A330323X From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 3039 posts, RR: 46 Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2178 times:
Quoting N1120A (Reply 6): Yes, but Comair has been all purejet for quite a time now. Why in the world would they have such long term lease obligations?
Until recently, airplane leases were traditionally often quite long-term. I think you'll find that most airlines that haven't been through bankruptcy recently are still paying for planes they haven't flown in a long while. Continental, for example, is not only still paying for leases on MD-80s, but also a number of EMB-120s and ATR-42s.
I'm the expert on here on two things, neither of which I care about much anymore.
Sllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 6 Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1690 times:
At one point in time, Comair was keeping the 4 Brasilias for something to do with pilot contracts, or an agreement with Delta, I forget which. I believe that they are/were not allowed to put new hires directly into the jets, so everyone cycled through the -120's for a short period of time.