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Coach Travel on American and United to Become More Uncomfortable

If you have ever traveled on Allegiant, Frontier or Spirit you will be very familiar with the concept of "No Frills" fares. Buying a ticket on these ultra low-cost carriers does not come with any extras. Seat assignments and baggage allowances even for carry-on have to be purchased separately. Both American and United have plans 

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Alaska and Delta Report February 2016 Operational Results

Delta Air Lines Earlier today, Delta Air Lines reported its operational and financial performance for February 2016. Operationally, the airline is doing very well. In February 2016, Delta completed 99.6% of its mainline flights and achieved an on-time performance of 86.4% (Arrival+-14 minutes). Delta reported a 10.6% increase in domestic capacity (ASM) and a load factor 

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U.S. Airlines Raised Fares in Sector-Wide Hike

U.S. airlines have posted record profits in 2015, mainly due to two main factors. First, the price of oil hit a 11-year low this week, trading at $34.83 for a barrel of Brent crude, which is a slump by more than two-thirds since July 2014. Second, the U.S. airline industry has seen an unprecedented wave of 

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Delta is "World's Best Run Airline" according to Richard Anderson, Delta CEO

Yesterday, Delta Air Lines hosted its annual investor day. The presentation started with Richard Anderson, Delta’s current CEO, claiming that Delta is the best run airline in the world, citing metrics such as Delta being voted as best corporate airline in the U.S. and high employee engagement scores. The highlights were as follows: Adjusted operating margin 

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Delta, Alaska and Hawaiian come out on Top in December 2015 Air Travel Consumer Report

Today, the U.S Department of Transportation released its December 2015 Air Travel Consumer Report providing data for October 2015. In the report, airlines are ranked according to: Flight Delays (On-time arrivals) Flight Cancellations (Completion rate) Mishandled Baggage (Baggage) Oversales (Denied Boardings) Customer Complaints (Complaints) The top performing carriers in the December 2015 report were: Delta Alaska Hawaiian The carriers at 

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How did American, Delta, Southwest and United do in Q3?

Most airlines based in the U.S. have reported their third quarter earnings over the last three weeks. Thanks to lower fuel prices, most of them were able to report record-breaking numbers. Year-over-year, the price of jet fuel is down about 50 percent, so these great results should not come as a surprise. During the last couple of 

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Delta Q3 Results

Here are the highlights of Delta's Q3 conference call earlier today: Adjusted operating margin of 21% in Q3 2015, compared to 15.8% in Q3 2014 99.9% completion factor in September, only 13 out of 83,000 flights were cancelled 45 consecutive days of no mainline cancellations Investment in GOL and China Eastern to help slump in 

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