MCOtoATL
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Will Southwest Ever Be Bought?

Sun May 28, 2000 5:41 am

I am sure that there is an easy explanation to this. With all of the rumors and talks about possible mergers, no one mentions Southwest at all. Why is that? Personally, I would like to see SW stand alone, for it nicely fills a niche. But every other airline come sup when talking about possible mergers, take-overs, etc...
 
Matt D
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RE: Will Southwest Ever Be Bought?

Sun May 28, 2000 5:44 am

I don't think that has even a grain of possibility. Southwest is way too popular and successful. They have such a powerful image that the public outcry alone will almost guarantee that anyone that thought about buying them out would reconsider.
 
avion
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RE: Will Southwest Ever Be Bought?

Sun May 28, 2000 5:49 am

No airline can buy Southwest because the company is worth to much. It would have one of the highest aquisation costs.

Avion
 
777X
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RE: Will Southwest Ever Be Bought?

Sun May 28, 2000 11:17 am

Actually, I think that you guys overlooked the most important reason Southwest won't be bought ---

It's structured so differently from a traditional airline that any takeover/merger would destroy it's very reason for being - it would never work, and the majors know that.

 
RL757PVD
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RE: Will Southwest Ever Be Bought?

Sun May 28, 2000 1:06 pm

If anything SW would be the Buyer!! thoguh there arent too many all 737 fleet airlines and if they ever bought one different it would have to have a basic fleet.
Experience is what you get when what you thought would work out didn't!
 
c72
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RE: Will Southwest Ever Be Bought?

Sun May 28, 2000 1:25 pm

How about SWA buying Alaska and dumping the Alaska MD-80's and keeping the 737's?

Steve
 
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RE: Will Southwest Ever Be Bought?

Sun May 28, 2000 1:31 pm

Eastwind would have been more logical.
 
Amir
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RE: Will Southwest Ever Be Bought?

Sun May 28, 2000 5:25 pm

Hi,

777X got it to the point, the issue with SW is rather it's unique structure especially the fact that it doesn't operate a hub! out of all US majors (and world majors) there is no one other than SW flying point to point.

Long live SW anf Herp Kelleher!
Rgds
Amir