It needs a new engine, but which? GE passport seems the most likely solution. Weight will be a huge issue, if a re-engine program is to go ahead. I think the 3 main options in the required thrust range are; The Passport...4500 lbs. RR's Pearl ...just over 4000 lbs. Pratt's PW800 weighs in at 3135 l...Jump to post
OO would not make the application if UA had not already given its blessing. UA doesn’t have to give it’s blessing. These flights are operated completely at risk by SkyWest and are not covered by the CPA agreement. OO pays all the costs associated with the flights and assumes all profit or loss resp...Jump to post
I'll agree with others that this EAS service seems wasteful, but I think SkyWest's bid should be a shoe-in. Splitting across the two hubs has some advantages, though I wonder how much UA wants to congest ORD with EAS regional jet flights. OO would not make the application if UA had not already give...Jump to post
I don’t think anyone is being “forced”. I am sure this was a stipulation of serving this airport. That's the definition of forced. The airport is not private. It's paid for with tax dollars. And I believe in Las Vegas, you have to use Swissport or another handler for international flights. Sure, bu...Jump to post
Operationally, the biggest change that I've seen is that I've noticed a few CR7s and CR9s departing from concourse E, which I've never seen before. OO used to handle most if not all of its planes in the E concourse until DL moved the dual-class planes to the mainline gates a few years ago. They do ...Jump to post
Boof02671 wrote:And AS was found liable in the SEA Arbitration and had to pay those former employees.
Like I said, expect more Crj 200 cuts in the future. With all the regional cuts from DTW, the focus is becoming more on an O/D hub. Expect APN, CIU, IMT, ESC etc... to be cut as well in the near future... A lot of that stuff is OO at risk. Is OO cutting the 50 seater at risk fleet? OO keeps signing...Jump to post
Cheyenne put up a $600k subsidy. I think G4 to LAS was the other option.Jump to post
This stops JetBlue from pursuing a virtual airline strategy like Delta is doing. More than a few Delta pilots would trade a couple of bucks for Delta to stop dropping international destinations and turning over international flying to Korean, Westjet, Aeromexico, Air France, KLM, etc., and domestic...Jump to post
I'm wondering if some new CRJ700s / EMB170s fitted with 50 seats (dual class) could be operated profitably on some higher yield routes? Would they be too heavy for the 50 seats scope clause? That could be a good way of replacing some of those CRJs/ERJ145s. That's interesting. Some CR7s only have 63...Jump to post
KD5MDK wrote:What's the largest city with only 50 seat service? Are any of them more that 3 hours drive time from a mainline airport?
On another note, I was looking at regional mountain west airports and noticed a few airports with flights on either DL or UA. Would there be potential for AA to add these from PHX? CRP-SLC/DEN, DL/UA IDA-SLC/DEN, DL/UA SUN-SLC,LAX/DEN,ORD,SFO DL/UA CDC-SLC, DL EKO-SLC, DL CNY-DEN, UA VEL-DEN,UA or ...Jump to post
DL SLC-GJT OCT 4>3 NOV 4>3 DEC 4>3 DL SLC-LWS OCT 1.9>3 DL SLC-PIH DEC 4>3 DL SLC-TWF OCT 4>3 NOV 4>3 DEC 4>3 *UA LAX-SUN JAN 0>1.0 FEB 0>1.0 MAR 0>1.0 These OO prorate routes out of SLC got a fourth flight earlier this year. Don't know if they didn't work, or if the planes are required elsewhere. ...Jump to post
Disappointing though that DL continues to buy CR9s when the far superior (for the passengers) E170 line is available. The new Atmosphere interior looks pretty sweet. With only 70 seats, I think these CR9s will be fantastic. https://www.bombardier.com/en/media/multimedia-gallery/details.bombardier-a...Jump to post
ckfred wrote:Some thinking out loud about the AA cuts at ORD. IIRC, there is no ski resort around Boise. The major ski resort in Idaho is Sun Valley, which is closer to SUN and TWF than BOI.
BOI-ATL I could see, eventually...but BOI probably has too little east coast demand. A single daily flight to NYC, BWI/DC, etc. would only work for a small segment of potential passengers on that route; the rest would connect, making a BOI-JFK unviable. The Treasure Valley is one of the fastest gro...Jump to post
Okay, I'll buy 7 hours by going up I-15 from SAN to Hesperia and picking US 395. And assuming good weather! And still plenty of traffic going up through Riverside. Whatever it actually turns out to be (depending on the route taken) that's still a long drive, especially if the r/t drive is part of a...Jump to post
452QX wrote:All of our E175s are currently cat 1 awaiting further upgrades
KCaviator wrote:What’s the configuration of these SC’s? More first class? More Comfort+? Increased pitch throughout?
