This is my opinion only... I am not speaking for or on behalf of ExpressJet.
Quoting sldispatcher (Reply 82):It's ExpressJet...and that's exactly what I am talking about. Their operations people are completely falling behind, thus the company and airline is falling behind. Im talking about the same company that cancels flights but fails to notify the stations or crews and they only find out when the plane is boarded and the captain tries to run his numbers and he can't. The people are NOT to blame for the financial losses, but they are to blame for the performance.
If this is going to become the blame game, then ask the pilots who "accidently" missed their deadhead to IAH
from 3 hours prior, then call scheduling and tell them they are still in OKC
needing a hotel room? Also, ask the FA
's who refused a trip because they weren't "notified" properly by a phone call or Crew Tracker in the Hub - do we need to hold their hand as well? Once again, how is this the fault of the Dispatcher in OCC
Outstations are notified by OCC
- however, if its an Eagle/DGS/GAT
or split UA
Mainline/Eagle operation such as DSM
/etc. - these stations don't pick the phone up, nor talk to each other because they will say "thats the other side... cal them". Once again, if the want to go back and use Y messages or email for everything, I'm sure the OCC
would have NO problems doing that for them.
Quoting ual777 (Reply 80):It is true. Are you blaming the poor contracts on the poor operational performance? No. The employees have control over the performance. Scheduling, Dispatch, Crews. If they aren't stepping up to the plate and doing their part to at least run the airline halfway decent then there is nobody to blame but themselves.
Hang on there cowboy... Dispatchers are doing their part. It's not the Dispatchers fault if scheduling doesn't have the staff to pick up when the pilot calls allegedly for an extension time? Unfortunately, that's not their responsibility.
Quoting N353SK (Reply 81):Their jobs. It's as simple as that. You can't blame poor performance on poor contracts. You blame it on poor attitudes of those working for ExpressJet and them not performing to the standards they should be.[Edited 2014-03-09 15:53:01]
This is what Legacy ExpressJet from IAH
did to themselves. Their management signed the contracts with UA
and with CO
. They were losing money hand over fist; however, this is now a SkyWest problem? These contracts should be amended, to actual do-able rates with UA
, then also IMHO take the crew bases in CLE
and close them. Reallocate these crews to EWR
along with take the EP
's and 37 seaters to the desert and actually make a working operation with available spare crews and aircraft.
Most (not all) of the issues are self inflicted gunshot wounds to the foot. Don't make Dispatch cause of all the issues - they are doing their part, and doing it rather well.