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tritonrocks 4 posts  |  Last Activity: Jan 9, 2015 12:27 PM Member since: Jan 25, 2012
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  • tritonrocks by tritonrocks Jan 8, 2015 11:40 PM Flag

    Our company consults with several Fortune 500 clients. One area we have been investigating is how to better leverage business travel, both in time and money saved. As we research this topic, we're finding that it's making less business sense to fly, once "face to face" relationships have been established. There are a number of ways we are helping clients save time and money:
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    .....* Increase the frequency of internet conference meetings. These are high quality transmissions, including video, between multiple sites. It has worked so well for some of our NE Ohio and Western PA clients that some of them are considering suspending all but the most essential travel (bad news for Cleveland Hopkins and Pittsburgh airports).
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    .....* Use Amtrak and Megabus for certain itineraries. We're finding (and Mythbusters has confirmed) that shorter haul trips require the same amount of time to travel this way, and is much less stressful.
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    .....* Use rental cars, similar to Amtrak and Megabus, for certain itineraries. Same reasoning, even cheaper.
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    Air travel has gotten completely out of hand. Flying is no longer a premium option. The quality of the service (or lack of), the poor conditions on board the plane, and the increasing reduction of space between passengers has made this mode of travel inconvenient for all but the slimmest and shortest of passengers. Bottom line...if the trends in the industry continue, we anticipate a reduction in air travel in 2 to 3 years, accelerating after that. If there is a downturn in the economy, this sector will get hit first and get hit hard.

  • Mr. Smisek, my hat's off to you. You have done more to turn United into the $h|++iest airline to fly in the shortest amount of time. Bravo! I just saw the latest "cuts" that will be made, and I have to say, I am now so glad our company had the foresight to install high quality internet meeting equipment at all of our sites. We no longer have to endure the $h|+ you continue to dish out to your customers, in the form of increasingly poor service and higher prices for less. If the auto companies did this, they would lose customers. Unfortunately, with the monopolies that have been created via mergers, choice is something that is long gone when one wants to fly. Continental USED to be a great airline. That is until you took it over. Now as United it SUCKS.

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    Cleveland Hub Was Money Maker

    by stkmrkts Oct 20, 2014 11:50 AM
    tritonrocks tritonrocks Dec 15, 2014 1:31 PM Flag

    I think stkmrkts is suffering from delusional thinking. That said, Jeff Smisek publicly made the comment that United (and Continental) lost money for "over a decade" in Cleveland (Bloomberg, February 3, 2014). Oddly, Gordon Bethune, former CEO of Continental, said that Continental was making money back in 2008 (USA Today, February 17, 2008). Am I to assume that Jeff, an attorney and executive officer, committed slander when he made his comment? Based on the research I've done, the answer appears to be "yes".
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    On the topic of United, they can't get out of Cleveland fast enough. They are a HORRIBLE airline and nowhere near the caliber of Continental. I have shifted my travel to other airlines in recent months, and will be done with United as soon as I burn off what's left of my frequent flyer miles. I'm not sure Cleveland can support a hub, but we could use a few international flights in and out of our market. I hear the comments that executives from Eaton, Parker, Sherwin Williams and other major companies headquartered in NE Ohio are making and that is they would like to see "better quality" at Hopkins airport. My interpretation - another airline to come in and provide a higher level of service than United.

  • Remember THOSE words? Now that Mike is worm food, wonder how Mary is doing these days? Is she living out her life from a cardboard box? All those years WASTED fighting VAR and others. I remember how entertained I was reading all of the messages posted on this board. Alas, they're gone, just like Mike.

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