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by dstblj52
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Delta Doing?
Replies: 178
Views: 33878

Re: What is Delta Doing?

The problem with Delta is how old their fleet is. So many old 320, 757, 767 etc. that need to be replaced. And that needs money and debt. AA is pretty much done with its fleet renewal. Yes, Delta's fleet is older than American's. Even if each airline takes 200 deliveries, as noted by jbs2886, Ameri...

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by dstblj52
Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 at CLT
Replies: 23
Views: 4886

Re: Delta 757 at CLT

As has been mentioned in other threads, DL is picking up some cargo work using 757s this month. DL88XX flight numbers, DL89XX flight numbers are for NBA I believe https://i.imgur.com/2grdNPh.png https://www.linkedin.com/posts/delta-cargo_we-are-looking-forward-to-our-april-schedule-activity-6782716...

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by dstblj52
Sun Mar 21, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Happen to ASE as the CRJ-700 Sunsets?
Replies: 104
Views: 10076

Re: What Will Happen to ASE as the CRJ-700 Sunsets?

There’s only one commercial operator currently flying into ASE. All of the United, American and former Delta flights are operated by Skywest. Republic (Q400s) and Envoy (CRJ-700) used to operate into ASE, but no longer do. Unless something changes, once the CRJ-700 goes away there will be no commer...

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by dstblj52
Sun Mar 21, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Happen to ASE as the CRJ-700 Sunsets?
Replies: 104
Views: 10076

Re: What Will Happen to ASE as the CRJ-700 Sunsets?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
I presume, despite MTOGW over 86,000#, the E175 is scope compliant for SKW mainline partners.

E175 skywest operates has a paper reduced mtow to 86K

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by dstblj52
Sun Mar 21, 2021 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA close their BNA hub?
Replies: 136
Views: 15481

Re: Why did AA close their BNA hub?

And yet CLT is here and huge while BNA is not. It is a combination of factors, but somehow it worked out in CLT's favor quite strongly. Heck, you said "CLT Survived because of geographical position" a few posts up. Yes, but my broader point is the geographic differences between CLT and BN...

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by dstblj52
Sun Mar 21, 2021 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA close their BNA hub?
Replies: 136
Views: 15481

Re: Why did AA close their BNA hub?

There's a reason no one really has a hub in mid country midsize cities anymore. BNA, STL, CVG, MEM, CLE.... Bingo. In the days when 72Ss, S80s, and early 737s couldn't fly reliable transcons yearround, it made sense to have those kind of mid-country hubs. In the days where 737s, A32X, and even A220...

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by dstblj52
Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed Order for 4 RR 787-10s in February 2021
Replies: 129
Views: 20307

Re: Undisclosed Order for 4 RR 787-10s in February 2021

Has anything been cancelled that might have similar value or credit?

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by dstblj52
Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1256
Views: 228966

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

Realistically, AA does not need to have three wholly owned regional airlines and two wholly owned ground handlers. AA has done wholly-owned regional consolidation before - that's how we got American Eagle Airlines (MQ) in the first place. I think that market conditions are moving such that it could...

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by dstblj52
Fri Jan 29, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PSA/CRJ Grounding?
Replies: 47
Views: 6975

Re: PSA/CRJ Grounding?

psa is a small airline that had a lot of growth over the last 5 years it might have an overwhelmed engineering department thats certainly possible Owned by the largest airline in the world. Give me a break. Not excusing but regionals even wholly owned regionals operate wholly independently of mainl...

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by dstblj52
Fri Jan 29, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PSA/CRJ Grounding?
Replies: 47
Views: 6975

Re: PSA/CRJ Grounding?

How does an operator miss an inspection by SIX YEARS?! There’s no excuse for this. If PSA wasn’t on the WO chopping block before, they better be now. I can see it happening if the engineering department at the airline doesn’t have the appropriate checks and balances to ensure that every Airworthine...

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by dstblj52
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About DL's MEM Hub Closure
Replies: 130
Views: 14004

Re: Question About DL's MEM Hub Closure

You are neglecting the passenger experience. Delta still (or at least before covid) offers CVG and RDU for connections. And those are the two nicest connecting experiences you will find in the US. ATL is always a shoulder to shoulder madhouse and way too much walking is involved at DTW and MSP. I'l...

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by dstblj52
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About DL's MEM Hub Closure
Replies: 130
Views: 14004

Re: Question About DL's MEM Hub Closure

Yes but as I stated it was well documented that Detroit was piced over CVG because the cancellation of the agreement would be to expensive and 1 had to close. Family were stockholders in Delta as long as I can remember. There wer comments in some of those about CVG vs DTW. Cost won out as CVG had a...

