It sure is a nice looking little plane, I saw a bit on it when Discovery Wings had an episode covering the recent Paris Air Show. Looked like it handles real nice, and it had an attractive look, as the pics here demonstrate.
If the rumors about Southwest (WN) showing interest are true, then it must be a _very_ impressive plane, for them to consider a mixed fleet after 30 years of straight Boeing, and only 737s at that, except for those brief experiments with 727s in the 1980s.
Wonder how she would look in Canyon Blue?
As for U.S. Airways, I hope it does pull them out of the hole they are in. I have a customer/friend who works for them @ PBI
, and though I razz him about working for them, I would hate to see them fail.
Southwest Airlines "A Symbol of Freedom"