U S Airways Business Analysis and Term Paper

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This is part of a month-long survey to determine whether current weight estimates are accurate. Anyone refusing to give his or her weight could be barred from the flight. Investigators are looking at excess weight and elevator malfunction as possible contributing causes of the January 8th crash of a 19 seat Beech 1900 turboprop.. Maximum take-off weight for the Beech that crashed was just over 17,000 pounds and the plane was within 100 pounds of that figure."

Individuals flying should be warned that anything stashed underneath the clothes will be seen, even the individuals private body parts as evidence in the following report from September 10, 2004:

new X-ray machine at London's Heathrow has been attacked by civil liberties groups as a "voyeur's charter." The machine uses low-level radiation to see through clothing, producing an anatomically detailed black and white image of the body underneath. The machine is capable of detecting solid objects concealed under clothing. Passengers are picked at random and are asked if they will volunteer to be scanned by the machine. A spokesperson for the TSA said they are considering using the machines at U.S. airports said there are a number of privacy issues that need to be addressed before starting tests in the U.S."

US Airways filed for bankruptcy on September 12, 2004 according to an online report entitled " U.S. Airways Files for Bankruptcy." In a report that followed on October 19,004 entitled, "U.S. Airways Outlines Turnaround " the company is based in Arlington, Virginia. Stated in the report is that:

Besides cutting costs, it is revamping its route structure to emphasize point-to-point flying, rather than the more expensive hub-and-spoke system that gained popularity after airline deregulation"

US Airways is using the following strategies in maintaining and forward propelling growth for the company:

1. Philadelphia Changing Station: flights will be spaced out with a new hub-and-spoke operation making it possible to ground worker in the handling of more flights.

2. • Seating more from DCA: Routes have been rearranged allowing the larger regional jets flight out of Reagen National in Washington. A bigger jet calculates to 40% more capacity on flight lists.

3. • Bigger in Boston and New York: Both Logan and La Guardia will receive bigger jet and the resulting larger capacity with the alteration of timing in shuttles between New York, Washington and Boston.

Conclusion:

The company hopes that the "point-to-point" schedule will alleviate some of the delays that are normally experienced due to inclement weather. U.S. Airway had crunched down and tightened its' belt in order to stay in business. The price of petroleum, the terrorism threat, the weather, the war, overweight planes crashing and the overall environment of the airlines industry are all contributing factors. The airlines industry is in a very bad spot however, U.S. Airways is paying its way so to speak and does not intend to be extinct in the near future. This logical and practical approach may very well be the approach that is demanded at this point in time in the airlines industry.

Bibliography

Bigger travelers add to airline fuel woes (2004) located [Online] at: John Deere Travel News Report [Online] at http://www.shortstravel.com/newjdt/index.cfm?refer=news%2Findex.cf

01/28/2003 FAA Wants to Watch Your Weight. John Deere Travel News Report [Online] at http://www.shortstravel.com/newjdt/index.cfm?refer=news%2Findex.cf

11/10/2004 New x-ray machine sees all. John Deere Travel News Report [Online] at http://www.shortstravel.com/newjdt/index.cfm?refer=news%2Findex.cf

John Deere Travel News Report [Online] at http://www.shortstravel.com/newjdt/index.cfm?refer=news%2Findex.cf

Online] at (http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/us_air_turnaround.html)

John Deere Travel News Report [Online] at http://www.shortstravel.com/newjdt/index.cfm?refer=news%2Findex.cf

10-11-04 Bigger travelers add to airline fuel woes.

01/28/2003 FAA Wants to Watch Your Weight. John Deere Travel News Report [Online] at http://www.shortstravel.com/newjdt/index.cfm?refer=news%2Findex.cf

11/10/2004 New x-ray machine sees all. John Deere Travel News Report [Online] at http://www.shortstravel.com/newjdt/index.cfm?refer=news%2Findex.cf

John Deere Travel News Report [Online] at http://www.shortstravel.com/newjdt/index.cfm?refer=news%2Findex.cf

Online] at (http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/us_air_turnaround.html)

John Deere Travel News Report [Online] at http://www.shortstravel.com/newjdt/index.cfm?refer=news%2Findex.cf

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