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Kyle Arnold, Dallas Morning News Aviation reporter at the Dallas Morning News covering American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and the Restaurant and Retail Reporter for the Orlando Sentinel

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Southwest Airlines will be allowed to expand to DFW Airport in 2025 without giving up coveted space at its home base at ...
07/21/2022
Southwest Airlines could expand to DFW Airport in 2025 as Love Field restriction expires

Southwest Airlines will be allowed to expand to DFW Airport in 2025 without giving up coveted space at its home base at Dallas Love Field.

Some key figures think Southwest Airlines could soon be invading the home turf and fortress hub of American Airlines.

Here's how we got here and what's at stake.

Starting in 2025, Southwest Airlines can expand to any airport in the region without giving up coveted space at capacity-restricted Dallas Love Field — an...

Do you think regular inflation is tough? Try vacation inflation.Every part of summer vacations are more expensive this y...
06/02/2022
Do you think inflation is tough? Try vacation inflation

Do you think regular inflation is tough? Try vacation inflation.

Every part of summer vacations are more expensive this year from airfare (48%) and hotels (46%) to parking and dining out.

Skyrocketing inflation is meeting unprecedented consumer demand head-on -- and the supply of summertime vacation escape just can’t keep pace. But after months...

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12/13/2021

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Touchdowns for the New York Jets are so few and far between this year that even airports in Texas are celebrating them. 🎉

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Only 1 cancellation for Southwest Airlines on Sunday. Fewer than 1% of flights canceled for American Airlines on the bus...
11/29/2021
How Southwest Airlines and American avoided a holiday travel meltdown despite big crowds

Only 1 cancellation for Southwest Airlines on Sunday. Fewer than 1% of flights canceled for American Airlines on the busiest day since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

How the two struggling airlines put it together for the Thanksgiving travel week.

U.S. airports recorded a pandemic high of 2.4 million passengers passing through security checkpoints Sunday, but airlines seemingly handled the busiest...

American Airlines has more than doubled its flights in and out of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Is it enough t...
11/29/2021
American Airlines is fighting Southwest for dominance at Texas’ fastest-growing airport

American Airlines has more than doubled its flights in and out of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Is it enough to dethrone Southwest as the dominant carrier in and out of Texas' capital?

No airport of its size in the country has bounced back from the COVID-19 pandemic the way Austin-Bergstrom International Airport has, buoyed by a growing...

“I’m anxious about the flight,” said Dallas' Greg Malcolm, who is traveling to New York for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day ...
11/18/2021
Thanksgiving flyers will push DFW Airport, Dallas Love Field to COVID-era highs

“I’m anxious about the flight,” said Dallas' Greg Malcolm, who is traveling to New York for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. “This is my childhood dream. I didn’t want to let anything get in the way.”

DFW International Airport could see as many as 260,000 passengers on the day before Thanksgiving, the peak flying day in what promises to be a busy holiday...

Politicians such as Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Ron Johnson and Donald Trump, Jr. have been pushing the idea that pilots protest...
10/11/2021
Southwest Airlines, union insist pilots didn’t walk out to protest vaccine mandates

Politicians such as Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Ron Johnson and Donald Trump, Jr. have been pushing the idea that pilots protesting vaccine mandates led to 1000s of cancellations and delays for
Southwest Airlines.

Both the airline and the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association say that's untrue.

Southwest Airlines and the union representing its pilots say that crew members did not call out of work sick to protest vaccine mandates, leading to...

American Airlines told employees they have until Nov. 24 to submit proof of vaccination or be fired.Hundreds rallied out...
10/07/2021
Vaccine mandate pushback grows into protest outside American Airlines HQ

American Airlines told employees they have until Nov. 24 to submit proof of vaccination or be fired.

Hundreds rallied outside American headquarters in Fort Worth to protest the move.

Hundreds of American Airlines workers and supporters crowded outside the company’s corporate headquarters in Fort Worth Thursday holding signs reading “Manda...

The 2001 terrorist attacks and the COVID-19 pandemic shocked the airline industry, resulted in thousands of lost jobs an...
09/07/2021
Air travel threats united passengers after 9/11, but COVID-19 has spurred division on planes

The 2001 terrorist attacks and the COVID-19 pandemic shocked the airline industry, resulted in thousands of lost jobs and scared people away from traveling.

But American's rallied around solutions 20 years ago while today air travel divides.

Two decades after airplanes were used as weapons to incite terror, the COVID-19 pandemic has pitted passenger against passenger on planes and once again...

Southwest Airlines CEO plans to retire in early 2022 and make way for Robert Jordan, the company's corporate services ch...
06/23/2021
Southwest Airlines discloses CEO Gary Kelly will be succeeded by Robert Jordan next year

Southwest Airlines CEO plans to retire in early 2022 and make way for Robert Jordan, the company's corporate services chief. Kelly has run the company since 2004 and grown it into the country's largest domestic carrier.

Gary Kelly will pass the baton to another longtime Southwest Airlines executive. Robert Jordan, next year. Southwest said Wednesday that Kelly, 66, will...

Southwest Airlines is doubling (or even tripling) down on the 737 Max with orders for 34 more of the smaller 7 series va...
06/08/2021
Southwest Airlines orders more 737 Max jets as travel bounces back

Southwest Airlines is doubling (or even tripling) down on the 737 Max with orders for 34 more of the smaller 7 series variant aircraft.

Southwest Airlines has added 34 more firm orders for Boeing 737 Max 7 series jets “based on improving revenue trends and ongoing fleet modernization plans,” ...

Flight attendants are asking Southwest Airlines for help in putting an end to the growing trend of passenger misconducth...
05/25/2021
Southwest Airlines flight attendant bloodied, loses teeth in assault by rowdy passenger

Flight attendants are asking Southwest Airlines for help in putting an end to the growing trend of passenger misconduct
https://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2021/05/25/southwest-airlines-flight-attendant-bloodied-loses-teeth-in-assault-by-rowdy-passenger/

The Southwest Airlines flight attendant lost two teeth and walked away bloodied after a confrontation with a passenger Sunday morning, part of a disturbing...

here's some pork in that Transportation stimulus bill for DFW Airport including money for a power plant, a flyover bridg...
05/24/2021
Texas delegation requests close to $2 billion in funding request earmarks

here's some pork in that Transportation stimulus bill for
DFW Airport
including money for a power plant, a flyover bridge and snow removal equipment.

via DMN's Elizabeth Thompson

https://dallasnews.com/news/politics/2021/05/07/texas-delegation-requests-close-to-2-billion-in-funding-request-earmarks/

Earmarks are back. The congressional practice of members essentially hand-picking projects was banned from Congress in the early 2000s after it became...

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