Southwest Shopping A220 and 737 Max 7

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  1. swamt

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    Yes they are still considering the A220. They probably would get a pretty sweet deal for the first order from AB to entice future looks at other AB a/c, but i don't believe AB would offer any kind of deal like Boeing is giving SWA on the Max's.
     
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    Training is going to be an issue -- WN will need more line pilots qualified to get things up and running, so it only makes sense they'd take a little longer. Plus, it's not like anyone needs to rush to add capacity...
     
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    Thx swamt.
     
  4. swamt

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    Agree. Also going to take some extra time to get these up and running and sent to maint bases for makereadies and prepare for RTS. Sending mechanics on road trips to Victoria again. Team of Mechanics on downlines. Hope none were the ones that received a WARN letter recently...

    https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/southwest-deploys-team-bring-737-153127970.html
     
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    Added aircraft, additional Max's, and another batch of "new" routes, this time a dozen more with Hawaii and Mexico expansions included.
    Maybe by expanding routes and aircraft as well as adding the Max's it will offset some of the furloughs and layoffs? These announcements, 3-4 now, SINCE asking for concessions do not help employees to want to volunteer to give concessions.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/southwest-just-announced-12-routes-121000891.html
     

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