ABX-The Hits...they keep on comin'

ABXbooger

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ABX lost ANA...

(what we need here are those guys from the Guiness ads)

BRILLIANT!
 

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yeah because of economic reasons, lol according to MG.........Brilliant!
 

ABXbooger

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If anyone is surprised by this...
 

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ANA has been hiring through PARC and CREW for a while. Not a shock we lose it. More suprised we didn't hose it up faster.
 

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Not that I mind. I don't think that the contract was that cost effective. All those personnel over there supporting one acft... Has this been made public, I have seen nothing in black and white. What are your sources?

Personally I think that plane would be better utilized in MIA and LAX anyway.
 

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We did not hose anything up. We had a few bumps here and there, but for the most part kept the acft on schedule.

ANA has been hiring through PARC and CREW for a while. Not a shock we lose it. More suprised we didn't hose it up faster.
 

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Maybe, but if you have ever talked to anyone from ANA, "for the most part" is not good enough. They were not overly thrilled with us.
 

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Not that I mind. I don't think that the contract was that cost effective. All those personnel over there supporting one acft... Has this been made public, I have seen nothing in black and white. What are your sources?

Personally I think that plane would be better utilized in MIA and LAX anyway.
FCL 09-07
 

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Not that I mind. I don't think that the contract was that cost effective. All those personnel over there supporting one acft... Has this been made public, I have seen nothing in black and white. What are your sources?

Personally I think that plane would be better utilized in MIA and LAX anyway.
I agree 1 aircraft, 10 crew members, a whole lot of expense!
 

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We did not hose anything up. We had a few bumps here and there, but for the most part kept the acft on schedule.
Having a crew member show up 3 hours late in China for departure is hosing things up in anybody's playbook. Crossing into Chinese airspace without permission is hosing things up. Sticking it to ANA on start up costs is hosing things up. Need me to go on? ANA had enough and used the economy as an excuse to dump us.
 

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ABX folks,

Bad news about ANA. I heard that you are now flying a 76 JFK to Germany (Cologne/Bonn?). If true, it's a bit of good news. Unlike Dasburg, at least Hete is looking to get as much outside business as possible. Any details on this new flying?

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It is actually JFK-LGG (Liege, Belgium), five days/week and on Tues and Sat it stops in Halifax on the Eastbound leg.
 

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The rumor is if we do well we might add more acft to this contract(of course I have heard that before with ANA). Supposedly TNT is fed up with Iceland Air. The JFK route was thiers. They have others that we could take over eventually.


It is actually JFK-LGG (Liege, Belgium), five days/week and on Tues and Sat it stops in Halifax on the Eastbound leg.
 

abxdx

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Yes, all those things happened, but the payloads the last few months have really been down, so I think a lot has to do with the economy. I would bet that acft heads to MIA and does not miss a beat. There is plenty of flying down there.. Just read an article that said LAN actually is doing very well in this economy.

Having a crew member show up 3 hours late in China for departure is hosing things up in anybody's playbook. Crossing into Chinese airspace without permission is hosing things up. Sticking it to ANA on start up costs is hosing things up. Need me to go on? ANA had enough and used the economy as an excuse to dump us.
 
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