Steeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9349 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2337 times:
Oh boy... I suppose that $66 million isn't all that terribly bad. I suppose that it could have been worse without the cuts. jetBlueAUS sure won't be happy with this though... Is there any chance of CO starting hedges soon? I guess given that the cost of fuel isn't cheap anyway, what's the use in it now...
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FlyHoss From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 598 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2249 times:
CO's report included an operating profit of $11 million; I'm still digesting the report...
I wouldn't expect to see CO hedging fuel, according to CO management, a hedge effectively adds as much as $5 per barrel. You might consider hedging as a form of insurance, and as we all know, insurance isn't always cheap.
Richierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4331 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2120 times:
Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 1): I suppose that $66 million isn't all that terribly bad.
All things considered, I agree with you. A $66M loss isn't terrible and I wouldn't be surprised if WN is the only US carrier to make a profit in Q1, barring any one-time accounting credits. Not many airlines have models that can withstand $60+ per barrel for fuel. Of course, the prospects for Q2 look even worse than Q1....