Southwest Airlines employee hospitalized after passenger punched her, police say

A Southwest Airlines employee was assaulted by a passenger Saturday afternoon following a “verbal altercation,” the airline said.The incident happened during boarding for Southwest Flight 4976 from Dallas Love Field to New York’s LaGuardia Airport.According to Dallas police, the passenger boarded the flight around 12:40 p.m. and headed straight to the back, where she argued…

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Southwest drops plan to put unvaccinated staff on unpaid leave starting in December

Travelers wait to check in at the Southwest Airlines ticketing counter at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on October 11, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland.Kevin Dietsch | Getty ImagesSouthwest Airlines has scrapped a plan to put unvaccinated employees who have applied for but haven’t received a religious or medical exemption on unpaid leave as of…

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The truth behind the recent Southwest flight cancellations

More than 2,000 Southwest flights have been canceled over the past few days, frustrating customers and sparking theories on social media. The problems began last Friday, with the airline attributing the mass changes to severe weather and air traffic control issues, which the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) later confirmed in part.  But while the FAA…

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