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Old 11-28-2008, 09:04 PM   #1  
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i hear through word of mouth that rah is interested in buying compass. from what i hear compass has an airbus certificate which is the reason rah wants to buy them. all i can say is this....if rah gets their hands on compass EVERYONE dreaming of that glamorous job at a major can kiss that dream away! this is quite possibly the turning point of this whole industry. you think its bad now? it is going to get a lot worse if this happens. airlines will slowly become nothing more than ticket sellers and rah (which is pretty much just a pilot contract service anyway) will staff those airplanes with some of the cheapest pilots around. bye bye airline pilot dream job. hello 60k/year airbus captain with 10 days off a month!
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Old 11-28-2008, 09:26 PM   #2  
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Why didn't rah just give skybus $35 million and then buy them when they went under if they wanted a certificate with a bus on it?







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Old 11-28-2008, 10:12 PM   #3  
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i hear through word of mouth that rah is interested in buying compass. from what i hear compass has an airbus certificate which is the reason rah wants to buy them. all i can say is this....if rah gets their hands on compass EVERYONE dreaming of that glamorous job at a major can kiss that dream away! this is quite possibly the turning point of this whole industry. you think its bad now? it is going to get a lot worse if this happens. airlines will slowly become nothing more than ticket sellers and rah (which is pretty much just a pilot contract service anyway) will staff those airplanes with some of the cheapest pilots around. bye bye airline pilot dream job. hello 60k/year airbus captain with 10 days off a month!
Sorry but while RAH probably wants compass it isn't because of a mythical airbus ticket. With 4.5 certificates on hand they don't need another one.
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Old 11-28-2008, 11:25 PM   #4  
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I want to buy compass too, but Im having a little trouble getting financing. Anyone wanna help me out?
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BB just doesn't want competition. Now he's going to have to compete with Compass for DCI flying with the E-jets.
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It is very unlikely that DAL/NWA will sell Compass to us, Delta has mastered the art of whipsaw, and would more likely want two E175 carriers so they can force us both to keep our costs down. That being said, DAL has no love for wholly owned carriers, regardless of what they are saying now about preffering them, just look what they have done to Comair.
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even if they had one aiplane on the ticket, they would still have to do proving runs to get it on the op specs.. sooooo, this rule could apply to any of the other 4 certs they have someone said. no benefit to buy compass for an "airbus" on the ticket.. has no merit as an argument
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i hear through word of mouth that rah is interested in buying compass. from what i hear compass has an airbus certificate which is the reason rah wants to buy them. all i can say is this....if rah gets their hands on compass EVERYONE dreaming of that glamorous job at a major can kiss that dream away! this is quite possibly the turning point of this whole industry. you think its bad now? it is going to get a lot worse if this happens. airlines will slowly become nothing more than ticket sellers and rah (which is pretty much just a pilot contract service anyway) will staff those airplanes with some of the cheapest pilots around. bye bye airline pilot dream job. hello 60k/year airbus captain with 10 days off a month!

heads up there, compass certified with an RJ200, not the Airbus.
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heads up there, compass certified with an RJ200, not the Airbus.
NWA bought the old IndyAir cert when they went under. That's why Compass HQ is Chantilly, VA and not DTW or MSP.

IndyAir had CRJ200s and A320s. Compass started with one CRJ200.

Has the A320 been removed from the Compass certificate?
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NWA bought the old IndyAir cert when they went under. That's why Compass HQ is Chantilly, VA and not DTW or MSP.

IndyAir had CRJ200s and A320s. Compass started with one CRJ200.

Has the A320 been removed from the Compass certificate?

As far as I knew it hasn't, maybe someone from Comapss can chime in.
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