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Southwest is in the news a lot recently, from launching the first passenger 737 MAX flights in the US to announcing upcoming service to Hawaii. It’s back in the news on Thursday for another positive story: its first all-female crewed 737 MAX 8 flight.

On October 8, Southwest flight 4664 from Saint Louis (STL) to San Francisco (SFO) was piloted and crewed by six women. While this is likely not the first all-female crewed Southwest flight, the airline can be sure that it’s the first time on its 737 MAX 8, which had entered service just eight days prior.

The airline took to Twitter Wednesday to show off its all-female flight:

Among the overwhelming positive feedback the airline received, our favorite is Twitter user Adrian’s. He how inspirational it is for his daughters to see women in charge:

In a statement to The Points Guy, Southwest said this:

Diversity and inclusion has always been important to the Heart of Southwest. We champion an inclusive culture that values the unique perspectives of all, so we are thrilled that the captain of this Southwest 737 MAX 8 flight recognized the significance of the moment and captured it to share with the world!

We applaud Southwest for marking this occasion. But we also look forward to when an all-female crew is so commonplace that it’s no longer newsworthy. If you want to help make this a reality, look into your local Women in Aviation chapter and/or get involved in next year’s Girls in Aviation Day.

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