Southwest's One Plane Strategy

Another Virtue of Southwest's One Plane Approach

Another Virtue of Southwest's One Plane Approach

Moneybox
A blog about business and economics.
June 13 2012 11:00 AM

Another Virtue of One Plane: Volume Discounts

I wrote yesterday that one possible drawback to Southwest's exclusive reliance on the Boeing 737 family of planes is that it might leave them excessively under the thumb of Boeing.

Pascal-Emannuel Gobry citing the precedent of EasyJet's similar relationship with the Airbus 320 family says in practice it works the other way, letting airlines scoop up bulk discounts.