If I was to start an airline, say running between ANC and SEA 1250 miles. I think I would initally go with the MD-80.
THe reasons are lower initial cost due to it being out of production. Large supply due to large fleet and large number or available airframes to scrap. That large number of airframes means that there should be a large fleet to choose from with also will hold down the price of the aircraft. It is fairly fuel efficent, and it is a reliable design.
OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.