Nov 29, 11:02 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Dawn Geske 11/28/18 AT 3:49 PM Southwest Airlines (LUV) is known for its laidback attitude and quirky flight attendants, but in 2018, it was recognized for some scandalous behavior. The airline suffered everything from flight delays to a passenger death, making one reconsider air travel for good.Engine ProblemsThe most scandalous and problematic issue for the airline this year was on a flight from New York-LaGuardia to Dallas, Texas. The plane made an emergency landing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, after the left engine failed and debris from engine smashed a passenger window, according to The New York Times. Making matters worse for the airline, the cabin depressurized and sucked a female passenger out the window. The woman was injured and eventually died from the incident, according to the news outlet.Flight DelaysRelated to the same incident, Southwest … [Read more...] about 5 Biggest Scandals For Southwest Airlines This Year
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Aug 10, 3:24 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Adam Levine-Weinberg 08/10/18 AT 2:53 AM Earlier this year, Warren Buffett turned heads when he stated during a CNBC interview that he would consider having Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) buy an entire airline. The conglomerate already owns significant stakes in the four largest U.S. airlines, but an outright acquisition of one would allow it to put more money to work.This article originally appeared in The Motely Fool.In the weeks after Buffett mentioned that he would consider acquiring an airline, several analysts opined that Berkshire Hathaway might buy Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV). On Wednesday, analysts at Morgan Stanley climbed on the bandwagon. While they don't have any knowledge of merger-and-acquisition discussions between the two companies, they argued that Southwest would be a logical acquisition … [Read more...] about Will Berkshire Hathaway Buy Southwest Airlines?
Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly issued a video message on Tuesday in reaction to the death of a passenger on board Flight 1380.Kelly expressed his sympathies to the family and loved ones of the deceased passenger.He also pledged his airline's support for the National Transpiration Safety Board's investigation. Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly expressed his condolences to the family and friends of the passenger who was fatally injured on board Flight 1380 on Tuesday in a video message posted to YouTube. "On behalf of the Southwest family, I want to extend my deepest sympathies for the family and the loved ones of our deceased customer," Kelly said. "They are our immediate and primary concern and we will do all that we can to support them during this difficult time."In addition, the Southwest CEO thanked the airport staff and first responders in Philadelphia as well as the stricken flight's crew. Kelly also pledged to give his airline's "full support and … [Read more...] about Southwest Airlines CEO expresses his ‘deepest sympathies’ after fatal incident
Benjamin Zhang, provided by Published 3:47 pm, Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly issued a video message on Tuesday in reaction to the death of a passenger on Flight 1380. Kelly expressed his sympathies to the family and loved ones of the deceased passenger. He also pledged his airline's support for the National Transpiration Safety Board's investigation. Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly expressed his condolences to the family and friends of the passenger who was fatally injured on Flight 1380 on Tuesday in a video message posted to YouTube. Recommended Video: Now Playing: A Southwest Airlines flight was diverted to Philadelphia after a plane sustained damage on Tuesday, April 17. The flight had left LaGuardia Airport in New York and was headed to Dallas before it experienced problems. Passenger Marty Martinez was traveling from New York City to Dallas, Texas, when the incident occurred. Media: Storyful "On behalf … [Read more...] about Southwest Airlines CEO says the family of deceased passenger is our ‘immediate and primary concern’ (LUV)
By Thomas Barrabi Published April 17, 2018 Stocks FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print article In this Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, photo, a Southwest Airlines jet makes its approach to Dallas Love Field airport, in Dallas. Southwest Airlines Co. reports financial results Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) Southwest Airlines shares fell on Tuesday immediately after federal officials said that one person died when an engine of one of the budget carrier’s planes apparently blew up in midair during a flight from New York to Dallas. Continue Reading Below National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert Sumwalt confirmed the unidentified passenger’s death in a press conference. The incident marked the first U.S. passenger fatality tied to a domestic carrier since 2009. The NTSB has begun an investigation into the accident. Southwest Airlines’ stock sank by as much as 2% after the NTSB confirmed the … [Read more...] about Southwest Airlines stock sinks after fatal plane accident