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January 24, 2023

Southwest to Pay $45-Million in Pilot Bonuses after Operational Breakdown

Penance in Dollars

Dallas, Texas-based Southwest Airlines—the world’s largest low-cost air-carrier and one of the United States’ major airlines—continues to live down the consequences of operational shortfalls that egregiously and irreparably disrupted the holiday travel plans of thousands of its passengers. A Southwest Airlines spokesperson disclosed that pilots are among "several operational workgroups" offered bonus pay for their efforts during the "unprecedented disruptions over the holidays."

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United Opens Expanded Inflight Training Center

$32M Expansion Adds Ditching Trainer for Water Landings, Amphitheater as Part of Growth Plan

United Airlines opened its expanded Inflight Training Center, a 56,000 square foot facility with a bevy of new classrooms, additional cabin and door trainers to bolster its output of qualified flight attendants. The 32 million-dollar Houston, Texas facility is now host to all the necessary class space for the company's expansion plans. If United's plans bear out, it will soon be used to train 4,000 new flight attendants among 15,000 new employees in general.

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