atpcliff said:The ONLY thing I like about the rule change is it makes it more fair for us.
We have a -121 50 seat airplane. When we do a private charter, we have to screen the pax and bags, and do a manifest check via DHS.
When our competitors come in with a -121 50 seat airplane for private charter, they do NOT have to screen the PAX, do NOT have to screen the bags, and do NOT have to do a manifest check via DHS.
It adds cost and complexity to our operation, that our competitors don't have-bogus!
Airplanes over 90K MGTOW have to screen, under doesn'tThe key here, cliff, is both you and your competitor are part 121.
This NPRM will apply to non-commercial part 91 operators.
I don't know why the disparity between you and a 50 seat RJ other than MTOW difference and the DC9 falling under the existing program, but there's no reason for a PRIVATE operator to go through this rigmarole.