|Quoting jfklganyc (Reply 25):|
Get on the Queen Mary and count the British waiters/bar tenders/help.
errr... Its a hotel in Long Beach.
|Quoting maxamuus (Reply 43):|
You don't think the US government cant pull the plug on that? EK needs the US a whole lot more than the US needs EK. Shows how little you know.
Have you looked into the full bilateral for the US and UAE? If there is a reversion, it is a full reversion on all fronts. The economic impact to the USA would be higher than the economic benefit.
What you're proposing is effectively a tariff act. This is a link to the act of congress that locked the USA (and thus much of the world) into the Great Depression.
hires pilots and F/As from most Western nations.
|Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 42):|
This point just shows how irrational and bizarre the entire 'debate' is. What proportion of Air Canada's revenue comes from points East of Dubai? I'd be surprised if it was even 5%, but I don't have the figures to hand. There is no way that AC will be filing for bankruptcy because of increased competition in part of their network that is so small. If they do then they don't deserve to be in business as they clearly were already nothing more than a house of cards.
It is the hysteria. It is why coworkers are nearly in a panic over Ebola but refuse to update their (or their kids) DTaP vaccine when two of the diseases in that vaccine have outbreaks in Los Angeles... Is it wrong of me to gloat for someone I know suffering into week 2 of a flu in this year's vaccine?
|Quoting N62NA (Reply 50):|
They didn't serve EWR until just very recently, so they view EWR (as most airlines do) as not very important to their NYC area presence.
Agreed. I just know enough New Yorkers who prefer EWR
for multiple reasons. For much of Manhattan, it is as easy to get to as JFK
. I will tip my hat to UA
for keeping customer loyalty.
|Quoting golfradio (Reply 73):|
The same TATL yields that help AC cross subsidize air services to smaller towns. So it is fair for a Canadian in a smaller town to lose air service because AC is bleeding because a foreign airline is dumping capacity and flushing yields into the toilet?
Every city pair should be targeted for profit. If that small town cannot sustain profitable air service, AC
should be managing yield (smaller air-frames, less frequent service...).
should also get their cost structure in order. Employee wages are *not* the fraction of expenses they used to be. Perhaps AC
should work with LH
to open back up night slots at FRA
to better utilize airframes and thus reduce costs. Perhaps AC
just needs to make their employee pools more flexible?
Dubai lives and dies off EK
's profits. It isn't a case of the city state subsidizing the airline, it is the other way around. So Dubai must be *very* airline friendly to establish its place in the global market. QR
, I'm less impressed with their business models (and where are the detailed annual reports like EK
's?). Seriously, I think if more airlines were required to put out annual reports such as EK
's, they would be forced to recognize their internal inefficiencies and correct them. EK
, like Starbucks and Home Depot are "numbers run corporations" and therefor they adapt faster. DL
have certainly become much more 'numbers run' than in the past. (IMHO, UA
is not there yet.)
Any transportation enables more trade which benefits everyone long term.
I cannot wait to get vaccinated to live again! Warning: I simulated that it takes 50%+ vaccinated to protect the vaccinated and 75%+ vaccinated to protect the vac-hesitant.