Dallas-based Southwest Airlines and the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association (SWAPA), the union representing the carrier’s 8,400 pilots, have reached an “agreement in principle” on a new contract, according to SWAPA. The announcement comes nearly a year after Southwest management and SWAPA reached a tentative agreement on a new labor contract that was subsequently voted down by rank-and-file Southwest flight deck crew. The agreement in principle calls for a contract that ...

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