PSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7908 posts, RR: 27
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3305 times:
Most of these aircraft are headed over to Europe, where their performance is better suited to the route structure of many of the short-hop regionals.
While the Avro's were a passenger favorite at NW/XJ, allowed for high yield ASE service, and fit a niche before the introduction of the new generation of E-jets, they are now obsolete in NW's route structure. They were never designed to fly routes like MSP-SLC economically.
That said, on the last full day of operation, Monday Dec. 18th, the Avro's will serve (from DTW): CMH, CVG, MBS, GRB, ROC, SDF, YUL
The last 2 departures out of DTW will be:
NW 3542 DTW-YUL Dep: 9:13pm Arr: 10:55pm
NW 3514 DTW-ROC Dep: 9:33pm Arr: 10:43pm
So, the last departure out of DTW will be to ROC, but the final flight will arrive in YUL.
This is all tenative at this point, until the schedule if finalized over the next few weeks.
Mirrodie From United States of America, joined exactly 15 years ago today! , 7454 posts, RR: 61
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3283 times:
SO is Dec. 18 the last day of service for hte Av/RJ/BAe in the USA? DOes anyone else fly them in the US?
I flew on the 142 back in 2001 on Qantaslink, and again this past July on QantasLink. Great aircraft, great lookiong and so unique. Remember the interior middle of the aisle, where the ceiling drops in and it says, "Mind Your Head"? Cool plane.
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Falstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6256 posts, RR: 30
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3164 times:
Quoting N31029 (Reply 6): This particular aircraft is also visually stimulating in a world filled with an increasing number of more traditional twins. The high-wing four-engine design has always been pleasing to the eye.
I Always thought the RJ was the best looking regional aircraft. To me, it looks like it has some real substance.
Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 9): Don't forget the fact that the seats are the widest in the NW/XJ/9E fleet
The RJ seats were great. The aircraft felt, and probably is, much roomier than the CRJ. I wish I had more chances to fly on an RJ.
Knope2001 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3132 posts, RR: 31
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2923 times:
AWAC kept about 4 flying to the very end for UA* just for Aspen ski peak this past winter, to about 4/3/2006 or so. In addition to DEN-ASE and LAX-ASE, they ran a daily 146 trip ATW-ORD-DSM-DEN and DEN-CID-ORD-ATW just to rotate them back to Appleton for maintenence.
United_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7569 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2697 times:
Wow,so ROC will be the final departure,cool. I love seeing them come in daily here. I saw a new colors one last night but it was too dark for a pic. I was lucky to get a pic of a new colors one in August. There can't be very many of them.
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F9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 5237 posts, RR: 17
Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2614 times:
Quoting Falstaff (Reply 10): I Always thought the RJ was the best looking regional aircraft. To me, it looks like it has some real substance.
You are correct. It is a fine looking bird, and very smooth. Curves that make you go "WOWSA", and those gears..... Oh those gears..... MMMMMMMMMMM. And when those flaps come down, oh yes, nothing like when they go down! That plane penetrates through those soft clouds, and climbs like a rocket.
.... Mountains.... Flying over the rockies is some of the most turbulent flying out there. The 146 was a great aircraft, new paint and interior and it would have served United into the Future. Instead they replaced it with an aircraft not nearly as capable for the mission profile. Crj-700s to ASE, good luck.