EWRkid1990 From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 186 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 5430 times:
I recently booked a flight on CO, routing EWR-DTW on Jan. 7th, 2011, returning on the 9th. The outbound flights on the 7th were all operated on XJ metal, with XJ flight numbers. When it came to choose the return flight, I noticed that out of 5 options for return flights, 3 of them were being flown on UAX (operated by Shuttle America) E-170's. but the flight numbers for the UAX operated flights were as follows, 1285, 1283, 1284. These flight numbers seem like they would be assigned to mainline CO ops, not express flights.
Are CO and UA merging their express flying? Will the crew on the return flight say "Welcome aboard CO 1284"? And will the flight arrive at the United gates at A1 in EWR? or the CO gates in A2 or even the mainline gates in C? Any info on this would be good, since I haven't heard anything about merged regional flying between the two airlines.
IndyWA From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 357 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5144 times:
These flights are UNITED EXPRESS flights...no mention of CO will be made (as far as we've been told anyway - this is due to CO scope). We have yet to be told where we are parking, but I'm sure it'll be in A somewhere.
drerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5334 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5086 times:
Yeah - at IAH UAX CR7s will be operating out of Terminal B...not sure about the E70s. The 763 will arrive from LIM at E and be towed over to C16 where SFO arrival and departures and LIM departures will occur.
elbandgeek From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 771 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4816 times:
After the DL/NW merger, it seemed as though the Northwest Airlink brand disappeared almost immediately, long before NW flights became "Delta operated by Northwest" since they were operated by a different carrier anyway they just started using Delta Connection right away. Is there some reason they're continuing use of Continental Express/Connection instead of rebranding those immediately? Something to do with getting around CO's scope?