CasInterest From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3800 posts, RR: 2 Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 3390 times:
Quoting ERJ170 (Thread starter): I can only surmise from this that all of pre-9/11 United employees have either retired, transferred, quit, fired, or replaced with regional employees who are allowing United to bring in the babies!
It would be interesting to see what occurred with the employee base in RDU.
Either way it appears United does not want to miss out on the growth of RDU anymore. Seems they might finally be getting smarter about what markets they need to be in to GROW their revenue.
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ATWZW170 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 904 posts, RR: 3 Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2984 times:
As far as I know RDU is still an Air Wisconsin station for UA. Haven't heard that Air Wisconsin is losing any business -- I know Skywest handles PSP for United and mainline jets do go in and out of there....not sure how it's going to change things.
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JDAirCEO From Uruguay, joined Jan 2006, 248 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2643 times:
With AA increasing four flights to MD-80s, UA adding/starting mainline service, and AC adding another rotation, terminal C will be very crowded until the new wing is finished. Cover the place with carpet and it will start to feel like
AAflyguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 355 posts, RR: 1 Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2405 times:
UA is still operating PSP-ORD seasonally. It returned last winter, was a late add for this winter also, and is currently flying daily. Additionally, the UA schedule planning team pulled off a coup for PSP. The ORD-PSP flight continues to DEN. Conversely, the new DEN-PSP flight continues to ORD. So PSP gets two mainline UA seasonal trips out of the deal. The PSP flights are operated with 319s, so there's a bit more capacity on the PSP-DEN run now. There's a clause in the contract with the UA ground crew that states UA mainline cannot operate for more than 6-months in an Express station without that station being staffed with UA personnel. If it remains at under 6-months, the Express carrier (in this case, SkyWest) can work the mainline equipment and Express service. That's the case in PSP. Now with the E170s, there could very well be something similar to the DEN-RDU route, because the plane has the range to fly PSP-ORD, and do it year-round since it's an Express aircraft.
CroCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2373 times:
Quoting CasInterest (Reply 4): Either way it appears United does not want to miss out on the growth of RDU anymore. Seems they might finally be getting smarter about what markets they need to be in to GROW their revenue.
Smarter? they have been smarter by increasing their presence in Asia. Rdu doesn't make the money like the Asian market. The 737-500's must have come from a Ted market? I can think of a few other cities I would add the 737's but oh well.
As far as the United metal is concerned. UAL is going to fly the planes seasonal, according to the IAM and union rules, UAL can only add service seasonal if they add service permanently they MUST use true UAL employees not Express employees. I would assume UAL would find some way around this contract rule.
ERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6692 posts, RR: 18 Reply 19, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1940 times:
Quoting AirEMS (Reply 18): Is RDU a under served market? I fly to NC every summer but it seems very few airlines fly there.... Is this another quickly growing market? IIRC AA even flew a 777 to LGW I think.
I wouldn't say RDU is underserved, but I would say there are a couple of more destinations that could be served; mainly SFO, SAN, PVD, BUF, and probably CUN. The three destinations that RTRP (Research Triangle Regional Partnership) is working on getting is SFO, FRA, and CDG (highest requested business routes).
AA still flies the 777 to LGW on a daily basis. Usually between 60-80% full depending on the time of year.. annually averages about 70%.
ERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6692 posts, RR: 18 Reply 21, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1880 times:
Slight change in subject..
Since there was a discussion about CUTE use in another discussion, I thought I would add this article I recently read about RDU..
Sounds kinda great to me.. but I think I'm biased.. Read Discusses CUTE and more Terminal highlights
1. All Airlines welcome CUTE but Southwest (but could change when CUTE comes to Terminal A)
2. In-line baggage system will work CUTE, with routing performed by Terminal C tower
3. Luggage process by barcode, but move towards RFD sysem
4. All Advertising will be electronic on flat-panel screens
5. All gate and baggage info will be electronic
6. 3 international gate and a NEW FIS
7. Each ticketing island (with 20 agent counters) will have 2 conveyors to transport bags that will be delivered via CUTE
8. AA/AE has not decided how many gates they will use, but they will be on a 15 year lease.. everyone else will be month-to-month
9. Terminal A reconfiguration starts in 2011, and will have in-line baggage system for all airlines
10. Southwest moving to have between 30-40 flight at RDU from the current 28 (soon 29) and a 5th gate.
11. RDUAA is seriously wanting to move to RDU employees doing pax, baggage, and ramp work while airlines perform on the plane work only..
UnitedMSY From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 22, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1738 times:
Yes I can attest to this one, I have worked ORD-RDU on ERJ-170's a many occasion, and there is rarely a seat left. Good news for United, it is proving they can send 170's into the Southeast, build a market, and move on.
RDUDDJI From Lesotho, joined Jun 2004, 1377 posts, RR: 3 Reply 24, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1665 times:
Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 21): All Airlines welcome CUTE but Southwest (but could change when CUTE comes to Terminal A)
I can tell you, that is hard to believe. Most carriers I've worked with despise CUTE. It requires significant IT infrastructure work, and airlines have to modify their ABT's, BP's and basically lose much proprietary control over their gate operation. If they have to wait for the airport to update the FIDS/GIDS/RIDS then that can lead to delayed info for the pax. As far as the inline screening goes, you don't need CUTE for that. A programmatic adjustment will do that just fine.
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25 ERJ170: RDU is taking control of that.. they will maintain the system.. but each airline will have a secured, blocked off section for each of their proprieta