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Determined to woo customers, airlines offer more flexibility

Aug 4, 2022
Southwest Airlines says it's getting rid of its one-year expiration date on flight credits. Analysts say more carriers may follow.
The Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that it will look into boosting protections for airline passengers seeking refunds for tickets.
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Farmers, ranchers in the Southwest adapt to the region's worst drought in more than 1,000 years

Feb 16, 2022
Some are selling cattle. Others are changing the crops the grow.
According to a study published this week in the journal Nature Climate Change, it’s the worst drought the Southwest has experienced in at least 1,200 years. 
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FAA says Boeing 737 Max is safe to fly. Will passengers agree?

Nov 18, 2020
The order says that Boeing’s design changes have made the jets airworthy, 20 months after the 737 Max model was grounded.
A worker walks by a Boeing 737 Max airplane as it sits parked at the company's production facility on Nov. 13 in Renton, Washington.
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Flying soon? That middle seat might be occupied

Nov 3, 2020
More airlines are starting to sell middle seats to increase capacity on their flights.
Passengers board a flight in Lima, Peru, in July. Southwest Airlines said keeping its middle seats open cost the company $20 million in September alone.
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Airlines might not love Boeing right now, but switching planes won't be easy

Oct 24, 2019
The waitlist for new Airbus planes is seven years long.
It's unclear when or if the 737 Max will return to the skies. Above, a Boeing 737 Max 8 takes off for a test flight in 2016.
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How companies like Wegmans, Southwest and Harley-Davidson get cult-like followings

May 29, 2019
What is it that turns customers into die-hard fans?
Senior PGA champion Paul Broadhurst pushes a shopping cart carrying his trophy outside of a Wegmans grocery store during a media tour on March 26, 2019 in Rochester, New York.
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What are the most common Boeing Max routes?

Apr 16, 2019
Major airlines have decided to suspend use of the plane through the summer season.
An American Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8, on a flight from Miami to New York City, prepares to land at LaGuardia Airport on Monday morning, March 11, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. 
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Southwest gets FAA approval to fly to Hawaii

Mar 1, 2019
Southwest flights to Hawaii will start in small Californian airports, possibly as soon as this month.
Southwest flights to Hawaii will start in small Californian airports, possibly as soon as this month.
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Buffett says airlines are now a good investment

Nov 15, 2016
For decades, the investor said airlines were a good way to lose money.
Warren Buffett has invested heavily in American Airlines, Delta and United. He even bought some Southwest shares.
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Southwest Airlines revives 'Wanna Get Away' campaign

Sep 7, 2016
Southwest is trying to bring attention to its low fares by bringing back an old slogan.
An old Southwest campaign is making a comeback.
Courtesy Southwest Airlines.