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RE: How Does Southwest Pull A Profit?

Fri May 23, 2003 11:59 pm

You guys are missing the biggest point.

They only fly one type of plane, so that cuts down on:

Training for maintenance, pilots, flight attendants and other jobs.

Plus, this is one of the best managed airlines.
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RE: How Does Southwest Pull A Profit/ua 777 Contra

Sat May 24, 2003 1:23 am


You have to learn to ignore ua777contrail. He's so anti-Southwest that it's actually kind of endearing. I pity him for his obvious case of peanuts envy.

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RE: How Does Southwest Pull A Profit?

Sat May 24, 2003 3:57 am

Whew! Just got back from my impromptu survey down at the UAL terminal at MCI. I asked random passengers why they picked this airline over the others. Lots of folks mentioned price. Several mentioned convenience of schedule, and even a few admitted to a loyalty to the FF program. But I'll be danged if I found one who said "Because they fly a wide variety of aircraft".
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RE: How Does Southwest Pull A Profit?

Sun May 25, 2003 4:44 am

I don't bash Sky West, I was arguing the points of SOUTHWEST by the way it is WN not SW. Young? I am only 9 and I got all of you bent out of shape? sad.

you get goosebumps when you see a 737 hurdle by you? Wow, is that all it takes? You have such a passion and a love for your carrier, so do those who have heard for months when UAL will fold, hasn't happened yet. Keep the luv bro'

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RE: How Does Southwest Pull A Profit?

Sun May 25, 2003 1:49 pm

Did anybody understand what UAL just said there? Some people never get the hint that they are truely disliked by the group! Oh well... :'(

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RE: How Does Southwest Pull A Profit?

Sun May 25, 2003 1:53 pm

Hey UAL- It's UA, not UAL. Watch out though, pretty soon it's gonna be UAGone!  Sad


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