CAL to Increase Capacity

Furloughed80

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This could be good news for our furloughs. Hopefully we will see them all back in Spring 2010.

Oct. 21, 2009, 10:20 a.m. EDT
Continental sees fuller jets, 2010 capacity growth

By Christopher Hinton CAL



NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Continental Airlines (CAL 15.72, -0.20, -1.26%) said Wednesday it expects to increase its year-over-year total seat capacity by 1.5% to 2.5% in 2010, driven by its international routes. Mainline capacity is set to grow by 2% to 3%, the carrier said, with its domestic capacity flat. International mainline capacity is set to grow by 5% to 6%. For the fourth quarter, Continental forecast fuller planes, with both mainline and consolidated load factors increasing by about 2.9 points versus last year. Fourth-quarter mainline capacity is expected to come down by 0.7%, and 0.8% on a consolidated basis. Continental said it expects to end 2009 with $2.4 billion in cash. Shares of Continental slipped less than 1% to $15.79.
 

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Mainline capacity is set to grow by 2% to 3%, the carrier said, with its domestic capacity flat. International mainline capacity is set to grow by 5% to 6%.
Yep, that's because there will be more Colgan Dash 8-400s to cover any domestic flying increases... nice.
 

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Yep, that's because there will be more Colgan Dash 8-400s to cover any domestic flying increases... nice.
Bingo!!! More 'happy' high yield biz passengers getting fed into hubs by an unreliable POS bottom feeder!
 

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Bingo!!! More 'happy' high yield biz passengers getting fed into hubs by an unreliable POS bottom feeder!
Thats right Chuck Yeager, and I'm sure you always fly first class on a 747? right?
 

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This is off the top of my head, but I think the info is correct. But I know the 737-300s will all be gone in January. ... Still a capacity increase.
 

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Yeah, not bad. Hopefully all the furloughs (hostages) will be back this spring.
 

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Yeah, not bad. Hopefully all the furloughs (hostages) will be back this spring.
by then oil will be at $147 a barrel and we (the bottom 500) will get the same letter we got in aug 07, and then again in aug 08.


I got you babe.


Ok so I am getting bitter.
 

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Sounds like it is in-line with the other "Major" carriers plans for FY10
 

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Yep, that's because there will be more Colgan Dash 8-400s to cover any domestic flying increases... nice.
great now I can start all over again at Colgan, always where I'd dreamed I'd be 13 years into this career.
 

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Good news or negotiations physiological warfare?

Any growth at CAL will first produce 89 hour lines and ton of junior manning with barely legal reserves for a couple of years, maybe then recalls.

Please tell me I am wrong..
 

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Good news or negotiations physiological warfare?

Any growth at CAL will first produce 89 hour lines and ton of junior manning with barely legal reserves for a couple of years, maybe then recalls.

Please tell me I am wrong..
Agreed.
The Furlough LOA allowed that the mitigation provisions would go away simply following a system bid that has shown the furloughs back on paper only. It does not require them to actually be back on property. And anyone at CAL knows that a system bid in the spring can be easily negated by the fall system bid.
 

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Agreed.
The Furlough LOA allowed that the mitigation provisions would go away simply following a system bid that has shown the furloughs back on paper only.
The mitigation provisions "could" go away following a system bid that shows the furloughs back on paper, not "would." Once a system bid is awarded showing no furloughs, people can come back on a VOLUNTEER basis. The company can not FORCE anyone on LTVRF or COLA to come back early. I don't believe that you'll see any of this occur before April 2010 anyway (which is when LTVRF/COLA 10 ends), so its kind of a moot point. If it had though, I, for one, would have not come back early unless all of the furloughed pilots had been recalled, trained, and were online.
 
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