test your IQ
how many people KNOW that the average load factor for regional airlines tend to be 40% to 55%?
Lets see, go pull some filings from Great Lakes.... Mesaba.... Pinnacle .... ACA
pre I-Air days.... Gulfstream Intl.... Air Wisconsin....
seems to me that most regional airlines barely ever post load factors above 70%, sometimes well below 50%.
so why is everyone fussing over 44 & 47% load factors when we dont' know what the yield is... (although you can take a systematic guess, the probabilities of calculating IDE's actual yield per flight would take a person with a BIT TOO MUCH time on their hands).
So far, every IAir post I've seen is from people who aren't manager, aren't bean counters, aren't marketing people... i've seen pilots (how many failed airlines were ran by pilots??), flight attendants (never met a flight attendant with the title of "VP" or higher), ramp agents (ok, potential here), and customer service agents (growth potential, normally not above Corp. Training though)...
somehow this makes everyone here experts on I-Air and their demise. Financial advisors like to see their names in papers, look at Boyd. I've seen his firm's work in real life, and after reading it I thought one of YOU had written it, there was SO MUCH bad information in it & I was able to proove his report was wrong (regarded an airport in the Keys).
Why can't some of you be like Sean Mendis and learn to read & see thru SEC reports instead of what some someone says in the press, or what some media outlet may say?
Remember, United and USAirways were both supposed to be dead by now.
I'm not here to bash United or push I-Air. As a Sales & Marketing Director for another airline, I love some of their concepts and hope to see them thru. I-Air has some innovations that some airlines will never comprehend, such as how to make a crappy airplane like the CRJ more comfortable. You'll NEVER see Delta or United do that... all they care about are the thousands of dollars they loose everytime a CRJ takes off.