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by CobraKai
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 23783

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

I totally feel for this guy - he's a perfect example of why people used to go through a travel agent for their travels. A travel agent would know the rules and regulations and advise on how best to switch flights when plans change. In a sense, Orbitz was his travel agent but without personalized at...

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by CobraKai
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1730
Views: 391900

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Just looking at this quote: Also, about this time, the FDR data indicated that some small vertical accelerations consistent with the airplane entering turbulence. Shortly after, when the airplane’s indicated airspeed was steady about 230 knots, the engines increased to maximum thrust, and the airpla...

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by CobraKai
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Describe AA in 3 Words Article
Replies: 117
Views: 13319

Re: Describe AA in 3 Words Article

Take care of your employees and they will go above and behind for the customer. AA employees took pay cuts from 2003 thru 2015 they were lied to and taken advantage of from CEOS Carty/Horton so much so they saw DP as the CEO with a cape on he promised the world and he has failed to live up to those...

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by CobraKai
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best TATL premium products?
Replies: 29
Views: 2919

Re: Best TATL premium products?

I'll add this: It really depends on the seat and how you sleep. I sleep on my stomach (prone), which means I need width at the top because my hands are under my head with elbows out. The AA Concept D for example, is so narrow I have to move to my side or back, which is so uncomfortable I can never g...

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by CobraKai
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just How Close Was U.S. Airways to Shutting Down in 2004-2005?
Replies: 77
Views: 11125

Re: Just How Close Was U.S. Airways to Shutting Down in 2004-2005?

MDSkyguy wrote:
Max Q wrote:
Pretty close I think


They certainly weren’t a sustainable stand alone operation


Their reputation for customer service was awful and rightfully so



The merger with AA really saved them

AA did NOT save USAirways! US saved AA


Not this again...

AA would have been just fine going alone.

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by CobraKai
Fri May 18, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA CFO Resigns
Replies: 41
Views: 10324

Re: UA CFO Resigns

AA was in shambles, for all intents and purposes. Virasb had no idea how to run an airline, and their plan was to grow a ridiculous amount of ASMs (10-20%) which would've destabilized the entire airline. industry. Meanwhile the AA employees were too busy enjoying the smell of their own farts to rea...

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by CobraKai
Fri May 18, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA CFO Resigns
Replies: 41
Views: 10324

Re: UA CFO Resigns

First of all HP was long gone. Secondly, US essentially bought AA which was in shambles. AA is the one who needed US, not the other way around. Thanks for ignoring the meat of my post and being overly pedantic about the terminology I used. While we are busy correcting each other, AA delayed emergin...

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by CobraKai
Fri May 18, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA CFO Resigns
Replies: 41
Views: 10324

Re: UA CFO Resigns

Curious development. Wonder where Levy will go next. When he joined UA he probably thought he could become CEO. A couple weeks later Kirby was poached from AA, and I'm sure Levy has seen the writing on the wall since. He's not moving up. And lose the best asset UA has? I don't get why people like K...

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by CobraKai
Fri May 18, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA CFO Resigns
Replies: 41
Views: 10324

Re: UA CFO Resigns

Curious development. Wonder where Levy will go next. When he joined UA he probably thought he could become CEO. A couple weeks later Kirby was poached from AA, and I'm sure Levy has seen the writing on the wall since. He's not moving up. If only Scott Kirby would follow Levy out the door. And lose ...

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by CobraKai
Fri May 18, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 20165

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

I remember back in 2011 when AA had the "Face of Your Base" contest, where crews could vote on who in their base always showed up to work looking professional and well put together to address exactly the same issue. However, AA's unions practically crucified management for the idea, equati...

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by CobraKai
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 787 sets record for quickest subsonic transatlantic flight
Replies: 70
Views: 18187

Re: Norwegian 787 sets record for quickest subsonic transatlantic flight

I'd actually like to know what constitutes this as a "record." Is it the airport pair, city pair, or something else? Also, I saw nothing in the article excluding GA. I feel like in my biz aviation days we used to have Citation Xs go NYC-LON more quickly than this (usually TEB-LTN, but I am...

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by CobraKai
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was American Like Before the Merger
Replies: 47
Views: 7186

Re: What was American Like Before the Merger

I think what would have been truly interesting is to see what AA would have been today had they not merged. The pre-merger product was tired because AA fought bankruptcy while the other carriers went through it and shed costs, so AA was still losing money hand over fist and not able to invest in the...

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by CobraKai
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'
Replies: 108
Views: 16785

Re: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'

Serious questions for those of you on the more regulation/competition side: Where is the evidence that more competition, above and beyond what we have today, is better for the consumer? Furthermore, how are we defining "better" for customers? IIRC, during the AA/US merger, slots were taken...

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by CobraKai
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'
Replies: 108
Views: 16785

Re: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'

How many is the right number? Neither the industry nor the government has allowed us to actually determine that number, but it's probably 5 legacy carriers, 3 large full-service LCC's, and 3 ULCC's, with assorted one-offs like Alaska. I remain firmly unconvinced that three megacarriers, one full-se...

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by CobraKai
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'
Replies: 108
Views: 16785

Re: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'

The major policy failure since Deregulation has been the Federal refusal to take a strong antitust stance. Neither the late 1980's consolidation nor the 2007-2013 consolidation should have been allowed. Airlines must be forced to compete or they will oligopolize and make serving Wall Street--the ON...

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by CobraKai
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and TLV
Replies: 31
Views: 5839

Re: AA and TLV

$17M isn't the decider if the flight is making good money. Also, the airline publicly said it wasn't a profitable, which, if untrue, could be discoverable and could lead to massive fines should a court case ever develop. If it was profitable but they didn't want to fly it, then the language would be...