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by dstblj52
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1256
Views: 228966

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

RJET to close its Miami crew base effective April 1. With loss of MIA flying, RJET will be gaining "Northeast" flying from AA in return. https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/99760-republic-airways-to-close-miami-crew-base-in-2q21 Read: Expect Republic to take over some of that E145 fly...

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by dstblj52
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Air Group to operate 737s for DHL
Replies: 67
Views: 14328

Re: Mesa Air Group to operate 737s for DHL

Has the -600F been certified yet (since the decision to deploy them to Europe)? Yes it has. It was even involved in a runway incursion with none other than the chief pilot at the helm: http://avherald.com/h?article=4e1ebdea "they keep breaking their old stuff so let's give them new stuff inste...

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by dstblj52
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no second commercial airport for Atlanta?
Replies: 186
Views: 22009

Re: Why no second commercial airport for Atlanta?

What most people miss is the increased competition a second airport might bring. The situation at ATL makes it very difficult for an airline to enter that market on any scale because the deck is stacked against them. We always seem to think for some reason that what's good for a certain business or...

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by dstblj52
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no second commercial airport for Atlanta?
Replies: 186
Views: 22009

Re: Why no second commercial airport for Atlanta?

From an out of stater, I don’t consider LZU part of Atlanta. To me, and solely in my opinion, it’s look to be too far away from Atlanta. Kinda like Tampa and Lakeland or Ft Myers and Punta Gorda. Allegiant would be the only player, in my opinion, to go. Allegiant loves those small little airports t...

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by dstblj52
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no second commercial airport for Atlanta?
Replies: 186
Views: 22009

Re: Why no second commercial airport for Atlanta?

What most people miss is the increased competition a second airport might bring. The situation at ATL makes it very difficult for an airline to enter that market on any scale because the deck is stacked against them. We always seem to think for some reason that what's good for a certain business or...

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by dstblj52
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul
Replies: 225
Views: 41485

Re: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul

In the EU your vacation, medical support/sick leave, maternity etc, is a million times better, and is guaranteed - it's not something you have to negotiate in a contract with your union against your dodgy US company carrier. In most EU countries you get 4 weeks of paid vacation if not more, guarant...

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by dstblj52
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 52
Views: 4288

Re: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2021

I’m surprised no one has mentioned the former Sheraton convention center complex will be imploded later this year in preparation for the 6th runway. I wouldn't be surprised if the project got put on hold for a couple of years. It won't be be needed for a long time. they own the land so will the run...

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by dstblj52
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul
Replies: 225
Views: 41485

Re: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul

At least at one point I thought the Norwegian group had an air leasing arm that included circa 100 B737s and circa 100 A32X in order? Were the 787s also leased off another part of the Norwegian group of companies or were they leased from totally independent leasesers? If it was the former then the ...

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by dstblj52
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1226
Views: 273948

Re: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly

MD-90 N908DA flew BYH-VCV today following in the footsteps of sistership N962DN (12/18/20). Anybody knows who supplied the pilots? I presume it was DL pilots, since it flew under a DL callsign. pretty sure delta pilots have scope rules on the dl callsign along with paint and a bunch of other things

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by dstblj52
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul
Replies: 225
Views: 41485

Re: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul

I realize it will likely NEVER happen, but if MOL at Ryanair ever wanted to execute on his once-discussed longhaul LCC dream, now would be the time to do it. You have cheap airplanes, cheap crews wanting to work and a leisure market likely to rebound well once the Covid vaccine is widely distribute...

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by dstblj52
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Becoming a commercial pilot with funky military history?
Replies: 6
Views: 2055

Re: Becoming a commercial pilot with funky military history?

you would probably be fine now you and everyone else is not likely to get hired for the next 3-4 years but honestly im not sure the airlines would ask as the automated systems and first level of hiring is very focused on checking boxes did you go to college, did you fly in the military, how many hou...

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by dstblj52
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates unveils new Premium Economy Class
Replies: 101
Views: 12966

Re: Emirates unveils new Premium Economy Class

Whats so special about this? Underwhelming to say the least. Such an overrated airline. Ok so I am guessing you are not an EK fan and it’s fair to say I am. I’ve flown all over the globe with them in y j and F and I have found them to offer the best service and best cabins of any airline globally. ...

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by dstblj52
Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa signs updated CPA with AA
Replies: 50
Views: 8993

Re: Mesa signs updated CPA with AA

J.O. keeps pulling rabbits out of a hat. First, the dozen additional freighters announced last week, now more AA CPA aircraft. I'm trying to figure out what the five are covering - by my math there was no room for those airplanes in scope based on what has already been announced/planned. Since it i...

