Malko In Charge
And that would suck, man.Yay! More furloghs at Comair and we get to add more planes to the used car lot! I can see it now!
Unfortunately that only applied to the mainline. Based on the "chatter" coming from the 4th floor, this announcement looks like the vast majority of domestic cuts will be on the DCI side. For the international side, we'll see a reduction in frequencies on certain city pairs as aircraft are pulled offline for cabin refurbishment and painting.
I think kellwolf may have left his statement a little non-detailed. The 3 hour figure relates to utilization per day. At our peak on the NWA -200 side we have operated at almost 9 hours per plane per day, we are now down below 8. The DL side is only something like 6 hours of day utilization and it is expected that our schedules (marketing) will go towards the DL way of schedule by marketing (load yield) vs. NWA's operational scheduling. This could potentially ripple across the entire 200/900 fleet reducing the total block time utilization per day and causing the company to not require as many crews. The -200 guys average over 6 hours flying per day (on the typical trips). It will be hard to design 28 hour 4-day trips for most lineholders with only 6 hour a day airframe usage in leu of 9 hours. We are extremely staff efficient on the -200 side, not so much on the -900 with the DL marketing. Hope that clears that up.I'd be willing to bet unless they find another CPA some of those planes will go to the desert. No sense in paying leases on airplanes you're using 3 hours a day.
We are extremely staff efficient on the -200 side, not so much on the -900 with the DL marketing. Hope that clears that up.
We work 10-11 hours a day/plane.
My mistake. I thought he was talking about airframe utilization.