"I have wondered for some time if we will see increased Eagle flying at STL. If I understand correctly Eagle has many RJs still on order while Trans States and Chautauqua don't have any new (yet to be received) RJs allotted to the AA operation. Please correct me if I am wrong."
will increase flying in STL
once the AmCx issue is resolved. Presently AMR has made agreements with Trans States, Chautauqua & Corporate Airlines to operate in certain cities as "American Connection" in violation of the labor agreement with the AE
pilots. (As ERJ170 reposted above.) Each AmCx carrier has it's own headquarters, with Trans States being the only one in STL
. Having formerly fed TWA there, AMR continued the agreement with them under the supposed basis that AE
did not have the resources to operate the flights, when in fact the company parked numerous a/c and the airline furloughed crews. Now AMR is saying that AA
is feeding AmCx, and not the other way around! (The major feeding the regional?! Please...) AE
pilots have numerous greivances filed against the company for contracting out AE
flying under that 'reverse codeshare'. Only after these matters are settled by federal arbitration will we see what happens in STL
"But why the switch from Chautauqua to Eagle? Is Chautauqua repositioning planes somewhere else?"
"The last count I remember was that Eagle had about 70 RJs not yet received and with ORD limited surly STL will get some. Any thoughts?"
Almost all the jet growth is going to ORD
last I heard, with a few to the east coast. The AmCx issue is the limiting factor for STL
"...AX is adding 4 RJ flights a day to ATL, DEN, MKE, and PHL. The AE planes are available and will be used so the extra freq to ATL, DEN, MKE and PHL can be operated."
Since Eagle will now operate the STL
that was AmCx, that leaves AmCx a/c free to do the other routes for AMR. AE
planes are not AmCx planes. The AE
fleet is seperate. Although AMR did 'sell' some of our Embraers to Trans States for AmCx use to stay below an APA
imposed ASM limit at AE
. (They are still registered to AE
even though they were 'sold'.)
What is the current number of Eagle flights in STL? It can't be that many, if any at all."
The new STL
flights will be it as far as I can see in AMR Jetnet.