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Old October 12th, 2011, 04:39 AM   #1001
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Alaska Airlines to start new service to Kansas City.

Alaska Airlines Offers New Service Between Seattle-Kansas City, Mo., and San Jose-Palm Springs, Calif.
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Old October 14th, 2011, 10:29 AM   #1002
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that one world is one ugly looking one. When, oh when will AA get on with the times and paint its planes?! Airliners from 3rd world countries look much better.
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Old October 14th, 2011, 05:22 PM   #1003
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that one world is one ugly looking one. When, oh when will AA get on with the times and paint its planes?! Airliners from 3rd world countries look much better.
Paint actually adds weight to the aircraft and increases fuel costs.
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Old October 16th, 2011, 01:33 PM   #1004
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#US | US Airways

US Airways





http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...ings-national/

US Airways is a major airline based in the U.S. city of Tempe, Arizona. The airline is an operating unit of US Airways Group and is the sixth largest airline by traffic and eighth largest by market value in the country.

US Airways operates major hubs in Charlotte, Philadelphia and Phoenix and maintains focus city operations at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

A member of the Star Alliance, the airline has a fleet of 341 mainline jet aircraft and 319 regional jet and turbo-prop aircraft connecting 200 destinations in North America, South America, Europe and the Middle East.


US Airways Express



US Airways Express is an airline brand name, rather than a fully certified airline, and as such, the US Airways Express name is used by several individually owned airlines or airline holding companies which provide regional airline and commuter service for US Airways.

Operations are conducted from smaller markets in the United States, Canada, and the Bahamas primarily centered around US Airways major airline hubs and focus city stations at
Charlotte/Douglas International Airport
LaGuardia Airport[1]
Philadelphia International Airport
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

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Old October 16th, 2011, 01:54 PM   #1005
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US Airways Fleet:



http://www.airliners.net/photo/US-Ai...aa5b49534da2bc

A319-100: 93 + 3 (39 ex-American West Airlines)
A320-200: 72 + 40 (Replacing B737's, Deleviries 2009-2015, 49 ex-AWA)
A321-200: 54 + 27 (Replacing Domestic B757, Deleviries 2008-2015)
A330-200: 7 + 8 (Deleviries to resume in 2013)
A330-300: 9
A350-800: + 18 (EIS 2017)
A350-900: + 4 (EIS 2017)
B737-300: 17 (Long-term replacement plan Replacement Embraer 190)
B737-400: 40 (Long-term replacement plan, Replacement A320)
B757-200: 24 (9 Domestic B757 and 15 International B757)
B767-200ER: 10 (Long-term replacement plan,Replacement A321 & A330-200)
Embraer 190: 15 + 23

US Airways Express Fleet:



http://www.airliners.net/photo/US-Ai...cf3d2a3607a433

Bombardier CRJ-200: 113 (Air Wisconsin, Mesa Airlines, PSA Airlines)
Bombardier CRJ-700: 14 (PSA Airlines)
Bombardier CRJ-900: 38 (Mesa Airlines)
Bombardier Dash 8-100: 30 (Piedmont Airlines)
Bombardier Dash 8-200: 6 (Mesa Airlines)
Bombardier Dash 8-300: 10 (Piedmont Airlines)
Embraer ERJ-145: 12 (Chautauqua Airlines, Trans States Airlines)
Embraer 170: 20 (Republic Airlines)
Embraer 175: 38 (Republic Airlines)
Saab 340B: 17 (Colgan Air, Mesaba Airlines)

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Old October 16th, 2011, 02:10 PM   #1006
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US Airways B757-200



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Old October 16th, 2011, 02:43 PM   #1007
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US Airways B767-200ER



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Old October 16th, 2011, 03:39 PM   #1008
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US Airways A321-200



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Old October 20th, 2011, 12:08 AM   #1009
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Paint actually adds weight to the aircraft and increases fuel costs.

...And still American Airlines is struggling. lol
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Old October 20th, 2011, 12:09 AM   #1010
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Even higher fares can't help American Airlines

High fuel costs offset fare hikes as American Airlines parent AMR loses $162 million in 3Q

DALLAS (AP) -- American Airlines is in bad need of an upgrade.

The airline posted another loss on Wednesday -- that's 14 out of the last 16 quarters. Shares of parent AMR Corp. dropped 7.5 percent, and they have fallen 66 percent this year as investors worry that the company could be headed for bankruptcy protection.

AMR has nearly $5 billion in cash, more than many of its rivals and enough to avoid bankruptcy anytime soon.

But American needs to solve its labor problems, bring costs under control and provide better service to passengers if it is to pull out of a long financial nosedive that has resulted in the loss of more than $12 billion since 2001.

Here's what American must do, experts say:

--Control labor costs

AMR says its labor costs are $600 million a year more than other airlines -- even more if pensions are included. Partly it's because other airlines dumped pension and other costs when they went through bankruptcy in the past decade.

American's unions hotly dispute AMR's figures and are seeking pay raises.

Management and the pilots' union recently stepped up talks and appear closer to a deal than ever -- negotiations started in 2006. American wants pilots to fly more hours per month, much like they do at competitor Southwest Airlines Co.

Deals with pilots, flight attendants and ground workers could save AMR $300 million to $400 million a year, analysts estimate. That wouldn't cover an expected $1.2 billion loss this year, but it would close the gap with competitors.

"Getting competitive about labor costs is critical for them," says Michael Derchin, an analyst with CRT Capital Group. "That would be a good start."

--Improve service

American needs to improve its service to keep attracting passengers, who have many airlines to choose among. That means arriving on-time more often, which is especially important to business travelers. Its American Eagle subsidiary cancels a high number of flights.

"American used to be the industry leader," says Henry H. Harteveldt, a travel industry analyst with Atmosphere Research Group. "Now it's in the middle of the pack and falling."

