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Out comes a new blame game we've all heard companies using disasters like hurricanes and earthquakes for missing their financial targets.
But that's -- quest.
Delta and US Airways saying those mandatory government -- are cutting into sales.
But John should airlines be pointing the finger at those ever rising fares and -- instead.
Yes please you point the finger at himself what the -- than your odds of your shoes runs -- I'm absolutely certain that it's not your fault.
That you have lost money collectively as an industry since Orville and Wilbur Wright or -- airplane at kitty hawk.
These are horribly run airline to lose money right left.
Let -- -- but it's just as the net but you can't blame them for your own -- Well they don't all his money and -- government contracts were down and contractors are scared maybe -- -- line as much didn't have some impact.
Doug what about the airline industry manager of levee is true but there.
-- this recent phenomenon is partial partially to blame on the -- part of -- the payroll tax increase but the other looked real cuts in government I -- people are firing people.
And if you work in government and one of the twenty people and a little group got fired because of the sequester cuts then you start getting warrants and he's not a lot of different to a lot of tripped and LA anytime soon and you don't wanna go to Disney World -- you think you might be next to this all the sequester -- -- it leads to less air travel.
At the margins -- could definitely hurt the airline industry a little bit.
-- these are you -- you know Gary B.
Last night my daughter tried to blame her report part -- sequester.
Not I think that everything now -- airlines.
Blamed the sequester.
For the fact that they're losing your -- You know -- -- I think.
I'm with John on this I think the whole thing is is just silly you know -- -- -- well you know there's these these cuts what.
I for a second -- the -- hasn't even slowed down the government.
You know -- I don't think it's slowed down and he is spending they're gonna do you want on airlines that most of the people were furloughed.
So all the people who are further that we're gonna fly and then it didn't -- because that -- -- -- -- -- -- I think that number is is -- be like me saying while I was gonna apply this week and you know now I'm not gonna fly and then delta then things will -- -- he's -- -- -- about weight so that's what's costing us.
I think the whole thing it's just so.
That US air has a hub at national airport and yes about war -- to 8% of their traffic is related to the government either direct or indirect.
And military by the let's not forget that so US air really you know has -- basis is because -- numbers have been going up I'm using media graphic here until they got to that point I.
Delta and that's a bunch of Malarkey delta tried to raise of -- -- and they have blown up but he gets what you know who did well.
You know southwest was taking flights from Baltimore BW life so that's.
Spelled out -- delta also said that some of its fare hikes were hurting thing but we now do -- can stick happening airlines' parent.
No absolutely I had someone who buys tickets at the last minute a lot I cannot stand in the way they tried to doubt just last minute flyers.
And this is what this is about because.
You've seen the number of people who are flying go up by 4% over last year's -- But what they're having an issue with is that fewer people were making the decision to fly at the last minute.
So that that's what they took a hit but I am not feeling the pain of these airlines they do not seek out just -- there are bill.
Consequences and it was -- Your.
Who have been affected by the sequester and the airlines should stop that we just and on our job.
So I'd like they -- why did you feel nice -- -- everyone who has requested -- have a rules say.
Can we don't want to lower your prices for you people have been sequestered about what you're -- an airline can help if you've been -- that they can flat for free no.
I don't yeah.
That's not come up with inexcusable that hey -- how and then -- got him -- it's called charity yet I'm OK all right John I gotta give you the last word here.
But given this is how airlines price their -- it is not a matter of demand the problem they have is they never controlled their capacity and boom times they extend their capacity so they never make money as the sector they have lost money since Orville Wilbur Wright.
Right but they can't.
-- solid out there -- a -- all right.
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