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UA Reaches $400 Million Deal To Carry U.S. Mail  
User currently offlineUnited787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3222 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 2 months 8 hours ago) and read 2349 times:

From Crain's:


Does anyone knows if this is a bigger deal than they had before? Will they be carrying more mail or was this a renewal deal???

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User currently offlineRamprat74 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1638 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 6 hours ago) and read 2209 times:

Us rampers aren't happy. Just last week management told us how we lost our a@# handling domestic mail. We were getting as little as $.07 a pound after all the stupid fines and such. Now they sign this new deal. The 400 million isn't even guaranteed.

User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 11166 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 5 hours ago) and read 2144 times:

It's interesting to see UA going after mail now. It is such a restrictive contract that can get them fined beyond belief. So many airlines have just given up transporting mail. Maybe UA will benefit from the extra revenue.

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User currently offline727stretch From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 5 hours ago) and read 2128 times:

Quoting Ramprat74 (Reply 1):
We were getting as little as $.07 a pound after all the stupid fines and such.

For all the delays that are taken to load mail, for all the fines, for all the manpower it takes to load mail... it isn't worth it for the tiny amount of revenue that comes in. Cargo, on the other hand, is hugely profitable. Ditch the mail and expand cargo ops...

User currently offlineWestJetYQQ From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2987 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 5 hours ago) and read 2128 times:

 Sad Bad for Rampers, Good for Profitability!  Smile

That would be one heck of a deal to get signed for an airline. Talk about the Money!  drool 


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