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American Airlines Dropping Like A Rock  
User currently offlineUSAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 3180 posts, RR: 2
Posted (6 years 7 months 10 hours ago) and read 17453 times:

Due to recent cutbacks, AA has been seen to "drop like a rock". Some of the newest cutbacks include:

The sale of fresh food and liquor to increase $1. Now alcohol and sandwiches are $6. ( who would pay $6 for booze on an airplane) http://www.aa.com/apps/netSAAver/Vie...ry&itemDescriptor=PromotionContent

The paying of $15 for the first checked bag. (WN is NOT doing this)

To retire all Saabs by the end of this year.

Retirement of about 40 mainline aircraft(mostly MD's and A300's)

The retirement of 40 regional jets.

The discontinuation of several routes, more to come.

San Juan-Fort Lauderdale (ends September 3)
San Juan-Orlando (ends September 3)
San Juan-Newark (ends September 3)
San Juan-Los Angeles (ends September 3) (one of LA's only Carbi. Destination., One of the longest flights from SJU.

San Juan-Baltimore (ends September 3)
San Juan-Sint Maarten (ends September 3)
San Juan-Antigua (ends September 3)
San Juan-Santo Domingo (ends September 3)
San Juan-St. Thomas (ends September 3)
San Juan-Washington (ends September 3)
John F. Kennedy-London's Stansted (ends July 2)
Chicago-Buenos Aires (ends September 3)
Boston-San Diego(ends September 3)
Chicago-Honolulu (ends January 5, 2009)

People at RDU are fearing the worst. Flights to BDL,JAX,MCI,CMH,SDF are expected to be cut.

There will be major cutbacks coming to SJU. Any gueses on the cuts? BDL?


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User currently offlineJfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8515 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 9 hours ago) and read 17100 times:
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Quoting USAirALB (Thread starter):
People at RDU are fearing the worst. Flights to BDL,JAX,MCI,CMH,SDF are expected to be cut.

RDU wil keep its 777 flight to LHR. Are RDU to JAX and BDL really tat important to RDU ?


User currently offlineCal764 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 9 hours ago) and read 17099 times:

I'm gonna argue that there not dropping like a rock, rather, their doing what they have to do to maintain durring these tough times...

We're all feelin' the pain



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User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 9 hours ago) and read 17051 times:



Quoting USAirALB (Thread starter):
The retirement of 40 regional jets.

Has AA announced which regional jets will be retired? My guess would be the smallest (ERJ135).



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User currently offlineB777a340fan From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 775 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 9 hours ago) and read 16803 times:



Quoting Cal764 (Reply 3):
I'm gonna argue that there not dropping like a rock, rather, their doing what they have to do to maintain durring these tough times...

We're all feelin' the pain

I would agree that there are "reasonable" measures in order to weather the storm US airlines are going through right now and I pray to God that they will be able to pull through. I could deal with the increase in food or even getting rid of the pathetic peanut/pretzel bags they give (or used to give). But charging $15 for a checked bag is ridiculous IMO. Everyone knows that people are going to try to stuff the overhead bin and you're only slowly down the boarding process in response thereto. anyways, i do hope that AA will survive. I could think of other airlines I'd rather see go under than AA.


User currently offlinePar13del From Bahamas, joined Dec 2005, 7716 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 9 hours ago) and read 16396 times:



Quoting B777a340fan (Reply 6):
I could think of other airlines I'd rather see go under than AA.

Everyone wants a legacy to go away for the good of the industry, funny that one, because we want the industry to raise fares to survive.

One legacy is the same as the other, we need something other than their fares to distinguish between them, AA is definately doing that, if MRTC is anything historical to go by, we will just have to wait and see how this pans out, June is almost here.

I believe the other carriers are waiting for implementation to see the results, if AA pax loads go down, you can bet the others won't follow. What should be remembered is that AA is not the major mover and shaker on the domestic front, they probably have routes where this will not have an adverse effect because customers have no choice.


User currently offlineSplitz From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 9 hours ago) and read 16276 times:

Guess I'll see less repairs of avionics equipment on the e-jets AND ATR!

D'oh!

Even hurts repair centers that have "solid" business as an MRO with AMR and Eagle.


