Southwest Airlines Allowed to Fly Planes with 'Unapproved Parts'

The Federal Aviation Administration is allowing Southwest Airlines to fly with unapproved parts used to repair some of its jets, according to several published reports.

FAA officials say that the parts, used by a maintenance company hired by Southwest, are not considered an "immediate safety threat," the Huffington Post reported. They will be replaced, the story said, but in the meantime, the jets will keep flying for at least the next 10 days, while the company decides how to make the fixes.