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by DLPMMM
Fri Apr 22, 2005 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Problem With Varig Reservation
Replies: 12
Views: 2753

RE: Problem With Varig Reservation

JGPH1A

This thread was worth reading just for the technical info on how the ticketing systems interact with the web booking engines. Welcome to my respected users list.

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by DLPMMM
Fri Apr 22, 2005 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Their A Legal Drinking Age Flying?
Replies: 31
Views: 59153

RE: Is Their A Legal Drinking Age Flying?

COEWR:


It depends on the particular country, airline, and the route being flown. Some countries and airlines prohibit alcohol completely. Therefore, if you want an answer for a particular situation, please state the circumstances.

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by DLPMMM
Fri Apr 22, 2005 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Reports A Q1 Loss Of $1.1 Billion
Replies: 25
Views: 6618

RE: Delta Reports A Q1 Loss Of $1.1 Billion

RyanAFAMFP, You are right. This has only a modicum to do with unions. It is more to do with the defined benefit packages, outdated work rules, and huge debt racked up by the legacies. To put it bluntly, the unions at <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> put it to the rest of the in...

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by DLPMMM
Thu Apr 21, 2005 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Reports A Q1 Loss Of $1.1 Billion
Replies: 25
Views: 6618

RE: Delta Reports A Q1 Loss Of $1.1 Billion

This does not look good to me.

If you take out pension, interest, and $300MM of incremental fuel expenses they would have only shown a $20MM profit. I am beginning to become quite pessimistic about Chapter 11 avoidance.

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by DLPMMM
Thu Apr 21, 2005 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Backpackers Xpress Fails To Take Flight!
Replies: 40
Views: 8066

RE: Backpackers Xpress Fails To Take Flight!

It was a dumb idea who's time had come for a quick death.

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by DLPMMM
Thu Apr 21, 2005 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Expected To Report 1Q $670M Loss
Replies: 63
Views: 4998

RE: DL Expected To Report 1Q $670M Loss

Pad,

Ok, it's not on the books, but available if they should ever show a profit. It would also be lost in a Chapter 11, even if a profit followed as I recall.

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by DLPMMM
Thu Apr 21, 2005 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Expected To Report 1Q $670M Loss
Replies: 63
Views: 4998

RE: DL Expected To Report 1Q $670M Loss

It was $1.206 Bln they wrote off in tax loss carry forwards in 2004. That's what happens when you work from memory. It looks to me like they wrote it all off, take a look. It's a little difficult to tell with some of their methods, so I'd be glad to hear a second opinion. Here is a link to the 2004 ...

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by DLPMMM
Thu Apr 21, 2005 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Expected To Report 1Q $670M Loss
Replies: 63
Views: 4998

RE: DL Expected To Report 1Q $670M Loss

Mariner, <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> has already written off future tax write-offs as a part of the $5.6Bln loss last year (Some $1.7 Bln worth of loss carry-forward) as they saw no way they would ever make enough profit to use it. Padcrasher, Shareholder equity is negative b...

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by DLPMMM
Thu Apr 21, 2005 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMR CEO Says Boeing 787 May Fit With Fleet Plan
Replies: 49
Views: 10895

RE: AMR CEO Says Boeing 787 May Fit With Fleet Plan

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by DLPMMM
Thu Apr 21, 2005 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Synergy Of A DL/CO Merger
Replies: 43
Views: 5747

RE: Synergy Of A DL/CO Merger

What the heck!! Let's Just: 1. <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym>/DL/NW 2. <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>/US/HP 3. <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>/AS/all the rest that aren't LCCs Then we can sprinkle around some commuters. Wouldn't th...

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by DLPMMM
Thu Apr 21, 2005 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ban On Lighters Sparks Debate
Replies: 19
Views: 2713

RE: Ban On Lighters Sparks Debate

Glad I quit somking last month.

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by DLPMMM
Thu Apr 21, 2005 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Expected To Report 1Q $670M Loss
Replies: 63
Views: 4998

RE: DL Expected To Report 1Q $670M Loss

Hey Otto:

If not now, When?

I think the industry needs to get down to 3 Legacies before the blood flow will clot.

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by DLPMMM
Thu Apr 21, 2005 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Strikes Back At WN With Low Fares Out Of PIT
Replies: 42
Views: 6662

RE: US Strikes Back At WN With Low Fares Out Of PIT

Let me get this straight.

My costs are higher than the competition, I have no money and my competition has a boat load, therefore I will start a fare war.

Looks like a last gasp to me.

WN will eat them alive.

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by DLPMMM
Thu Apr 21, 2005 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Expected To Report 1Q $670M Loss
Replies: 63
Views: 4998

RE: DL Expected To Report 1Q $670M Loss

To emphasize the point of fares being too low, <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym>'s FYE 2004 financials report the <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> would need a load factor in excess of 90% to break even at the end of 2004. And yes, some $5Bln of <acronym title="D...

