Old Apr 28, 14, 9:00 pm
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fly18725
 
Join Date: May 2013
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Originally Posted by kettle1 View Post
This may have been true in the past with great (OK good) FF programs, times have changed. Spirit has claimed that United's unit costs are 89% higher than its own. If true watch out on the domestic side.

As far as a dollar store VS Macys = UA is the new Sears (in the middle). Ad slogans "Solid as Sears" or "The Friendly Skies".

Best move I made several years ago was buying ALGT, Spirit and DL shares. AA is also working very well.

Spirit/Frontier could become a huge airline. Times change. I'm just saying you read it hear first. Mark your calendar. 4/28/2014.

I do not fly ALGT, Spirit or Frontier. I fly in FC on the best carriers in the World. I just have been lucky with these airlines (investing).
I don't think FF programs has anything to do with an airlines cost structure, but I agree that ULCCs will grow. The question is will the traffic come at the expense of legacy carriers, or from the traditional LCCs like Southwest and JetBlue?

I can't disagree with the wisdom in buying ALGT, SAVE and DAL - all have had great performance and I can't argue with the success of their business plans. Then again, what do most of your comments have to do with UAL?
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