By Megan Henney Published February 05, 2019 Transportation FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print video Southwest Airlines is ditching the peanuts Fox Business Outlook: Airline announces they will stop serving peanuts on their planes beginning in August. Southwest Airlines is preparing to test its first, long-anticipated flight to Hawaii on Tuesday, although there will be no passengers on board. Continue Reading Below The flight from Oakland, California, to Honolulu will be a “proving flight,” part of the low-cost airline's effort to secure the necessary certification from the Federal Aviation Administration -- known as “extended-range twin-engine operational performance standards,” or ETOPS -- in order to operate long, over-water flights, spokesperson Brian Parrish told FOX Business. Once Southwest passes all phases of the ETOPS application process, it will announce further details regarding its timing … [Read more...] about Southwest Airlines to test first Hawaii flight, sans passengers
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Test flight from Oakland to Honolulu a final step Chris McGinnis, Tim Jue Published 12:50 pm PST, Monday, February 4, 2019 Southwest Airlines first flights to Hawaii take off from Oakland International Airport on Tuesday Southwest Airlines first flights to Hawaii take off from Oakland International Airport on Tuesday Photo: Port Of Oakland Photo: Port Of Oakland Image 1 of / 28 Caption Close Image 1 of 28 Southwest Airlines first flights to Hawaii take off from Oakland International Airport on Tuesday Southwest Airlines first flights to Hawaii take off from Oakland International Airport on Tuesday Photo: Port Of Oakland Southwest Airlines first flight to Hawaii departs tomorrow 1 / 28 Back to … [Read more...] about Southwest Airlines first flight to Hawaii departs tomorrow
Lori Aratani, The Washington Post Published 3:53 pm PST, Wednesday, November 14, 2018 There was a loud boom, followed by strong vibrations, then Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 rolled 41 degrees before pilots were able to stabilize it. One flight attendant said the pressure in her ears was so great she could barely hear anything. Crew members went row by row to check on passengers and a flight attendant described reaching row 14 to find a woman still restrained in her seat by her lap belt, but whose upper torso, arms and head had been pulled outside the plane through a broken window. Flight attendants grabbed the woman with the help of two male passengers. Another passenger, a nurse, began CPR while a flight attendant ran to retrieve the defibrillator. The woman, who was later identified as 43-year-old Jennifer Riordan, of Albuquerque, died. The chilling details were among the information released Wednesday in the opening of a National Transportation Safety Board hearing … [Read more...] about Federal investigators open hearing into cause of fatal Southwest Airlines engine explosion
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Southwest Airlines has the people, equipment and schedule “ready to go” for when it launches its long-awaited service to Hawaii, but is still waiting on the green light from the Federal Aviation Administration, company officials said Thursday. The Dallas-based carrier has been working for about a year to get itself certified to operate extended over-water flight from California to Hawaii, a certification the formerly short-haul heavy airline hadn’t needed before.The process typically takes 12 to 18 months, the company’s chief operating officer Mike Van de Ven said Thursday during an earnings call with analysts. The company has repeatedly said it hopes to begin selling tickets to Hawaii before the end of 2018.The certification, known as ETOPS, is meant to ensure that airlines take extra precautions for longer flights and are prepared to deal with an in-flight emergency — like losing an engine, cabin decompression or a medical issue … [Read more...] about Southwest Airlines is almost ready to go to Hawaii. What’s left before launching the first flight?