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by airtran737
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1897
Views: 330816

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

It appears Payroll extension is on the way https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-airlines-exclu/republican-senators-back-extending-25-billion-payroll-aid-for-u-s-airlines-shares-jump-idUSKCN2512QE The question is, will the airlines take it? They don't need all of these employees...

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by airtran737
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 172
Views: 33359

Re: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator

Very sad to see XJT tossed aside for C5. Yes, XJT has a much higher cost due to pilot longevity, but they also land in the runway each time. C5 hasn’t quite mastered that task.

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by airtran737
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1201
Views: 202181

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Big cancellation package dropped into the system for August today. Looks like LGA is completely done now for Envoy. Lots of DCA flying is also wiped out, and a ton of ORD flying. AA is reducing significantly due to low demand.

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by airtran737
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FI signs new FA contract (after stating will fire all FA and replace with pilots)
Replies: 148
Views: 26085

Re: FI Fires ALL FAs, Replaced By Pilots.

Varsity1 wrote:
In the U.S. pilots are trained on cabin door operation and emergency evacuation. The safety briefing is the only thing not trained.


I wasn’t trained on CPR, operating an AED or slinging drinks.

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by airtran737
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 AA aircraft hit each other at DFW
Replies: 28
Views: 9782

Re: 2 AA aircraft hit each other at DFW

Wow. Given the lack of traffic, this is like crashing on an empty freeway. Clearly you missed how busy DFW has been. Either way, in order for a two aircraft incident to happen, all it takes is two aircraft; not hundreds. oh dear..... any word on what plane collided with the 175??? Hearing it was an...

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by airtran737
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Visual vs. ILS approach
Replies: 27
Views: 2735

Re: Visual vs. ILS approach

I live within view of KSRQ and I've noticed something with the addition of several airlines in the last year. Far more than other airlines, Allegiant arrivals seem to fly a very short, curving approach to runway 32. Without supporting data, I would say nearly all the other airlines routinely fly a ...

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by airtran737
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 824
Views: 168389

Re: AA Eagle @ LAX

Some of the flying that Compass did can also be flown by MQ via the DFW and ORD operations. LIT and XNA to LAX make complete sense to be operated by MQ.

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by airtran737
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Agrees Not to Involuntarily Lay Off Pilots Until May 2021
Replies: 45
Views: 5705

Re: JetBlue Agrees Not to Involuntarily Lay Off Workers Until May 2021

Pilots have a union and collective bargaining agreement. As much as this site hates unions, this is proof why having one in this business means a lot more than family and culture. of course they're expendable. The difference between a pilot and a gate agent, even at the supervisor level, is literal...

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by airtran737
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dreamlifter CHS-PAE Airborne Mechanical?
Replies: 5
Views: 1304

Dreamlifter CHS-PAE Airborne Mechanical?

https://fr24.com/GTI4351/24be9fd7
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Looks like GTI 4351 took off for PAE and is now holding over the Atlantic burning fuel off. Anyone know what’s up?

https://fr24.com/GTI4351/24be9fd7

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by airtran737
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 354
Views: 65593

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

I wonder how long it will take for AAG to start coming to the unions for concessions? I’m sure they’ll single out the regionals first.

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by airtran737
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to World Airways?
Replies: 38
Views: 6820

Re: What happened to World Airways?

The mistake world airways made was buying North American airline and kept the separate. World took over all the out standing loans from NAA. The new management of world was only looking for one thing make fast money and run the company in to the ground. Don’t blame the flight attendants and pilots....

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by airtran737
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 824
Views: 168389

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

The aircraft at Embraer in BNA should be the next one ready for revenue service.

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by airtran737
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to World Airways?
Replies: 38
Views: 6820

Re: What happened to World Airways?

As someone who was there for the shutdown there are a few key items that lead to the demise of World. The purchase of North American Airlines ended up not being the benefit to World like it was initially marketed as. World never merged the two to get the ETOPS certificate that they wanted. Matlin Pa...

