15 Responses

  1. Stefano Zanero
    Stefano Zanero at |

    any insights on my poor beloved AZ?

  2. Abner Finley
    Abner Finley at |

    Seth, are you ready to be the new CEO? 🙂

    1. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      Pretty sure CEO is not for me. But I’d love to do a stint in route/network/fleet planning or product. Loyalty would be good, too, though that’s a much different gig in that part of the world. But so much potential…

    2. Alan Dickey
      Alan Dickey at |

      Seth Miller revenue management

    3. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      RM would be fun, too, but I think the route/fleet stuff would be more interesting to me.

      But who am I kidding…I’d take any of those in a heartbeat if an airline was willing to let me inside.

    4. Alan Dickey
      Alan Dickey at |

      Seth Miller once in, they’d never get you out

    5. howie ray
      howie ray at |

      Why anyone thought investing in AZ was a good idea is beyond me…..

    6. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      Absolutely true, Alan. Absolutely true.

  3. Ivan Acosta
    Ivan Acosta at |

    I do not get air Berlin. In the past 5 months, I have flown them twice across the Atlantic and three times within Europe. The planes have been packed every single time in all cabins. Their problems do not seem to come from the lack of business.

    1. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      At what price?

      Filling planes is easy if you make the fares cheap enough. And they just sent me two random, unsolicited discount vouchers to further cut their revenues.

    2. Ivan Acosta
      Ivan Acosta at |

      Seth true that. I’ve always perceived as a LLC with some biz class seats in the front.

    3. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      I think part of the problem is on the cost side. The numbers just aren’t low enough. From what I can see the CASM is north of 12 cents which is is nearly double what Ryanair sees. Competing in the intercity European market like that, without a solid long-haul market to feed to/from is not sustainable.

    4. Ivan Acosta
      Ivan Acosta at |

      Thanks for the insight Seth

  4. Chris Sloan
    Chris Sloan at |

    I have to confess. I agree.

  5. Garrett Hartsuyker
    Garrett Hartsuyker at |

    Pilot friends that worked there say it is not a stable place to work. Rule change, pay is substandard, and it is not for the faint of heat…