SI
SI
discoversearch

We've detected that you're using an ad content blocking browser plug-in or feature. Ads provide a critical source of revenue to the continued operation of Silicon Investor.  We ask that you disable ad blocking while on Silicon Investor in the best interests of our community.  If you are not using an ad blocker but are still receiving this message, make sure your browser's tracking protection is set to the 'standard' level.

   Non-TechAirline Discussion Board


Previous 10 Next 10 
To: Sam who wrote (1613)7/23/2021 2:16:38 PM
From: Art Bechhoefer
1 Recommendation   of 1730
 
I doubt that American Airlines is anxious to reduce its debt, especially if the debt carries fixed interest rates. We are entering into a period of inflation that will most likely result in higher interest rates on any new debt. They'd be wise to hold onto their existing debt, especially if the interest rate on that debt is comparatively low.

In my latest flight (on American from Rochester, NY to San Francisco), I noted that the Chicago – SFO of the flight was listed jointly under several airlines, indicating that American had effectively leased seating to other airlines to fill all the seats. The entire flight to and from was filled to capacity. Given that they provided only pretzels and soft drinks and no other amenities, I can't see how they possibly could NOT make money on these flights.

Art

Share RecommendKeepReplyMark as Last Read


From: Moonray7/25/2021 6:29:55 PM
   of 1730
 
Airports in the West face shortage of jet fuel

o~~~ O

Share RecommendKeepReplyMark as Last ReadRead Replies (1)


To: Moonray who wrote (1615)7/27/2021 1:27:40 PM
From: Moonray
1 Recommendation   of 1730
 
Jet-fuel shortage

o~~~ O

Share RecommendKeepReplyMark as Last Read


From: Sam7/28/2021 12:37:37 PM
1 Recommendation   of 1730
 
They Got Great Deals on Airfare. Then Came the Flight Changes.

Fliers who thought they’d scored cheap fares on Delta and other airlines are getting rebooked on longer, less convenient itineraries—and that’s just the start of their headaches

What’s one difference between airline tickets and lottery tickets? With lottery tickets you know when the event will occur.

Airlines’ rampant schedule changes have confused and angered fliers. Travelers who bet on reopening and bought cheap tickets earlier this year are especially vexed, with some claiming that airlines are moving them to less convenient flights and times to make room for higher-paying customers as travel surges.

Airlines deny that they’re bumping customers who got deals, though some do move low-fare passengers before higher-fare customers when their frequent schedule changes create overbooked situations.

continues at wsj.com

Share RecommendKeepReplyMark as Last ReadRead Replies (1)


To: Sam who wrote (1617)7/28/2021 3:41:20 PM
From: Art Bechhoefer
1 Recommendation   of 1730
 
The WSJ report is in line with my own experience flying Delta from Rochester, NY to Amsterdam earlier this year. Most airlines, including Delta, cancelled flights during the pandemic, which often meant that a formerly non-stop flight often changed to one with a stopover. Delta allowed cancellation with no penalty, but the point is that the changes were for the convenience (and profit) of the airline, not for the benefit of the passenger.

Delta also demanded that anyone flying from JFK in New York to the Netherlands would not be allowed on the aircraft without a negative Covid-19 test, even though the Netherlands at the time required only proof of vaccination. Just happened that a Covid-19 test space in the Delta-owned terminal, near the gate for the flight to Amsterdam, was able to provide a rapid test for a mere $200 per person. If you didn't get the test, you wouldn't fly. Oh, and the testing place occupied a vacant store previously used by a spa that went out of business. The rental revenue from the store area goes to Delta.

Always new ways to make money.

Art

Share RecommendKeepReplyMark as Last ReadRead Replies (2)


To: Art Bechhoefer who wrote (1618)7/28/2021 4:56:40 PM
From: Sam
   of 1730
 
Wow! Did Delta tell you in advance about that requirement?

re:
Delta also demanded that anyone flying from JFK in New York to the Netherlands would not be allowed on the aircraft without a negative Covid-19 test, even though the Netherlands at the time required only proof of vaccination. Just happened that a Covid-19 test space in the Delta-owned terminal, near the gate for the flight to Amsterdam, was able to provide a rapid test for a mere $200 per person. If you didn't get the test, you wouldn't fly.

Share RecommendKeepReplyMark as Last ReadRead Replies (1)


To: Sam who wrote (1619)7/28/2021 9:34:14 PM
From: Art Bechhoefer
2 Recommendations   of 1730
 
"Did Delta tell you in advance about that requirement?"

No, they didn't, not before I booked, not when I checked in at the Rochester airport, and not until 30 minutes before the flight to Amsterdam started boarding at JFK.

How to make profits and lose customers.

Art

Share RecommendKeepReplyMark as Last Read


To: Art Bechhoefer who wrote (1618)7/28/2021 10:08:35 PM
From: S. maltophilia
1 Recommendation   of 1730
 
mere $200 per person

The cash price for COVID Testing is as follows: THE TEST: Rapid Antigen Test (RAT): $89 PCR Test (PCR): $125 Antibody Test (AB): $95

texasmedclinic.com

Even better than baggage fees

Share RecommendKeepReplyMark as Last Read


From: Moonray8/3/2021 12:30:40 PM
   of 1730
 
More than 800 flights canceled across US

o~~~ O

Share RecommendKeepReplyMark as Last Read


From: Moonray8/9/2021 4:12:56 PM
   of 1730
 
United Airlines to require vaccination of all 67,000 employees in U.S.

o~~~ O

Share RecommendKeepReplyMark as Last Read
Previous 10 Next 10