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A major domestic airline that provides point-to-point, low-fare service.
I am just a newbie at this but they have done well over the last year...so
Southwest Airlines has been a provider of low cost, no frill air service since it’s inception in 1967. With its acquisition of Air Trans Airlines, it now has a standardized fleet of 737 and 717 planes. As of October 13, 2014 the “Wright Amendment” expires at Love Field in Dallas, TX. This will allow more non Stop direct flights into the Dallas marketplace which will increase the carrier’s capacity by 3%.
Going short on the entire airline sector. Earnings forecasts are very optimistic in my view. They are economically sensitive, and I predict the US economy is going to soften near-term.
Trying something new: picking companies with high customer satisfaction rankings as recorded by various polls/reports.
Good management, responsive business model, relative low overhead, and good forward earnings potential.
they are the best at making money and keeping costs down while taking care of customers
Profitable, good trend
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Up 88% in the last year on some postive overall changes and growth into new markets...but its still an airline.
Constantly growing as a company and providing fantastic service. I think we will see more market share for Southwest in the coming years.
2014 Sabrient Pick
Now that Southwest Airlines is adding flights out of the continental US it is starting a new phase in its competition with the major carriers. It has always been one of the highest rated airlines by consumers.
Positive:- Best of the airlines (but still an airline ...)- Their size allows them to effectively compete on prices which is the overriding issue for customers- They might be able to further take market share from competitors, especially on international lines- Very good management- Fuel costs may go down with more deflation on the horizon (which I expect)Negative:- It is an airline and we might be on a cyclical top- Not that cheap anymore (but who is?)Category: PVn
still down but due for a bounce
I usually avoid airlines like I avoid ex girlfriends after all they both can take you to incredible heights, you just always have to be waiting for the oxygen masks to come out and prepare for the crash.Southwest though seems to do things the right way, and in the face of upgrades, solid performance and raises in the price targets I am willing to take a flyer...(PUN HEAVILY INTENDED)
Southwest makes money, and I think will start charging bag fees like the rest of american airlines. People might not like it, but just means SW will make more money.
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