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May 27, 14, 8:13 am
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Posted By SealBeach

Lots of local traffic that wants to pay 14 or 21...

Lots of local traffic that wants to pay 14 or 21 day advance purchase fares and probably doesn't have any brand loyalty because they don't fly that much. If UA can put the plane somewhere else and...
May 24, 14, 11:07 am
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Posted By SealBeach

This is not what shareholder value is about. See...

This is not what shareholder value is about. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shareholder_value
May 22, 14, 9:21 am
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Posted By SealBeach

UA hasn't distroyed [sic] anything. They've...

UA hasn't distroyed [sic] anything. They've presumably done what they think will create shareholder value. The way to destroy things like airlines is to keep investing or pouring money into a...
May 22, 14, 9:12 am
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Posted By SealBeach

Clubs cater primarily to business travelers. If...

Clubs cater primarily to business travelers. If the cost of running the club isn't enough to make a difference in how much business travel UA brings in, then they'd consider closing it.

Regarding...
May 20, 14, 11:40 am
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Posted By SealBeach

Another awful aspect of the car rental operation...

Another awful aspect of the car rental operation at Hopkins is the buses. Rather than shoot for a vendor that could provide top-tier bus service (of the kind that Hertz and Avis provide), Ricky S....
May 20, 14, 10:33 am
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Posted By SealBeach

DL is not a charity, it's a business that is...

DL is not a charity, it's a business that is responsible for generating shareholder value. If the best way for them to do that is to outsource jobs, then that's what they should do.

Recall as...
May 20, 14, 10:27 am
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Posted By SealBeach

Amen. I like Frontier, but they are not the...

Amen. I like Frontier, but they are not the savior for CLE or any other town. They appeal to the "would otherwise have stayed home" discretionary traveler who is willing to put up with limited...
Apr 25, 14, 2:02 pm
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Posted By SealBeach

a) Looks like they're going to do a mini-Dulles. ...

a) Looks like they're going to do a mini-Dulles.
b) Those "we want input from the public" sessions are always a complete joke. All they're designed to do is to give the wackos a chance to spew...
Apr 25, 14, 9:53 am
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Posted By SealBeach

Same thing as the UA management comment from...

Same thing as the UA management comment from years ago: "Cleveland needs to earn its hub status every day."

That's a tall order for a lot of people in NE Ohio.

You probably mean, "Or it too...
Apr 25, 14, 9:45 am
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Posted By SealBeach

The first mayor of Washington, DC was Walter E....

The first mayor of Washington, DC was Walter E. Washington. In fact, the new convention center in DC is called the "Walter E. Washington Convention Center" and a lot of people apparently ask, "Who...
Mar 27, 14, 7:48 pm
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Posted By SealBeach

I don't think WN really cares who else is flying...

I don't think WN really cares who else is flying a given route; all they look at is whether they can make money either by getting pax to defect to to WN because of lower fares, or getting pax to fly...
Mar 27, 14, 7:01 pm
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Posted By SealBeach

I was reading the other day that WN announced new...

I was reading the other day that WN announced new destinations to/from DCA for the slots that WN picked up from US as required in the US merger agreement with AA. There will be no WN service to/from...
Mar 4, 14, 8:16 pm
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Posted By SealBeach

People often people equate full flights to...

People often people equate full flights to profitability. I wanted to point out that it's incorrect to make the correlation.

I did not intend to offend you and apologize if my comment came...
Mar 4, 14, 6:22 pm
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Posted By SealBeach

Load factors can be a clue to what is going on,...

Load factors can be a clue to what is going on, but they are by no means a definitive indicator of profitability. For example, if all of the seats on the flights you took were sold at a loss for...
Mar 4, 14, 5:13 pm
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Posted By SealBeach

Here is a very interesting consulting perspective...

Here is a very interesting consulting perspective on the dehubbing:

http://www.aspireaviation.com/2014/02/20/united-cleveland-dehubbing/
Feb 18, 14, 7:05 pm
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Posted By SealBeach

I remember some of those 319s parked at IAD for...

I remember some of those 319s parked at IAD for the longest time when I'd fly through there -- IIRC FlyI had trouble getting certified to fly them or ran into some other snag that delayed their...
Feb 18, 14, 5:29 pm
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Posted By SealBeach

Like all CEOs at all companies, Jeff has one job...

Like all CEOs at all companies, Jeff has one job and one job only: make money for the owners (aka shareholders in public companies). That may mean opening/closing hubs, buying/disposing of 737s,...
Feb 15, 14, 5:07 pm
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Posted By SealBeach

I'm not sure it will damage the industry as much...

I'm not sure it will damage the industry as much as it will damage the flying public. My guess is that it will impact the majors' ability to fly to as many cities at the end of the spokes, unless...
Feb 14, 14, 11:25 am
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Posted By SealBeach

UA's set of books that they turn over for the...

UA's set of books that they turn over for the audit will almost certainly show that they've lost money in Cleveland; all they have to do is allocate their costs such that the routes in and out of CLE...
Feb 14, 14, 6:32 am
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Posted By SealBeach

Part of the problem was that the situation really...

Part of the problem was that the situation really didn't call for a press conference, it really called more for a brief statement along the lines of "We are deeply disappointed in United's decision. ...
Feb 13, 14, 7:06 pm
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Posted By SealBeach

Or maybe Delta Faucet got tired of paying for all...

Or maybe Delta Faucet got tired of paying for all the web traffic of people trying to reach the airline's site.

Yes.
Feb 13, 14, 12:37 pm
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Posted By SealBeach

I looked up Ricky Smith's bio and he has more...

I looked up Ricky Smith's bio and he has more experience than I would have expected. http://www.city.cleveland.oh.us/CityofCleveland/Home/Government/Cabinet/RSmith
Feb 12, 14, 9:03 am
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Posted By SealBeach

True, however, remember that we're talking about...

True, however, remember that we're talking about Cleveland. People whose home airport is LAX do not have inferiority complexes about their hometown and aren't on the look-out for (yet another...
Feb 11, 14, 7:21 pm
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Posted By SealBeach

It's almost sad/pathetic. I think if I was Mr....

It's almost sad/pathetic. I think if I was Mr. Jackson I'd just put out a press release saying I was very pleased and looked forward the possibility that other carriers would also begin new service....
Feb 11, 14, 4:21 pm
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Posted By SealBeach

I keep reading that officials in Cleveland have...

I keep reading that officials in Cleveland have been talking to "58 airlines" about starting service at CLE. "Todd Payne, chief of marketing and air service development, said Hopkins officials have...
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