|Quoting IrishAyes (Reply 37):|
Not off tangent at all. I believe you were the one who originally made the claim that AI edged AA out of the market implying that they were able to do so by being the all around superior airline, which is incorrect. The point we're all trying to prove here is that AI pretty much won out a dirty war in this entire situation and give you some background detail, but at the end of the day, its obviously not all that important to you because you like the AI product, which is fine.
What I think is important to point out here is that you made a statement that implied something and you had a few posters provide a few clarifying points. It's unfair to state that those details are irrelevant or off-topic because indeed, they are.
Yes it is off tangent. Way off tangent!
All I see is a lot of apologists. Face it. AI edged AA out of the market. Some posters who spend their lives criticizing AI and make it into an art form may not be able to stomach that. But its the reality. From a passengers viewpoint they do not care what the balance sheet looks like and where the capital comes from. If they cared for such things then airlines like Emirates would not have a single paying passenger. What they care for is the product and the convenience and the cost not where the airline's financing comes from.
Heck if UA/CO were operating an ORD-DEL flight they would have edged AA out of the market. That's how awful the AA long haul product is right now. And I am not even talking about the arrogance of the inflight staff. The legitimate, private business which you guys are touting is bankrupt and cannot even compete even with airlines in its own markets.