Hoya From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 365 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2680 times:
Seeing how they improved by over $90 million from last year, even though fuel expenses have skyrocketed, indicates that they are on track to emerge from bankruptcy, and that all that cost-cutting has actually achieved something.
Tu154 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 369 posts, RR: 4 Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2382 times:
Quoting MarshalN (Reply 4): Not to be gloom and doom about it.... but these sort of numbers are a drop in the bucket, and it really is only meaningful if they can sustain it.
Even then.... it's a tiny, tiny profit for a turnover this size
I think the focus here is UAL turned a profit, small or large, it's still a significant step in turning the company around. With all the UA bashing, why can't you just say..."hey good for them"..??
With fuel prices higher than last year, I think this is a significant improvement and shows the painful cuts are working. The employees of UAL should be proud of their sacrifices and hard work. I hope it continues in other quarters.
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FriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4072 posts, RR: 5 Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2285 times:
You forget, without the bankruptcy charges, which btw they won't HAVE for the next year, they would have made a $54 mil NET profit. Which averages to a $648 mil NET profit over a year. See, I can spin numbers too.