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Sep 03, 2014, 16:20 ET

Southwest Airlines Pilots Applaud DOT Decision on Norwegian Air International

The Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) commends the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) for denying Norwegian Air...

Jul 07, 2014, 17:06 ET

SWA Pilots Commend DOT Dreamjet Exemption

The Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) commends the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) for granting an exemption to...

Feb 28, 2014, 09:00 ET

Southwest Airlines Pilots Against Oakland Support of Norwegian Air "Flag of Convenience" Attempt

The Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) is joining numerous pilot groups across the United States along with Airlines for America to...

Feb 28, 2014, 06:00 ET

Southwest Airlines Pilots Against Washington, D.C. Support of Norwegian Air "Flag of Convenience" Attempt

 The Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) is joining numerous pilot groups across the United States along with Airlines for America...

Feb 28, 2014, 06:00 ET

Southwest Airlines Pilots Against Orlando Support of Norwegian Air "Flag of Convenience" Attempt

 The Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) is joining numerous pilot groups across the United States along with Airlines for America...

Jan 30, 2014, 17:38 ET

Pilots Congratulate Southwest Airlines on Awarded DCA Slots

 The membership of the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) congratulates Southwest Airlines on the remarkable achievement of a...

Jan 24, 2014, 18:12 ET

First flight from Abu Dhabi Pre-clearance facility marks sad day for U.S. airline industry

Today marks a sad day for the U.S. airline industry, as the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) learned that the first flight from Abu...

Jun 06, 2013, 18:00 ET

Southwest Airlines Pilots Applaud Key Safety Program Amendment Passage

 Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) today applauded the House of Representatives passage of an amendment to restore Federal Flight...

Apr 30, 2013, 18:15 ET

SWAPA President Issues Statement on Foxx Nomination

Captain Mark Richardson, President of the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association, released the following statement following the nomination of...

Apr 17, 2013, 18:00 ET

Southwest Airlines Pilots Oppose Attempted Cuts to Key Safety Program

Group Requests Congress Protect Cost-Effective Measures  The Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) is calling on Congress to...

Apr 05, 2013, 12:19 ET

Southwest Airlines Pilots Host Congressman Lipinski

Senior Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Member Meets with Southwest Personnel  The Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association...

Jan 17, 2013, 15:38 ET

Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association Offers Congratulations To Chairman LoBiondo

The Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association is pleased to congratulate Congressman Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) on his recent selection to the Chairmanship...

Jan 09, 2013, 17:36 ET

Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association Offers Congratulations To New FAA Administrator

The Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) is pleased to offer congratulations to Michael Huerta on his recent confirmation as...

Apr 30, 2012, 17:04 ET

Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association launches "RANGE" pilot/lifestyle digital magazine

 The Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) has ventured into the public discussion space with a new digital publication called...

Dec 21, 2011, 17:13 ET

FAA Pilot Fatigue Rule Is a Step in the Right Direction, but Misses the Mark on "One Level of Safety"

Today the Federal Aviation Administration released final regulations regarding airline pilot flight and duty time limitations and minimum rest...

Nov 07, 2011, 14:08 ET

Southwest Airlines Pilots Approve Seniority Integration Agreement

Today pilots from Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways voted to approve an agreement that will merge the two carriers' pilot seniority lists into...

Jun 13, 2011, 17:11 ET

Southwest Pilots Applaud Termination of SkyWest Codeshare

The Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) applauds Southwest Airlines' recognition of their Collective Bargaining Agreement with the...

Apr 01, 2011, 17:30 ET

SWAPA Persistence for Alternative Screening Leads to New Program

Alternative screening makes airport security more efficient for crew members and passengers Today the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association...

Dec 01, 2010, 14:51 ET

SWAPA Pilots Vote in Favor of 737-800

Today the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) officially agreed to add the 737-800 to their contract, allowing the Company to move...

Oct 26, 2010, 16:00 ET

Southwest Airlines Pilots Elect Captain Steve Chase as Union President

Dallas-based Captain will lead union's efforts through 2012 The membership of the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) in voting that...