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Flying On UAX 2-23... Question  
User currently offlineBoeingguy1 From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 415 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2221 times:

Hello all,

This will be my first time on an American Carrier post-9/11, and I wanted to know what it would be like...

UAX Operated by Mesa
EWR-IAD
ERJ-145

IAD-CLT
ERJ-145

I know that service levels are low, but do they even serve peanuts?  Smile Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Gatwick South! Id rather crash in Brighton!
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User currently offlinePgtravel From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 446 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2205 times:

In general, UA will still give you free soda and peanuts/pretzels but maybe not on these flights. There is a cutoff where if a flight is short enough, they don't do a service. The EWR-IAD flight may be too short, but I don't recall off hand what the exact cutoff is. IAD-CLT should have a drink service with snacks, but again, they can sometimes get a little lax on the rules.

User currently offlineApodino From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 4234 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2164 times:

I wasnt aware Mesa operated erj's for United.

User currently offline777DadandJr From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1516 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2161 times:

Quoting Apodino (Reply 2):
I wasnt aware Mesa operated erj's for United.

According to united.com, all fllights from EWR-IAD on 2/23 are Mesa.

Russ



My glass is neither 1/2 empty nor 1/2 full, rather, the glass itself is twice as big as it should be.
User currently offlineIceTitan447 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2112 times:

Quoting Boeingguy1 (Thread starter):
I know that service levels are low, but do they even serve peanuts?

Service levels are fine, and peanuts wont be served. Sad you'll be on an ERJ for you first US flight. Not a great flight to gain impressions of the US airline industry. With peanuts being a problem these days for allergies, they will serve a cookie if anything.


User currently offlineEjmmsu From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1692 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2105 times:

The Express operation for UA at IAD is quite a mess. Having a large Mesa presence is the main culprit, and with all the various regional carriers there, communication is not very good.

You had better hope your flights are on time. UAexpress in IAD won't hold a jet for connecting passengers. Once they know its weather or ATC related, and their hands are clean of it, they will do NOTHING to help stranded travelers by holding flights for even 1 or 2 minutes. I sprinted accross IAD a couple months ago, took the excruciatingly long bus ride to G, and found out they had closed the door about 2 minutes before I got there. Had their been any communication between my slightly weather delayed Shuttle America flight and my connection on to Chatuaqua, I would have easily made my flight. There were even people on the bus with me from the delayed flight calling UA, the IAD airport, etc trying to get someone to tell the G gates that we were on our way.

UA is a great airline, but their current Express setup really sucks at IAD.

That said, I hope you don't have any of my problems, and enjoy flying  Smile



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User currently offline777DadandJr From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1516 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2105 times:

Quoting IceTitan447 (Reply 4):
With peanuts being a problem these days for allergies, they will serve a cookie if anything.

On UA MDT-ORD on a ERJ145, we got a bag of snack mix and a can of soda, in a cup, with ice! No peanuts in the snack mix.

Russ



My glass is neither 1/2 empty nor 1/2 full, rather, the glass itself is twice as big as it should be.
User currently offlineBoeingguy1 From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 415 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2090 times:

Just double checked my Itinerary ... it is a ERJ-145 and is operated by Mesa.


Gatwick South! Id rather crash in Brighton!
User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2049 times:

IceTitan,


Do you have issues with the ERJ??? It is a far superior a/c to the CRJ. I try to get the ERJ when I non-rev. Can't stand the CRJ's at all. That does include the -700's.


Sean from MCO and SDF



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User currently offlineRalgha From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 1614 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2041 times:

It's Mesa, of course the operation is going to suck. It is not representative of all the express carriers though. Unfortunately you make your post-911 domestic carrier flight on the worst of all domestic carriers (Mesa).


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User currently offlinePgtravel From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 446 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1999 times:

Quoting Ejmmsu (Reply 5):

UA is a great airline, but their current Express setup really sucks at IAD.

The good news is that it won't last for long. United is assuming the lease on the old DH gates in A (where UAX used to be). Thank goodness for that!


User currently offlineCongaboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 352 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1993 times:

My favorite domestic carrier is UA, and most of the UAX service is decent, but my issue has to do with the aircraft. A few guys commented on the express area and gates at IAD, and I agree, its like a bus terminal. Having flown on alot of the UAX planes, here is a list of most favorite to dog poo:
1/ ERJ 170/190
2/ CRJ900
3/ CRJ200
4/ ERJ145

Sorry, mate, but that is my opinion. I avoid the ERJ145 at all costs, its just too dang small, especially the two-seat side. Enjoy your ride, nonetheless.



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User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1975 times:

I feel like my feelings have been hurt. The 145 is a far more comfortable ride than the Canadian thing. I enjoy working the 145 and would not go back to the CRJ if I had a choice.



