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by rparker537
Sat Sep 10, 2005 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Suspend USA Jet Fuel Tax Asked For
Replies: 23
Views: 4192

RE: Suspend USA Jet Fuel Tax Asked For

All I'm saying is that the market price is the market price. The end price for this commodity will remain constant (subject to changes in supply/demand) regardless of whether its comprised of taxes or refining prices. for example: today jet fuel is $1.50 fuel + $0.50 taxes = $2.00. Tomorrow the govt...

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by rparker537
Sat Sep 10, 2005 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Suspend USA Jet Fuel Tax Asked For
Replies: 23
Views: 4192

RE: Suspend USA Jet Fuel Tax Asked For

While I'm all for reducing taxes, lowering jet fuel taxes will have ZERO affect on jet fuel prices. The jet fuel market is liquid (in the financial/trading, not viscosity sense...). As such, prices move to balance supply and demand. If the government were to remove the tax, inherent demand and suppl...

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by rparker537
Mon Jun 20, 2005 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Notifies Boeing Of 787/777 Order Cancellation
Replies: 267
Views: 30853

RE: AC Notifies Boeing Of 787/777 Order Cancellation

could someone remind me why non-management employees should have _ANY_ say in company matters? they don't put up the capital -- they should do their jobs or quit, rather than impose their will on the organization.

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by rparker537
Fri Jun 10, 2005 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Stock Equity Being Canceled?
Replies: 17
Views: 3155

RE: UAL Stock Equity Being Canceled?

You shares will have absolutely zero value unless all creditors are satisfied in full. That will not happen. Why the stock doesn't trade at ~0 is one of the oddities of the stock market. The reason is that there is some EXTREMELY small chance that maybe UAL gets taken over and there is some equity v...

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by rparker537
Fri Jun 03, 2005 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA Likely To Buy More Boeings
Replies: 17
Views: 6085

ANA Likely To Buy More Boeings

<a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=agsvFVg6uhfc&refer=top_world_news" target=_blank>http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...=agsvFVg6uhfc&refer=top_world_news</a> All Nippon Airways Co., Asia's second- largest airline by sales, said it may use Boeing Co.'s 777-300ER aircraft...

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by rparker537
Thu Feb 24, 2005 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair To Order 50+ Boeing
Replies: 81
Views: 13733

RE: Ryanair To Order 50+ Boeing

Irish low-fare carrier Ryanair Holdings PLC is expected to announce as early as today that it plans to order more than 50 Boeing 737s in a deal valued at more than $3 billion at list prices, a move that signals the budget airline continues its rapid growth on the back of demand for ultralow fares. ....

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by rparker537
Sun Feb 20, 2005 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 US Airways Planes Bump Into Each Other At LGA
Replies: 50
Views: 12866

2 US Airways Planes Bump Into Each Other At LGA

I heard this on the radio this morning but can't find any news.

Apparently as US jet was backing out of the gate when it hit another US Airways plane.

Anyone have more details?

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by rparker537
Sun Feb 13, 2005 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CBS Marketwatch Reports CO Cancels 787
Replies: 29
Views: 11321

RE: CBS Marketwatch Reports CO Cancels 787

Coex doing well doesn't help - Coex is a now a completely separate, independent comany.

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by rparker537
Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Pratt & Whitney On The Way Out?
Replies: 30
Views: 15667

RE: Is Pratt & Whitney On The Way Out?

P&W's biggest problem is this: 1) <acronym title="Trans Asia Airways (Taiwan)">GE</acronym> will always be offered by A and B because of GECAS 2) <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)">RR</acronym> will always be offered by A and B because it's European This leaves <acronym title="Precisi...

