Consultant: US partner UA Can''t Handle Low-Fare Competition



Consultant: UAL Can''t Handle Low-Fare Competition
WASHINGTON (Aviation Daily) - The Air Transportation Stabilization Board’s claim that United can’t handle low-fare competition is right on target, says consultant Morten Beyer of Morten Beyer and Agnew. Frontier is “eating their lunch at Denver,â€￾ and ATA is doing the same at Chicago Midway, he says, blaming per-mile seat costs that are nearly twice that of rivals. Beyer thinks management and unions aren’t capable of the “draconian overhaulâ€￾ United needs to survive.