RetiredNWA wrote:The armchair airline CEO’s on this website have absolutely no idea what they’re talking about when it comes down to right-sizing an operation to maximize profitability - that’s the end game of every airline - period. The airline industry is and always will be, inherently fluid based upon a multitude of factors. Those of us with real experience and knowledge are always beat-up in posts because we don’t agree that Pan Am isn’t flying a 747-300SP with radial engines from Frankfurt to Brisbane via Little Rock because it makes sense on flight simulator due to fuel burn or simulated winds, or because we offer a real-world explanation as to why Delta doesn’t fly the Concorde five times daily between XNA and JFK.
I challenge any of these armchair CEO’s to call up Revenue Management, Fleet Planning, Schedule Planning or any other department with knowledge and know-how and ask them the same insane questions they’ve posted regarding XNA. They’d say: “Oh, you’re calling from airliners dot net? You have NO idea what goes on here!”
Enilria’s posts are always informative.
The quality of this site has gone tremendously downhill since the inception of free membership and lack of moderation.
And what many airlines types on here fail to realize is the customer's perspective. There is such a thing as customer service in the service industry. Why if I'm flying from Anchorage to Detroit should I be force through Atlanta when SEA, MSP and to a lessor extent SLC adding several hours to my trip. While I get that airlines are in the business of making money that doesn't give them the right to inflict what ever suits their specific business needs no matter how much it inconveniences the end user. Right sizing for customer needs and corporate needs are two completely different things.