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Rumor: Skyway Purchasing Additional FRJ  
User currently offlineN353SK From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 811 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2600 times:

Just heard from a high up at Skyway that they are finalizing purchase of one FRJ, and that's all they told us. If it happens, expect an announcement around Monday or Tuesday. Any speculation as to what they'll do with just one more FRJ? and Who they're buying it from?

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User currently offlineKnope2001 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2862 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 day ago) and read 2514 times:

If you assume the BE1 are going and the 50-seat RJ's are coming, Skyway could still use a few more FRJ's

I plotted out a possible schedule under this scenario, and even with some cutbacks in existing BE1 routes, most of the FRJ flying would move to places like Green Bay, St Louis, Des Moines, Marquette, etc. That means nearly every current FRJ market would have to upgrade to 50-seat RJs. Some like Balitmore and Hartford will have no problem filling the extra 18 seats, but not every FRJ market really needs the upgrade. So they could use another FRJ or two to try to lessen the jump in capacity.

Wherever they might be getting one additional FRJ, it must be pretty favorable terms to be worth messing around with one more. It doesn't seem likely that they had an urgent use for exactly one more FRJ and so they went shopping for that. That's like going to the grocery store and buying two slices of bread.


User currently offlineN353SK From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 811 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 19 hours ago) and read 2410 times:

Don't expect GRB to go FRJ too soon, loads are pretty weak on that route a lot of times. One flight that is always packed is CWA. That could use a little more capacity at times. Also, I could see CMH going all jet, and/or maybe SDF/STL/DSM getting another jet frequency.

User currently offlineSkyexRamper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 18 hours ago) and read 2377 times:

Quoting N353SK (Thread starter):

Don't know how long have you been at skyway cause those with time know not to listen to HQ unless it's sitting on the ramp in our livery.


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 15 hours ago) and read 2300 times:

Quoting N353SK (Thread starter):
Who they're buying it from?

Probably one of the former DH ones parked in South Carolina.


User currently offlineKnope2001 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2862 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (8 years 12 hours ago) and read 2244 times:

Quoting N353SK (Reply 2):
Don't expect GRB to go FRJ too soon, loads are pretty weak on that route a lot of times. One flight that is always packed is CWA. That could use a little more capacity at times. Also, I could see CMH going all jet, and/or maybe SDF/STL/DSM getting another jet frequency.

When the BE1's go I'm sure Green Bay will see FRJs again. Other than Skyway, Green Bay hasn't had anything but jets for years. Frequent fliers at GRB know that Skyway mean 40 minutes in a Beech and everyboyd BUT Skyway is a jet. Also GRB 's six flights per day means that some of them are at comparably weak times of the day and that makes overall load factor less than steller. That 8:30pm southbound flight alone carries mostly air and hurts the GRB average. But with FRJs flying only and the 4 or so heaviest times they'll probably do a lot better.


User currently offlineN353SK From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 811 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 hours ago) and read 2164 times:

Quoting SkyexRamper (Reply 3):
Don't know how long have you been at skyway cause those with time know not to listen to HQ unless it's sitting on the ramp in our livery.

I know that, I felt like sharing my possibly unfounded rumor anyways. I definitely didn't believe them when they said they weren't planning on getting rid of the BE1's any time soon.... The pilots already know it but there will still be a mutiny when it's announced.


User currently offlineUSPIT10L From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 3295 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2084 times:

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 4):
Probably one of the former DH ones parked in South Carolina.

Yeah, I heard this from a friend of mine who trains for Skyway in MKE. It probably is one of the ex-DH birds in MYR. Hated working them with ACA, but YX's were excellent. Nice ride too, took one to MKE with that friend last summer. Knope2001, welcome to my RR list.



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User currently offlineDTWAGENT From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2050 times:

Question??? What about FNT??? That is a BE1. Well they put in a Jet some time soon?????


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User currently offlineCa2ohHP From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 953 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2019 times:

How long has Skyway been talking about these FRJ's? Like 2 years now?

User currently offlineSkyexRamper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1902 times:

Quoting Ca2ohHP (Reply 9):
How long has Skyway been talking about these FRJ's? Like 2 years now?

mmmm..yeah just about. Key word, talking..


User currently offlineJBo From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 2310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1828 times:

I too heard about the FRJ purchase talking with a manager from another station who heard about it. Also heard about 355SK. So it seems like at the moment, if/when the new bird comes online, it'll be back to square one for a bit.

As for new FRJ routes, MKG has been packed lately. We could use at least one FRJ on a morning flight out.



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User currently offlineKnope2001 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2862 posts, RR: 30
Reply 12, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1778 times:

Is 355SK out for awhile? Any idea how long?

User currently offlineJBo From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 2310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1673 times:

Quoting Knope2001 (Reply 12):
Is 355SK out for awhile? Any idea how long?

I dunno. What I heard was that at some station they forgot to pull out the adapter before retracting the jetway, and the adapter fell out and came down on the door, damaging it pretty good.

But on the same note, our dispatch routing today shows 355 flying a line, so I have no idea now.



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User currently offlineKnope2001 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2862 posts, RR: 30
Reply 14, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1618 times:

Thanks for the info!

User currently offlineMlsrar From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1417 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1613 times:

I thought that they evaluated the ex-DH birds and gave them the thumbs-down due to poor maintenance.


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User currently offlineMke717spotter From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2435 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1544 times:

Quoting Mlsrar (Reply 15):
I thought that they evaluated the ex-DH birds and gave them the thumbs-down due to poor maintenance.

Yeah that's what I heard to, but it may not hurt just to get one or a couple. So since this is a "rumor", you guys up at skyway think this is true? It'd be good to see Skyway finally moving ahead and addin more jets to their fleet.



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User currently offlineN353sk From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 811 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1530 times:

Quoting Knope2001 (Reply 12):
Is 355SK out for awhile? Any idea how long?

355 was flying today, so if it was out for mx it's back now.


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