Where was the Captain in all of this?
Why would he/she allow this?
And that's because some xenophobic pilots wouldn't allow the integration of their two seniority lists into one. A few years ago, they were one and the same airline. If the CAL pilots had wanted one list, they could have had it. Piece of cake, they're already one company. No, they don't want to be associated with small jet pilots, so they pushed to have it spun off, and now look at it. They bought 274 RJs, and that's the old news. Now Expressjet is being replaced by Colgan and Company. They had a chance to nip this in the bud, but now they're reduced the Neward base by 300 pilots while Colgan's block hours double. Shortsighted doesn't begin to describe it.
You are blaming the Dispatcher?..isnt the FINAL Authority on the PIC?...Unreal....it's always someones elses fault.Poor unrealistic alternates are the problem of the dispatchers. The flight is made into wx at the upper end of the range of the a/c. How many times have you seen a "paper alternate" on the paperwork. The a/c probably could not hold enough fuel for a realistic alternate. The captain did just what the paperwork told him to do. I blame the person who put the alternate on the paperwork. Shurly they would know that services were minimal at best, but leagal to file.
You are blaming the Dispatcher?..isnt the FINAL Authority on the PIC?...Unreal....it's always someones elses fault.
It says Continental On the plane, on the ticket and the web site that it was purchased from.
If one of My subcontractor's F'd up the job I hired him to do. I think I would be the one to have to answer to my customer. Then deal wit the Sub later..
Express is just a sub. Right?????
Who carries the Liability if they Crash?
Who carries the Liability if Some one sues?
It is a great marketing Ploy for Continental.
Can I buy a ticket directly from Express? on tier web Site?
I bet not.
Therefore it Is A Continental Airlines Problem.
It is their Brand, Image and Fault. you get what you Pay for.