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United's Snow Hit: $40 Million  
User currently offlineFlyibaby From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1017 posts, RR: 6
Posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1762 times:

Just saw this article from the rocky mountain news, nothing really extraordinary, just overview of the cost on United from the blizzards and then a short blurb about Frontier's loss. Not a bad read.

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drm.../0,2777,DRMN_23912_5260463,00.html

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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1729 times:

It kind of reminds me of the old saying in Washington, D.C.: "A billion here, a billion there; sooner or later it's going to add up to some real money!!"

Hopefully the airlines will recover from this - and the western great plains won't get hit with anymore mega-storms...but this is an El Niño year, so who knows?



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User currently offlineCuriousFlyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 693 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1647 times:

There have been storms before, and there will be more, airlines should factor this in their earnings forecasts and ticket pricing ... if they cannot sustain those natural events, they won't last for very long.

User currently offlineMikeSA From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 42 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1639 times:

Ouch thats a hit, I'm sure they budget somewhat for it though


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User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4105 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1605 times:

Quoting CuriousFlyer (Reply 2):
There have been storms before, and there will be more, airlines should factor this in their earnings forecasts and ticket pricing ... if they cannot sustain those natural events, they won't last for very long.

There normally aren't 2 very large storms and 2 smaller storms within a 2 week period though.  Wink


User currently offlineUAL777UK From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1414 times:

Quoting FriendlySkies (Reply 4):
There normally aren't 2 very large storms and 2 smaller storms within a 2 week period though.

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