User currently offlineDavescj From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 2307 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 9 hours ago) and read 16168 times:

I'm surprised at the # of hits San Juan is taking. The MDs retirement isn't a complete surprise, and remember they are getting new 737s to replace them. The San Juan LAX flight is a surprise, but there ya go.

Dave



Can I have a mojito on this flight?
User currently onlineLAXdude1023 From India, joined Sep 2006, 7821 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 8 hours ago) and read 15748 times:



Quoting USAirALB (Thread starter):


Due to recent cutbacks, AA has been seen to "drop like a rock". Some of the newest cutbacks include:

You act like AA is the only one doing this? The others are going to soon follow. US has already eminated free snacks on the plane.

The others will be making cuts and upping fees and it isnt a question of if.



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User currently offlineDavescj From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 2307 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 8 hours ago) and read 15652 times:



Quoting USAirALB (Thread starter):
Now alcohol and sandwiches are $6.

As I think about this, what doesn't surprise as much as a 20% increase, which is overprice for what you receive, but th ODD dollar......with a 5, was easier for change, now single bills iwll be needed. Unless you can prepay at the airport or with a credit/debit card.

Dave



Can I have a mojito on this flight?
User currently offlineWildcatYXU From Canada, joined May 2006, 2660 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 8 hours ago) and read 15630 times:



Quoting USAirALB (Thread starter):
who would pay $6 for booze on an airplane)

Canadians? I don't know the size of the $6 booze at AA, but AC charges $6 for 50 ml mini bottles of booze. Most bars in Canada charge $6+ for a shot, tha's an imperial ounce. Compared to that, booze on an airplane is a bargain.


User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 11, posted (6 years 7 months 8 hours ago) and read 15604 times:



Quoting USAirALB (Thread starter):
There will be major cutbacks coming to SJU. Any gueses on the cuts? BDL?

Doubtful. That flight is always packed to the gills with VFR passangers not to mention TONS of cargo. I assume however, the summer change to an A300 is gone. and we will keep the 737/757 combo.



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User currently offlineKochamLOT From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 301 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 7 months 8 hours ago) and read 15602 times:

6 dollars for a sanwhich on a plane is not that much. Think of it as a little more than a gallon of gas.
Sure WN isnt chraging for bags, but AA isnt WN!
Good Job AA for being proactive and leading the way.


User currently offlinePRAirbus From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2005, 1144 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (6 years 7 months 8 hours ago) and read 15522 times:

AA is not the only one announcing cutbacks, way before AA, UA announced grounding of over 30+ jets, B6 is selling some A320's and deferring orders, AirTran is deferring too...Spirit lost millions...keep in mind most US Majors took refuge on Chapter 11/bankruptcy after 9-11 and AA did not. Perhaps that was a mistake on AA's part, they should have gone bankrupt too and take advantage of it like UA, DL, NW did...AA still has a stronger balance sheet than other US Majors...not implying that they are safe from going under but I bet AA will not be the first one to go belly up...UA, US, Frontier are in far worse shape. AA could still trim a lot and be around for a while.

User currently onlineLAXdude1023 From India, joined Sep 2006, 7821 posts, RR: 25
Reply 14, posted (6 years 7 months 8 hours ago) and read 15522 times:



Quoting Davescj (Reply 14):
Unless you can prepay at the airport or with a credit/debit card.

You can pay with any kind of credit card.



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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8913 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (6 years 7 months 8 hours ago) and read 15471 times:

AA's not the only one raising prices for alcohol - I know for the Heineken and the new Leinenkugel beers the cost will be $6 (Amstel Light and the undrinkable Miller Lite will still be $5) will be $6 next month; forget what's happening with the other types of alcohol though.

User currently offlineLACA773 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 4067 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (6 years 7 months 8 hours ago) and read 15278 times:
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People here have been very quiet about it, AA is also axing, STN effective 2 July. To me and many other's this is not unexpected. What a shame. Maybe there would have been a slight, or remote chance EOS could've stayed in the game a bit longer until AA pulled out but it worked out the way AA wanted.

