On 9/1/2002 5:57:32 PM
Checking Sabre after DEC 15. See some F100's in STL. STL-MSP. STL-DTW. and STL-SDF. The flight numbers to MSP start in the 2500 range which I thought were all LLC flight numbers. Could it be that LLC'ers will get training on the F-100's? or have they stopped using 2500 and up for LLC flights?
According to Supplement CC and the Greenbook rules for pilots,
there are no reserved Captain slots on the F100 for the TWA pilots. So any flying of the F100 in STL could very well be a hub connection by another base flying. Without a sequence number for those flights, it will not be possible to tell which base is doing the flying. If AMR starts basing the F100 out of STL, it would constitute a new four-part bid status, and all the Greenbook rules for the pilots would apply. That is, system-wide seniority would take preference and the bidding would be open to any pilot in the whole AA system. Any TWA pilots bidding Captain there would still be constrained by the narrow body 30% rule which sets as a maximum and a minimum the number of NB Captains allowed in STL for the TWA pilots relative to the combined DFW and ORD numbers.
Besides with the F100 due to be retired starting in the spring of 2003, it makes no sense for AMR to start a new round of training on an aircraft that is being phased out. I would expect therefore, that the F100 flying will be done by the DFW and ORD bases. As to flight numbers, we used to use up to 2999 at AA. I don't know what the current rule is. I do know that they can change the rule as much as they like though. So just looking at the number may not be the best indication who will be doing the flying.