There are few routes that overlap and lots of reasons for this deal to go through. The fleet question (717) is one that has a lot of people asking questions. In our request for some color from Southwest we got the following “??Once approved, the fleet will be fully Southwest’s with our aircraft in seating arrangement, seat pitch, etc. We are committed to Row 44 and will utilize their service moving forward. The experience on board once the two companies combine will be purely Southwest.” Rather succinct, but then its early days yet. More details are bound to emerge.