isitsafenow. Very sorry, only quoted because you had an issue with the range of the 717, I was not having a go at you. The restricted range of the 717 does not seem to be a problem with any real world airline that operates them.
You also asked a lot of other questions not related to the original quote.
The original post said "if you were in charge of an Airline" So I am assuming that I have some fictitious airline, there were no details in the original post as to what My, yours or anyone elses airlines was like, so it's guess work.
We are supposed to be merging with another carrier that has 25 717s in their fleet. Again I have to assume that these 717's were actually being used and therefore the "range" would not be an issue. An Airline like Hawaiian uses 717's on inter Island services (domestic) but couldn't fly them to LAX
for example (Domestic) Because they wouldn't make the distance and they would end up?
Since my airline is fictitious and the merging carrier that own 25 fictitcious 717's is also fictitcious, I would sell them to some other fictitious airline that wants them. That other airline could be on the other side of the planet so duplication wouldn't be an issue. This is not real life.