tuesday for $800,000 after serving her tea she says was way too hot.

Southwest refunds fees to customers overbilled in Facebook promo

Over this weekend Southwest Airlines announced it plans to issue refunds to customers that were overcharged for reservations booked from a promotion posted on its Facebook page.

Op-Ed: 'Free Southwest tickets' email scam circulating online

An email scam is making the rounds offering free Southwest airline tickets. This scam resembles an earlier one that had surfaced on Facebook over the past year, and appears to be a new variation of an email scam that appeared around the winter holidays.

Southwest airline worker dies after accident on Dulles airfield

Chantilly - In a tragic accident, a worker at Dulles International Airport died after a collision that occurred on the airport's airfield.

Woman uses Craigslist to find her stolen laptop

Charleston - A Southwest Airlines passenger who had her laptop stolen after checking it with baggage claim was able to recover her computer after finding it being sold on Craigslist, the online classifieds service.

Clip of vulgar cockpit rant by Southwest Airlines pilot released

Houston - Southwest Airlines has suspended a pilot after his vulgar rant was picked up and broadcast on an air-traffic control frequency available to many pilots, as well controllers, who tried repeatedly to end the foul-mouth fly-by without any success.

Southwest Airlines halts flights after forced landing in Arizona

Southwest Airlines canceled around 600 flights last weekend as the airline's technical personnel continue to inspect its Boeing 737 fleet following Friday's incident where Southwest flight 812 made emergency landing in Yuma due to cabin pressure loss.

Slapped child removed from parents by Southwest Airlines

A child who was allegedly slapped on a flight to Albuquerque was removed from her mother by a Southwest Airlines flight attendant.

Hole opens up on Southwest Airlines plane

Southwest Airlines have had to carry out inspections on around 200 of its planes. The checks follow after a hole appeared on a plane whilst it was in flight and had to make an emergency landing.

FAA grilled over airline safety breaches

Serious allegations against the Federal Aviation Administration of failures to enforce safety standards have been heard by the House Committee on Transportation and infrastructure. Allegations include planes flying without major safety checks.

Southwest Airlines Grounds 44 Planes

Southwest Airlines has been alleged to have broken federal safety rules. At this times the airline has grounded 44 Boeing planes until they determine if they need further inspections.

Too pretty to fly on Southwest Airlines?

Two girls on a recent Southwest Airlines flight were escorted off the plane because of bad behavior but they claim they were discriminated against for being too pretty. Southwest has banned them from all of their future flights.

Teen Arrested For Planning Hijacking

A teenager planning to hijack a plane from Las Angeles to Nashville was arrested in Nashville Tuesday night. The 16 year old was removed from Southwest Airlines flight 284 with suspicious items in his luggage.

Update: Southwest Airlines Finally Apologizes to 'mini-skirted' customer

Southwest Airlines has finally apologized to the mini-skirted customer that it tried to kick off a flight. Southwest also took the opportunity to launch something called "Mini-skirt fares." Seriously.
 

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Screenshot example of a scam currently circulating in email. The first email was observed by this re...
Screenshot example of a scam currently circulating in email. The first email was observed by this reporter at the end of June.
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Long lines of frustrated travelers wait, plead for flights as impact from 'ground stop' lingers at Southwest Airlines in San Jose, California on July 21, 2016.
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