AMR aims to spin off American Eagle airline

Jul 20, 2011 Full story: The Oregonian 8

Published: Wednesday, July 20, 2011, 7:35 AM Updated: Wednesday, July 20, 2011, 7:51 AM The Associated Press/2007 An American Eagle employee works the phone at the check-in counter at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport in Grapevine, Texas.

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Who is buying RJets


#1 Jul 20, 2011
Who is buying 50 seat RJ's and cramped 70 seat CRJ's?

That is the million dollar question.

Tulsa, OK

#2 Jul 20, 2011
Deja vu, another bad business decision that will haunt them for years to come. Who can forget Air Cal, TWA, Reno Air, and Sabre?
AA buying US LCC

Los Angeles, CA

#3 Jul 20, 2011
So when does AMR get US Airways. The split order allows upgrades of captains without major retraining costs or disruptions as fleets are retired at the two airline.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#4 Jul 20, 2011
I truly hope AA buys/merges with LCC. Those two(well, maybe 3) pilots groups deserve each other.
Angry White United Pilot

Silver Spring, MD

#5 Jul 20, 2011
Transfer all the negro pilots over to Ammerican Eagle and move all the white pilots over to mainline. That would be the right thing to do.

Since: May 08

Santee CA

#6 Jul 20, 2011
I'll take it. In the last decade AMR has built Eagle from a regional franchise to an international carrier. They fly, and often to Mexico and Canada........ SW, does not.. Some of these RJ's have "1st class seats", SW... NO. I wish I could get in on this and run it right. What did Richard Branson say? "Want to become a millionaire, start out a billionare and start an airline". If that doom and gloom is true why has he started 4 more since then?

Dillsboro, IN

#7 Jul 21, 2011
They have to get the money to pay for the new planes somewhere. It sure won't be coming from airline profits.

Dallas, TX

#8 Jul 21, 2011
Who is buying RJets wrote:
Who is buying 50 seat RJ's and cramped 70 seat CRJ's?
That is the million dollar question.
You're not buying airplanes. It's a brand and the reputation (good or bad) that comes along with it. The potential to build an airline that until now had limits on growth and aircraft size.

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