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Is Pinnacle Closing MEM Crew Base?  
User currently offlineselmer40 From United States of America, joined Jan 2013, 98 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3470 times:

Pinnacle's web page does not have anything about base closing but, word around town says Pinnacle is closing both the pilot base and the flight attendant base at MEM April 1. With the already announced closing of the ATL base in May, that would leave bases at MSP, DTW and JFK.


Teaching this old dog a new trick
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User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3757 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3439 times:

Quoting selmer40 (Thread starter):
With the already announced closing of the ATL base in May

Guess this means either EV, S5, or even mainline on FWA-ATL from now on. 9E used to ferry CR2s from ATL to FWA for MX, which reminds me...

Quoting selmer40 (Thread starter):
that would leave bases at MSP, DTW and JFK.

... if 9E is planning on keeping the FWA MX base open, planes will have to be flown in from DTW and MSP. MSP is a good route for a 9E CR9, and I expect it to get upgraded whether the FWA MX base stays or not, but DTW is a mixed bag. It's a short flight for a CR9, yet then again, UA/S5 runs E170s on SBN-ORD which is shorter than FWA-DTW.



"Did he really need the triple bypass? Or was it the miles?"
User currently onlineAcey559 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1535 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3367 times:

Yes it is closing, as is ATL.

User currently offlineDeltal1011man From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 9512 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3264 times:

Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 1):

Guess this means either EV, S5, or even mainline on FWA-ATL from now on. 9E used to ferry CR2s from ATL to FWA for MX, which reminds me...

not at all.
Nothing would stop trip building for ATL-FWA-ATL turns

Could do DTW-FWA-ATL-FWA-DTW fairly easy (or MSP)



yep.
User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3757 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3223 times:

Quoting Deltal1011man (Reply 3):
Nothing would stop trip building for ATL-FWA-ATL turns

Could do DTW-FWA-ATL-FWA-DTW fairly easy (or MSP)

I checked delta.com, and it looks like there will still be one 9E CR2 flight from FWA-ATL and back from May onward, not surprisingly timed for an RON at FWA for MX. The other two departures will be EV CR2s. I suspect that the lone 9E departure will come in from somewhere else to ATL before heading to FWA for MX.

FWA-DTW goes all-9E with the ATL base closure (DTW was a mix of 9E and EV) and FWA-MSP remains 9E, as always. So 9E FWA MX will still have plenty of planes to work on.



"Did he really need the triple bypass? Or was it the miles?"
User currently offlinebhmdiversion From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 460 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2943 times:

MEM MX base is closing. MEM 200 base is closing. ATL 900 base is closing. CVG is new MX base, MX in MEM can bid for CVG. 2900s are gone by end of month with the other 14 out by August.

Simply the Best!


User currently offlinetoltommy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3295 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2882 times:

Quoting bhmdiversion (Reply 5):
CVG is new MX base

Are they back in the old XJ hangar at CVG?


User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3757 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 2783 times:

Quoting toltommy (Reply 6):
Quoting bhmdiversion (Reply 5):
CVG is new MX base

Are they back in the old XJ hangar at CVG?

I think 9E is using a former OH hangar this time.



"Did he really need the triple bypass? Or was it the miles?"
User currently offlinebhmdiversion From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 460 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 2577 times:

9E has already occupied the OH hangar at CVG. The FWA base (for now) is still going to be viable and stay around.

User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3757 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week ago) and read 2485 times:

Quoting bhmdiversion (Reply 8):
The FWA base (for now) is still going to be viable and stay around.

Good to hear. As I have said before, the Ivy Tech A&P school flow-through program at 9E FWA MX is something that 9E really, really likes.



"Did he really need the triple bypass? Or was it the miles?"
User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7601 posts, RR: 27
Reply 10, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week ago) and read 2458 times:

9E may really, really like them, but 9E is essentially a zombie at this time.

User currently offlinecrj200faguy From United States of America, joined May 2007, 400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 8 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2318 times:

Does everything revolve around FWA?

User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3757 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (1 year 8 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2274 times:

Quoting crj200faguy (Reply 11):
Does everything revolve around FWA?

When it's your hometown airport that you love, it does  

[Edited 2013-01-28 15:00:43]


"Did he really need the triple bypass? Or was it the miles?"
User currently offlinecrj200faguy From United States of America, joined May 2007, 400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 8 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2164 times:

I've been there a handful of times. Not much to love.

User currently offlineSurfandSnow From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 2883 posts, RR: 31
Reply 14, posted (1 year 8 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2158 times:

Quoting selmer40 (Thread starter):
Pinnacle is closing both the pilot base and the flight attendant base at MEM April 1

I wonder if this is a convenient way for DL to dehub MEM on April 1st?   



Flying in the middle seat of coach is much better than not flying at all!
User currently offlinecf6ppe From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 351 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 8 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2126 times:

Between the current thread and the below referenced thread, it doesn't appear that there will be much left of Pinnacle to grace MEM, or even to dehub :

It's Official: Pinnacle Moving Headquarters To MSP (by bluewhale18210 Jan 24 2013 in Civil Aviation)

Anyway in my mind, there isn't much to imagine.... sorry...!


User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3757 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (1 year 8 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2032 times:

Quoting crj200faguy (Reply 13):
I've been there a handful of times. Not much to love.

Plenty to love at FWA from my perspective: 15 minutes from the city center, quick and cheap parking, free Wi-Fi (I can't believe that some airports still charge for Wi-Fi), very good restaurant facilities by small airport standards, and free cookies once you step off the plane.



"Did he really need the triple bypass? Or was it the miles?"
User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7601 posts, RR: 27
Reply 17, posted (1 year 8 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2009 times:

Quoting SurfandSnow (Reply 14):
I wonder if this is a convenient way for DL to dehub MEM on April 1st?

No, as much of the MEM flying is already not flown by 9E anymore. Much of MEM is flown by EV / Expressjet these days, with some CHQ ERJs.

The two are not necessarily related.


User currently offlinecf6ppe From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 351 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 8 months 8 hours ago) and read 1676 times:

Story on Memphis TV tonight re: Pinnacle handling of Memphis based flight attendants....

See link following:

http://www.wmctv.com/story/20953038/...attendant-shares-company-ultimatum

I'm not sure how Crew base closings/transfers and so on are handled, but the indications are that the Pinnacle Flight Attendants either choose one of three crew bases or voluntarily resign. Resignation will leave them without the ability to draw on unemployment benefits. Could be a tough choice for some of them.....!


User currently offlinetoltommy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3295 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (1 year 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1526 times:

I don't see what the big deal is. Yes the base is closing, and you may have to move or commute. Tons of crewmembers do it every day. I'm sure that it is all spelled out in their new contract. There's likely even a commuter policy as well, which gives them some protection as long as they follow the policy. But it really doesn't sound that different than anyone else who has been thru a corporate relocation.

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