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by winginit
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA LAX-SFO all Eagle now
Replies: 75
Views: 9397

Re: AA LAX-SFO all eagle now, sad face

The move will be tied into the opening of the new Midfield Concourse, 11 new gates for reshuffling. I'll believe it when I see it, as there are still countless barriers to overcome, the most prominent of which are: 1) Convincing the carriers who have just been moved to T5 to move again. It'd be pos...

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by winginit
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA LAX-SFO all Eagle now
Replies: 75
Views: 9397

Re: AA LAX-SFO all eagle now, sad face

That is correct and it will absolutely move to Terminal 5 as part of the announced $1.6B investment in T4/T5 by AA, which will relocate the remaining T5 tenants to elsewhere. I've been hearing this as well (AA copying DL? shocker!) but can't for the life of me figure out where Allegiant, Frontier, ...

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by winginit
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to buy 10 pc of American Airlines
Replies: 69
Views: 13831

Re: Qatar Airways to buy 10 pc of American Airlines

Why does Qatar want to buy stock in AA is a great question because AA is probably the only OW airline that does NOT want them. AA has been very vocal about there negatives views of the ME3. AA, certainly more so than UA or DL, are exceptionally two-faced on the issue. While UA and DL have both seve...

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by winginit
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to buy 10 pc of American Airlines
Replies: 69
Views: 13831

Re: Qatar Airways to buy 10 pc of American Airlines

tlecam wrote:
Is Qatar buying open market shares or are they doing this via a deal with AA?


Open market, and Doug Parker has responded in a way that shows he's less than thrilled about it.

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by winginit
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to buy 10 pc of American Airlines
Replies: 69
Views: 13831

Re: Qatar Airways to buy 10 pc of American Airlines

It will be very interesting to see where this all goes. But again, the implications and ramifications of this could be considerable. In the span of 12-18 months, AA could - theoretically - have either revenue-sharing, antitrust-immunized joint ventures and/or equity-based strategic relationships wi...

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by winginit
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 344
Views: 73803

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

The media today is saying that the administrators have narrowed down the expressions of interest to 15 for the next stage (non-binding offers). All the articles I've read talk about LH, FR, U2, DL, AF, EY (still), IAG. Though at this point the names of the interested are mostly rumors since it's al...

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by winginit
Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could LAX Become The Worlds Busiest Airport?
Replies: 70
Views: 9816

Re: Could LAX Become The Worlds Busiest Airport?

It's going to be wildly entertaining watching LAX, and TBIT FIS in particular, melt down this Summer given the increased capacity (what is it +7 widebodies into the airport multiple days of the week when compared to last year?). As others have stated, LAWA needs to learn to say no, and it's shocking...

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by winginit
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: The US Mergers Didn't Happen
Replies: 52
Views: 6387

Re: Hypothetical: The US Mergers Didn't Happen

You'll get very different answers depending on whether or not the assumption is that AA would have gone out of business (which wouldn't have happened given what fuel did) versus US simply going out of business (which was not a risk). With respect to NW and CO, I'm not sure things would look all that...

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by winginit
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 344
Views: 73803

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

If and I really hope it doesn't happen but if AZ folds do you think another SkyTeam member steps in to increase service and will SkyTeam look to add another member? Sky Team is the alliance to lose most should Alitalia fold. Italian loyalists will have no more domestic and few European nonstop opti...

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by winginit
Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four British airports are among the worst 10 in the world
Replies: 53
Views: 8532

Re: Four British airports are among the worst 10 in the world

To not have LGA on any list ranking horrible airports I think completely destroys the credibility of the list.

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by winginit
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA Hosts Hainan Airlines to Promote Possible Nonstop
Replies: 31
Views: 2794

Re: MIA Hosts Hainan Airlines to Promote Possible Nonstop

My bet is CX: HKG-MIA on the future A350-8000. I'm not sure Cathay Pacific has the financial foothold at present to make what would be an experimental nonstop or tag like HKG-MIA work when they can so easily connect passengers through one of numerous gateway hubs on AA... as has been stated time an...

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by winginit
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 242
Views: 38024

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

carljanderson wrote:
is DL better off (with a JV) just routing that through ICN?


This. DL can serve the market just fine over ICN as part of the JV. There's no need for them to get into the nonstop bloodbath out of LAX.

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by winginit
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power Outage at LAX
Replies: 9
Views: 1803

Re: Power Outage at LAX

There was actually a 5 minute complete power outage yesterday afternoon around 5pm. It was airport wide and quite impactful to operations. There are generally issues with power at LAX....lots of surges and brief disruptions but yesterday's was quite lengthy. Of note is that this wasn't isolated to ...

