number of applications to work for Southwest triples the day after Airline airs.

number of applications to work for Southwest triples the day after Airline airs.
The day after A&E’s Airline airs, Southwest Airlines gets more than three times the regular number of applications for employment. According to Reuters, the airline “typically receives about 180 job applications a day, but that number regularly nears 600 on Tuesdays after the show airs Monday nights.” Chicago employee Val Brown says that’s curious: “I guess for some people, the idea of working in chaos and conflict appeals to them.” Season two, featuring 26 episodes filmed at three airports, will debut July 5.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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