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by UpNAWAy
Sat May 12, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: how far in advance will boarding passes work
Replies: 14
Views: 1865

Re: how far in advance will boarding passes work

I have wondered the same thing for a different reason. Since security in the US scans your boarding pass, I have wondered exactly what is that hooked up to? For example if my flight canceled but I have boarding pass in hand and want to go through security and deal with a new boarding pass at a gate ...

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by UpNAWAy
Tue May 08, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 18789

Re: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

Ultimately rail is 200+ year old technology it is absolutely not the future, especially in the spread out US. Those billions that will never see a return would be much better spent on the transportation of the future whatever that might be. The single biggest drawback to air travel is the infrastruc...

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by UpNAWAy
Tue May 08, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 18789

Re: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

The Dallas Houston HS Rail will never, ever be built. It is a land speculation play only...

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by UpNAWAy
Wed May 02, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops ORD-PEK
Replies: 137
Views: 17727

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

8 years the route never made money... Those days are over. Market share is a meaningless stat in the airline business. Prestige flying is also a thing of the past. As Vasu pointed out you degrade the entire network by flying to unprofitable places.

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by UpNAWAy
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does Short-Haul Business/First Class have a Future?
Replies: 29
Views: 2886

Re: Does Short-Haul Business/First Class have a Future?

Not as long as American Companies are willing to pay for business fares. In the US something like 15% of passengers account for 50%+ of revenue.

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by UpNAWAy
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contractor to Delta Literally Ties Woman With MS To Seat
Replies: 90
Views: 9058

Re: Major Airline (Delta) Literally Ties Woman With MS To Seat

The blanket is tied under her arms yet her bruises are on her arms from the blanket being tied to tight??

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by UpNAWAy
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?
Replies: 100
Views: 8309

Re: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?

AA has plenty of room to grow at PHL. They are flying about a 1000 flights less a month from its US heydays. And there is planned expansion coming too.

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by UpNAWAy
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?
Replies: 100
Views: 8309

Re: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?

Those routes (Caribbean) lost money, I guarantee the routes you don't seem to care for make money. Its not an emotional choice it is a financial one. Why is that so hard to understand?

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by UpNAWAy
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?
Replies: 100
Views: 8309

Re: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?

It is all about asset allocation. Lets say you have an asset you can make $100 with option A or $75 with option B, which are you going to choose? Not until they run out of places that make more money (and HUBS always make more) would they add more P2P flights into BOS. As others have said JFK is abo...

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 719
Views: 116338

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

Engines are not overhauled on wing at a heavy check. And if this was internal metal fatigue like the AA B767 at ORD its undetectable.

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 719
Views: 116338

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

Holy cow, that is serious. Hoping the critical person can make a full recovery. On another note, people think i'm a bit silly because i don't pick seats parallel to the engine. I'm either in the front or in the back, for this rare reason. I have never thought about that on a jet aircraft. But I was...

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA operate Ex-US Airways Aircraft strictly at former US-Airways hubs?
Replies: 36
Views: 5309

Re: Why does AA operate Ex-US Airways Aircraft strictly at former US-Airways hubs?

PHX gets the AA B737 now but as others have said its about FA crews. Once they are integrated the FA's can fly from anywhere and be based anywhere (Their bid can hold). This was all a technology issue.

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by UpNAWAy
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 30373

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

Their own website says the story is based on 2015 data. So three years old breaking news.....

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analysis Concludes Airlines Use Earnings Calls to Collude on Supply
Replies: 6
Views: 1188

Re: Analysis Concludes Airlines Use Earnings Calls to Collude on Supply

Why do they even need to "Signal" anything? Everyone sees everything when schedules are released.

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a better way to transport pet be created in aviation world?
Replies: 45
Views: 2548

Re: Can a better way to transport pet be created in aviation world?

It wouldn't be that impossible to add a small Kennel in the back one that even the pax might have access to check on fido. But economically I can't see it being profitable.

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analysis Concludes Airlines Use Earnings Calls to Collude on Supply
Replies: 6
Views: 1188

Re: Analysis Concludes Airlines Use Earnings Calls to Collude on Supply

1.4% is meaningless (and impossible to plan for) and I bet his methods do not take into account things like seasonal flying, scheduled MX and aircraft returns which are all schedule in advance normal things. He also uses data from 2002-2016 think of all the industry stuff going on and how that sprea...

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by UpNAWAy
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 73949

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

Anyone need any A350 Sim Time? I bet they can fit you in in Dallas.....

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by UpNAWAy
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18511

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

Good article. It does show how necessary and inevitable consolidation was and how ultimately it hasn't hurt the consumers. A stable profitable industry benefits everyone. https://fm.cnbc.com/applications/cnbc.com/resources/editorialfiles/charts/2018/04/1522954249_capacity_share.png I have to disagr...

