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American Airlines CEO reveals the most important lesson he learned from the legendary founder of Southwest Airlines (AAL)

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker says the art of listening is an integral skillset for business leaders. It's a lesson Parker learned by watching the late Herb Kelleher, founder and former CEO of Southwest Airlines. According to Parker, listening is a skill that some business leaders may find to be counter to their natural inclinations because they feel the need to be the person who is talking and giving direction. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. American Airlines is the ...


WRAPUP 2-Southwest Airlines mechanics dispute ends just as American's heats up

Southwest Airlines Co's mechanics union said on Tuesday its members had overwhelmingly voted to ratify a tentative contract agreement with the airline, ending seven years of labor negotiations fraught with legal disputes and flight disruptions. The agreement, which brought to a close one of the most disruptive labor disputes to hit a top-four U.S. airline in more than a decade, came a day after rival U.S. carrier American Airlines Group Inc said it was filing a labor-related lawsuit against its...
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Leading Healthy Teams: Lessons from Leadercast 2019 for Solo PR Pros

Leadercast Live is a one-day leadership event held in Atlanta, Georgia and simulcast to host sites around the world. The Leadercast speakers tailored their talks to 2019’s theme, Leading Healthy Teams, providing actionable information that applies to those of us with teams of one and beyond. Here are the highlights. Ginger Hardage – Unstoppable Cultures Unstoppable Cultures continues the mission Ginger Hardage began during her time as Senior Vice President of Culture and Communications at ...
Tags: Leadership, Pr, Pennsylvania, Professional Development, Morgan Stanley, Southwest Airlines, Start, Whitespace, Atlanta Georgia, Patrick Lencioni, Carla Harris, Lencioni, FUNT, Solo Pr, Michelle Kane, Table Group


Hawaii vacation news & deals: May 21, 2019

* If you’re going to Oahu this weekend, check out our Memorial Day Weekend Guide for Oahu. ( = || []).push({}); * Southwest Airlines announced they’ll be adding inter-island flights to Hilo, but haven’t indicated the exact date service will begin. We’re also still waiting to find out when Southwest will add service to Kauai, which is also in the works. We’ve been seeing roundtrip, inter-island flights for under $100 on Southwest’s lowest fare, which...
Tags: Travel, US, United States, Hawaii, District Of Columbia, Southwest Airlines, Lanai, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Southwest, Oahu, Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas, Hilo, Mokulele Airlines, Sheraton Maui


Is a Southwest card the best option for airline miles?

This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. See my disclosure policy here. This reader question showed up in my inbox today so I thought I’d give it a quick answer. I thought I remembered reading about you having a Southwest Airlines credit card.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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Disabled man rebukes Southwest Airlines for failing to accommodate his medical device

A severely disabled man said that U.S. airlines do not provide appropriate lifts, so he brings his own, but Southwest still wouldn't let him fly.
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Southwest Flight Delayed Over a Vodka Joke

Southwest Airlines flight WN478 from Sacramento to Los Angeles last Wednesday was in the midst of a three and a half hour delay. First a maintenance light forced the aircraft to return to the gate, and later the airline determined they needed to refuel the aircraft. Flight attendants passed out water to passengers. A passenger "said something [like], 'They should be passing out vodka because we’ve been waiting so long.'" And that led to an even further delay. Continue reading Southwest Flight...
Tags: Travel, Advice, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Southwest Airlines, Southwest


Southwest Airlines updates family boarding policy after same-sex couple claims discrimination

Two men said they were stopped with their three young children and the children's grandmother during family boarding on a flight to Fort Lauderdale.
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Is Southwest Airlines Looking Beyond the Boeing 737 MAX?

Reports that Southwest Airlines might be wavering in its commitment to the Boeing 737 MAX don't capture the whole story.
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What Do Airline Two Letter Codes Stand For?

I recently shared the strange story of how Baltimore's Friendship Airport ("BAL") became BWI even though that code was already taken by Bewani, Papua New Guinea. A lot of aviation codes have unique histories. Southwest Airlines couldn't have SW -- that belonged to Seaborn World at the time (it's now Air Namibia). So they took WN which approximates Western and ultimately works nicely because it can be said to stand for We're Nuts! Although sadly Southwest no longer serves peanuts. Continue rea...
Tags: Travel, Advice, Baltimore, Southwest Airlines, Namibia, Southwest, BWI, Bewani Papua New Guinea, Seaborn World


No matter the technology, commercial real estate will always be a local trade

When I started plying my trade in the early 80s, our means of sourcing new business were the phone, a Rolodex, shiny shoes, and a big smile! My, my, how things have changed. If you were engaged to find someone a building or secured an agency to list a vacant property, your methods of getting the word out we’re limited to the U.S. mail, newspaper ads, calls, signs, and telling your fellow brokers. Area specialization was key. Because there were no multiple listing services — local knowledge was y...
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Does Southwest Give Lower Boarding Priority to Customers They Know Will Pay Up?

