If Song was doing so well, why would Delta be afraid to show its results?
The reason why Delta refuses to show results of Song and molds them into Delta's numbers is because of simple mathematics. You show Song's results and any airline number cruncher can deduce the actual mathematics that make Song work. Before you know it, every major is down to Song's costs and every LCC is making sure that they stay below it. Airlines constantly watch other airlines numbers, every single day. That is the sole job of an airline analyst, to watch other airlines prices, schedules, sales, etc. to get as much information on the other airlines as possible. Delta is smart to NOT give out Song's numbers.
Delta Express continued to grow even when it was obvious that it couldn't compete with JetBlue out of JFK.
Where did you get that? DLX was already WELL established before JB
was even a thought. DLX started in 1996 and by the time JB
DID come around, DLX routes were already established. And for your information, DLX was barely profitable, until the 2000 pilot contract increased the costs, that is when the operation became unprofitable.
If it was a fact, you'd have something to back it up with. But you have never provided any proof.
How ironic, neither do you! What a revelation!
Here's an excerpt from the October 18, 2004, AJC:
You should have just stopped right there. Being that you do not live in ATL
, I will let you in on a little secret that everyone else in ATL
already knows. AJC has major beef with Delta. Because of DL
being the largest employer of the city of Atlanta, you would think the AJC would be kissing DL
ass. But no, the AJC reports everything they can on Delta and makes it negative. For instance, when Delta announced the Simplifares, the AJC put a little corner article, and a nice half page article of Joe Leonard complaining how the Simplifares would be revenue negative for the entire industry, but he was not worried, as Airtran is Atlanta's low fare airline and that FL
would make sure that FL
prices stay below Delta's. The AJC hates DL
with a passion.
But, just to play devil's advocate here, lets use a little common sense. How could the uber-investigators at the AJC figure out Songs numbers? If other airlines can't, how could the AJC? And what reliable source did they base their information on? IF
the AJC were to find out that Song was unprofitable, why wouldn't they release the numbers, since they know that would spell the end of Song?
Answer these questions with facts, and then your answers might have some credibility to them, but not much.
Is is just me, or is anyone else tired of beating this dead horse? Not that I mind very much, because I love being right.
I don't have a microwave, but I do have a clock that occasionally cooks shit.