In 2008, fliers can expect to see fewer flights and fewer seats as airlines cut costs and reduce growth to counteract rising fuel prices. In essence, peak flying season is becoming a year-round affair. Bailey observes that, “Because full flights cause airlines all sorts of operational problems, travelers should also brace for continuing problems with delays and misplaced bags. That means the chance of being bumped from an oversold flight could be greater, and finding a seat on a later flight will take longer.” Paul S. Hudson, executive director of the Aviation Consumer Action Project said, “It’s not a good thing,” about airlines reducing capacity. “You’re going to degrade the reliability of the system.” Experts say it is
Before becoming captains, pilots must earn sufficient fly hours. However, flying schools do not have enough instructors to train enough new pilots. In response, the airline industries face increase labor costs as they raise pilot salaries in order to attract pilots. (3) Post 9/11 Aviation Security: after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Congress passed the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (PDF), which created the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and mandated that federal employees be in charge of airport security screening Jet Blue was a discount airline carrier. It offered passenger law fares; operated point to point system.
Labor Unions and Companies American Airlines and Allied Pilots Association Week 1 HRM 531 Christina Sergio August 27, 2012 “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” - Sir Winston Churchill It is said History repeats itself. Furthermore, mistakes are repeated too, if not learned why it was a mistake, or that it was even a mistake at all, Presently, there is talk of concern that history is repeating itself in the airline industry. American Airlines filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy, and are viewing strategic options, including a possible merger deal with US Airways. However, American and its parent AMR Corporation announced they had confidence in the restructure plan’s objective for the airline
Going public when the airline industry are still suffering from 9.11 attack is adventurous, especially it is even harder when the competition of the airline industry is severe, given the fact that 87 new-airline failure over the past 20 years. However, JetBlue has good management team with strong capability, and it has considerable competitive advantage compared to comparable companies, hence there are more opportunities and strengths than threats and weaknesses. JetBlue’s executive management team have rich experience in the airline industry. CEO David Neeleman has extensive experience with airline start-ups and worked in various low-fare flights. COO David Barger and CFO John Owen had worked in airline companies before joining JetBlue.
Loss of income for the company as a whole C. Which federal, state or local laws could be broken because of these legal issues/ why? 1. Issues with the Federal FAA for overlooking the safety of airplanes just to make a scheduled flight D. Recommendation to minimize possible litigation 1. To continue the talks with the company and union to come to a conclusion that will not only support the union but also benefit the company. II.
Exploitable- JetBlue could design the interior of the aircraft to improve passenger comfort and use E190 as an useful tool to expand market and attract new customers. Implication: The E190 provided a unique opportunity for the growth of JetBlue. However, this plane did not completely match the company’s current capabilities and costed a lot. Thus the CEO of Jetblue must change their strategic strategy to either keep E190 as a VRINE resource or sell it. Capability 1: High level of service (Bill of Rights) Valuable-
Corporate culture must support continues improvement and quality needs to be seen as a way of life. B. Micro 1. Profits are not where they need to be with the quality issues and could continue to decrease if there are not improvements to the quality. The Secretary of Defense sent a letter to Larsen stating that if there is not a 20% quality improvement in the next six months the government will exercise its contract provision to withhold partial payment as a penalty. 2.
After two straight years of financial losses in 1994, CEO Ron Allen rolled out a new strategy called “Leadership 7.5.” Allen targeted to reduce Delta’s cost per each available seat mile from more than 10 cents to 7.5 cents, which would match that of major competitor Southwest Airlines (Bryant, 1997). Along with a new company strategy a change followed with Delta’s human resource strategy. This changing policy devastated employee morale and resulted in a decline of customer service, efforts to unionize, and dissatisfaction among personnel. Delta couldn’t keep the past primary policy about human resources so there were several significant changes in Delta’s organization and corporate culture. There are many programs that Delta has built after passing through the cost-cutting reformation in 1997 for getting back its capabilities on customer relationships like rewards and recognition program above and beyond and more.
The communities were these jobs were lost have been devastated. Families’ lively hoods have been broken, retirement pensions are questionable, and the revenue this company generates for the city in which it resides. According to CNNMoney.com the company has asked for an extension for the liquidation of their inventory until March 31 and they are only waiting for the courts approval. If this does not succeed stakeholders, stockholders, investors, and suppliers would be affected alike. Ethically I found it hard to believe that this happening in the United States and that our economies have become so terrible that the Circuit City’s in Canada are not closing and their profits are up.
What are the forces driving competition in the airline industry? Using this approach to industry analysis discussed in this chapter, evaluate each of the six forces in the task environment to ascertain what drives the level of competitive intensity in this industry. Threat of New Entrants – Low Larger, and more established airlines can achieve economies of scale since they can spread costs among a larger fleet of airplanes and more routes. Smaller firms and new entrants will have to make do with specific routes; otherwise, they can run into logistical problems if they take on a wide variety of routes while they are still starting up. Most airline customers travel for vacation or holiday, and plane fares are a more important criterion rather than product/service differentiation between the airlines.