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Tilton Predicts Profit In 2006  
User currently offlineBRAVO7E7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 17
Posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2235 times:

http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/050603/united_ceo.html?.v=2

Just reporting the news.  Wink

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User currently offlineN77014 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2224 times:

He may be correct; assuming pension obligations are passed to the taxpayers, he can renegotiate lease terms so more aircraft don't get repo'd, and fuel falls to $ 35 a barrel.

User currently offlineBaw716 From United States of America, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 2028 posts, RR: 27
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2185 times:

News Flash: TILTON PREDICTS PROFIT FOR UAL CORPORATION IN 2006.

News Flash: BAW716 ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IN 2006!

The likelihood of the former happening is exactly like the likelihood of the latter happening: ZERO!

Glen, really, you have to stop smoking that stuff that you grow in the courtyard at WHQ. It really is giving you delusions of grandeur.

baw716



David L. Lamb, fmr Area Mgr Alitalia SFO 1998-2002, fmr Regional Analyst SFO-UAL 1992-1998
User currently offlineCommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11812 posts, RR: 62
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2178 times:

Well, UA making a profit in 2006 would be a great sign since that would probably mean all the other legacies -- or at the very least AA and CO -- would also be making profits! We'll see if it happens, though, and given fuel prices, I'll believe it when I see it.

User currently offlineBRAVO7E7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2162 times:

Quoting Baw716 (Reply 2):
News Flash: TILTON PREDICTS PROFIT FOR UAL CORPORATION IN 2006.

News Flash: BAW716 ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IN 2006!

The likelihood of the former happening is exactly like the likelihood of the latter happening: ZERO!

Glen, really, you have to stop smoking that stuff that you grow in the courtyard at WHQ. It really is giving you delusions of grandeur.

baw716

While I HIGHLY doubt it will happen, if the oil prices were to plummet, everything is possible. Since they don't elect presidents here in the US in 2006, I would say that UA has a better chance.


User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12142 posts, RR: 49
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2160 times:
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Spin is all the article is, not much solid information or anything that would support one persons claim, though good luck to them.


You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineSHUPirate1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3670 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2153 times:

Quoting Baw716 (Reply 2):
BAW716 ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IN 2006!

At first, I read that as...:

Quoting Baw716 (Reply 2):
BAW716 ELECTED PRESIDENT OF UAL CORPORATION IN 2006!

(note: obviously, the latter is a misquote)

However, that would at least be more reasonable, far more likely than UAL CORP turning a profit, anyway...



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User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4289 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2115 times:

Maybe Tilton himself will make a profit in 2006. I am not sure that UA will.


None shall pass!!!!
User currently offlineAADC10 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2101 times:

Like anything, it is a wild guess. Most airlines thought that they would be profitable this year. The have obviously been mistaken.

User currently offlineAlgoz From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 130 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2054 times:

Tilton predicts profits - some a.net members say "idiot"
Tilton predicts hard times ahead - some a.net members say "what's new"

guess the guy can't win

If it weren't for United Airlines this web site would be dead boring....


User currently offlineJamake1 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1017 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2036 times:

Quoting N77014 (Reply 1):
He may be correct; assuming pension obligations are passed to the taxpayers

That would only be the case if the PBGC has to be bailed out. Presuming that the PBGC assumes the UAL pensions without default, then the taxpayers will not be footing the bill.



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User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2003 times:

Helluva deal. Wonder if UAL will be out of bankruptcy by then.

Quoting Jamake1 (Reply 10):
That would only be the case if the PBGC has to be bailed out. Presuming that the PBGC assumes the UAL pensions without default, then the taxpayers will not be footing the bill.

It's also assuming that the non-bankrupt carriers don't push their pension obligations over to the PBGC. It also assumes that Ford and GM don't push their pension obligations over to the PBGC.