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by dstblj52
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaints coming in about the new SLC terminal
Replies: 141
Views: 22166

Re: Complaints coming in about the new SLC terminal

Except DEN added the issue of no pedestrian tunnels in addition to the trains. fair except that is a much easier retrofit later on if and hopefully when they fix that Not sure if it’s an easy fix, otherwise, they would have done it by now. DEN badly needs them. well its easier than expanding the ar...

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by dstblj52
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaints coming in about the new SLC terminal
Replies: 141
Views: 22166

Re: Complaints coming in about the new SLC terminal

Airports main goal unofficially is to keep delta happy. They worked with delta in planning and delta paid out of pocket for things they wanted so I think they are happy. The old SLC airport was uniquely fast for locals because it was too small and never designed for the numbers delta connects thru ...

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by dstblj52
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaints coming in about the new SLC terminal
Replies: 141
Views: 22166

Re: Complaints coming in about the new SLC terminal

Airports main goal unofficially is to keep delta happy. They worked with delta in planning and delta paid out of pocket for things they wanted so I think they are happy. The old SLC airport was uniquely fast for locals because it was too small and never designed for the numbers delta connects thru ...

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by dstblj52
Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The perpetual failure of the smallest variant.
Replies: 74
Views: 8956

Re: The perpetual failure of the smallest variant.

93Sierra wrote:
What about the ejet or the crj family?

the fact that most of them fly under scope restricting traditional market rules buy differentiating labor rates

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by dstblj52
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pratt announces GTF at 99.98% dispatch reliability
Replies: 10
Views: 3262

Re: Pratt announces GTF at 99.98% dispatch reliability

sefran was claiming 99.8 two years ago and i have not been able to find better numbers so im assuming they are at a similar level at this point

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by dstblj52
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 College Football Charter Thread
Replies: 218
Views: 21049

Re: 2020 College Football Charter Thread

ibthebigd wrote:
Will WSU have to pay for the Charter they didn't use?

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

Possibly not sure what the exact contractural terms are in this case

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by dstblj52
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT - gate D6
Replies: 23
Views: 3116

Re: CLT - gate D6

HP never flew the CRJs. They were flown by Mesa correct but they were in the HP system and protocals . . . Which is what I meant. They had to be released through SHARES, so they needed gates with SHARES. There was not a whole lot of pmHP mainline flying at CLT pre-integration so the CR9s were the p...

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by dstblj52
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT - gate D6
Replies: 23
Views: 3116

Re: CLT - gate D6

This will be a return back to the E gates. US/HP had the 170s/175s use the E gates when they were first introduced in CLT in the mid- to late 2000s. Right. Originally the CR9s used low C gates because they were pmHP aircraft and those were the gates with SHARES. East cut over to SHARES in March of ...

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by dstblj52
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is gojet the next regional to fall
Replies: 37
Views: 5280

Re: Is gojet the next regional to fall

I would venture that this is the plan for these frames to go to ZW. There's a reason that they have an Elite CR7 leased and on-property. UA would still probably be short 50 seater lift at ORD if they retired all the ZW CR2's, but then again ZW would have no trouble hiring to grow right now and oper...

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by dstblj52
Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines orders more Boeing MAX 9
Replies: 135
Views: 17837

Re: Alaska Airlines orders more Boeing MAX 9

ALK made an 8-K SEC filing today. New agreement in principle adds 23 orders plus 15 options to airline’s overall order Alaska is scheduled to receive 13 planes in 2021; 30 in 2022; 13 in 2023; and 12 in 2024. The delivery schedule will largely replace Alaska’s Airbus fleet and moves the airline sub...

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by dstblj52
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Christoph Mueller to head Swissport
Replies: 18
Views: 2086

Re: Christoph Mueller to head Swissport

On subject, Christopher will do a good job. I don't think Swissport is financially strained, is it? Their BRU station went bankrupt and closed earlier this year. I know they are struggling in AMS as well. I don't know how it is in the US, but in Europe the handling agent business cut throat, and ru...

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by dstblj52
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Leahy blames the engines for the A380 failure-in service in 10 years? 2nd life after 2024?
Replies: 476
Views: 55933

Re: Could A380s have a second life from maybe 2024?

These threads remind me of the 717 threads. The difference is Delta and Volotea both put them into low utilization duty and could rely on extensive existing support networks (MD-80 for airframe, the large business jet fleet with BR700 engines). We can say the same on the A340 (A330 and other CFM-56...

