Southwest Sets Standard on Costs for Airlines

Aug 20, 2002
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Bill, the topic of your post should be the number is 29% and how are you going to get there??

Common knowledge that SW is the low-cost leader. But to compare SW to the network carriers is a bit unfair. Nevertheless, that fact about US CASM being 69% higher was a doozie!

Wouldn't it be great if Carty or Tilton would be bold and announce we're going to take 29% off the top of ALL our costs effective immediately, no exceptions from paper clips to fuel --- leaders get paid to lead!
 

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