Wow, it's great to see you answer each question personally. And I will begin by saying, I luv southwest both as a customer and as an investor.
I am dissappointed with Southwest not deciding to buy ATA and their operations to Hawaii. Everyone on the blog mentions the potential problems southwest would have to integrate the ATA's fleet of 737-800s, but no one has mentioned buying and operating ATA's fleet of 757's.
The 757's will be able to carry more passengers in heavily traveled markets, perhaps combining 2 or 3 rush hour flights into one flight on the 757s. You can certify these plans for ETOPS and have them fly to Hawaii with slightly less frequency than the 737's. Although, you will have problems integrating the 757s into the southwest fleet of 737-700s, it would be much better to integrate a larger and more fuel efficient 757 than another 737, which southwest is full of.
I think everyone would just luv to see WN fly to Hawaii.
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