146CREW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2546 times:
I saw a Mesa/United Express ERJ-145 in CLT last week N851MJ. Looking at the United Timetable it shows multiple routes with Mesa using ERJ equip. I thought all ERJs were going to Delta. Did something change? How many ERJs are expected to be used at UAX. Also when is Mesa last ERJ flight for US Airways express? Thanks.
AV8AJET From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2546 times:
The plan was for the ERJ's to fly for DL under the (Freedom Airlines) certificate but that changed to CRJ's and the ERJ's to US. There is to be 30 (CR2's) 50-seaters coming for DL. Being with one of the other DL Connection carriers I'm not thrilled with J.O. coming into the DL network!
ATWZW170 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2546 times:
You shouldn't be thrilled at all that Mesa is coming to DL. Next think you know your costs are being compared to Mesa's and DL is asking you to go lower.
I was reading in the US Airways Employee Newsletter that Mesa's flights will leave the east in spring. Mesa will only operate out of the west for the "foreseeable" future. Air Wisconsin will operate a majority of the east coast flights. I wonder just how long the foreseeable future is.
USXguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2546 times:
Mesa will continue to operate the CRJ 900s for US for quite some time, and Air Midwest will be around for at least another year or two.
Air Wisconsin will remain to have much of the PHL/DCA jet market, with Chautauqua in BOS/LGA and PSA owning CLT. Piedmont/Colgan will still be around, hopefully we'll see PDT pick up some new planes soon...
Nah. At some point every one of their Saabs will be dead at a various outstations and they'll have to close up shop. People flame the heck out of Mesa, but Colgan is the the real "Duct tape and bubble gum" operation.