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by DLPMMM
Thu Apr 21, 2005 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Synergy Of A DL/CO Merger
Replies: 43
Views: 5747

RE: Synergy Of A DL/CO Merger

Mergers and failures will occur throughout the industry over the next 2 years or so until we have 3 or so legacies and 3 large LCCs, (and a smattering of regionals here and there). The questions are: 1. Who will survive. 2. Who will liquidate. 3. Who will be absorbed. Please note that the survivor m...

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by DLPMMM
Thu Apr 21, 2005 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Airlines 1st Q Loss $192 Million
Replies: 52
Views: 5280

RE: Continental Airlines 1st Q Loss $192 Million

The EU carriers are just starting to go through a similar shakeout as the USA, as the LCCs are expanding there. Just look at <acronym title="Sabena (Belgium)">SN</acronym>, Swiss, <acronym title="Alitalia (Italy)">AZ</acronym>, Olympic.... Their domestic revenues are coming under severe pressures as...

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by DLPMMM
Thu Apr 21, 2005 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: US/HP In "Advanced" Merger Discussions
Replies: 221
Views: 14480

RE: WSJ: US/HP In "Advanced" Merger Discussions

Quickmover, Good point. <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-left: 1pt #28455E solid;table-layout:fixed;border-spacing:0;padding:0;border-collapse: collapse;" bgcolor=#1E3951><tr><td><font ...

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by DLPMMM
Wed Apr 20, 2005 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Expected To Report 1Q $670M Loss
Replies: 63
Views: 4998

RE: DL Expected To Report 1Q $670M Loss

Does anyone have this from a non-subscription service?

Doing some quick, back of the envelope calculations, I would have thought the loss would be in the $150MM range before interest expenses, with maybe another $300MM in interest. Perhaps I underestimated fuel expense a tad.

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by DLPMMM
Wed Apr 20, 2005 6:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How To Get Cheap Flight To Europe?
Replies: 21
Views: 8761

RE: How To Get Cheap Flight To Europe?

$1,407 RT on SAS from <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym> to <acronym title="Warsaw - Okecie / Frederic Chopin (WAW / EPWA), Poland">WAW</acronym> on Friday 4/22 Flts 926/751 on Travelocity. Airfarestore.com is showing flights WAS-<acronym ti...

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by DLPMMM
Wed Apr 20, 2005 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TG To Lose Big $$$$ On NYC Route For First 3 Years
Replies: 37
Views: 9329

RE: TG To Lose Big $$$$ On NYC Route For First 3 Years

I'll be going in July for the 2nd time this year, but it will be via <acronym title="Tokyo - Narita International (New Tokyo) (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym> due to business needs. The 200K pax per year seems suspect to me, I would think it is many more. I think some here are confusing Marketing ...

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by DLPMMM
Wed Apr 20, 2005 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Partners Hit By Contract Delays
Replies: 4
Views: 2587

RE: 787 Partners Hit By Contract Delays

With the size of these organizations and the Japanese proclivity for consensual agreement on all matters, I wouldn't be surprised for the negotiations to take longer than the 787 development.

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by DLPMMM
Wed Apr 20, 2005 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus: ''First A380 Flight Not Before Monday''
Replies: 69
Views: 19458

RE: Airbus: ''First A380 Flight Not Before Monday''

What's the rush?

It will fly soon enough. I'm sure that Airbus would prefer a blue sky, sunshine day for all those PR photos

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by DLPMMM
Wed Apr 20, 2005 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KAL 007 Conspiracy Theory?
Replies: 63
Views: 13120

RE: KAL 007 Conspiracy Theory?

So where was this "TOP SECRET" stamp affixed on the document? It definatelt was not done by any congressional committee, as they are a part of the US Government and format their documents in the same way. The point being that this is not and never was a US Government "Classified" document. It is not...

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by DLPMMM
Wed Apr 20, 2005 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: News On AC's Widebody Order
Replies: 61
Views: 11460

RE: News On AC's Widebody Order

Revelation, Most of the $2B seems to be new equity (new stock) which does not carry interest. According to the article, the only debt <acronym title="Lanzarote (- Arrecife) (ACE / GCRR), Spain">ACE</acronym> now has is directly related to their aircraft. Combine this with approx. $1B cash in their p...

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by DLPMMM
Wed Apr 20, 2005 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KAL 007 Conspiracy Theory?
Replies: 63
Views: 13120

RE: KAL 007 Conspiracy Theory?

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by DLPMMM
Wed Apr 20, 2005 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: News On AC's Widebody Order
Replies: 61
Views: 11460

RE: News On AC's Widebody Order

Nice article Krisyyz, I didn't realize how well they restructured their finances. USAir and <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> could use this lesson on how to do it right. About the only thing I can read into it is that the A380 is unlikely, as it would not provide the "flexibility"...

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by DLPMMM
Wed Apr 20, 2005 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Europe's Problems With Emirates
Replies: 47
Views: 10757

RE: Europe's Problems With Emirates

Well put RoseFlyer. What interests me is that it seems that <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> is trying to be an International LCC and an upscale international airline at the same time. They plan a massive increase in capacity with the A380. The legacies in their long hau...

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