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by airtran737
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 824
Views: 168389

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

mhkansan wrote:
Any news on the ex-Compass 175s? Have they been moved on from AVW yet?


Two of the AA birds are in ABI for conformity checks.

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by airtran737
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 824
Views: 168389

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

does dca plan to reopen 35x or will they only reopen the other terminal c gates until the new terminal is done? Looking at the schedule tomorrow there is nothing out of 35X. All of the regionals are CR7’s or 175’s. The downturn could serve as an opportunity to finish off the new world and make 35X ...

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by airtran737
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest wins lawsuit against Elite, continues comeback plans
Replies: 23
Views: 4147

Re: Midwest wins lawsuit against Elite, continues comeback plans

It’s an idiotic pipe dream in an economic time where a 50 seat CRJ isn’t competitive and is doomed to fail.

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by airtran737
Fri May 29, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA staff layoffs coming
Replies: 86
Views: 13303

Re: AA staff layoffs coming

These cuts need to happen at AA as well as their wholly-owned carriers. There are too many layers of management left after the merger. It’s time to trim what needs to be trimmed, restructure the reporting hierarchy, and make AAG efficient as possible. Next step is to get rid of Oasis.

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by airtran737
Sun May 10, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ALPA tribute to airlines shutting down
Replies: 3
Views: 1640

Re: ALPA tribute to airlines shutting down

Miami air just shut down and I would be surprised to see more by the end of the year.

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by airtran737
Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EASTERN N602KW new colours?
Replies: 22
Views: 5538

Re: EASTERN N602KW new colours?

I hope that this livery transitions to the entire fleet. Having Eastern become its own brand needs a unique identity and this will help.

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by airtran737
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boutique Air PC-12 Down at Mesquite KHQZ
Replies: 31
Views: 8690

Re: Boutique Air PC-12 Down at Mesquite KHQZ

Anyone find the LiveATC audio yet?

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by airtran737
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's up with Southern Air's 77F stored at LEJ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4067

Re: What's up with Southern Air's 77F stored at LEJ?

It was going to be sold to TK, but word has it that Southern is putting it back in service and it supposedly flew LEJ-HKG today. Since your reply I've checked three times its status, the latest, now, have it appears active on F24 still at LEJ: https://www.flightradar24.com/2462541d It’s in the air ...

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by airtran737
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's up with Southern Air's 77F stored at LEJ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4067

Re: What's up with Southern Air's 77F stored at LEJ?

It was going to be sold to TK, but word has it that Southern is putting it back in service and it supposedly flew LEJ-HKG today.

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by airtran737
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 140
Views: 12726

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020

MohawkWeekend wrote:
Just wondering - how did little MQT and AZO get that much federal money? Thats more than GRR. Together they might have a tenth of the passengers as GRR.


Probably because they are clinging to life whereas GRR has money in the bank.

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by airtran737
Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99310

Re: Is AA’s Doug Parker way too optimistic?

Doug is great at mergers but sucks at running the airline after. Through all of this mess there’s an opportunity to reinvent the product and airline. What’s Doug doing? Looking for ways around the Treasury regulations and fitting more planes with Oasis. Doug will put AA into bankruptcy again.

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by airtran737
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Regional Airlines after Coronavirus
Replies: 54
Views: 8915

Re: US Regional Airlines after Coronavirus

So far since COVID-19 has struck there have been a lot of developments in the Regional industry. Trans States, which was already going under anyways, ceased operations much earlier than planned. Compass has also ceased operations. Additionally, SkyWest has sought and been granted relief from the CA...

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by airtran737
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA can only survive for 4 months
Replies: 14
Views: 3215

Re: AA can only survive for 4 months

Make no mistake, come October 1st, AA is going to take a machete to their staffing as well as their regional agreements.

