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Yea! UA planes are full. The strategy is working. Why do I feel so bad?

Yea! UA planes are full. The strategy is working. Why do I feel so bad?

 
Old Jul 4, 07, 10:42 am
  #31  
 
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Originally Posted by das View Post
I guess it really boils down to UA's strategy for developing new elite customers. Perhaps the idea is that new elites will come from customers with primarily international travel, and that excess domestic capacity just isn't worth the cost.
Has someone been reading the DL playbook? Hmm?
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Old Jul 4, 07, 11:00 am
  #32  
 
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Originally Posted by whlinder View Post
In typical UA fashion they probably pissed away inventory by selling tons of low fares months ago and now everything is sold out and folks who want to buy profitable fares are given the option of either insane fares or heading to a competitor.
Actually, I book usually a month or two of flights at once and surprisingly the variance between the two ends are not that much... Approximately 20%~30% at most sometimes...
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