For better or for worse, the success of modern corporations is measured by shareholder returns, and apart from B6's stock being up 3.31% today on these earnings, the stock is up 25% in the past six months and 370% in the past 5 years. Hardly 'bad' by any definition.Jump to post
According to T100, the lowest international load factor route for any of the US3 (excluding highly seasonal routes and one offs) was DL's PHLLHR at 40.65% for the full year 2016. UA's IAHLHR is notable as well at 58.46% over the same time period. The lowest LDF of any international route by the US3 ...Jump to post
No, in fact private airlines should be banned completely. American Airlines should be made the national carrier of the US, like Aeroflot once was in Soviet Union. Woah, woah, woah! Slow your role, pal. First of all, DL is probably a better choice, but still it just wouldn't be. You do understand th...Jump to post
I see this is yet another sign Oscar is not in it for the long term at UA. Agreed. Scott Kirby may well have made a very smart move. My bet is his health is not up to the rigors of the job. However, it will be portrayed that he is a casualty of the recent incidences. I'm not sure it has anything to...Jump to post
Rather sensible to (temporarily) reduce capacity to help maintain if not increase unit revenue and load factor. The interesting follow up will be where we see this capacity re-deployed. All these new widebodies need to be kept flying in order to get paid off - you can't just park them without conti...Jump to post
UA is a shameful excuse for an airline. And if CO management can't fix it, no one can. UA probably just needs to die or get bought out, but in retrospect, they should have died years ago. How they ever survived Tilton is beyond me. UA will NEVER be as great as CO in one finger. Sorry, but that's ju...Jump to post
US is a huge market, with deteriorating customer service standards What's your point of comparison if I may ask? Prior to deregulation, or even post de-regulation before the turn of the century, I could fly between LAX and JFK no problem, and the service would be fine and yes there would be a bit m...Jump to post
I've been saying rebrand as Continental since this happened. The negative press in China was the final dagger. The United brand is beyond repair. We're aware that United's stock is only down 1.45% since the incident correct? and is up 200% in the past five years? Shareholder returns are how the suc...Jump to post
Why is it for years when all the foreign carriers were owned by their respective government no one had an issue with them For one, because in most of the cases you're likely referencing there weren't applicable Open Skies agreements - it's for this reason that the US3 aren't making a fuss about the...Jump to post
I was under the impression UA is run by pmCO management, am I wrong. No longer the case with the exception of their Chief Operating Officer: CEO: Oscar Munoz (no previous affiliation) President: Scott Kirby (pmUS, AA) COO: Greg Hart (pmCO) CIO: Linda Jojo (no previous affiliation) CFO: Andrew Levy ...Jump to post
I wonder how long it will take for Boeing to advise President Trump that actions have consequences? If the ME3 are unwelcome in the USA, the first in line to be hurt are Boeing and GE whose sales contracts for 777-9 etc will be easier to cancel by force majeure or whatever break clause comes handy....Jump to post
In my opinion, EK can blame the US, but then why aren't other Gulf carriers (who are impacted with the same travel restriction) affected? Sounds like EK is looking for a scapegoat. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39640473 "However Etihad, its smaller Abu Dhabi-based rival, said it had not see...Jump to post
Here are the estimated load factors for the foreign carriers at DFW for February 2017 I'm amazed how much better Etihad is doing compared to AA Oneworld partner Qatar. Your stats will be very interesting to watch with the just announced USA flight reductions by Emirates. Would you ever be intereste...Jump to post
not that surprising with the way the US government is trying to stick their fingers into all foreign business in the air industry. They could not ban them outright so md it more difficult. That and the fact that far less people want to visit the US for the foreseeable future. The contrived "la...Jump to post
So is it a correct assertion that the Chinese media initially wrongly reported that Mr. Dao was Chinese, which stirred up the Chinese social media response, which then died down when the reporting was corrected and it came out that Mr. Dao was in fact Vietnamese? I'm honestly just curious not trying...Jump to post
That is a low-density plane! By comparison, Jetstar's A321 seat 220, and their B787s 335. Compared to a low cost carrier like JetStar sure, but compared to other full service carriers it's in the same ballpark while being downright dense compared to the Japanese carriers: UA 788: 219 seats AA 788: ...Jump to post
VC10er wrote:I forwarded that email from Mr Munoz to my friend in SF who is currently silver, but who has been 1k in previous years. He did not get the email and he was rightfully livid.
If such legislation passed (and it won't), a logical next step would be for airlines to say 'right then, if we can't hedge no-show passengers with overbooking, local passengers who miss their flight due to oversleeping, traffic, or what have you, are now screwed, and we won't be accommodating them i...Jump to post
Boeing778X wrote:airlines like NK are an absolute joke. They are cheap, and that's about it.
