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Continental Express Dash-8?  
User currently offlineFlyUSCG From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 656 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 8619 times:

I was reporting for the morning originator in White Plains NY yesterday morning (10/9) and parked to the side of the gates was a Dash8-200 painted in Continental Express colors. It wasn't light out but it looked brand new (well the paint anyway). When we got to our plane on the remote pad we tuned up tower and heard them using the call-sign "Commut-Air". I was unaware of any Continental Dash8 operators and was curious what you guys thought.


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User currently offlineFloridaflyboy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2010 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 8614 times:

They operate a number of DH2's for Continental Connection, actually. All the flying except ExpressJet and Chautauqua are operated under the Connection banner. Commutair mainly does flights to CLE with the DH2's for CO.


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User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 8580 times:

Yep. The DH2s were a replacement for some ER3s that were being shifted/removed from service.

-A



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User currently offlineTjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2434 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 8518 times:


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Current CommutAir DH8B cities out of CLE:

BUF
CMH
DAY
ERI
FNT
GRR
HPN
IND
JFK
LEX
MDT
MSN
PIT
SBN

New service to LAN and AZO will be CommutAir's DH8B also.



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User currently offlineFlyHoss From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 598 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 8323 times:

IIRC, Commutair is leasing 16 DHC-8-200s from Horizon, though not all have arrived. Also, IIRC, the DHC-8s are replacing the BE 1900s, with the 1900s leaving service in April 2008.


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User currently offlineFloridaflyboy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2010 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 8323 times:

Quoting FlyHoss (Reply 6):
IIRC, Commutair is leasing 16 DHC-8-200s from Horizon

This is correct. Horizon is eliminating the DHC-8-200 from their fleet entirely to focus on the DH4 and CR7, and I believe the majority, if not all of them are going to Commutair.



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User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 8242 times:

All the B1900's will be gone from CO Connection's fleet somewhere around April 7th. I think the last city to have any Beech service is TOL.

User currently offlineRFields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 8186 times:

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 8):
All the B1900's will be gone from CO Connection's fleet somewhere around April 7th.

Does that include the Gulfstream International aircraft in Florida?


User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 8186 times:

Also CMH has a DH8 as well.


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User currently offlineTornado82 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 7965 times:

Quoting UN_B732 (Reply 2):
Yep. The DH2s were a replacement for some ER3s that were being shifted/removed from service.

ER4's. CO kept the ER3's and dropped primarily ERJ-145LR's and 145XR's from the ExpressJet fleet.


User currently offlineBok269 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 2105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 7687 times:

Quoting UN_B732 (Reply 2):
Yep. The DH2s were a replacement for some ER3s that were being shifted/removed from service.

-A

Not quite. THose were replaced with CHQ ERJs and CRJs. These aircraft serve different markets and are under the CO Connection banner, while the RJs are under Express. Commutair is indeed the operator, and is replacing its Be1900s, many of which are going to Big Sky.



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User currently offlineRampkontroler From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 859 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 7623 times:

Quoting RFields5421 (Reply 7):
Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 8):
All the B1900's will be gone from CO Connection's fleet somewhere around April 7th.

Does that include the Gulfstream International aircraft in Florida?

Good question. I think he means the CommutAir Beeches only.

This isn't the first time this Dash 8 topic has come up either... I can't believe with as long as the Dashes have been around that there are only two shots on this site!


User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 12, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 7623 times:

I feel much more comfortable knowing that my prop flight out of CLE will have an on-board lav.  Big grin


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User currently offlineC172pic From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 7379 times:

And don't forget, Colgan getting Q400 to operate under CO Ex...

User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 7006 times:

I read somewhere that the DH2 was replacing the ER3 (JFK and HPN used to be ER3s, for example.) Maybe ER4s were replaced by ER3s in some markets, and those ER3s were placed by Dash 8s?

-A



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User currently offlineWestIndian425 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1024 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 7002 times:

Quoting C172pic (Reply 13):
And don't forget, Colgan getting Q400 to operate under CO Ex...

I was going to mention that. I also hear that at least some of the Q400s are going to be based in IAH, and that Colgan may use some Q400s to operate for United out of DEN (that would make sense as Frontier is planning to do that).



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User currently offlineTjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2434 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 6963 times:

Quoting WestIndian425 (Reply 15):
was going to mention that. I also hear that at least some of the Q400s are going to be based in IAH

The only official announcement I've seen is Colgan (Pinnacle) operating 15 Q400's out of EWR starting in 2008 with their first Q400 delivered sometime in December.

Other than rumors, has anyone seen anything official regarding the Q400 out of IAH?



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User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6837 times:

Quoting C172pic (Reply 13):
And don't forget, Colgan getting Q400 to operate under CO Ex...

They will run as CO Connection, not COEX.


User currently offlineWestIndian425 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1024 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 6750 times:

Quoting Tjwgrr (Reply 16):
The only official announcement I've seen is Colgan (Pinnacle) operating 15 Q400's out of EWR starting in 2008 with their first Q400 delivered sometime in December.

Other than rumors, has anyone seen anything official regarding the Q400 out of IAH?

Nothing official that I know of yet. This came from a recent Colgan newhire. Sometimes management/HR may say things that can be in the works and then fall through, or just rumors. Take it with a grain of salt.



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