Is Southwest Airlines losing the luv?
Southwest Airlines' reputation as an industry maverick seems to be going the way of flight attendants in hot pants and $20 one-way fares.
The nation's largest domestic carrier just marked its 40th straight profitable year, an unmatched feat in a time of economic turbulence, fluctuating fuel prices and airline bankruptcies. It did so by undercutting the competition with no-frills flights and, in the process, building an army of budget-minded fans.
Now many of those longtime customers say the Dallas-based carrier that calls itself LUV Airlines has been losing their love since it recently began to shift its focus away from low fares and...
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