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Southwest Airlines (LUV -1.1%) strikes an agreement with Delta Air Lines (DAL +0.1%) to lease...

Southwest Airlines (LUV -1.1%) strikes an agreement with Delta Air Lines (DAL +0.1%) to lease the company 88 Boeing 717s after deciding it didn't need the jets acquired in its purchase of Airtran. The deal could be a win-win, with Delta able to update its aging fleet and Southwest cutting back costs by only flying 737s.
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  • Translation: 717 = McDonnell-Douglas MD-80 class planes also flown in large numbers by American.
    22 May 2012, 01:22 PM Reply Like
  • Southwest is one smart operation. Kelleher gave it good guidance.
    22 May 2012, 06:35 PM Reply Like
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