USAir330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 820 posts, RR: 1 Posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4088 times:
As many know today US Airways has ordered 170 RJ's between Embraer and Bombardier. If most of these RJ's are going to be on alot of main routes. Does that mean that A couple of the A320 Series planes will be heading to the desert? Or are they going to add more routes to there system?
N951U From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3920 times:
There will be a use for the prop planes for the foreseeable future. Regional jets cannot feasibly/economically replace smaller prop planes into bottom tier markets, like the EAS subsidy routes. DHC-8 days may be numbered though.
ExpressJet_ERJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 833 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3915 times:
They're retiring the Dash 8s and Dorniers soon?? That sucks if they are. The Dorniers are fairly new and quiet. Actually almost all their props are. What about shorter routes, like CLE-PIT, and CAK-PIT?
Ouboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4556 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3867 times:
You won't see any props flown by US Airways' WO carriers once this is all said and done. However, we still have Shuttle, Colgan, etc. that will likely continue to fly props into the EAS markets.
Cody - You are correct mainline cannot go below 279 per the ALPA contract. What we will see with the fleet are the larger aircraft shifted to new markets in the Caribean and South America and more transcon flights.
The Dornier 328s will be the first to go. They are the odd ball in the WO fleet and PSA will be the first to fly the jets (CRJ-200s).
Any opinion/comment posted is that of my own and not that of Southwest Airlines Co.