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    Delta's new Airbus A220 to launch in 2019 with routes from MSP to DFW airport.

    Delta is launching the A220-100 aircraft for business routes across the country, and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is among the markets that will first see the new narrow-body jet.
    A flight using the A220-100 from MSP to Dallas/Ft. Worth will launch in June, and a flight from Houston-IAH to MSP will launch in July.

    Delta spokesperson Savannah Huddleston said the airline will use the A220 on routes that are now served by large, two-class regional jets.
    The aircraft has 109 seats total, including 12 in first class and 15 in Delta Comfort+. The jets also include seat-back screens and 2Ku Wi-Fi, as well as the widest main cabin seats in Delta’s fleet. Delta will be the first U.S. airline to operate the planes.
    Delta is upgrading its fleet to replace less-efficient aircraft with newer aircraft such as the A220.
    “I always tell the truth. Even when I lie.”

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    Another one of their future plans is to use AUS as a mid point/connecting city to get those planes to and from the east and west hubs. There has also been rumor of a mini hub crew base there for that particular equipment.

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    Quite a few IAH legs scheduled as well. Pretty pointed message for both UAL and AAG here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jersdawg View Post
    Quite a few IAH legs scheduled as well. Pretty pointed message for both UAL and AAG here.
    United will have the resources to address that situation with future ability to add aircraft and staff. AA is hamstrung and already has their mixture at full lean and the operation is way over peak EGT as it is now and the cylinders are burning. Can’t take on more debt anyway and have monster pilot pension costs (billions) looming over the next few years which will milk a lot of their profits.

    One theoretical option would be to acquire another carrier like Allegiant or somebody and use that as a resource, but aside from possible regulatory concerns, with their financials (no spare money and not likely to get a loan/financing with their debt), that too seems out of reach. Most likely, all they can do is watch as Delta becomes a smaller dot in their windshield and United passes them by trying to catch Delta.

    It sucks to be on the side of the road with your emergency blinkers on and eventually you are no longer in any race.
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    Meanwhile, we get to increase flying in clapped out E145's to punkundoo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by E175ERAUDriver View Post
    Meanwhile, we get to increase flying in clapped out E145's to punkundoo.
    Is punkundoo going to be a turn, or an overnight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoOtPilot View Post
    Is punkundoo going to be a turn, or an overnight?
    More importantly, is it a JM followed by the middle finger or regularly scheduled ?

    Condolences to the majority living a “clapped out” lifestyle. If only you were more junior and a new-hire, you might have a shot at the Crown Jewel. Nothing like an upside down seniority system, but it’s what has to be done to maximize the possibility you get your cake and eat it too so once you’re gone, it’s the saps left behind’s problem to fend for themselves. The “golden rule” at Envoy ALPA ?

    Do onto others then split AKA every pilot for themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beagleboy View Post
    More importantly, is it a JM followed by the middle finger or regularly scheduled ?

    Condolences to the majority living a “clapped out” lifestyle. If only you were more junior and a new-hire, you might have a shot at the Crown Jewel. Nothing like an upside down seniority system, but it’s what has to be done to maximize the possibility you get your cake and eat it too so once you’re gone, it’s the saps left behind’s problem to fend for themselves. The “golden rule” at Envoy ALPA ?

    Do onto others then split AKA every pilot for themselves.
    No Furloughed Protection this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beagleboy View Post
    United will have the resources to address that situation with future ability to add aircraft and staff. AA is hamstrung and already has their mixture at full lean and the operation is way over peak EGT as it is now and the cylinders are burning. Can’t take on more debt anyway and have monster pilot pension costs (billions) looming over the next few years which will milk a lot of their profits.

    One theoretical option would be to acquire another carrier like Allegiant or somebody and use that as a resource, but aside from possible regulatory concerns, with their financials (no spare money and not likely to get a loan/financing with their debt), that too seems out of reach. Most likely, all they can do is watch as Delta becomes a smaller dot in their windshield and United passes them by trying to catch Delta.

    It sucks to be on the side of the road with your emergency blinkers on and eventually you are no longer in any race.
    Oh gee. Thanks for this nugget of wisdom Nostrodomus. So glad we've got you covering for us and giving us the scoop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DolphinsFan View Post
    Oh gee. Thanks for this nugget of wisdom Nostrodomus. So glad we've got you covering for us and giving us the scoop.
    You can't (or won't) offer any rebuttal of substance and so simply because you don't like hearing the possibility (or IMO, the likelihood) of bad news, you once again can only throw an empty rock out of frustration and rage. In this particular case, YOU don't work for AA and my opinions in that post were about an airline you don't work for so there is no "us" in your situation. Your cadre of grifters keeps trying to convince pilots here (and elsewhere) as well as yourselves they and you are "AA pilots" and nothing could be further from the truth. You are observers of AA until AFTER you flow, complete training and are off probation.

    Get used to it.

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    Tick-tock, tick-tock.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beagleboy View Post
    You can't (or won't) offer any rebuttal of substance and so simply because you don't like hearing the possibility (or IMO, the likelihood) of bad news, you once again can only throw an empty rock out of frustration and rage. In this particular case, YOU don't work for AA and my opinions in that post were about an airline you don't work for so there is no "us" in your situation. Your cadre of grifters keeps trying to convince pilots here (and elsewhere) as well as yourselves they and you are "AA pilots" and nothing could be further from the truth. You are observers of AA until AFTER you flow, complete training and are off probation.

