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Old Oct 20, 08, 10:36 pm
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ContinentalFan
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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.
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The market dictates when it's time to drop these charges. Fuel surcharges are like housing prices and wage: they move up quickly but are sticky on the way down. My question is what's the problem with UA that it can't keep those fees!!
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