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Southwest Airlines

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  • Began the trend to blended winglets -- vertical extensions on wings that reduce drag, save fuel and lessen takeoff noise.
     
  • Flys newer, more fuel- effecient planes.
  • Reducing emissions and waste created in ground operations and in the air.
  • Flying planes slower to conserve fuel
  • Improving on-time performance so airplanes are not wasting fuel on airport tarmacs before they depart.
  • Using one engine when taxiing,
  • Using lighter-weight service carts, consolidating maintenance operations involving motor vehicles, and asking airline employees to take fewer bags on trips.
  • Introducing new air-traffic navigational systems that cut fuel burn through more direct routings of flights.

 

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