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Sep 19, 06, 2:29 pm
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Was there a time when US airlines did not receive...

Was there a time when US airlines did not receive Government subsidies but European airlines did ? Was it the time when most of the international traffic was regulated anyway and prices were set by...
Sep 19, 06, 1:43 pm
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Views: 3,558
Posted By Threy

That is an interesting conclusion. Just for the...

That is an interesting conclusion. Just for the objectivity of the discussion, I would prefer that if you quote me, quote me, but do not draw up any conclusions...

And capacity is not normally not...
Sep 19, 06, 1:33 pm
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Views: 3,558
Posted By Threy

Unfortunately the short periods of profitable...

Unfortunately the short periods of profitable operation were always wiped out within one or two quarters in the deep deep red. The US legacy carriers are a picture perfect example for poor management...
Sep 19, 06, 1:17 pm
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Posted By Threy

sxf24, you made up a lot of points already, but...

sxf24, you made up a lot of points already, but where on earth did I state that 50 % of all US airlines were bankrupt.

Even if I did not say it, but I believe at some point, even more than 50 % of...
Sep 19, 06, 12:52 pm
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Posted By Threy

Who bought up the 34 US airlines ? BTW, ...

Who bought up the 34 US airlines ?

BTW, who is feeding legacy carrier TATL routes from small markets ;)



Priceless...
Sep 19, 06, 12:42 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 3,616
Posted By Threy

Because the DL loyalists take every chance they...

Because the DL loyalists take every chance they have to point out potential mistakes in my answers in a desperate attempt to prove a mistake, for example comments about a typo or when I wrote WBC...
Sep 19, 06, 12:12 pm
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Views: 3,558
Posted By Threy

WOW ! So you are going to compare carriers...

WOW !

So you are going to compare carriers which paid all their liabilities, interest expenses etc. with a carrier or two that decided not to, which resulted in ten thousands of employees without...
Sep 19, 06, 11:44 am
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Views: 3,558
Posted By Threy

First of all, the DOT defines a major carrier...

First of all, the DOT defines a major carrier after revenues of more than a billion $ per year. Watch out for the smaller carriers, cause they fly into smaller cities and receive huge financial aid...
Sep 19, 06, 11:30 am
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Views: 3,558
Posted By Threy

Total lack of any support ? Basically every...

Total lack of any support ?

Basically every DL press release concerning their financial situation is more than enough support that I ever need in my whole life... :D
Sep 19, 06, 9:23 am
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Views: 4,660
Posted By Threy

That is exactly the point, an alliance is mostly...

That is exactly the point, an alliance is mostly a marketing partnership that generates ( in the stage of CO and DL ) a few $ through synergies here and there and that`s it. Both carriers would...
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Views: 3,109
Posted By Threy

That is exactly the point. Experiencing it on...

That is exactly the point. Experiencing it on AF/KL at the moment...

Availability will be reduced, but the agent will stress the point that you certainly have the possibility to book an award...
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Views: 6,192
Posted By Threy

KLM CEO van Wijk and AF CEO Spinetta started the...

KLM CEO van Wijk and AF CEO Spinetta started the luring campaign a couple of years ago in an interview with "Der Standard", a leading Austrian newspaper:
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Sep 19, 06, 4:49 am
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Views: 3,616
Posted By Threy

Let`s hope DL will not follow the path of Mr....

Let`s hope DL will not follow the path of Mr. Versace and die a sudden death... ;)
Sep 19, 06, 4:44 am
Replies: 58
Views: 3,558
Posted By Threy

Obviously 50 % of the European carriers are not...

Obviously 50 % of the European carriers are not bankrupt...obvious fairy tale...

As pointed out earlier, BA will create real value this year, IB, AF/KL and LH/LX are on the same path and are...
Sep 19, 06, 4:36 am
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Views: 3,558
Posted By Threy

I hope you provide an update...

I hope you provide an update...
Sep 19, 06, 4:35 am
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Views: 3,558
Posted By Threy

Watch out for the currency fluctuations ;) ...

Watch out for the currency fluctuations ;)

Same trick was used by the LH pilots when they wanted their big pay rise and used salaries of US pilots when the $ was 30-40 % stronger than today...
Sep 19, 06, 4:34 am
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Views: 3,558
Posted By Threy

Folks, do not have the time and especially...

Folks, do not have the time and especially endurance to discuss it again and again and again, but as far as I know, profits of the European legacy carriers are expect to reach record levels this...
Sep 18, 06, 10:23 am
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Views: 3,558
Posted By Threy

Since when is AZ bankrupt and operating in Ch.11...

Since when is AZ bankrupt and operating in Ch.11 ? ;)

Did I miss something ? :(

Lex Berlusconi for AZ being signed without anyone realising it... :D
Sep 18, 06, 7:46 am
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Views: 3,558
Posted By Threy

Spare me with your never ending fairy tales about...

Spare me with your never ending fairy tales about the Government supported European airlines and the brilliant state of the US airline industry, you are alone anyway on that battle field.... :o
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Sep 17, 06, 8:21 am
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Posted By Threy

Let`s hope AF does not follow the downward path...

Let`s hope AF does not follow the downward path of carriers as United Airlines, which in fact used to serve the same main meals in C and F. F had a choice of more meals, but one or two were also...
Sep 17, 06, 6:26 am
Replies: 58
Views: 3,558
Posted By Threy

Considering that the OP is based in the US, the...

Considering that the OP is based in the US, the title of the thread is indeed understandable and worth opening a new thread.

US airlines have lost most of their pricing power over the last...
Sep 17, 06, 5:53 am
Replies: 50
Views: 3,616
Posted By Threy

One can only hope you know more about Versace...

One can only hope you know more about Versace than LH..., but in that case I would recommend to post on the Versace forums and not FT ;)
Sep 16, 06, 3:45 pm
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Views: 774
Posted By Threy

Close to nil O&D traffic, very little premium...

Close to nil O&D traffic, very little premium traffic = perfect route for DL to operate... :o

Seriously though, the route is not an option for CSA anyway, because of missing long haul...
Sep 16, 06, 5:45 am
Replies: 50
Views: 3,616
Posted By Threy

I would recommend to check, if LH has different...

I would recommend to check, if LH has different configurations on the 744 ranging from about four dozen to 99 old C class seats and guess which configuration is mainly used on the MIA and LAX runs....
Sep 15, 06, 5:33 am
Replies: 50
Views: 3,616
Posted By Threy

Considering the strong growth MCO achieved in the...

Considering the strong growth MCO achieved in the last years, more international service is likely, however it will be going to South and Middle America rather than Europe.

As pointed out, Florida...
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