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New Planes And Low Fuel Continue To Headline American Airlines Earnings

Lots of bits and pieces to digest from this morning’s 2015 4th quarter earnings conference call for American Airlines.  New airplanes and low fuel continue to be headlines.  In no specific order: American Airlines plans to pay $1.20-$1.25/gallon for fuel in 2016 which would yield $2B in fuel savings in 2016.  That’s massive. And yet, Scott Kirby and Doug Parker continue to emphasize that they believe they can be more profitable when fuel prices go up. Despite record results, AA is getting killed in Latin America.  PRASM (Passenger Revenue per Available Seat […]

Did You Get A $200 Airline Ticket To The Middle East Last Night?

For a brief period of time early this morning (around midnight EDT), you could buy a $160 airline ticket to India. Or, $200 to Jordan.  $350-ish would get you to Dubai.  These deals were all on Emirates, from big US gateway cities like New York, Chicago, DC, Los Angeles, Dallas, and San Francisco.  Alas, it died a quiet death 3 hours after it started, all while I was comfortably asleep. You would think that mistake fares would become a thing of the past at some point, with technology to aid […]