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Southwest to buy Cape Air

Fishpaw

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I ran into a mx supervisor from Cape Air this weekend. He said they are starting mx training for the Q400 which will be their new fleet type once Southwest acquires them. He seemed pretty excited about the whole deal. Anybody else have any info on this?
 

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Then again, the idea is so outrageous it might just be true!
 

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I ran into a mx supervisor from Cape Air this weekend. He said they are starting mx training for the Q400 which will be their new fleet type once Southwest acquires them. He seemed pretty excited about the whole deal. Anybody else have any info on this?

Hell it makes sense! Could you see SouthWest with a fleet of about 50 Q400's?

That would put the knife in US Airways! Bye Bye East Coast!
 

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Whats funny is that about 5 years ago there was rumors (rumors now) that SouthWest was interested in Piedmont when Airways was Chapter 11.
 

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funny this surfaced. Was talking to a friend in Denver last night who is a mechanic for Lynk. He was saying that an unnamed airline will be taking 2 Q400s from Lynk later next month and possible leasing another 3 Q400s for 6 mnths until they can take delievers of more planes. He mentioned that they will be pulling 1 of the Qs May 1st so this airline can do proving runs. I thought this sounded like another MX bs rumor but when FishPaw brought this up...who knows maybe there is something behind it? Could this be a way to help frontier exit ch 11?
 

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...and they are doing a ratioed integration...

I have a friend over at Cape that is a senior captain! He can't wait for the ratio so he can go straight to 73 captain!
 

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Why is it that the mx guys always come up with the best rumors? Must be the fumes...

Seems as though they like the Q's a lot too, at least a couple of our mechanics here were very firm that we were getting the 400's "any time now" and they'd already had guys in "differences training"...
 

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Never trust a rumor from someone who cant spell Lynx.
 

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yeah sorry LYNX...don't work there and honestly don't know much about them. What my buddy told me seemed legit. He is a good friend and would have no reason to BS me. I don't work for either company so I really think what he had to say at least had some truth to it. BTW he is a shift manager and had heard this in a meeting last week. He will be doing some of the work on the two planes before they go out to MA to Cape Air.
 

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PSA is going to buy Linsday Lohan
 

crj567

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PSA is going to buy Linsday Lohan

Hell, I have $.73 rumbling around in my pocket-that would probably be enough to buy Lindsay Lohan-or at least rent her for about an hour or so...
 

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that would be great we would not have to worry about integration regarding pay...the top captain at cape air can start at SWA first year FO rates and be getting a raise. Who comes up with these rumors...this one is the best of all.
 

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Hell, I have $.73 rumbling around in my pocket-that would probably be enough to buy Lindsay Lohan-or at least rent her for about an hour or so...
$1.73 if you have man parts
 

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Who the hell is Cape Air ;-)

This is exactly what is wrong with our industry. Just like when I jump on some of the cargo carriers and they say who is Chautauqua. You aren't gate agents people. If everyone were to edjucate themselves about at least the carriers in there country our proffesion would be much better.
 

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$$$4nothin, I would imagine the winky smile face next to his post indicates sarcasm. What's wrong with US is we can't take a joke.
 
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