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by oosnowrat
Sat May 19, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air cutting six underperforming routes
Replies: 41
Views: 4403

Re: Horizon Air cutting six underperforming routes

452QX wrote:
All of our E175s are currently cat 1 awaiting further upgrades


What upgrades will they be getting and when?

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by oosnowrat
Tue May 01, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta shifting SkyWest flights to LGA
Replies: 32
Views: 5661

Re: Delta shifting SkyWest flights to LGA

https://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US ... 75-sc.html
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KCaviator wrote:
What’s the configuration of these SC’s? More first class? More Comfort+? Increased pitch throughout?


Same F and C+, fewer main cabin, but with 32" pitch (compared to a 76-seat E175).

https://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US ... 75-sc.html

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by oosnowrat
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/15/2018: WS Drops YYC-DFW/ORD, BOS-YUL; UA Adds IAD-PBG; AS Trims More Transcons
Replies: 104
Views: 10970

Re: OAG Changes 4/15/2018: WS Drops YYC-DFW/ORD, BOS-YUL; UA Adds IAD-PBG; AS Trims More Transcons

*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...

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by oosnowrat
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest style airline with RJs
Replies: 61
Views: 5763

Re: Southwest style airline with RJs

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-...

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by oosnowrat
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest style airline with RJs
Replies: 61
Views: 5763

Re: Southwest style airline with RJs

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...

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by oosnowrat
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Horizon Shutters Lewiston Service from SEA and BOI
Replies: 16
Views: 1988

Re: Alaska Horizon Shutters Lewiston Service from SEA and BOI

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


Maybe, but does DL have room in SEA?

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by oosnowrat
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Horizon Shutters Lewiston Service from SEA and BOI
Replies: 16
Views: 1988

Re: Alaska Horizon Shutters Lewiston Service from SEA and BOI

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....

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by oosnowrat
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can we discuss the IAM?
Replies: 36
Views: 3183

Re: Can we discuss the IAM?

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...

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by oosnowrat
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/25/2018: AirChina Adds IAH-PTY w/773;UA Adds PQI-EWR, MisFiles or Drops 3 ORD Markets;4O Adds BJX-SAT/IAH
Replies: 63
Views: 8955

Re: OAG Changes 3/25/2018: AirChina Adds IAH-PTY w/773;UA Adds PQI-EWR, MisFiles or Drops 3 ORD Markets;4O Adds BJX-SAT/

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...

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by oosnowrat
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CR2/E145 replacement?
Replies: 41
Views: 5092

Re: CR2/E145 replacement?

Flighty wrote:

How about a re-engine option for the CR7-CR9?
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The best/most likely CR2 replacement is a CR7 with improved economics.

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by oosnowrat
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour
Replies: 146
Views: 14290

Re: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour

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 ...

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by oosnowrat
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour
Replies: 146
Views: 14290

Re: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour

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

OO starts at $8.50-14.00, depending on location. Most start at $10-11.

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by oosnowrat
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour
Replies: 146
Views: 14290

Re: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour

How does that compare to DGS, United Ground Express and McGee?

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by oosnowrat
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta C Series Predictions
Replies: 81
Views: 13796

Re: Delta C Series Predictions

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...

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by oosnowrat
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the route map dead?
Replies: 33
Views: 4765

Re: Is the route map dead?

I feel your pain.

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by oosnowrat
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E2 MRJ Scope Clause Thoughts
Replies: 55
Views: 4876

Re: E2 MRJ Scope Clause Thoughts

...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 ...

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by oosnowrat
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta to eliminate free bag in basic economy to Europe
Replies: 20
Views: 2001

Re: Delta to Eliminate the free bag on flights to Europe for passengers who book basic economy class fares

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...

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by oosnowrat
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Proposes Change to 1500 Hour for Pilots
Replies: 118
Views: 26739

Re: FAA Proposes Change to 1500 Hour for Pilots

mikejepp wrote:
If there was a shortage of heart surgeons, should they reduce the requirements to be a heart surgeon? Or increase pay?


They should make it easier for *qualified* heart surgeons to start practicing, not harder.

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by oosnowrat
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 12996

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

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...

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by oosnowrat
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 12996

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

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...

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by oosnowrat
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 12996

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

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. :)

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by oosnowrat
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 12996

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

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.

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by oosnowrat
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest orders additional E175s
Replies: 32
Views: 6567

Re: Skywest orders additional E175s

Maybe Bombardier should do a CRJ900SC.

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by oosnowrat
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 34777

Re: Delta: C-Series What's Next

texl1649 wrote:
commavia wrote:
Embraer/Mitsu/Boeing don't have the slots either (not that the latter would be considered.


DL could probably get OO's MRJ slots pretty easy. :)

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by oosnowrat
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are chances LGU (Logan, UT) gets air service?
Replies: 10
Views: 1069

Re: What are chances LGU (Logan, UT) gets air service?

G4 already serves Ogden, which is even closer than SLC. Stranger things have happened, tho....

