Adding to the rumor Fires...

USAFftrplt

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Been reading online from folks that there is some kind of mega rumor around SWA about a big announcement coming in the way of possibly a total takeover of ATA...Any SWA guys care to chime in?
 

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they've just been sold to skywest
 
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USAFftrplt said:
no ATA..not ASA..lol


hey it could happen!

SKW buying SWA
 

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These rumors of the "big anouncement" spread like wildfire about once every six months. Then they die faster than they start. Last time it even carried with it the claim that "you will remember where you are when you hear the anouncement". For added validity I can only assume. If you were flying that day there was no end to the speculation you heard coming from pilots, fos, fa, ops, csa, ramp... The next day... GONE.

Start a rumor on in Baltimore and it will beat you to L.A. They fly way faster that the 737.

Pay no attention
 

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LearLove said:
"They fly way faster that the 737"

Thats not very hard to do.

Well they fly faster than your EMB170, Dash8, T34b, and PA28-350 special ops attack model cherokee too.
 

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N1kawotg said:
Tex-you must be bored sitting reserve. What happened to the cockpit?

If I did anything worth while I'd get called out for sure. Day one of four.
 

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This rumor been hanging around since SW started the codeshare. If you look at the changes ATA has gone trhough since the agreement, it looks like it has been shaped for an easier fit.

regional feeder= sold
routes to compliment SWA with no overlap= done
737 base alignment to PHX, LAX (LAS), SFO = in progress
trading in 757-300's for more 737's (-300's&700's)= in progress
737-800 Etops=in progress, done by September.
A decreasing ATA presence in IND. (hangars and admin. buildings)

Also:
Ever increasing codeshare city pairs.
SWA linking ATA cities for sale on thier website.
SW computer booking ability to create international passenger name records.

Is SWA taking over the remainder of ATA? A lot of ancedotal evidence, you make the call. I'm not counting on it, but I'm not counting it out.
 

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Dream on!
 

Jeff Helgeson

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To bad you already said Aloha...

...to ALOHA.

I hate that whole Murphy's Law-thing!
 

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I havent heard this from anyone who may have a say so in the matter but it wouldnt surprise me a bit. Makes perfect sense to me and I would welcome them to the family! Plus we could start immediately bringing the furloughed people back onto the property!
 
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