Delta grounds 30 CRJs

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Whose flying will be lost?

SOURCE: New Mexico Business Weekly
http://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/stories/2009/04/20/daily19.html

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..Delta further reported Tuesday plans to ground about 50 jets, including its entire fleet of 14 Boeing 747-200 freighter aircraft on Dec. 31 because of that fleet's age and inefficiency. Delta said it will also ground 30 Bombardier CRJ regional aircraft, as well as several less efficient Boeing 757 and MD-88 aircraft...
 

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, as well as several less efficient Boeing 757 and MD-88 aircraft...
Yeah I have to say those 757 or really inefficient. Especially whenevery west coast flight is oversold!

I understand some may be getting expensive on maint, but to replace an airbus or 737 on an oversold 757 run sucks for commuting!
 

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The ASA reductions are all tied to the addition of the old Freedom 900s. Read ASA's press release on the announcement, they agreed to remove 20 200s one year prior to their contract end date in exchange for the CRJ 900s with a 10 year term. Now the issue is who loses the 10.
 

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Yeah I have to say those 757 or really inefficient. Especially whenevery west coast flight is oversold!

I understand some may be getting expensive on maint, but to replace an airbus or 737 on an oversold 757 run sucks for commuting!
The 737-900 holds as many as some of the 757's
 

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Hey ACL,

Do you know how many CRJ's are in the fleet now for the new DCI family?

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Let's not forget the low fruit on the tree... Mesaba has ONLY 17 crj200's, wholly owned, no min. conract?

My guess Mesaba
 

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Hey ACL,

Do you know how many CRJ's are in the fleet now for the new DCI family?

701EV
Total off the top of my head it is around 700. I will get a firm number. Let me go check.
 

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Let's not forget the low fruit on the tree... Mesaba has ONLY 17 crj200's, wholly owned, no min. conract?

My guess Mesaba
Sounds very possible...scary, but possible.
 

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Yeah, but before this happens, the next bubble will inflate, oil will be $20/bbl, and Delta will place a record order for 250 "nex-gen" CRJ-200SP's (single-pilot.)

You watch!
 

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Yeah, but before this happens, the next bubble will inflate, oil will be $20/bbl, and Delta will place a record order for 250 "nex-gen" CRJ-200SP's (single-pilot.)

You watch!

HA, half the time the thing is being flown single pilot now....
 

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heck, with what I heard i think Mesaba too and I work there. Not that I want that, crap we have not had much luck over the years. WHen you all were growing, we did nothing.......and as for our "boom times" oh yeay....a year of good times
 

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You know they are going to come out of Comair. Delta's current campaign is to get rid of senior guys at Comair. They are already in the process of moving the company to JFK, which is getting some senior guys to quit. Apparently our company doesn't know to what extent we will see a reduction in block hours come August-September. So much for historic times/forecasting! If they don't know how we will be affected by that then why does our training schedule go all the way until the end of November?

If they were to get rid of more aircraft from Comair, it would take nearly 10 years just to hold Captain in JFK. To hold a line as a CA would take nearly 14 years.
 

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You know they are going to come out of Comair. Delta's current campaign is to get rid of senior guys at Comair. They are already in the process of moving the company to JFK, which is getting some senior guys to quit. Apparently our company doesn't know to what extent we will see a reduction in block hours come August-September. So much for historic times/forecasting! If they don't know how we will be affected by that then why does our training schedule go all the way until the end of November?

If they were to get rid of more aircraft from Comair, it would take nearly 10 years just to hold Captain in JFK. To hold a line as a CA would take nearly 14 years.
Just had a Comair jumpseater today....was chatting with him for about ten minutes. He was pretty down and out saying that Comair's days are all but numbered. He said he has been with the company 8 years now. I signed the jumpseat form and noticed the position box......First Officer!! Unbelievable. I wish all the Comair guys and gals best wishes.

On the current topic though....I would not be surprised if Mesaba or Pinnacle (still no contract) gets the 200's pulled. But then again, nothing surprises me anymore. Here today, gone tomorrow.
 
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