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Old 07-24-2018, 06:05 AM
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Originally Posted by waterboy View Post
That is correct. But even though they love the 321, my guess is they have no desire to run 2 fleet types at this regional airline. It will only be used as leverage to get the price they want for the Boeings.
Realistically, they are probably not big enough to justify the overhead on two fleet types... unless they're going to merge again.
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Old 07-24-2018, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Jetlife View Post
Alaska meets the definition of a legacy, and a major. It does NOT meet the definition of a regional. Lets just clear that up. Your definitions are not really officially recognized terms. There is no "major national" and technically Alaska, JB and SWA go international. BTW all the airlines you listed are majors by definition.... Not sure why we keep trying to muddy waters with weird and nonstandard definitions.

Size of the airline has been a much more effective (unfortunately) tool in determining pay than labeling it a national, major or legacy ever has.


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Old 07-25-2018, 11:50 PM
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ALK is a regional.
https://www.worldairlineawards.com/w...airlines-2018/
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Old 07-26-2018, 06:25 AM
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Curb your enthusiasm about that 4% growth next year. Tilden mentioned in his E-Mail this morning that they are cutting that back to 2%.
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Old 07-26-2018, 06:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Ispeakjive View Post
In the context of this, Regional means a certain region of the world, ie a continent or two vice global flag carriers. This is not about commuter airlines.
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Old 07-26-2018, 07:42 AM
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Originally Posted by ForeverJunior View Post
Curb your enthusiasm about that 4% growth next year. Tilden mentioned in his E-Mail this morning that they are cutting that back to 2%.
The old shrink to profitability model. Seems to have worked all over the industries history.
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Originally Posted by Flaps1check View Post
The old shrink to profitability model. Seems to have worked all over the industries history.
Running scared - That's what Angle Lake does best.
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Old 07-26-2018, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by ForeverJunior View Post
Running scared - That's what Angle Lake does best.
Look around these boards. Every airline is experiencing some kind of slow down or pull back. Everyone’s costs are going up with oil. My personal belief is the cycle has run its course and we’re ALL in for a few slow years.
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Originally Posted by KnockKnock View Post
Look around these boards. Every airline is experiencing some kind of slow down or pull back. Everyone’s costs are going up with oil. My personal belief is the cycle has run its course and we’re ALL in for a few slow years.
There’s a big difference between going from M.80 to LRC and going from M.78 to MCA. Btw, the letter states the reason for the slow down is lossed profitability due to A. Cost of oil (which has started to come back down) B. Increased wages and benefits (Prepping the ground for 2020) and C. Increased competition “on a level Alaska’s never experienced...”and the fact that at our already lower price ticket structure, our competitors have started rolling prices below ours (Delta putting their foot on the gas and Southwest stepping up their march forward.)

Yeah. Just an industry-wide slowdown. Riiiiiiight. 🤔
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Old 07-26-2018, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by av8or View Post
There’s a big difference between going from M.80 to LRC and going from M.78 to MCA. Btw, the letter states the reason for the slow down is lossed profitability due to A. Cost of oil (which has started to come back down) B. Increased wages and benefits (Prepping the ground for 2020) and C. Increased competition “on a level Alaska’s never experienced...”and the fact that at our already lower price ticket structure, our competitors have started rolling prices below ours (Delta putting their foot on the gas and Southwest stepping up their march forward.)

Yeah. Just an industry-wide slowdown. Riiiiiiight. 🤔
Are you saying that other airline employees, discussing the fact that their airlines are slowing the pace of hiring and growth while citing oil and staffing models, are full of sh!t and you know better then they? In the last month, there have been a number of threads on other airline boards, regarding slowing growth and hiring. They all sound eerily similar to many of the threads on Alaska’s boards. If a majority of airlines are starting to experience similar, all be it at different percentages due to size of the airlines, circumstances, then yeah, I guess you could call it an industry wide slow down. AS just made a 13% margin. That’s down from last Q2. Now you could say they lost money compared to last year or you could say they made money and beat their projections this Q2. It’s all how you look at it. I’m looking at the fact that other airline employees are saying things are slowing down due to the same things, WE at AS, are slowing down for. Oil, staffing models, competition etc. Those are just facts as stated by those who work for those companies. You can come up with all the neat analogies about slowing your Mach speed you want but it doesn’t change what’s going on. Are you truly terrified that AS is in the midsts of its death throes? It shouldn’t come as any surprise that management will use those lower profit margins as a backdrop for negotiations come 2020. That’s par for the course....Yawn....move along, nothing to see here. Just ride the ride and put that umbrella away cuz the sky isn’t falling.
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