Southwest Airlines last week moved closer to having the ability to switch some future 737-700 deliveries to -800s by reaching a tentative agreement with the Transport Workers Union representing more than 9,700 SWA flight attendants to allow it to add -800s to its fleet (ATW Daily News, Sept. 2). The -800s would require four flight attendants; the -700s are staffed with three. "An important step in our due diligence [on the -800] was to discuss contract reopener provisions ...

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