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New SKW domicile-SFO

viper548

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Just got the news. SkyWest will be opening SFO as a reserve domicile for 2 CRJ crew and 2 EMB crews.
 

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viper548 said:
Just got the news. SkyWest will be opening SFO as a reserve domicile for 2 CRJ crew and 2 EMB crews.



WOW...How about opening the SAN base they've been promising forever?
 

Tim47SIP

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Mini Hubs?

Why only two? Most airframes are crewed with 4-5, which gives you 8-10 people. This is only calling for 4 people-2 crews. How does this work? Do they have overnights there? Does this help your commuters? It sure would help us at ASA!
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It's just a reserve domicile. Since most of our California domiciles are at out-stations, it helps with having to dead-head people into the hub for coverage and makes it easier to dead-head them out to a domicile, if necessary.
 

viper548

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Also deadheading to an outstation would be one leg instead of two.
 

NavinRJohnson

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Very loosely related question: Where are the 22 CRJ700's just purchased going to be put? Across all the hubs or are specific locations being targeted?

Thanks in advance,

The Navin
 

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Nobody is saying where they're going. If they don't change the original plan too drastically, ASA should get most of them.
 

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:cool:Bluto...talked with one of our CP in SLC and he said that the order was going to be split right down the middle because "JERRY" is trying to keep both pilot groups happy! Who knows, I know that we are getting tired of not KNOWING what is going to happen next! Does Skywst mgmnt leave you guys hanging like this all the time?
 

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Tomct,
Well, yeah they do. In their defense, I think it's less an intentionally misleading environment, and more an environment of uncertainty. They usually are pretty quick to let us know when they have something confirmed, but during negotiation (like the ASA purchase, for example) all the information comes from outside sources and wild speculation. In the past, our mgmt group has been fairly quick to communicate. I think now that our partners (since they're both bankrupt) aren't planning as far in advance, it's making our long-term plans less concrete. I don't think it's intentional, but it surely is annoying.

Giving 1/2 the airplanes to SkyWest wouldn't keep me happy if I was an ASA guy. Those were originally your aircraft orders. I wouldn't feel particularly happy if they gave you guys 1/2 of our pending orders either. I guess we'll see what happens. I like growth, but I don't care to yank the rug out from under ASA's or anyone else's feet.
 

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Bluto said:
Tomct,
Well, yeah they do. In their defense, I think it's less an intentionally misleading environment, and more an environment of uncertainty. They usually are pretty quick to let us know when they have something confirmed, but during negotiation (like the ASA purchase, for example) all the information comes from outside sources and wild speculation. In the past, our mgmt group has been fairly quick to communicate. I think now that our partners (since they're both bankrupt) aren't planning as far in advance, it's making our long-term plans less concrete. I don't think it's intentional, but it surely is annoying.

Giving 1/2 the airplanes to SkyWest wouldn't keep me happy if I was an ASA guy. Those were originally your aircraft orders. I wouldn't feel particularly happy if they gave you guys 1/2 of our pending orders either. I guess we'll see what happens. I like growth, but I don't care to yank the rug out from under ASA's or anyone else's feet.

They also could not say anything about the purchase of ASA because of SEC rules...ie Martha Stewart. All I know is 90% of the people at ASA can't wait to have the corporate culture of Skywest. Not saying Skywest is perfect, just saying ASA's corporate culture is in the crapper. Since the inception of ASA, back in the day it has never been a people friendly place to work. Delta came in and it got better...but still 5 years behind everyone else. Technologically speaking, ASA is still in the last decade. I think and hope in due time Skywest Management will figure out whats the best way to run both companies. What I do know is making ASA like Skywest is a change no one at ASA has ever seen before. I am sure this is not the last aircraft order we will see...stay tuned
 
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