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TWE Ie American Connection  
User currently offlineB777UA From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 157 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 938 times:

Since American Eagle is mostly jet now, will that be the same with American Connection once the Transition to AA is completed, and why did they go with American Connection, insteaad of American Eagle which is the Commuter Service of American Airlines anyone free to answer this

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User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 892 times:

American Eagle is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AMR. The commuter affiliates operating as American Connection are separate companies, and feed AA only at the St. Louis hub. My assumption is this is short term... down the road at some point, Eagle will replace TransStates, Chautauqua and Corporate at STL, but in the interests of a smooth transition, and to ensure there were no service interruptions to the numerous small cities and towns that TWE served, AA continued the contracts with the 3 commuter affiliates.


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User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7344 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 848 times:

Just to let you know, American Eagle is NOT mostly jet. They were a relative late-comer to the RJ party.

Saab 340 102
ATR 42 30
Super ATR 43
Embraer 145 56
Embraer 140 11
Embraer 135 40
CRJ 700 3

Those are the most recent numbers I have, from January, add a few more on the RJ side, maybe subtract a few Saab's

According to these numbers, that gives Eagle 175 props and 110 jets. Out of approximately 285 aircraft, the props still have majority....it would appear that Eagle is mostly RJ, because that is what gets all the publicity. Only ORD is all RJ. Well, RDU & LGA are too, but those aren't true hubs for AA. DFW has a fair amount of RJ's, but there are still a ton of Saab's there. Go to BOS, MIA, SJU, & LAX. and you'll see that props still provide the backbone of Eagle's fleet. Its still several years down the road before Eagle goes all jet.

I don't have the numbers on American Connection, but thats different.


User currently offlineAv8trxx From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 657 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days ago) and read 813 times:

"Why they go with American Connection, instead of American Eagle which is the Commuter Service of American Airlines anyone free to answer this "

This is a question that all American Eagle pilots are asking too!!! AMR is paying the TW Express/"American Connection" companies to feed pax to AA (which by contract only AE can do), while AMR furloughs it's own employees and parks airplanes.  Pissed Basically, they can save a buck, so they are screwing their own people cause it's cheaper to contract out the flying. Make no mistake, "Connection" is only "Eagle" in exterior colors only. They are a label to fool the public.

This issue went to arbitration two weeks ago and hopefully by the summer, there will be no more "alter ego" Eagle flying. This is just one of many things on the table. Another is the real source of financing for their jets, which AMR may have helped guarantee options according to the ALPA boards. If the union grievance comes out as expected, there will be no "American Connection" by years end. I can only hope so, cause I want my job back!


User currently offlinePenguinflies From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 984 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 800 times:

I thought that the STL connection is risk-sharing, not paid-per-flight??

And also becuase of the mainline ASM capacity issue (scope-issue) TSA and Chautauqua have to run some of their flights under their own name, without the AA code.


User currently offlineEjaymd11 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 193 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 799 times:

Isn't Chautauqua with US Air?

Ejaymd11


User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7344 posts, RR: 28
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 767 times:

Chautauqua Airlines, is a wholy independent carrier from any of the majors. They are their own airline. They have a contract to be in alliance with USAirways, American (formerly TWA), and America West. They have an alliance where they provide regional flights out of these airline's hubs. They have their aircraft painted to match the carrier they are under agreement with.

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