I live near the St. Pete/Clearwater Int'l Airport (PIE) where the only current domestic US carrier is USA3000 (U5 I believe). They serve seven cities out of PIE and I've flown them several times and have had nothing but a good experience.
They seem to be a very quiet company however because little to nothing can be found online regarding their financial performance.
I know they still do charters for Apple Vacations, but their scheduled service seems to be increasing and their fares are fairly low --- as little as $69 each way, no rondtrip purchase requirement, no advance purchase timeframe, etc.
My question is -- how are they doing financially? How are they able to offer such low fares? Did they hedge their fuel purchases?
What do you all think in general about U5 and it's future?