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Midwest, Northeast winter storm, Jan. 1-3, 2014

Southwest Airlines Chief Operating Officer Mike Van de Ven says he's 'disappointed' by Transportation Department's fine for delays at Chicago Midway airport on Jan. 2-3, 2014; 'We are committed to continuously enhancing our operation in an effort to mitigate tarmac delays in the future' - @chicagotribune

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Midwest, Northeast winter storm, Jan. 1-3, 2014

Southwest Airlines hit with record fine by Department of Transportation for Chicago Midway airport delays - @chicagotribune

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air industry

Photo: Official certificate commemorating Southwest Airlines and AirTran's integration - @AirwaysNews

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AirTran Airways

Photo: Cake and pizza to mark last AirTran flight out of Milwaukee's Mitchell airport; airline acquired by Southwest - @SusanKim4

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LaGuardia Airport, New York, NY, US

FAA says it is investigating after the wingtip of a departing Southwest Airlines 737 and the tail of arriving American Airlines 737 made contact at LaGuardia Airport - @NBCNews

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LaGuardia Airport, New York, NY, US

Photo: The FAA and NYPD are investigating an incident at LaGuardia airport after a Southwest Airlines plane had its wing damaged in an apparent collision with an American Airlines plane - @Ari_Be_Free

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Dow closes down 110 points, Nasdaq loses 1.2%; Southwest and Delta shed about 5% each - @CNNMoney

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Los Angeles, CA, US

Woman gives birth in Southwest jet shortly after takeoff from San Francisco; plane diverts to Los Angeles - @KTLA

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Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Mcpherson, MD, US

Photo: Passengers line up at the Southwest Airlines ticket counter during a power outage at BWI airport - @RectorSun

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air industry

Southwest Airlines plans to fight FAA in court over allegation it did not comply with regulations on plane repairs - @Reuters

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Southwest Airlines

US federal government sues Southwest Airlines after failing to reach settlement with carrier over maintenance issues - @AP

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Southwest landing incident at LaGuardia Airport, July 22, 2013

NTSB releases data on Southwest Airlines flight hard landing at New York's LaGuardia Airport last July - @NTSB

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FAA facility fire causes Chicago airport delays, Sept. 26, 2014

Airport officials implementing Passenger Assistance tonight at Midway at Southwest's request. Will do same at O'Hare if airlines request - @ByLeeAnnS

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FAA facility fire causes Chicago airport delays, Sept. 26, 2014

Southwest Airlines has cancelled all flights at Midway for the rest of the day - @WBBMNewsradio

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FAA facility fire causes Chicago airport delays, Sept. 26, 2014

Southwest Airlines cancels all flights at Chicago-Midway International Airport and Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport through at least 12 pm CT - @NBCNews

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Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, Austin, TX, US

Southwest Airlines says flight to Dallas returned to Austin shortly after takeoff due to reported odor; 'aircraft landed uneventfully'; no injuries - statement

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Oakland International Airport, San Leandro, CA, US

Southwest Airlines flight from San Jose, Calif., to Phoenix lands safely at Oakland airport after reported mechanical issue, airline says - @robertsalonga

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Partner items

#Breaking: Southwest Airlines jet from @FlySJC diverted to @IFlyOAKland after report of emergency. http://t.co/C1wkWanoMb - @KCBSNews


Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Seatac, WA, US

Seattle airport official: Person of interest detained after security threat on Seattle-Denver flight; other passengers placed on another flight - @NBCNews

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Denver, CO, US

Southwest Airlines: Captain on Seattle-Denver flight notified authorities of a potential security threat after pushing back from gate - @SeattleTimes

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