We're the No. 1 airline at Kennedy, and we're going to defend Kennedy. We don't believe Delta is doing well here.
Right now only 15 percent of costs are fuel-related. If costs double that has an effect, but it will be less on us than our competitors. It's not alarming right now.
People in New York and Boston want nonstop service to Austin, but it's been too difficult and expensive. We think it's too great a city to keep under wraps any longer.
We are very disappointed in our performance this quarter as we continued to feel the effects of record-high fuel prices and a tough revenue environment, compounded by the impact of Hurricane Wilma and the residual effects of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
It would be nice to have hedges like Southwest. But frankly, we don't. So we need to see what we can do to get fares up a little bit.
We probably priced too high on the top end, and too low on the bottom end.
There are a lot of people interested in our network. We could have something by the end of 2006.
We're going to look at (slowing deliveries) very seriously as we look at our routes and where the capability is and where the substantial profitability (is).
I think we can do better than that as we go forward.
We're going to diversify the route system into a lot of new routes. We feel really good about what we're doing going forward.
Our people get profit-sharing checks. I got a report the other day that says that 84 percent of our people participate in our stock purchase program, where they can buy stock at a 15 percent discount.
People were desperately trying to fill their seats for the summer. And so prices are really low right now. And so they are kept from raising prices to make up for that difference.
Seat assignment didn't matter if you're flying Dallas to Houston and you did it 38 times a day. People just got on, you didn't sit next to your wife, and it was a 45-minute flight. It didn't matter.
We are just interested in dealing with the people we're paying every day. We know federal law allows them to vote in a union at anytime, but we think we can resist that by talking to our own people and giving them enough upside.
We tried to set up a company that patterned ourselves after Southwest in all the fun, the spirit, the great people, the smile, the efficiency side of it, but we've added some extras that people aren't used to finding on Southwest.