Southwest Airlines

Airlines Ramp Up COVID-19 Safety Procedures

Southwest Airlines says it won’t allow health waivers to its face-mask rule. Only children under 2 will be exempt from the requirement to cover their mouth and nose during flights. Meanwhile, Delta Air Lines said Thursday that it will expand its coronavirus testing of employees to include at-home tests. Air travel has collapsed because of the virus pandemic, and airlines…

Southwest Outage, Cancelled Flights Cost an Estimated $54M

The cancellation of more than 2,000 Southwest Airlines flights due to a computer outage last month will cost the carrier an estimated $54 million. The Dallas Morning News reported the lost revenue and increased cost estimates based on a Southwest investor advisory released Wednesday. Dallas-based Southwest blamed a router failure for the July 20 outage and subsequent days of delays….