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by toltommy
Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2146
Views: 267581

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

I've done SGU-PHX (or reverse) 3x since Covid and every flight is at or near 100% full, it was actually the first full flight I had in my post-covid travels. Because of a crew base and Skywest corporate HQ in SGU, I highly doubt your flights were full of revenue travellers. There's probably a good ...

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by toltommy
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1009
Views: 179667

Re: AA to close Envoy bases in NYC

MIflyer12 wrote:
Where will the LGA slots go?


Did you read the article you linked?

"American is expected to shift some JFK and LaGuardia airport slots to JetBlue and in return JetBlue will help feed traffic to American’s international destinations next year."

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by toltommy
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1149
Views: 36863

Re: American to cut 19,000 jobs in October

Oh, don't you worry. I do realize. Did you read the beginning of my post. I didn't say the furloughs we're Doug's fault. Did you see that? Perhaps you didn't. My suggestion would be you simply read next time. You mean the part where you said Doug was only concerned about himself? Yeah I read it. I ...

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by toltommy
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1149
Views: 36863

Re: American to cut 19,000 jobs in October

The thing about Doug is that he is willing to say anything just to keep things moving forward. I don't understand how back in May and June you go from a stance of "we are going to do everything in our power to avoid having to involuntarily furlough anyone" to "we are overstaffed in s...

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by toltommy
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 610
Views: 74378

Re: Delta to start IND-MEM?

DaCubbyBearBar wrote:
DL has a freight hub in IND?


No..... But Fedex does...

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by toltommy
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 36123

Re: Express jet rumor

This makes me wonder why UA didn't broker some sort of "shotgun marriage" merger between the two E145 operators, then work out how much service they would have going forward. As it was, UA forced a "face off" between the two where the cheapest was the winner. But as we usually f...

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by toltommy
Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New WN hangar in DEN
Replies: 7
Views: 3344

Re: New WN hangar in DEN

Justjoshua wrote:
Has construction started on the new southwest hangar in PHX?


2 for 2 on your threads. There's an edit function for your posts. Learn how to use it.

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by toltommy
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 36123

Re: Express jet rumor

I’ve heard that express jet might be partnering up with another airline. Has anyone heard anything? Do you have ANYTHING to back up what you've "heard". If so post it. I seriously doubt that you "heard" this anywhere. Nobody, and I mean no-body needs additional regional capacity...

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by toltommy
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Acquisition of Pan Am's LHR Slots - Operations
Replies: 50
Views: 8390

Re: UA Acquisition of Pan Am's LHR Slots - Operations

DL took over the route from Pan Am in 1991 - CLE-DTW-LGW with a A310 - switched soon after to a L1011, the route was distinctive in that the flight would park at the Berry terminal whereas DL departed from the Smith terminal C concourse. The flight only parked at the Berry terminal on the LGW-DTW-C...

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by toltommy
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 36123

Re: United potentially moving towards one E145 operator

An old buddy of mine is left seater for Expressjet. When I looked at his Facebook page it was as if he had passed away. Fact is, it's just a job, people. It's also the mortgage payment. And healthcare. Just for starters. 5 years becomes 10 when you lose your house to the bank, etc... Have a modicum...

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by toltommy
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 36123

Re: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator

I Certainly do NOT think that is an ignorant statement. ExpressJet at one time flew nearly 5,000 flights daily. It was one of the largest airlines in the world based on departures The ONLY hull loss accident ExpressJet had was in the 90's, while they were TRAINING on it and that aircraft is even st...

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by toltommy
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could the PIT hub have been saved?
Replies: 9
Views: 935

Re: Could the PIT hub have been saved?

Those massive resources led to massive per passenger costs at PIT. It's a smaller O&D market. That in itself isn't a deal breaker. But CLT and SLC are also small O&D markets with much more cost effective airports. I want to say that PIT had a PPE of around $25, while CLT was around $5. Huge ...

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by toltommy
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 36123

Re: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator

Didn't CommutAir Crash? Like where the captain couldn't see the runway, and just put it down anywhere? It amazes me that United would do this, potentially risking lives to save pennies on the dollar. I'm sorry, that's just an ignorant statement. Name a US carrier that hasn't had an accident. Even E...

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by toltommy
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Republic Airways furlough 40% of workforce
Replies: 33
Views: 10805

Re: Republic Announces Furloughs 300 based in IND

From local media concerning Indianapolis-based employees alone: Layoffs begin Oct 1 for some, Nov 1 for others. Houston and Kansas City bases closing. 132 Pilots and 96 FA’s based in Indy being laid off. (They were short on FA’s before this all began). 40 at Headquarters being laid off. I assume Th...

