Historically, tumultuous times offer some of the best opportunities to buy stocks, and the market's recent mess surely qualifies. And though low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines
In our Motley Fool CAPS community, about 84% of the 1,424 investors rating the company are bullish, so there's no shortage of reasons why Southwest Airlines will thrive, three of which I've highlighted below.
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1. Signs of recovery
In addition to Southwest's first-quarter profit, some other positive signs are fueling hopes of a recovery. Rival Delta
2. Seeking profitable growth
Some airlines may be looking at a merger as a way to improve their financials in this difficult time, and it has been reported that UAL's
3. Top airline
Some CAPS members see Southwest as one of the best bets among airlines. Contrasted with AMR
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Fool contributor Dave Mock has more than three reasons why he doesn't like air travel that much, and paying for bags just added another. He owns no shares of companies mentioned here. The Fool's disclosure policy once made a cameo appearance on Saturday Night Live.