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Old Oct 20, 08, 1:40 pm
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: DCA, maybe IAD, hopefully not BWI
Programs: AA LT GLD (bitter fmr EXP), Bonvoy Plat, HH Gold
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Originally Posted by FWAAA View Post
I disagree. It's time for AA to make some money. For the first nine months of 2008, AA has lost over a half billion dollars (excluding special items) and has produced negative cash from operations. I want AA to survive - actually thrive - so that my status and accumulated miles are worth something. With premium revenue tanking, now's not the time to drop any fees, IMO. YMMV.
I would tend to agree with this sentiment; we are all stakeholders in the longterm success of AA and have a vested interest in a return to profitability. I know crude futures have dipped but I think it will take a prolonged period of lower prices for AA to start eliminating fees. We all know how energy prices can be volatile and the last thing AA wants is to lower YQ and then see jetA back up to July levels.
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