Jacket, Flying, Southwest Airlines

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This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

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Southwest Airlines, 2000

Symbolic of Southwest Airlines’ casual efficiency, airline employees dress in comfortable clothes, a strategy meant to reduce fatigue, improve morale, and promote higher productivity. Southwest was the first airline to issue military-style leather flight jackets to its pilots.

Gift of Southwest Airlines