[ I’ve changed the topic title, so instead of asking “what if Southwest operated more than just the 737”, I’ve changed it to “what if Southwest’s main aircraft was not the 737?” Which aircraft do you think Southwest would use if not the 737? Would they have different routes/hubs if they operated a different flagship aircraft? Would it help/hurt their revenue compared to their current situation? Would nothing really change at all? ]
[ You can also talk about other budget airlines with similar fleet strategies if you’d like. ]
I’ve never flown on Southwest Airlines before, so I know close to nothing about it.
But one thing I do know is they only operate variants of the 737.
So do you think this is a good decision on Southwest’s part? Again, I don’t really know anything about Southwest, so I don’t know what kinds of routes they fly or which variants of the 737 that they use to fly them.
But for those who do know, how do you feel about Southwest only operating 737s? Do you think they could be more economical if they added other aircraft to their fleet (for example, the A320 family), or do you think their current fleet/route strategy works very well? Or is there a gray area in between? I know that there are some aircraft that closely compete with the 737, so what are your thoughts on those aircraft? What do you think would happen if they began operating other models?