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Piedmont Q400???

LVFlyer

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With the prediction of 105 or so turboprops in the Airways/AmericaWest merger plan, and mesa, tsa, and colgan flying being reduced for airways, where is this number comimg from? RUMORS are that Piedmont is getting more planes. Anyone else heard anything?
 

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Where are they going to get old 100s from?
 

skychicken

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it would be really interesting to hear what management has in mind for piedmont. I have heard rumors that Colgan was going to reduce their US Air flying and switch to Continental because they don't like the instabillity of Airways.
I would love to know if Piedmont is planning on continuing to shrink or if they actually want to expand operations. Anybody heard if Piedmont is going any further west???
 

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We haven't downsized yet! We have heard that we might be shifting 4000's hrs. of flying! Some say a PHX crew base!! Only rumors!! And that they are looking for 10 more Dash 8's. Rumors, Rumors, Rumors!!
Its all rumor!! Only fact was that out of Mr.Parker's (CEO of US and AWA) mouth. "Piedmont will be kept, because it is a highly profitable airline and flexable... meaning we can fly these airplanes anywhere..."

Not the best place to work, however we are not the worst either!!!
 

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Have any of you guys heard when the AWA and Airways merger is gonna be final??
 

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More reasonable than new airplanes, my question is when are the old ice beaten and sun faded dashes going to get the new paint job?
 

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skychicken said:
Have any of you guys heard when the AWA and Airways merger is gonna be final??
Supposed to be October 1st.
 

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G2T said:
Where are they going to get old 100s from?
What? You think there aren't hundreds of them in storage in Calgary? That's where Island Air keeps coming up with the pieces of crap they sent the rented 200s back for.
 

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I'm sorry I don't keep an inventory of where Dash8s are stored; and Island Air is in Hawaii, so I don't get to check out their "pieces of crap" while I'm wondering around the F terminal or clt. It just seems that it would be a huge expense to get lots of old 100's through heavy checks for those that are due and up to flying status again.
 

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Heard a rumor during training that the next new hire class is going to be Nov or Dec. Also, during the two weeks of ground school the instructor wouldn't stop talking about the Q400 - Probably on the high optimistic side of things! I also heard talk about PHX crew base - I guess thats the word around clt.
 

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To add to the mill.....buddy of mine talked to Sheila P about interviewing, she told him that there were 60 swimming right now and they were doing 6 interview sessions in september,all of them full, so the soonest they could get him in was october....why they are interviewing so much with sooo many guys in the pool? who knows.......either they are planning on growth....or losing a bunch of guys
 

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Man you guys are so gullable...there has been talk around PDT for years about the possibility of getting 400's. Ever since DeHavilland came to them offering to give them 400's for 100 leases a couple years ago, and Crystal City turned it down, people have been talking about the 400. I am not saying that we will never get them, but I am definitely saying that there is no such proposal right now to acquire them. Remember, don't believe anything in this industry and ESPECIALLY at PDT until it is in writing.
 

racerX

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skychicken said:
Have any of you guys heard when the AWA and Airways merger is gonna be final??
On Sept. 16th the Bankruptcy judge approves the US Airways reorganization plan (this includes the merger). Once that happens, it's a done deal. It's just a mater of paperwork. No firm date is set but they have always said by the end of OCT. and every day earlier than that is a plus for them. They want to start the process of consolidation asap.
 
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