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OK, I know this is big news (more layoffs, less...

OK, I know this is big news (more layoffs, less flying, lives and careers shattered, a company delivering the final deathblow to its once proud brand), but lets all step back and not lose focus on...
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So, to review - The price of oil is pushing...

So, to review -

The price of oil is pushing the price of fuel efficient planes beyond Midwest's reach and making new routes that would have worked with cheaper oil unattractive. However they are...
Feb 22, 08, 7:20 pm
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This flight was added when AirTran bought a DCA...

This flight was added when AirTran bought a DCA "landing slot" from ATA airlines when they pulled out of DCA. It has been showing up as "subject to gov't approval" for months. I guess the DOT is...
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Yes, Continental is just another airline - which...

Yes, Continental is just another airline - which doesn't make it a bad airline, but it doesn't have a wow factor. Recently I have flown Continental, Delta, and United on domestic routes and if you...
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Good commentary Knope. I think you are right...

Good commentary Knope.
I think you are right in saying YX is not heading for bankruptcy, but my question is this - what is TPG's plan for YX? Certainly $90 oil or increased competition or...
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That's the problem, nothing was known about the...

That's the problem, nothing was known about the TPG/NWA deal when it was hearlded by YX management as the savior of the cookie. But when all the confetti settled you find out that NW has a huge...
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Posted By spampurse

I don't know if this is the "nail in the coffin",...

I don't know if this is the "nail in the coffin", but YX can't be happy about today's announcement. Everyone knew from YX's DOT data that MKE-LGA was one of Midwest's best routes in a route network...
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I don't think that FL cares about stealing...

I don't think that FL cares about stealing business passengers from Midwest. Look at their route network, their system is set up to catch leisure traffic - they fly east-west trips in the summer and...
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All of that is absolutely true, but the point is...

All of that is absolutely true, but the point is if you rally your employees and the community to your defense by talking about how your opponent will slash routes to small communities and cut jobs,...
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I really should walk away from this stinky pile...

I really should walk away from this stinky pile of pulverized horse flesh, but -

The two offers were vastly different - one was admittedly more risky and required YX management to believe in the...
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Yes, I also believe FL would not have layed-off...

Yes, I also believe FL would not have layed-off any SYX employees. If the FL bid would have been successful they would have been intensely scrutanized by everyone in the MKE area, and had they come...
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People that sling mud have nothing else to back...

People that sling mud have nothing else to back up their convictions. :td:
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I disagree. I think you over-estimate YX's...

I disagree. I think you over-estimate YX's importance from the NW perspective. NW does not NEED YX to operate as a stand alone carrier. NW investing or merging with YX accomplish almost exactly...
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Posted By spampurse

:rolleyes: That's cute. :rolleyes: However...

:rolleyes: That's cute. :rolleyes:

However the ironic thing is that people are starting to come around to the viewpoint that AirTran supporters have had all along that a NW/TPG merger is not the...
Dec 26, 07, 10:53 pm
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Posted By spampurse

People are loyal to their wallets. Period. ...

People are loyal to their wallets. Period. There are a lot of people that only choose YX/NW because they are the only game in town. If FL grows MKE, they will bring something that NW and YX have...
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Posted By spampurse

???? Is this the same Tim that once advocated...

????
Is this the same Tim that once advocated direct flights from MKE-Europe and Asia? Say it ain't so, Tim - Say it ain't so.
Hold on everyone, take a deep breath. On the FL conference call this...
Oct 30, 07, 10:51 pm
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Posted By spampurse

AirTran doesn't have their own gate agents in...

AirTran doesn't have their own gate agents in SEA, their flights are handled by Frontier if I remember correctly. I'm not saying that they shouldn't have given you better information, but I have...
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I guess we will have to agree to disagree. The...

I guess we will have to agree to disagree. The two things I would say is that I wasn't trying to say that YX hasn't grown, but rather Hoeksema's vision of growth is unbelieveably limited in my...
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I know that this horse has been beaten to a...

I know that this horse has been beaten to a bloody pulp several months ago on another thread, but you have to look at the context of FL's 2Q results and not just at stage length. The biggest factor...
Oct 13, 07, 12:14 am
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Posted By spampurse

It is my understanding that they reserve seats...

It is my understanding that they reserve seats that you pay $5 for are just to make sure that you get the seat you want and do not give you any boarding priority.

Not sure about the engine...
Oct 13, 07, 12:05 am
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Posted By spampurse

The 717's don't have the range for ROC-LAS so it...

The 717's don't have the range for ROC-LAS so it must be something else.
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I believe AirTran has several connecting flights...

I believe AirTran has several connecting flights that are under 14 hours. You wouldn't get a cookie though. :)

Seriously, I have worked at several airlines over the years in an operational...
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Posted By spampurse

For the record, I don't wish bad things for YX...

For the record, I don't wish bad things for YX and I don't think most of the other people that support the FL takeover do. We just have differing opinions on what will ultimately become of YX.
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Posted By spampurse

Agreed. Of course, if TPG is serious about...

Agreed. Of course, if TPG is serious about turning YX around and they don't intend to sell out to NW, tremendous changes will have to be made and I imagine that by the time they are done YX will...
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Posted By spampurse

*sigh* :confused: I think it all boils down...

*sigh* :confused:

I think it all boils down to the two groups of people that are found on this board - one half thinks that the NW/TPG deal is a positive step forward, that NW somehow feels a...
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