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by rparker537
Fri Feb 04, 2005 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 For Ethiopian Airlines
Replies: 128
Views: 14613

787 For Ethiopian Airlines

5 + 5 options

http://yahoo.reuters.com/financeQuoteCompanyNewsArticle.jhtml?duid=mtfh86096_2005-02-04_14-18-02_l04699901_newsml

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by rparker537
Thu Jan 20, 2005 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380: 40% American
Replies: 39
Views: 6015

RE: A380: 40% American

2 points: 1) It's not the jobs that matter, but where the $$$ flows back to (e.g., location of shareholders) 2) You can't accurately say that x jobs are created because the purchase of airbus planes simply replaces potential boeing purchases. So the correct calculation would be news airbus jobs minu...

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by rparker537
Tue Jan 18, 2005 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Bankrupcy Costs......Bonuses?
Replies: 6
Views: 1838

RE: UAL Bankrupcy Costs......Bonuses?

While front-line employees may not realize (believe?) it, specialized skills are also needed in the back-office to run an airline. They are getting bonuses so they don't leave. Without good management types, an airline will simply collapse. THese employees often have advanced degrees, and simply the...

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by rparker537
Sun Jan 09, 2005 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Inflight Mag Route Map: BTV-AVP
Replies: 4
Views: 2871

RE: CO Inflight Mag Route Map: BTV-AVP

This route definitely doesn't exist...must be an error in the database used for route maps, as it shows on the inflight mag and online.

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by rparker537
Sun Jan 09, 2005 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Inflight Mag Route Map: BTV-AVP
Replies: 4
Views: 2871

CO Inflight Mag Route Map: BTV-AVP

Why does it show nonstop BTV-AVP? I don't think this flight exists.

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by rparker537
Wed Dec 22, 2004 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Post 87 Million Loss For November
Replies: 79
Views: 7702

RE: UAL Post 87 Million Loss For November

People need to remember that accounting ("profit" and "loss") terms are NOT cash terms. You can lose money due to non-cash charges (write-offs, for example). Many expenses, such as depreciation, are non-cash.

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by rparker537
Sun Dec 12, 2004 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bigger Aircraft For Christmas / New Year Holidays
Replies: 11
Views: 3736

RE: Bigger Aircraft For Christmas / New Year Holidays

Someone mentioned to me that <acronym title="JetBlue Airways (USA)">B6</acronym> has almost doubled their number of flights during the holiday week between NYC and certain florida markets (eg. <acronym title="West Palm Beach - Palm Beach International (PBI / KPBI), USA - Florida">PBI</acronym>). If ...

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by rparker537
Mon Dec 06, 2004 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Jetblue Experience
Replies: 47
Views: 6614

RE: The Jetblue Experience

That's a good point, but you raise another factor -- the price of a taxi is double from <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> to Manhattan than <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym> ...

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by rparker537
Mon Dec 06, 2004 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Jetblue Experience
Replies: 47
Views: 6614

RE: The Jetblue Experience

JetBlue may be a LCC, but in my experience it is rarely even close to the cheapest option. I fly NYC-<acronym title="Burlington - International (BTV / KBTV), USA - Vermont">BTV</acronym> and NYC-<acronym title="West Palm Beach - Palm Beach International (PBI / KPBI), USA - Florida">PBI</acronym> som...

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by rparker537
Wed Nov 10, 2004 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA: Chapter 11 Is A US Govt. Subsidy
Replies: 41
Views: 5728

RE: BA: Chapter 11 Is A US Govt. Subsidy

Ch11 is neither good nor bad - it is simply a set of rules that introduces a process by which creditors, equity holders and management can rehabilitate (or liquidate) a firm in an organized, orderly manner. All actions done in ch11 must preserve value for every debtor class.

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by rparker537
Sun Oct 31, 2004 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Have Ticket Prices Gone To Low?
Replies: 45
Views: 4948

RE: Have Ticket Prices Gone To Low?

Something is only worth what people are willing to pay and the marketplace is sending a pretty clear signal. Eventually, a number of airlines will fold (rather than staying on life support as they are now) and capacity will be rationalized more in line with demand, prices will go up and an equilibri...