Federal jet fuel tax is different than the federal gas tax.
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*UA IAD-PBG SEP 0>1.7 OCT 0>1.7 NOV 0>1.7 DEC 0>1.7 It's A.net wisdom that IAD is in imminent threat of UA de-hubbing. Separately, every few weeks there's an article with Scott Kirby extolling the virtues of timing your hub schedule for good connectivity and the virtues of being in small markets, e...Jump to post
How about Southwest getting RJs/turboprops? I know they probably wouldn't and understand the reasoning (higher costs, more complexity) but I like to imagine the possibility. They could probably add MSN, FAT, SBA, COS, DAY (back), MDT, EYW, XNA, etc., etc. and bring back lots of short haul point-to-...Jump to post
What a ridiculous thing to ask. Regional jets do not make money. They simply are a way to get people to a hub. The money is made on the mainline jet. Really? Which regional airlines are subsidized by US3? SkyWest made almost half a billion dollars last year. Skywest flies under a guaranteed fee per...Jump to post
ridgid727 wrote:oosnowrat wrote:mtnwest1979 wrote:Oh well, maybe OO flights will upgrade to CR7....
LWS is a OO prorate market. One can hope for another flight to SLC....
They may very well add one to their SEA hub rather than SLC
mtnwest1979 wrote:Oh well, maybe OO flights will upgrade to CR7....
I was an IAM member at AS in a previous life. Didn't find the membership in it to be a good value. Doubt many of my co-workers did either, especially after they told us not to worry, no airline had ever outsourced the ramp at its biggest hub. If you want a union on property, that's fine. I would hol...Jump to post
Good one! Seriously, I do wonder about the details of all this. Nearly all the RJ expansion into EAS markets is from Skywest, and all the new Skywest flying is under the UA* banner, not DL* (for which they have quite a few legacy EAS RJ markets like Aberdeen and Escanaba). My guess (just a guess) w...Jump to post
Stocking shelves and servicing a multi million dollar airplane are not exactly the same thing. The latter requires a pretty specialized set of skills. I work the ramp and deice planes. It's not complicated and most anyone can be trained to do it -- hallmarks of a low-paying job. Nobody I work with ...Jump to post
ridgid727 wrote:Most regionals are in that same area of pay, of course unless they have union rep. OO I think is below Envoy on the pay scale
How does that compare to DGS, United Ground Express and McGee?Jump to post
So with all these E-Jets transferring to the main hubs what is the chance routes like SLC-GTF-SLC will see E175 service by 2020? GTF-MSP was upgraded to an a319 during the summers so perhaps this route would be upgraded as well? SLC-GTF is a OO prorate route now. Unless that changes, it'll be serve...Jump to post
...whose to say that any replacement is needed at all if mainlines might shift to being more efficient rather than convenient and use a single mainline flight on a 737/A320 instead of 5 flights on E75/CR9/CR2/E45? If it's not convenient, most passengers won't use it. Consolidating 5 flights into 1 ...Jump to post
I think the issue people have with the legacies doing this (at least on aviation boards) are that they aren't really lowering prices, in most cases, to match the ULCC competitors. DL in most cases is still the same pricing as they were before E fares and now they just give you less and have a few d...Jump to post
The E175E2 seems like a perfectly good airplane. And just like airplanes of similar size and capability of the past (DC-9-10, 737-200, F-28, BAC 1-11), it can be flown at mainline, by mainline pilots. All of which were introduced 1965-1969. One might think the industry has evolved a bit in the last...Jump to post
Why would the pilots give up a concession like increased MTOW at the regionals in exchange for nothing? I guess because raising the weight a few thousand pounds wouldn't really affect them. It adds no seats to the regional operations, nor does it add any additional planes. It simply would allow old...Jump to post
I believe 86K was chosen, because the original DC9 was right around 86K pounds, in it's configuration used by US airlines. This kept mainline planes from every being flown at regionals. Thank you, I wondered what was magic about 86k. Maybe it's time for an inflation adjustment to the 717's 110k. :)Jump to post
If that's really the concern, raising scope MTOW to, say, 100k lbs. shouldn't be a problem. MTOWs for 319s and 757s start at 166k lbs.Jump to post