Given that UA
has parked 777-200A equipment that would be incompatible with the rest of CO
's fleet, odds are that if CO
needed more aircraft they'd simply sign a deal with Boeing to purchase additional airframes.
I wouldn't see CO
using any of UA
's 777 fleet even if they were an absolutely screaming deal - while you could argue that one 777 to CO
is one less for UA
to use, those parked 777s are actively costing UA
money, and obviously they have no need for them right now anyway.
's better off with new equipment, both for fleet commonality as well as from a competitive standpoint vs. UA
"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem - government IS the problem." - Ronald Reagan
Comments made here are my own and are not intended to represent the official position of Alaska Air Group