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Oct 4, 02, 3:44 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,688
Posted By VicOsaki

Among the beaches in St. John, the Westin is on...

Among the beaches in St. John, the Westin is on one of the poorest. It's in a bay full of boats and the water is murky. The property itself is a real beauty and the rooms are ok.

The best...
Oct 1, 02, 4:22 am
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By VicOsaki

UA will not pay interest on subordinated debt or preferred dividends

UAL announced that it has suspended the payment of dividends on its 121/4% Series B Preferred Stock. The payment of dividends on the Series B Preferred stock is at the discretion of the UAL board.
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Replies: 0
Views: 400
Posted By VicOsaki

This is really neat

Sorry I meant to add to another thread.

[This message has been edited by VicOsaki (edited 09-21-2002).]
Sep 7, 02, 9:42 am
Replies: 48
Views: 2,540
Posted By VicOsaki

Amazon is selling a Pocket PC for $299 which is...

Amazon is selling a Pocket PC for $299 which is about half the price that T Mobile is charging. The problem is that the only internet service available is 20 mb at $59.99 per month. I don't need...
Replies: 108
Views: 2,954
Posted By VicOsaki

It's not a matter of feeling sorry for the...

It's not a matter of feeling sorry for the airlines. It's true that given current revenues the cost structure needs paring. But the airlines also need revenue enhancements. If they don't get it,...
Replies: 108
Views: 2,954
Posted By VicOsaki

If you show up late for your flight and you...

If you show up late for your flight and you haven't cancelled the flight ahead of time, can you still fly stand by for a later flight. Or must you buy another ticket, at a walk up price.

As I...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Jun 1, 02, 8:17 am
Replies: 47
Views: 2,117
Posted By VicOsaki

There seems to be a misunderstanding of Chapter...

There seems to be a misunderstanding of Chapter 11. It's not a way station to prosperity. The key fact is that the creditors are in charge. They have very different goals than stockholders. They...
Replies: 26
Views: 739
Posted By VicOsaki

US's unions must give back wages, benefits and...

US's unions must give back wages, benefits and compromise on work rules or it's curtains. Whether loan guarantee or bankruptcy the creditors or the feds will demand a credible business plan. The...
Forum: Travel News
Mar 21, 02, 4:04 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1,357
Posted By VicOsaki

It's always surprised me that agents get a warm...

It's always surprised me that agents get a warm feeling when talking about Southwest. I guess it's because they have been paying 5% uncapped. But the fact is they rarely get anywhere close to a...
Forum: Travel News
Mar 21, 02, 12:02 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1,357
Posted By VicOsaki

This is a comment made by the CFO of Southwest...

This is a comment made by the CFO of Southwest Airlines in the current issue of Time Magazine. They don't sound too TA friendly.

It (our website) launched in 1996 and it has grown to be 40 percent...
Forum: Travel News
Mar 20, 02, 6:49 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1,357
Posted By VicOsaki

Tango, You have a rather crude concept of...

Tango,

You have a rather crude concept of how prices are set in a capitalist economy. You keep writing that the airlines won't share their savings with the consumer. That's not how it works. ...
Forum: Travel News
Mar 20, 02, 5:42 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1,357
Posted By VicOsaki

Tango, US airlines pay commissions, and...

Tango,

US airlines pay commissions, and quite hefty ones to foreign TA's because that is what competition demands. If a German agent is accustomed to receiving 9%, how many tickets do you think a...
Forum: Travel News
Mar 20, 02, 12:54 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1,357
Posted By VicOsaki

There is a tendency toward monopoly power in the...

There is a tendency toward monopoly power in the airline industry because of restrictions on public investment. An obvious example is airports. Governments are not building airports because they...
Forum: Travel News
Mar 20, 02, 3:10 am
Replies: 34
Views: 1,357
Posted By VicOsaki

What does passing on the cost mean? Do the oil...

What does passing on the cost mean? Do the oil companies pass on the cost of full service by providing self service at a lower cost. Is the difference between full service and self service passing...
Mar 15, 02, 3:57 pm
Replies: 92
Views: 2,218
Posted By VicOsaki

Tango say, "For all of you who say this is a...

Tango say,

"For all of you who say this is a good move, I find your thoughts to be very selfish and not looking at the big picture. This move by Delta will limit your choices."

Who is selfish...
Mar 15, 02, 3:37 pm
Replies: 92
Views: 2,218
Posted By VicOsaki

Tango is not right, he is wrong. In 1995...

Tango is not right, he is wrong.

In 1995 agents were paid 10% commission. An agent did about the same amount of work for on a $500 ticket as a $5,000 ticket. Yet the agent received 10 times as...
Mar 15, 02, 12:37 pm
Replies: 92
Views: 2,218
Posted By VicOsaki

I agree with everything you wrote except about...

I agree with everything you wrote except about the 5 bucks.

Delta uses the 5 bucks to cover their costs that they would not have incurred if they sold through an agent.
Mar 15, 02, 11:55 am
Replies: 92
Views: 2,218
Posted By VicOsaki

According to the Wall Street Journal, 75% of...

According to the Wall Street Journal, 75% of tickets are still sold by travel agents. So they must be doing something right.

I have no problem with consumers using travel agents. But let's face...
Mar 15, 02, 11:23 am
Replies: 92
Views: 2,218
Posted By VicOsaki

Chuck1 says: "It just seems to me there is...

Chuck1 says:

"It just seems to me there is no win in this whole deal for the consumer."

It seems to me that it's a win for consumers. The consumer has more choices and the price of the various...
Mar 15, 02, 10:10 am
Replies: 92
Views: 2,218
Posted By VicOsaki

The airlines have been moving toward 0...

The airlines have been moving toward 0 commissions beginning in 1995. But it's a duel track. The airlines have continued to pay handsome commissions "overrides" to mega agencies. Volume producers...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Jan 27, 02, 10:14 am
Replies: 40
Views: 2,520
Posted By VicOsaki

lisamcgu thanks for your agreement. To say...

lisamcgu thanks for your agreement.

To say something nice, it seems to me that the area from the border to Cabo. and Mazatland on the mainland are harmless enough. The area is very dry and seems...
Jan 22, 02, 8:17 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By VicOsaki

If it's available sans rule buster just return...

If it's available sans rule buster just return your tickets, pay the fee and grab the regular award tickets.

It's just my opinion, but I think this thing is just a cynical publicity stunt.
Forum: MilesBuzz
Jan 22, 02, 7:16 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 2,520
Posted By VicOsaki

I travel to Canada quite often. I'm always...

I travel to Canada quite often. I'm always struck by the level of assurance of Canadians. Whether it's Vancouver or Toronto you see women walking on dark streets at night with seemingly no fear. ...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Jan 22, 02, 6:11 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 2,520
Posted By VicOsaki

I don't think it's appropriate to take a...

I don't think it's appropriate to take a youngster where she must keep their mouth shut when she take a shower, use bottled water to brush her teeth, don't drink anything but beer out of a bottle,...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Jan 22, 02, 4:01 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 2,520
Posted By VicOsaki

I thought the subject was safety. We spent...

I thought the subject was safety.

We spent two weeks on Bora Bora and two weeks on Moorea. They are the loveliest islands I have ever visited. The water is as clear as anything that I've ever...
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