452QX wrote:All of our E175s are currently cat 1 awaiting further upgrades
KCaviator wrote:What’s the configuration of these SC’s? More first class? More Comfort+? Increased pitch throughout?
Federal jet fuel tax is different than the federal gas tax.
https://taxfoundation.org/combined-effe ... fees-state
*UA IAD-PBG SEP 0>1.7 OCT 0>1.7 NOV 0>1.7 DEC 0>1.7 It's A.net wisdom that IAD is in imminent threat of UA de-hubbing. Separately, every few weeks there's an article with Scott Kirby extolling the virtues of timing your hub schedule for good connectivity and the virtues of being in small markets, e...Jump to post
How about Southwest getting RJs/turboprops? I know they probably wouldn't and understand the reasoning (higher costs, more complexity) but I like to imagine the possibility. They could probably add MSN, FAT, SBA, COS, DAY (back), MDT, EYW, XNA, etc., etc. and bring back lots of short haul point-to-...Jump to post
What a ridiculous thing to ask. Regional jets do not make money. They simply are a way to get people to a hub. The money is made on the mainline jet. Really? Which regional airlines are subsidized by US3? SkyWest made almost half a billion dollars last year. Skywest flies under a guaranteed fee per...Jump to post
ridgid727 wrote:oosnowrat wrote:mtnwest1979 wrote:Oh well, maybe OO flights will upgrade to CR7....
LWS is a OO prorate market. One can hope for another flight to SLC....
They may very well add one to their SEA hub rather than SLC
mtnwest1979 wrote:Oh well, maybe OO flights will upgrade to CR7....
I was an IAM member at AS in a previous life. Didn't find the membership in it to be a good value. Doubt many of my co-workers did either, especially after they told us not to worry, no airline had ever outsourced the ramp at its biggest hub. If you want a union on property, that's fine. I would hol...Jump to post
Good one! Seriously, I do wonder about the details of all this. Nearly all the RJ expansion into EAS markets is from Skywest, and all the new Skywest flying is under the UA* banner, not DL* (for which they have quite a few legacy EAS RJ markets like Aberdeen and Escanaba). My guess (just a guess) w...Jump to post
Stocking shelves and servicing a multi million dollar airplane are not exactly the same thing. The latter requires a pretty specialized set of skills. I work the ramp and deice planes. It's not complicated and most anyone can be trained to do it -- hallmarks of a low-paying job. Nobody I work with ...Jump to post
ridgid727 wrote:Most regionals are in that same area of pay, of course unless they have union rep. OO I think is below Envoy on the pay scale
How does that compare to DGS, United Ground Express and McGee?Jump to post
So with all these E-Jets transferring to the main hubs what is the chance routes like SLC-GTF-SLC will see E175 service by 2020? GTF-MSP was upgraded to an a319 during the summers so perhaps this route would be upgraded as well? SLC-GTF is a OO prorate route now. Unless that changes, it'll be serve...Jump to post
...whose to say that any replacement is needed at all if mainlines might shift to being more efficient rather than convenient and use a single mainline flight on a 737/A320 instead of 5 flights on E75/CR9/CR2/E45? If it's not convenient, most passengers won't use it. Consolidating 5 flights into 1 ...Jump to post
I think the issue people have with the legacies doing this (at least on aviation boards) are that they aren't really lowering prices, in most cases, to match the ULCC competitors. DL in most cases is still the same pricing as they were before E fares and now they just give you less and have a few d...Jump to post
The E175E2 seems like a perfectly good airplane. And just like airplanes of similar size and capability of the past (DC-9-10, 737-200, F-28, BAC 1-11), it can be flown at mainline, by mainline pilots. All of which were introduced 1965-1969. One might think the industry has evolved a bit in the last...Jump to post
Why would the pilots give up a concession like increased MTOW at the regionals in exchange for nothing? I guess because raising the weight a few thousand pounds wouldn't really affect them. It adds no seats to the regional operations, nor does it add any additional planes. It simply would allow old...Jump to post
I believe 86K was chosen, because the original DC9 was right around 86K pounds, in it's configuration used by US airlines. This kept mainline planes from every being flown at regionals. Thank you, I wondered what was magic about 86k. Maybe it's time for an inflation adjustment to the 717's 110k. :)Jump to post
If that's really the concern, raising scope MTOW to, say, 100k lbs. shouldn't be a problem. MTOWs for 319s and 757s start at 166k lbs.Jump to post
G4 already serves Ogden, which is even closer than SLC. Stranger things have happened, tho....Jump to post
I can 100% tell you that OO does not run ground handing in ERI, SCE, SWF or LSE. They are DGS stations and I'd be willing to bet they aren't at risk. As little as 6 months ago they were flown by 9E, which obviously isn't an at risk carrier. But, its painfully obvious that you work for OO and are tr...Jump to post
And at what point does/can the legacy decide to take it from an at-risk to a normal CPA flight? SFO-SMF is one example that has gained a mainline UA flight alongside at-risk flights. SFO-ONT has been one I was curious at as it is flown almost 10x a day by SkyWest on CRJ200's and can easily be conso...Jump to post
Could it? Sure. Will it? How can anyone really know?