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by CobraKai
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and TLV
Replies: 31
Views: 5839

Re: AA and TLV

Hey Anetters! This is a question that can be easily Google'd, but I want to hear the response from all of the aviation nuts and those who remember vividly. What exactly happened to AA and TLV? During the AA/US merger the New American only flew the PHL-TLV route for a matter of months before axing i...

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by CobraKai
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA finally admits that Basic Economy is nothing more than a fare increase.
Replies: 120
Views: 16331

Re: AA finally admits that Basic Economy is nothing more than a fare increase.

10%? Try less than 7%. That’s only counting mainline pax too. Add in the regionals (who fly more than the ULCCs combined) and you’re below 6%. These monsters don’t need to take such drastic measures when in the grand scheme of it all, there’s very little competition between them. NK, F9, and G4 can...

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by CobraKai
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA finally admits that Basic Economy is nothing more than a fare increase.
Replies: 120
Views: 16331

Re: AA finally admits that Basic Economy is nothing more than a fare increase.

Yea we can only believe the "industry experts" like the "industry experts" who didn't see the mortgage crisis coming. All experts are infallible... JUST Delta flew well over 140 million passengers last year, Spirit + Frontier + Allegiant? Barely above 40 million... "Threat&...

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by CobraKai
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA finally admits that Basic Economy is nothing more than a fare increase.
Replies: 120
Views: 16331

Re: AA finally admits that Basic Economy is nothing more than a fare increase.

In the year 2159 maybe. How many pilots and airplanes do you think Spirit and Frontier can take on? It only took NK a few years to become a player at DFW, and that is while AA was matching their fares (plus markup for a cabin bag) with a legacy product. The ULCCs don't have to grow to the same flee...

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by CobraKai
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA finally admits that Basic Economy is nothing more than a fare increase.
Replies: 120
Views: 16331

Re: AA finally admits that Basic Economy is nothing more than a fare increase.

If they don't implement it those sniveling, unreasonable customers with their outrageous expectations of Emirates service on every plane will bankrupt the airline! If they don't implement it, then ULCCs will enter the market, grow, and capture revenue that could go to the airline. These fares and s...

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by CobraKai
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA finally admits that Basic Economy is nothing more than a fare increase.
Replies: 120
Views: 16331

Re: AA finally admits that Basic Economy is nothing more than a fare increase.

"This new fare product also gives American the ability to compete more effectively with the growing number of ultra low-cost carriers," said American Airlines President Robert Isom in a statement. Translation: This new fare product also gives American the ability to compete more effective...

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by CobraKai
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CEO: "we'll never lose money again"
Replies: 85
Views: 13102

Re: AA CEO: "we'll never lose money again"

People, let's slow down. He's obviously is talking about normal business cycles here.

DP didn't get to where he is by being an idiot, and it feels like politics here where people are playing "gotcha" with this statement.

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by CobraKai
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to unbundle some fares on some transatlantic routes
Replies: 83
Views: 12561

Re: AA to unbundle some fares on some transatlantic routes

I could have missed it, but I haven't actually seen data or research showing that basic economy fares are at the same price as the standard featured fares they are replacing. So far all I have seen are anecdotes and conjecture, but no hard proof - is anyone aware of any studies on this, or are there...

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by CobraKai
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Handling Fares During Natural Disasters
Replies: 71
Views: 8186

Re: Airlines Handling Fares During Natural Disasters

Great economic debates going on, but does anyone work in RM or know anyone who does? I worked in RM for a years until earlier this year - what's your question? Wondering if it's just business as usual, or what is likely going on for analysts with Florida routes. It's a job I'd really like to do act...

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by CobraKai
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Handling Fares During Natural Disasters
Replies: 71
Views: 8186

Re: Airlines Handling Fares During Natural Disasters

Great economic debates going on, but does anyone work in RM or know anyone who does? I worked in RM for a years until earlier this year - what's your question? Edit: I will say, if we start fixing prices, where does it end? Should airlines be able to set the price at what demand would have been wit...

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by CobraKai
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to unbundle some fares on some transatlantic routes
Replies: 83
Views: 12561

Re: AA to unbundle some fares on some transatlantic routes

Yea, it really sucked when jetBlue went under from offering DirecTV and more legroom... Such a shame Nice strawman, or is B6 is dominating the domestic market? BTW, don't they charge bag fees? It seems they are seeing some of the same market forces that other are. How much did AA lose on more room ...

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by CobraKai
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to unbundle some fares on some transatlantic routes
Replies: 83
Views: 12561

Re: AA to unbundle some fares on some transatlantic routes

Except that you were getting more for the price you pay now. AA has been matching ULCCs with an arguably superior product for years. If you ever looked into it, you would see that AA's O (lowest) fares were NK fares + bag fees + seat assignment. The prices were actually configured that way, yet NK ...

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by CobraKai
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to unbundle some fares on some transatlantic routes
Replies: 83
Views: 12561

Re: AA to unbundle some fares on some transatlantic routes

I'm sorry, but I just can't stand the posts that just state "pay more" for what you used to get for the price you pay now. I've said it before and I'll say it again, this "economy minus" product offered by the big 3 is nothing more than a SCAM...that same $XXX airfare you're pay...

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by CobraKai
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just a Matter of Time: SWA will be Largest US carrier
Replies: 71
Views: 11266

Re: Just a Matter of Time: SWA will be Largest US carrier

I've lurked since the early 2000s and can't believe this is my first post... Southwest is not close in size to the majors, they are ~56% the size of AA in RPMS. The only pax metric where they compete is in pax carried, which OP said doesn't count (I believe "ALL THAT MATTERS IS TOTAL RPM's!!!&q...

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