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Southwest CEO tests positive for Covid days after unmasked Senate hearing with other airline chiefs

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker, Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly and United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby testify during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation oversight hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., December 15, 2021.Chip Somodevilla | Pool | ReutersSouthwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly tested positive for Covid-19 after a Senate hearing with other airline…

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Southwest France hit by flooding after heavy rains

Some people were evacuated from their homes as streets flooded Friday in Bayonne, southwest France. Rivers overflowed their banks across a large swath of southwest France on Friday after heavy rains lashed the region overnight, leading to evacuations of dozens of residents. Warm southern winds that have melted snowbanks in the Pyrenees mountains in recent…

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Southwest Handles a Twitter Mob over “Let’s Go Brandon” Pilot Correctly

Over the weekend, Colleen Long, a journalist working for the Associated Press, reported that a Southwest Airlines pilot said “Let’s go, Brandon” during his routine flight announcements.The reaction on Twitter was predictable: Some people demanded that Southwest fire the pilot immediately, and some people praised Southwest and chimed in with “Let’s go, Brandon” tweets of their…

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Southwest Tennessee Community College’s Public Safety and Police Services Receives TLEA Accreditation

Memphis, TN, October 15, 2021 –(PR.com)– The Tennessee Law Enforcement Accreditation (TLEA) Program is pleased to announce that it has granted the award of initial accreditation to the Southwest Tennessee Community College Police Department. TLEA announced this first accreditation award for the department during the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police (TACP) meeting in Franklin, TN,…

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Southwest, American Airlines Say They Will Defy Texas Gov.’s Order Banning Covid Vaccine Mandates

Topline Texas-based companies Southwest Airlines and American Airlines both said Tuesday they will keep in place Covid-19 vaccine requirements for their employees, defying an order from the Gov. Greg Abbott (R) banning all vaccine mandates—including for private businesses.  Gary Kelly, the chief executive officer of Southwest Airlines, labeled Covid-19 vaccine mandates … [+] “controversial,” but…

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Southwest Airlines CEO Insists Flight Cancellations Not Linked To Covid Vaccine Protest

Topline Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly on Tuesday vehemently denied widespread rumors that the mass cancellations of flights at his airline in recent days were caused by an internal protest over its Covid-19 vaccine mandate, saying while controversial, he has found “no evidence” of correlation between the mandate and the disruptions. Gary Kelly, chief executive…

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Southwest Airlines CEO Speaks Out on Cancellation Chaos and Vaccine Mandate: ‘We’re Not Going to Fire Any Employees Over This’

Update 10/12: Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly has issued an apology to thousands of customers via Good Morning America. ROBYN BECK | Getty Images In his interview with George Stephanopoulos, Kelly admitted that though there were no ATC issues that occured over the weekend, the outfall and setbacks caused by the initial issues at Florida-based airports ended…

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Southwest flight delays drag on into a fourth day

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Southwest Airlines cancels 1,800 flights, blaming weather and staffing

Passengers deplane from a Southwest Airlines flight from Las Vegas at Hollywood Burbank Airport in Burbank, California, Oct. 10, 2021. Southwest Airlines canceled more than 1,000 flights Sunday, as part of a major weekend service disruption that the carrier attributed to bad weather, air traffic control and its own shortage of available staff.Robyn Beck |…

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Gosh, it looks like Southwest Airlines may have tried to cover up the MASSIVE anti-mandate sickout that impacted 1000+ flights

We can’t help but notice the media didn’t cover the sickout with the airlines. Hrm.Hardly a peep and then when it was finally discussed it was about a staffing shortage.No mention of the sickout.And then Southwest Airlines, who allegedly was impacted the most, tweeted that it was ATC issues and disruptive weather.Huh.Southwest Airlines covering up…