I certainly would understand if WN
felt the need to compete to Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean.
Their fleet already is optimized for this kind of flying, and as they add additional 73Gs they can afford more new cities in those regions.
People far smarter than me are on both sides of the Hawaii debate. Their fleet is fine for that route, certainly its no farther than LAS
or much longer than LAX
. I don't understand all the other market forces at work there but my guess is they could do a good job. I remain undecided while the smarter people decide.
NOT see 757s or similar aircraft in their fleet. They have a good recipe, they need to stick to it. If they feel they can expand beyond their current core demographic with a large RJ
, then so be it, again I'm not smart enough to debate that.