(CNN) — Anger over the tidal wave of cancellations of Southwest Airlines flights continued to mount Thursday. Senior officials demanded action as the company issued further apologies for the crisis which is now in its eighth day of stranding or... — read more
I think the CEO needs to be layed off soon
As a stock holder and as a SW airlines frequent flyer, I demand that the ceo be fired immediately. The recent flight cancellations were not the only ones hitting SW airlines this year. And yet nothing has been done to improve the IT infrastructure... — read more
Southwest Airlines Layoffs 2023
Post any information about potential or actual Southwest Airlines layoffs? Any chatter, news or rumors?
No business travel spells bad news for us
Southwest Airlines Co.’s top executive rued the slow rebound in business travel in an earnings call Thursday and hinted that the pace of recovery may continue to be slower than some industry veterans anticipated a year ago. “I thought we would... — read more
Hiring 8,000 employees
I hope not many will jump to take advantage of this "opportunity." There are better airlines that are looking for employees if you need a job. I would make sure to consider all of them before joining this place. After having to deal with the toxic... — read more
Southwest Airlines Layoffs 2022
Make a prediction and tell us what you think about Southwest Airlines layoffs? Any chatter, news or rumors?
Comment from the Southwest Pilots Union...
SWA has claimed that the immediate causes of this weekend’s meltdown were staffing at Jacksonville Center and weather in the southeast U.S., but what was a minor temporary event for other carriers devastated Southwest Airlines because our operation... — read more
For all the naysayers - things are definitely looking up and much sooner than anybody expected. All the pilots and flight attendants have been notified they will be back on the job before summer. I kept telling people they were panicking for no... — read more
And it's just going to get worse...
American Airlines and Southwest Airlines, the two largest carriers at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, together lost about 35,300 employees last year as the air travel industry grappled with its worst-ever... — read more
I messed up
Why didn't I accept the package in July? That's the thing I've been thinking about nonstop for the past several months. I was stupid enough to think the pandemic scare would be done in a few months and we'd be able to go back to normal. The biggest... — read more
Breathing a sigh of relief
I'll be honest, I consider myself very fortunate that the company is going to rescind its plans to cut jobs and wages thanks to a bailout. I was afraid of the impact layoffs would have on my family. I have some savings but not enough to not be... — read more
Some good news?
Not sure this'll be long term, but it'll help. Airlines are now preparing to call back the tens of thousands of workers they let go in October. Congress approved government assistance to cover carriers’ payroll through the end of... — read more
400 in Vegas
Southwest Airlines to layoff nearly 400 Las Vegas employees https://www.8newsnow.com/news/local-news/southwest-airlines-to-layoff-nearly-400-las-vegas-employees/
Is this part of the announced layoffs?
I can't figure out if this is part of already announced layoffs or is this added to it. Can anybody clarify, please? Southwest Airlines will lay off 384 employees based out of McCarran International Airport in Las... — read more
4 month countdown
My heart goes out to all the employees who will be impacted by this. I had hoped we would be spared but I guess it had to happen once. Please prepare yourselves financially, emotionally and mentally. They gave us enough time to make sure this isn't... — read more
Sad (6K Layoffs)
It did happen - first time layoffs @ Southwest - 6K https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/airline-news/2020/12/03/southwest-airlines-warns-6-828-workers-potential-layoffs-2021/3810633001/
Southwest Airlines gives ultimatum to workers: wage cuts or ... The layoffs would be the first in the history of the Dallas-based airline. The airlines were handed $25 billion as part of the CARES Act bailout of major... — read more
Mitchell International - 18 furloughed
Southwest CEO on the Fight to Pare Losses and Avoid First Layoffs in 50 Years
You know times are tough when a domestic airline with strong leisure roots like Southwest Airlines is in danger of breaking a half-century tradition of no layoffs... — read more
Southwest Air Expands Layoff Threat With Warning to More ...
to shave $500 million from labor costs and avoid the first involuntary layoffs in its 49-year history. The airline expects the mechanics and other employees to... — read more
Warnings - first layoffs in the history
More on layoffs: https://thepointsguy.com/news/southwest-airlines-warns-involuntary-furloughs/ #news
People keep saying it'll never happen...
And yet, here it goes: Southwest Warns Workers of First Layoffs in Company History Southwest Warns Workers of First Layoffs in Company History. Travelers wearing protective masks cross a street outside Oakland International... — read more
A big mess
Does anyone have any clue where the 20% percent over staffing is? It seems more you ask less any of the high leaders “know”. I’d love to know how they’ll be doing a massive layoff like this with a master seniority list. It’s going to be a mess. — read more
Don't be naive!
Do you honestly think that if your pay gets cut it will ever go back to its original amount? Honestly? What ELT is trying to do now has nothing to do with preventing layoffs and everything to do with finding a way to cut pay of people who they can't... — read more
Could layoffs really be prevented?
So far we have been so lucky working at a company that values its workforce, but this time I’m not sure we can dodge this bullet. Don’t get me wrong, I think Kelly's plan is really good and I have no doubt the agreement with the unions will be... — read more
Close to 17,000 employees or about 28% of Southwest Airlines’ workforce has signed up for partially paid extended leaves of absence or outright buyouts, the company’s CEO, Gary Kelly, told employees Monday. Nearly 4,400 put their hands up for buyouts... — read more
Did not expect this!
This is good news both for the airline and for all of us as employees. To all who have accepted buyouts or who can afford to and have accepted partially-paid extended leaves of absence, thank... — read more
There are rumors about cutting people in the IT department - please note that we are very conservative when bringing people on board and that the headcount is flexible. We had a ton of contractors and most of them are gone by now, I'd say about 30%... — read more
Take the package or gamble on Oct. 1?
We never laid off anyone
So chill please. Everyone...
OK, help me understand this. We knew since January that this thing is spreading expeonentially and that the Chinese had to shut down the entire state (Hubei) in order to stop it. They litterealy weleded people in their apartments. Now, it starts to... — read more
It's getting worse and worse
Flights are getting canceled left and right, those that are taking off are seeing fewer and fewer people on board... And there is no end in sight for this. Anybody who believes we'll get out of this with minimum casualties is living with their head... — read more
This is not a Southwest's crisis, this is an industry wide crisis…
This is horrible and sad but we have to survive as a company. Every single company around is cutting 70% or more flights. People are being sent home, furloughs and some temporary layoffs. Some companies are having permanent layoffs. I think that we... — read more
This is your thread if you have a Question or an Answer about Corona Virus and Southwest Airlines
Where is all of this taking our communities and our company?
Coronavirus as a reason for Southwest Layoffs
Do you think there will be massive layoffs due to Coronavirus - if yes, why? I know less people will travel but I am curious to hear your estimates who will be affected the most.
Customer is not always right!
Can I get laid off? Please? I'm really getting tired of having to pretend even the rudest and verbally abusive customers are right when they obviously are not! And I am definitely over being lectured by my manager in front of said customers if I... — read more
How many people work at Southwest Airlines?
What's the cumulative employee count for the entire company? How many, out of that number work at Dallas?
Southwest Airlines Layoffs 2020
Is there going to be any reorg or Southwest Airlines Layoffs 2020? Any news or rumors?
Growth - I think in 2020 Southwest Air is buying either JetBlue or Alaska Air
That's my prediction - I think in 2020 Southwest Air is buying either JetBlue or Alaska Air
We keep adding staff
So, no, no, no… No layoffs.