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Just so no one has expectations, I don’t know what happened with Southwest Airlines and its disaster over the holidays. But it was a huge disaster concerning the most basic part of their business. It would be as though a restaurant forgot to buy food. It would be like a shoe manufacturer forgetting to provide for laces. It would be like an airline not having airplanes to fly. Oh, wait.
Now, so far as I can tell, there are no public explanations. Except that some pilot, a backbencher probably wanting to score points for the pilots’ union, complained publicly and loudly that Southwest has lost its way by letting accountants run the airline. Does anyone really believe this to be the cause? Anyone besides the lazy and uneducated masses that form the body of j-urinalysts, that is? Having a sudden collapse that prevents flights from being scheduled doesn’t sound like a result of penny-pinching.
It sounds to me a lot more like a computer failure. Did their databases get hacked? Did a server farm catch fire? Honestly, computer scheduling software that has been running for decades doesn’t suddenly stop working all at once on a massive scale at the most important travel time of the year. I’m much more inclined to think this is vandalism, or worse, a criminal attack.
Why is no one asking these questions? Or am I missing the discussion somewhere? To me, this should be front-page news, but instead we have finger-pointing at Buttigieg as though some politician was supposed to run things.
Does anyone here have any insight?Published in