YamahaR1 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2610 times:
I Know it was discussed awhile back,but was just wondering when the new orders,17 CRJ 700s(United side) and 4 CRJ 900s(Delta side) are coming online . Or with all the cutbacks,stowing A/C esp. with United and Delta to slash RJ flying esp with the CRJ 200s. Do you think Skywest will be putting those planes on hold or bring them online. Being employed by them i have heard rumors that they have cancelled those orders,can anyone confirm.
Pilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2527 times:
At first I thought you actually had confirmed reports that they were cancelled. Maybe the title of this post should have been "Status of SkyWest CRJ Orders".
While the -200s are getting cut back a lot, I believe the -900s are making some money. It's kinda like how we can get rid of MD-88s (not announced yet, but presumed to come soon), but order 8 brand new 777-200LRs. But I would not be surprised if the last 4 are cancelled - especially since they have 17 already.
Transpac787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3286 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2408 times:
Your thread title is a bit misleading, the suggestion in reply 1 would be a bit better/more-appropriate for this thread's title. Anyhow....
Quoting YamahaR1 (Thread starter): Do you think Skywest will be putting those planes on hold or bring them online.
At least on the UA-side of ops, UA has effectively said they'll take any 70-seat RJ's their UAX affiliates can come up with. The CR2 flying is being cut back on quite a bit, so the most likely scenario is that when the new CR7/CR9's show up, they'll just go to directly replace CR2's, not add new routes.
Again though, I can only speak for the UA side, I have no clue what goes on on the DL side of things.
Planespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3547 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2212 times:
Quoting Pilotboi (Reply 1): At first I thought you actually had confirmed reports that they were cancelled. Maybe the title of this post should have been "Status of SkyWest CRJ Orders".
Yes ... you could have just added a "?" at the end of your statement, thereby making it a question, and not a statement at all.
It probably depends on how many 50 seat aircraft seats are out there right now and how much frequency each seat is getting on an average day. If 50 seats are flying six legs a day but only 80% of them are full - pulling two of those flights and replacing the others with 70 seat a/c would save lots of fuel and still leave 20 pax at the gate (which means supply is lower than demand, thereby upping the ticket prices).