Let me just say that I'm only a loyal SWA customer. I have no other vested interest in the company.
But does anyone really think SWA, with its impressive safety record (a key point of difference when I picked them as my usual carrier) would knowingly fly unsafe aircraft? It's better for the bottom line to pull planes out of service than to experience a serious accident. I think the management knows this.
Everyone who's "freaking out" about their upcoming flights -- come on. As usual, the media's hyperbole is mixing with political and bureaucratic antics to create a story that plays on people's ignorance and fear.
My experiences with SWA have been nothing but good, and I'm brand-loyal to them. Their transparency in this kerfuffle strengthens my confidence in the company.
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