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by UpNAWAy
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18511

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

AA has improved in most if not all measurable metrics since the merger. They are certianly not Delta yet but DL has 5+ years head start. Lets see where AA is in 2023.
UA is more a mixed bag all around so far.

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by UpNAWAy
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18511

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

Good article. It does show how necessary and inevitable consolidation was and how ultimately it hasn't hurt the consumers. A stable profitable industry benefits everyone.

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by UpNAWAy
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA reservations - A321 - "Sharklets"
Replies: 11
Views: 2893

Re: AA reservations - A321 - "Sharklets"

The LUS seats are way more comfortable in Y. All will get the Oasis interior in the next few years.

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by UpNAWAy
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 73949

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

Well, this order still means no Africa flying for AA for the next decade. Why do you say that? The 787 can easily make West Africa from MIA, CLT, PHL and JFK. If AA wants to fly to Africa, the 787 can get them there. Remember, 787s are now flying PER-LHR. The 787 has legs. AA Executives have consis...

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by UpNAWAy
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 73949

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

Well, this order still means no Africa flying for AA for the next decade.

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by UpNAWAy
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 73949

Re: AA ORDERS 47 787 FROM BOEING????

In addition to replacing older 772s and 763s, we may see more routes similar to RDU-LHR, such as PIT/CLE/CVG-LHR. While that would be great to see, AA has already said their strategy does not include flights that do not touch a hub. As of "today" LHR is not considered a hub. But as we all...

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by UpNAWAy
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B
Replies: 83
Views: 9905

Re: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B

Adding 100 flights ain't squatting. In this industry, one should never believe everything that they read. What short memories people have . . . Regardless, the article can be read other ways. AA is spending 45+ million on improvements and already told employees they are adding 100 flights by next s...

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by UpNAWAy
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 73949

Re: AA ORDERS 47 787 FROM BOEING????

BoeingGuy wrote:
It’s not on the employee Boeing News Now either. Not on Seattletimes.com either.

I actually think AA has a board meeting early next week and they would have to approve it. So a tentative deal may be signed but just not ready for public consumption.

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by UpNAWAy
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B
Replies: 83
Views: 9905

Re: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B

Adding 100 flights ain't squatting.

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by UpNAWAy
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B
Replies: 83
Views: 9905

Re: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B

The other possibility is to beef up Dallas to the Caribbean.

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by UpNAWAy
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B
Replies: 83
Views: 9905

Re: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B

Upstate NY, All of New England, Some Canada, Anything left in Mexico? If you move some of the NB Mexico flights to B that's more Wide-body Internationals and then any extra Mainline flying freed up in B. I'm having real trouble thinking of cities? Charleston WVA? I'd assume 100 new flights means at ...

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by UpNAWAy
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B
Replies: 83
Views: 9905

Re: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B

Wow 100 more daily flights that's some serious growth lets start speculating on all the new cities....

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 278
Views: 45388

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

All the ones this year leave on the same day, the first week of September, after the summer flying season.

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Pre-clearance Coming to US Airports? Possibly Fort Lauderdale?
Replies: 9
Views: 869

Re: Canadian Pre-clearance Coming to US Airports? Possibly Fort Lauderdale?

Lots of good points Wave46. From an avoiding problems down line I would think China would be the area for Canada to consider. At YVR and YYZ the rooms off to the side for custom issues is almost always all Chinese passengers.

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by UpNAWAy
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One Single Business-Class Cabin Concept on Narrow Body Aircraft
Replies: 43
Views: 5139

Re: One Single Business-Class Cabin Concept on Narrow Body Aircraft

The real problem is business traffic is only about 15% or less of traffic (almost 50% of revenue). There is just not enough of them. An airline can go the other route (all economy) though because their are enough of those travelers that travel only based on price. And the big guys all already serve ...

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by UpNAWAy
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CEO says no new hubs, fleet growth, point to point flying
Replies: 93
Views: 17306

Re: AA CEO says no new hubs, fleet growth, point to point flying

A lot of it is just basic math a P2P serves one market a P2Hub serves hundreds a P2hub to Hub2P across the country serves thousands.

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by UpNAWAy
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CEO says no new hubs, fleet growth, point to point flying
Replies: 93
Views: 17306

Re: AA CEO says no new hubs, fleet growth, point to point flying

Flawed? Show me the value of adding a few one off point to points are trying to open yet another HUB?
How would any of that be wiser than just growing your existing hubs? My argument is rock solid!

