Message from US Airways concerning 190 fleet

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An Important Message from President Scott Kirby
Oct. 2, 2009
Dear Fellow Employees:
At our last State of the Airline employee meeting (July 2009), Doug shared with all of you that we would be exploring the possibility of selling our 25 Embraer190 aircraft. I am writing today to let you know tht we are close to finalizing an agreement to sell ten of these aircraft to another carrier.While this is the right move for our company, it will impact some of our co-workers and that is a decision none of us makes easily. Even though the airline industry is beginning to see improvement in the business environment, our industry is a long way from returning to sustainable profitability. The revenue environment remains challenging and the E-190 capacity presents the only flexibility we have to further reduce capacity to right size supply with demand.
Because we wanted to keep all employees informed about the status of the E-190 fleet, we wanted to let you know where this stands today. Removing ten E-190s from our fleet will reduce flying and have an impact on staffing levels in a number of employee groups and locations. We are still working on the revised schedule and will announce changes as soon as we know them. We realize that people need to know what is happening and how it may impact their lives, and we are committed to getting you that information as soon as we have firm answers to all of the questions you might have.These are challenging times, but these are the necessary and right steps to take for our airline. We feel very good about the airline we are running (first in on-time among the network carriers year to date) and I thank all of you for delivering every day on our goals. As we continue to run a great airline, and in spite of the uncertainty of the economic challenges, the best thing for all of us to do is remain focused on is doing our best to take care of our customers and continue running one of the industry’s on-time performing
airlines.

Scott
 
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Bet republic gets a message out about 10 additional 190's and Frontier puts one out about losing 10 A320's. Any bets?
 

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Would the most popular restaurant in town remove tables in order to keep the wait line just as long?

Why doesn't US try to become the most popular airline instead of justifying shrinking to meet their ever-decreasing popularity?
 

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Interesting. There's been a rumor floating around B6 lately about 9 additional E190s in 2010. Coincidence? My guess would be it's most likely RAH.
 
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This will wipe out about all the e190 f/o's
time to use your you know. I bet alot of Midex guys wish they did.

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Sad news!

("it" will start any moment....)
 

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I smell a strong arm tactic by the Co.
USAPA drops the grievance on the small jet issue AND the LOA 93 wage snap-back, and US gets A-320s from Frontier to replace the outgoing airframes...Classic and VERY predictable.
 

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Interesting. There's been a rumor floating around B6 lately about 9 additional E190s in 2010. Coincidence? My guess would be it's most likely RAH.

I agree. I would bet good money it's RAH. I think the remaining 15 190's will go soon in my opinion. I think US Air is dying and as it does it will sell what it can.
 

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Start burning some of the deck furniture, the engine room just called and it appears we are running out of coal.
 

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B6 is in talks to buy 8 to 10 E-190's for a 2010 delivery as we speak....don't know if these are the jets but you never know.
 

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B6 is in talks to buy 8 to 10 E-190's for a 2010 delivery as we speak....don't know if these are the jets but you never know.

RAH is taking 10 so jet blue is prob buying some of the others
 

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This will wipe out about all the e190 f/o's
time to use your you know. I bet alot of Midex guys wish they did.

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McDoosh, what does that mean above? Did you use your "you know" when you got hired as a stew? Were you an escort in LAS before this job? Did you give rub and tugs at a masseuse parlor in Guatemala prior to that? You are one strange dude or chick. (or both)


Bye Bye--General Lee
 

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RAH is taking 10 so jet blue is prob buying some of the others
Neelheman down in Sao Paulo would probably like some for Azul, his new airline.

Bye Bye--General Lee
 

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This will wipe out about all the e190 f/o's
time to use your you know.
Were you as concerned when USAirways pilots with 3-5 years longevity were furloughed while these new-hires continued to work?

I didn't think so.
 

dugan jones

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all the E190 new hires have been gone since at least february
 

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Are they looking to sell them to reduce capacity by that many airplanes?? Or is it a matter of farming out some of their flying to a regional? I would imagine there is scope against a regional flying E190's for USAirways.
 

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RAH has a bid out for a new 190 base in DEN.....these 190's will be flown for Frontier, Frontiers airbuses are going to MKE to fly for midwest
 
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