MaverickM11
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Miami Air Flying For Air Tran

Wed May 19, 2004 3:18 am

Why is Air Tran subcontracting some flights to Miami Air? I've noticed there are several routes out of ATL with 737-800s over the summer.
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vivavegas
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RE: Miami Air Flying For Air Tran

Wed May 19, 2004 4:27 am

Additional Lift for the summer months only, One-time thing. Service from ATL to FLL, MIA others?

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MaverickM11
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RE: Miami Air Flying For Air Tran

Wed May 19, 2004 5:25 am

I'm assuming it's Miami Air crew and everything?
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AASTEW
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RE: Miami Air Flying For Air Tran

Wed May 19, 2004 8:28 am

AirTran seems to do this quite often. It seems as though no other LCC's sub-lease as much as FL.

Back in the J7 days, they leased Paradise Airways 727's and Sierra Pacific 737's. Now they have Ryan International (A320) and Miami Air International (737-800). It has to be killing some of their profit. How do the AirTran crews feel about their work being outsourced?

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jcxp15
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RE: Miami Air Flying For Air Tran

Wed May 19, 2004 8:35 am

I'm sure most employees are a) happy to have a job and b) know this is just temporary until FL can get more planes.
 
travatl
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RE: Miami Air Flying For AirTran

Thu May 20, 2004 3:05 pm

As an AirTran crewmember (9 years), I have no problem, knowing that it is part of a larger growth plan. The reason for the Miami Air outsource is simply to redeploy some 717s on the ex-jetConnect routes as AirWisconsin is phased out this summer. Once both AWAC and Ryan Int'l are gone, and we start taking nearly two aircraft a month next year (1 717 and 1 73G), there should be no more outsourcing.

Of course, if this included a DECREASE in flying for us, we'd be rioting and on strike, but since it's just temporary, and we're continuing to grow like a weed (900 new flight attendants to be added by years end!), we're fine with it.

Travis