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Is this the kitchen sink for airline CEOs?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TrooperBari, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member



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  2. WS

    WS Member

    I got the same thing from Delta, since I've got 1,000 flyer points and all.
  3. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I got that from Delta and was waiting for the punch line: "...in response to all this oil hoo-hah, we are tripling all fares and canceling the cheapies you bought six months ago, smart guy."
  4. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Sounds like it was written by one of Singleton's HR guys.
  5. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    I'll defend the airlines here, to the extent that we all know that with each $20 fare bump, more marginal leisure customers are driven out of the marketplace.

    It's not anticapitalist to observe that the margin requirements for oil futures trading are
  6. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    It's like a spork in the eye...
  7. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    All I know is I've got my fucking fingers crossed that AirTran doesn't cancel all flights for the days I'm flying home for my sister's wedding in October. I bought tickets months ago, and I'm holding out hope that the airline will still exist and I'll at least have a plane to catch.

    They sent me an e-mail on Friday to change my flight times (and essentially rob us of the final day of our trip, moving the departure time from the 7 p.m. I was looking forward to, to 11:30 a.m. instead.) I called today to "decline" the changes, and they said they had no other flights available that day to offer me. So, now I'm stuck leaving a lot earlier than I want to, but what can I do except get a refund and then spend twice as much booking a flight on a different airline -- or taking it?

  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    This is a PR coup ... by Southwest and only Southwest, which locked in way-cheaper fuel prices years ago.
  9. HackyMcHack

    HackyMcHack Member

    Delta pulled out of my hometown this week. And I was holding a ticket to go home for Christmas, paid for by Skymiles.....

    At least I can fly in semi-cheaply to an airport an hour away.
  10. suburbia

    suburbia Active Member

    Southwest will have to pay the piper eventually too.....
  11. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    ... but not till 2010, and who knows what the price will be after the oil bubble inevitably pops?

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