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by winginit
Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 242
Views: 38024

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

18 hours in any economy seat sucks. At that point how good the service/food/etc is on one airline versus another is irrelevant as most of the trip you are just sitting bored at your seat. 18 hours in any seat sucks. Over the past several years I've frequented DFW-HKG/SYD/AUH/DOH across multiple car...

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by winginit
Wed May 31, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways names Delta Airlines VP Vinay Dube as next CEO
Replies: 22
Views: 3402

Re: Jet Airways names Delta Airlines VP Vinay Dube as next CEO

There is a limit on borrowing from global sources and Indian banks are scamming them with 15% rate. GoI is not going to fix this because banking system will collapse. That is where the JV with DL comes into play. Is a US-India JV at all financially appealing though? While I don't know, I'm willing ...

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by winginit
Wed May 31, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EK instructed by Chinese government to remove Taiwanese flag from crew uniform
Replies: 43
Views: 8811

Re: EK instructed by Chinese government to remove Taiwanese flag from crew uniform

BoeingGuy wrote:
The Taiwanese citizens wish to be a democratic independent country.
Which they are by all practical measurements correct? Independent government, currency, passports, etc.

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by winginit
Tue May 30, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR delays LAS again
Replies: 16
Views: 3721

Re: QR delays LAS again

Please don't flame me too much, but what kind of profit can they make on a leasure flight like this? Monte Carlo is alot closer to go to a casino than Vegas is, or is there really that much of a demand/cargo for this route? Maybe I am the only one, but I don't see this lasting too long. Since when ...

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by winginit
Fri May 26, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Interline Agreements with 5 Mideast Airlines
Replies: 57
Views: 11427

Re: United ends Interline Agreements with 5 Mideast Airlines

That's not entirely true depending on how settlement is arranged. For example, an itinerary where someone flies EY from DEL to AUH to DFW and then connects onto AA to say AUS would completely hose AA if settled via straight rate pro-rate given the respective lengths of haul. However, throw in a spe...

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by winginit
Fri May 26, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Interline Agreements with 5 Mideast Airlines
Replies: 57
Views: 11427

Re: United ends Interline Agreements with 5 Mideast Airlines

32andBelow wrote:
There is no prorate on an interline.


That is 100% incorrect. There is in fact very often proration on interline itineraries as the carrier with the dominant leg of the journey collects all the revenue and must remit to other carriers on that same journey.

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by winginit
Fri May 26, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL acquire the A350 and A330 Neo?
Replies: 149
Views: 25234

Re: Did Delta Make a Mistake Acquiring the A350 and A330 Neo?

However, I feel quite certain slot availability and pricing were key considerations for Delta. You can be more than quite certain that those were key considerations. A mathematical equation was done bringing in the known variables you've mentioned (fuel efficiency, etc.) and the variables that aren...

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by winginit
Thu May 25, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: POLITICO: Laptop Ban "Imminent". Asia Too?
Replies: 74
Views: 8986

Re: POLITICO: Laptop Ban "Imminent". Asia Too?

This will demolish air travel demand if this actually happens. Imagine the further impact if a plane goes down from a lithium battery fire. What a truly ridiculous statement. If air travel can succeed and indeed thrive under the introduction of post-9/11 TSA measures than a laptop ban will be a dro...

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by winginit
Thu May 25, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Interline Agreements with 5 Mideast Airlines
Replies: 57
Views: 11427

Re: United ends Interline Agreements with 5 Mideast Airlines

Interline is pretty much never "BAD". As long as you are offering interline to anybody, the incremental cost to extend it to another carrier is minimal. That's not entirely true depending on how settlement is arranged. For example, an itinerary where someone flies EY from DEL to AUH to DF...

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by winginit
Thu May 25, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Interline Agreements with 5 Mideast Airlines
Replies: 57
Views: 11427

Re: United ends Interline Agreements with 5 Mideast Airlines

TerminalD wrote:
If AA drops QR then it will be really big given BA's ownership stake by QR.


Oneworld requires interline between member carriers, and you can bet AA's interline agreements with QR and EY are highly profitable for AA

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by winginit
Wed May 24, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Testing REQ to Remove More Items from Bags
Replies: 41
Views: 5255

Re: TSA Testing REQ to Remove More Items from Bags

Well they are making us take our ipads out now. On the flipside I just went though LAS and they had us go no bins and keep everything including laptops in our bags. ...I love when TSA says their extreme inconsistency of policies across airports is for safety reasons. ROTFL It's all a farce - pure o...

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by winginit
Mon May 22, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Richard Branson may start a new US airline venture after Alaska spat
Replies: 59
Views: 11740

Re: Richard Branson may start a new US airline venture after Alaska spat

United is doing better than ever, planes are full, stock is up, profits are huge, yep the A-Net geniuses once again are on the wrong side of reality. You can't wish someone out of business This is correct. The success of public corporations in this country is measured by shareholder returns - nothi...

