June 21, 2018

Southwest celebrates first ‘unmanned’ Max 8 flight (HuffPost)

Southwest celebrates first ‘unmanned’ Max 8 flight (HuffPost)

Southwest Airlines on Wednesday celebrated its first “unmanned” flight on the company’s new fleet of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft.

The “unmanned” flight was actually staffed with an all-female crew, including two pilots.

The flight staff took a photo of themselves after realising that the day’s shift was made up of all women, a Southwest spokeswoman told HuffPost in an email. The 737 was headed to San Francisco from St. Louis.

Southwest was unable to immediately identify the women in the photo but confirmed that they were all staff members. Read more

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