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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, 2707 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1724 times:

From Crain's:

http://chicagobusiness.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?id=24444

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, 1537 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1584 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, 9642 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1519 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, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1503 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 (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1503 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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Carson



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