Troubled Southwest Airlines Reducing Minimum Requirements for Pilots

Southwest Airlines is reportedly reducing the number of hours prospective pilots must have spent flying jets and other turbine-powered aircraft. While the airline had required applicants to have spent at least 1,000 hours flying such aircraft, The Wall Street Journal said Saturday that it will now consider candidates with less of that type of experience. The outlet said the change is set to go into effect Feb. 7, citing a message sent to pilots this week. 

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