What Happens to Old Plane Seats? Southwest's Answer

Flying questions may plague travelers. Aircraft stay aloft how? How do flight attendants become hired? Is drinking airplane tap water dangerous?

Southwest Airlines answers a subject you may not have considered: Where do jet seats go when remodeled?

Southwest tweeted, “Did you know that every Southwest airplane receives a full aircraft overhaul every four years? 

In another tweet, it said it has contributed over “1.4 million pounds of leather aircraft seat coverings to various organizations that provide

employment, skills training and other social benefits for communities” since 2014. These include Tropical Agricultural

Southwest partners with Unshattered, which makes travel bags and accessories from carrier leather. 

The nonprofit employs recovering women to create "pathways toward economic independence and sustained sobriety."

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