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    737-500's Going Bye Bye?

    It's cheaper to ground owned and fully depreciated 735s than to park a leased 733. With the latter, you continue to take the rental cost hit to the income statement is the lease term still has some time to go.
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    A330 Takes To The Pacific

    The problem for NW from the west coast is that they don't have local market strength to justify flying to points other than their NRT hub. UA has a hub at SFO and a strong presence in LAX, and hence can afford to fly key west coast to Asia non-stops bypassing NRT. The B772ER can go farther than...
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    Us Airways Announces 'gofares,'

    This isn't new or innovative. They just stuck a marketing label to their WN matching fares. It would be new only if they did this on monopoly routes like PHLPIT or semi-competitive routes like PHLSEA WITHOUT WN announcing service on those routes. For me, a true low fare airline is one that has...
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    Pilot Thoughts, Ideas, Beliefs...

    If the pilots are soooo important, why not just double their current salaries? What the heck, lets triple their pension benefits too. Yes, pilots are important and they are paid very well by most standards for that. The hard realities is that the industry revenues (what customers are willing to...
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    Wn Phl Fares -merged topics

    WN may not alway be the cheapest, but more often than not, they are. The biggest reason they build the low fare reputation is the fact for years monopoly carriers (like US on PHL-PVD) have been charging huge fares. The PHL-PVD one-way Y fare is now $472 and 21AP round-trip is $364. Once WN...
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    Transcon Service from BOS & JFK

    Yes, what's 2 piddly A319s compared to an armada of 757s, 762s and 763s. At $250 avg fare OW, HP needs 75% load factors to break even since their costs are 35-50% less than AA's costs. AA will match walk-up fares around the HP flight times, have full flights AND still lose money, like they do...
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    Order announcement Tuesday at 10:00am

    The new order is for -700s. However, any order can be changed to a -800 with 15 months notice. They expect to take a plane a month.
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    US Airways Regional Jet Order

    Why did they split the order between the 2 manufacturers? They might have received a better deal by consolidating, not to mention the additional costs of supporting 2 fleet types.
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    Song to fly JFK-ATL

    I like this. I'd like to see DL go the full way and transmogrify into Song. Use Song-type 757s/737s/MD-80s on major ATL routes to BOS, NYC, PHL, DCA, ORD, LAX, SFO, ORD, DFW, etc. If they can get the CASMs down to even the 8 cent range, just imagine the competitive havoc they can do vs. AA, UA...
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    Feeding Hubs?

    ---------------- On 2/6/2003 9:26:10 AM ExAF wrote: Yes I've seen the industry lately? What a buffonic question! What's Over? ALPA gave up what flying? Scope is precisely the point of the thread. I didn't say there didn't need to be changes, just don't outsource jobs and not be willing to...
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    United Still Committed to Low-Cost Unit

    ---------------- On 2/5/2003 11:55:03 AM ualdriver wrote: AirTran is still rated an "F" in the Air Safety Online/AirSafe.com statistical airline report card. ---------------- The grade that AirSafe.com assigns is completely arbitrary and bogus, dressed up in what passes for statistics. A...
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    UAL Corporation Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Financial Results

    ---------------- On 1/31/2003 2:54:21 PM 767jetz wrote: ---------------- UA's formula: industry leading wages =>industry leading costs =>industry leading losses. Does not take an MBA to figure that one out! ---------------- It doesn't take an MBA or a rocket scientist to get their...
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    January 20 Airline News

    ---------------- On 1/21/2003 1:25:41 AM GGpillow wrote: [FONT size=3] Airline Combination Passengers Routes DL, NW, & CO 58 million 3,214 UA & US 15.1 million 543 NW & CO...
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    Jetblue to DFW???

    Walkup fare DFW-LGA on AA is $2,060. 3AP is $2,060 too. There is plenty of pricing room for B6.
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    What is jetBlue''s strategy at IAD?

    Expect more from B6 at IAD. Despite some overlap, IAD and BWI serve different geographic markets; Northern DC and Maryland to BWI, and Central DC, parts of MD, and Virginia to IAD. They'll just replicate their JFK destinations from IAD. I'm beginning to think of B6 as a long-range version of WN.
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    January 31 Airline News

    ---------------- On 12/31/2002 1:39:52 PM PineyBob wrote: 6. Just FYI, in most airlines employee wages and benefits are the single BIGGEST line item after aircraft leases. So actually this debacle can be laid squarely at labor's feet at UA. ---------------- Labor costs are the #1 line item...
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    December 27 Airline News

    ---------------- On 12/30/2002 5:29:04 PM sfb wrote: I'm not sure I see how transitioning from A319's to 737's (-300's?) in the shuttle markets will help, given that the A319 and 737-300 are nearly identical in passenger capacity. Does the Airbus not provide much additional efficiency versus...
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    Flight Attendant Proposal Details

    ---------------- On 12/22/2002 9:09:56 AM Bear96 wrote: -- Quarterly maximums increase to 90/180/255 with opting to 95/190/270. -- Elimination of: 8-in-24; 1-in-7; 30-in-7; all duty rigs; and one for three after four. -- Time away from home trip rig reduced to 1 for 4.5 instead of 1 for 3.5...
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    Flight Attendant Proposal Details

    ---------------- On 12/22/2002 9:09:56 AM Bear96 wrote: -- Quarterly maximums increase to 90/180/255 with opting to 95/190/270. -- Elimination of: 8-in-24; 1-in-7; 30-in-7; all duty rigs; and one for three after four. -- Time away from home trip rig reduced to 1 for 4.5 instead of 1 for 3.5...
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    Complaints from Chp Mbrs/Preferred flyers

    ---------------- On 11/14/2002 6:51:27 AM ITRADE wrote: If I were going to be snide, my answer back to the US1s and US2s would be in the form of a rhetorical quesiton: "What's your upgrade success rate in comparison to AA or UA?" You'll get nothing but dead silence. ---------------- And my...