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!