Captaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 56 Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2584 times:
A332, quite the contrary so far. Jetsgo, an airline that many said would not take off, then said wouldn't last more than a month or two, then until the end of the year, then .... you see the trend. In the mean time, it's grown by leaps and bounds! Probably too fast for its own good, but we can't deny it's overall success at establishing a market for itself. Competition is a wonderful thing.
"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
A332 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 2 Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2489 times:
Meh... it's all hush-hush and closed books over at Jetsgo... no one really knows what's going on at all.
I would imagine the carrier created some successful routes and made some profit after it's initial launch, but I doubt their finances are looking very pretty today...
Throw in all the bad press Jetsgo has received in the last couple of months and you get the picture... not looking so promising any more. The reality of the matter is that the airline has a horrendous record with it's past clientele, and any person I have ever spoke to has had nothing but trouble with the airline, each and every time.... is it any wonder I have never chosen to fly with them? As well, what ever happened to customer service? Call Jetsgo's call centre some time and you'll get what I mean...
Hmmm... a $20.05 seat sale turns into a $1 seat sale which now turns into a .01 seat sale... pretty desperate tactics if you ask me. Check out Jetsgo's fares on it's new western routes... WJ and AC are already cheaper.
Competition is a wonderful thing, but not if the entire industry is suffering as a whole. Jetsgo's dirt cheap fares are hurting the industry, and they obviously cannot be sustained forever. The departure of Jetsgo will reduce some of the extra capacity and allow AC and WJ to return to profitability.
AC7E7 From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 640 posts, RR: 23 Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2124 times:
Quoting Yyz717 (Reply 5): Milton has zero credibility. AC is participating in the seat sales, and has yet to even turn an operating profit. He needs to focus 100% of turning AC around, and the job has barely begun.
Milton is prepared for NOTHING, which pretty well sums up his tenure at AC since 1999.
Amazing. So you are suggesting that Air Canada not participate in the seat sale that Westjet has initiated, and let a good chunk of passengers fly on another carrier? This is how you turn an airline around? I agree that seat sales do not help the bottom line, however losing customers is even worse.
Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
Yyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16111 posts, RR: 57 Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1997 times:
So you are suggesting that Air Canada not participate in the seat sale that Westjet has initiated, and let a good chunk of passengers fly on another carrier? This is how you turn an airline around? I agree that seat sales do not help the bottom line, however losing customers is even worse.
Depends on the airline. If an airline is able to reduce its capacity, or conduct effective yield management, it does not need to participate in seat sales.
Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.