Southwest Airlines Archive

Do you know where your plane’s maintenance is being done?

Most people probably don’t think much about the maintenance of airplanes, but it’s a critical part of getting passengers safely from point A to point B. An article in this month’s Vanity Fair called “The Disturbing Truth About How Airplanes Are Maintained Today” is eye opening. Airlines are increasingly taking planes to maintenance facilities outside […]

Southwest Airlines introduces new seats

Today, Southwest Airlines announced their newest seats at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany. The seats are slimmer & lighter than previous incarnations & will begin to be introduced in 2016. Here are a few photos of the new Southwest Airlines seats. According to Southwest Airlines’s press release: “The new aircraft seats are the widest […]

Company creates bags made from Southwest airline seats

Have you ever thought, “Hey, I really like this purse, but I wish that more people had farted on it?” Now your wish has come true! Southwest Airlines has partnered with Portland, Oregon bagmakers Looptworks to create some unique new bags. The bags are made with leather that was previously used on seats on Southwest flights. […]

Southwest passenger detained after using “bomb on board” as WiFi hotspot name

Here’s a travel tip for you: Don’t do what a passenger did on Thursday on a Southwest Airlines flight scheduled to travel from Seattle to Denver. Prior to takeoff, passengers noted some alarming WiFi hotspots that were accessible from the plane. The first said “Southwest – Bomb on Board”. The hotspot name was then changed to […]