Q1 2019 Earnings Call Transcript

Old Apr 27, 19, 10:12 pm
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Q1 2019 Earnings Call Transcript

For folks interested, the Q1 earnings transcript is here: https://www.fool.com/earnings/call-t...ings-call.aspx

If I am reading this right, loyalty program revenue (sale of miles) was $708 million? (against pre-tax profit of $314 million):

Our loyalty program continues to drive revenue growth, and other revenues were higher by 1.9% to $708 million for the quarter on higher card acquisitions.
And here's an entertaining nugget:

We significantly increased the inventory available for redemptions in 2018, increasing the value of the mile to our customers, while also giving our customers more flexibility to use their miles.

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Old Apr 28, 19, 6:27 am
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Yeah, I assume the increased awards are PE awards. They also said that availability had an additional revenue cost.

I found it interesting that only Dallas and Charlotte got much print. There was no quality ratings mention and a caller was still upset about Kirby's departure.

I think corporate travel agencies are continuing to find the schedule and negotiated pricing at AA working best with a little extra concession for priority boarding and IRROPS even if not elite. They acknowledged growth in BE which is also consistent with my group 9 observations.

It's hard to get an accurate feel of the actual airline performance because the MAX parking clouds so much of the projections.
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Old Apr 28, 19, 6:44 am
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Originally Posted by SouthernCross View Post

And here's an entertaining nugget:
There were more AAdvantage redemptions in 2018 vs. 2017, and for a higher fraction of Revenue Passenger Miles, but AA doesn't say they were at saver levels, do they?

See a comparison of FF redemption data offered in annual reports that I posted to the Delta forum. FF financials comparison - Delta to competitors
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