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American Airlines squeezes passengers in tighter

American Airlines squeezes passengers in tighter

Old Oct 22nd 2004, 10:09 pm
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Earl Evleth
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American Airlines squeezes passengers in tighter to make money

NEW YORK (AFP) ‹ American Airlines, posting a big loss with bleaker
prospects immediately ahead, announced Wednesday it will squeeze passengers
in tighter to make more money.

Several years ago, American heavily advertised its decision to provide more
room to economy passengers by removing seats from the MD80 and Boeing 737,
767 and 777 fleets.

Now, some of those seats would be replaced.

"When we launched 'More Room Throughout Coach,' healthy yields and robust
business travel were the norm, and both conditions were essential to the
success of More Room," AMR chairman and chief executive Gerard Arpey said.

"However, times have changed, and we must acknowledge that in today's
low-fare environment, having fewer seats on our aircraft has put us at a
real revenue disadvantage compared to other airlines," he said in a
statement.

On the MD80 and 737 aircraft, only one of the two rows of coach seats
originally removed will be added back.

In addition, the MD80 reconfiguration will expand the first class cabin by
two seats.

American also announced it would withdraw capacity equivalent to 15
narrow-body aircraft in 2005.

Its regional affiliate, American Eagle, had reached an agreement in
principle with Brazil's Embraer SA to not take delivery of the last 18
ERJ-145 regional jet aircraft, scheduled for delivery between July 2005 and
February 2006.

The combination of the extra seats and fewer planes would result in a
five-percent cut in domestic capacity, Arpey said.

"Given our skyrocketing fuel costs, and our limited ability to pass those
costs on to our customers, we feel it is prudent to draw down a portion of
our domestic schedule," he said.

"At the same time, we are going to intensify our focus on our areas of
strength. For instance, we now plan to increase our flying at Dallas/Fort
Worth by 90 operations year over year, a larger increase than we had
previously announced."

American's parent, AMR Corp., announced losses of 214 million dollars in the
three months to September 30, after squeezing out a year-earlier a net
profit of one million dollars.

It blamed searing fuel prices, intense competition and hurricanes, warning
of even bigger losses in the fourth quarter.
 
Old Oct 23rd 2004, 9:57 am
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Neil Gillis
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What does this have to do with travel in europe? American does not use
either the MD-80 or the B-737 in Europe. They are used only in domestic US
flights. Useful, on topic information is what this newsgroup is about.

Neil
"Earl Evleth" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:BD9FFA81.20FA3%[email protected]...
    > American Airlines squeezes passengers in tighter to make money
    > NEW YORK (AFP) < American Airlines, posting a big loss with bleaker
    > prospects immediately ahead, announced Wednesday it will squeeze
passengers
    > in tighter to make more money.
    > Several years ago, American heavily advertised its decision to provide
more
    > room to economy passengers by removing seats from the MD80 and Boeing 737,
    > 767 and 777 fleets.
    > Now, some of those seats would be replaced.
    > "When we launched 'More Room Throughout Coach,' healthy yields and robust
    > business travel were the norm, and both conditions were essential to the
    > success of More Room," AMR chairman and chief executive Gerard Arpey said.
    > "However, times have changed, and we must acknowledge that in today's
    > low-fare environment, having fewer seats on our aircraft has put us at a
    > real revenue disadvantage compared to other airlines," he said in a
    > statement.
    > On the MD80 and 737 aircraft, only one of the two rows of coach seats
    > originally removed will be added back.
    > In addition, the MD80 reconfiguration will expand the first class cabin by
    > two seats.
    > American also announced it would withdraw capacity equivalent to 15
    > narrow-body aircraft in 2005.
    > Its regional affiliate, American Eagle, had reached an agreement in
    > principle with Brazil's Embraer SA to not take delivery of the last 18
    > ERJ-145 regional jet aircraft, scheduled for delivery between July 2005
and
    > February 2006.
    > The combination of the extra seats and fewer planes would result in a
    > five-percent cut in domestic capacity, Arpey said.
    > "Given our skyrocketing fuel costs, and our limited ability to pass those
    > costs on to our customers, we feel it is prudent to draw down a portion of
    > our domestic schedule," he said.
    > "At the same time, we are going to intensify our focus on our areas of
    > strength. For instance, we now plan to increase our flying at Dallas/Fort
    > Worth by 90 operations year over year, a larger increase than we had
    > previously announced."
    > American's parent, AMR Corp., announced losses of 214 million dollars in
the
    > three months to September 30, after squeezing out a year-earlier a net
    > profit of one million dollars.
    > It blamed searing fuel prices, intense competition and hurricanes, warning
    > of even bigger losses in the fourth quarter.
 
