EMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9348 posts, RR: 12 Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 10190 times:
Pilots....!!! The biggest rumor starters in the airlines.
Since the USAirways aircraft are leased, they would first need to be removed from the USAIrways OPS Spec before they could be sent back out to a new customer. Also, all outstanding checks and inspections would need to be addressed.
"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
N670UW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1599 posts, RR: 8 Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 10180 times:
Not to mention I dont see why this would be hard to believe
Hmmm...maybe because those Airbuses are needed for US revenue service. They're not just going to take vital aircraft out of a busy weekday schedule and fly them to a competitor's hub to let them "see" these airplanes "in case of a liquidation."
Greg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 10134 times:
Actually, NW, US, UA, and HP all use the largest French banks for most their Airbus financing. There is no reason to doubt they would want to shop their aircraft among their customers---they, are, after all, the owners---not the airline.
Cdgdtw From United States of America, joined May 2003, 200 posts, RR: 3 Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 10079 times:
That's like saying to someone they could use your liver for a few months until you die . . . you won't need it. US Isn't dead. They are still operating an airline and probably need aircraft to do so. It would be pretty bold to send their planes (and awfully nice of the leasing company) for a once over by NW when they are still trying to fly.
NWAskyteam From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 75 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 10045 times:
Your facts seem a little unclear there Burnsie...first of all why would a pilot be privy to what is going on over in maintenance besides hearing a rumor from someone else. I agree with the earlier posts, NW like all other airlines, is full of unsubstantiated rumors. Why would NW be shopping for new narrow bodies when it is still pulling them from the desert? The only fleet group being replaced currently is the DC-10 and 747-200. It would make more sense that NW is looking at 330s...and that rumor has been floating around for some time about NW wanting US 330s.
Nlink From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 313 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 10043 times:
Another possibility if it is true, there are there is 3 or 4 319's were turned back into the lessor and maybe the lessor is showing them? Shrug? I will check at work in am also to see what is/was at the hanger. Maybe US contracted some type of maintence to be done to them? Just brainstorming, never know.
PSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7185 posts, RR: 29 Reply 23, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 9853 times:
Let me take a guess at this, I make a bet there is a US Airbus up at MSP right now. In fact, I guarentee it......
You know why, because its SCHEDULED!!!!
US RON's a A319 from PHL in MSP nightly.
Some nimrod (not necessairly your father) probably saw the 'bus up in MSP and thought OMG!!!!! NW is looking US's Airbus's, they're definetely gonna buy 'em! And then the rumor mill got in full motion. Before too long I'm sure the rumor will change to than NW is taking US's retired F-100's out of the desert to open a focus city at PIT......
Anyways, even if their was an iota of truth to this, this is not standard procedure for how this would even unfold.
US, its creditors, the leasehold, whoever, wouldn't fly to aircraft up to MSP. They would invite NW reps to come to wherever the aircraft is parked at. Creditors and leaseholds generally don't fly their aircraft across the country in search of customers.
Also since NW is in Ch. 11, the courts would have to approve of such transactions, which would be public knowledge.
Beyond that, NW doesn't really need more 'buses, especially 2nd hand aircraft. They've got other fleet priorities to address, primarily the long-haul widebody fleet and the low end of mainline and high end of regional aircraft, which shall remain nameless.