Some information is leaking out today that is pretty disturbing. As most know, ATA is having Chicago Express begin a shuttle between IND and MDW. By the opinion of anyone related to the company, this is going to be nothing but a shuttle system for employees between the two stations. Now comes word that Lexington and Cedar Rapids will be eliminated from the ATA system to supply the planes for this.
From my perspective as an "outsider" (if I can be considered that)...is that this is gross misuse of company resources and the whoring out of a subsidiary to supply the bigger sibling. I have always thought that airlines are in the biz to make money...using up to 3 aircraft to fly non-revs around between cities is not making money.
Comments, opinions, gripes...go for it.