Good morning, everyone. Here are some of the weekend's most interesting airline and aviation stories:
Lighting struck a woman as she got off an US Airways Express flight in Columbia, S.C. She was in stable condition after it happened. The State.
Why aren't there more female airline pilots, the Detroit Free Press asks.
Allegiant Air is having some operational reliability problems. Tampa Bay Times.
The TSA no longer believes social media is a fad, I guess. "The Transportation Security Administration, following the lead of several major airlines, is considering a plan to respond directly to questions and comments from travelers, via Twitter," the L.A. Times reports.
Blogger Gary Leff tried out the new American Airlines Boeing 777-200 business class. Read his full report on View From the Wing.
Tom Hanks is in "talks" to play Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger in a movie about US Airways Flight 1549. The film will be directed by Clint Eastwood. People Magazine.
Which of the world's airlines have the most stylish flight attendant uniforms? The Daily Mail answers this pressing question.
And finally. The guy who created Southwest's 10-minute turn recently died. See below.
And check out this 1982 Southwest commercial!