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fortyeight
10-23-2018, 07:09 AM
Guys and gals that have been here a while. Have we ever had a consistent presence west of the Mississippi?

It's almost as if Republic doesn't have any plans on being anything other than the east coast airline. If Skywest can get in to LGA whats stopping Republic from moving west? Our codeshare partners? BB's complete inability to see the value in having a western presence? Too far from the Mecca in Indy? I was hoping with IAH opening up we'd see some more (at the very least) southwestern region flying. But all we do is route through EWR or LGA and spend our days twiddling our thumbs while we wait for that EDCT. I've been here 3 years and upgrade in a few months in to EWR, so it doesn't really matter. But western options would do wonders for this place.

I'm sure all airlines are the same, but the lack of information from the top is unreal. We lose American and Delta in Chicago, no word from the company. Lost flying to Airwhiskey, Envoy and Skyw, no word from the company. For all the pros this company has to offer, there sure are a lot of cons. :confused:


pilotdream90
10-23-2018, 07:34 AM
Guys and gals that have been here a while. Have we ever had a consistent presence west of the Mississippi?

It's almost as if Republic doesn't have any plans on being anything other than the east coast airline. If Skywest can get in to LGA whats stopping Republic from moving west? Our codeshare partners? BB's complete inability to see the value in having a western presence? Too far from the Mecca in Indy? I was hoping with IAH opening up we'd see some more (at the very least) southwestern region flying. But all we do is route through EWR or LGA and spend our days twiddling our thumbs while we wait for that EDCT. I've been here 3 years and upgrade in a few months in to EWR, so it doesn't really matter. But western options would do wonders for this place.

I'm sure all airlines are the same, but the lack of information from the top is unreal. We lose American and Delta in Chicago, no word from the company. Lost flying to Airwhiskey, Envoy and Skyw, no word from the company. For all the pros this company has to offer, there sure are a lot of cons. :confused:

Did we lose American and delta in Chicago recently? Where can i read about this?

TheWeatherman
10-23-2018, 07:35 AM
BB was interested in expanding westward and buying TSA was supposed to provide that. However, when that deal fell through I supposed our prospects of flying to the west coast fell through with that. However, I have seen some more New Mexico, Colorado, SLC, and Montana flying lately.


TheWeatherman
10-23-2018, 07:36 AM
Did we lose American and delta in Chicago recently? Where can i read about this?
American went to wholly owned at ORD more then a year ago. Delta went to Skywest 6 months ago however I heard we are getting a few of those lines back at ORD.

ChopNDrop
10-23-2018, 07:56 AM
Guys and gals that have been here a while. Have we ever had a consistent presence west of the Mississippi?

It's almost as if Republic doesn't have any plans on being anything other than the east coast airline. If Skywest can get in to LGA whats stopping Republic from moving west? Our codeshare partners? BB's complete inability to see the value in having a western presence? Too far from the Mecca in Indy? I was hoping with IAH opening up we'd see some more (at the very least) southwestern region flying. But all we do is route through EWR or LGA and spend our days twiddling our thumbs while we wait for that EDCT. I've been here 3 years and upgrade in a few months in to EWR, so it doesn't really matter. But western options would do wonders for this place.

I'm sure all airlines are the same, but the lack of information from the top is unreal. We lose American and Delta in Chicago, no word from the company. Lost flying to Airwhiskey, Envoy and Skyw, no word from the company. For all the pros this company has to offer, there sure are a lot of cons. :confused:

I'm hoping that is why we are hiring like it's going out of style.. maybe bolstering our depth on the bench to make a run at a few of these contracts that will be open in the '19-'21 time frame? The only thing that makes me hesitant to this theory is that we don't/won't have any new aircraft unless this LOI turns into a firm order.... :rolleyes:

TJBrass
10-23-2018, 08:03 AM
The "West Coast" question was often asked during the time WH was there.

"too far from the IND/CMH maintenance footprint" was generally the response.

fortyeight
10-23-2018, 10:02 AM
Did we lose American and delta in Chicago recently? Where can i read about this?

We haven’t had AA in Chicago in over 2 years and Delta went away the beginning of this year. Nothing to really read about. Republic just isn’t good at appealing to the codeshare partners unless it adversely affect an outstation or NY.

Geardownflaps30
10-24-2018, 08:55 AM
We’ve had both crew AND mtc bases in Denver several times. Stay in the industry long enough and you’ll see the flying shifts around over time. Change is the one constant.

