It is VERY sad. Noting the info on the Flightaware site, it says it was a 421, not a Baron. See the "miles planned" vs "miles flown" really puts it in perspective. 27,000 ft is mighty high for a 421 w/ only a 5.0 psi differential.
In any event, it is a sad day for all of us in GA.
What about the poor sap who is on the receiving end of this diatribe over the scheduling period. Bet this guy is on the "Please Lord, never put me on an overnight with..... again" list.
I once had a boss like this, married guy in his late 40's who would hit on every waitress he met (I mean, room number, key, everything). Grossed me out and I just wanted to get sick days every time he said he was coming up to travel with me.
I'm kinda surprised that SW would put up with this as well. My guess is that they couldn't make a case within the union rules to fire his sorry butt.