User currently offlineABQopsHP From United States of America, joined May 2006, 864 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (6 years 7 months 7 hours ago) and read 15167 times:

I was just thinking about the JFK-STN service. Ever notice that AA goes into a new market right about the same time as another carrier (new or otherwise), and manages to outlast the other carrier, only to pull out of the market once that carrier is gone? They increased service out of RDU when XE was starting up "Branded". Now "Branded" looks to be going away and I wouldnt be surprised if AA reduces service in other markets where they and another carrier were duking it out. AUS to southern California for starters?
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User currently offlineDavescj From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 2307 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 7 months 7 hours ago) and read 15156 times:



Quoting LACA773 (Reply 21):
AA is also axing, STN effective 2 July.

LOL There is a whole tread dedicated to it.

Dave



Can I have a mojito on this flight?
User currently offlineUnitedSuperDC8 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 84 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 7 months 7 hours ago) and read 15073 times:

I would hardly say American Airlines is dropping like a rock. I would say they are adapting to the current business envrionment without further delay.

I do think $6 is a bit high for a beer or mini - but I would be willing to pay it at a bar and I can't buy it anywhere else when I am on the plane. I don't always drink on flights, but sometimes I do like to relax and have a double while watching a movie or before a nap.

$15 for the first bag is kind of a bummer - but we will get used to it and build it in to our purchase decisions. Although, if no other major goes along with this - I can't imagine AA will stand alone with this charge.



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User currently offlineKPHXFlyer From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 413 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (6 years 7 months 7 hours ago) and read 15013 times:



Quoting LAXdude1023 (Reply 19):
You can pay with any kind of credit card.

I think AA has equipped the flight attendents with the portable CC readers on the aircraft. I took a flight PHX-DFW in April of 2007 and I'm pretty sure they had the credit card readers...like the attendents have at the rental car drop-off.


User currently onlineBigGSFO From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2951 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (6 years 7 months 7 hours ago) and read 14977 times:

Curious. Why is AA "dropping like a rock" for making business decisions to try and stabilize revenue? They might not be popular ($15 for the first bag, $6 for alcohol), or seemingly predatory (dropping STN after the competition left), but this is business. I think they are doing what they can to maximize their resources in this economy. Everybody has to.

User currently offlineLAXorLGWonDL From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 7 months 7 hours ago) and read 14851 times:



Quoting LACA773 (Reply 21):
JFK-STN service.

Ouch -- that's going to annoy a lot of my co-workers here who have used (and liked) the flight -- I sit next to someone who loves that routing and will be flying it this week -- much easier to get to STN from Cambridgeshire to fly TATL than LGW or LHR. Of course, in my case, I suck it up and take the train to Gatwick...I'm looking forward to the DL 764 LGW-ATL this Wednesday!

Cheers,
Robin



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User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (6 years 7 months 6 hours ago) and read 14605 times:

AA is scraping the bottom of the barrel and seriously ruining its reputation. the charges for food and drink and to check a suitcase is ridiculous. Also if they are retiring the A300s what about all the cargo argument, which AA has consistently thrown up when people have talked about retring the 300s?

User currently offlineBrilondon From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 4416 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (6 years 7 months 6 hours ago) and read 14590 times:



Quoting USAirALB (Thread starter):
The paying of $15 for the first checked bag. (WN is NOT doing this)

If WN shut down would all airlines follow suite?...  cheeky 

WN and AA are not really comparable as they are two different types of airlines. Don't kid your self. Charging for checked baggage is all the rage in Europe with the LCC's. It is only a matter of time when this would end up in North America. AC charges for pre selecting your seat. Everybody charges for something to eat. Etc...



