Southwest: It's Cheap for a Reason!
CBS 5 reported yesterday that Southwest Airlines had grounded 41 planes because the company had missed "required inspections for structural cracks." The Federal Aviation Administration was aware that Southwest was flying the planes without performing the nessesary inspections but failed to act, with the FAA saying that at least one inspector "looked the other way. "Four percent of Southwest flights were canceled as a result of the error, but officials said it would be business as usual by today. I'm not an engineer but for some reason I would feel better if Southwest took, say, two days to make sure 41 planes were sans "structural cracks." -Andy Wright