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    Overcapacity

    I haven't noticed that anyone was having any notable luck increasing fares. Certainly not "rapidly" and definitely not substantially. Go ahead. Raise them. Let us know how it works out.
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    Overcapacity

    Ditto. You're living in a dream world.
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    Overcapacity

    No there isn't. The industry can fill each and every seat. They just can't do it at prices that legacy carriers find profitable. Demand for air travel is going to increase dramatically. There's plenty of demand and no shortage of supply and that isn't going to change. The only over capacity...
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    Us Airways Deal Expected To Fly

    Four years ago the DOJ made token objections that committed suitors would have quickly overcome. But by that point UA no longer wanted the deal and was happy for the excuse.
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    Frequent Fliers Cashing In Miles

    A customer who thinks he beat the airline! IMHO that's all the evidence that you need that it worked ;)
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    Frequent Fliers Cashing In Miles

    A 25% increase in the redemption rate to 8% is less than a 2% impact on LF... Also keep in mind that, according to the fine people in management, a lot of the increase is attributed to star-alliance redemptions. And another thing -- it would be very interesting to know how much of an increase...
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    Another Fare Increase

    When legacy airlines compete with SWA it is often the case that the lowest fare is not a SWA fare. But that's usually by a fairly small percentage. The flip side of that is the highest fare. The highest fare is always a legacy airline fare. And it's not just a few percent higher. It's an...
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    Another Fare Increase

    WN is rolling out PHL/PIT service with $29 one way fares. That's $0.0935 per mile. That's not predatory. It's smart -- just enough to more or less break even (if every seat is sold at that price -- and they won't be) but low enough that US cannot match it without losing money.
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    Another Fare Increase

    Predatory pricing? Give me a break! The occasional sale fare might be as low as 50% below cost. If you want to complain about pricing to the DOJ how about gouging. Airlines routinely and blatantly engage in pricing activities that, in other industries, are illegal. If your local gas station...
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    New Cfo...nice Track Record. Not!

    There's a rumor in the US forum that Jerry Glass is leaving US to join him at NWA...
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    Awa Frequent Fliers Get More Options

    Actually it is all about the customers. No customers = no job.
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    Grimy Way To Fly

    I volunteer to burn as many miles as it takes to send any of them off on one-way golf trips while GE et al get real management into the place.
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    Real question- Can WN F/As be professional golfers at the CCY OPEN?

    Clean planes that arrive on time. With a sensibly predictable fare structure. And give up the cup thing already. You know perfectly well that it isn't true. You want to be credible? Try flying SW with your eyes open. US Airways management ought to try that once in a while too -- if they...
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    Grimy Way To Fly

    Most of the grime that I see is normal wear and tear being left to accumulate. Stuff gets spilled. Not because people are out to get you (nobody in particular, the airline) but because its a (very) confined space with lots of motion and jostling. Trays are going to get stuff on them. If they...
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    Real question- Can WN F/As be professional golfers at the CCY OPEN?

    Buzz off turkey. We could be paying less and getting more on SWA.
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    $2 Coach Fares And $39 In First (Merged topics)

    If you believe what they said in the paper then about 1,000.
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    USAirways/America West Merger Talks -WSJ

    Unfortunately Deelmakur doesn't post here anymore but I thought this posting from FlyerTalk was insightful:
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    $2 Coach Fares And $39 In First (Merged topics)

    Nice try but wrong. I'm glad to see that you're starting to grasp a glimmer of the concept though. These weren't award seats -- so the "would have gone out empty anyway" argument probably doesn't apply to most of them. Although it would to some. We can reasonably guess that a few hundred or...
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    $2 Coach Fares And $39 In First (Merged topics)

    Don't you think that that is just a little over the top? Hundreds of millions of dollars? From a PR point of view it's probably the best news (in the public eye) U has had in months. (BTW -- I didn't buy any. And LEB is pretty close...)
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    $2 Coach Fares And $39 In First (Merged topics)

    Is this a mountain or a molehill? How many of these were actually sold?