Flyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1990 posts, RR: 3 Posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4787 times:
Hey, I just heard that Mesa has just started their United Express CRJ-700 service, what I am wondering if indeed this is true, and what routes are the aircraft flying on? This is absolutely awesome! Anyways I have a feeling that the BAe146 aircraft are slipping from UA's Express fleet, as I know Air Wis has The CR7 on order! Anyways, any info, or gossip about this is welcome here.
MoPac From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 218 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4742 times:
have a feeling that the BAe146 aircraft are slipping from UA's Express fleet
Do the CRJ-700s have enough kick to get our of ASE? If not then what will UA substitute to hot & high cities when the BAe-146s are gone? Furthermore, it seems UAL is using Air Wisconsin on fewer and fewer flights, aren't they owned by UAL and why would they use Mesa instead of the house brand for future Express flights?
Ops48 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 64 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4574 times:
The way I read it, Air Wisconsin will continue to provide United Express jet service, while Mesa will run Q200's and CRJ's. So, United Express will have Air Whisky and Mesa flying CRJ's.
F9 has stated publicly that they were disappointed in Mesa's on-time and reliability performance ratings, and thus decided to drop Mesa as their regional code share and sign a twelve year deal with Horizon. I guess it's a good thing they only put the Frontier Express livery on two CRJ's that I have seen. Some Mesa CRJ's are still naked save for the N number on the tail, very convenient.
Ec From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4551 times:
Well HP isn't too happy with Mesa's performance either. HP finally is a solid reliable carrier and now they don't want to have their good rep soured by Mesa bad ops. HP also just amended the Rj contract to get rid of all the CR7 aircraft...wonder where they're going. Have fun UAL.
MaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 19096 posts, RR: 49
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4541 times:
They will need to keep the 146s unless they plan to drive the CR7s and CR9s up I-70 from DEN to ASE and EGE. I understand that a CRJ-200 can make it out of EGE with 12 pax and just barely enough fuel to get to DEN.
Flyboy7974 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4492 times:
dont forget though that the CR7 and CR9 have a huge operational difference than the CRJ200, leading edge slats. although the a/c were built much larger at the same time, leading edge slats were put in place to help a lil bit with the lift on t/o for some of those west coast cities. even in phx, which is hot, but not high, they have problems with the CRJ200 and t/o performance. i heard the erj in phx is even worst.
Flyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1990 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4376 times:
Well if all the CR7s are leaving HP Express then the one that is schduled for service to EUG on OCT 15 might only last a couple of months! I was told AIr Wis planned on keeping some BAe146s around for the ski season each year, how ever I don't know if that is very acurate! I flew out of PHX in June on a 102 degree day, the CR2 we were on took an extreamly long time just to rotate! So who knows...
Flyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4302 times:
The planes are great....Mesa has grown too quickly. This is the main reason for their unreliability...they also have crew issues...training, scheduling, the pilots forgetting which flight they are on (oye).
A big problem for the HPX operation has been the heat...in TUS the 900's they send us overheat all of the time...mostly the batteries. We haven't had any issues with weight restrictions, mostly mechanical problems of all kinds.
They basically haven't gotten very organized, they are more interested in growing and making money. Doug Parker, CEO of HP, stated we need to grow our mainline fleet more than the express fleet...give them time to catch up and get organized.
Ornstein is very much aware of the problems and has met with Parker to deal with the issues and get the problems resolved. Only time will tell!
The interiors they put in the planes for our flights were beautiful....light blue leather seats in F/C and the same pastel blue pattern as on our mainline fleet. Basically they look very similiar to our new Airbus interiors. Does anyone know if UA's fleet will have first class?? What does it look like?