This Week on BNET (Jan 26 – 30)

Allegiant, American, Baggage, BNET, Customer Service, Delays/Cancellations, Delta, Fuel, IND - Indianapolis, Mergers/Finance, Schedule Changes, Southwest, United, Virgin America

Southwest Reports Q4 Loss on Hedges
Hedges and other “special items” brought Southwest down to a Q4 loss, but it was the announcement on growth that had people turning their heads.

Southwest Sees Strong Revenue Performance in Fourth Quarter
Is that no-fee strategy working for Southwest? The airline has definitely seen some strong revenue gains.

Allegiant Sees 23.4 Percent Operating Margin in Fourth Quarter
When your net income increases by more than 300 percent, you’re probably on the right track. Allegiant has put out some strong results.

Delta Has Substantial Fuel Hedges for 2009
Other airlines are backing out, but Delta still has the majority of its fuel hedges for 2009.

November Complaints Show Specific Airline Weaknesses
Complaint numbers weren’t huge in November, but there were some areas that stood out for different airlines. Let’s take a look.

DOT Denies Virgin America Request for Confidentiality
Virgin America has now officially been denied confidentiality for its traffic numbers. Within the next few days, we’ll see how they’re really doing.

New Indianapolis Terminal a Burden In the Short Term
Indianapolis has its brand new terminal, but airlines are cutting flights. Is it simply the economy or is there more to it? I say there’s more.

Changing Demographics of the Orange County – San Francisco Route
Southwest and Virgin America will dramatically increase capacity between Orange County and San Francisco, so we’re going to see some big changes on this route.

Airline Earnings Reports Require a Foreign Language Translator
With all the special charges these days, it’s not easy to get to the bottom of an airline’s earning report.

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