Southwest Airlines Takes Flying Unsafe Planes Seriously

WHO: Southwest Airlines
WHAT: FAA sought $10.2 million in civil damages from Southwest Airlines for neglecting to inspect the fuselages of 46 of its planes.
WHERE: Reader Ben K says: “I got the email below from Southwest regarding the recent news of the FAA fines, and immediately thought of your “taking it seriously” posts. The subject line of the message was actually ‘Southwest Airlines: We take Safety Seriously'”

Dear Rapid Rewards Member:

Southwest Airlines: We take Safety Seriously

You may have heard that Southwest Airlines was fined by the FAA regarding recent aircraft inspections. First and foremost, we want to assure you this was never and is not a safety of flight issue.
From our inception, Southwest Airlines has maintained a rigorous Culture of Safety–and has maintained that same dedication for more than 37 years…