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American Airlines vs. Delta AirlinesMBAA 517 – MANAGERIAL ACCTG FOR DECISION MAKING
Why I choose AA and Delta?The reason why I choose to compare this two airlines is because I have been working for American since the start of my career. This airline went to in 2013 and now is making record profits.American Airlines is trailing Delta airlines in many parameters of the business, it would be a interesting comparison between the two biggest airlines in the United States.Delta is mostly a non-union airline compared to a almost 100% union American Airlines, that is an interesting parameter to compare.
American Airlines SummaryCommon Stock Symbol: AAL Listed: Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ).American Airlines (AAL) is ranked 67thon the Fortune 500 ranksThey have been 23 years on the Fortune 500 list.Their headquarters are in Forth Worth, TX.CEO Douglas Parker.
American Airlines HistoryOn April 15, 1926, Charles Lindbergh flew the first American Airlines flight – carrying U.S. mail from St. Louis, Missouri, to Chicago, Illinois. After 8 years of mail routes, the airline began to form into what it is today. American founder C.R. Smith worked with Donald Douglas to create the DC-3; a plane that changed the entire airline industry, switching revenue sources from mail to passengers.
American Airlines HistoryIn 1939 American begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)In 1945 American begins operating service for the first time with American Overseas Airlines.