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National Airlines Insane Fares!  
User currently offlineC72 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2304 times:

These are insane fares......good for the traveling public though. Is this the end for National??


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User currently offlineMilemaster From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1138 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2238 times:

The word is getting around...

I was getting my haircut today and I was mentioning that to my stylist that you can go to LAS r/t from DFW for 89.00. He then told me that the guy before me mentioned the same thing and already bought his ticket.

This was not at an airport salon either.  Laugh out loud

Which raises an interesting question... one could easily steal scissors or razors from the salons scattered around the DFW gate area, I hope this has been considered.

User currently offlineVirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2228 times:

Looks like National is being desperate. Expect them to go under in 6 months to a year from now.

User currently offlineElal106 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 975 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2195 times:

national has been in the "shithouse" for about a year now...they are hanging on a very thin thread....soon to brake

User currently offlineB747-337M From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2177 times:

If I were reading a book about National, I would just be finishing Chapter 6....

User currently offlineMah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 34614 posts, RR: 70
Reply 5, posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2144 times:

I don't think many people here understand. National IS in trouble, and they face a very murky future, but offering these types of fairs (Miami-San Francisco via Vegas for $99 RT!) will bring them customers during these times, and many of those customers might just realize the value that National provides (and from what I hear, although I've never flown them, National actually provides great services, and thier MIA-LAS flights have very good load factors, though that does not equal profit), and might begin to fly them more often. Who knows, offering these cheap fares right now can be a new beginning for them, though it will not solve all thier troubles.

User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4410 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2121 times:

It's not just National Airlines, ALL the US airlines have a BIG sale.

But man $100 RT from JFK-LAX, wow.!!!!!!


User currently offlineHypermike From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1001 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2116 times:

Mah4546 is on the nose. Building a loyal customer base with lower fares is a smart idea.

At the same time, if you're going to fly the plane, you might as well fill the seats. Think about this. If you're going to have 100 empty seats on the plane, that is revenue you never got.

Airplane seats are THE most perishable goods out there. Once that aircraft door is closed, any unsold seats are spoiled. If a grocery store sells spoiled milk, they at least run the chance that the customer won't return it, earning a small bit of revenue.

Bob Crandall started this concept at American in the seventies called Yield Management. His thought with SupersAAver fares was to sell more of those unused seats to earn a little more money.

Remember those 100 empty seats on your flight? Why not sell them for $50 each way, brining in an additional $5000 in revenue?

User currently offlineGARUDAROD From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1566 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2110 times:

This is a last ditch effort to raise some cash. This has
been done before, think BRANIFF, and others. What
this means is the airline so starved for cash they will do anything to raise some capital. I would suggest you take the trip within the next 2weeks, because beyond
that, NATIONAL will be RIP...
FYI, if anybody watched C-SPAN and the aviation
committee for the cash, AMERICA WEST will be
out of business within 14days if they dont get the
hand out

Cargo doesn't whine, moan, or complain
User currently offlineLowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2055 times:

This is not just a last ditch effort, but a great marketing scheme. NBC10 has said stuff about this sale, and other stations have too. just the fact that you have to fly on Tues means that at the most, 14% of the weekly seats could be sold at this fare, and I'm guessing less than that. plus, Tues. is generally a slow day for National, so they can get more revenue this way.

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