It is not unusual for an airline to wet least aircraft if some of their aircraft go in for a C or D check. I am, a little bit surprised that SAS would be caught in a situation where a high number of their 333s are in for C or D checks at the same time. Did they put them in service at the same time? Anyone know the answer o that?
I agree it is good that Star members work together to solve each others short term problems. However, if SK
is wet leasing the aircraft, I would imagine that UA
pilots are flying, SK
F/As are on board as well as a certain number of UA
F/As due to their contract. Is this also correct?
Its a good deal for UA
. They put an aircraft in service that would otherwise not be; operating costs are minimal since there are not a full contingent of F/As nor other UAL personnel or equipment required at CPH
to handle the aircraft. Good deal for SK
; they need an aircraft quick and UAL can provide one with crews.
One other question: Will SK
to reconfigure the 767s temporarily with only Business Class, or will they leave the 3 cabin as is and SK
sells the F cabin as their normal sleeper service?
Thanks for your input....baw716
David L. Lamb, fmr Area Mgr Alitalia SFO 1998-2002, fmr Regional Analyst SFO-UAL 1992-1998