NASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3079 posts, RR: 5 Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2086 times:
I almost beg to differ. I am not sure how many CRJs Mesaba has, but I see more Northwest CRJs flying over my folk's house while I am up in the Detroit area than I see Saab 340s. It is rare that I even see an ARJ-85 anymore. I was thinking that Mesaba Saab 340s are pretty much just being used for Intrastate routes with a few to Toledo and Fort Wayne.
PSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 6867 posts, RR: 29 Reply 10, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1995 times:
Pinnacle is larger at all 3 hubs than Mesaba.
Mesaba has 49 Saab's, 1 CRJ, and ~12 ARJ's left (which will be gone in Dec.)
Pinnacle has 129 CRJ's in service.
Simply, Pinnacle has more flights in all 3 hubs, however, as said, DTW is Pinnacle's largest base.
Mesaba's 2 CRJ's did not come from Pinnacle, they were a part of the 15 that were to be delivered that were stopped when NW filed Ch.11. One was turned over to operate the Compass certificate.
There are a ton of routes that Mesaba and Pinnacle fly out of DTW. Go look at the online timeline, there are too many to list. There are many city pairs that both airlines serve, depending on the specific flight.
NASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3079 posts, RR: 5 Reply 12, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1898 times:
Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 4): They fly to Latrobe and cities in and near Minnesota. I'm sure they're around MEM flying to nearby cities as well. They don't go off too far...
Yeah I meant that. They seem to be doing all intrastate stuff though and maybe a neighboring state. I remember back in the day Mesaba used to fly to places in West Virginia and Knoxville with Saab 340s, but probably those are all done with Pinnacle CRJs now
Quoting RedTailDTW (Reply 6): Does anyone know some of the places that Pinnalce flies to out of DTW?
I want to say Shreveport LA, Huntsville Al, Lincoln NE