FILE - In this Thursday, March 22, 2012, file photo, a Southwest Airlines flight prepares to land at McCarran International Airport, in Las Vegas. Southwest Airlines eked out a small th

 

              FILE - In this Thursday, March 22, 2012, file photo, a Southwest Airlines flight prepares to land at McCarran International Airport, in Las Vegas. Southwest Airlines eked out a small th
FILE - In this Thursday, March 22, 2012, file photo, a Southwest Airlines flight prepares to land at McCarran International Airport, in Las Vegas. Southwest Airlines eked out a small third-quarter profit in spite of a September slowdown, the company said on Thursda, Oct. 18, 2012. Traffic at all the big airlines fell last month. September is traditionally when vacationers wrap up summer travel by Labor Day, and business travelers get back in the air. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)