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US Airways Synergies Coming Late August  
User currently offlineCa2ohHP From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 955 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3300 times:

SCHEDULING SYNERGIES COMING LATE AUGUST
May 16, 2006

One of the benefits of our merger is the synergy we create by doing a lot of things more productively - including improving aircraft utilization (that is, flying airplanes with paying customers at the highest yields more productively across the system).

Our aircraft utilization has increased steadily on both the East and West side since the integration began, and that’s a good thing, reflected in our first quarter earnings. It’s a steppingstone for more improvements down the road.

With that as the backdrop, management and labor leaders sat down this week to talk about planned schedule changes on both networks that will be reflected in our schedule load into Sabre and SHARES this weekend.

The following chart provides information on some of the network changes that are coming:

New East Flying… …Creates New West Opportunities
LAS-FLL #1..........PHX-SEA
LAS-FLL #2.......... PHX-DCA #1-3 remains West metal
LAS-TPA..............PHX-DCA #1-3 remains West metal
PHX-ORD #6.........Add PHX-ATL #5
PHX-CUN #1.........Up-gauge Express flights to mainline: PHX-LGB/SAT/RNO
PHX-SEA #1.........Up-gauge Express flights to mainline: PHX-LGB/SAT/RNO
PHX-BOS #4.........PHL-PDX with West aircraft (previously PHL-SEA during Apr/May)


Looks like these flights will be uploaded into SHARES/SABRE this weekend.

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User currently offlinePVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3420 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 3231 times:

sounds good to me - looking forward to watching the system evolve.

User currently offlinePSA727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 974 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3018 times:

Quoting Ca2ohHP (Thread starter):
PHX-DCA #1-3 remains West metal



Quoting Ca2ohHP (Thread starter):
PHX-DCA #1-3 remains West metal

I don't understand what the new opportunity is for the "West" here.

Were they planning to have the PHX-DCA route flown by US-metal?



fly high, pay low...Germanwings!
User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26812 posts, RR: 75
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2794 times:

Quoting PSA727 (Reply 2):
Were they planning to have the PHX-DCA route flown by US-metal?

At this point, they can't legally since their certificates haven't been merged and the beyond perimeter exemptions have not been dealt with. What this does mean is that HP metal can keep those routes up while US metal handles other HP hub flights



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User currently offlineUSFLyer MSP From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2183 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2730 times:

RE: PHX-DCA

You may have heard that an earlier plan called for moving all PHX-DCA routes to East metal, effective Aug. 20, which would have freed up West airplanes to fly other routes. We’ve taken another look at the DCA-PHX route and now will continue to fly those routes with West metal and West crews.

Here’s where it gets confusing. . .

We’ll be loading the August 20 schedule into Sabre and SHARES this Saturday (May 20). That May 20 load will show the DCA-PHX flights as both West and East metal, with the East metal “zeroed out” (meaning the seats can’t be sold). For a lot of reasons, it’s too late to pull the actual schedule out of the computer system, but we will be able to amend it later.

So if you see the DCA-PHX flights in there on “East” metal this weekend, don’t be alarmed. The decision at this point is to keep the PHX-DCA flying on West metal.


User currently offlineUsairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3473 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2667 times:

Where are the East aircraft coming from to take over all these West routes? I mean if West was taking over some East routes also then i could see where some of the aircraft are coming from, but as of now they really aren't.

User currently offlinePVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3420 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2530 times:

any rumblings of new routes or frequency changes in this round of changes??? (besides the ones already mentioned of course)

User currently offlineJmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3313 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2508 times:

Quoting PVD757 (Reply 6):
any rumblings of new routes or frequency changes in this round of changes??? (besides the ones already mentioned of course)

PHX-TUS goes to mainline A319 once daily, but that's old news by now I'm sure.



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User currently offlinePVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3420 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2453 times:

will PHL-PDX still be a red-eye??

User currently offlineJmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3313 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2420 times:

Quoting PVD757 (Reply 8):
will PHL-PDX still be a red-eye??

No, but PDX-PHL will be.



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User currently offlinePVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3420 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2345 times:

thats what I meant - thanks!

User currently onlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4145 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 2305 times:

I heard PDX-BOS might be a redeye as well  crossfingers 

User currently offlineCa2ohHP From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 955 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2215 times:

Quoting Usairways85 (Reply 5):
Where are the East aircraft coming from to take over all these West routes?

Some routes on the east have been reduced such as CLT-SRQ. Also 18 CR9's which were previously based out west are now based in CLT.


User currently offlinePVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3420 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2183 times:

Quoting Ca2ohHP (Reply 12):
Also 18 CR9's which were previously based out west are now based in CLT.

is this as of now or what will be reflected in the August schedule update?


User currently onlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4145 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2094 times:

Quoting PVD757 (Reply 13):
is this as of now or what will be reflected in the August schedule update?

They have been flying for a while now, "hubbing" at CLT and flying narrow routes.


User currently offlinePVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3420 posts, RR: 16
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2017 times:

Thanks, I saw the CLT flying, didn't know that there were 18 CR9s doing it as of right now. Thought maybe 18 represented an increase of what is in CLT already...

User currently offlineFlyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1839 times:

Quoting Jmc1975 (Reply 7):
PHX-TUS goes to mainline A319 once daily, but that's old news by now I'm sure

Old but exciting for us anyhow! hehe I think this is the reason why we got mainline back...we are always an after thought when it comes to scheduling even though we have a huge amount of traffic. No respect, I tell ya....


User currently offlineA330323X From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 3039 posts, RR: 43
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1607 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 3):
At this point, they can't legally since their certificates haven't been merged and the beyond perimeter exemptions have not been dealt with.

The beyond-perimeter slot exemptions certainly have been dealt with. The DOT has affirmed twice that US gets to keep them. See this docket.

And US could operate the slot exemptions with its aircraft, under the same principle as having US Airways Express carriers operate flights on their certificate but using slot exemptions issued to US Airways. In fact, US has already operated at least one PHX-DCA roundtrip as an extra section, to cover for an HP flight than cancelled.



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