Discussion in 'The Pipe' started by blackhawk, Dec 18, 2018.
The announcement has been made.
We don’t have access to Kalitta emails.
I still get XJT email which is why I wrote “your” not “our”.
Speechless right now........Didn't believe it would happen!
It was sarcasm. Obvious sarcasm. #moveonalready
Long awaited and welcome news. Ownership change is the most important part of our future. Check your Alpa email as well...
Wow! Potentially exciting news!
“It was sarcasm. Obvious sarcasm. #moveonalready“
Congrats XJTers! Very happy to see such a great company move on to better management and a much more solid future!
IPOd for $480 in 2002, bought back for $70 in 2015. Brilliant!
From an email sent to all UAL pilots this am.
December 18, 2018
Today, United Airlines announced that ExpressJet will fly the 25 Embraer 175-SC aircraft that United purchased, slated for delivery next year. ExpressJet will become an exclusive United Express carrier, and it was also announced that SkyWest has sold ExpressJet to ManaAir, LLC. United will hold a minority stake in ManaAir. Both of these announcements comply with the United Pilot Agreement (UPA).
The UPA Scope Clause (SC) protections dictate the maximum number of large regional jets flown by United Express and the maximum number of seats in those jets. Based on these protections, the 25 EMB175-SC aircraft will be used as replacements for retiring aircraft and will be configured with 70 seats.
Exclusive UAX partners are a step in the right direction toward controlling our United Express product. The best long-term solution is to bring this flying to the mainline, with United pilots at the helm. The EMB 175-SC is capable of flying with more seats but will not due to UPA requirements that any aircraft with more than 76 seats be flown by mainline United pilots.
United could fully utilize the capability of these aircraft, and greatly increase revenue, if they were flown by United pilots. Bringing these jets to the mainline is in the best interest of customers, employees, and investors. It will also ensure United Airlines can attract the best candidates from the tightening supply of future pilots.
The Scope provisions in the UPA are the cornerstone of pilot career protections. They provide a safeguard from having our jobs outsourced to the lowest bidder. The United MEC will vigorously defend these provisions to ensure the long-term job prospects of current and future United pilots.
Don’t cave on scope. Ever!
I call "Jetlink" coming back as the call sign.
I second that!
Is any of this going to affect the shutdown at the end of 2017?
**** yall. I've been gone for almost four years but saw the news article this morning and immediately thought of the Pipe. I still remember being halfway to MSP from EWR when the message went out that Skywest bought us. I hope this is a positive step forward for Expressjet, glad to see you guys will break free of the St George Mor(m)ons.
Joe mentioned a possible name change.
United Air Express
Heck let’s go back to basics, Continental Express!
How about SureJet?!
Is it still too late to combine the old call signs and go with “Jet Ace?”
United mec could ask for a staple...that'll satisfy all their wishes.
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