Folks, I couldn't help but notice that the airline reporting season for this quarter starts on the 19th of October with CO. Then on the 20th we'll hear from UPS, B6, WN, and AS. DH and FL are set to report on the 27th, DL on Nov. 9th with US, and Fedex way out in December. (Why?) I did not see on yahoo the reporting dates for NW, AA, or F9.
With everything that has happened in the 3rd quarter, I have a feeling this will be one of the more interesting sets of earnings announcements. Some of the airlines will report interesting facts, others will do spins that would make the old Iraqi propaganda minister proud.
Now for my predictions:
Profit: UPS, Fedex, CO, AA, WN, and maybe B6
Encouraging, but in the red (small loses explained by the 3Q fuel issue):
UA, FL, AS, F9, with US having a larger loss but still manageable.
Large losses: DL, NW, DH (These join in the destroy the investor capital circus.)
If anyone has a link to the investor presentations, please link.