Southwest Airlines doesn’t pre-assign seats. Instead it’s “first come, first served” so how early you board the aircraft determines what’s available for you to pick from. A reader who found themselves with boarding order C11 asked how this is possible — and wondered if they stumbled onto Southwest giving this to them because they're likely to ‘buy up’ at the gate to A1 – 15 boarding. Continue reading Does Southwest Give Lower Boarding Priority to Customers They Know Will Pay Up?...
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Never Let an Opportunity Slip By

Everyday opportunities are coming to you–but you  may not see them. One of the keys to success is how you take advantage of each opportunity that presents itself.  The challenge is (1) to see these opportunities and (2) make sure you take advantage of each of these opportunities and do not let them pass you by. The opportunity might call you on the phone. The opportunity might meet you in the street. The opportunity might email you. Regardless of how the opportunity approaches you, it will. Ev...
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Grounded Max jets could contribute to higher summer airfares

By David Koenig, The Associated Press The grounding of Boeing 737 Max jets likely means that fare increases this summer will be larger than already expected and airlines will struggle to handle disruptions such as storms that shut down hub airports. With Max jets grounded after two deadly accidents, U.S. airlines will operate about 200 fewer daily flights than planned through the heart of the peak summer season. That’s around 35,000 seats lost every day. Travel-data firm Hopper said this week th...
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Improved 60,000 Point Southwest Credit Card Bonuses (Good For Companion Pass)

Multiple offer bumps to 60k. Southwest Airlines offers a unique feature called the Companion Pass, which lets you pick one person to fly with free when you book either paid or award flights. If you either fly 100 qualifying one-way flights or earn 110,000 qualifying points in a calendar year, and you’ll earn the Companion Pass for the remainder of that year plus the following full calendar year. For example, if you earned it in May 2019, you would have the benefit for the rest of 2019 and all...
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Southwest Credit Card Initial Bonus Offers Jumped By 50%, Act Now for Best Return

This is huge though because it's more than halfway to earning a companion pass. And the Southwest Airlines Companion Pass is probably the best deal in all of travel. After earning 110,000 points in a calendar year from qualifying sources you can bring a companion along on your Southwest Airlines travels. Continue reading Southwest Credit Card Initial Bonus Offers Jumped By 50%, Act Now for Best Return...
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Say Aloha To Southwest's Lucrative New Credit Card Welcome Offers

Southwest’s Rapid Rewards credit cards aren’t necessarily the most rewarding airline credit cards out there for your day-to-day spend, but their lucrative welcome offers, anniversary points bonuses, and relatively low annual fees make them a great addition to any wallet, especially in the wake of the airline’s recent…Read more...
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Consultants hijack bullet train, but problem is the plan itself

It’s been nearly 11 years since California voters approved a ballot measure to provide $9.95 billion in initial bond funding for a high-speed rail system that would provide a “safe, convenient, affordable and reliable alternative to driving and high gas prices” as it zoomed commuters from San Francisco to Los Angeles for a low-priced ticket. The plan was supported by the state’s political establishment and by much of the media. For instance, the Los Angeles Times opined the bullet train was a “v...
Tags: Europe, Japan, California, Opinion, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, Times, Southwest Airlines, Los Angeles Times, Central Valley, Gavin Newsom, Bay Area, Southern California


Southwest Airlines loses top spot in passenger satisfaction, even as others gain

Southwest Airlines Co, the biggest user of Boeing Co's 737 MAX jets that were grounded worldwide following two fatal crashes, dropped two places from the top in terms of passenger satisfaction in 2019, a survey by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) showed. Southwest was ranked third this year out of 10 airlines, behind Alaska Air Group Inc and JetBlue Airways Corp that climbed one place each to claim the first and the second spot.
Tags: News, Southwest Airlines, Southwest, Southwest Airlines Co, Boeing Co, Alaska Air Group Inc, JetBlue Airways Corp, American Customer Satisfaction Index ACSI


