FirstClass! From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1210 times:
Aha! See AA doesn't fly from RDU to SJC N/S, but they do RDU to MIA(meaning that AA and JI will be doing a competitive dance on this route). I think JI is making it very clear to AA that they do not want a merger.
Congrats to JI and what appears to be true growth from them. If this is the pattern, then we can anticipate DFW/LUV and MDW/ORD.
Take care and have a nice day.
P.S. AA was supposed to be the handler for JI @ SJC. Now Delta is handling them. JI is staying away as far as possible from AA, even at tht airports.
N-156F From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1204 times:
Would AA really buy JI to begin with? There's no fleet commonality whatsoever (JI uses CRJ, B737-200, and a few F100s), and JI's RDU hub was abandoned by AA. Besides, JI wouldn't enter into an agreement with AA period. They saw what happened when RenoAir entered into a "strategic marketing agreement" with AA. American Scarelines (sorry, couldn't resist ) tore them to shreds and screwed their pilots over royally!
Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1202 times:
Any chance of Midway coming to LAX or SNA or even ONT?
I know they served LAX back in 1996, but that was a half baked rotation from RDU-LAX-LAS-RDU red eye using an A320.
The service didn't last long.
Maybe they can come in and do it right this time?
Wolfpacker From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 354 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1200 times:
Midway still uses AA at some airports, but is using other ground handlers and doing some of their own handling, MCO I think is one. And they do have to interact closely with AA due to the RDU facility and AAdvantage. However, passengers will not get AAdvantage miles on MIA or SJC, not sure about Steamboat.
AMR buying Midway, not a stretch although Dr. Goodnight, local billionaire, owns the majority of Midway and would probably want to keep the airline local.
They do have other aircraft due, heard lots of cities are being thrown around.
On another note, Midway will now have competition on RDUPBI with Southwest.
CactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1190 times:
JI uses-700's and is slowly getting rid of the F100s. In a few years it'll be 73G's and CRJ's for them. The AAdvantage agreement is ending soon for them and they are in talks to renew but it most likely won't happen. Not too many of MDW's pax accrue the AAdvantage miles on them anyway. Also, as Wolfpacker metioned, it's unlikely Goodnight will sell out to AA or anyone else.
Raddog2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1188 times:
Midway flies neither the 732 nor 738. It flies the 737-700. I agree that fleet mix seems to make JI less attractive for an AMR buyout, but I imagine if it were to occur RDU ops would be fairly contained, so I don't think it would be too much of a problem. The 737-700s might be sold off and replaced with 738s but that's about it. And you know what, I don't think opposition to a buyout would come from JI pilots. Contrary to what N-156F said, Reno Air pilots were not royally screwed by the buyout. In fact, most of them were dancing in the streets popping open bottles of champagne. A lot of them had their salaries doubled. The people who were REALLY pissed were the AA pilots over the seniority issue.
TWAneedsNOhelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1151 times:
Yeah N-156F has no idea what he is talking about...
The only people who were screwed in the Reno Air buyout were AA pax whose flights were delayed while pilots protested. Reno Air pilots saw their salaries and benefits jump to American Airlines levels.
Also, AA and JI have similar fleets. 737-800 (of AA) and 737-700 (of JI) have cockpit commonality, not sure about the engines, and while JI's F100s will be gone over the next 5 years, AA itself also has a vast fleet of this type. JI's CRJ fleet is too small compared to Eagle's tremendous order and current fleet of ERJs to mean anything.
Its true though that JI progressively moving away from AA and JI pax probably won't be accruing AAdvantage miles much longer. Could SkyMiles be next.....
N-156F From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1140 times:
Oops- my bad there. Next time I'll double check something like that before I post my very vague memory of the news stories. My apoligies to AA and all who are involved in this thread, and I have suggested that individual post for deletion.