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Future Of COMAIR, COEX, AAEagle!  
User currently offlineSQ325 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 1473 posts, RR: 7
Posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 1598 times:

We hear a lot of route cuts from the major US carriers.
But how is the situation with the major regionals and communter. After the Comair strike Comair was in the uplift again but how about now.
Americans used to fly a lot in the last years and I think this behaviour will return in the next weeks.
Are there any fleet reductions and job cuts?
Informations are really appreciated.

regards SQ

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User currently offlineRJ_Delta From Chile, joined Oct 2000, 1949 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 1545 times:


Hi, Comair is operating in a full schedules and is using all of the aircraft. I'm worry abou the Comair situation after two months of strike. There is the newest information about Comair.
Delta annouced for the next weeks a cut a 15% of their flights and layoff. I think that Delta will retire very soon the 727-200Adv.


User currently offlineCV640 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 952 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 1518 times:

CoEx has had their sale frozen, along with reductions, probably laoffs shorly, Eagle has already announced cuts and furloughs, while Comair is still hiring and growing. They are still taking deliveries of new aircraft and hiring new people.

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 9027 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 1500 times:

I agree that Delta now will definetly accelerate the retirement of the 727, as several US carriers have/are doing. I also see a few 737-200s being retired soon, with some of the Express routes that are not doing well getting cut or downgraded to ASA/Comair (which is what happened to SDF).


User currently offlineDeltaBoy777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 411 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 1496 times:

I hope every thing will go well for all the airlines. I do think however there will be some cut backs later on.

Thanks and Gig Em!
User currently offlineAtcboy73 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1100 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1462 times:

Have there been any spacific cuts announced for Eagle at DFW?

What about ASA and Comair at DFW?

User currently offlineIAHERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 677 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (14 years 8 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1416 times:

As far as Continental Express goes, here's the deal. We will be parking 7 Brasilia's, 8 ATR's, and all the B-1900's. We are taking 4 ERJ-145's a month through December and 5 jets a month all next year. We have 124 RJ's on property as of today. We will not be hiring pilots for at least a year and we have already furloughed 280 pilots that were in training or just starting their line flying. We anticapate furloughing more in the months to come. Why? We have a flow-back agreement and we are taking at least 500 Continental Airlines pilots over the next 6 months with more to come if needed after that. The new aircraft and the Jet expansion will be done with Continental and senior Express crews. Cleveland has become an all jet hub and RJ's will probably expand and takeover 737 routes in the months to come. The XRJ's will be on property in May of next year. Pilot hiring at Express is a long way away and the furloughed pilots will be the first to come back next year if things look up.
It looks like I'll lose my captain spot on the ERJ but will be able to hold captain on the ATR or the EM2 (done that). I'd like to fly the ATR and get another type out of the company anyway so I have to find something positive out of this deal.

As for Comair and ASA, they don't have the flow-back agreement and they will probably expand the CRJ's to meet the lower demand on DL routes. Good deal for their pilots and I wish them well. I have many friends at both carriers. Eagle will probably furlough a few but not as many as Express as they only have a couple hundred AA pilots eligable to flow back to Eagle.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

Actually flown: EMB-120 EMB-145 B717 B737 B757 B767
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