User currently offlineUnitedTristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1998 times:

Quoting Jamake1 (Reply 10):
Presuming that the PBGC assumes the UAL pensions without default

The ground employees pensions were passed on earlier this week...the pilot pensions were passed on last month along with the SAM pensions...not sure on the FA's though

-m

 airplane 


User currently offlineMidway2AirTran From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 864 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1950 times:

Ba humbug! At the expense of whom? The CEO is attempting to send good news to hide all the flack the management has been taking all this time!


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User currently offlineBaw716 From United States of America, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 2028 posts, RR: 27
Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1884 times:

Yes, to be completely accurate, I should have said 2008, but I was trying to make a point. Either way, I was right, the chances of either are ZERO!

baw716



David L. Lamb, fmr Area Mgr Alitalia SFO 1998-2002, fmr Regional Analyst SFO-UAL 1992-1998
User currently offlineUAL777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1560 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1857 times:

Have any of you seen UA's business plan or know what they plan to make a profit at? I do. The latest plan that I have heard of, before the new labor contracts accounted for $45 dollar a barrel fuel to make a profit. The new one, is higher.

I also pose one question to all of you at a.net: How many of you currently work for UA? Furthermore, how many of you work in Elk Grove? It is uninformed posts like this that drive awesome members like mm320cap away. Do any of you remember him? And BAW716 I know you used to work for UA and I respect that, but how do all of you seem to know what is UA's business plan?

Additionally, what IF (and that is a BIG if) Tilton is right? He is not trying to win a popularity contest. He is the CEO to make UA competitive. If that moron Goodwin was still in charge, UA would have been Chap. 7 in 02-03 and everyone here knows that. I don't like what has happened to the employees(especially my father a 26 year 777 captain with 5 years left before retirement) either. No one here who doesn't work for UA or any other struggling carrier knows what it is like. As of right now, my father is selling his house because his salary is HALF of what it was in 2000. ALL of his ESOP is gone, and his pension has been cut to 25% of what it was.

Everyone here says "remember Eastern, TWA,TXI, Pan Am......?" This situation is ENTIRELY different. UA was not raped by Frank Lorenzo or Carl Ichan, UA did not have the lack of domestic feed that Pan Am had, and UA did not have the same problems as Braniff. UA is an excellent airline but for some reason everytime they win an award, everyone here says "oh its because they sponser the organization", "oh the voting is rigged", oh "i flew UA one time 15 years ago and my flight was delayed so the service MUST be the same", etc. etc.

Another one is, "UA's product and service is old and sucks because I cant play video games at my seat or my flight was delayed 30 minutes 15 years ago.", "CO is better", "AA is better" blah blah blah. Yes UA's First Suite doesnt have the huge tv, and yes the product is 7-10 years old, but it is a 180 degree lie flat bed. Does CO have that? NO. Does DL have that? NO . Does NW have that? NO. And does ANY other US carrier have Channel 9? NO. Did any other legacy carrier rank higher than UA in on-time performance? NO. I guess i am naive thinking that and channel 9 would be more important to people on a site like this than playing Mario Brothers on your way to FRA.

So please people, if you have not flown UA more than 3 times in the past 2-4 years, don't make a comment because UA is FAR different than in 95, FAR different than during "The Summer of Hell", and is FAR different than it was under Goodwin.

In conclusion, I'm sorry if I seem irate, but UA is the airline I have grown up with and love more than anything(yes that includes sex Wink), and they have supported my family tremendously. I have wanted to be a pilot for UA since before I can remember and could not imagine flying for anyone else. So do not wish they go chap. 7 and try to examine the real airline whether you like it or not and base you opinion off of that before you s&it on their product. If they liquidate, hundreds of thousands of people will be affected. How will my 17 year old sister who is an up-and-coming high school senior go to college? What about my 12 year old brother? People here just do not think about the true rammifications of what would happen. Instead they think "Wouldn't it be cool if CO flew to Heathrow?"

Fin



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User currently offlineAlgoz From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 130 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1761 times:

Well said UAL777.
Expect to get plenty of responses however!!


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