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Old 09-14-2007, 08:25 AM   #521 (permalink)
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That is not surprising. Wonder if the growth for this size flying was based on the availability of a less expensive option to perform 737-800 type flying, or if keeping some of the 737-800's on order is now a consideration. Boeing and Airbus do not seem to be in any hurry to get a 737, or A320, replacement to market.
I was told that our actual acquisition cost per MD90 was about 9 million. That takes into account the trade of three rj's per plane. even if it costs the same to get them line ready (which seems a little high) thats 18 mil. So we get and airplane with over 150 seat capacity for less than halve the cost of a new 70 rj. not mention all mx and training programs are already in place.

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I talked to Brian on Saturday...he offered me the 1 Oct class, but I had a last minute reserve commitment that I can't change and asked if I could push that back 2 months or so. He said no problem, there would be one class in December and a couple in January. He did not give me a specific date, but told me we'd hash it out in Nov. I'd assume if there is a Dec class, then there should probably be Nov classes.

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I was told that our actual acquisition cost per MD90 was about 9 million. That takes into account the trade of three rj's per plane. even if it costs the same to get them line ready (which seems a little high) thats 18 mil. So we get and airplane with over 150 seat capacity for less than halve the cost of a new 70 rj. not mention all mx and training programs are already in place.
It is great to see the RJs being traded in for mainline planes and jobs!
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Old 09-14-2007, 07:29 PM   #524 (permalink)
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Old 09-15-2007, 07:30 PM   #525 (permalink)
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It is great to see the RJs being traded in for mainline planes and jobs!
An airplane that has a Range of 2100nm and has a capacity of near a DC9 is in NO WAY a Regional Aircraft.. in my opinion the CRJ700, 900 and the EMB 170 175 need to be at MAIN LINE PERIOD.. what the Hell Happen to Scope. also explain if Ma Delta is getting rid of the RJs why was Pinnacle, Comair, Mesa awarded the CRJ 900, Maybe I am not seeing the BIG PICTURE
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Old 09-16-2007, 05:34 AM   #526 (permalink)
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Blk Flyer - your instincts are correct.

But, Ma Delta is not getting rid of RJ's. They are allowed to increase in numbers 3 to 1 with the addition of each mainline aircraft. Delta flying will be more than 50% performed by contractors (if that is not already the case).

I guess the issue might be that the RJ's are now financed by third party operators instead of Ma Delta. Comments I've been reading elsewhere suggest that Delta is being careful and conservative with fleet purchases. (Delta's fleet is young by NorthWest standards )

Mainline airplanes are more efficient CASM and with the limitations of traffic flow at hub airports you and I can hope the trend swings back towards mainline aircraft and we (Delta pilots and Delta Management) do not negotiate to send more flying out the door to contractors.
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"Have dones",

Could anyone give me any guidance on the preferred color of the tie?

How red? I guess not too red to take attention away, but what shade? Cardinal or Crimson?

No, I am not gay, just that attention to detail thing.

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"Have dones",

Could anyone give me any guidance on the preferred color of the tie?

How red? I guess not too red to take attention away, but what shade? Cardinal or Crimson?

No, I am not gay, just that attention to detail thing.

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Pink with purple polka dots! I've heard that the first person with a tan suit would get a dinner with the execs for their courage. I don't take any responsibility with that though!
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Pink with purple polka dots! I've heard that the first person with a tan suit would get a dinner with the execs for their courage. I don't take any responsibility with that though!
Heard BB say that when he hears of someone showing up in a brown suit he will drop everything, take them to lunch, and give them a Crown Club Card!!

Seriously, suit and tie colors DO NOT MATTER as long as it looks sharp and professional!!! Crisp suit, pressed shirt, matching tie, polished shoes. It's a big league interview just dress the part.

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In a room full of guys wearing navy blue suits with white shirts and burgundy ties, do you want to be the one guy with a brown suit?
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