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  • American Airlines: Market Still Underestimating The Benefits Of Lower Fuel Prices [View article]
    1989. AAL stock price (AMR) around $70/share with profit around $200 million for the year. Fast forward to 2015. Profit in the billions at $50/share. What's wrong with this picture?? AAL stock a steal at current price. Mortgage the farm on soaring AAL stock!!
    Apr 24, 2015. 12:34 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • West Coast flights out of La Guardia a possibility [View news story]
    And so here we go! Delta airplane off the rwy at LGA today.
    Mar 5, 2015. 03:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • West Coast flights out of La Guardia a possibility [View news story]
    Uh, this will be interesting. Packed 73X with cargo, hot day......not gonna happen. If it does, plan on fuel stop along the way. Anything less than a dry runway on a snowy day or upper 80's at the most on Summer days. Accident waiting to happen in my view. Maybe a used 75 that AAL still has, but certainly not a full boat. 188 pax a full boat.
    Feb 27, 2015. 12:52 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: The Perfect Storm - With Tailwinds - For American Airlines [View article]
    AAL is positioned well vs other carriers in Europe. Their route structure over there is minimal with only routes to the major population centers....LHR, MAD, BCN, ZHR, CDG, BRU, and FRA. No eastern or northern Europe destinations. Europe is a drag on the overall world economy so being selective is very important. Then again the US government often dictates who flies what around the world. When it comes to a free market, it really doesn't apply to the airline biz but despite interference on the fed's part, AAL is doing well with the limited route structure it has in that part of the world. If current trends continue AAL could easily see mid 100's by start of 4th quarter.
    Jan 28, 2015. 02:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Airline stocks are on watch after the WSJ reports that American Airlines (AAMRQ.PK) plans to step up merger talks in the coming weeks and will initiate the process by sending non-disclosure agreements to select carriers and P-E firms. Delta Air Lines (DAL -3.5%) and United Continental (UAL -1.1%) are the companies considered to be in the hunt along with US Airways (LCC +2.1%). [View news story]
    I would beg to differ. Like all economic strategies, it was brilliant in its time. Crandall was a genius. His strategy propelled AMR from almost bankruptcy to the leader of the airline industry at the time. AMR stock skyrocked at that same time. The airline grew as never before, hiring almost 6000 pilots and 12000 flight attendants along with 1000s of other supporting employees.
    Jan 3, 2015. 11:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Volatile day for American Airlines Group [View news story]
    Mr Goldbaum,
    AA does not have near the international presence as Delta and UAL. They have about 8 European destinations, all in the west, nothing in Africa, nothing in the Mideast and very few in the Pacific. The USAIR merger did little to improve their international route structure. This lack of world presence in comparison to their other two competitors could be a factor in its decline. I'm hoping the decline is mainly being caused by fear and other emotional factors and not financial reasons.
    Oct 11, 2014. 01:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • American Airlines impresses in first quarter as merged company [View news story]
    Having retired from AA, I'm familiar with how this company works. For many years since Crandall left its been nothing but caretakers with no vision at the helm. Basically a good ole boys club. Now 5hat US Air is running the place it can only improve. AA's chpt 11 drastically cut labor costs. Vacation, sick time, health benefits, retiree benefits, pensions, etc were drastically cut. In fact pilots no longer have a retirement plan. The got to keep what they had, but no longer does the company fund it. They used to fund it by the tune of 17 percent of all earnings. Now its ZERO. The only downside is their lack of rout structure. No Africa, E Europe, Mideast or S Pacific service. Their competitors have a huge advantage in this area. Even with European destinations their routes are minimal compared with other carriers.
    Apr 26, 2014. 10:09 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • American Airlines impresses in first quarter as merged company [View news story]
    Could go up to $70 as it has in the past, when it wasn't nearly as strong as it is 2day!
    Apr 24, 2014. 09:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • American Airlines beats by $0.06, misses on revenue [View news story]
    This is one stock that a person could have made a fortune from. At one time down to 75 cents. Went up to $30 then down to $20 just prior to BK. After emerging from chpt 11 shareholders recovered nearly all their money!! A definite buy for the near term. Could go as high as $70 a share. It has in the past when it was not nearly as financially strong as it is today, especially since they slashed employee benefits including vacation, sick time, pensions, and medical.
    Apr 24, 2014. 08:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • American Airlines beats by $0.06, misses on revenue [View news story]
    This is one airline stock that a person could have made a killing!!!
    Apr 24, 2014. 08:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DOJ wants broad concessions package from AMR and US Airways [View news story]
    1000 city pairs??? Didn't know the government is now the experts on running the airline business. Can't get a simple healthcare website going but yet completely up to speed on every city pairing in the country. Gee, how many city pairs did the government analyze for the UAL and CO merger? To make life "fair", why doesn't the government analyze every business from cereal makers, to auto makers, to clock makers, to pharmaceutical makers and see if they can't find someone who has perhaps a bit of an advantage!!! Our government is out of control!!!
    Nov 4, 2013. 09:10 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • American, US Airways win November trial date for antitrust case [View news story]
    what's also still "up in the air" is the huge liability of continuing to fund health care for AA retirees. AA continues to call for ditching retirees. It will be interesting to see how this turns out. I think the bk judge has yet to fall for AA's sob story of how funding health benefits will make the airline untenable. So for now retirees had better get all their surgery and doc appointments taken care of B4 November.
    Sep 6, 2013. 11:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • American, US Airways win November trial date for antitrust case [View news story]
    Talk about collusion!!! every time I go fill up at the gas pump, the price is exactly the same within a 20 mile radius. When it changes the next day at one station, they all match to the penny. What a coincidence!! Why isn't the government investigating!!!!!!!!
    Sep 1, 2013. 09:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • American, US Airways win November trial date for antitrust case [View news story]
    7% justification for government intervention!!!!!!
    Sep 1, 2013. 09:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Unfriendly Skies [View article]
    Derryl,
    We had much the same experience when coming into FLL on a cruise ship returning from central America. But all these lines are caused by the American government, not a "security-industrial complex". The American president cut the staffing for many key services including immigration and customs, thereby inconveniencing millions of travelers...purposely of course. All part of a national community organizing agenda. Unfortunately for you there's all kinds of folks out there who dont' see air travel as a "loser proposition". The cost of an airplane ticket is one of the best bargains out there. Having said that, passengers need to adjust to the realities of an ever increasing role of government in the States and plan on longer connection times as well as getting in place days before you need to arrive. We are planning on a cruise out of BCN in the near future. We have a 6 hour connection in MIA before leaving for Spain and arriving there 2 days ahead of time in case of things going horribly wrong, like illegal crew duty days, broken airplanes, some guy going out the wrong door or getting through security the wrong day, or some sort of other security issue, and the airport shutting down for half the day. Its a brave new world out there and isn't for the timid in spirit!!!.
    Sep 1, 2013. 09:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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