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25 Caspritz78 : They don't drop like a rock. They finally do what is necessary. These meassures are maybe the ones that will safe the airline.
26 EXAAUADL : if you want t osee "dropping like a rock" look at your own airline
27 SANFan : Regarding the price of a drink and/or food on AA (or any airline), we need to remember that pax in an airplane are a captive audience, and suppliers a
28 USAirALB : Did you read that press release about AA saying WN was going to charge bags. Southwest Airlines News Releases ---------------------------------------
29 Catdaddy63 : It looks like I can't afford to fly AA any more. TUL-DFW-TUL leaving Monday evening, returning Wednesday afternoon is currently $955.49. All the after
30 Par13del : Hhmmmm, that might not be such a bad thing, imagine if AA had bought fuel hedges, or DL or NW for that matter, think they would have gone into Chpt.1
31 USAirALB : Even though, I am going to MYR this summer and US was kinda pricey for 5 people, so I was going to take the BDL-RDU flight and drive which was like $
32 USAirALB : San Juan-Fort Lauderdale (ends September 3) San Juan-Orlando (ends September 3)San Juan-Los Angeles (ends September 3) (one of LA's only Carbi. Destin
33 MAH4546 : No airline is perfect, but here is reality: American Airlines, despite it's misfortunes, has a 100% chance of being around and still flying in three
34 Aacun : Im sooo fed up with this bashing of the legacies thats going on here............. First and foremost, were here to make money....... This is the only
35 UnitedSuperDC8 : That is the point. If you can't afford what it costs to transport you - you can't go. AA and other carriers, their employees, their shareholders, and
36 AACUN : AMEN Super DC8
37 Post contains links KingCavalier : So true. This link is posted in another thread - http://www.aa.com/apps/netSAAver/Vie...ry&itemDescriptor=PromotionContent From the article - "The er
38 MD-90 : American is in full blown panic mode.
39 Post contains links KingCavalier : This article - http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/...y2008/db20080527_408257_page_2.htm "The era of cheap fares will end, too. Since deregulation in
40 Alitalia744 : Correct, all alcohol on DL is $6 now.
41 Post contains links KingCavalier : Huh? Delta's web site says $5. http://www.delta.com/traveling_check...t_services/food/index.jsp#beverage Alcoholic Beverages A selection of complimen
42 Caribbean484 : Yes no airline is perfect and with times like these, everyone has to do whats is best to survice in the long run with oil over US$100 per barrel. USa
43 USAirALB : The US gov't won't let any legacy carriers go out of buisness. They would let carriers like Frontier go.
44 AirTran737 : Nobody ever though that we'd be without Braniff, TWA, Eastern and Pan Am. The government sure as hell will let an airline die. The industry needs one
45 PRAirbus : AA is not returning ALL the A300's...its been known for a long time most of those birds are leased and getting old. What is the fuzz? Is AA the only a
46 Chgoflyer : Im sick of subsidizing passenger fares by giving up my salary.......... It was about time airlines start doing something about these outrageous fares
47 Chgoflyer : I'm Premier on UA and Plat on AA and I have not see "luxury" in 20 yrs. Also you guys need to get over this weak argument of low fares... fares are w
48 Ikramerica : Without renewing leases, the A300 was due to be gone by YE2011, as AA was expected to unload the 10 they owned by that time. 26 are leased with terms
49 Chgoflyer : There are two views on this. First is the point your make. Second would be that prior to 78 fares were inflated and just came down to market value. T
50 UnitedSuperDC8 : It is not five star luxury - it is access to an expensive machine burning expensive natural resources. Less people are flying becuase they can't affo
51 Catdaddy63 : Oh, I'm going all right, on WN. I fly weekly on business, sometimes multi city, and I earned Advantage Gold last year in about four months. I'm sure
52 UnitedSuperDC8 : Southwest is probably where you belong. In this market, AA is chasing high-yield traffic on the ERJ that help feed its DFW network. Their costs for o
53 FrmrCAPCADET : It is probably not a passenger's business to say how much an airline OUGHT to charge for one of their tickets It is probably not an airline's (nor an
54 Cjpark : Sorry but it is true, Southwest is the only carrier right now that can hold prices down to the detriment of its compeitors.
