Go Back   Airline Pilot Central Forums - Find your next job as a Pilot > >
Mergers and Acquisitions Facts, rumors, and conjecture

Welcome to Airline Pilot Forums - Connect and get the inside scoop on Airline Companies

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ. Join our community today and start interacting with existing members. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-04-2008, 09:59 AM   #61  
Sitting on the sidelines
Joined APC: Aug 2007
Posts: 434

Originally Posted by satchip View Post
Our focus on seats will beget Comair or Compass flying Embs coast to coast. New RJs are much more efficient than older mainline jets. Our objective has to be either have those jets at the mother ship or we prevent them from being used to thier potential by scope. If subcontractors, and let's face it, that is what the regionals are, are limited to say 150 mile radius those new rjs will not be nearly as attractive. Let the regionals fly regional routes.
One of the smartest things I've heard in a while. While working on an MBA a couple of years ago, I studied the 121 industry extensively and concluded that - from a management perspective - the focus on seat limits instead of mileage limits was great for management and terrible for the mainline union pilots. I forecast a day when the legacy carriers fly only international and maybe coast-to-coast, with "regional" carriers doing everything else. It might be on the way - I've flown United Express ORD-MIA and an E175 EWR-FLL in recent weeks.
Navajo31 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2008, 11:18 AM   #62  
Happy to be here
acl65pilot's Avatar
Joined APC: Jun 2006
Posts: 18,546

DAL tried this. It has not worked. Fact is the new RJ's are more efficient, but with a government that is not willing to address the ATC capacity issues, carbon emissions and the drive to pay for them, plus fuel, it is becoming more and more advantageous for them to use larger jets. The csam goes down, no matter how you tilt the numbers. After all this is just a numbers game.

I do agree that RJ's was the way that it was going, but I think the course has changed.
acl65pilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2008, 08:28 PM   #63  
Can't abide NAI
Bucking Bar's Avatar
Joined APC: Jun 2007
Position: Douglas Aerospace post production Flight Test & Work Around Engineering bulletin dissembler
Posts: 10,771


It all depends on the RJ. The supersize RJ's carry 60%+ more revenue with only 15% higher costs. 76 seats, is the new 100 seater.

Perfect, no. Best alternative, yes.
Bucking Bar is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:45 PM.

vBulletin® v3.9.3.5, Copyright ©2000-2019, MH Sub I, LLC dba vBulletin
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.3.0 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Website Copyright 2000 - 2017 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1