Re: US Airways Fleet Changes

Date:         30 Apr 97 03:19:12 
From:         "McElravy" <>
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Mr. Steve has announced plans to turn US into a "smaller, regional
carrier." While I personally think his plans of eliminating FL and CA
service are suicide, the idea has not been lost on me. I may have mentioned
this before, but I think US would do great with CRJs, operating them like
Air Canada does. The 50 pax version COULD be a bit small, but the new
Series 700 would be great (assuming US lives until 1999). US Airways serves
some dinky wee airports (they serve just about every town in western PA
with a driveway long enough to land a jet on) and I'm not sure that using
737s is the best plan. Cheap, small airliners are what US needs. But like
others, I can't see US being around long enough to make anything of these
(and other) plans. I could see American (or someone else) eating them
easily. Historically, it would be tragic but I wouldn't lose to much sleep
over it.