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  1. Feb 22, 2008 #1

    mkstohler

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    It's Official: United/ExpressJet Deal Goes Public

    In regard to our posting yesterday here's the official notice from United Airlines' SkyNet:

    "The United Express team is working closely with our partners to provide replacement flying aircraft during the Spring Break travel period. In anticipation of the high load factors, we've signed a contract with ExpressJet Airlines, Inc., one of the world's largest operators of regional aircraft, to provide three Embraer ERJ145 aircraft from March 12-29.

    · ExpressJet is a new flying carrier for us. They have provided similar short-term capacity to other airlines and we are confident in their ability to provide efficient and reliable regional jet service for UAX.

    · ExpressJet will be flying 20 flights per day carrying approximately 1,000 customers, and will operate into Dulles with service to Savannah, Pittsburgh, Huntsville, Jacksonville and Charleston, South Carolina. In order to be available during our peak demand period, the aircraft will be flown in ExpressJet livery."
    Ticker: United Airlines (Nadsaq:UAUA) ExpressJet (NYSE: XJT).
     
  2. Feb 22, 2008 #2

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    SWEET!!!! 17 day contract!!! YESSSSSS!!!!


    oh yeah....and FIRST!!!
     
  3. Feb 22, 2008 #3

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    Is it official even though our company hasn't said anything yet?
     
  4. Feb 22, 2008 #4

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    You expect anything else? We'll get notice a week prior.
     
  5. Feb 22, 2008 #5

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    This ACMI sh%^t is worthless...
     
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    operational excellence
     
  7. Feb 22, 2008 #7

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    wooohooo First page!!!!!


    Until the compan lets us know about it I am still a bi hesitant o believe this yet. If it is true and I hope it is, this would be fantstic plus if I get a IAD trip I can eat at Ranch 1 again!!!!!!
     
  8. Feb 22, 2008 #8

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    Actually it is very profitable. The obvious problem being the short time frame.
     
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    1st page!!!!!!
     
  10. Feb 22, 2008 #10

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    If your message board join date is somewhat close to your hire date, then I would be thanking my lucky stars the company is getting work for your *** so they don't have to put you out in the streets.
     
  11. Feb 22, 2008 #11

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    Not really quite sure why everyone is so excited about being on the first page,
    being that this is a......REPOST!!!

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  12. Feb 22, 2008 #12

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    riiiiiight.......Like a 17 day contract is going to save the company.....you go girl
     
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    Well atleast its cities we serve so it shouldnt be a ton of extra jepps for everyone in the system. Wonder what color they will be? I vote pink...
     
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    Good thing I had been here for over 2 years when I joined the forum. So I'll continue not thanking my lucky stars.
     
  15. Feb 22, 2008 #15

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    Wow! I'm shocked that people think this is good news. All this new flying we get is in my eyes northing more than Welfare. It seems we will take anyhting and everything no matter how short it is.
     
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    man.. its tough in the streets today haha.
     
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    And you would have us turn away flying and allow airplanes with very expensive leases to sit dark and cold? I would be willing to bet that this "short" contract comes close to paying for the airplanes used within its terms for nearly the whole month.
     
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    If you understood ACMI impication instead of being overly anal, you might find his remark funny.
     
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    woo fricken hoo. 17 days! three planes! Wooooww!
     
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    Here's my two cents. The difference with this deal is that this is flying for a legacy airline with multiple partners that is probably about fed up with Mesa's poor performance, and not an obvious short-term fill-in for an LCC. There is definite potential here compared to the previous two deals we had. I'm not holding my breath but I am cautiously optimistic...
     

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