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NWA/XJ Base Closures

Regional4life

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Delta closes Dallas numerous months before they filed. Look at United and USAirways and the base closures they have. My question now is, look at NWA. Obviously, it's cheaper to operate with fewer domiciles. Now, the big rumor is that MEM will close as a domicile (just like Dallas and Delta). Even the regionals (9E and XJ), will refocus their group. ( goodbye CVG). It's cheaper to deadhead out of MSP or DTW than to operate MEM. Interesting times. If it happens, I won't tell you, "I told you so", but I did tell you so. Bbq? Nah, ice fishing for you southerners. Good luck.
 

sf3boy

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Heard a rumor that the voluntary monthly furloughs for the FA's will be announced tomorrow.
 

theo

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So what are the rumors concerning the NWA hub at Memphis. Is it on the chopping list as NWA revamps. I know nothing is out on it yet but sometimes people strat seeing signs or hearing things. So anyone heard anything yet on Memphis?
 

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Local media stating NWA will make an announcement on Nov 1 about the status of the Memphis hub. Til then, they are cutting massive flights outta Memphis (9E, XJ,NWA) Sounds like a setup for a closure to me.
 

theo

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avrodriverj85 said:
Local media stating NWA will make an announcement on Nov 1 about the status of the Memphis hub. Til then, they are cutting massive flights outta Memphis (9E, XJ,NWA) Sounds like a setup for a closure to me.

That sucks...but it is what I was sorta expecting. Thanks for the info.
 

WMUSIGPI

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Pretty hard to keep CVG as a base if all the Avro's are going away...it's all that is based here. Most of the flights now are Pinnacle flights though I have been seeing a DC-9 in the mornings now too.... Guess I need to pack for DTW earlier than planned (if I still have a job at all)
 

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How about an NWA, DAL merger... Close MEM and CVG then stir. DAL seems to be announcing a fall back to Atlanta strategy.
 

avrodriverj85

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God help us!!! A NWA culture - rather infection over at DAL would be the end.

Just look at the CEO's - DAL CEO Greinstein takes a 25% pay cut as do his managers. NWA Steenland wants a $20million bonus for him and his 5 managers, to hang around? Let Delta come around on their own, they dont need the leeches of NWA and its type.
 

HoursHore

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;) As long as they keep MEM a Focus City with Direct LAX, EWR, IND, and add an OAK. Oh, and ICT would be nice.:D
 

Jimdandy

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thanks for the support Mr. cool man death and destruction. I bet your wife and kids love you. Not
 

Mtnjam

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Memphrica

I'm surprised at this word. I've actually heard that NWA wants to expand out of MEM, but who knows at this point??
 

dondk

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NWA over the last 18 months or so has been playing with MEM flights. They scale back a bit then occassionally expand a bit. Overall it has been a slow reduction for the last 18 months. The reduction has been mostly moving routes from mainline to the regionals then lowering frequency.

There was a rumor of them bringing back the last bank, then again that was before the BK.

I guess we will see in about a month on what they are planning, although I would not be surprised to see MEM downgraded to focus city.
 

sf3boy

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I believe that their will be a couple less Avro flights per day, but they will be replaced with someone's CRJ in MEM. Another year NWA pilots will just be passing through. CVG should just all but close up with the company's request to reduce FO's by 60%.
 
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