>>>>>I read that the SW headcount has actually increased lately. Southwest is actually HIRING people in this climate. Someone tell me I'm wrong...PLEASE....>>>>>
If you read that you must have noticed that the article mentions a YOY increase of around 4%, starting from Feb 08--not last month. Since SWA employee/acft is only 66 and one of the lowest in the industry, I don't see this as some critical problem. USAIR, for instance, has 32,245 emplyees/ 347 mainline aircraft.....or about 93 employees/acft. Southwest is fine in this regard IMO, and there are problems with having too few employees as well to consider.