yazoo From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 488 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3272 times:
American Airlines (AMR 9.3 ↑1.20%) reported a February load factor of 75.5 percent, an increase of 1.5 points versus the same period last year. Traffic decreased 2.2 percent and capacity decreased 4.2 percent year over year.
ckfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5641 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2645 times:
Domesic numbers show that there are still a lot of business flyers who have cut back on travel. In 2008, my wife renewed her gold status for '09 before the end of November. In '09, even with the double miles promotion, she didn't fly enough to renew her status.
So far this year, she has only had 2 trips.
In talking to friends who travel for business, they are also traveling less, simply relying more on conference calls rather than getting people from several locations into one location for a meeting.