747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2806 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (15 years 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 990 times:
The aicraft's landing gear would have to be totally replaced, the engines either replaced or repaired, the fuselage would need heavy repairs, esp. to it's underside, and the wings would have to be (I'm not sure what the technical name is) re-attached, though they're already attached they'd have to make sure they weren't about to fall off. I think, esp. with the new 737s coming in, that it would be much easier for Southwest to get rid of it.