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3 years 6 months ago

Southwest may become top DIA carrier

DENVER (AP) - An aviation consultant says Southwest Airlines could become Denver International Airport's largest carrier in a year or so as United Airlines juggles its fleet. Aviation consultant Michael Boyd said United has outsourced many flights to regional airline affiliates. According to The Denver Post, United and Continental captured...

4 years 2 months ago

Southwest Airlines to buy AirTran for $1.4B

Southwest Airlines is buying AirTran for about $1.4 billion as it seeks entry into a number of smaller markets. The announcement comes about a week after Continental Airlines and UAL Corp. combined. The companies said Monday that the new Southwest-Airtran operation would operate from more than 100 different airports...

4 years 8 months ago

Watch the sky for Mercury

Mercury, the solar system's most elusive planet, will be easier to see for the next two weeks. Astronomers say that Mercury and Venus will appear unusually close together between now and April 10. Because Venus is one of the brightest objects in the night sky it can be used...

4 years 8 months ago

Storms cost Southwest Airlines $15 million

Southwest Airlines Co. says that winter storms along the East Coast last month cost it $15 million in lost passenger revenue. Southwest's estimate on Friday came after two other airlines said earlier this week that the poor weather cost them about $55 million in lost revenue. Continental Airlines Inc....

4 years 9 months ago

Mammoth tusk discovered by road crew

Construction crews working along I-5 near Ridgefield, Washington dug up a piece of prehistory, a tusk that likely dates back 10,000 to 15,000 years. Washington State Department of Transportation project inspector Brad Clark was overseeing work on the new Ridgefield interchange when he spotted it. "The auger came up...

4 years 9 months ago

Southwest launches 3-day fare sale

Southwest Airlines is offering a sale geared toward leisure travelers who want to make short trips this spring. Southwest said Tuesday it will sell tickets starting at $39 each way on some routes under 500 miles. As usual, the airline didn't say how many seats it will offer at...

4 years 9 months ago

Does this city make my butt look big?

Thinking about a nose job? Chances are you're from the Northeast, according to new data released from, a consumer review site for the cosmetic industry. Permanent makeup more your thing? Then you're probably from the Southwest. "We looked at our logs - we're talking millions of searches -...

5 years 1 month ago

Southwest launches $25 fare sale

Southwest Airlines has launched an air fare sale in which some flights cost the same as what other carriers charge to check a bag. Dallas-based Southwest on Tuesday announced one-way travel as low as $25, based on the length of the flight. The discount carrier says fares are $25 for...

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