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ACA to buy Air Wisconsin !?!

DairyAir

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Hey Blueridgers have you heard this rumor and if so what have you heard. Some of your agents have been telling me that ACA pilots told them that you were going to buy Air Wisconsin. I don't know if it is even half true you know how these things get started. Anyway it would not not bother me if it did happen just so long as I was able to keep my seniority number and work under our contract. Any way was just wondering if you had heard anything. By the way I just read in our PIF that we are starting ORD-ATL, ORD-IAD, MKE-IAD on June 7th. We also start sevice to Canada next month, some good news finally.

See Ya in Dulles soon!
 

DairyAir

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correction

I made a mistake in the above post we are not doing ORD-IAD rather ATL-IAD. OOPS!
 

Zarathustra

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ORD-ATL, ATL-IAD? Is that true? Are you guys taking over United mainline service, or supplementing?
 

shotgunwillie

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the new service from ord to atl is, as i interpreted it, a supplement to UAL's already 6 flights a day.
 

AWACoff

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Easy boys and girls. As any NTSB investigator would tell you, trying to determine the cause of an accident is fruitless without all the facts. That applies directly to this situation. Nobody has all the facts so don't get all your panties in a bundle.
Steve
PS. I heard the Polish national airline Totuldumski was buying AWAC and converting all of our planes so that we could haul lutefisk. My grandma's brother's sister's uncle told me he heard that from his buddy who knows this guy.
 

Beechnut

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This rumor comes up every year or so. It's a bunch of crap-ola. How do ACA pilots know what their managment is planning behind closed doors? I heard from a ramper that...... The ACA ground crew in MEM said........... Our rampers in TVC said....... The SkyWest guys in LAX said the other day while cleaning our airplane.......

fo-getta-boutit

S.
 

DairyAir

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ya sure you betcha

I thoght about as much just wanted to get an ACA pilots take on this, I did not really believe it anyway, and I do belive the sevice from ORD-ATL is a supplement to the mainline as there will only be two roundtrips per day though we will be flying six roundtrips between IAD-ATL
 

Jetsnake

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And the new name again will be "Blue Cheese" Jetsnake
 
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BlueRidger

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This rumor I have heard many times however and would love to see it but I put no faith in the rumor. I do have one question related to this though. How is AWAC actually owned? Does UAL corp or some individual own the stock or how is the company structured? This would make a big difference in how the companies could be bought, taken over or merged.
 

AWACoff

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It's a privately owned venture. 3 silent partners and 3 that work upstairs at ATW.
 

surplus1

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If this did happen, it would be real hard on the AWA pilots after working so hard on a good contract to have to merge it with the ACA contract. No winners on the Willie side in that deal.
 

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Hey DairyAir,

Good to see you still alive. When you gonna call me in MEM. I heard Air Willy was going to rehire all that had left for the majors that are now furloughed!!! Ha! F$#@ Ha! If you still got my email address send me one.

flyncold
 

Beechnut

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If this did happen, it would be real hard on the AWA pilots after working so hard on a good contract to have to merge it with the ACA contract. No winners on the Willie side in that deal.

True, but our contract has wording in it to avoid this very situation. If the company is sold in whole, or broken up and parts are sold, the pilots go with the aircraft or the sale is illegal. With those sold pilots goes their current work agreement. So, say ACA bought all our RJ's. AirWis pilots would go to ACA to fly those aircraft, get a higher pay and keep their work rules. The problem is the contract would eventually expire and ACA work rules would have to be adopted. That would be no good. This clause was added due the the crap Yo-nited pulled on AirWis in the early 90's where a bunch of pilots got screwed when Yo-nited re-orginized the company, selling off parts of the operation.

S.
 

Jetsnake

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AWACoff said:
It's a privately owned venture. 3 silent partners and 3 that work upstairs at ATW.

And my guess would be that the silent 3 would be,
U, A, & L.
The reason behind this guesstimate, any expenditures that
exceed $1000.00 have to be approved by UAL...
Isn't that ironic...

Jetsnake
 
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