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  • airwolf1980 airwolf1980 Dec 10, 2001 4:12 PM Flag

    Pilots and Passengers

    1. SKYW can hire the laid off DAL, UAL, AMR, and U pilots. The pilot shortage is history for now. SKYW seems to be the first choice among the regionals.

    2. SKYW flies where DAL and UAL tell them to. SKYW is not responsible for loads. They need to operate in a timely and safe manner, thats it. Many of the new routes are ex-mainline routes and loads should be good, even though they don't matter.

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    • These responses seem to suggest:

      1. Pilot costs should not get out of control (which is good for the stock price).

      2. The more RJs they can bring on to meet DAL and UAL route needs, the more they will make - provided DAL and UAL pay SKYW on a fee per departure basis and do not try to renegotiate the terms (a la Mesa). That too would tend to be good for the stock over the near term.

      Thanks for the insights.

      I must say, by the way, that I am flying SKYW RJs all the time and the load factors are so high that the darned things are uncomfortable to fly in for more than 45 mins or so. Bad for customers, good for operating economics.

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