This Week on BNET (Sep 15 – 19)

BNET, Fuel, Hawaiian, LAS - Las Vegas, Mergers/Finance, Spirit, United

Vegas Hotel Rooms Growing; Flights Shrinking
Hotels rooms in Vegas are growing rapidly but flights are disappearing. How are they going to find enough people to fill all those rooms?

Hawaiian Adds Winglets to Some of Its 767 Fleet
Hawaiian is putting winglets on nearly half its 767 fleet. Why aren’t they going all the way? Is it really worth it to put these on?

United Double Second Bag Fee to $50; Unfairly Blames Fuel
Fuel prices are dropping like a rock, yet United is still blaming their “volatility” for adding on extra fees. Hmm, the word disingenuous comes to mind . . .

Does Spirit Really Have the Best Operating Margin in the US?
Spirit reported the best operating margin of all US carriers in the second quarter. Why isn’t this all that it seems?

United’s Fuel Hedges are Underwater
Fuel prices are down, so that means some fuel hedges are going to mean higher costs for airlines. United said it could lose millions, but this isn’t necessarily bad.

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