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Future Of US Owned PSA And PDT  
User currently offlineoflanigan From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 117 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1718 times:

So with Legacies shedding Wholly Owned Subsidiary Airlines, what does the future hold for PSA and PDT? New equipment, new flying, any insight?

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User currently offlineKcrwflyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3791 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1569 times:

Quoting oflanigan (Thread starter):
So with Legacies shedding Wholly Owned Subsidiary Airlines, what does the future hold for PSA and PDT? New equipment, new flying, any insight?

anyone correct me if I'm wrong, but it's my understanding that the set up US has in place with PSA and PDT works pretty well for them.


User currently offlineCactus742 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 237 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1537 times:

Piedmont just took over a lot of the work on the ground from YV at PHX. Last US Express flight I took from PHX had EN gate agents. It seems like they're getting more work from US and expanding.


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User currently offlineoflanigan From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1445 times:

I knew back in the day, PSA was in talk with the Pilots to get CRJ-900's. It just seems that since they are owned the economics would dictate they would be cheaper to operate than having so many Express carriers. Or am I totally wrong in that thinking?

User currently offlineCRJ900LR From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1301 times:

Piedmont is expanding their station operations out west. They are an important piece of the US network in both flying and in station handling. US is not going to get rid of them. PSA is strictly flying for US as they have no ground ops. Could they get larger aircraft? possibly but I doubt it would happen anytime soon. They have a nice fleet of CRJ-200's and 700's that serve the route network of US nicely. The real issus is going to be when US gets rid of Air Wisconsin. It may be sooner rather then later due to Air Wisconsin failing in just about every way they can. US is not pleased with Air Wisconsin at all but there is really nobody to replace the flying with in the short term. Piedmont and PSA do not have the aircraft to bridge the gap when US dumps Air Wisconsin. I believe they are looking at other regionals to possibly take Air Wisconsin's routes but I wold think that nothing will happen within the next 2 years at the earliest. Piedmont only has so many Dash-8's and some of them are coming to the end of their life. Not sure if Piedmont is looking at a new type or not. Rumor was that ATR was trying to get them to look at the ATR 42/72 or some variation of the aircraft to replace the Dash-8's but I don't think that went anywhere. For all we know piedmont may end the flying and just become a ground handler for US. It's all about $$$ and Piedmont labor is cheaper then US Mainline labor in most cases.

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