One would argue that good service is not profitable. I disagree. Good service is a necessity in a consumer driven industry and lack thereof is suicidal. Your post is a bit complicated by the fact that there are drastically different definitions of 'good service', and those definitions are further i...Jump to post
Welcome to the forum. I've worked for two major US airlines both in a headquarters capacity, and neither of those carriers cared about or even bothered to ask about my high school performance. For context, I have both undergraduate and graduate degrees, so maybe they would have cared more had that n...Jump to post
When tourists from Europe think about vacationing in the USA they don't think about Texas so I don't expect you will see Norwegian in Texas anytime soon. Denver isn't exactly the biggest tourist destination but Norwegian is going to serve Denver soon. Denver itself isn't the biggest tourist destina...Jump to post
I can't give you a number but I guess overbooking adds 1% to revenue, or maybe 2%. Recall also that the final seats sold MAY in some cases be the most expensive tickets on the entire airplane, so that's very profitable. I'll track down the quote, but last year on either the DL or AA earnings call t...Jump to post
oc2dc wrote:They are going to have a lot of extra 77E capacity lying around with all these 789s coming aboard. I wonder where they will be redeployed.
jetbluefan1 wrote:UAL stock down 2.5% in pre-trading, and top news on CNBC.
Delta proportionally puts more eggs into a single hub than any other carrier; when things go operationally badly South at ATL, it has a proportionately larger impact on the whole network than say a similar event at DFW (AA) or UA (IAH). This is so untrue and proof that you are not familiar with all...Jump to post
While it's anecdotal, DL's 739s to Hawaii from LAX the past few months have had a dreadful time due to abnormally strong outbound winds, and I saw first hand some days upwards of 30 passengers being bumped and re-accommodated on HA. Issues with AA's 321s as well.Jump to post
So American makes a small investment and all of a sudden the fan boys start talking of slots, routes, alliances. All those may happen, but then they might not and there is nothing to indicate they will. Well there's indication that this wasn't just some random investment by AA evidenced by the conf...Jump to post
If AA were to launch a nonstop flight to CAN, it would be from LAX. The market for DFW-CAN is pathetically small and ORD-CAN is not quite where even a 787-8 could do profitably. Except there's this thing called connecting traffic, and DFW is unquestionably one of the top connecting hubs in the Unit...Jump to post
BobPatterson wrote:Upper Class would sound a bit snobbish.
People often (understandably) bring up the Air China / Cathay political and cross-equity ties to build the case for CX to eventually jump ship from oneworld into Star, but commercially speaking I'll argue this evolving LH/CX partnership is as strong a case.Jump to post
Expensive solution to that problem, but the long term relationship benefits to this move are likely worthwhile. Indeed. I doubt slot availability at PEK is the only, or even primary, motivator from this move. For a $40B corporation, $200M is nothing to buy better access into the China market. And i...Jump to post
I love all the comments here about the "loyal VX flyers." I'm not questioning that there are some, but let's be realistic...they never translated to profits. AS on the other hand , is leading the industry in profitability despite being the target of one of the largest airlines in the worl...Jump to post
PlanesNTrains wrote:I think it will be Alaska Airlines. Period. I think the Virgin brand disappears.
If so the flag tail design could become the logo, where on all marketing material an aircraft tail is placed beside American instead of the annorexic eagle. Sounds like a great way to increase costs with no revenue upside to offset. So long as aircraft are kept clean and maintained, liveries have n...Jump to post
Yep. It actually isn't hard to imagine how China Southern could find this attractive, too - effectively locked out of PEK-U.S. by Air China, codesharing on AA's two (and possibly soon three) daily U.S.-PEK nonstops could provide meaningful feed into China Southern's large PEK hub. Very much so, alt...Jump to post
Looks like AA may find a viable LAXPEK slot after all. Having CZ throw a pair into such a deal would make sense.Jump to post
More moves coming up... Beginning the night of May 12, 2017, 20 or so airlines will relocate terminals over a one-week period. Each airline will complete its relocation overnight while maintaining normal operations during the day. Planned move nights are May 12, 14, 16th. The scope of this relocati...Jump to post
They're already sky-high as it is now... I paid $276 for a Y fare on TP from BOS-LIS. I just bought BOS-PRG-VCE-BOS (BA/EI) for $411. Flew BOS-GRU (AA/JJ) in May for $430. It has never been cheaper to fly. I paid $795 for a domestic U.S. roundtrip MKE-PNS-MKE a few wks ago. That's what we call an a...Jump to post
A350's will be used for DTW and ATL to Asia, and LAX to the Pacific and Asia. There will of course be shorter-haul familiarisation flights before the full schedule kicks in. Indeed, and as DL is likely to use the same pattern of domestic familiarization as UA and AA when both carriers introduced 78...Jump to post
AA should bight the bullet and get the 787 airborne to Peking from LAX even if its the worst slot at the PEK just to be in the market. Peking plus Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Auckland and Sydney give AA a nice Asia Pacific presence at LAX. A 'nice' Asia Pacific presence at LAX isn't so nice if it's...Jump to post
It is shocking that there is now no presence from the three U.S. majors in BKK, KUL or SGN. It shouldn't be. for UA or DL not to be able to make a NRT-BKK or HKG-BKK work is rather stunning. Again, it shouldn't be given the length of haul, the yield climate, and the costs around fifth freedom hubs....Jump to post
AA flies daily from DFW & ORD, so they have two daily flights to Peking. What would happen if they split some of those frequencies with LAX, so they would fly say four times a week from LAX plus 5 times weekly from each DFW and ORD. Are the slots at PEK assigned only to their current flights or...Jump to post