Skip to comments.U. S. Airlines Lose More Business to Asia
Posted on 06/25/2006 6:32:59 PM PDT by G. Stolyarov II
While US airlines cut and slash service -- care and feeding -- of their travelers, the Asian airlines have been buying new planes, installing elaborate entertainment systems, and allowing passengers in-flight e-mail and web surfing options. Add to that plush seats and meals created by celebrity chefs, and the result is that America doesn't know service.
Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines services beat all American carriers, hands down. On the long-haul flights, choices of movies, frequent meals (America doesn't need this) -- Western or Asian style -- and friendly service are the standard.
Not only are the US airlines behind, they have a long way to go to catch up. The difference is old-fashioned service -- doing more for less rather than wanting more for less.
The International Air Transport Association says that if it were not for the US airlines, the world's aviation industry would be profitable.
Hear that!? America is bringing the whole world down. Last year, the worldwide industry loss was $3 billion. The US airlines lost $6.9 billion.
Get back to work, America! Asia is outcompeting us!
See Dr. Belew's blog at PanAsianBiz
One day in my lifetime, I will fly first class on Singapore Air. The scenery inside the plane is top notch.
Absolutely. I hope the foreign airlines eat our carriers' lunch for turning high profile stewardess service positions for the young, adventurous and beautiful into high paying union careers for the burned out, bored and crabby.
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