Southwest Airlines passengers in St. Louis were delayed this morning (and reportedly given $100 vouchers) when one of their pilots was arrested.
There’s reporting that the flight in question was Southwest Airlines WN1106 to Las Vegas.
But there’s also reports that it’s Southwest WN1717 from St. Louis to Los Angeles.
I tend to believe it was the Las Vegas flight because – despite the shorter delay – the first officer attempted to clear the terminal 2 checkpoint around 5 a.m. when he was discovered to have a loaded 9mm pistol in his possession.
All of this would be excusable of course if he were an air marshal instead of a pilot.