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CO's Sexy Oct. 07 Results...  
User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21416 posts, RR: 60
Posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2333 times:

I don't think there's a thread yet. Traffic was up year over year, as was capacity, but since traffic was up slightly more, Load Factors are up a tick. Even though regional flying was cut 4%, overall capacity was up 5.7%. As customers prefer to fly mainline jets, that's always nice to see.

RASM was up 6-7%, with mainline RASM up 7-8%. That's a good sign.


PS - the results are "sexy" purely as an experiment. I've noticed that threads with the worlds sex, virgin, thai and a couple other phrases get way more views than other threads. My guess is it's due to web search engines and horny people all over the world. so want to test that theory...  Wink


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User currently offlineBurkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4360 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2223 times:

Must admit that a title "CO Load Factors up by a few permille" would not have caught my interest  ashamed 

User currently onlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5215 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2033 times:

How about: sexy Thai virgins pay more to fly CO?


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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21416 posts, RR: 60
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1937 times:

Quoting MasseyBrown (Reply 2):
How about: sexy Thai virgins pay more to fly CO?

But I don't know if that's the case, as the press release doesn't mention which groups of passengers had the most growth.

We can assume, however, that if there were sexy Thai virgins on CO flights, there are now statistically 6% more of them and they are paying 7% more per available seat mile. So if you can confirm that they do fly CO, I guess we can change the title...  Wink



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User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1895 times:

And that in fact, these sexy Thai virgins will bring more revenue onto CO flights, though costs might increase due to diversions involving the mile high club.

-A



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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21416 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1859 times:

I'm flying CO for the two upcoming holidays, and the prices are absolutely higher than last year. Ticket prices have been higher on CO all year, especially ex-LAX, which is my home market.

Quoting UN_B732 (Reply 4):
And that in fact, these sexy Thai virgins will bring more revenue onto CO flights, though costs might increase due to diversions involving the mile high club.

Well CO doesn't mention CASM in the release (or maybe I missed it), but why would you assume that these chaste women would be deflowered on board? That makes little sense at all.

That said, the views of this page are 5-10x the views of some of the pages with similar number of replies...



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User currently onlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5215 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1781 times:

I am willing to go and query the sexy Thai virgins. What was that song about one night in Bangkok?


Consilivm: Cave ne nothi te vexant
User currently onlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5215 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1643 times:

To get back to the subject, it's interesting to see CO keep pushing up domestic capacity, which is counter to what the other majors are doing. Year-to-date CO is up over 5%, while the others are more of less flat.

They must be making huge inroads among sexy domestic virgins.



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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21416 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1519 times:

Well, my theory isn't holding, as while there are a lot of hits for 7 replies, there are a lot of hits on some other, non-sexy threads, too.

Quoting MasseyBrown (Reply 7):
They must be making huge inroads among sexy domestic virgins.

No doubt. And without really adding new domestic routes. I think it's just slowly upsizing routes as 737s arrive and ERJs are shunted off (as well as some 735s going away).



Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineBicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1505 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 8):
Well, my theory isn't holding, as while there are a lot of hits for 7 replies, there are a lot of hits on some other, non-sexy threads, too.

Yes, it simply confirms that most of us on A.net are sexless, nerds who get more excited about a phallic airplane design than a pretty woman...or man...or lesbian...or gay man...or transexual.....or (did I cover all bases?)


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21416 posts, RR: 60
Reply 10, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1480 times:

Quoting Bicoastal (Reply 9):
Yes, it simply confirms that most of us on A.net are sexless, nerds who get more excited about a phallic airplane design than a pretty woman...or man...or lesbian...or gay man...or transexual.....or (did I cover all bases?)

There's no doubt there.

I was more working under the hypothesis that internet search engines would point people to a thread about aviation if it had sex in it.

I doubt Demand Media minds either way. More eyeballs on a page means more people seeing the advertisement.



Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1457 times:

When I book the annual Thanksgiving flights to EWR around the third or fourth week of October, there are usually more seats open than there were when I looked recently. I guess this proves that I wasn't crazy after all...


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User currently offlineWorldTraveler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1443 times:

Quoting MasseyBrown (Reply 7):
To get back to the subject, it's interesting to see CO keep pushing up domestic capacity, which is counter to what the other majors are doing. Year-to-date CO is up over 5%, while the others are more of less flat.

Based on CO's recent results, the strength is coming from the int'l markets. Int'l flights are doing very well for all carriers.

There have been a number of fare increases (I believe 7 since Labor Day alone) but jet fuel is absolutely headed straight up.

CO's results are very good but it remains to be seen how fast costs are increasing. No one releases cost data in advance (other than the occassional guidance to investors).


User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 13, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1293 times:

Quoting WorldTraveler (Reply 12):
CO's results are very good but it remains to be seen how fast costs are increasing.

Even Delta's?


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