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What If WN Was Starting Up Today?  
User currently offlineKav92373 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 2 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2133 times:

Here is a hypothetical for you. It Southwest Airliners was being started today, what type of a/c do you think they would purchase? Would they stick with the 737NGs, or do you think that they would go with the 717's or A320 family? Any thoughts?

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User currently offlineAmpropilot2b From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (15 years 2 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2109 times:

Well, if they were thinking like they were back then....I think they would probably have gone with the 717. Why? The 717 was designed precisely for what they were flying.....short inter-texas routes. The operating costs of the 717 can't be beat for that market. I don't think they would have gone for an airbus product, simply because the Airbus products are more plane than they would need (performance/range/other stuff). However, if they were thinking long term....the 737 is probably still a better choice because of the better range and capacity.

Interesting Question though....I would be curious to see what others think.

User currently offlineSkippy208 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 2 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2108 times:

If they started today probably Carl Icahn would own them since he wants to start a new airline.


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