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Ispeakjive
05-23-2018, 08:32 AM
Anyone concerned about another delay in the acceptance of E-175's?

"The company recently deferred six Embraer E175 deliveries from the 2018-2019 period to after 2020. Partially offsetting these deferrals, Alaska will extend the lives of three Q400 turboprops that it had planned to retire in 2019. The net result is that Alaska's regional fleet is now set to shrink from 95 aircraft at the end of 2018 to 92 aircraft by the end of 2019."

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/alaska-airlines-delays-aircraft-deliveries-132500672.html

I thought that AK/QX was healthy and growing. (AK stopped approx 300 pilots short of their 2018 hiring goals). WTH...


WesternSkies
05-23-2018, 09:07 AM
The writer is one of the worst in the business.
Iíd be suspect of anything he says.

Ispeakjive
05-25-2018, 09:24 AM
The writer is one of the worst in the business.
Iíd be suspect of anything he says.

Lame answer dude. You must be a company pogue. I'd be suspect of anything you say. The hiring numbers are from AAG.

And then there is this: https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/66628-southwest-to-lease-10-slot-pairs-from-alaska


BigfatQ
05-25-2018, 09:56 AM
It didn't make sense to me anyways having this lonely skywest flight from Texas to LGA.

And in my opinion 4 percent growth are still pretty good. We have a bunch of debt to pay off. And if they defer 3 Embraers it actually makes no difference to any current pilots, I don't think we already have hired and trained enough pilots for 30 Embraers.

I'm conservative with my private spending so I like it when my company is too.

fivebyfive
05-25-2018, 07:25 PM
Lame answer dude. You must be a company pogue. I'd be suspect of anything you say. The hiring numbers are from AAG.

And then there is this: https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/66628-southwest-to-lease-10-slot-pairs-from-alaska

You either lead, follow or get out of the way. Looks like the latter is AS vision moving forward.

sailingfun
05-26-2018, 06:09 AM
You either lead, follow or get out of the way. Looks like the latter is AS vision moving forward.

I canít believe they are giving up LGA and DCA slots unless the lease rates are really high. Those slots are golden for profits.

amcnd
05-26-2018, 07:57 AM
I canít believe they are giving up LGA and DCA slots unless the lease rates are really high. Those slots are golden for profits.

If you have multiple destinations out of there. Not just DAL....

Fr8Thrust
05-30-2018, 10:32 AM
Itís all part of Alaskaís plan to kill VX and strong-arm QX with OO.

VX made money in NYC and DAL. How do they kill it? Buget cuts, closing the NYC base, and see how VX pax like flying on OO. Among other things, like putting then Airbus fleet on routes that donít perform to skew the numbers.

AS already contracted 35 175s with OO. The fact that AS canít offer the same to their only WO should speak volumes. Nobody should be able to justify QX getting less than their fair share.

Dashdrvr
05-30-2018, 11:25 AM
Itís all part of Alaskaís plan to kill VX and strong-arm QX with OO.

VX made money in NYC and DAL. How do they kill it? Buget cuts, closing the NYC base, and see how VX pax like flying on OO. Among other things, like putting then Airbus fleet on routes that donít perform to skew the numbers.

AS already contracted 35 175s with OO. The fact that AS canít offer the same to their only WO should speak volumes. Nobody should be able to justify QX getting less than their fair share.

Yup couldn't agree more:mad:

fivebyfive
06-01-2018, 03:55 PM
Itís all part of Alaskaís plan to kill VX and strong-arm QX with OO.

VX made money in NYC and DAL. How do they kill it? Buget cuts, closing the NYC base, and see how VX pax like flying on OO. Among other things, like putting then Airbus fleet on routes that donít perform to skew the numbers.

AS already contracted 35 175s with OO. The fact that AS canít offer the same to their only WO should speak volumes. Nobody should be able to justify QX getting less than their fair share.

QX just announced that multiple weeks of vacation are being added for E75 CA and FO (July - Sept). QX is also offering TOWP for both Embraer 175 CA and FO. During a pilot shortage at peak summer travel. It should go to reason that those 9 more E175s going to OO this year have nothing to do with staffing.

Flightsoffusion
06-01-2018, 06:53 PM
QX just announced that multiple weeks of vacation are being added for E75 CA and FO (July - Sept). QX is also offering TOWP for both Embraer 175 CA and FO. During a pilot shortage at peak summer travel. It should go to reason that those 9 more E175s going to OO this year have nothing to do with staffing.

While I absolutely don't dispute this, why are they still hiring? I'm suppose to be going up there to interview next week. Does it not make sense to do so? Just trying to figure out what's going on.