I am amazed at the misinformation out there and the hysteria on this issue.People need to realize that Southwest (obviously, they work closely with Boeing as the largest owner of 737 aircraft)has been very open regarding the issues at hand, and not attempted to hide anything.Just because "sources say" and " a confidential source said" does not mean it is true.I have no hesitation in putting my family or myself on any Southwest flight now as I have many times.Those not knowledgeable about aviation and aircraft do not fully understand the procedures in question.A little research will show that other airlines have done much worse regarding maintenance issues and Southwest took action when they needed to.This is an election year also for most, and therefore the grandstanding by some politicians without having all the facts!(not to mention some with hidden agendas against Southwest also)as well as negative national media regarding any airline issue as they attack first and then get the facts.
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I'd like to add to the above posts that once again, the media do not tell the whole story especially in aviation related stories, just what they want to selectively tell. In both cases after reading further, the crew was certainly justified in not allowing them to continue.Flight crews are trained and knowledgeable enough to make these decisions, and I'm glad they are.And obviously a person who is sick enough to throw up at the gate is not well enough to travel.
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