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by winginit
Mon May 22, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Hainan Airlines interested in Alitalia
Replies: 32
Views: 6857

Re: Rumour: Hainan Airlines interested in Alitalia

Well, all I can hope for is someone taking this airline and transforming it into a profitable carrier. It would be a tragedy to lose Alitalia, and very sad for those who depend on the airline to put food on the table. I just can't jump on the bashing bandwagon, because I personally find it sad for ...

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by winginit
Mon May 22, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is BUR Unpopular?
Replies: 50
Views: 8823

Re: Why Is BUR Unpopular?

Despite being close the center and north of Los Angeles BUR has a short runway, is dominated by one carrier (WN) has very limited gate space, a cap on the number of movements and a strict curfew. As you would expect, BUR is outrageously expensive if booked last minute. To your point: it can often b...

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by winginit
Thu May 18, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 409
Views: 105805

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

I was in terminal 3 last night for 3 hours(weather in SF, shocker) and they have put in all new carpeting which helps a bit. They put in charging stations for portable devices. Other than that there is burger king and starbucks. The seating is an issue, every seat pretty much taken in the center, s...

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by winginit
Thu May 18, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Star/SkyTeam/OneWorld comparative stats
Replies: 9
Views: 2111

Re: Star/SkyTeam/OneWorld comparative stats

These are interesting statistics, but as we're watching more complex and comprehensive joint ventures and equity partners replace the utility of the now dated alliance structure, do member carriers care outside of the select few who work for the alliance itself as opposed to a member carrier (which ...

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by winginit
Fri May 12, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA may end 77W on MIA - LAX
Replies: 34
Views: 6698

Re: Rumor: AA may end 77W on MIA - LAX

Although the route would lose 3-class service. Not the end of the world. LAXMIA doesn't command nearly the same premium demand and associated yields as LAXJFK or SFOJFK, and the F fares on LAXMIA are at times even lower than the J fares on traditional transcons. Well when competitors JetBlue delta ...

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by winginit
Fri May 12, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA may end 77W on MIA - LAX
Replies: 34
Views: 6698

Re: Rumor: AA may end 77W on MIA - LAX

OB1504 wrote:
Although the route would lose 3-class service.


Not the end of the world. LAXMIA doesn't command nearly the same premium demand and associated yields as LAXJFK or SFOJFK, and the F fares on LAXMIA are at times even lower than the J fares on traditional transcons.

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by winginit
Fri May 12, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is UA doing with its deep China flights?
Replies: 21
Views: 5104

Re: How is UA doing with its deep China flights?

Chengdu's subsidies may have expired, but even that route was subsidized upon launch and for at least the first 24 months of flying meaning the real test wouldn't have begun until less than a year ago. BA bailed on CTU not long after the subsidies expired. Let's hope that UA finds better fortune th...

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by winginit
Fri May 12, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 279
Views: 29648

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

they will apply for immunity with the US and Korean governments. They already have immunity, since 2002. They'd just be applying for approval of the JV. I'm not certain that's quite how it works given the material change of the cooperation brought on by the revenue share. For example, AA and QF had...

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by winginit
Fri May 12, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is UA doing with its deep China flights?
Replies: 21
Views: 5104

Re: How is UA doing with its deep China flights?

Well, they're still around, so I guess that's something of a good sign. I'm curious as to whether UA is eligible to contend for local subsidies, or are those only offered to PRC-side carriers? The routes are surely subsidized. Maybe not Chengdu, but little doubt the rest are. Almost all secondary f...

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by winginit
Fri May 12, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA may end 77W on MIA - LAX
Replies: 34
Views: 6698

Re: Rumor: AA may end 77W on MIA - LAX

Boeing778X wrote:
If they stop SYD with the 77W, it may make sense


They've confirmed that this is is the case.

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by winginit
Thu May 11, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers vs airlines - the pendulum moves
Replies: 73
Views: 6740

Re: Passngers vs airlines - the pendulum moves

N O one should be forced to pay for basic economy and not have enough room. How is anyone ever being forced to pay for basic economy? Basic economy inventory is often the first to disappear, so I'm having difficulty thinking through a scenario where basic economy is ever the last available option. ...

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by winginit
Wed May 10, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Cutover to ALTEA Tomorrow
Replies: 43
Views: 6364

Re: WN Cutover to ALTEA Tomorrow

I expect it helped a lot that the international itineraries were already being booked in Altea, so most of the problems had already been ironed out. I think it was slightly different from AA/US in that WN's shorter booking window meant they had zero reservations in the old system past the cutover d...

