N777UA From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 0 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3487 times:
Heard on the flight-ops hotline in Denver that the DOT ranked United #1 again in January, with 88% on-time :14. Second place, Southwest (they were 86% or so).
As far as money goes, United's new ~40% off sale from walk-up fares out of Chicago/O'Hare and Denver is bringing in an additional $20-25 million per month. And, we all know, the sale of seven 747-400s will to Thai Airways International will earn the company an additional $300 million dollars.
This should prove helpful in the coming months, hopefully more good news is on the way.
Boeingfan From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 385 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3401 times:
Getting back to business. Good news! UAL staff will pull the airline through.
If they really keep up the good service, the concessions, and try a little harder, UAL will be around long after 19 March, 2003. They can do it. Renegotiate those "high" leases, drop a few more inefficient routes and aircraft, they will not need to split the company into an LCC. They will be a better "full service LCC." (Not that AA didn't already announce that today. AA is now a LCC carrier, see what marketing can do (press announcement) stock up over 13% today, the problems are over, load factors up. It is all in the marketing.)
Good on UA, good news in these times is always refreshing. Bf
UALPHLCS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 6 hours ago) and read 2938 times:
What I mean is look at the Airliners.net newsletter for today and there are lots of positive articles about UAL only one negative. That article isn't even the one that they chose to harp on in this forum. But some quicky little article from yahoo news gets read as Gospel truth from GOD.
Brons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3007 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (11 years 5 months 2 hours ago) and read 2753 times:
(Not that AA didn't already announce that today. AA is now a LCC carrier, see what marketing can do (press announcement) stock up over 13% today, the problems are over, load factors up. It is all in the marketing.)
AA did not announce they are a low fare carrier, they simply announced that they are starting an ad campaign to show how they are price competitive with low cost carriers.