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Mar 8, 12, 1:37 am
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Views: 1,886

What are the chances that Delta will dump struggling AFKL for Oneworld?

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/0f54efce-6473-11e1-b30e-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1oVZS93i6
Oct 18, 11, 2:06 pm
Replies: 1,934
Views: 137,349

Perceived sloppiness can be a rewarding pathway...

Perceived sloppiness can be a rewarding pathway to profits in an oligopoly/local monopoly market. Why fix that which is broken when it clearly doesn't need fixing from the point of view of DL?
Oct 18, 11, 1:56 pm
Replies: 3,922
Views: 277,637

Some people will keep flying some airlines no...

Some people will keep flying some airlines no matter what said airlines do and no matter what comes out of the mouth of said people in protest.

The near monopolists dominating the US airline...
Oct 18, 11, 1:49 pm
Replies: 343
Views: 29,400

No company can stand a full public accounting....

No company can stand a full public accounting. Anyone who has ever served in an executive grade knows this.
Oct 18, 11, 1:43 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,417

It is pretty clear that AMEX was one of the main...

It is pretty clear that AMEX was one of the main parties responsible for this policy change.

Amex cares about number of cardholders that pay annual fees and charge. They could care less about how...
Oct 11, 11, 2:38 am
Replies: 343
Views: 29,400

This has been evident for quite some time now. ...

This has been evident for quite some time now.


BINGO. FT is probably one of the richest sources of information about how to plug leaks in revenue management, FF program management and various...
Oct 11, 11, 2:20 am
Replies: 3,922
Views: 277,637

Well, this kind of change flexibility is pretty...

Well, this kind of change flexibility is pretty much standard on the European programs. You can also change med. award tickets on AFKL FB at any time for a 40 euro fee (not LOW awards, the webpromos,...
Sep 21, 11, 8:22 am
Replies: 3,922
Views: 277,637

Which is the same reason why DL and their...

Which is the same reason why DL and their partners in crime at AFKL continue to also ignore requests for payment from customers/victims of their obligations under EU Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 for...
Sep 19, 11, 12:58 am
Replies: 74
Views: 6,331

Are you bothered by the fact that the crew ate a...

Are you bothered by the fact that the crew ate a leftover BE meal or the fact that they did so while seated like a normal person in an empty economy seat?

Are you also bothered that the cockpit...
Sep 19, 11, 12:54 am
Replies: 3,922
Views: 277,637

Delta, the faceless corporation, does what is...

Delta, the faceless corporation, does what is good for Delta. That is the fiduciary responsibility of management. Especially under circumstances of low and decreasing levels of meaningful...
Sep 17, 11, 6:34 am
Replies: 84
Views: 8,207

There are indeed often different staffing ratios...

There are indeed often different staffing ratios across different airlines.

However, in this case it would seem that DL perhaps pays too much for FAs who (are asked to) do too little, no matter...
Forum: Travel News
Sep 15, 11, 3:40 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,069

Google flights not ready for prime time?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/sep/15/google-flights-price-search-us

So, is this kind of low key entry a way to take over the market slowly?
Forum: Travel News
Sep 15, 11, 3:36 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,940

Increasingly you are not a relevant customer for...

Increasingly you are not a relevant customer for the airlines who are doing a better job of serving more promising markets.

Just because we are not important customers does not mean that certain...
Sep 15, 11, 2:42 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 7,414

Hence the outrage here.

Hence the outrage here.
Sep 15, 11, 1:55 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 7,414

+1 That point was reached long ago. ...

+1

That point was reached long ago.

Better three kettles in the bush than one elite in the hand.
Sep 15, 11, 1:52 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 7,414

The change of AFKL Flying Blue to a more revenue...

The change of AFKL Flying Blue to a more revenue based program with 25% earning for most economy fares and maximum of 100% earning only for full economy with most competitively priced business class...
Sep 12, 11, 1:36 am
Replies: 3,922
Views: 277,637

In the absence of both meaningful competition and...

In the absence of both meaningful competition and effective regulation, airlines will do whatever works for them, no matter how poorly that works for us. That is simply the way unfettered capitalism...
Sep 12, 11, 1:22 am
Replies: 129
Views: 16,818

Great list. But extremely depressing. This...

Great list. But extremely depressing.

This is the kind of micromanaging, double checking, do it yourself kind of BS list one has to go through in third world countries to get just about anything...
Sep 7, 11, 10:39 am
Replies: 34
Views: 3,456

To the extent that Delta can sell miles to its...

To the extent that Delta can sell miles to its partners for billions of dollars and those miles, for whatever reason, are never redeemed, then this is a lot easier way to make money (you basically...
Forum: Travel News
Sep 7, 11, 10:31 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,940

Perhaps you aren't looking in the right places. ...

Perhaps you aren't looking in the right places.
In Vegas you might find many establishments where you can have a steak dinner in town for free. How do they do it? It is part of their total business...
Forum: Travel News
Sep 7, 11, 7:54 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,940

It's not a speculation, it's a direct comparison....

It's not a speculation, it's a direct comparison.
In a global market each company has various advantages and disadvantages. Some past advantages become disadvantages and vice versa.



I would...
Sep 7, 11, 1:22 am
Replies: 3,922
Views: 277,637

Apparently something is perceived as useful,...

Apparently something is perceived as useful, otherwise you, I and millions of others wouldn't continue to play the Skymiles marketing scheme. After all, participation is voluntary and anyone may fly...
Forum: Travel News
Sep 6, 11, 9:48 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,940

Nothing in the article says they have to leave;...

Nothing in the article says they have to leave; they appear to be leaving of their own accord.

If American or European stews were required to be paid Emirates wages and based in Dubai they might...
Sep 6, 11, 2:18 am
Replies: 10
Views: 2,632

You can find S inventory for example over...

You can find S inventory for example over Thanksgiving from the US to Europe or during the doldrums of summer. Whenever intl business class tickets are regularly being priced at around $1800 instead...
Sep 6, 11, 1:52 am
Replies: 37
Views: 3,172

Male is not an easy destination to snag with...

Male is not an easy destination to snag with miles ever, especially with Skyteam "the alliance of leftovers" and especially in a period that is still peak holiday travel season for its primary...
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