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by oosnowrat
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest at-risk EAS Markets
Replies: 42
Views: 5996

Re: SkyWest at-risk EAS Markets

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...

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by oosnowrat
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest at-risk EAS Markets
Replies: 42
Views: 5996

Re: SkyWest at-risk EAS Markets

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...

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by oosnowrat
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN
Replies: 115
Views: 15085

Re: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN

How are RONs allocated? Each airline get one?

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by oosnowrat
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska CEO on Airbus
Replies: 254
Views: 41478

Re: Alaska CEO on Airbus

keesje wrote:
If you ignore the MD80s, Q400's and Embraers they were really always a single type operator.


How quickly we forget the Convairs.

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by oosnowrat
Wed May 17, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Alaska Airlines Flying from Paine Field
Replies: 121
Views: 16141

Re: New Alaska Airlines Flying from Paine Field

TWFlyGuy wrote:
I'm not as familiar with the city, but would it not be more wise to build a rail line to allow those commuters to avoid the traffic?


No.

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by oosnowrat
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Western Airlines brand be revived by a new LCC in the Western United States?
Replies: 45
Views: 4232

Re: Will the Western Airlines brand be revived by a new LCC in the Western United States?

PlanesNTrains wrote:

Could it? Sure. Will it? How can anyone really know?


A good answer to all this guy's posts.

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by oosnowrat
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Countries/Cities with only 1 airline servicing that place
Replies: 87
Views: 9347

Re: Countries/Cities with only 1 airline servicing that place

Served only by OO/DL:

TWF -- Twin Falls, ID
PIH -- Pocatello, ID
EKO -- Elko, NV
CDC -- Cedar City, UT
WYS -- West Yellowstone, MT

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by oosnowrat
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Santa Barbara: They built new terminal, but traffic did not come
Replies: 108
Views: 14733

Re: Santa Barbara: They built new terminal, but traffic did not come

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...

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by oosnowrat
Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do regional airlines get any profit from flights with a mainline carrier?
Replies: 14
Views: 2638

Re: Do regional airlines get any profit from flights with a mainline carrier?

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 ...

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by oosnowrat
Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fires Menzies in SEA, Will Bring Jobs Back "In-House"
Replies: 33
Views: 6663

Re: AS Fires Menzies in SEA, Will Bring Jobs Back "In-House"

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....

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by oosnowrat
Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fires Menzies in SEA, Will Bring Jobs Back "In-House"
Replies: 33
Views: 6663

Re: AS Fires Menzies in SEA, Will Bring Jobs Back "In-House"

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.


How did QX ground handling at LAX shake out?

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by oosnowrat
Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fires Menzies in SEA, Will Bring Jobs Back "In-House"
Replies: 33
Views: 6663

Re: AS Fires Menzies in SEA, Will Bring Jobs Back "In-House"

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?
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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?

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by oosnowrat
Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fires Menzies in SEA, Will Bring Jobs Back "In-House"
Replies: 33
Views: 6663

Re: AS Fires Menzies in SEA, Will Bring Jobs Back "In-House"

Tomassjc wrote:

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.


McGee is unionized? Which union?

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by oosnowrat
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Q400 Repaints
Replies: 22
Views: 3613

Re: Horizon Q400 Repaints

The interiors could use an update, too. Any plans for that?

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by oosnowrat
Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Suspends BGM for at Least a Month Due to Runway Work
Replies: 15
Views: 3978

Re: DL Suspends BGM for at Least a Month Due to Runway Work

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.


BGM is a prorate market for OO. I'm not sure they can fly CR7s prorate.

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by oosnowrat
Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Looking to Cancel VX Airbus Orders
Replies: 166
Views: 27846

Re: AS Looking to Cancel VX Airbus Orders

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...

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by oosnowrat
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Domestic Night Flights
Replies: 34
Views: 2922

Re: US Domestic Night Flights

There is a DL bank out of SLC from 2245 to 0115 or so -- BOS, MCO, PHL, JFK, ATL and DTW.

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by oosnowrat
Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL/ExpressJet Question
Replies: 11
Views: 1973

Re: DL/ExpressJet Question

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 ...

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by oosnowrat
Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska using CRJ-700 again?
Replies: 37
Views: 6432

Re: Alaska using CRJ-700 again?

According to the company site, the CR7 will fly in the AS system until early summer and the CR2 for 20 days starting mid-Feb. No specific reason given, would assume staffing issues at QX.

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by oosnowrat
Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA Introduces Basic Economy
Replies: 155
Views: 16251

Re: Official: AA Introduces Basic Economy

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...

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by oosnowrat
Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Leaf Abandons AZA, WS Won't Talk About Retaliatory Response
Replies: 45
Views: 6299

Re: New Leaf Abandons AZA, WS Won't Talk About Retaliatory Response

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...

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by oosnowrat
Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pilots approve new contract
Replies: 43
Views: 4560

Re: DL Pilots approve new contract

Serious question about scope:

If the seats on regional planes are capped at 76, and the number of regional planes that can be operated is capped, why does the MTOW of the regional plane matter?

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