LAX772LR wrote:tphuang wrote:MAX has really killed them.
Which is why A.net can laugh all it wants, but I'd be shocked if WN wasn't undergoing some serious reevaluation (with more variables than a typical review) as to whether the single-fleet strategy has outlived its preferable utility.
Examples of non-legacy U.S. airlines that have operated more than one fleet type:
- HP had operated A319, A320, 737-300, and 757-200 planes prior to the HP-US merger
- F9 had operated 737-200 and 737-300 planes prior to transitioning to an all-Airbus fleet
- FL had operated 717's in addition to 737-700's prior to the WN-FL merger
- B6 still operates some E190's in addition to A320 and A321 aircraft
- G4 previously operated MD-80 and 757 aircraft, but now has an all-Airbus fleet
- TZ operated 737-800, 757-200, and 757-300 aircraft prior to going out of business in 2008
WN can probably make a mixed fleet work if other LCC's in the US had been able to make a mixed-fleet strategy work in the past as WN is much bigger than the other US LCC's that have had a mixed-fleet strategy in the past.