"Our hope continues to be that we will resolve the matter amicably with the FAA, however long that takes," Southwest spokesman Beth Harbin said in a story Tuesday on The Dallas Morning News' Web site. "We would hope that the FAA will continue to discuss the matter with us in good faith as we have been doing all along."
FAA spokeswoman Laura Brown told The Associated Press that the FAA is continuing talks with Southwest. She declined further comment.
The FAA set the deadline in an Aug. 12 letter, warning that it would refer Southwest's case to the U.S. attorney's office if the fine is not paid.
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