Cory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2730 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6852 times:
Quoting Planesailing (Reply 2): I think a system of smaller airlines catering for certain areas of the country, and then having alliances to link between each airlines hub.
That's essentially what the US had before deregulation - airlines could only fly certain routes, and to get from one destination to another, you may have had to switch airlines once or twice, especially if it was a smaller city a good distance away.
Ouboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4647 posts, RR: 21
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6582 times:
Quoting Thelowfarehero (Reply 9): I would have to say NW, DL, and UA are probably the obvious choices, CO isn't going anywhere soon. But bye bye FLIi
Yes because those obvious choices such as US Airways just went away...didn't they?
United seems to be doing quite with year 3 of bankruptcy fast approaching. Delta will probably sell/spin off Comair next to raise cash and then CH11 the joint and follow UAL's lead. Northwest...who knows. It helps owning most of your planes. FlyI is definitely a weak player right now.
I think we just have to wait and see what oil prices do. If they continue to go up, a lot can change all around. Remember's Southwest's hedges eventually come to an end, so seeing how they restructure to adjust to the impending spike in their fuel costs will be very interesting.
You're a fool and clearly know very little, if anything, about aviation. You thrive on unfounded speculation - and pay no, or very little, attention to well-researched forecasts and facts. It's sad, really.
"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
FA4UA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 812 posts, RR: 19
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6552 times:
I think it's very typical to see UA listed on this thread as a likely looser.
I must object of course. We have slashed our costs by billions and the folks over at Deutche Bank, Citi, and Chase are all lined up to give us financing for our exit from Ch.11. These are some of the largest financiers in the world, so why would they write checks to a company that is going to loose?
Our CASM has been dramatically reduced (barring fuel which everyone is getting spanked with) and we still have all our core assets: the most enviable route network in the world, a great fleet mix, amazing brand recognition, and of course talented employees.
In my opinion, based on the aforementioned, United has a better chance of being around 5 yrs from now then the other legacies that haven't reduced thier CASM as much and haven't had the luxuries of Bankruptcy Court to re-adjust every aspect of thier business.
The debate continues... Starwood or Hyatt... which is better
Komododx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6510 times:
These we will not even see the next year:
BA - Strikes
CX - SARS
JL - I don't like their c/s
QF - Australia is too hot
LA - Who goes to Chile for other than tacos?
SQ - Singapore is too small a country
EK - Terrorism will hurt them
QR - See above
GF - See above