Southwest never had a crash...in the air. However they do seem to like to overrun the end of the runway. See Burbank 2000 (almost took out a gas station) and Midway 2005 (did kill a 6 year old child on the ground). Poor pilots, poor planes and in my experience poor service. I won't even consider them...I'd rather pay an extra $50 or so on the ticket.
This is an issue related to government regulation. Whether or not you're "technically" airworthy is a lot like being partially pregnant in the government eyes. Either all your paperwork is correct and you're airworthy or it isn't and you ain't. I don't care how SWA, JetBlue, AirTran, US AIr, United, Boeing or anyone else classifies it.
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