You seem to continue to repost the same blatant admonishment of SWA, attacking the character, safety, and integrity of the airline and its employees by saying that this blog is skewed towards those that support SWA, and stating that the moderators of this blog will not post what you keep spewing out - yet that is exactly what they are doing.
So, now that you have been proven wrong on three occasions by having your posts allowed, will you please either come up with some insightful new information that can back up your hatred for SWA, or please just quit?
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As a SWA employee working at Headquarters here in Dallas in the Technology dept, I can tell you that the safety of our customers is paramount to even me. I can also tell you, without any hesitations, that Southwest does NOT skimp on maintenance or cut corners in ways that could jeopardize the safety of our customers in any way for a profit. Now, how does a techno-geek have any impact on whether we are safe? And, what proof do I have that SWA doesn't cut corners?
In the past year, I have worked on two projects to deploy or improve applications to our frontline mechanics that would provide them with better and simpler access to manuals, bulletins, maintenance records of aircraft, etc. to improve their ability to keep our aircraft safe. These systems dramatically improved our maintenance staffs ability to keep our aircraft safe and in the air. I even had one mechanic stop me at a local restaurant (he saw my SWA Technology t-shirt) and thank me for one of the applications deployed last year.
The fact that SWA is spending money to purchase, or develop in house, tools that will ensure our maintenance staff have the most accurate, best, and readily available information about our aircraft available to them at all times dispells the statements that we are cutting corners to ensure profit.
We employees understand the fundamental reasons why we have been the best, most profitable airline in this country - our customers come first - ALWAYS! This airline is not about making money, it is about serving the people of this country. We view our company as one that is a customer service provider....that just happens to fly airplanes. We never forget that, and I can tell you that everytime I walk through the terminal here at LUV, I proudly display my SWA badge, talk to customers, smile at kids, and try to make sure that everyone I see is experiencing the LUV this airline is all about.
We've survived worse turbulence than this, and I am sure we'll have clear skies again soon.
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1. one who owned all eight types: American Airlines. The only one they didnt operate was the 717 and that was because they bought TWA who had those, and they returned them since they were new (big problem in 2002 w/Boeing on that).
2. one who flew 7 of the 8: Continental (no 717 that I know of).
3. two who flew 6 of 8: United and Delta?
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