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80,000 Airline Seat Covers Reach Their Final Handbag Destination

When Southwest Airlines made the decision to retire over 80,000 seat covers–for one made of a new more lightweight material to conserve fuel–it soon wondered what to do with them. But instead of treating them as waste, or an easy one-off donation to a recycling center, it looked for a more meaningful way to send off the seat covers that had served so many passengers traveling for business, vacations and adventures befit for, well, a plane seat cover.