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by airtran737
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 36500

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

As a current 175 pilot, I absolutely hope that the pilots at the majors don't give an inch of scope in order to put them at a regional carrier. If UA, DL, or AA, want them, then they need to be flown by mainline pilots for mainline wages.

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by airtran737
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Envoy Reactivated ERJ-140, now retiring.
Replies: 132
Views: 45699

Re: Envoy Reactivating ERJ-140

KlimaBXsst wrote:
Flow through and flow back still in effect at AA and MQ and the Eagles?


No flow back at MQ. The last one was apparently a disaster. It would take a lot for them to agree to it again.

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by airtran737
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Does DHL Not Fly The MD-11?
Replies: 12
Views: 3149

Re: Why Does DHL Not Fly The MD-11?

World used to fly JFK-EMA and JFK-BRU with the MD-11 for DHL but as time went on they changed strategy.

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by airtran737
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass Airlines Shutting Down
Replies: 59
Views: 12635

Re: Compass Airlines Shutting Down

The writing was already on the wall that they wouldn’t have any flying left after the AA contract was up, which was pretty obvious OO was going to be replacing those with the 20 they bought for AA. The CP birds are owned by AA so I wonder if they’ll have OO fly them in LAX until the new ones arrive...

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by airtran737
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 824
Views: 168389

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

There are three 175's in Brazil waiting to be delivered to Envoy.

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by airtran737
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th
Replies: 261
Views: 49387

Re: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th

https://www.google.com/amp/s/fox6now.com/2020/03/09/midwest-express-ends-partnership-with-elite-airways-cites-breach-in-agreement/amp/ And so ends the partnership with Elite. Keep dreaming MKE. This idiotic idea is stalled yet again. So much for the Elite president saying "all is well" to...

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by airtran737
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th
Replies: 261
Views: 49387

Re: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th

https://www.google.com/amp/s/fox6now.co ... ement/amp/

And so ends the partnership with Elite. Keep dreaming MKE. This idiotic idea is stalled yet again.
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https://www.google.com/amp/s/fox6now.co ... ement/amp/

And so ends the partnership with Elite. Keep dreaming MKE. This idiotic idea is stalled yet again.

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by airtran737
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA uniform launches today
Replies: 54
Views: 8470

Re: New AA uniform launches today

Funny that they put so much time and effort into running away from Twin Hill and over to Lands End for the f/a’s, customer service and others, yet the pilots got a absolute garbage dump uniform from M&H. Shirts that are like trash bags, poor quality jackets and pants, along with sizes which are ...

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by airtran737
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th
Replies: 261
Views: 49387

Re: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th

the DNC is coming to MKE in 5 months...... would be a perfect time to launch service It's not going to happen. Maybe someone opened up an Economics 101 textbook and realized that the business model isn't sustainable. Midwest Express is a pipedream created by those who can't let go of a brand that c...

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by airtran737
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Envoy Reactivated ERJ-140, now retiring.
Replies: 132
Views: 45699

Re: Envoy Reactivating ERJ-140

PDT can't crew what they have and are shrinking which is why envoy has nine airplanes in CLT again this month flying their routes. Pretty sure the last thing they need is more airplanes. If PDT does a Flaps 22 takeoff in those cities with short runways then they should be ok most of the time. Not s...

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by airtran737
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Envoy Reactivated ERJ-140, now retiring.
Replies: 132
Views: 45699

Re: Envoy Reactivating ERJ-140

I think it would make sense for PDT to have some E140s on hand, even as operational spares, or for use in some of those east coast markets which have reduced runway lengths. PDT can't crew what they have and are shrinking which is why envoy has nine airplanes in CLT again this month flying their ro...

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by airtran737
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta Air lays off 150 workers at maintenance facility
Replies: 16
Views: 4106

Re: Kalitta Air lays off 150 workers at maintenance facility

Kalitta Air lays off 150 workers at Oscoda maintenance facility: https://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw-bay-city/2020/01/kalitta-air-lays-off-150-workers-at-oscoda-maintenance-facility.html "Most of the workers were contractors, said Kalitta Vice President Pete Sanderlin. The cuts are in response ...

