US Airways and American Airlines planes sit at the gates at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
October 16, 2015 Mergers have left the airline industry with four huge carriers: American, United, Delta and Southwest. But competition may be around the corner — from foreign carriers or young entrepreneurs.
A Boeing 737 jetliner operated by Southwest awaits loading at the Little Rock, Ark., airport.
July 28, 2014 A contractor for the airline failed to perform repairs properly and Southwest put some jets back into service despite their not being in compliance with federal regulations, the agency alleges.
A frame grab provided by KSPR-TV shows Southwest Airlines Flight 4013 at Taney County Airport on Sunday.
January 13, 2014 The Southwest Airlines 737 landed at a wrong airport in Missouri, narrowly averting a slide off the end of a short runway.
This photo provided by Bobby Abtahi, shows what officials say was a plane where the nose gear collapsed during landing at New York's LaGuardia Airport on Monday.
July 22, 2013 The plane landed safely, but there were several reports of injuries and the airport was temporarily closed. The Boeing 737 reported trouble before it landed.
Southwest Airlines jets at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. (October 2010 file photo.)
June 23, 2011 The unidentified pilot was overheard, over an open microphone, making anti-gay slurs and disparaging comments about his co-workers, including some flight attendants.
This Southwest Airlines jet was forced to make an emergency landing after part of the fuselage ruptured on Friday. The hole was in the top of the plane, above a wing.
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April 5, 2011 After a rupture tore a hole out of the fuselage of a Southwest flight on Friday, the airline inspected all its older jets.
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