Anyone else find it absurd they still have that flying around the system? It might be cool to see, but wow. That is more of a blast from the past then the retrojets, because I at least knew they were coming. I heard about this plane flying around like that back in 04, but I find it nearly impossible they still haven't done anything with it.
WesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5395 posts, RR: 25 Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 7685 times:
Quoting USPIT10L (Reply 2): That is the only plane that still has USAir Express titles. It is a B1900D for Air Midwest. I guess it just hasn't had a D-check in awhile (that's when the paint gets changed/reapplied).
There's probably more than one of these puppies out there in Air Midwest's system.
Woohoo! Back to Beirut in Oct '13! (Along with a stop in DOH for 4 days)
BigJimFX From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 321 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 7130 times:
Yeah you could imagine my suprise when I saw a US Express B1900 landing @ DFW. But this is actually what appears to be a subcontractor, subbing out service. These flights out of DFW are operated by Air Midwest, Said to be operated by Mesa, and handled by the YX crew from check in to closing the door. My guess is that Air Midwest bought these off of Colgan after they started picking up S340's for that EAS thing.
Not necessarily operated by YV. I actually pushed this plane out of gate 15A in PHX on Saturday night...lol. It has a Mesa reg. but is operated by Air Midwest, different baggage load sheets and everything. It is a rough looking airplane though...my favorite one in the system is the all white 1900.....I think it N142YV.....not sure....Operations always says Casper is on the ground for whatever gate.
Ok, wait for the RJ to pass, cleared to push tail south Mike, and you're cleared to spin #2 in the push.
Air Midwest is owned by Mesa Air Group. (Kinda like saying Freedom Airlines pilots dont work for Mesa).
I love that bird. Every time I see her it brings back memories of my youth. USAir Dc-9's, Md-80's, Fokker 100's zipping around when PIT was a busy airport. Dash-8's, B1900's, J31's, D328's, S340's, SW4's, BE99's etc. I miss those days!
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Steeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 8811 posts, RR: 19 Reply 19, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2383 times:
Quoting ATCT (Reply 17): I love that bird. Every time I see her it brings back memories of my youth. USAir Dc-9's, Md-80's, Fokker 100's zipping around when PIT was a busy airport. Dash-8's, B1900's, J31's, D328's, S340's, SW4's, BE99's etc. I miss those days!
That wasn't that long ago... Like 1998 really
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BigJimFX From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 321 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2172 times:
Quoting AAtakeMeAway (Reply 11): I'm glad you mentioned this. When US/HP/YX/Mesa were in B, didn't US handle Mesa and YX flights at the gate? I guess YX got their own agents when they moved to E? Is that right?
Not sure about who operated the ground handling, but in B Mesa's ticketing was done by Midwest.
Rewind my post 5 words. Operated by Air Midwest, Said to be operated by Mesa.... I know it's a mouth full and a pain to wrap your head around. Like Delta Operated by Shuttle America, handled by a different contract company...