Southwest grounds 128 planes due to missed inspections

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  1. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    The planes will be permitted to continue flying while the inspections are carried out. After ~80-100 cancellations last night (before the FAA waiver was granted) the company expects minimal disruptions going forward.

    Apparently the inspection check-list was missing a line item for this particular check.

    Originally reported by the WSJ.

    Also,
    http://aviationblog.dallasnews.com/...s-forced-to-ground-a-bunch-of-airplanes.html/
    http://blog.wandr.me/2015/02/southwest-grounds-128-planes-for-missed-inspections/
     
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    IIRC they're still required to complete the inspections by Sunday.
     
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    Yup...they were given a 5 day window by the FAA to get the inspections done. If there are planes still not inspected after 5 days then those planes would be out of service.
     
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    They don't have first class, so why would a frequent flyer choose to use them on a regular basis? That's my overall view of it. Probably why nobody posted on here that their planes are out of commission.
     
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    I mostly fly in coach and I'm a pretty frequent flyer. Domestic first class is essentially useless to me. I fly WN when it offers a competitive price and schedule for my needs. That isn't as common based in NYC as it is for people in Texas or California but I did fin myself flying it enough last year to quickly earn 20k points in the program.

    As for why there was no discussion here, it is because the community here is too small and most things don't make it out into a thread here.
     
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