JayDavis From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2000 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2726 times:
Southwest won a court case against Braniff and Texas International. Those two airlines did everything they could possibly think of to put Southwest out of business. Southwest won the court case and Braniff either gave them the 727-200's to pay them off or maybe it was a lease deal, but it was due to Southwest winning a court case against Braniff and Texas International. I don't know what TI did to pay Southwest for losing their part of the case...........Texas International eventually was ran by Frank Lorenzo.....the rest is history..........
Notice the tail number on the first plane, it ends in BN, which is Braniff's two-letter code. I have no idea why they leased the 727 from People's Express though. I'd never seen that photo before. Neat !