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Southwest Airlines Celebrates First Mother/Daughter Pilot Duo

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On July 23, 2022, Holly and Keely Petitt piloted their first Southwest Airlines flight together, making it the first mother and daughter duo for the carrier. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Cleffer
Cleffer 15
Very cool!
swinkey58
Daniel Hagan 12
Great feel good story to begin my day!
Congratulations Holly and Keely.
coastalrap
Rich Pasco 6
It’s a great story regardless of the negative posts of the he-man woman haters club.
jmcmicken
thank you southwest for allowing this to work "inside the box". It had to be a special event for the ladies and pax!! positive rate, gear up..
m4design
Andre Page 5
Hah! My Mom was right... After a flight she said: "There are children running the plane" ;-)
1simpson
Mom: Flaps 10. Daughter: I don’t want to mother. Mom: Now is not the time, dear. In all seriousness, wonderful story.
gilgraham
gil graham 6
exactly: "gear up" - quit telling me what to do! "you over rotated" - shut up! "He said 10,000"-I've got ears don't I! "well, you missed a turn back there" - I brought you into this world...
gilgraham
gil graham 8
That'd never worked in my family. A fight would've broken out before cruising altitude.
w2bsa
w2bsa 8
Outstanding!!
padavin
Paolo Vinci 8
Great story!!
jkeifer3
Joe Keifer 7
Outstanding!
watkinssusan
what a wonderful story!congratulations to them both! its quite a feat and a n historical moment!
roosa1660
Fred Rosa 5
Great news! My wife and mother-in-law were both United Methodist pastors. Breaking ground is great, but why has it taken so long?

And neckties??? Come on, SWA. It's time for a real female uniform.
AWAAlum
AWAAlum 0
It's 2022 Fred.
vea542011
Awesome! Congrats!
Catella9
Ella Fast 4
What a great inspiration!
anthony96
Inspiring
LeanderWilliams
Congrats to mom and daughter. I wonder if that was a one-time crew allowance. I have heard that airlines don't want immediate family members flying together in case of that worst-case scenario. Sort of like the Military would not let me serve in Vietnam because my brother was already there.
garsontheelbe
Fantastic!
ronspencer47
Great outcome congratulations
Rjk47
SWA - That’s my airline ✈️
gszymanek11
Wonderful - and inspiring
frankaddison
Fantastic
williamscottrobertson
William Robertson 1
They may be the first to FLY TOGETHER but they were not the first mother-daughter duo pilots for Southwest. The first was Cathy Jones (hired 1982) and Claudia Simpson-Jones! I also recall watching the two on a Good Morning America spotlight in the '90s - one that included Captain Claudia's new husband at the time, First Officer Fred Sorenson - as they were 'all in the family' pilots at SWA! Claudia retired in 2000.

They are pictured together here on a CO jet prior to being hired at SWA (Claudia flew for Continental and Cathy for Hughes Airwest I believe) - https://isa21.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Claudia-and-Cathy-Jones-1980.jpg
lynx318
lynx318 1
Imagining chat midflight:
Mom, "Do you have to flirt with that scruffy baggage handler?"
Daughter, "He makes me laugh"
Mom, "How he treats PAX luggage is enough to make anyone laugh."
thomafrancl
Terrific! Hope they didn't have any mother-daughter arguments.
ranchdog
Awesome!!!

HOU CA retired
derryckpc
Awesome
steerts
This is something very special and they are both damn fine looking as well.
ed7778
So now it's not the cockpit but the box office.

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