Sean from MCO and SDF



I Don't know where I am anymore
User currently offlineUALFAson From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 697 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1966 times:

While I agree UA's Express operation at IAD leaves much to be desired, I don't think Ejmmsu's experience is exclusive to UA. I have had similar experiences with AA Eagle (which is a direct subsidiary of AA) at DFW that involved sprinting from C-30something to A-0 only to miss the 15 minute cutoff by 2-4 minutes thanks to delayed flights and getting zero sympathy from the gate agents.

When I flew UAX EWR-IAD a while back, they threw out a quickie drink and biscotti service, although that was before the Mesa takeover.

Happy travels!



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User currently offlineCongaboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 352 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1940 times:

Quoting FutureFO (Reply 12):
I feel like my feelings have been hurt.

Sorry, FutureFO. Just my opinion, I have heard many others share yours in their appreciation for the ERJ145. Now, if you want to talk about the 170/190, very nice aircraft.

Conga



"Joey, you like movies about gladiators?"
User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1939 times:

We also fly the E170, Haven't worked it, but flown on it plenty of times in F.


Sean from MCO and SDF



I Don't know where I am anymore
User currently offlineBoeingguy1 From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 415 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1921 times:

Based on your comments, im praying for no delays out of EWR!!


Gatwick South! Id rather crash in Brighton!
User currently offlineOOer From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 1464 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1879 times:

I believe there is some wrong information here. Mesa does not operare ERJs for the UAX operation. Its either one of the republic airlines planes or its really a CRJ!


Unless things recently changed!

[Edited 2006-02-15 09:28:54]

User currently offlineBoeingguy1 From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 415 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1866 times:

Quoting OOer (Reply 17):
I believe there is some wrong information here. Mesa does not operare ERJs for the UAX operation. Its either one of the republic airlines planes or its really a CRJ!


Unless things recently changed!

...Direct from my Itinerary:


* OPERATED BY UNITED EXPRESS/ MESA AIRLINES
PLEASE CHECK AT Macedonian Airlines (Greece)">IN AT UNITED AIRLINES

MP Miles
500 Meals Served
Equip
ER4



Gatwick South! Id rather crash in Brighton!
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1861 times:

Quoting OOer (Reply 17):
I believe there is some wrong information here. Mesa does not operare ERJs for the UAX operation. Its either one of the republic airlines planes or its really a CRJ!

According to Travelocity and Orbitz and United.com, Boeingguy1's info is correct. I'm looking at it right now.

operated by UNITED EXPRESS/MESA AIRLINES

On an ERJ. UA FLights 7251, 7161, 7390, 7134, 7192

On a CRJ. UA Flight 7374, 7138, 7358

They are also codeshares with US.

Regardless, it clearly states MESA!

Instead of doubting the man, why not look it up?  sarcastic 

[Edited 2006-02-15 13:39:39]

User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 20, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1830 times:

YV does operate CRJ's on the UA side. I can take a look into Skynet to be sure but as of right now there are CR2's and CR'7's operating for UA.



Sean from MCO and SDF



I Don't know where I am anymore
User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 21, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1830 times:

Unfortuantely on Weblist it does not say which UAX carrier it is. It is just showing the flight number and the load status.


Sean from MCO and SDF



I Don't know where I am anymore
User currently offlineEjmmsu From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1692 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1817 times:

Since this is IAD-CLT, it is very possible that it is operated by US express and shows up as a UA flight due to the codeshare.


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User currently offlineLoggat From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 666 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1804 times:

Yes, Mesa does now operate ERJ's for UAX. I can definitely assure you of that 100%. I work for another UAX ERJ operator and fly through IAD 20 or more times per week. The planes came over from their USAirways operation in CLT. Registrations are N85_MJ and N86_MJ.

Don't expect the Flight Attendant to get out of their seat, let alone serve you anything.

I was on one of their flights MHT-IAD (double the trip length) and didn't get squat. Mesa is an embarassment. They make Trans States look good.

IAD-EWR is often subject to EWR groundstops, so there is a good chance the flight will be delayed.

Good luck

[Edited 2006-02-16 00:28:01]


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User currently offlineBoeingguy1 From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 415 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1795 times:

Quoting Ejmmsu (Reply 22):
Since this is IAD-CLT, it is very possible that it is operated by US express and shows up as a UA flight due to the codeshare.

I wish, when I originally booked it I wanted to fly US EWR-CLT direct, but UA wouldnt let me with my miles...  

[Edited 2006-02-16 00:33:02]


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User currently offlineUadc8contrail From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1782 posts, RR: 9
Reply 25, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1748 times:

Quoting OOer (Reply 17):
Mesa does not operare ERJs for the UAX operation

OOer,
when mesa lost some of the us flying they pimped out the erjs to the other customers...i was under the impression from some air shuttle guys that DL took some and UA took the rest...but ua did take mesa up on the added erj145 flying...dont know about the delta thing



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