DALLAS—May 9, 2012—Southwest Airlines said today that on Tuesday night around 9:00 p.m. CT, it received a non-specific security threat that led to the investigation of two flights; both were cleared with no findings.
Initially, we worked with authorities in Phoenix to investigate Flight 1184 (SNA – PHX). The aircraft was inspected, all passengers rescreened, and nothing was found. The flight was cleared around midnight. Passengers on that flight who were heading onto Tulsa were accommodated on flights Wednesday morning.
The non-specific security threat also affected Flight 811 (SNA – PHX). Flight 811 was canceled because screening the flight would have pushed the departure time past the John Wayne Airport noise curfew. After canceling the flight, the aircraft was inspected with no findings. The Customers on that flight were accommodated on flights Wednesday morning.
We take the safety of our passengers and operations very seriously, and we will continue to work with authorities investigating these incidents.