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And Now, Some -good- News For USAirways...  
User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 7840 times:

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&ncid=&e=6&u=/ap/20050102/ap_on_bi_ge/airport_aggravation

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User currently offlineMarkTPA From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 97 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 7746 times:

I am glad people got home safely, I don't think they will be around much longer. I don't give them 6 months, if that long.

User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2449 posts, RR: 31
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 7727 times:

Soo...they got through the weekend without stranding hundreds of people and thousands of bags?

Wow.... I wish all airlines were that good!



You can't fix stupid.... - Ron White
User currently offlineUswyjer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 7661 times:

As soon as some good news comes out, there are those who are ready to pounce on it and disregard it! How about taking it for what it is, US got over 100 employees to volunteer and help out at PHL this weekend, and from what I've read in this article and others the pax and employees enjoyed dually.

User currently offlineB4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2653 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 7601 times:

I am reading this right as only 100 US employees helped out in the call that was made by management?


B4REAL, spelled like it sounds
User currently offlineSwatpamike From United States of America, joined May 2004, 581 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 7401 times:



3 weeks

swatpamike


User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12148 posts, RR: 49
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 7384 times:
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It might be to little to late, at least they now are trying.


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User currently offlineSHUPirate1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3670 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 7233 times:

You guys keep forgetting, that in the months of October and November, US Airways' cash position improved, somewhat dramatically in October (113 million dollars), and sizeably in November (32 million dollars). If the airline posts positive cashflow for December (likely, if I had to guess, although not certain given their problems) and January, and gets approval to continue to use the ATSB loan money past February 15th, I would give US Airways a pretty good chance of survival, although regaining passenger loyalty will be difficult and crucial. That said, if the airline has any of those not happening, then the employees at the airline would likely be best off refining their resumes.


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User currently offlineAAplatnumflier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 7227 times:

Agreed, 3 weeks left of US Airways

User currently offlineMaitner777 From United States of America, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 14 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 7200 times:

I am worried now about being able to take my caribbean trip in March? I purchased a ticket several months ago into SXM via US Airways for late March. If they do begin liquidation, will I be out of luck?



User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4802 posts, RR: 23
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 7138 times:

I purchased a ticket several months ago into SXM via US Airways for late March. If they do begin liquidation, will I be out of luck?

If you bought the ticket on your credit card you should be OK.


User currently offlineScottB From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 6808 posts, RR: 32
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 7023 times:

"If you bought the ticket on your credit card you should be OK."

Actually, that is not true. The law only gives you 60 days from the statement billing date containing the charge to dispute that charge with your credit card company. If you bought that ticket more than three months ago, your credit card can refuse to refund that money (even though that may end up being a poor customer-retention policy).


User currently offlineQuestAir From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 367 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 6620 times:

I flew US Airways extensively back in February and April of 2004 and it's amazing to compare them to when I flew in them in April 2000. I remember in the in-flight magazine, Attaché, Steve Wolf had a full-page column!


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User currently offlineBostonguy From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 514 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 6255 times:

Spending the weekend trying to kiss-up to customers because many of those customers were treated like dirt the previous weekend isn't what I call "Good News".

It's called desperation.

Last gasp.

The end.


User currently offlineGMUAirbusA320 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 243 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6060 times:

I only hope they're around long enough to cash in my ticket for PHX Jan 18-22nd. A great airline..now almost dead.



User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8912 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day ago) and read 5746 times:

The latest I'm giving them is the end of this quarter...Q1 tends to be the hardest quarter for the airline industry, and with US Airways already on the downhill slope from the past week or two, and with Northeast weather soon to start up (which can wreak havoc on operations at BOS, LGA, PHL, and DCA - some of US' key markets), it might just be too steep of a mountain to climb.

It is quite a shame though - I've flown US a few times in the past couple of years, and received excellent service, be it at check-in, at the US Airways Club in GSO, from gate agents to the aircraft, whether or not I was in First Class or the back of the bus.

Jeff


User currently offlineEta unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2088 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day ago) and read 5698 times:

US Airways is like a cockroach that just wont die- no matter how many times you try to exterminate it. I wish the airline would go away though- enough is enough! There's still too many seats chasing too few pax in the USA.

User currently offlinePilotntrng From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 897 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 23 hours ago) and read 5585 times:

I really should stop reading these posts about US Air. You non-airline folks have no clue what's goin on inside the company. I wish you would stop with your theories about the downfall of US Air. IF you don't like the company so be it, but employees like myself, don't appreciate comments like "US Airways is like a cockroach that just wont die- no matter how many times you try to exterminate it. I wish the airline would go away though- enough is enough! There's still too many seats chasing too few pax in the USA".


