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Old 01-28-2009, 11:26 AM   #1  
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Exclamation Eagle International????

I just ran across this online:

American Airlines Announces New “Eagle International”™ Service

Eagle International™ to Operate New York to London flights on Bombardier C-Series Aircraft
FORT WORTH, Texas – American Airlines(AMR) has today announced innovative plans to bring the efficiencies of regional jet travel to the international market by 2012. A new subsidiary of AMR, Eagle International, will operate daily passenger flights from New York’s JFK airport to London’s Heathrow airport on Bombardier C-Series jets, which are currently being designed.
The aircraft, currently under development, will be designed to comfortably carry 100 passengers in a two class configuration, with American Airline’s Flagship™ Lie Flat business class seats. The fourteen Eagle International planes will be equipped with free AVOD in both classes, as well as free Satellite TV.
American Airlines CEO Gerard Aprey said, “We are excited that American will continue to the lead the way in our industry, this time by bringing the frequency and cost benefits of regional jet travel to the trans-Atlantic market.” Jane F. Garvey, who sits on Bombardier’s Board of Directors, commented that, “Bombardier is pleased that our new, long range, fuel efficient aircraft will be able to serve customers both on domestic and international flights.”
American Airlines has not yet released details about the purchase of the fourteen aircraft.
About American Airlines
American Airlines, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® airlines serve 250 cities in 40 countries with, on average, more than 3,400 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American's award-winning Web site,®, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members serve nearly 700 destinations in over 140 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. American Airlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection,, We know why you fly and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR)
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Old 01-28-2009, 11:36 AM   #2  
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Can you say "Scope Violation"? Won't happen unless it's mainline pilots.
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Old 01-28-2009, 12:43 PM   #3  
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Is it April 1 already?
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Old 01-28-2009, 01:22 PM   #4  
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It explains the rush to close the Eagle BOS base and open JFK in such a hurry.

Now if they could just explain why they didn't bother to put in a crew room for them yet.

Arpey is certainly leading the industry in new and inventive ways to upset its pilots. I don't think he could have bothered APA more if he tried. What an idiot to do this during negotiations.
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Old 01-28-2009, 01:36 PM   #5  
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What an idiot to do this during negotiations.

Yeah how foolish of him to announce this and then sit back and watch the AA pilots figure out how to buy this flying back in contract negotiations. What a fool! (sarcasm)
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Old 01-28-2009, 01:37 PM   #6  
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would anyone expect any less from someone who would rather take a biz jet before riding with his own crews? This has to be some sort of joke.
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Old 01-28-2009, 02:20 PM   #7  
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They also took "gullible" out of the dictionary...
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Old 01-28-2009, 02:56 PM   #8  
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Just look at the Bombardier website at the C-Series specs. Sorry, even the souped up model doesn't have that kind of range. Fun story thought. Probably got a lot of AA pilots worked up into a frenzy (not that that takes a lot of effort).

Aerospace > Products > Commercial Aircraft > Range and Performance

*Look at North America or Europe
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Old 01-28-2009, 04:09 PM   #9  
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I hope it's a joke. That plane does not belong at any regional. The article looks legit. Someone have a little to much free time on their hands?
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Old 01-28-2009, 04:40 PM   #10  
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This is not for real. I just wrote it up. Just wanted to see how credible it was. I'm a frequent flyer, and you guys do a great job.
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