Old Oct 23rd 2004, 10:26 am
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Chancellor Of The Duchy Of Besses O' Th' Barn
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Default Re: American Airlines squeezes passengers in tighter

Neil Gillis <[email protected]> wrote:

    > What does this have to do with travel in europe? American does not use
    > either the MD-80 or the B-737 in Europe. They are used only in domestic US
    > flights. Useful, on topic information is what this newsgroup is about.

Well, _post_ some then!

David

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Old Oct 23rd 2004, 1:42 pm
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Runge
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Evleth bla bla as usual
he thinks we're interested

"Neil Gillis" <[email protected]> a écrit dans le message de
news:[email protected]...
    > What does this have to do with travel in europe? American does not
use
    > either the MD-80 or the B-737 in Europe. They are used only in domestic
US
    > flights. Useful, on topic information is what this newsgroup is about.
    > Neil
    > "Earl Evleth" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:BD9FFA81.20FA3%[email protected]...
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > American Airlines squeezes passengers in tighter to make money
    > >
    > > NEW YORK (AFP) < American Airlines, posting a big loss with bleaker
    > > prospects immediately ahead, announced Wednesday it will squeeze
    > passengers
    > > in tighter to make more money.
    > >
    > > Several years ago, American heavily advertised its decision to provide
    > more
    > > room to economy passengers by removing seats from the MD80 and Boeing
737,
    > > 767 and 777 fleets.
    > >
    > > Now, some of those seats would be replaced.
    > >
    > > "When we launched 'More Room Throughout Coach,' healthy yields and
robust
    > > business travel were the norm, and both conditions were essential to the
    > > success of More Room," AMR chairman and chief executive Gerard Arpey
said.
    > >
    > > "However, times have changed, and we must acknowledge that in today's
    > > low-fare environment, having fewer seats on our aircraft has put us at a
    > > real revenue disadvantage compared to other airlines," he said in a
    > > statement.
    > >
    > > On the MD80 and 737 aircraft, only one of the two rows of coach seats
    > > originally removed will be added back.
    > >
    > > In addition, the MD80 reconfiguration will expand the first class cabin
by
    > > two seats.
    > >
    > > American also announced it would withdraw capacity equivalent to 15
    > > narrow-body aircraft in 2005.
    > >
    > > Its regional affiliate, American Eagle, had reached an agreement in
    > > principle with Brazil's Embraer SA to not take delivery of the last 18
    > > ERJ-145 regional jet aircraft, scheduled for delivery between July 2005
    > and
    > > February 2006.
    > >
    > > The combination of the extra seats and fewer planes would result in a
    > > five-percent cut in domestic capacity, Arpey said.
    > >
    > > "Given our skyrocketing fuel costs, and our limited ability to pass
those
    > > costs on to our customers, we feel it is prudent to draw down a portion
of
    > > our domestic schedule," he said.
    > >
    > > "At the same time, we are going to intensify our focus on our areas of
    > > strength. For instance, we now plan to increase our flying at
Dallas/Fort
    > > Worth by 90 operations year over year, a larger increase than we had
    > > previously announced."
    > >
    > > American's parent, AMR Corp., announced losses of 214 million dollars in
    > the
    > > three months to September 30, after squeezing out a year-earlier a net
    > > profit of one million dollars.
    > >
    > > It blamed searing fuel prices, intense competition and hurricanes,
warning
    > > of even bigger losses in the fourth quarter.
    > >
 
Old Oct 23rd 2004, 7:46 pm
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Earl Evleth
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in article [email protected], Neil Gillis at
[email protected] wrote on 23/10/04 23:57:

    > What does this have to do with travel in europe? American does not use
    > either the MD-80 or the B-737 in Europe. They are used only in domestic US
    > flights. Useful, on topic information is what this newsgroup is about.


AA services Europe, I know I take them. If one flies too Europe one flys
back.

I just happen to reverse the pattern, we fly to the US and then back.

Next, you missed the part about the 767 and 777!

Earl
 
Old Oct 23rd 2004, 7:47 pm
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Earl Evleth
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in article [email protected], Runge at
[email protected] wrote on 24/10/04 3:42:

    > Evleth bla bla as usual
    > he thinks we're interested


You were, you commented!

Earl
 

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