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Southwest Pilots Launch TSA Demonstration Project to Test Biometric Screening
Date:9/17/2008

erations. "We think that it offers a much higher degree of security for our Pilots and will allow TSA a greater ability to focus on other areas of the screening process. We have worked together with SWAPA and TSA to create this test and believe that coordinated efforts such as this allow us all to create a viable, realistic, and state-of-the-art system."

SWAPA, Southwest and CAPA worked closely with members of Congress on both sides of the aisle to ensure that biometric screening was a part of the 9/11 bill. Southwest Airlines and SWAPA have worked closely together for months to secure TSA approval for this project and assure that the demo is a success.

Located in Dallas, Texas the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) is a non-profit employee organization representing the more than 5,800 pilots of Southwest Airlines. SWAPA works to provide a secure and rewarding career for Southwest pilots and their families through negotiating contracts, defending contractual rights and actively promoting professionalism and safety. For more information on the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association, visit http://www.swapa.org.

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV), the nation's largest carrier in terms of domestic passengers enplaned, currently serves 64 cities in 32 states. Southwest currently operates more than 3,400 flights a day and has more than 34,000 employees systemwide.


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