U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > San Antonio
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Old 06-22-2008, 07:56 AM
Bo Bo won $500 in our forum's Most Engaging Poster Contest - Tenth Edition (Apr-May 2014). 

Over $99,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum and additional contests are planned
Location: San Antonio
15,799 posts, read 29,743,306 times
Reputation: 11584


Originally Posted by firstclassflyer View Post
With all of this contraction, I should think they they'll try to make headway into some of these cities that they don't serve. If they did that, and they added Int'l destinations (that would mean purchasing wide bodies and having them ETOPS certified) maybe...just maybe you'll see FCF on an SWA bird one day.
On a popular air travel forum I frequent, followers report that Southwest's CEO has indicated repeatedly on investor conference calls that international flights are an area in which they plan to expand someday. People on that board predict they will go to destinations that aren't don't require ETOPS certification first.

It's an issue of contentious debate at the other place whether SWA would have to break tradition and add something other than 737s to their fleet to get ETOPS-certified.
Quick reply to this message

Old 06-22-2008, 09:49 AM
Location: NOVA
4,523 posts, read 4,282,446 times
Reputation: 1892
Default SW strategy

That's great if SW is wanting to expand to int'l markets but what they've built their success on is maintaining similiar aircraft to streamline their repair parts system - which saves lots of money. They have made changes throughout their history to stay competitive but some of their basics is what got them where they are at now (buying fuel when prices were cheap).

There have been way too many discount airlines that have gone under and I hope that SWA does their research prior to jumping into the int'l market.
Quick reply to this message
Old 06-22-2008, 10:36 PM
Location: NW San Antonio
2,529 posts, read 7,671,970 times
Reputation: 2144
and back to the original thread, todays newspaper states that the airlines are pulling out of several of the smaller rural cities even with the subsidys. The rural airports are losing their airlines, but I dont think SA is.
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Loading data...
Based on 2000-2013 data
Loading data...

Hide US histogram

Over $99,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > San Antonio

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2017, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 - Top