Southwest's "large-passenger" policy lands airline in hot water

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This AP article outlines the latest news: "A cosmetics company CEO has sued Southwest Airlines, alleging that she was unfairly subjected to its policy of requiring large passengers to buy two seats because she is black." According to the lawsuit, ""a disproportionate number of women and persons of color are subjects of Southwest's policy requiring a passenger to purchase a second ticket."

The airline, of course, disagrees. One can only hope that this is not the case.

The CEO was, of course, on her way to a conference—here’s hoping your attendees don’t have similar stories to tell.

More airline news: "Originally the job of airline carriers, now the government will check the names of airline passengers against terrorism watch lists."

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