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by UpNAWAy
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CEO says no new hubs, fleet growth, point to point flying
Replies: 93
Views: 17306

Re: AA CEO says no new hubs, fleet growth, point to point flying

What would exactly be the point of another HUB or point to point flying? Their value is their HUBS which took decades and billions to develop. Doing any flying not related to them is almost always going to be an unwise financial decision, they are at least a couple of decades away from coming anywhe...

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by UpNAWAy
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA accused of wasting investor money
Replies: 48
Views: 7187

Re: AA accused of wasting investor money

They are operating under the current fact that debt is historically cheap and new aircraft cost less to operate and are preferred by the general public. DL is operating on an almost opposite philosophy. Both might be right and neither is inherently wrong.

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska tells pilots it will post loss
Replies: 91
Views: 12900

Re: Alaska tells pilots it will post loss

Stock is up $3 a share so Wall Street isn't worried.

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by UpNAWAy
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: DL and AA exchange JFK and LGA slots
Replies: 51
Views: 5776

Re: Hypothetical: DL and AA exchange JFK and LGA slots

This is all so ridicules on so many levels. If you look at 2015 vs 2017 AA has reduced JFK flying by about 6% and PHL flying by about 7.5%. That was mostly normal merger related duplication. Now AA is focused on making every flight the most profitable so all they are doing at this point is tinkering...

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by UpNAWAy
Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American launches Philadelphia-Mexico City
Replies: 75
Views: 7841

Re: American launches Philadelphia-Mexico City

Given the current relationship between the US and Mexico, I doubt there are many Mexicans interesting transiting the US on their way to Europe - unless it was fire sale cheap... I doubt the connecting market of UA/AA/DL for Mexico-Europe/elsewhere has been significantly affected by the ideology, rh...

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by UpNAWAy
Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax and Pilots are complaining about lavatories in AA B737-MAX
Replies: 215
Views: 38125

Re: Pax and Pilots are complaining about lavatories in AA B737-Max

Folks, Look no further than AAs JFK Transcontinental product. An 321 that could be configured to 187 pax has 102 seats. I think only the last 20 seats are the standard economy pitch. That is a great premium. Product. They fly it to very few markets. You don't think if the could generate the JFK to L...

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by UpNAWAy
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax and Pilots are complaining about lavatories in AA B737-MAX
Replies: 215
Views: 38125

Re: Pax and Pilots hate AA B737-Max

The pilots would also have to use the "micro toilet" too. Ok, but one pilot complaining is one thing. The OP title makes it sound like there is mass pushback against the airplane, and that simply isn’t the case. It’s misleading. Not misleading at all. Huge internal pushbcak at AA by pilot...

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by UpNAWAy
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to Revive Airline Competition
Replies: 81
Views: 5953

Re: How to Revive Airline Competition

I look at flights to New Orleans from New York, and South Florida from New York. You used to be able to find $200-$250 on the routes for a weekend trip. Now, the only way to find those fares is to fly on a Wednesday or morning on Saturday and fly back Tuesday morning. We do not have enough real com...

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by UpNAWAy
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax and Pilots are complaining about lavatories in AA B737-MAX
Replies: 215
Views: 38125

Re: Pax and Pilots hate AA B737-Max

There will come a time in which there will be a general backlash against the ever increasing passenger density. It's inevitable that one of the domestics will counter this trend to tap into the growing frustration with overly cramped cabins. It won't be in the next few years. But it will happen. I ...

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by UpNAWAy
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax and Pilots are complaining about lavatories in AA B737-MAX
Replies: 215
Views: 38125

Re: Pax and Pilots hate AA B737-Max

Offer a good quality product and service and people will be willing to pay for it. The legacies weren't losing customers to the LCCs because of cost, they lost it due to crap service and corporate greed. Race to the bottom.... sheesh. /end old man rant This is completely false and devoid of any tru...

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by UpNAWAy
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't AA build up DFW like DL has with ATL?
Replies: 37
Views: 5922

Re: Why doesn't AA build up DFW like DL has with ATL?

Everyone has gotten this one pretty much. I would add that most of AA growth the next few years will likely be at DFW or PHL. AA;s biggest issue at DFW is terminal space and configuration.

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and QF re-file for Joint Venture
Replies: 57
Views: 8184

Re: AA and QF re-file for Joint Venture

One thing seems obvious AA needs the JV to make AUK work year round.

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue considering basic economy?
Replies: 12
Views: 1639

Re: Jetblue considering basic economy?

The problem is something like 50% of all Americans flying fly less than once an year and price is the only consideration and they airlines just cannot have long term stability and profitability ignoring that huge market. Ultimately the segmentation is good as it lets you spend what you are willing t...

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour
Replies: 146
Views: 14290

Re: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour

This has nothing to do with AA. They regionals are subsidiaries with their own management.

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