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TLC Announces Southwest Airline Show & 'Extreme Couponing All-Stars'

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 16th 2011 4:15PM
Southwest TLC ShowWhile 'Pan Am' is giving audiences a dramatization of life at a prominent airline of the past, TLC is about to tackle the present with a reality series about Southwest Airlines.

In the new series, which doesn't have a premiere date or title, viewers will get a behind the scenes look at one of the biggest airlines in America. The show will also feature personal customer stories.

"Air travel has become incredibly accessible, and as a result, millions of travelers navigate the challenges of the airport, especially during the upcoming holiday season," Amy Winter, GM of TLC. "Southwest is a beloved brand, and their customers and employees will reveal the passion, commitment, and fantastic payoff of 'getting there' that helps keep us all flying."

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Is Kevin Smith Too Fat to Fly? (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 15th 2010 11:10PM
Kevin Smith - Too Fat to Fly?Is Kevin Smith too fat for a Southwest Airlines flight? They said yes, and booted the filmmaker off a plane. He says no. 'The Insider' (weekdays, 7PM ET on CBS) aired the story.

"I am NOT fat enough to eject off of a Southwest Airline flight," Smith podcasted. "I could fit into a Southwest Airline seat ... this is the important part of the story ... If I have to, I can fly one seat in Southwest ... I just opt not to because it's way more comfortable. And I've got enough money to do it."

What say you, readers? Should Southwest have kicked him off the plane?

Watch the video after the jump.

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Paula Abdul: 'You're no Sanjaya!'

by Liz Finn-Arnold, posted Apr 19th 2007 2:34PM
Paula AbdulOn American Idol, Paula is the "sweet one." However, she wasn't so "sweet" on a recent Southwest Airlines flight from San Jose to Burbank, California. "She pulled a major diva trip," according to someone on the plane.

Paula annoyed her fellow passengers by demanding first-class treatment on a sold-out flight that didn't even have a first-class section. She tried to get special boarding treatment (reserved for those flying with young children, people with disabilities, and the elderly), declaring, "I'm famous! I need to go on first!"

Laughter erupted from fellow passengers after one of them shouted at her: "You're no Sanjaya! You have to board like everyone else."

After she finally boarded the plane, Paula reportedly kept her head down, and appeared to be "twitchy."

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