Travel News: Southwest Declares Operational Emergency

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According to TravelPulse.com Southwest Airlines is taking about “40 aircraft out of service per day, a number that has doubled in recent weeks, leaving the airline to declare an “operational emergency.”

This is impacting about 5% of their fleet, according to the report and may be related to union issues, although this remains unconfirmed.

The article further notes:

“The unusually high number of planes out of service are due to a range of issues “with no common theme among the reported items,” said the airline in a statement.

For instance, Southwest had to inspect 22 Boeing 737 engine fuel pump filter seals or O-rings due to a maintenance issue that the airline alerted the FAA about. The airline completed the repairs and all of the planes have returned to service.”

There have been some allegations that workers are faking illness or identifying false maintenance issues, although this is not corroborated. We will be keeping a close eye on this issue here at the CBoardingGroup.com – stay tuned.

You can read the full article here: Southwest Airlines Declares Operational Emergency | TravelPulse

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