Why Do US Airlines Treat Most Passengers With Contempt?

 “Competition is a sin.” – John D. Rockefeller, American industrialist and philanthropist The recent atrocious behavior of United Airlines treating a fare-paying passenger has shocked Americans and others like.Millions of people are learning that as a passenger their rights are limited. All the millions of regulations and laws won’t help them even if they are dragged like a …

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The Best and Worst International Airlines: Chart

The Economist’s 1843 magazine published an article ranking international airlines. According to the report, the best airlines based on user rankings are Singapore Airline(SINGY) and All Nippon Airlines. The chart below shows the best and worst airlines: Click to enlarge Source: Come Fly with Me, 1843, The Economist Group Among the US airlines. Delta(DAL) earned …

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Quick Post: A Note On Latin American Airlines

Airlines generally tend to perform well when the economy where they are based at is in expansion mode. This has been the case with Latin American airlines. Latin American carriers have performed poorly recently due to the adverse economic conditions in countries like Brazil, Chile, Colombia, etc. Panama-based Copa Holdings SA (CPA) which operates Copa Airlines is …

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Impact of Consolidation in the U.S. Airline Industry

Earlier this year I wrote an article discussing the pathetic state of the airline industry in the U.S. due to consolidation of carriers. For travelers it has become a nightmare flying from Point A to Point B. Equity investors have treated most airline stocks like rotten fish that are best avoided at all costs. A …

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Monopoly Madness in the U.S. Airline Industry

 “Competition is a sin.” – John D. Rockefeller, American industrialist and philanthropist In January 2012, I posted an article on the monopoly madness in the U.S. railroad industry where a handful of Class I carriers dominate the industry today. Last week two of the large U.S. airlines, American Airlines and US Airways announced to merge their operations to …

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Shift in Global Traffic Flows Will Benefit Foreign Airlines

Many investors tend to avoid airline stocks since the industry suffers from low earnings due to various factors such as regulations, fluctuations in fuel prices, labor issues, business disruptions due to weather like snow, volcano eruptions, flawed business models, incompetent management, etc. This is especially true in the U.S. where the industry is highly concentrated …

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