Minimum wage, vacation rental, police disclosure bills die, while red light cameras, hemp, suicide bills advance; Rapozo wants to be Kauai auditor, more than half Maui school not vaccinated, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Ala Wai ©2019 All Hawaii News Ala Wai Canal: Flood Control Project Will Do Little To Clean Up the Polluted Waterway. Federal engineers could ease the impacts of its plan if it also worked to restore the local ecology, conservationists say. The agency says its hands are tied. Civil Beat.Minimum Wage Increase Dead For 2019 Session. Concerns about different rates of increase and the impact to employer health care plans scuttled a deal. Civil Beat.A bill that would have increased the state’s ...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, Fda, Pahoa, Southwest Airlines, Family Court, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Southwest, Honolulu, Legislature, West Hawaii, Hawaii Legislature


Southwest Airlines says Boeing didn't disclose it had deactivated safety alert on 737 Max jets

Southwest said that the safety feature was "depicted to us by Boeing as operable on all Max aircraft."            [Author: The Associated Press]
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Boeing didn't initially disclose it had deactivated 737 Max safety alert, Southwest Airlines says

Southwest Airlines says the Boeing Co. did not disclose that it had deactivated a safety feature on its 737 Max jets until after one of the airliners crashed last year. At issue is an alert that tells pilots if a sensor — called an "angle of attack" indicator — is transmitting bad data about the...
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Boeing Didn’t Tell Anyone When It Removed Emergency Sensor In 737s

Boeing told neither Southwest Airlines, the biggest 737 MAX customer, nor the Federal Aviation Administration when it omitted an emergency alert system meant to tell pilots when sensors are malfunctioning in newer models of the plane. According to a Wall Street Journal report, the alert told pilots when a sensor was misreading issues with the pitch of the plane’s nose, a malfunction directly linked to the two deadly crashes a few months back. Southwest officials reportedly did not know about ...
Tags: News, Plane Crash, Faa, Boeing, Wall Street Journal, Southwest Airlines, Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest, Boeing 737 MAX 8, Kate Riga, Boeing Didn


Boeing Didn’t Tell Anyone When It Removed Warning System From 737 MAX

Boeing told neither Southwest Airlines, the biggest 737 MAX customer, nor the Federal Aviation Administration when it omitted an emergency alert system meant to tell pilots when sensors are malfunctioning in newer models of the plane. According to a Wall Street Journal report, the alert told pilots when a sensor was misreading issues with the pitch of the plane’s nose, a malfunction directly linked to the two deadly crashes a few months back. Southwest officials reportedly did not know about ...
Tags: News, Plane Crash, Faa, Boeing, Wall Street Journal, Southwest Airlines, Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest, Boeing 737 MAX 8, Kate Riga


Southwest: Boeing didn’t say it had deactivated safety alert

Southwest Airlines says Boeing did not disclose that it had deactivated a safety feature on its 737 Max jets until after one of the airliners crashed last year. At issue is an alert that tells pilots if a sensor — called an “angle of attack” (AOA) indicator — is transmitting bad data about the pitch […]
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Before Crash American Officials Had Twice Considered Grounding Boeing's 737 Max -- But Didn't

An anonymous reader quotes Business Insider: Southwest Airlines and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials who monitor the carrier were unaware that a standard safety feature, designed to warn pilots about malfunctioning sensors, on Boeing 737 Max jets was turned off when Southwest began flying the model in 2017, reported Andy Pastzor of the Wall Street Journal... Like other airlines flying the Max, Southwest didn't learn about the change until the aftermath of the Lion Air crash [i...
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Southwest CEO 'not happy' about Max crisis but backs Boeing

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines executives acknowledge they are upset with Boeing over the grounding of its 737 Max jetliner, a move that has caused the airline to cancel thousands of flights.
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Couple to marry at Cleveland airport

Meeting your true love in an airport might sound like the plot of a corny romantic comedy, but for this couple, it’s how their love story started. Twelve years ago, Michelle Bellau went to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport to pick up a client on behalf of her boss. She met Ron Peterson at baggage claim, and after the conclusion of that business trip, the two maintained a long-distance relationship for years, between Cleveland and LA. The two spent a lot of time at the Cleveland Hopkins...
Tags: Travel, Airports, La, Weddings, Cleveland, Southwest Airlines, All, Southwest, Cleveland Hopkins airport, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Ron Peterson, Michelle Bellau, Bellau


10,000 canceled flights: Southwest Airlines grapples with Boeing 737 Max groundings

Southwest Airlines said Thursday that it canceled more than 10,000 flights in the first quarter because of the grounding of Boeing 737 Max jets after two deadly crashes, a labor dispute with its mechanics, and winter storms. Higher costs due partly to the groundings more than washed out rising...
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Southwest is having a massive sale on flights

Get away to popular U.S. stops for a fraction of the price with Southwest Airlines' latest sale.            [Author: Time]
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