Kdeg00 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3082 times:
Doesn't suprise me. Flying from ONT back to PDX the other day I noticed that the JetBlue gate in ONT had UA ground equipment hanging around. Does anyone have a number for how many cities UA does the handling for B6? Is it just a west coast thing?
N1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 28848 posts, RR: 74
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3003 times:
I would guess that B6's experience with working with UA at JFK when they started up (then kicking them out of T6 ) has made Neelman a fan of UA's work. Good news all around, as B6 gets competent ramp work and UA makes some side cash while keeping people employed.
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Ont 737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 602 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2519 times:
We (B6) are taking over the ramp in LAS in May I believe. Ever since I was hired (4/03) there was the constant rumor that we were about to take over our ramp in LAS. Now we are finally doing it. This summer we will be up to 10 flights a day.
B6 will be at PDX late at night, and from my observations UA usually fills all of the E gates with RON aircraft so it may be hard for B6 to find space there. I bet B6 will use D15,which is currently only used once a day for the NW PDX-NRT flight, or it will use D12, which currently is not being used and is operated by the port of portland.
RampRat74 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1621 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (10 years 11 months 14 hours ago) and read 2335 times:
There is plenty of room on the E-con for the flight. Our red-eye ORD leaves out of one of them. We use four hardstands east of the concourse. We also use four hardstands down at our cargo/gse mx/kitchen area.
Lono From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1347 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (10 years 11 months 2 hours ago) and read 2194 times:
"It looks like we got the contract to handle B6. I don't know how we won this contract. ATS has most of the ground contracts at PDX. Its good news for us, more work."
"Good news all around, as B6 gets competent ramp work and UA makes some side cash while keeping people employed."
I don't get this line of thinking... to me this is why the LCC's are able to compete... they save money on employees and ramp equipment... and then take customers away from the carrier working their turns...
I think the legacies should make the LCC's pay for their own employees and ramp equipment... and then the LCC's would not have any money to undercut the very people who turn their airplanes.... It just dosn't make any sense to me saying.... but we are able to keep our employees working and we are making side money.... this is just a stop gap... eventually the LCC will eat all your lunch....every time a LCC leaves with 100 PAX... look at it like ...hey those 100 PAX used to fly on us......
ONT 737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 602 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (10 years 11 months 1 hour ago) and read 2123 times:
I guess you are not aware of a little airline called Southwest. They handle all of their ramp and customer service. No help from the legacies for them. Those service agreements are mutually beneficial for both airlines. For example at DFW CO handled HP's ramp and customer service. (A legacy from their ill-fated alliance that faltered immediately when HP became a low fare airline) CO's service sucked for the customers and they treated us (when I used to work for HP) employee non-revs like sh*t. I think they failed to realize that our 7 (or so) flights a day kept many of they employed. Finally HP decided to pull the plug and you can guess how the rest turned out for the CO employees with low seniority. It created added revenue for the airline providing the service and allows other airlines to provide service to airports with limited flights. Here at LGB HP provides ramp and customer service (don't let the uniform fool you) for AS. Is this AS's attempt to "eat their lunch"? Or are they just trying to provide reasonable service (without ATS stealing luggage) on their 3 daily LGB-SEA flights?