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by toltommy
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 384859

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

In DTW at the B and C concourses and in MSP at the A and B concourses, DGS continues to be understaffed. I’ve had to wait almost every flight for ground crew, and so far 4 flights I’ve operated have been late due to a lack of available ground crew (my record is waiting almost 30 minutes!). Don't fo...

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by toltommy
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA axes LCY-JFK A318 premium service
Replies: 84
Views: 17397

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

bennett123 wrote:
Wonder what they do with the A318.


Reading is fundamental....

"BA parent company IAG confirmed this evening it was "exiting (the) A318 fleet"

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by toltommy
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2146
Views: 267581

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

[list=][/list] Does it make sense for AA to keep the transcontinental A321s in a 102-seat 3-class config, or should AA reconfigure the transcontinental A321s to a 190-seat standard domestic config or a 158-seat config with the first class cabin being in the current transcontinental business class co...

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by toltommy
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest Bids for Johnstown - JST Essential Air Service Contract
Replies: 13
Views: 1962

Re: Skywest Bids for Johnstown - JST Essential Air Service Contract

90 miles to PIT and 40 miles to LBE. It's hard to believe this qualifies for EAS. What's the per head subsidy?

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by toltommy
Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FI signs new FA contract (after stating will fire all FA and replace with pilots)
Replies: 148
Views: 26509

Re: FI Fires ALL FAs, Replaced By Pilots.

This is really no different than any other labor negotiation, with one difference: The company and union negotiated an agreement. Both sides thought it was the best they were going to get. The union submitted it to the membership. The membership rejected it. Nobody here has posted the TA, so we don’...

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by toltommy
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines fleet status: Repaint and cabin updates
Replies: 33
Views: 5857

Re: Spirit Airlines fleet status: Repaint and cabin updates

I was on a 319 DTW-PHL two weeks ago. New livery and new interior with the exception of the bulkhead panel between row 1 and the galley. The logo on it was from the pixel livery.

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by toltommy
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could AA have made STL into the "CLT of the Midwest"?
Replies: 29
Views: 3074

Re: Could AA have made STL into the "CLT of the Midwest"?

Charlotte is a higher per capita income area. You can't compare STL of 20 years ago against CLT today. The whole scenario needs to be considered in the context at the time. 20 years of a major, stable air service hub might mean that the STL economy might look very different today. There's no doubt ...

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by toltommy
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 369
Views: 44771

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

Yes, because adding in more flights to places where there are already plenty of entrenched carriers is a winning recipe for success You forgot an important point. They're going to be successful because they are going to attract the Virgin America crowd. You know, the ones who made Virgin America wi...

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by toltommy
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, UA, DL TATL Service History
Replies: 79
Views: 5809

Re: AA, UA, DL TATL Service History

Cointrin330 wrote:
LHR service began in 2008, though I seem to recall reading DL flew a 747 in the early 1970s to LHR?


Perhaps in was a interchange flight with PA back then, Only PA and TW had LHR access back then, so there's no way DL flew their own 747 to LHR in the 70's.

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by toltommy
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/28/2020:CALMING SKIES;AC Cuts BDL;AS Adds DLG/AKN;B6 Chops August;TK Back to ATL/BOS?;UA Moves PQI to IAD
Replies: 68
Views: 12359

Re: OAG Changes 6/28/2020:CALMING SKIES;AC Cuts BDL;AS Adds DLG/AKN;B6 Chops August;TK Back to ATL/BOS?;UA Moves PQI to

Quite nice to see this one grow over the past years. Originally a Saturday-only E175, then daily E175, then daily A319 and 2x daily mix of 1x E175 and 1x A319 in the winter, and now a 2x daily A319 in the winter. It's amazing how well all the new service AA added to EYW worked. DFW, ORD, and PHL we...

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by toltommy
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines, Air Canada and Westjet end COVID-19 seat blocking
Replies: 20
Views: 1355

Re: American Airlines, Air Canada and Westjet end COVID-19 seat blocking

Yikes. Why yikes? Spirit and United currently book to 100%. I haven't heard of Covid being spread on their flights, have you? Pretty sure our hyper-sensitive media would make a big deal out of it. I've been on a number of 85% flights recently, don't see the issue. There are carriers who will contin...