Viking6
10-24-2018, 10:42 AM
Republic management is very adverse to western bases. Yes we had DEN twice, but only for a total of 3 years. Most was Q400 flying. We also had a very small base in IFP (Laughlin/Bullhead), but we had less the 20 pilots in that base.

Do not come to republic expecting a west coast base. Plenty of west coast regionals, and republic is not one of them.

Tpinks
10-24-2018, 03:15 PM
7/9 of my overnights in Novermeber are west of the Mississippi with 4 of those seven being in the Mountain Time Zone.

Sure we could fly more out there, and I would love that, but to say we only fly east of the Mississippi is sort of stretch. Now if your strictly talking bases than it's a pretty fair statement.

glassnpowder98
10-24-2018, 07:24 PM
The "West Coast" question was often asked during the time WH was there.

"too far from the IND/CMH maintenance footprint" was generally the response.

I asked the question in ground school when one of the management types made his appearance. This was pretty much his answer adding that to recover from an aircraft going down for mx on the west coast would require too much time and probably a fuel stop from our current mx bases.

With scope being maxed out it would take a large shift of flying to support essentially starting a self supported west coast operation for Republic. I wouldn’t count on that anytime soon.

ChopNDrop
10-25-2018, 04:02 AM
I asked the question in ground school when one of the management types made his appearance. This was pretty much his answer adding that to recover from an aircraft going down for mx on the west coast would require too much time and probably a fuel stop from our current mx bases.

With scope being maxed out it would take a large shift of flying to support essentially starting a self supported west coast operation for Republic. I wouldn’t count on that anytime soon.

This.. to add to it, we were told that new bases/size of current bases probably wouldn't change much this next calendar year. FWIW

OffAtTango
03-29-2019, 06:51 AM
Looks like we are flying to Tucson, Arizona in June.

170driver
03-29-2019, 06:54 AM
Looks like we are flying to Tucson, Arizona in June.



From where?


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OffAtTango
03-29-2019, 06:59 AM
From where?


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Denver

June 6-19

KCaviator
03-29-2019, 12:06 PM
We’ll be flying to TUS for like 2 weeks in June.

Edit: Ah damn, just saw this was posted above.

TheWeatherman
03-29-2019, 12:42 PM
Tuscon?? We are only one state away from the West Coast!!!!

05Duramax
03-29-2019, 05:20 PM
What? We're opening a base in Denver. Let's start a new rumor!

stabapch
03-29-2019, 08:10 PM
Don’t we have trips to BZN? That’s kind of out west.

direct2entent
03-30-2019, 08:36 AM
Holding out for the Seattle base

MuPpET
03-30-2019, 08:55 AM
Holding out for the Seattle base

Hold out for horizon, cpz or skywest

Excargodog
03-30-2019, 11:25 AM
Holding out for the Seattle base

Yeah. So are a bunch of Horizon FOs who don’t want to fly out of PAE.

I think their odds are better than yours.

;)

fortyeight
03-30-2019, 05:23 PM
We’ll be flying to TUS for like 2 weeks in June.

Edit: Ah damn, just saw this was posted above.

Why only 2 weeks? Let me guess, Skywest needs it covered...

And where did you find this info?

captive apple
03-30-2019, 06:59 PM
Why only 2 weeks? Let me guess, Skywest needs it covered...

And where did you find this info?

Why would you guess that and how do you find self worth in imaging it?
Skywest is currently only flying 200s on that route. Republics 9:40AM flight is currently a mainline aircraft which down gauges.

fortyeight
03-30-2019, 08:06 PM
Why would you guess that and how do you find self worth in imaging it?
Skywest is currently only flying 200s on that route. Republics 9:40AM flight is currently a mainline aircraft which down gauges.

Wrong. Skywest operates a 175 on that route.

Random Task
03-31-2019, 01:04 PM
Can someone actually answer the question of where this info is coming from?

sn00p
03-31-2019, 02:13 PM
Can someone actually answer the question of where this info is coming from?

One way is to go to the United App or United site and input DEN-TUS starting on 6/6 I believe.

That’s the only method I’ve figured out so far.

KCaviator
03-31-2019, 04:53 PM
Can someone actually answer the question of where this info is coming from?

Market Planning under the “Departments” tab on the intranet, then click “Airports Served.” Doesn’t show what the actual routes are; it takes a little more digging to find that info.

It’s a nice way of seeing what our flying looks like for a few months out, instead of relying on stupid rumors on the Facebook page.



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