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Southwest ad for flight crew draws a flood of applicants

October saw smallest fall in staff in 13 months - a sign employment in US airlines is stabilising

New York SOUTHWEST Airlines Co, which last hired flight attendants from outside the company in 2011, received applications at a rate of 80 a minute, amassing 10,000 resumes for 750 openings. "It was the first time we did that in a while, and of course anytime we do it, it's like opening up the