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by toltommy
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 384859

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

-CVG and HNL will transition from bases to AFP’s with approximately 80 flight attendants each. -ORM, SAS and TPM AFPs closing. -SFO will transition from base to AFP; will retain current staffing but no backfill for attrition. -EWR will no longer be a coterminal for NY-based crews. EWR flights will ...

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by toltommy
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Airport Outsourcing
Replies: 66
Views: 18003

Re: JetBlue Airport Outsourcing

So who will get theses stations? Unifi/DGS, Envoy, United Ground Express, McGee, ATS, G2, Menzies, Primeflight, Quickflight? It will likely be multiple ground handlers for various reasons. For example G2 already does below wing for B6 in DTW. That may give the the ability to bid competitively for a...

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by toltommy
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Standard Seat Pitch in the 70s
Replies: 16
Views: 2396

Re: Standard Seat Pitch in the 70s

At that time, airline service was highly regulated. It was not the commodity product that air travel is today. Airfares were highly regulated as well. The average cost of air travel based on historical data was well outside affordability for many. Do you desire more legroom? You can buy it for less ...

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by toltommy
Fri May 29, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces Voluntary Separation Program
Replies: 55
Views: 14277

Re: United announces Voluntary Separation Program

https://www.flybreeze.com/#jobs
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DoctorVenkman wrote:
If you take this deal you better be ready to go into a different industry. It's not like there's anyone hiring out there.


Breeze still plans to launch.

https://www.flybreeze.com/#jobs

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by toltommy
Tue May 12, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT warns airlines (again) over timely customer refunds
Replies: 23
Views: 3811

Re: DOT warns airlines (again) over timely customer refunds

In profitable or turbulent times, U.S. airline policies and the implementation of them are so one-sided. Doesn’t seem to matter whether they are making or losing $2b a year. Anyone wonder why they are one of the most distrusted and complained about industries in the U.S. Oh those awful airlines. Th...

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by toltommy
Sat May 09, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines applies for domestic scheduled authority, plans JFK-SAN Jun 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 7056

Re: Eastern Airlines applies for domestic scheduled authority, plans JFK-SAN Jun 2020

Varsity1 wrote:
Really? They were HQ'd in GSO just a few months ago.


Really. HQ is in the King of Prussia area, Its actually a Wayne address, in an office park. A former coworker of mine is with them, she moved to the area last summer.

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by toltommy
Sat May 09, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 384859

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Maybe I missed it in the article but what are the plans for the Delta agents working those stations? Can they transfer? If so is it where their seniority will hold? You did. "Affected Delta employees will be provided pay protection options through Sept. 30, 2020." The question, however, i...

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by toltommy
Fri May 08, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 888
Views: 87154

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

phllax wrote:
I did not know that. So do agents in A who live in Philadelphia get City wage tax, but those who live outside the City/County don't?


Everyone pays a city wage tax. City residents actually pay a slightly higher rate than non-residents do.

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by toltommy
Fri May 08, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines applies for domestic scheduled authority, plans JFK-SAN Jun 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 7056

Re: Eastern Airlines applies for domestic scheduled authority, plans JFK-SAN Jun 2020

jetskipper wrote:
We’re the dumpsters not big enough in Miami to burn wads of cash?


They are actually headquartered in suburban Philly.

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by toltommy
Tue May 05, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 888
Views: 87154

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

Besides that issue, there's also the fact that gates B13-16, the A East ticketing lobby and baggage claim are not in the City/County of Philadelphia. A Security is split down the middle. The customer service desk next to B10 is literally sitting on the Philadelphia side of the county border line. I...

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by toltommy
Sat May 02, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Reports First-Quarter 2020 Financial Results
Replies: 67
Views: 9550

Re: AA Reports First-Quarter 2020 Financial Results

It's like the airline industry has never considered worst case scenarios, and are always caught off guard when it hits the fan. Does that make sense, or am I just babbling? Just my opinion and thoughts of course I wouldn't say that you ate babbling, but it's close. If 90 days ago anyone would have ...

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by toltommy
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South African Airways to enter bankruptcy protection
Replies: 23
Views: 7798

Re: South African Airways to enter bankruptcy protection

The business rescue will probably point out that the airline is heavily overstaffed. The strike a few weeks ago was in part due to a proposed 20% staff cut. If you look at the check in counters at jhb airport. Comair(british airways) will typically have 2 staff at counters. SAA will have up to 7. T...

