DIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 24 Posted (10 years 3 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3634 times:
My Source: UA Ops Mgr. at DIA
He has disclosed to me that the plan moving forward is: UA will not purchase more a/c for quite awhile...instead they will decrease turn-around times. This will increase the overall amount of flights/seats available for the airline...it will be akin to having (and I loosely quote) about 36 more a/c flying for the ailrline. When he was saying 36 more a/c, he was refering to 733s/A32X size a/c.
I thought this was interesting news...and an interesting approach by a legacy carrier.
Ding! You are now free to keep supporting Frontier.
DAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3572 times:
They are way behind the power curve on this as most airlines have been axing these times for the past year or two. Good to see they want to do this, it is a good step to take but a bit late in the game.
Ramprat74 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1638 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3494 times:
They better add more manpower then. We are turning 757's up here in PDX with three guys. The average loads coming off are 150 bags and 7,000 lbs of mail. We take all of the 50 minute 757 turn time UA gives us.
I haven't heard what they want to knock it down to. They need to give the ramp crews the tools to make this happen. So far, all they been doing is cutting back on manpower. We will just have to see what they have planned.