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Southwest Airlines facing hurdles on Hawaii service front

Nov 06, 2018 - Chicago Business Journal

Southwest Airlines is keeping everyone guessing as to when the low-fare carrier will begin selling tickets to Hawaii from the mainland and when the flights will start.

That's probably because Southwest CEO Gary Kelly has no clear idea yet when he can start service.

Two obstacles that could materially affect Kelly's decision-making remain very much in play. One is the absence of a ratified contract with the carrier's mechanics after six years of negotiations and a tentative contract ...