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Monday Midday Must-Reads

-A Southwest Airlines plane landed safely on Saturday after one of its engines malfunctioned. The flight was diverted to Pensacola and there were no injuries reported among the 99 passengers and five crew members. “There was the loud explosion but after that it was very controlled. Scary, but in control,” a passenger on the flight told the Wall Street Journal.

-The DOT fined four U.S. airlines for not properly explaining compensation for lost bags or involuntarily bumped passengers. USA Today reports that the agency fined American Airlines $45,000, Alaska Airlines and Southwest Airlines $40,000 each and United Airlines $35,000.

-Free meals, free drinks and free in-flight entertainment are making their way back into economy class. “Carriers are exploring inexpensive ways to make flying economy class a smidge less arduous,” Bloomberg News says in this article.

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