Bigtidi From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3084 times:
I was curious about United's scope clause on RJ operations. I see that Mesa will operate the CRJ 700 for UAL but how about the CRJ 900 series. With the up and coming low cost competition that UAL is encountering from Frontier at its Denver hub the CRJ 900 seems to make the most sense. It can carry more passengers for a small increase in costs. I believe that America West has found this out as they operate their RJ's in Phoenix, America's largest low fare base. They (Mesa) have transferred some 50 seaters out East (USAirways system) in favor of larger 700 and 900 series. So is an express carrier currently banned from operating RJs with more than 70 seats? Or if not could we see additional larger RJ's in Denver or elsewhere in the UAL express system?
Azjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4364 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 21 hours ago) and read 2998 times:
This new undercut the rest of the regionals sweat shop we'll fly these jets for practically nothing because we're spineless Mesa pilots deal, is in addition to the 10 dashes they'll fly for UA at DEN.
TO answer the question about scope - each airline has a different scope clause with their regional affiliates. UA's have recently been renegotiated in their bankruptcy filings. So time will tell where those 70 seaters will be flown.
Ual777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 20 hours ago) and read 2967 times:
With the new contracts for the UAL pilots they are losing pilots at an alarming rate. I would love to know how they can justify laying off 60 pilots a month until the end of the year. I have heard that number by many pilots, they have reached I believe 1998 seniority.
Does anybody know if skywest has any 70 seat RJ'S? and if not are they planning on getting some? or AWAC or ACA?
I know AWAC doesnt have any 70 seaters but are they planning to buy any?