AMR downsizing begins with American Eagle layoff notices

There are 7 comments on the Dec 16, 2011, Star-Telegram.com story titled AMR downsizing begins with American Eagle layoff notices. In it, Star-Telegram.com reports that:

On Thursday, regional carrier American Eagle filed notice with the state that it may furlough 119 pilots and 104 flight attendants in February as American Airlines tries to shed older propeller planes as part of the company's bankruptcy proceedings.

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RWG

Dillsboro, IN

#1 Dec 16, 2011
Merry X-mas !
From your management team at American Airlines!
former airline employee

Miami, FL

#2 Dec 17, 2011
Im sure the TWA flight attendants that are at the bottom of seniority list at AA are next
Rocky

Duncanville, TX

#3 Dec 17, 2011
RWG wrote:
Merry X-mas !
From your management team at American Airlines!
What about the last ten Christmas'? AMR let this go on way too long. They aren't a charity.
Profit Motive

United States

#4 Jan 10, 2012
AIRLINES DO NOT SHRINK TO PROFITABILITY THUS downsizing must be matched by instant upsizing.....

Did I mention something about a gateway, a hub, and a right-sized fleet (in terms of pax capacity to serve the hubs).

A widebody may be the wrong size for one hub, and a 737 a lot less aircraft than what can actually be put to good use and utilized on another. Also a 737 might do well to replace a bunch of regional jets, and MD80's excessive frequencies. United and Delta have a soft underbelly in one location and this underbelly must not be allowed to catapult SkyTeam and Star Allinace any further into the stratosphere.

HMMM..... lets keep Merger Mania simple and delude ourselves with the simplistic notion of a US-AA merger. Profit is key. Perhaps I should have mentioned something about an instant hub too.
Angry White United Pilot

Orlando, FL

#5 Jan 10, 2012
Make sure the negros are laid off first! Now's the time to make American Airlines an all-white airline.
fed up

Cedar Creek, TX

#6 Jan 10, 2012
Angry White United Pilot wrote:
Make sure the negros are laid off first! Now's the time to make American Airlines an all-white airline.
You Know what you Angry White United Pilot, why dont you show your face and your real name!! Scared?!
Quantum Physics

United States

#7 Jan 13, 2012
Profit Motive wrote:
AIRLINES DO NOT SHRINK TO PROFITABILITY THUS downsizing must be matched by instant upsizing.....
Did I mention something about a gateway, a hub, and a right-sized fleet (in terms of pax capacity to serve the hubs.
.
A widebody may be the wrong size for one hub, and a 737 a lot less aircraft than what can actually be put to good use and utilized on another. Also a 737 might do well to replace a bunch of regional jets, and MD80's excessive frequencies. United and Delta have a soft underbelly in one location and this underbelly must not be allowed to catapult SkyTeam and Star Allinace any further into the stratosphere.
.
HMMM..... lets keep Merger Mania simple and delude ourselves with the simplistic notion of a US-AA merger. Profit is key. Perhaps I should have mentioned something about an instant hub too.
It is not rocket science to see
MIA as a gateway to South America and the Carribean,
SEA as a Gateway to Asia,
DFW as a Major Domestic and international central US fairweather transit hub

ORD is getting hemmed in by UA and DL DTW, MSP, need I say more.

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