55 Iowaman : Good Grief, WN is $244 out of DAL to TUL for those dates, and that includes all taxes and fees (and free baggage too!).
56 LAXdude1023 : WN tends to be better with short distance and trips closer to the travel date. There really isnt much difference when theres two weeks out. Besides i
57 MSYtristar : Well, I just bought a one-way MSY-LAS-SEA on WN for $109+tax for June 18th. The next closest competitor price wise was $180+tax on UA through DEN....
58 TN757Flyer : The government is not going to bail out ANY airlines, legacy or otherwise. Given the overall state of the U.S. economy, the fact we are spending $2 b
59 Commavia : Let's not kid ourselves that AA's "dropping like a rock" is relegated solely to AA. What is happening at AA will soon be coming to an airline near you
60 Cadet57 : Doesnt mean the flight made money thou.
61 AWACSooner : But AA doesn't consider themselves a LCC...after all, they're "legacy." I notice though that the US LCC's always seem to be LAST to implement all the
62 AA767400 : That would be 50% true. The other 50% is dealing with TSA and their antics. And I would say that people dread TSA more than airline staff.
63 Contrails : Agreed. Parking the older gas-guzzling aircraft makes sense to me. The puddle jumpers (Saabs) should have been retired long ago. I don't agree with t
64 N202PA : Then quit and find a job that pays more to your liking. The customer isn't there to subsidize your lifestyle.
65 SCL767 : Got a roundtrip FLL-MSY on WN for 135 dollars! I usually fly AA and I'm EXP; however, AA MIA-MSY was pricing at 256 dollars roundtrip. First on AA to
66 COSPN : Quoting USAirALB (Reply 43): The US gov't won't let any legacy carriers go out of buisness. They would let carriers like Frontier go. Thats what every
67 AA767400 : So he finds another job that ANOTHER customer subsidizes his salary? If it is another industry then it is fine for the customer to subsidize the empl
68 N202PA : No. I'm saying that the customer doesn't exist for the purpose of making this disgruntled individual happy with their job. If they're not happy, fare
69 AA767400 : Agreed. I think that people should take action if they don't like something. If the person is not happy, then it is time to find out what is making t
70 Warreng24 : Loads and Yields are two COMPLETELY different things!
71 REALDEAL : If they don't do something to reduce costs & increase revenue, they'll be history. if they increase fares some people won't fly (the price sensitive
72 Analog : Don't the 135 & 140 cost AA more than the 145 per hour (not per passenger/available seat mile, but per aircraft). I seem to recall this from AWST abo
73 DTW757 : A little off the wall here but who is serving Leinenkugel's? Is it new to an airline because it certainly isn't a new beer.
74 USAirALB : So..When is US going to announce the snack thing?
75 KingCavalier : They are already offering food for sale. US is eliminating all free snacks. A la Carte "In-Flight Café Snack Box Bumble Bee Tuna Salad, Venus Wafers
76 B752OS : I agree that the fees are needed to help create additional revenues for AA but I believe they should have just tacked the $15 onto the price of ticke
77 Chgoflyer : I checked my UATP statement and my fair w/o tax was just over 1100.00 I really did not get what I paid for. Courtesy from airline cabin staff is rare
78 GeorgiaAME : I'm not an American flier, never was because of geography, but I am a business owner. Living in Atlanta, I'm married to Delta (not a happy marriage),
79 Chgoflyer : I would agree perhaps with some different percentages. It is still an amazing statement that your customers, like it or not your largest source of re
80 TN757Flyer : Allow me to rephrase. It will be hugely unpopular with those who send the "idiots" to Washington. People in this country are fed up with crappy airli
81 ERJ170 : I don't know how much of a rumor this is.. but I heard AA doesn't plan to drop any RDU flights, but may add a few.. I heard one or two aa flights migh
82 MAH4546 : No, they won't. While the RDU cuts might not be as drastic as many suspected, there will be no be CR7 flying moved to RDU, and there will certainly n
83 Cadet57 : What do you think are the chances of an Eagle ATR order? Therefore bringing in more seats to replace the lost ones in SJU and to possibly replace som
84 Cloudy : Money gained through a paycheck for services performed is not a subsidy. At least, it is not a direct subsidy. A welfare check is a subsidy. So is a
85 PlanesNTrains : Most would agree with that premise, but the problem is that internet search engines don't play favorites - they show the price, period. So when most
