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Facebook Posts Promising Free Southwest Flights Are *Gasp* Spam

In today's Facebook travels, you may have noticed that free Southwest flights constituted a hot topic of discussion amongst your friends. (We received several comments today along those lines.) Well, to nobody's surprise, those comments were nothing but spam messages. In case you were goofy enough to click on one of those links, read Mashable's directions on how to disinfect your Facebook....

New Dad Uses MobileMe iPod Touch App to Track Missing iPad

When Curtis Codgill arrived at the Sacramento Airport to fly to Oregon, he came with his wife, his brand new son, and a brand new iPad. Only two of the three companions, however, actually boarded the plane with him. As the Sydney Morning Herald reports, Codgill had purchased his new iPad shortly after the birth of his son, but mysteriously misplaced it before getting on his flight. "Last time I...

Deemed 'Too Fat to Fly,' Kevin Smith Takes to Twitter, Epic Rant Ensues

Just in case 'Jersey Girl' left you convinced that Kevin Smith had lost his comedic mojo, Silent Bob has proved once again that he's still one of the most caustically funny people on the planet. After being barred from a recent Southwest Airlines flight for being "too fat to fly," the director-actor began venting his angst on Saturday, via Twitter. Smith originally bought two seats on a flight...

Conficker Virus to Attack Southwest Airlines Web Site

Oh that Conficker virus, it just won't go away. Despite its authors having a bounty placed on their heads by Microsoft, the thing is still spreading, updating itself, and becoming even more prevalent. That spells bad news for Southwest Airlines, discovered Mike Wood, a security expert at SophosLabs. In a recent SophosLabs corporate blog post, he explained that millions of computers infected...

Southwest Details In-flight Wi-Fi Plans, Yahoo! Partnership

Southwest got official with its Wi-Fi plans late last month, but avid travelers who favor the only airline worth flying anymore (okay, Virgin America and JetBlue aren't bad either) were left wondering about most of the details. Today, the company has fired up a single Row 44-equipped flight, and it has announced plans to equip three more airplanes with in-flight WiFi by early next month....