Memo from Herb:
Effective immediately, we will suspend service for about 6 weeks so that we can repaint our fleet and install the leather seating. People currently holding reservations will be asked to make other arrangements. We are sorry for any inconveniece this might cause, but we have been taking considerable heat from posters on airliners.net concerning our original plans to conduct this changeover over a 10 year timeframe. In retrospect, we realized that liveries are more important than making money, so we will take whatever steps are necessary to alleviate any problems in regards to our livery change.
***end of memo***
There's a reason WN has made money for 27 consecutive years - spreading a major program (livery change) over 10 years is one way of doing it. As hard as it is to believe, 99.9% of passengers really don't give a rats a** about the color of the plane they are flying. Call them bush league if you want...they make money, and there are several airlines out there (AA,UAL,DAL,NWA,etc.) who would give their left gonad to become "bush league" in that sense.