jetdeltamsy
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Where Will We Be In 3 Years?

Sat Jun 19, 2004 3:26 pm

Assuming the price of oil stays above $35 a barrel, what do you see happening in the US domestic industry?

Which companies will survive financially? How will they retool their operations to cope with LCC's? Will hub and spoke networks survive at all? What will happen to pay rates and benefits?

Will hubs close? Will fleets be grounded (i.e. MD80)? Will any carriers cease to exist? Which ones and why?

The author foresees DL/NW/CO cooperating very closely. DL will close it dfw hub. CO will close cle. Both will deploy those assets to operate point to point networks. UA and US will perish. AA will continue to be without a domestic network partner.
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TS-IOR
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RE: Where Will We Be In 3 Years?

Sat Jun 19, 2004 8:27 pm


I hope we will be in Heaven in 3 years !!!
 
Alessandro
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RE: Where Will We Be In 3 Years?

Sat Jun 19, 2004 10:21 pm

Down sizing is the main thing, perhaps Embraer will sell many airplanes in the future to the US domestic market?

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luv2fly
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RE: Where Will We Be In 3 Years?

Sat Jun 19, 2004 10:39 pm

If any of us have the ability to see into the future then lets buy the winning big game lottery ticket.....
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qr332
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RE: Where Will We Be In 3 Years?

Sat Jun 19, 2004 10:45 pm

Luv2fly,
Only if it is shared out equally between us ofcourse...

But, on topic, I think UA will survive but US won't. I just don't see UA closing because they are in a much stronger position than US, who will be screwed quite soon as it seems.
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luv2fly
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RE: Where Will We Be In 3 Years?

Sat Jun 19, 2004 10:47 pm

QR332 I tend to agree about US over UA although I see UA downsizing to get it right. Also not sure about the sharing idea! You mentioned it first so your at the head of the list.
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bjg231
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RE: Where Will We Be In 3 Years?

Sun Jun 20, 2004 1:40 am

IMHO, I foresee US passenger numbers to finally return to health. Most if not all of the domestic mainlines and LCC's (who knows about Independence) will be posting small or large profits after the breakup of United, and those large CO and DL orders for 7e7's (now labeled the 787) will finally exist.


On another note, I give it about 1-2 more posts before someone makes a NW DC-9 joke.
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