USAir330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 822 posts, RR: 1 Posted (11 years 4 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2637 times:
Ok I know Horizon and America West Express operate the Dash-8. But I realized that US Airways is the only top airline that uses the Dash-8. Did any of the other 5 major airlines operate the Dash-8 at one point. (And no I do not consider Southwest a major airline)
SegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 5 days ago) and read 2351 times:
Mesa also flies Dash 8s for USAirways Express out of CLT and MIA.
Mesa / Mountain Air flew Dash 8s for United Express out of DEN in the 90s, and when Mesa lost the contract, they were sent to PHX to fly for Cactus.
Northwest Airlink / Mesaba had 25 Dash 8s
Air Wisconsin (for United) flew 8 Dash 8 - 300s in the early 90s, transferred to ACA I believe in the early days of ACA's ops. The -8s were replacements for the Fokker 27s.
Zebfly2 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 416 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2315 times:
USAir330-Southwest has over 250+ a/c in it's fleet and are more profitable in flying them 3/4 full than some of the other majors who are flying their 747, 777, & 767's less than 1/2 full. If that's not one of the criteria for a major airline, then what is? Have you taken a look at the so called majors ie: AA, UA, DL, etc. They are closer to where Eastern, Pan Am(the old Pan Am), & TWA are now, DEFUNCT, than Southwest will probably ever be. Just a thought.
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