WWelifer, It is apparent we aren't he ones missing the point.
>>>I guess the message that most of you are missing. Meaning the ones being negative towards Southwest Airlines. Is that, Bottomline. As of August 11, 2009. Frontier will be no more. Either purchased by Republic or by Southwest.<<
That is correct. Frontier will become either a subsidiary of Southwest or Republic.
>>>Yes they may run by the Frontier name independently for a couple of years. However, when those couple of years end. Either Republic will be selling off those assets, as it is not in the business to be a Soley runned Frontier airlines. But to feed other airlines Routes. which means that will be dictated by other airlines anyways. <<<
They've already express the opinion they may look at offering an IPO when Frontier is able to stand on its own feet after reorganization. It is also highly probably that hey will combine the operations of Midwest into Frontier before spinning it off. However, Frontier would remain an separate operating entity and not have a portion of its operations absorbed into another.
>>>Or Southwest will take over and place all those assests in a place that will not only enhance the Travel options out of Denver. But throughtout the whole country.. A stronger Southwest Airlines presence, whether if someone will fly Southwest or another carrier. Means better competition and the continuance of Lower fares. Again, allowing those who have never flown or those that always do. Will have that option to Go And See the world.<<<
This is just a flat out lie and shows your ignorance when it comes to the facts. Southwest will take over the assets, but they have already said they will ground the fleet, force employees to reapply for positions with Southwest when those positions are taken over, and will likely discard Lynx. Exactly what assets are they keeping? They are eliminating a competitor and making it easier to place the massive amounts of 737s they have on order, instead of parking them in the desert or selling them like they've had to do the last few years. How will it enhance travel options? Consolidation will LIKELY reduce flight options and destinations for all consumers. It will also LIKELY reduce choices for consumers to pick. I mean for real people, go through market by market and compare prices...F9 blows WN away in most cases. Now go through and look at the loads and market share of WN vs F9, it is quite obvious.
And for god sakes, get off the "for people who don't fly to go and see the world." Baltimore and Spokane are not the world. International routes are likely going to get dropped and in 3-4 years you won't even recognize the F9 route structure. Guys for goodness sake. Go and look any any merger/acquisition Southwest has done or for that matter, any normal airline buy out. The routes and "assets" that get acquired are normally gone with in 5 years. This isn't going to be any different, and don't say Southwest does things differently. They've done it themselves and if you aren't going to acknowledge that then you are being blind or just stubborn at opening your mind to the facts and will continue to show just how uneducated with the situation you are.
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