Ilsapproach From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 410 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 7 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4430 times:
XJ has ended RJ flights to and from MSP as of 10/29............but will continue from DTW til years end. I will try to post link from Mpls Tribune later today. My poor neighbor was a high senority pilot flying the BAE-146 (RJ75's to XJ) I haven't seen him to ask him what he'll be doing now.......downgrade to Saab 340 I'm sure.
Sad to see this unique aircraft go......but I can see why in light of Mesaba's current condition, it only makes sense.
Scouse From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4173 times:
About 10 or 11 years ago when I lived in the Manchester area a friend of mine worked at BAE where the RJ85 was built and he was able to get an invite for me to go to the family open day. We were guided around the factory to see the planes in all stages of build and when we got to the end there was a finished and painted RJ waiting to be delivered in NWA colours. I had never heard of NWA then and thought they may have been a small upstart somewhere in a third world country but have now been a platinum elite worldperks member for the last 2 years. I wonder if that one was the last RJ to leave the fleet.
I have travelled on all NW plane types except the RJ but I suppose from Oct 29th I have now been on all thier plane types.
Many years ago I have flown BA and Lufthansa RJ's and they were very nice flights.
You were talking about a big pay cut... there you have it. He would still make about $64 an hour at the Avro, sure a lot less, unless he goes to the CRJ which is just a $2 pay cut, and if Mesaba gets the CRJ-900 he will probably be on that.
Quoting Thegooddoctor (Reply 3): Also, had F - not gonna see that on a NW RJ for a long long time (if ever...).
Azjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4365 posts, RR: 26
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3866 times:
23 of the RJ-85s will live on wearing the tri colour of AirFrance. CityJet, the Irish subsidary partner is in the process of aquiring these fat ladies and will be flying the CityJet route map from November. They'll be totally gutted, refurbished and repainted and will come out smelling and looking like new. They will be configured with 95 seats with the euro modular business class divider thing.
It will be a sad day when the leave the fleet. It was always a sense of individuality when we rolled into airports where we were the only jumbolino in town! It was a great time flying them and will always be lucky to have done so.
ABQopsHP From United States of America, joined May 2006, 883 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3856 times:
I was nonreving on PS years back and was supposed to be on a BAe146. They did an equip sub to DC9. Then I tried to take AW from DEN-ASE and it was full all day. Alas I will never get to fly this beauty.