Clone War veteran
- May 9, 2003
- Total Time
Heard today that Mesa is indeed coming to Hawaii and they are buying Island Air Dash 8 operator. Anybody care to comment on this?
jenga said:OK, I'll bite. How reliable is your source, guys? I havent heard a thing. (That doesnt mean much). It could make sense when you consider some of the inner happenings as of late at IA. Add to that the feeling of impending doom I have had lately. (I hope I'm wrong).
By the way, what happened to CC Air when they were bought? More specifically, what happened to their pilots?
dash8driver said:please expand on these "inner happenings".
its called making them an offer they cant refuse. Something like a hostile takeover but a little more subtle. There is a term for it I cant remember...Kevski said:I've not heard this rumour around the hangar, it's probably as likely as an HA-AQ merger. WP expansion plans are going ahead -- ground equipment for the Q400s has been delivered, maintenance facilities are being upgraded, new pilots hired, etc. Just waiting for PWC to fix the engine problems before we take delivery of "new" aircraft.
Operation of a small turboprop fleet is exactly the opposite of JO's stated Hawaii plan, and the only logical reason for a buyout would be to shut WP down. However, I fear JO will try to accomplish this goal in a John D. Rockefeller-esq way. Willis can afford a fare war, but will he?
jenga said:I'm not privy to any insider info. I'm reffering to what's been happenning the last couple of months with regard to our fleet. I dunno, it could be tied to this Mesa deal,....or not.
jenga said:Please expand on "Screwed..."
synchoff said:I think you'd be LUCKY if Island Air was bought out by Mesa
Kevski said:Willis can afford a fare war
islandhopper said:SCREWED EXPANSION FOLLOWING...
... Easily brainwashed guys like synchoff post about how "this is the best thing for _______ airline"
Hey, I resemble that remark!
Turn on the brainwash rays, baby! I need to be told again why my flying in the islands for Mesa is a bad thing (for me . . . cuz frankly, I DON'T care about you . . . NOR YOU for any Mesa pilot, that's for darned sure).
RTFQ next time. I said it would be better than the alternative of them going out of business in the face of Mesa competition. But we're won't be competing on 100% same routes anyway, so even that's not inevitable.
Again, this ain't gonna happen. It's Mesa Airlines with CRJ 900's. 737's if DW ever gives relief (NEVER GONNA HAPPEN) End of story.