86 DocLightning : On the contrary. That's exactly what the customer is there to do. I am there to pay an airline to transport me. Thus, I am paying every single employ
87 Cadet57 : So say the lowest fare that Orbitz finds is 180. Have AA add 15 to that price for 195 and offer that as the lowest fare. Voila Orbitz shows the fare
88 ElmoTheHobo : And most all of the people you mentioned are exempt from the baggage requirement. AAdvantage Elite, wealthy folks (who are either Elite or are travel
89 DocLightning : See, part of the problem with the additional fees is that it's a response to travel websites. If you can hide the true cost of your ticket with additi
90 XT6Wagon : Yet, many of these same people ARE leaving AA after hearing this, even if it doesn't affect them.
91 LAXdude1023 : No not really. I dont agree with AA new baggage policy and I think its wrong, however being an AA Plat, Im not for a second entertaining the idea of
92 Brilondon : If you read the rest of my post the $15 luggage charge was a facetious remark or do I have to dumb down my remarks so you can understand them?
93 DTWAGENT : I think it is a little dirty that AA started JFK - London Stadson service just to put EOS and Max jet out of business and then pull out of that route.
94 Tsaord : I would not mind pay the full fare of an airline ticket, one that AA needs to maintain itself at all. Why won't they do that instead of adding side ch
95 Chgoflyer : I could not disagree more. First most folks dont want to be on the net looking for tickets. The airlines force it ie cutting agent commisions and clo
96 Jacobin777 : I think the price of Jet-A had more to do with it...if "black gold" was $80-$90/barrel, we would probably see the route flying.
97 AirNZ : Now I find those two comments interesting, considering they are a total contradiction from your reply to me in the thread "Sick of bad treatment - Am
98 IrishAyes : That's not entirely true. Keep in mind that MAXJet and SilverJet also folded along with Eos, and all had adopted relatively the same business models
99 TN757Flyer : AA has done this on a number of occasions, it should really be no shock. I'd be surprised if they ever really wanted to fly to STN given the number o
100 AirNZ : For a start, you can't do that! Think about it if you can. Firstly, $15 can't simply be 'added' to the fare to come up with the 'lowest fare' because
101 CO777ER : On a side note: Is the can of beer on board chilled? or is it room temperature? B/c I can't imagine anyone paying 6 bucks for a warm beer
102 USAirALB : No, I mean like I am flying from ALB-CLT in this summer and its scheduled for 2:04. I probably will flight First, but if I don't, what will they serv
103 USAirALB : The fact that I flew that route in the middle 90's with my parents and got a continental breakfast, was just sad, look what I am getting know. My how
104 AirNZ : Once again, I have to disagree with this much-bandied premise of just tacking on $15 (or whatever relevant amount for a particular service) to the ti
105 Post contains links LAXdude1023 : Theyre not going to serve you jack. US recently came out and said they are scrapping free snacks. http://edition.cnn.com/2008/TRAVEL/05/28/usairways.
106 PlanesNTrains : That's the problem for AA. Explained elsewhere. That wasn't my point. I was speaking of those who would - and do - pay higher fares than folks who ar
107 Chgoflyer : Re read what I am responding too..
108 Chgoflyer : Dave you make a great point and I sound far fetched in my suggestion. Ask yourself. Is everything you do in life based on what's cheapest? Let me kno
109 SPREE34 : Disagree. History will repeat itself. BN,EA,PA People in, and out of Government, know that government meddling is partly responsible for the present
110 Cadet57 : Maybe they should have thought of that before charging people? Could you explain it, or show me then?
111 ERJ170 : Currently, at least on AA, RDU cuts are as follows using October 22 as the basis: DFW (7 daily) no changes ORD (5 daily) no changes MIA (3 daily) no
112 Ckfred : You are so right about that. In the days of regulation, PA and TW were the "glamour" airlines. AA was very much the button-down shirt and striped nec
113 MAH4546 : Something is going to happen. Only five schedule changes have been uploaded: 1) SJU hub cuts 2) BOS-SAN 3) ORD-EZE 4) ORD-HNL 5) JFK-STN The rest wil
114 LAXdude1023 : Are all the cuts going to be announced over the next two weeks? Or will there be more afterward?
115 PlanesNTrains : If I am buying two similar products, or even the same product provided by two different vendors, I certainly consider price. Gas would be an example.
