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Old 06-03-2008, 04:01 PM   #11  
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For each of the airports that you listed, there has to be 5 or 10 smaller, out of the way airports that we do fly out of.
Yeah! Like PHL, ATL, SAN, SLC, BOS, DEN and MEM.



That article sucked!! I believe that nearly everything about it was wrong.

- Airlines do price different flights, with different fares. And, they constantly change them, depending on the loads.

- Reliability is number one for passengers? YGTBSM!! Price is obviously #1.

- Tracking? So...a passenger could get online and see where he is?

- Right equipment to the marketplace? Seems like just about every flight I get on is full. That would seem just about right.

How do these people get these jobs? Do they have editors?

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I think the best lesson they could teach the airlines is this. Make it MANDATORY that they show up at the airport two hours prior to departure time. Get rid of the whole SLF concept and start putting the passengers in containers. More efficient.

Of course, they would have to rework the schedules for connections to allow for removal from one container and being placed into another. But those are just small logistical detail that could be worked out later.

No matter where they are going, they could get you there by 12 noon the next day.
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It wouldn't matter how many they stuffed into containers, they still couldn't carry enough to pay the cost of the fuel they burn. If their management would have the nerve to raise the cost of a ticket, so that they could actually cover their expenses (crew, fuel, leases, jetways, etc, etc), then perhaps they could operate in the black. Until then, they are doomed. It's too bad, seeing as the U.S. commercial aviation industry was so strong just a short number of years ago.
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... BTW, I love the picture of the DHL plane taking off in the background.
Wow, I didn't notice, how ironic... Sorry to the DHL folks...
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It wouldn't matter how many they stuffed into containers, they still couldn't carry enough to pay the cost of the fuel they burn. If their management would have the nerve to raise the cost of a ticket, so that they could actually cover their expenses (crew, fuel, leases, jetways, etc, etc), then perhaps they could operate in the black. Until then, they are doomed. It's too bad, seeing as the U.S. commercial aviation industry was so strong just a short number of years ago.
Sigh.........

Gotta love the internet. Something that was written with such obvious satire and sarcasm can STILL go over some peoples heads. Glad you are such a light hearted chap with a sense of humor.
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AA,

First of all, I think Ruthie Ackerman is probably a woman, not a man. Having said that, I believe her point was that the commercial guys, who over the years have abandoned smaller (less cost effective) markets, should be flying into those markets. My comments had nothing to do with our flying into large airports IN LIEU OF smaller ones, where in fact we do both. Even if it's done with a Caravan. As well, I suspect that she wasn't talking at all about Southwest Airlines, which, like FedEx is making money. All in all, I thought the article showed FedEx off in a very positive light. Sorry if you don't see it that way.

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I love that US Airways is charging for peanuts. Who the hell is going to buy the peanuts? They have been charging for boxed lunches and rarely see anybody purchase them. So they pay for the food, hauling it, trying to sell it then throw it away. Hey I have an ider, why not just charge more for a ticket. The bag charges too. Do they not think the consumer doesn't know? Lets see airline x is cheaper so I'll book my ticket with them, only to get to the airport to find my bags will cost me $50.00 which makes airline x more than the others.

Do what the sports arena's do if you want a good seat you pay more. Eliminate the hidden charges. Keep a limit on bags and weight. Put the cost of the flight in the ticket not in the nuts.
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I love that US Airways is charging for peanuts. Who the hell is going to buy the peanuts?

I was recently d/h'ing in FIRST CLASS. The lady sitting next to me asked for some nuts. The Fight Attendant said she would have to charge her for them!*? In FIRST CLASS!!!! Every year it turns more and more into bus transportation. SAD
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Mark,

Perhaps you should have offered her some of yours.
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So they pay for the food, hauling it, trying to sell it then throw it away.
Actually, the food is distributed by a third party vendor who uses the flight attendant as salespeople. The airline doesn't make or lose money on the food no matter how much or little is sold other than the weight of the food carried in fuel.
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