Herbert D. Kelleher arrived in the Dallas Maintenance hanger last week for a scheduled eight-year overhaul, Although Herb looked the same as he did the day he started working for Southwest Airlines, he still needed a little work done. We began by removing items from him, and then we took him out to the washing area to clean him up. We then put him though a routine inspection. Once we inspected Herb, we fixed anything that we found wrong with him, and he was back to his old self.
For those of you who don't know by now, I'm not talking about Herb the co-founder and Executive Chairman of Southwest Airlines, I'm talking about "The Herbert D. Kelleher" one of our many signature airplanes that are flying through our system. Maybe you will be one of the lucky people to fly on a signature airplane, or maybe you will get real lucky and fly N711HK "The Herbert D. Kelleher"