What is AA''s CASM?

Connected1

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30% higher than Southwest''s on a stage length adjusted basis. The actual number moves around depending upon which stage length you use.
 

Connected1

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On 3/31/2003 4:34:48 PM AA80Driver wrote:

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On 3/31/2003 3:04:21 PM Connected1 wrote:

30% higher than Southwest''s on a stage length adjusted basis. The actual number moves around depending upon which stage length you use.

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The actual number also moves around based on the number of seats the company puts in the airplane. Galleys, closets, MRTC all increase CASM.

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Indeed. The internal CASM that the company uses adjusts for the difference in cabin configurations as well. Technically it''s called "CESM" - Cost per Equivalent Seat Mile.
 
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bagsmasher

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USAir announced they have lowered theirs from 12.5 cents to 10.5 cents, and they hope to get it down close to 10 cents. I believe WN''s is somewhere around 7.5 cents?
 

AA80Driver

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On 3/31/2003 3:04:21 PM Connected1 wrote:

30% higher than Southwest''s on a stage length adjusted basis. The actual number moves around depending upon which stage length you use.

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The actual number also moves around based on the number of seats the company puts in the airplane. Galleys, closets, MRTC all increase CASM.