Harteveldt said American must upgrade seating in coach, add lie-flat beds in business class on international flights, and expand amenities such as in-flight Internet service and power outlets.

-- Dump gas-guzzling planes

American has announced plans to upgrade its fleet by buying 460 planes from Airbus and Boeing. Chairman and CEO Gerard Arpey says the new planes will transform American by reducing fuel and maintenance costs and giving customers a better ride, but those planes don't begin to arrive until 2013 and will be added gradually over several years.

American used to be a leader. It was the world's biggest airline, an innovative company whose ideas -- from frequent-flier rewards to baggage fees -- were loved or hated by passengers; but either way, they were copied by other airlines.

Lately, American's creativity seems to have run dry. Investors have publicly challenged Arpey and other executives to come up with fresh thinking "beyond new flights to Helsinki," as one analyst put it.

Despite such restiveness, there are no clear outward signs that a change in leadership is imminent. "That's not going to happen. This management is in charge," said Ray Neidl, an analyst with Maxim Group LLC, who only a month ago referred to management as "a caretaker of a deteriorating asset."

But some analysts think a shake-up might not be far away.

While the airline industry has enjoyed strong revenue growth and other carriers have returned to profitability in the past two years, "unfortunately AMR sticks out as an airline still generating losses," says Matthew Jacob, an analyst with ITG Investment Research. "I think it's something the board would probably consider."

AMR reported Wednesday that it lost $162 million in the third quarter, as fuel costs wiped out a 9 percent increase in revenue on higher fares. Fuel spending jumped 40 percent, to $2.3 billion, easily topping wages and benefits as the biggest expense.

The company's loss of 48 cents per share was wider than analysts' forecast of 43 cents per share, according to FactSet. And it forecast fourth-quarter costs that were higher than some analysts had expected.

Investors were disappointed. The company's shares fell 21 cents, or 7.5 percent, to close at $2.61.

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Old October 20th, 2011, 03:27 PM   #1011
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US Airways A319



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Old October 20th, 2011, 03:35 PM   #1012
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October 20, 2011 3:07 AM

Northern Albertans seeking to escape winter will have more options after US Airways and WestJet announced more flights on larger planes to Phoenix from Edmonton this winter.

The expansion is in response to heavy demand for more direct service between Edmonton and Phoenix, Edmonton International Airport's second-most popular U.S. destination, just behind Las Vegas.

More than 100,000 passengers flew between the airport and Phoenix in 2011, according to the airport.

Service, which has already started increasing, will reach 24 flights per week in January. That's up from 14 per week last January.

US Airways will go to 14 flights per week from seven, and WestJet to 10 flights from seven.

Overall seats for both carriers go to 3,278 per week, up from 2,182.

"Phoenix is a top pick for many leisure travellers, but the increased service will also be of tremendous benefit to business travellers," Peter McCart, the airport's vicepresident of strategy, said in a release.

"Phoenix is a popular US Airways hub that provides excellent connections to the Southwestern U.S. and Latin America."
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/busin...398/story.html
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Old October 20th, 2011, 03:45 PM   #1013
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Posted: 10/17/2011

TEMPE, AZ - From America West Airlines to US Airways, the so-called Valley’s hometown airline has seen drastic changes over the past few years and some speculate more are to come.

Years after America West took over ailing US Airways there is still division among its employees who often identify themselves as “east” or “west” in ongoing labor disputes.

Now, many industry experts believe US Airways could be in line to merge with another airline, thus bringing a “south” employee factor into the mix.

Several published reports cite American Airlines’ financial woes as a reason why it’s becoming attractive to other airlines, especially US Airways.

“We’re a happy stand alone airline and plan to be for the foreseeable future,” said US Airways CEO Doug Parker to ABC15.

Parker, while briefly smiling, shrugged off questions regarding interest in Fort Worth based American Airlines.

If merger talks became a reality it could affect thousands of jobs in Tempe.

“I’ve heard nothing about the speculation with US Airways merging with any other airline,” said Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman. “Of course, anybody in that industry knows that’s the surest way to kill a deal is to start talking about it.”

If there are merger talks or meetings among the airline’s executives, don’t expect Parker to fly his airline to the location.

According to sources, in previous merger talks with other airlines in the past, Parker flew on private jets in an effort to keep the meetings confidential.

As for any meetings with American Airlines or regarding the Texas based airline, Parker had little to say.

“That’s speculation, we’re really happy where we are as a stand alone airline,” Parker told ABC15. “US Airways is doing a great job, our team is doing a great job.”

Merger talks are nothing new in the airline industry and traditionally if they take place, it’s not uncommon for those talks to fall apart.
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Old October 21st, 2011, 10:41 PM   #1014
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US Airways A321 N546UW by Airbus in Hamburg XFW





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Old October 21st, 2011, 11:01 PM   #1015
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that one world is one ugly looking one. When, oh when will AA get on with the times and paint its planes?! Airliners from 3rd world countries look much better.
I think it looks great. One of the reasons I love American Airlines is because of their livery.
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Old October 23rd, 2011, 10:47 AM   #1016
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Old October 24th, 2011, 07:28 AM   #1017
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...And still American Airlines is struggling. lol
I think part of that problem is mostly related to labor costs. American Airlines is one of the few US airlines that has not gone thru restructuring/Chapter 11 which puts them at a disadvantage in some ways compared with United/Delta.
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Old October 25th, 2011, 12:42 PM   #1018
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AA exercised options for a ninth 773ER. I guess the slot restrictions at JFK and ORD has something to do with it. Also the introduction of the 773ER means that AA now can operate nonstop flight to Australia.
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Old October 25th, 2011, 09:22 PM   #1019
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Old October 26th, 2011, 04:13 PM   #1020
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