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by rparker537
Sun Oct 31, 2004 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is There No Possible Way To Recover Meigs Field?
Replies: 24
Views: 4818

RE: Is There No Possible Way To Recover Meigs Field?

I don't think there's anything left to rebuild...

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by rparker537
Sun Oct 31, 2004 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas CEO Socks It To The Unions
Replies: 55
Views: 5152

RE: Qantas CEO Socks It To The Unions

The problem with unions is that they give power to a group that shouldn't have any. He (or she) who puts up the capital to build a company should set the rules. Employees cannot be forced to work for a company (that is called slavery), as such if they don't like the rules they should leave. If a uni...

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by rparker537
Mon Oct 25, 2004 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did ISP Have Customs?
Replies: 7
Views: 1986

RE: Did ISP Have Customs?

I don't know the answer to your question, but am fairly sure an airport wouldn't need a custom office to host flights from/to San Juan, PR (which, while not a state, is part of the U.S.).

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by rparker537
Fri Oct 22, 2004 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air Reports 79 Mil 3rd Quarter Profit
Replies: 15
Views: 4826

RE: Alaska Air Reports 79 Mil 3rd Quarter Profit

Yes, you're right -- God forbid an airline turn a profit. These things are supposed to lose shareholder money and go bankrupt. What a shame that a carrier is making money. We should definitely penalize management for this. [end sarcasm] It's really quite simple - you reward management for saving mon...

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by rparker537
Thu Oct 21, 2004 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primaris To Buy 20 738 And 20 7E7s
Replies: 104
Views: 18492

RE: Primaris To Buy 20 738 And 20 7E7s

No, written by staff reporter J. Lynn Lunsford. Will be on page <acronym title="Daallo Airlines (Djibouti/Somalia)">D3</acronym> tomorrow. Some more points: "Primaris now operates a single leased Boeing 757 that most recently was used to ferry the White House press corps. The airline says it believe...

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by rparker537
Thu Oct 21, 2004 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primaris To Buy 20 738 And 20 7E7s
Replies: 104
Views: 18492

Primaris To Buy 20 738 And 20 7E7s

From today's WSJ. A summary: Primaris Airlines, an upstart carrier that aims to offer all-business-class service between New York and other major U.S. cities as early as May, is expected to announce today that it has raised enough money to order 40 new airplanes from Boeing Co. and that it will beco...

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by rparker537
Sun Oct 17, 2004 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cheap ASS Airfares Are NOT Good For The Economy!
Replies: 44
Views: 7222

RE: Cheap ASS Airfares Are NOT Good For The Economy!

Mariner - everything you said was completely true and I agree with you. I was just pointing out that hedging fuel is no secret and that every airline manager would like to, but that many simply can't right now. Regarding the bk airline hedging, I'm very curious to learn how the hedge was guaranteed ...

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by rparker537
Sun Oct 17, 2004 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cheap ASS Airfares Are NOT Good For The Economy!
Replies: 44
Views: 7222

RE: Cheap ASS Airfares Are NOT Good For The Economy!

With regards to fuel hedges it's not that simple. At this point, hedging is something of a catch-22 for most airlines. In order to hedge, you have to have a high credit rating or a big line of credit (the hedging counter-party needs to feel confident that he'll get paid). Thus, many big airliners ar...

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by rparker537
Sun Oct 17, 2004 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cheap ASS Airfares Are NOT Good For The Economy!
Replies: 44
Views: 7222

RE: Cheap ASS Airfares Are NOT Good For The Economy!

TwinOtter has made a great point - the LCCs that will be successful will be so because of a competitive advantage that cannot be competed away. JetBlue, for example, managed to takeover a terminal at <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JF...

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by rparker537
Sun Oct 17, 2004 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cheap ASS Airfares Are NOT Good For The Economy!
Replies: 44
Views: 7222

RE: Cheap ASS Airfares Are NOT Good For The Economy!