You give us 3 weeks, huh? Give me a break. We will be around a little longer than that my friend. Yes we are struggling and I don't have a very good outlook, but cut us some slack would ya?







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User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4120 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 23 hours ago) and read 5521 times:

...and gets approval to continue to use the ATSB loan money past February 15th...

Wasn't the ATSB dissolved? And if not, I highly doubt they will give US an extention, after their excuses for not giving UA a loan, I doubt they will be giving any more. Especially now that the majority of those who got loans filed for Chap 11 after they got them!


User currently offlineAa777flyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 11 months 23 hours ago) and read 5483 times:

I purchased a ticket several months ago into SXM via US Airways for late March. If they do begin liquidation, will I be out of luck?

Not necessarily. The law passed by the ATSB requires other airlines to accept your ticket and confirm you on a flight. Most airlines do charge a small service fee of around $25.00 to do this. So if US does CH7 before your trip, you will not be totally out of luck.


User currently offlineAerofan From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1517 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (9 years 11 months 23 hours ago) and read 5429 times:

Well, I hope they are around for a while longer. At least their shuttle operations. I've just taken their shuttle from LGA-DCA. Two nice flights not to mention a helluva a lot cheaper than DL as well. $116.20 compared to $347.00 on DL

User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 11 months 23 hours ago) and read 5409 times:

The law passed by the ATSB requires other airlines to accept your ticket and confirm you on a flight.

Unless I missed something, that law expired, and "other" air carriers are no longer required to accept tickets from defunkt carriers. . .

Beware


User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12148 posts, RR: 49
Reply 22, posted (9 years 11 months 23 hours ago) and read 5383 times:
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I do believe Bush signed the bill to remain in effect.


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User currently offlineGARUDAROD From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1522 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (9 years 11 months 23 hours ago) and read 5330 times:

I will tell you a sure fire sign the end is near. As soon as the 2 for 1 airfares
go on sale, time to turn out the Light because the party is over. That is the
final act of desperation to try and raise some cash. Until that time and
barring any further operational meltdowns, US still has a fighting chance.
Now if a major blizzard happens to strike and shuts down flights for days on
end, that too will probably be Death knocking at the door.



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User currently offlineElcapi1980 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 11 months 23 hours ago) and read 5283 times:

I am glad people got home safely, I don't think they will be around much longer. I don't give them 6 months, if that long
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3 weeks

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I only hope they're around long enough to cash in my ticket for PHX Jan 18-22nd. A great airline..now almost dead
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Come on people......US Airways may not be the best airline in the whole US continent, but it is not the worst either....At least all my experiences(7 in 2004) were not bad, who are we to wish them the worst or to say how long are they going to last, I bet that none of those who posted bad things about US Airways do not even flight them, or had to experience the chaos that happened in Christmas because some employees(not all of them) called sick.
I addition, wishing the worst to them, not only will affect the company itself (40000 direct employees + families), but many of pax that booked(to support or best deal) their trip with them for vacation, work or whatever.....so before
saying anything....!!!!! THINK !!!!



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25 Dayflyer : Who cares if the cash position improved 2 months out of 26. It's absurd to think that they will survive. The federal bailout loan runs until the end o
26 Argonaut : Call me sentimental, but lately I've been giving my business to US whenever I can. I just don't want USAirways to die. I'm in favour of having as many
27 Usairways16bwi : yes US is in a bad situation right now, not like its the only airline thats ever been through bad times.hopefully US will get out of this mess and be
28 Swatpamike : Hello all. I like most people on this form don't want to see anyone lose there job. Now having said that what happened at US Air over Christmas was t
29 Spoke2Spoke : "3 weeks", "6 months", "Absurd to think they'll survive". Well, ok. But why? I wouldn't say they have the best of chances. But, I honestly don't see w
30 Post contains images Nucsh : For all you guys saying that you give USAirways 3 weeks until they go under, BAH friggin' BAH on you. Besides, it takes longer than 3 weeks for an air
31 Jetdeltamsy : a good weekend, perhaps. but the damage done to the company by the christmas labor fiasco has most likely sealed the participant's fate.
32 Jcavinato : I was Chairman's Preferred for all the possible years (since start of the program) until 2003 (because we moved from Pennsylvania to Arizona). That tr
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