NWA Transferring Pinnacle Assets

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Today it was confirmed that Northwest management is considering transferring Pinnacle CRJs to Mesaba airlines.

The recent pilot staffing problems and resulting cancellations at Pinnacle have Northwest management on edge.

Mesaba has a few CRJs being used for proving runs, and that will be all they receive from the delivery side for now. Any other CRJs they receive will come from Pinnacle.
 
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fly4ever

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It's flightinfo.com.

Since when did any of this stuff need a legitimate source to be posted. There should be a disclaimer that says, "for entertainment purposes only".
 

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Flamebait...

Nice try, next time try to use a credible "source" and you'll probably get more nibbles.

Additionally, wait until you have more posts under your belt. If you're not a regular, most experienced people on here will ignore you until it's on the AP News Wire or Yahoo Aviation News.

Been through "the sky is falling!" once too many times...

A for effort though. ;)
 

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I was in the same meeting. Are you saying if I posted it, that people would believe it more? That's fine, believe it or don't, I don't care.
 

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Possibly... read your posts before, it's more believable if you can quote time and place of meeting and in what context the statement was made and by whom.

No offense, but just not that jumpy. :)
 

mynameisjim

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Can't quote stuff like that, I wouldn't even post what's above with my name attached.
 

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I understand... you're one of our dispatchers, aren't you? That makes it a bit more believable, don't think one of you would steer us wrong on something like that.

If 405 is at work, tell him to call me when he gets a chance...
 

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Well if this happened on Nonconnah... Maybe it was enough to light a few fires under someone's butt to get things right. I figured after this last mini-meltdown there would be something similar to this.

How else are you going to rattle the troops? Give them to Mesaba? that does not fix the problem, they can't staff them completely either!

Now offer them to Mesa or someone established it would then get my attention.

By the time NWA moves the asset's over, crew planning would have thier heads out of thier backsides and possibly correctly staff this thing they call an airline.

People on Nonconnah have an awful lot to lose (jobs) if they start losing the fleet to XJ. Management has just as much to lose, getting a JY golden paracute when NWA is in BK is very unlikely.

Good post though...
 

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Were any of you guys around in 1997??? What happened to Express's flying in MSP? I don't think it too much of a stretch for NWA to take airplanes from 9E to XJ. I hope they don't play the game again.
 

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mynameisjim said:
Can't quote stuff like that, I wouldn't even post what's above with my name attached.
Your name is Jim.
 

dondk

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screwed_again said:
Were any of you guys around in 1997??? What happened to Express's flying in MSP? I don't think it too much of a stretch for NWA to take airplanes from 9E to XJ. I hope they don't play the game again.
Some of us yes, me NO...

But I was around for the 3 x-mas meltdowns that got our VP "fired" and we still took jets for 9 more months.

My point is if there was some validity to this, but... we have had too many meltdowns what makes this one any different?

we already lost 15, start taking a few more for "long term parking" and maybe our mgmt will get the idea NWA is not screwing around anymore.

This is more of a worry for mgmt than the line pilot, it is not like I can make a difference to change anyone's mind.
 

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Flyinisforbirds said:
Mesaba has a few CRJs being used for proving runs, and that will be all they receive from the delivery side for now.
Another one is being delivered this week.

By the way, do you work for flight ops at NWA?
 
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405 said:
Braniff may come back to life and merge with UPS and FDX.
Now that was some funny shiznit.

Glad to see your sense of humor is back, 405! ;)
 

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Actually XJ CRJ proving runs are done, they flew N601XJ revenue starting on october 1st. Revenue service was not scheduled to start until the 13th, then all of the sudden on friday afternoon they said it was going to start on saturday the 1st. I find interesting that they would rush into this thing unless NWA and XJ mgnt had something up their sleeves.
 

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Why has the training department been almost shut down.....? any clues.....
 
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