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by winginit
Wed May 10, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS wins 10th straight JD Power Award
Replies: 29
Views: 2402

Re: AS wins 10th straight JD Power Award

I think the real point of interest here is that even with airlines blanketing the front pages (and not in a good way), this JD Power survey shows North American passenger satisfaction at an all-time recorded high.

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by winginit
Wed May 10, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers vs airlines - the pendulum moves
Replies: 73
Views: 6740

Re: Passngers vs airlines - the pendulum moves

4 - Seats. What the heck happened to the pitch!?! I get it, airlines want to make money. But some airlines have gone to less than 31 inch pitch and I don't think that is enough room to be comfortable. Doesn't Frontier have a 28 inch pitch? For someone over 6 feet tall that is painful. Has it really...

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by winginit
Wed May 10, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With the new KE codeshares, will DL drop SEA-NRT-SIN?
Replies: 41
Views: 4991

Re: With the new KE codeshares, will DL drop SEA-NRT-SIN?

Lots of speculation on here, much of it not in tune with reality. Cranky Flier had an interview this week with Ed Bastian that I think fairly, and diplomatically, describes the situation. It conforms to what I've been saying on a.net for years, and what I know to be true. http://crankyflier.com/201...

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by winginit
Tue May 09, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 281
Views: 28765

Re: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017

devmapper wrote:
I am not convinced that AI will actually end up on a DEL-Texas route.


This. The economics simply don't work. I'll be truly stunned if an AI plane touches down in DFW or even IAH, and until that happens this is all just talk from AI.

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by winginit
Tue May 09, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 281
Views: 28765

Re: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017

Does AI have interline ageement with AA? I remember someone posting earlier that AA had terminated the interline agreement with AI. Would be good for onward passengers if AI has interline agreement with AA They do not, and it's for that reason that DFW surprises me. Yes, you've got the Indian popul...

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by winginit
Tue May 09, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers vs airlines - the pendulum moves
Replies: 73
Views: 6740

Re: Passngers vs airlines - the pendulm moves

On item #1 Cell-phone cameras have changed Air-travel forever, in the way it has other things in society like Police--Citizen relations In the case of airlines, I think it will result in passengers getting the upper hand in more situations ie: Dao and recent Delta incident, where Camera Phones foot...

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by winginit
Tue May 09, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers vs airlines - the pendulum moves
Replies: 73
Views: 6740

Re: Passngers vs airlines - the pendulm moves

Being profitable is a good thing for any industry, but having a great reputation will bring more sales. As I think Virgin America taught us most recently, (and People Express before them among many others) often the sales brought on by a reputation aren't enough to generate the profits necessary to...

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by winginit
Tue May 09, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Cutover to ALTEA Tomorrow
Replies: 43
Views: 6364

Re: WN Cutover to ALTEA Tomorrow

Good luck, WN! Altea is a great system. Hopefully they won't end up like UA did when they regressed back to SHARES. The US/AA method seems to be a much better approach. Not only that, but WN have it even easier as they don't have any bookings to migrate over given they only take bookings a few mont...

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by winginit
Tue May 09, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers vs airlines - the pendulum moves
Replies: 73
Views: 6740

Re: Passngers vs airlines - the pendulum moves

How about a mandatory and independent rating service? Most US airlines would howl at the thought. Many of us would not buy if rated less than C+ (but C ok for hops less than 2 hours) Mandated by the government? That would be a dangerous precedent to set. Why stop at airlines? How do you guarantee n...

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by winginit
Tue May 09, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers vs airlines - the pendulum moves
Replies: 73
Views: 6740

Re: Passngers vs airlines - the pendulm moves

Being profitable is a good thing for any industry, but having a great reputation will bring more sales. As I think Virgin America taught us most recently, (and People Express before them among many others) often the sales brought on by a reputation aren't enough to generate the profits necessary to...

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by winginit
Tue May 09, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers vs airlines - the pendulum moves
Replies: 73
Views: 6740

Re: Passngers vs airlines - the pendulum moves

Hmm, why are some of the US airlines making some record profits lately? The price of oil. Fees is one of them. Sure, but not nearly to the degree that oil has come into play. It seems if they have a healthy bottom line, you don't need to make the cabin less comfortable by squeezing in more seats. T...

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by winginit
Tue May 09, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers vs airlines - the pendulum moves
Replies: 73
Views: 6740

Re: Passngers vs airlines - the pendulum moves

"10,000 Kia Rio or a $100,000 Mercedes" Some choice you present. Detroit used to believe something along that line. Now we buy Camrys or Corellas. And are happier. PS, As well as WN, Alaska, and JetBlue add in Hawaii all of whom seem to do a decent job in Y. There is obviously middle grou...

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