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Whats This Plane Doing In PHX?  
User currently offlineFlyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1990 posts, RR: 3
Posted (12 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4146 times:

Hey all, Interested in as to what this aircraft is doing in PHX?

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It says "Midway Airlines" and appears to be a Midway CRJ operating for US Airways express. However, why would it be in PHX, Storage? At first I thought it was most likely a Mesa CRJ that swapped into the PHX base from the east to do AWX service. Any insight would be greatly appriciated!

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User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3841 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3922 times:

Ever think it could have been a change in airplane for that day?  Smile


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User currently offlineATL2CDG From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 296 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3793 times:


It is not possible for it to be 'a change in airplane' for that day: Midway Airlines went bankrupt and ceased all operations several months ago.

My guess is that someone gladly took ahold of a highly-popular CRJ for the low, low cost that often comes with bankruptcy. However, I'm often wrong, so a more knowledgeable source is welcome to chime in.


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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7879 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3785 times:

I am not 100% sure of the current status of Midway Airlines. My only guess was that this particular plane was recently picked up by Mesa and is now flying AWX routes from Phoenix. Plus I do not believe Mesa has a CRJ maintance facility in PHX.

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User currently offlineJetskipper From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 432 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3670 times:

Mesa whores itself out to so many airlines its hard to keep all their aircraft operating within the correct system.

User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3548 times:

Mesa was the successful bidder for Midway's assets, so the Midway CRJs are now owned by Mesa.

User currently offline737Captain From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 120 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3405 times:

Mesa does have a hangar in PHX and the aircraft is/was here because of a celebration concerning the delivery of mesa's 100th rj, i believe carried down some employees from CLT for the celebration. Also i believe it is now in for mx because PHX is the location of the only mesa hangar in it's system.
Too bad you missed the celebration, there was a ERJ here as well.
cheers  Smile

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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3321 times:

Incidentally I also saw a US Express Dash-8 at LAS last weekend...kind of an odd sighting, anyone know what the deal is with that?


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