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by dstblj52
Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Equipment Choices For Low Capacity And Seasonal Routes
Replies: 1
Views: 1625

Re: Equipment Choices For Low Capacity And Seasonal Routes

F demand, capacity, fleeting planning or more are possible reasons

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by dstblj52
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Toxic fumes
Replies: 8
Views: 2029

Re: Toxic fumes

Strebav8or wrote:
Seems to be prevalent problem, if you read any other av news site, with the A318-319/320/321.

mostly on iae engined aircraft interestingly enough

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by dstblj52
Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1256
Views: 228966

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

dalmit wrote:
FlyingElvii wrote:


Was only on the ground a short while. Likely crew change and fuel.


Crew Change? I get the fuel stop but do they need two crews to fly from Maryland to Arizona?

depends on how much time was left on the duty day of the ferry crew

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by dstblj52
Mon Dec 14, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa signs updated CPA with AA
Replies: 50
Views: 8993

Re: Mesa signs updated CPA with AA

Congratulations to Mesa on a good quarter! 1) I can't find a clear delineation of which seven aircraft, only a note that possibly the 2015 built Next Gen 900s, N952-955LR and 957-959LR might be the aircraft owned by AAG, and leased to Mesa at present. Regardless of the exact tail numbers though, in...

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by dstblj52
Sun Dec 13, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer delivers six E175 at a time to Mesa Airlines / United Express
Replies: 24
Views: 5228

Re: Embraer delivers six E175 at a time to Mesa Airlines / United Express

are these UA owned aircraft or did mesa purchase them? Owned by United. Wait are these cause mesa is claiming they own them on their investor page, this was part of a major order united made a few years ago but mesa agreed to take over financing of these aircraft to win the big right? http://invest...

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by dstblj52
Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa signs updated CPA with AA
Replies: 50
Views: 8993

Re: Mesa signs updated CPA with AA

Congratulations to Mesa on a good quarter! That said, this is no time to rest on your laurels. Nobody seems to be mentioning the two greatest cautions in that new CPA with AA: 1) from currently operating 47 aircraft to celebrating a new deal for only 40 means 7 are missing? oh wait... AA owns 7 don...

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by dstblj52
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1064
Views: 177180

Re: Norwegian News and Discussion - 2020

I honestly cannot believe this airline is still in business. They were not sustainable during the good times, why do creditors keep thinking it’ll work now? If they want to have any chance at surviving, they need to close their long haul and focus on short haul. Lessors take the las stroh to keap t...

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by dstblj52
Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is gojet the next regional to fall
Replies: 37
Views: 5280

Re: Is gojet the next regional to fall

I would venture that this is the plan for these frames to go to ZW. There's a reason that they have an Elite CR7 leased and on-property. UA would still probably be short 50 seater lift at ORD if they retired all the ZW CR2's, but then again ZW would have no trouble hiring to grow right now and oper...

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by dstblj52
Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is gojet the next regional to fall
Replies: 37
Views: 5280

Re: Is gojet the next regional to fall

What deal are you speaking of? I honestly didn't know anyone tried to buy G7 but I'm interested to hear about it, I've never really been a fan of them just because of how they got started but it's interesting to find out that anyone would want to buy them. republic tried to buy the whole enterprise...

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by dstblj52
Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is gojet the next regional to fall
Replies: 37
Views: 5280

Re: Is gojet the next regional to fall

You’re correct with the flights. Also MDW, MLB, GSP, and TLH. DHs, from my understanding, are minimal though due to the SDF flights since it’s a crew base. IND has some IND-DTW-SDF/LEX-ATL routings as well. I’d expect more outstations to be added out of ATL next month. That seems to be the latest w...

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by dstblj52
Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is gojet the next regional to fall
Replies: 37
Views: 5280

Re: Is gojet the next regional to fall

republic tried to buy the whole enterprise compass transstates and gojet when they were looking for something to buy but instead bought frontier because united said no If it was prior to the Frontier purchase then it must have just included Trans States and GoJet since Delta didn't sell Compass to ...

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by dstblj52
Tue Dec 08, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is gojet the next regional to fall
Replies: 37
Views: 5280

Re: Is gojet the next regional to fall

UA could acquire G7, C5, and ZW and merge these three carriers into a single regional airline in order to better compete against AA, DL, and AS who have regional airline subsidiaries. AA could also merge its PT and OH subsidiaries into MQ. It also probably makes sense for AA to merge PT and MQ due ...

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by dstblj52
Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is gojet the next regional to fall
Replies: 37
Views: 5280

Re: Is gojet the next regional to fall

TWA772LR wrote:
Their 550s can be easily absorbed with any existing US regional. I'm sure Air Wisconsin is chomping at the bit to get their hands on them, or they'll be the next to go, too.

not any but any crj operator certainly

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