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Director Kevin Smith ‘too fat to fly’ Southwest Airlines

Director Kevin Smith ‘too fat to fly’ Southwest Airlines

16 February 2010 Airline News

Film director Kevin Smith has been removed from a Southwest Airlines flight, after apparently failing the ‘Persons of Size’ criteria set by the operator. The director retorted on Twitter, arguing the airline had merely kicked him off the plane for being “too fat”.

Southwest Airlines celebrates 35 years of ‘LUVIN’ the valley

Southwest Airlines celebrates 35 years of ‘LUVIN’ the valley

12 February 2010 Press Release Airline News

True “LUV” takes flight again as Southwest Airlines (NYSE:  LUV) commemorates its 35th Anniversary of service to Valley International Airport in Harlingen, Texas, with a ceremony honoring love, commitment, and fun while hosting a Southwest-themed wedding and instant honeymoon for one lucky Valley couple.

US airlines passenger numbers up

US airlines passenger numbers up

8 December 2009 Airline News

Four of the US’s biggest airlines saw passenger numbers increase last month compared to November 2008. Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Continental Airlines and Jet Blue Airways carried between them almost 20m passengers – up from 19.12 a year ago.

Low-cost pioneer feels the pinch

17 April 2009 Press Release Airline News

Southwest Airlines, the world’s first and largest low-cost carrier, is facing “the toughest revenue environment” in its history, and has posted its first quarterly loss in 18 years.Chief executive, Gary Kelly, described the airline’s performance in the period as “disappointing” as it unveiled worse-than-expected results due to a rapid softening in passenger demand, particularly among business travellers.

Southwest Airlines Announces Re-Structure

5 August 2004 Press Release Airline News

Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly and President Colleen Barrett today announced a realignment and flattening of the Company’s organizational structure. Kelly was named CEO of Southwest Airlines on July 15, 2004.