Blow torch several hundred million dollars worth of relatively young, premium air transports? All because the economy sucks right now?
Nay, nay dear sir, expandeth thy vision...
When backs are against the firing squad wall, either you die...or you invent a way out. And if you're really good, you do it in a way that leaves you on the firing squad's Christmas card list.
This sounds like a plan.....and perhaps...a shape of things to come in airline collaboration.