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stbloc 04-20-2010 04:51 PM

DAL to reduce 35 CRJ-200
 
Announced in the DAL 1qtr conference call.


Committed to reducing CRJ 50 seat fleet - least efficient aircraft they have. 35 gone this year, along with 15 Saabs. Another 50 regionals leave next year

- 787 trying to work out of that contract. 744 life extended 5+ years with upgrades, happy with "young" into fleet



- Seemed pleased with hub revenue performance, particularly JFK

- 1 738, 6 MD90s being delivered this quarter

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STINKY 04-20-2010 05:10 PM

who do you think is going to give up that many planes.

rickair7777 04-20-2010 05:14 PM

Who has 50's ?

Who is wholly owned?

Who has a short-term contract?

If that's not enough, DL could buy out a regional, or make a deal to trade two-for-one 50's for 70's or something like that (if there's any room left in the scope).

STINKY 04-20-2010 05:18 PM

So Comair will bleed some more and they want concessions in the up coming negotiations. Thats crazy talk

Airsupport 04-20-2010 05:22 PM

Unfortunatly I think its going to be all comair and mesaba. I know we will all have our guesses as to what is going to happen and no one knows for sure. However for the summer pinnacle has more flying in MEM and MSP. DTW is a little less but a lot of that flying is now in JFK, LGA, and CVG. Those are places we now have turns out of. MEM now has a lot of trips going in and out of ATL and IND on the 200. Our 900's are also doing turns out of MEM. Our flying is being spread out and growing. Even with ASA coming to MEM our hours are still going up. But then again we are pretty much an all 200 airline so that doesn't help the odds.
Comair has been losing planes and so has Mesaba. I dont think that will end anytime soon. And with freedom coming up also that will be a big chunk of the 50 seaters out there now.

and yes. we have all known this is coming for about 2 years now.

flycrj200 04-20-2010 05:29 PM

This is old news.

JoeMerchant 04-20-2010 05:29 PM

20 of the 50 seat retirements are coming from ASA this year. We "traded" them in for 10 90 seaters. 16 of the 50 seaters have been "placed" with United.

flycrj200 04-20-2010 06:06 PM


Originally Posted by Airsupport (Post 798900)
Unfortunatly I think its going to be all comair and mesaba. I know we will all have our guesses as to what is going to happen and no one knows for sure. However for the summer pinnacle has more flying in MEM and MSP. DTW is a little less but a lot of that flying is now in JFK, LGA, and CVG. Those are places we now have turns out of. MEM now has a lot of trips going in and out of ATL and IND on the 200. Our 900's are also doing turns out of MEM. Our flying is being spread out and growing. Even with ASA coming to MEM our hours are still going up. But then again we are pretty much an all 200 airline so that doesn't help the odds.
Comair has been losing planes and so has Mesaba. I dont think that will end anytime soon. And with freedom coming up also that will be a big chunk of the 50 seaters out there now.

and yes. we have all known this is coming for about 2 years now.


Are you guys going to hire to support the extra flying?

Airsupport 04-20-2010 06:08 PM


Originally Posted by flycrj200 (Post 798920)
Are you guys going to hire to support the extra flying?

as of right now they just displaced about 30 pilots (16 fo and 13 ca) to cover the extra flying. I think they are hoping that takes care of it.

contrail67 04-20-2010 06:26 PM


Originally Posted by flycrj200 (Post 798907)
This is old news.

And now reality sets in.


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