SJU in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is under private management.
https://www.city-journal.org/html/makin ... 14946.html
Served only by OO/DL:
TWF -- Twin Falls, ID
PIH -- Pocatello, ID
EKO -- Elko, NV
CDC -- Cedar City, UT
WYS -- West Yellowstone, MT
Economics of RJ's SBA-LAX should not make a difference. UA has been running SBN-ORD fa distance of 75nm for years with 50 and 76 seaters. They seem to be making money on that. Every market is different - it's not a "if it works here then it necessarily must and will work there" sort of si...Jump to post
Skywest is one airline that is known to operate some "at-risk" flying under the United banner. For those flights, Skywest assumes the risk and the costs and pays United to handle the ticketing and reservations side of things. However, most of those routes were operated with their Embraer ...Jump to post
I am being told that Mcgee will pay the $15 an hour wage. If This is true, it will be a great little place to work. The contract between the IAM and McGee was posted earlier in the thread. $15/hour isn't happening. The company allowed the IAM on the property in exchange for a short term wage scale....Jump to post
EA CO AS wrote:malaysia wrote:Could Horizon have run the operation?
QX ground handling at LAX was supposedly a trial run to see how it would work at SEA.
Found the contract:
http://www.iammcgee.com/uploads/7/9/9/3 ... ee_cba.pdf
The base rate is $12 and tops out at $13.25 after three years. The RSSA contract starts at $11.05 and tops out at $24.50 after 11 years.
Did McGee really solicit the IAM?
It will be a union shop with a bit better pay, health and limited flight benefits. Hopefully with that, there will be less turnover and increased productivity.
drdisque wrote:They likely don't think it's worth using a money-losing weight restricted CR7 in order to temporarily keep service.
It's also possible that the CR7 would be over-weight for the smaller runway.
My strong suspicion is that this has everything to do with commonality and economies of scale. The market seems to have clearly demonstrated that, indeed, on comparable missions head-to-head, all else being equal, modern A321s are generally better performers than the 737-900ER in a lot of ways. And...Jump to post
Row 4 on the CR7, the first row of Delta Comfort on the CR7 has a pretty substantial amount of legroom, in fact more than the F seats. The seat width is no different, and actually a little bit more narrow since the table is in the armrest. I do find getting Row 4 is worth it since you can actually ...Jump to post
I suppose it kills people that they are not booking the bottom choice but all they have to do is book regular E and your world will be the same nothing changes but there is a subset of people that saved $ 10-20 by not taking a seat assignment or ability to change ticket. Nothing has changed. This p...Jump to post
I don't so much see this as anti-competitive; I see it more as WS protecting the market share they currently have...I hope they actually give AZA a chance first. I agree, and I do think they'll do what they can to make AZA work. Back when he was with AS, Gregg Saretsky told me personally that he sa...Jump to post