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Take a look right out -- southwest up more than 60%.
From this time last year the socket that -- it's down 31 cents right now.
Competitors -- like delta are performing a lot that are.
Shares of delta up a 119%.
Year over years F Kerry Kelly the chairman and CEO about the company's second quarter results if you consider.
Getting into the baggage -- marketplace -- just respond.
Well these are -- second quarter results are very very solid and there was a record.
Second quarter of all time record quarterly performance.
It's a record first half up performance.
So are from from every measure.
You know it's it's really really solid.
And the stock has performed very nicely.
Intact you look at our our valuation in our valuation is superior.
Two in the airline and you know in the business there are so.
-- at least in the major categories so.
What do I feel like it's Arnold the next phase I mean you know visa -- -- conflict with all the airlines -- all doing it's almost like customers are getting.
Getting used to it you know when it is it is driving profits for for -- and American everyone else united so I mean is it something you still would consider.
Right now I feel very strongly that we have.
Ample evidence to support.
No bag fees and no change fees in particular a -- and I think that we're winning more customers by that approach.
Will that be the case years from now I don't know and I think -- will need to be open minded.
To make sure that we serve our customers.
And our shareholders.
Equally well and you know right now were again were -- a record year so far.
And I feel very good about all the good things are selfless folks are doing to serve our customer.
OK before I let you go -- real -- I do want to ask you about America and again based in Dallas your hometown.
And the US Airways merger there they're pushing towards completion here although it.
But the does the stars of lined up for them what does that mean for southwest you think.
Well you know the industry is.
Obviously volatile -- over its history and all the legacy airlines have fixed themselves through bankruptcy.
All the -- airlines are gone because they've that they've actor either out of business or they are or have emerged as say a new airline through the miracle bankruptcy so.
Will be very well prepared for.
More vigorous competition in that sense.
If the merger goes through.
And I think we'll have opportunities.
We're still -- low cost leader.
Among the major carriers.
We have a very substantial cost advantage there won't need to work hard -- -- to maintain that.
Are we are very interested in more access.
To the -- controlled airports.
And so I'm.
Very hopeful that we'll get a chance at some some of the slots and particularly that Washington national airport.
-- -- -- -- big market for southwest our thanks of course to Jerry Kelly chairman and CEO Southwest Airlines.
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