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Old 04-02-2019, 10:03 AM
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This is why I like South West Airlines.

Stories like this pop up on a fairly regular basis for SW far more than for other airlines. SW culture seems to encourage its staff to be real. To try and have fun where appropriate, show compassion when possible... etc.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/mother-state-trooper-killed-duty-serenaded-southwest-airlines-employee-tearjerker-130356557.html

Very touching. Good job SW.
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Old 04-02-2019, 10:48 AM
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Stories like this pop up on a fairly regular basis for SW far more than for other airlines. SW culture seems to encourage its staff to be real. To try and have fun where appropriate, show compassion when possible... etc.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/mother-state-trooper-killed-duty-serenaded-southwest-airlines-employee-tearjerker-130356557.html

Very touching. Good job SW.
I wonder if they would do that for an oil refinery workers wife. Bet not.
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Old 04-02-2019, 03:01 PM
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I wonder if they would do that for an oil refinery workers wife. Bet not.
When did you last see an oil worker shot in the line of duty?
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When did you last see an oil worker shot in the line of duty?
Oh, I didn't know they only do that for those shot while on the job. I am sure there were plenty of truck drivers who died on the job and the same courtesy was not given to their spouse. Or maybe they do that for truckers shot on the job, IDK but doubt it.
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Old 04-02-2019, 05:17 PM
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Old 04-02-2019, 07:39 PM
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I wonder if they would do that for an oil refinery workers wife. Bet not.
The culture at SW promotes this culture. I am willing to bet if it was brought to their attention they certainly would.
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Old 04-03-2019, 09:41 AM
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Hopefully they'll soon start to promote the culture of maintaining their fleet. Of course that requires bean counters and marketing grads to get out of the way and let engineers do their job, so that might be a tad difficult.

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Old 04-03-2019, 10:05 AM
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The culture at SW promotes this culture. I am willing to bet if it was brought to their attention they certainly would.
And if the woman wigged out over the 'intrusion' into her privacy?
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I've had a few dogs that died in the line of duty, will SW airlines sing them a song??
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Old 04-03-2019, 11:08 AM
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Oh, I didn't know they only do that for those shot while on the job. I am sure there were plenty of truck drivers who died on the job and the same courtesy was not given to their spouse. Or maybe they do that for truckers shot on the job, IDK but doubt it.
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Old 04-03-2019, 11:11 AM
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Oh, I didn't know they only do that for those shot while on the job. I am sure there were plenty of truck drivers who died on the job and the same courtesy was not given to their spouse. Or maybe they do that for truckers shot on the job, IDK but doubt it.
When you go on a riff you just make up scenarios and get all pissed off about them.
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Old 04-03-2019, 11:12 AM
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Hopefully they'll soon start to promote the culture of maintaining their fleet. Of course that requires bean counters and marketing grads to get out of the way and let engineers do their job, so that might be a tad difficult.

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The safety records for US airlines is excellent. The last fatality was on a SW flight when an engine failed. That is the only SW fatality in SW history. Prior to that is was 2009 when a commuter airline crashed and killed 49 people.

Not sure how much better you want them to do.

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And if the woman wigged out over the 'intrusion' into her privacy?
Then they probably would have stopped and apologized. Then there is the fact that she did not. I cannot find any incident where SW did something like this and a passenger reacted adversely to the situation.

Do you have a problem with people doing nice things for others or are you just arguing for the sake of arguing? What is your issue with this act of kindness?
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Old 04-03-2019, 12:04 PM
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The safety records for US airlines is excellent. The last fatality was on a SW flight when an engine failed. That is the only SW fatality in SW history. Prior to that is was 2009 when a commuter airline crashed and killed 49 people.

Not sure how much better you want them to do.
There have been complaints about SW's maintenance procedures for some time. The engine bust only killing one person was dodging a massive bullet for them. They are damn lucky they didn't lose the entire plane and all on board. Their recent scheduling panic over a maintenance shutdown was spinned by management as those bad unions sabotaging the company during wage negotiations. I might have believed that had I not heard so many complaints about SW cost cutting on maintenance in the years preceding.

Maintenance is one of those easy targets for the bean counters. It happens in the invisible background and if the planes don't fall out of the sky nobody thinks there's a problem. Until it happens by which time it's too late.

All the marketing bumpf and pr crap in the world can't make a silk purse of a sows ear. Hopefully someone in their management understands that running an airline is about more than PR culture.

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The safety records for US airlines is excellent. The last fatality was on a SW flight when an engine failed. That is the only SW fatality in SW history. Prior to that is was 2009 when a commuter airline crashed and killed 49 people.

Not sure how much better you want them to do.



Then they probably would have stopped and apologized. Then there is the fact that she did not. I cannot find any incident where SW did something like this and a passenger reacted adversely to the situation.

Do you have a problem with people doing nice things for others or are you just arguing for the sake of arguing? What is your issue with this act of kindness?
Some people would see it quite differently. BTW, she didn't sign off on someone else putting all over social media.
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Old 04-03-2019, 01:17 PM
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Some people would see it quite differently. BTW, she didn't sign off on someone else putting all over social media.
Fortunately, you're in the minority.
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