Re: Might want to think twice about flying Southwest Airlines
Speaking of cozy, isn't there a very large airline headquartered in Mr. Oberstar's state that might like to see people stop flying Southwest? That's something to keep in mind if his committee holds a splashy hearing over this issue.
Southwest has a pretty good explanation for not doing the inspections it was supposed to. The software that keeps track of all of those inspections was programmed incorrectly and the FAA people doing the oversight (who had joined the FAA after stints at Southwest) simply overlooked the issue instead of calling it to the attention of people at the airline who could correct the problem. Even the FAA admits that there was no evidence of a coverup or attempt to deceive on Southwest's part. The only question is whether there remained a connection between the airline and Gawadzinski.
Last edited by Unassisted; 03-11-2008 at 07:05 PM.