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User currently offlineVoodoo From Niue, joined Mar 2001, 2176 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2245 times:

Any news re: ACA?
Are they just waiting for UALs death rattle?
I understand that employee `new name for ACA' suggestions number in the thousands.....

` Yeaah! Baade 152! Trabi of the Sky! '
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User currently offlineSunValley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2211 times:

The SkyWest announcement yesterday about ordering the new CR7's
is indicative of where UA is taking their express business and it's not all at DEN, so there is most likely a new agreement with SyWest to be their primary carrier at WashDC, so it appears as though ACA will certainly drop from the scene as far as UA is concerned, and whatever moniker they decide on will become the East Coasts new Low Fare Carrier.

User currently offlineMotech722 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 211 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2150 times:

I think it will be very interesting to see what ACA does in the near future. The idea of going independent is a very interesting idea indeed. I would have thought that with UAL wanting to drop them, ACA would try to offer their services to another airline, but this does not seem to be the case. I've always wondered if a new entrant could fly just regional jets and make a profit?

It would seem to me, just my opinion of course, that ACA would be best to stay away from Airbus or Boeing aircraft and maybe adopt a point-to-point structure with all of the CRJs. Not sure if it could work, but it would be an interesting concept nevertheless, and might just give Southwest, JetBlue, and Air Tran a run for their money on the east coast market.

User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2043 times:

I will have to check with friends of mine still working at DH to find out the latest. I am glad now that I am no longer working there. But I do seriously think that ACA should the name as is. It is a name that has lasted for 13 years and should stay.

Sean from MCO

I Don't know where I am anymore
User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1988 times:

It's not possible to be a low cost carrier with the fleet they have. Their seat mile costs have got to be astronomical!

The may likely survive..but not as a LCC. They'll get eaten alive.

User currently offlineCitationX From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 110 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1954 times:

I have been expecting one (or more) of the regional airlines to attempt to "go it alone" since they all started putting RJs in their fleets over the last decade. It's my hope that ACA can make this concept work. And they can if they look to under-served markets with higher yields.

ACA's hub at IAD gives them an attractive destination to offer to service-starved cities like Macon, Daytona Beach, Montgomery, Norfolk, Erie, Albany, Akron-Canton, Toledo, Evansville, Springfield, Ft. Wayne, etc.. In some cases, they may be able to negotiate local subsidies to bring in service. I believe developing this sort of market niche would work.

User currently offlineBicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1936 times:

ACA is still in denial about its future. Without a major carrier to feed, it's history.

User currently offlineSeattle ops From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1898 times:

Has anyone walked through ACA's concourse at Dulles and experiences the chaos there? I've never heard so many different accents. How anyone understands the announcements I'll never know. I think they've let arrogance get the best of them and they're cutting their own throats.

User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 79
Reply 8, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1901 times:

I've never actually made it onto an ACA flight at Dulles.

I've booked 14 United Express flights from IAD to various East Coast cities, mostly CMH. Every one has either been cancelled, or delayed to the point where my trip is useless.

I started taking my CMH business to US from DCA, or if my corp. travel rep was being sassy I'd end up on HP. Not that its a bad thing, I always prefered the 319 to the DC-9.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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