To the comment about shi$%y service, I respond - check out JetBlue. They provide great service and have low wages. They do this by specifically marketing their jobs (at lease in the eyes of investors/financers) as short-term, non-career stints. They are NOT looking for career employees. This is a br...

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by rparker537
Thu Oct 14, 2004 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AWA In Talks To Buy ATA (WSJ)
Replies: 84
Views: 19232

AWA In Talks To Buy ATA (WSJ)

WSJ article coming out tomorrow am that states AWA is formally talking to ATA.

http://online.wsj.com/article/0,,SB109769420054544398,00.html?mod=yahoo_hs&ru=yahoo

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by rparker537
Mon Oct 11, 2004 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA 6991 IND-BTV
Replies: 5
Views: 2317

RE: ATA 6991 IND-BTV

Thanks for the reply. I didn't realize they ran charters to VT.

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by rparker537
Mon Oct 11, 2004 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA 6991 IND-BTV
Replies: 5
Views: 2317

ATA 6991 IND-BTV

Anyone know anything about this flight (IND-BTV)? Don't usually see a 738 up here in Vermont. Thanks.

[Edited 2004-10-10 19:13:40]

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by rparker537
Sat Oct 09, 2004 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Eagle Ending Islip Flights WN Again?
Replies: 15
Views: 3247

RE: AA Eagle Ending Islip Flights WN Again?

Why is it bad, Goingboeing? Not everyone is flying on a discounted, cheap leisure fair. Some of us are frequent business or international travelers and don't feel like taking the greyhound bus of the skies. ugh.

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by rparker537
Wed Oct 06, 2004 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yeah, That Ridiculous Pilot Pay
Replies: 29
Views: 13621

RE: Yeah, That Ridiculous Pilot Pay

The truth is, while we have master union contracts, we'll really never know what a fair market-clearing wage is for pilots. If pilots' love for flying plays a role in their job selection, that serves as "psychic" income and they should accept less actual cash. I know many people who hate their jobs ...

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by rparker537
Tue Oct 05, 2004 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United May Trigger Biggest "Default" In History...
Replies: 38
Views: 8725

RE: United May Trigger Biggest "Default" In History...

Companies come and companies go - they do not live forever. People should remember that companies exist to make $$ and if they don't they go away. If we learn one lesson from the airline's plight it is defined contribution plans are the only "safe" way to go. That way people will only have themselve...

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by rparker537
Tue Oct 05, 2004 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United May Trigger Biggest "Default" In History...
Replies: 38
Views: 8725

RE: United May Trigger Biggest "Default" In History...

Can someone explain how 'corporate american greed' was responsible for this (as per the pilot quote in the article). I mean really, it is the LCCs that are killing airlines like United, and the customers of the LCC's are about as proletariat as it gets. So if anyone is to be blamed it is the custome...

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by rparker537
Mon Sep 27, 2004 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The "Because They Are Paid For" Fallacy
Replies: 22
Views: 5770

RE: The "Because They Are Paid For" Fallacy

Comes down to this: A fully owned aircraft: Operator needs to simply cover variable operating costs (fuel, crew, etc.) because fixed costs are already sunk. Depreciation is an accounting concept and has no cash effects. Thus, the airline needs to compare the net present value of the variable operati...

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by rparker537
Sat Sep 25, 2004 12:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone Flown On A 717?
Replies: 23
Views: 4851

RE: Anyone Flown On A 717?

I've flown on a Bangkok Air 717. It was a terrific plane and a great flight. They really provide a quality boutique-airline product.

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by rparker537
Fri Sep 24, 2004 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Lands 200 7E7 Down Payments
Replies: 66
Views: 11406

RE: Boeing Lands 200 7E7 Down Payments

Airlines have many reasons for not permitting Boeing (or Airbus) to announce orders until they're good and ready. They can be primarily divided into 2 strategic areas - internal (e.g., completing negotiations over existing and new pay rates and scales, engine selection) and external (competitors, ma...

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