With so much of the big international flying no 777, there are many more 763's around to take up the slack. Just think to LHR, with no 763's going there but 16 777 daily that a lot of transcons that could be flown. I hope AA doesn't follow DAL into pulling back so much of its transoceanic flying.
On 10/16/2002 1:53:53 PM FA Mikey wrote:
That as already been figured in. Depeaking gave us utilization of like 17 additional planes. Getting 11 more early next year. They will be back on line as the F100 say goodnight.
In August a major schedule reduction was announced, but no real fleet reduction, except the retirement of the F100's starting at the end of next year. That means the existing fleet must be underutilized.
I see this as paring the fleet to match the schedule, and predict no large pilot /FA layoffs as a result.
On that note, the final numbers came out today. 420 TWA FA's to hit the street on Nov. 1, joining 833 already there, plus 162 AAers joining 733 post-acquisition FA's for a total of 2148 FA's on the street.
Yes. In the meeting today in STL Jane Allen said they were trying to move the resumption of training to Feb. Scuttlebutt suggests they may train more FA's than necessary to fly converted MD80's in order to return HNL, OGG and LGW to STL, where it is both geographically and economically more sensible to staff them.