116 JBLUA320 : I'm surprised that AA/AE isn't cutting RDU-SDF/MCI/JAX. They only restarted these routes as a response to XE branded, and now that branded has cut the
117 JoseKMLB : Very true too and I work at an airport and I hate 95% of the people at TSA. It is as if there sh*t dont stink. They are mean stuck up pricks that don
118 AirNZ : Yep, bhere are no ways around it, and to circumvent it would then place the whole equation legally into a completely different sphere......you would
119 AirNZ : Chgoflyer, once again I'm going to correct you but this time clearly indicate that you now are indeed deliberately twisting a post. With regard to th
120 ERJ170 : I wonder how the flights are doing? are they actually showing good yields and/or loads? Are they in the tank? That is what I want to know first..
121 Brilondon : [quote=REALDEAL,reply=71](altho Australians aren't into stupid idea of tipping anyone) They are just cheap.
122 Chgoflyer : You give me way to much credit. I read the other thread first and posted that I mis read your statement and apologized. As I said I understood "super
123 Chgoflyer : [Edited 2008-06-02 08:40:57]
124 AAJFKSJUBKLYN : This was hashed out last week more then it needed to because it was AA. Stay tuned...ALL OTHERS ARE FOLLOWING.
125 B752OS : I guess we will all find out this week as if they are in the tank, AA will most likely cut them. If they survive the capacity cuts, then I think it m
126 FrmrCAPCADET : Have airlines, and American, done market research on this? There was almost no controversey on charging for the 2nd piece of luggage because relativel
127 USAirALB : I was talking about American Eagle, sorry.
128 SCL767 : It is for me, I have to say AAdvantage is the best frequent flyer program around.
129 UltimateDelta : I'd think that they would keep those, since they aren't all that old. Then again, they could always sell them to another operator.
130 Post contains links and images Jacobin777 : Here's one for you...who's "dropping like a rock" more..US Airways or AA? Which stock has hit a new 52-week low...hint, its not AA.
131 LN-MOW : They're about as easy to sell as your mother's Tahoe .....
132 SCL767 : US Airways will hopefully just go away!
133 AirNZ : Not to much credit at all, and you do your own injustice. I note that you clearly state you read the other thread first and, as I said, apologised...
134 Milemaster : AirNZ - Don't make the mistake of thinking that your dispute with another user matters in the slightest to the rest of us. Seriously, none of us care
135 PlanesNTrains : That's fine, but I wasn't taking a poll. I simply made a statement about SOME people, and it stands. I am glad that you have AAdvantage and American,
136 MAH4546 : The 10-11% cut in domestic capacity recently announced should all be known within two weeks if all goes according to plan, though nothing is ever def
137 Jacobin777 : When will those pilots learn its not their job to run the company or choose which routes to fly..
138 AirNZ : Excuse me, but I think you need this point clarified. I have no dispute whatever with any user on any normal matter or discussion, per sé. However,
139 Chgoflyer : All great points. I quoted the last statement because Im not sure what you mean exactly by "unlike you". My views and thoughts are based on my profes
140 MSYtristar : Wow, no more A300's on MIA-SJU in September... 1- AA 639 /J4 DR Y4 TU23SEP MIASJU 0720 0950 757 0 M B4 H4 K4 M4 V4 W4 NR SR QR L4 G4 2 AA 1845 /J4 DR
141 AAJFKSJUBKLYN : I would think this has alot to do with maintenance issues and the significant staff reductions in SJU. I would think the only A300's to SJU will be f
142 Ikramerica : Cargo lift must not be as important as AA A300 supporters made it out to be.
143 AAJFKSJUBKLYN : Santo Domingo goes to one flight a day JFK-SDQ on a 763, No airbus!! In September.
144 AA767400 : Like it or not? I have no customers, I am the customer. And I dread dealing with the TSA more than anything else. That is my opinion, and you have yo
145 DFWEagle : A300’s are also being removed from MIA-MBJ and MIA-MCO. Orlando will no longer see the A300 at all – there will only be three domestic A300 stati
146 Milemaster : That very well may be the case, but it still has nothing to do with the topic of this thread now does it? If you must make a point to share your issu
147 Chgoflyer : I totally respect your opinion. Do they hassle you? I rarely have issues, when I do its at one point of entry with one TSA agent.
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