FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2200 times:
In 1985, UA had look at old Frontier for possible buy-out. Frontier was really in dire straits at that time. UA bought some Frontier's 737s & all the MD-80s. Old Frontier finally went under & UA got all their planes back. UA then leased the MD-80s to AirCal...AirCal returned the ships, and UA finally sold them to Continental. Regards.
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HlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2200 times:
I don't think United sold Frontier's MD-80s to Continental. United never was the median in that. Frontier was part of Lorenzo's Texas Air cluster#### along with Continental, Eastern, People Express and New York Air. Continental got the MD-80s along with some 737s directly from orriginal Frontier I remember seeing Continental MD-80s and 737s in Frontier colors back in the late 80s