    Get used to it.
    Here is a possibility...

    The oil price rally hasn't ended.

    Unfortunately, oil prices have continued to rise since American Airlines revised its forecast. On April - the price of jet fuel was $2.07 per gallon.
    American Airlines uses about 4.4 million gallons of jet fuel each year. Thus, on an annualized basis, a $0.14-per-gallon increase in the price of jet fuel would add more than $600 million to its fuel bill.
    American Airlines will have to push through bigger fare increases -- which would be tough in the current ultra-competitive environment.

    Cash flow is becoming a concern.

    However, the company needs a higher level of earnings to support its commitments and its weak balance sheet.
    Operating cash flow has fallen steadily since the beginning of 2017. Over the past 12 months, American Airlines has generated just $4.3 billion in cash from operations. That figure could move even lower during the next few quarters as higher fuel costs pinch profits.

    With cash flow falling and interest rates rising, American Airlines will face some unpleasant choices as its debts come due over the next few years. As a result, while American Airlines stock has fallen to More Than 2-Year Low, investors should still stay away from this looming train wreck.

    The carrier paid $2.28 to $2.33 a gallon this quarter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoOtPilot View Post
    Here is a possibility...

    The oil price rally hasn't ended.

    Unfortunately, oil prices have continued to rise since American Airlines revised its forecast. On April - the price of jet fuel was $2.07 per gallon.
    American Airlines uses about 4.4 million gallons of jet fuel each year. Thus, on an annualized basis, a $0.14-per-gallon increase in the price of jet fuel would add more than $600 million to its fuel bill.
    American Airlines will have to push through bigger fare increases -- which would be tough in the current ultra-competitive environment.

    Cash flow is becoming a concern.

    However, the company needs a higher level of earnings to support its commitments and its weak balance sheet.
    Operating cash flow has fallen steadily since the beginning of 2017. Over the past 12 months, American Airlines has generated just $4.3 billion in cash from operations. That figure could move even lower during the next few quarters as higher fuel costs pinch profits.
    Agreed. But to add to this, AA’s candle is also burning from the other end. Latest word is pilot staffing is near or at crisis levels with reserves in many statuses sparse or non-existent and thus an increase in cancellations seems likely. If cancellations spike, revenue sags (along with a further reduction in quality and reliability) which only intensifies reduced profits.

    Again, IMO AA has boxed itself into a corner and that box looks to be getting tighter with each passing month. On a related staffing note, word also is AA management is clamping down on missed trips due to commuting and will be going down the old road of a Letter in your file for “excessive” use of the commuter policy. Not good for junior flows commuting to problematic bases like MIA, LGA and LAX, especially on probation. If you thought you were leaving the punitive world of Envoy once you flow, think again.

    The beatings will continue until morale improves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beagleboy View Post
    You can't (or won't) offer any rebuttal of substance and so simply because you don't like hearing the possibility (or IMO, the likelihood) of bad news, you once again can only throw an empty rock out of frustration and rage. In this particular case, YOU don't work for AA and my opinions in that post were about an airline you don't work for so there is no "us" in your situation. Your cadre of grifters keeps trying to convince pilots here (and elsewhere) as well as yourselves they and you are "AA pilots" and nothing could be further from the truth. You are observers of AA until AFTER you flow, complete training and are off probation.

    Get used to it.
    Where is your "substance?" You've been screaming that Envoy's flow wasn't going to work for FIVE f***** years. Its only gotten better while you were throwing your tantrum. Only lately you have thrown in that AA is "failing." Yeah, right. You are only saying that because you timed out at 65 and dont have a steak in anything anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DolphinsFan View Post
    Where is your "substance?" You've been screaming that Envoy's flow wasn't going to work for FIVE f***** years. Its only gotten better while you were throwing your tantrum. Only lately you have thrown in that AA is "failing." Yeah, right. You are only saying that because you timed out at 65 and dont have a steak in anything anymore.
    Substance ?

    READ the points in my posts. The substance in the risks of AA are all over the place. The flow is at bare minimum rate and Envoy is only getting plots because they are willing to take a loss and throw temporary money at new-hires. ALPA sold out seniority so those pilots can flow ASAP.

    BTW, I love steak as long as it’s medium well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ardvark View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by DolphinsFan View Post
    Where is your "substance?" You've been screaming that Envoy's flow wasn't going to work for FIVE f***** years. Its only gotten better while you were throwing your tantrum. Only lately you have thrown in that AA is "failing." Yeah, right. You are only saying that because you timed out at 65 and dont have a steak in anything anymore.
    I'm with you. This toolbag has probably retired from AA after flowing through a couple of years ago. Or, let me float this one. He retired from Envoy as a lifer. Bitter for either flowing so late or bitter he didn't flow because he was too old and couldn't pass training.

    Keep up the good work here bro. We need to have "hostile work environment" pay!

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    with him, what a surprise, the management tools stick together.
    Sir, can I have another.

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    with him, what a surprise, the management tools stick together.
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