- Jan 6, 2002
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From the mouth of Peter Bowler, AA will drop part of the American Connection Code share to help comply with ASM cap.
What's wrong with that? Amr has decided to drop a codeshare contract in order to allow for growth at a W/O carrier. Good for Eagle. They are not finding a way around scope, they are working within the scope agreement with mainline and giving the flying to their W/O carrier.InclusiveScope said:Imagine that - management finding a way around a mainline scope clause. Wake up ALPA, and APA - time to try another approach.
What's wrong with that? Amr has decided to drop a codeshare contract in order to allow for growth at a W/O carrier. Good for Eagle. They are not finding a way around scope, they are working within the scope agreement with mainline and giving the flying to their W/O carrier.
It doesn't sound to me like they "dropped a code share contract" sounds like we are gonna be making more money on these runs until they get their ASM thing under control.Although there will be some loss of connect traffic to American when the "AA*" code is removed, American will continue to have a relationship with the AmericanConnection carriers and is working on plans to retain as much connect revenue from these carriers as possible.
Correct me if I am wrong, but when I read the AEA>ALPA Contract, I read the scope clause to mean that the flying performed by aircraft where Eagle has operational control over the aircraft would be flown by members of the ALPA/EGF Seniority list, i.e., aircraft listed in Eagle/Exec's OpsSpecs. Since CHQ and TSA are not owned by eagle, nor are those aircraft listed on the Eagle OpsSpecs, I dont see where the letter of scope is violated, but the SPIRIT of scope is, but when dealing with AMR, we all know its the LETTER that counts, and NOT the SPIRIT.sabreliner said:The American Connection flying should ALL have been dropped cold a long time ago. It is in direct violation of the American Eagle PWA, one of the few good things in that contract. I'm certainly not going to rejoice over mgmt finding another way to walk all over a contract they negotiated and signed in good faith.
I just thought of something else. AA could sell Eagle, and have them join the Alliance, then they could permanently shrink AA mainline, and only grow the Eagle alliance, which would save AA a lot of money, and they could keep the B and C scale pilots flying at Eagle and Connection, without having to worry about all of their scope problems.
I'm defining Operational Control as its defined in 121, the right to delay, divert, or cancel a flight - which is reserved to the dispatchers of CHQ and TSA for THEIR flights - Eagle DXR's cant touch a Connection flight.3green said:You said it in your fist statment. Operational control!! If you look at The TSA/CHQ contracts, AA not only has operational control but has the rigt to take over the leases on these aircraft.