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  • airwolf1980 airwolf1980 Jan 10, 2002 5:26 PM Flag


    Ouch! Up a buck, as a long I can't say I feel bad for you. Your loss is my gain. Your arguments are reasonable but miss the big point. UAL and DAL make money on the current contracts. So does SKYW and ACAI. UAL and DAL are losing money on the mainline, they can't transfer routes fast enough. Sure they would like to get a bigger piece of the pie, who wouldn't. Can't blame them for trying. DAL could put SKYW's UAL assets to work in a heartbeat and UAL could do the same with SKYW's DAL assets. I think the UAL pilots finally are figuring RJs don't steal routes, they keep them from being abandoned. The RJs feed the big UAL transcons. When traffic rebounds mainline narrow bodies can pick up routes that need the capacity. The only concession I would consider would be to lower the fee-for-departure rate and increase the bonus level significantly to give SKYW leverage on the upside.

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