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10 ex freedom 900's go to asa not mesaba

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vacancy award for 24 new 900 capts hv been canx because the 15 ex freedom 900s mesaba were expecting hv been cut to 5...the 10 are going to asa as part of a deal because asa are losing some 50 seaters..source..company memo from xj .
 

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Nope (at least I won't since it's an internal memo) but I can verify that is what was said in the memo. ASA to get 10 of the planes at the cost of parking 20 200's

Looks like I better dust off the Saab notes....
 

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ASA finally gets some 900s, too bad they have to park 20 200s.......Delta seems to change their DALCON strategy daily.
 

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We already lost 13 airframes. 12 ATRs and 1 CRJ-700.

The memo claims we're getting the 900s in exchange for 20 50 seaters?
 

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ASA to get 10 of the planes at the cost of parking 20 200's.

Wow...a net loss of about 100 pilot jobs. From a pilot perspective sounds like a crappy deal to me.
 

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Fellow colleagues:
Early last month, Mesaba announced continued growth for our regional jet fleet with the addition of 15 CRJ-900 aircraft beginning in January 2009. This allotment resulted from our excellent operational performance, outstanding safety record, and demonstrated ability to facilitate rapid expansion while maintaining our low cost structure.
Recently, we were informed that Delta Connection will re-allocate 10 of these aircraft to Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA), as a part of their global strategy. Through this business agreement, ASA will remove 20 of their less efficient CRJ-200 aircraft from the Delta Connection fleet.
I want to be clear that this decision is not reflective of Mesaba, but rather an opportunity for Delta Connection to "right-size" its fleet for future market growth. Our strategy remains the same – provide safe, reliable service to our passengers, and manage our costs. This strategy has led to rapid growth for our airline in 2007 and 2008, and growth that will continue in 2009.
Mesaba will take delivery of five Delta CRJ-900s, (as originally planned) three on February 12 and two on February 19. Also beginning on February 19, we will operate all five aircraft from Salt Lake City, serving eight markets from Delta’s western hub. This acquisition allows us to become the largest operator of 76-seat aircraft in the Delta family, evidence that our core business structure remains strong.
While the reduced aircraft allotment may appear disappointing, the reality is that our airline continues to grow. We have continued to expand aggressively – adding 52 aircraft in the past 19 months – as other carriers are cutting back. While we have currently suspended hiring additional flight crews, we do not anticipate any furloughs to occur because of this decision, at this time.
This remains an exciting time for our airline as we stretch our service westward and continue to expand our fleet. I thank you, once again, for your dedication and service to Mesaba Airlines
Regards
John Spanjers
President
Mesaba Airlines


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Yup that's the memo.... Overall a shrinking of total DCI airframes (not that I am really surprised)
 

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Not sure what to make of this... I know its bittersweet for ASA, we'll be losing a net of 10 airplanes but we'll have first class seating, which will put us back into the international markets we had been losing. That memo sounds official enough but I won't believe this until I see the planes in ATL with ASA painted on them and ASA pilots sitting at the controls.

I wonder how this will affect those rumored furloughs that seemed inevitable. Time will tell, I guess.
 
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Now the OH guys can be pissed at ASA instead of XJ. Sarcasm folks!!!! See it has nothing to do with you're contractually pay rates. It's all in Delta's crystal ball good luck to all.
 

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This sucks. I was happy to hear when BH told Delta to pound sand when offered the 1 for 2 swap months ago. This just means more guys on the street.

It'll be nice to be in the 900 market, but if it means a net loss, then XJ can keep em.
 

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Not sure how Skywest Inc stole your aircraft.

Were you not there in late 2005/early 2006 when we closed SLC? It was a way to get us to settle on our contract, and it didn't work.

SkyWest announced the closing of SLC and they said that they would transfer 12 700s from ASA to SkyWest, but ASA would get 17 900s. Then, they announced that ASA would not be getting the 900s. Then, they stopped transferring 700s after 4. If nothing else, it pissed off the ASA pilots more to get a good contract.

Edit: Oh, stealth edit. Classy.
 

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oh yeah...the 5 900's xj are getting are going to flown as of feb 19th outta salt lake city!!..man, dal loves to mix the pot...
 

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ASA finally gets some 900s, too bad they have to park 20 200s.......Delta seems to change their DALCON strategy daily.

I'm not sure if I would call anything they do strategy. Seems like they are just winging it! LOL
 

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And don't forget. We don't know the scheduled "retirement" date for these 50 seaters. It may result initially in a net gain, then over a period of time ASA slowly removes them from service. Smart if that's the way it works out, perhaps ASA won't have to furlough, then can find another home (Carrier) for those 50 seaters going out of service.

Trojan
 
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Freedom to Comair to Pinnacle to Mesaba to ASA (at a net loss)

Forget "Mesa Sucks"

Delta Sucks!
 
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