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by airtran737
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211074

Re: Kalitta operating Wuhan evacuation flight

speedbird52 wrote:
Don't Kalitta only operate 744 freighters?


K4 has pallets with seats and oxygen systems on them and they have gotten numerous exemptions from the FAA to operate on behalf of the State Department for passenger flights.

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by airtran737
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Improves Project Oasis First Class
Replies: 33
Views: 5612

Re: American Airlines Improves Project Oasis First Class

And yet coach is left behind with sardine style seating that has minimal pitch and uncomfortable seats. Going for Great indeed.

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by airtran737
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Board of Directors/Shareholders view on Doug Parker
Replies: 30
Views: 7394

Re: AA Board of Directors/Shareholders view on Doug Parker

Last I saw, could be wrong now, AA had the largest profit out of any airline in the world. I’m not sure when you saw that but AA lags far behind UA and DL in the United States. In fact last quarter AA didn’t make money flying people, rather it was cargo and other revenue from credit cards which kep...

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by airtran737
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 140
Views: 12726

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020

https://www.fox17online.com/news/local- ... and-rapids

Allegiant announced BOS, AUS, & LAX as seasonal routes from GRR.
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https://www.fox17online.com/news/local- ... and-rapids

Allegiant announced BOS, AUS, & LAX as seasonal routes from GRR.

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by airtran737
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 140
Views: 12726

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020

AA in GRR is an absolute mess on the ramp at night. I believe they are up to 8 RON's with three gates. Envoy is consistently understaffed and flights go out late on a regular basis and sometimes wait a half hour to get parked. If AA is going to grow GRR they need to seriously look at how their opera...

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by airtran737
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to operate 10 B737s for Amazon
Replies: 67
Views: 12944

Re: Sun Country to operate 10 B737s for Amazon

I haven’t read the paywall article, but: 1) one of the SY execs went to Amazon Prime Air about a year ago. 2) It sounds like this will be pulling resources from scheduled ops judging from the reference to balancing flying from Summer to Winter. I see this as ominously negative for domestic passenge...

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by airtran737
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 824
Views: 168389

Re: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread

CRJ7 operations at Envoy Air are officially over. N542EA operated the last flight this afternoon; AA3757 MEM-ORD. 542 then ferried ORD-MQT for eventual transfer to PSA. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/N542EA Took them awhile but PSA’s throat slitting of the industry finally brings an en...

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by airtran737
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 824
Views: 168389

Re: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread

OKCDCA wrote:
Ziyulu wrote:
What's the current longest American Eagle flight?

I believe it’s DFW-STS on an E170 at 1495 miles.


Forgot about that one.

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by airtran737
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 824
Views: 168389

Re: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread

Ziyulu wrote:
What's the current longest American Eagle flight?


I believe it is DFW-YYC

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by airtran737
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Employee Survey
Replies: 36
Views: 6010

Re: AA Employee Survey

It doesn't matter how they adjust the survey. AA doesn't have the wherewithal to do anything to fix the negative answers which were in the last survey.

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by airtran737
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jumpseat Wars?
Replies: 32
Views: 9702

Re: Jumpseat Wars?

Republic has also picked a fight with AA and the wholly owned carriers denying them the use of D2 travel status and trying to force them to ask the gate agent to go outside their scope and list them as D6’s. This has caused quite a few WO pilots to decide to not make their jumpseat available when th...

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by airtran737
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 824
Views: 168389

Re: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread

tkoenig95 wrote:
Is there any talk of the Compass/AA contract going forward once expiration approaches?


I would expect to see them come to Envoy, and a shuffling of regional basing. Perhaps LAX becomes all SkyWest and then they drawdown their AA flying in DFW and ORD.

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