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  • American Airlines: The Most Undervalued Company Of The Airline Industry And S&P 500 [View article]
    @Aaron
    Congratulations on your first article. I'm not quite as sold on Doug Parker as you but time will tell. Good article none the less.
    May 27, 2015. 01:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dropping Over 10%, Is It Time To Sell American Airlines Group? [View article]
    I don't think I would be comparing the current airline group to past airline performance. There are now three major carriers in the U.S. Four if you want to include Southwest. The mergers of United/Continental, Delta/Northwest and now American/USAir, along with all of the previous mergers that formed those carriers has changed the dynamics of the industry. The bankruptcy's of all of these airlines has changed the costs of operation dramatically. These are not the airlines of the past. There will always be low cost carriers that have to be competed against but that is the nature of the business. Overall the competition in the industry is substantially lower then it has been at anytime since de-regulation in 1978.
    May 27, 2015. 12:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Airline stocks rattled by oil supply data [View news story]
    @markcc

    I stand corrected. I was thinking of Spirit. In that case the fuel consumption would be even a little better on those particular aircraft.
    May 21, 2015. 02:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Airline stocks rattled by oil supply data [View news story]
    @i_am_seeker_2

    This is true. In the case of JetBlue I believe they may sell all of their seats at this price and still make a profit. Assuming they are using the MD80 for the flight from Albany to Orlando and assuming 140 seats. (They may have more depending on the configuration of the aircraft.) That would be a total of $13890.00 in revenue not counting any other fees such as bags. Fuel costs would be somewhere between $3000.00 and $3500.00. JetBlue would with a full airplane make money on this flight even if they sold all seats at $99.00.
    May 21, 2015. 12:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Cree Strengthens Its $100 Million Power And RF Business By Adding New Products To Its Portfolio [View article]
    You can actually pick up the Cree 60w equivalent soft white at Home Depot for $7.97 and the daylight for $8.97. These are the 4flow bulbs with the vents rather then the porcelain insulator. They are excellent bulbs. But as you say most people will look for the cheapest bulb not necessarily the best bulb.
    May 21, 2015. 11:43 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • American Airlines: An Analysis After The Sell-Off [View article]
    I'm not sure why you believe that AA cannot win a price war with SWA. At the current time AA does not really compete with SWA on head to head flights. I'm not sure what SWA's plans are but if they expand from DFW into areas that AA is currently serving they will have a battle on their hands. SWA no longer has the advantages they once held. Their costs are now equivalent to AA's and their fuel hedge advantage is long gone. I'm not saying that SWA is not a good airline, they certainly are. I just don't believe they can take on AA without hurting themselves.
    May 21, 2015. 11:36 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • American Airlines: An Analysis After The Sell-Off [View article]
    American is bringing in and have been for sometime now new 737s to replace the MD80s in its fleet. The 737s are far more fuel efficient then the current MD80s and have about 20 more seats. On top of that they are much more comfortable for the passengers providing many options that the current MD80s do not. This does increases capacity but at a lower overall cost. A very good thing for American.
    May 21, 2015. 10:48 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Cree Strengthens Its $100 Million Power And RF Business By Adding New Products To Its Portfolio [View article]
    Home Depot currently has Phillips 60w equivalent bulbs on sale for $4.97 for a 2 pack. That's pretty hard to compete with even if you have a better bulb. Granted the warranty on these bulbs is only ten years compared to Cree's 22 year warranty, but for the price I don't think many will care.
    May 21, 2015. 10:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Airline stocks rattled by oil supply data [View news story]
    What makes you think that they must be losing money on those tickets? Airline tickets are almost always less then Amtrak.
    May 21, 2015. 09:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. air carriers eye record summer [View news story]
    Collective bargaining agreements obtained under bankruptcy are equivalent to gun to the head diplomacy. Airline employees have been subject to this for many years. I can't say that I totally agree with all statements made by go-for-it, but he certainly has a point in regard to the airline industry.
    May 19, 2015. 12:01 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft's Nokia Acquisition Likely Leading To A Large Write-Off, A New Strategy Emerges [View article]
    @Rookie

    You're right. I guess the question is why? The real question is why it works on one phone and not on another. Especially since both are running the same OS. No one is able to answer that question for me.
    May 8, 2015. 01:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft's Nokia Acquisition Likely Leading To A Large Write-Off, A New Strategy Emerges [View article]
    @techy46

    I can tell you what happens when I try to open AA on my phone. I get the following " We're having trouble displaying this page". It then suggests I refresh or try again later. Of course refreshing and trying again changes nothing. I have no problems with any other website. Its weird.
    May 7, 2015. 09:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft's Nokia Acquisition Likely Leading To A Large Write-Off, A New Strategy Emerges [View article]
    The Windows operating system is the same one that was being used before Microsoft bought it from Nokia. Other then upgrades to the system, such as 8.1 its the same OS. There is obviously no reason for Microsoft to turn off functionality. I don't know why some items work on some phones and not on others. For instance my son can use his 925 to do all the things that you complain about, such as check flights and get his boarding pass. I can do the same with my 521 but not with my 635 or my wives 925. I don't blame you for complaining it drives me nuts also. Despite these problems I would rather find a fix then change to Android or Apple.
    May 6, 2015. 04:01 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft's Nokia Acquisition Likely Leading To A Large Write-Off, A New Strategy Emerges [View article]
    @DirkH

    I recently upgraded my 521 to a 635. I have the same problem with American Airlines. My wife upgraded to a 925 and it also will not pick up American Airlines. My son has a 925 and it picks up American. I can also still pick up American on my 521. As far as I know the software is up to date on the 521. It is running 8.1. If anyone has an answer to this problem PLEASE post it. I have tried everything to fix this with no success. I am not going to change phones because of this but I sure wish I could figure it out. My wife went to an Android and within a week she sold it and went back to Windows. I love the OS and I'm hoping some of these problems will be solved with Windows 10.
    May 6, 2015. 10:11 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Heated competition in the global airline market [View news story]
    @ss4

    "What we have now is the direct results of what is called competition or what I call a race to the bottom!"

    Deregulation was designed to increase competition in the airline industry. It did just that for a short time. You could right a book about the events that occurred after deregulation. In fact there are books about just that. It became very complicated. The government deregulated but they didn't really get out of the way. The regulations favored the new start up carriers and tied the hands of the legacy carriers of the time. Like I said you could write a book about it. Long story short there are less major carriers competing today then there were when deregulation was instituted. Carriers that were in business before deregulation such as Eastern, TWA, Pan Am ,Republic, Braniff, Piedmont, just to name a few are either gone or have been swallowed up by other carriers. We now have United/Continental, Delta/Northwest and American/USAir all merged into just three major carriers. This is far less then were operating before deregulation. I'm not saying that deregulation was a bad idea. I just don't believe the outcome is what was intended.
    Apr 29, 2015. 10:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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