"Not really. You also have to take out costs (fuel, landing fees, airport fees, employee compensation, food, etc.) as well. In other words, everything in the "liability" category."
I said revenue, not profit. Revenue is the *entire* amount of income before *any* deductions are made.
Anyway, from my experience the majority of people who do not like Southwest have never flown on the airline. There is the misconception that its all "flip-flops and backpacks" on the flights with cramped little seats. I don't know if it just because people ignorantly assume that just because they have lowfares, or that its premier execs. that need to be pampered and given 45 in. 1st class seats to be happy. I am quite surprised that they do not advertise their seat pitch more. Aside from MRTC they have more leg room than all other airlines. (It would be quite interesting is MRTC was eliminated and Southwest could say they have the industry leading seat pitch though) Their fleet is getting younger every month (now more than 1 in 3 of their planes are 73Gs, and 732s are only 7% of the fleet) and they are slowly installing new interiors on all their planes. If you just have to have assigned seats and 1st class then fly someone else, but don't just say things like "I hate them" and not back it up or exagerated things like "I have to make 28 stops to get from A to B" without actually looking at their schedule.