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by toltommy
Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA Safety Video
Replies: 18
Views: 4024

Re: New AA Safety Video

The new video could be created by A.netters, and it could star A.netters. But because everything AA does is wrong on here, it would still be hated by A.netters.

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by toltommy
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Regional Airlines after Coronavirus
Replies: 54
Views: 9020

Re: US Regional Airlines after Coronavirus

DGS was created during the Delta/Northwest merger by taking the ground handling components of several of their regionals and putting them together under one management company, while moving the airline part from that company into another. Not exactly. DGS was created by Delta in the mid-90's. It wa...

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by toltommy
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 888
Views: 87154

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

PHLspecial wrote:
It would be a huge loss of PHL didn't have any connection to the German market.


While don't think LH will drop PHL, I don't think PHL will be without service to Germany if they did. I'm sure AA would see it as an opportunity, even in this market.

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by toltommy
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN asks TWU for concessions
Replies: 83
Views: 14217

Re: WN asks TWU for concessions

It's not necessary for WN to ask for permanent cuts at this point when we know that business will eventually pick up next year. Really? We "know" this, huh? What's your date that you expect that the industry will be fully recovered? Next year? Hardly. We haven't even scratched the surface...

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by toltommy
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/12/2020: VB Adds MTY-SAT;UA Adds MEI/PIB;F9 Adds MIA-RDU; 1000s of Routes Are Suspended
Replies: 83
Views: 15130

Re: OAG Changes 4/12/2020: VB Adds MTY-SAT;UA Adds MEI/PIB;F9 Adds MIA-RDU; 1000s of Routes Are Suspended

Has AA cut its international, especially European schedule too fast and too deep? I mean the cut is all the way to September. Wouldn't it be smarter to cut one month at a time in case of unexpected surge after the travel ban? There won't be any demand for travel this summer. Best guess at this poin...

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by toltommy
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?
Replies: 95
Views: 19114

Re: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?

I'm in Las Vegas. Spirit has around 15 planes parked in a couple different locations at LAS, almost all of them in yellow trim. Frontier had 7 or 8 planes parked on the cargo ramp last time I drove by there. A friend of mine who works for Kalitta sent me a photo this morning of at least 10 NK aircr...

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by toltommy
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Sun Country insourcing MSP?
Replies: 2
Views: 1355

Re: Is Sun Country insourcing MSP?

Yes, they are. It was announced last month. They did the math and finally figured out that outsourcing at MSP wasn't really saving money and was providing a subpar experience for their pax. That said, I wouldn't be surprised if the decision was revisited now that 'Rona has changed the employee recr...

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by toltommy
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Sun Country insourcing MSP?
Replies: 2
Views: 1355

Is Sun Country insourcing MSP?

Interesting find on the SY website. Lots of airport jobs at MSP. Ramp positions, cargo agents, customer service positions, and airport management. IIRC, DGS was the second ground handler since they outsourced everyone a few years back. The postings say things like *Sun Country is an equal opportunit...

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by toltommy
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1181
Views: 196842

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N193AA
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AA321T wrote:
Looks like N193AA suffered a tail strike in LAS and incurred some damage. It’s scheduled to be ferried to ROW, I’m assuming for retirement?


N193AA shows as an MU-2 in both flightaware and flightradar24.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N193AA

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by toltommy
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 338607

Re: Trans States Airlines closing down earlier Covid-19

This may not impact their other carriers, but it's hard to see a scenario that keeps Compass operating. It's probably among the first cuts to regional capacity.

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by toltommy
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Website to compare year to year flight prices?
Replies: 4
Views: 815

Re: Website to compare year to year flight prices?

https://www.bts.gov/air-fares
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Not sure where you are looking for, but here is a link for the USA....

Air Fares | Bureau of Transportation Statistics
https://www.bts.gov/air-fares

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by toltommy
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska future in Portland 2020
Replies: 60
Views: 7649

Re: Alaska future in Portland 2020

Maybe SEA should serve as AS northwest hub, and PDX should be focused on O&D traffic?

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by toltommy
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Trans States Shutting Down & ExpressJet losing the 175s
Replies: 83
Views: 19540

Re: Confirmed: Trans States Shutting Down & ExpressJet losing the 175s

United technically owns both. 40% of C5 and a “minority stake” of EV. Odds are high and we already know they are calling the shots for both. A merger is definitely in the future. It’s a matter of when not if. More like United technically DOESN'T own both. But as you point out, the shots are being c...

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