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Old 11-05-2007, 04:40 PM   #1  
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True Or Not True - Nov. 8 announcement? LOL!
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Old 11-05-2007, 04:45 PM   #2  
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I'm pretty sure Alaska hates SWA.
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Old 11-05-2007, 05:12 PM   #3  
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Dont think so, but I'm often wrong with these things. They are expected to annnouce a complete shakeup to our fee structure and boarding things, but that's as much as I know.
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Two very different business models. If you are talking a merger/buyout, I doubt it.
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Yes it is true.... Alaska is buying SW!
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Now that was pretty funny...glad to see a sense of humor on here.
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Hard to say. Neither company is in trouble, except for the fact they fly airplanes. SWA likes to buy things on sale and Alaska is doing pretty good.

Hard to make a business argument for it. Lots of $$ to make something this BIG happen.
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SW does not need ALK. If they want to take over Seattle they will. The only reason they have not done it yet is because the rest of country is more profitable AND SeaTac has some of the highest landing fees in the nation. That is why SW has proposed to build a new terminal on Boeing field.
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SW does not need ALK. If they want to take over Seattle they will. The only reason they have not done it yet is because the rest of country is more profitable AND SeaTac has some of the highest landing fees in the nation. That is why SW has proposed to build a new terminal on Boeing field.
They proposed to have the taxpayers build a new terminal on Boeing field that they can use.
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I don't think Southwest would want to deal with the diferences in culture. Alaska though is one of the most likely canidates in the industry to be aquired however. Low stock price and for their size they have a lot of cash. Look at the screw job Southwest gave the ATA pilots . If they did aquire Alaska the pilots could kiss their jobs good bye. Don't think it's gonna happen.
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