Safety is job 1, paramount, sacred for an airline. There is no excuse for this Southwest. Any failure of management or management systems is the responsibility of the CEO and the board. One accident because of failed management systems, failed safety processes especially if induced by greed at the bottom is an unacceptable price to pay.
Just as there are criminal penalties for drunk pilots, there must be criminal penalties for senior managers who compromise customer and public safety for greed.
This is a shocking lapse in standards and perhaps a lengthy jail sentence would send the right signals to other airline management teams.
Sorry to be tough but it is that important.
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