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News Flash: Southwest Airlines Is Not Invincible

Yes, it's true, America's friendliest airline is reporting it is not as financially sound as previously stated. Southwest has announced it will cut 200 flights in 2009, representing about six percent of its regular daily flight schedule. The reduced schedule won't stop the airline from flying out of the 60 airports it currently uses, but the cuts will reduce frequency of flights on most routes.

The good news? Southwest is adding roundtrips between Phoenix and Burbank, Las Vegas and Orange County, and Baltimore and Orlando. Hopefully the airline won't feel a tougher pinch in 2009 and have to sacrifice the no-fee flying that's made it a favorite.


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