n7371f From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1690 posts, RR: 12 Posted (4 years 3 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 8358 times:
Today (Friday, April 30) is the last day of United Express CRJ-200 operations for Mesa. The remaining operating CRJ-200's for UA are being removed from service throughout today and tonight.
(5) Repositioning flights have already taken place between Dulles (IAD) and Tucson. There are additional flights to TUS from various outposts later today, tonight and supposedly tomorrow. The CRJ-200's removed earlier this year from UA operations were parked at Columbia, SC (CAE) but apparently there is no more room there for the fleet, so it's Tucson.
YVPHX From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 253 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 3 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 8032 times:
Well Mesa screwed the pooch here on this. All they had to do was get CR7 to replace the CR2 by todays date and they messed it up. Shouldn't have been to difficult to put a note on ones calendar saying new/new used CR7's needed for United by today's date, and then everything would be fine.
Oh well, that's what you get with lack luster management who has the "I just don't care" attitude.
THEBATMAN From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 845 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (4 years 3 months 23 hours ago) and read 6091 times:
Quoting durangomac (Reply 4): I would love to see OO pick up the Q200 or better the Q400.
I've been hoping for that for a long time. OO has a pretty big operation here at ORD, and I would love to see the Q400 in UA Express livery. I've never heard of anyone that didn't enjoy flying on that airplane...
FWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3722 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (4 years 3 months 21 hours ago) and read 5344 times:
I flew on a YV CR2 (UAX) from FWA-ORD and back last year, connecting to ATL on UA mainline. (Don't ask me why Priceline put me on UA and not the DL nonstop.)
I was expecting the worst, but the crew was great, the plane worked and was clean by RJ standards, and the departing flight from FWA was on-time. Unfortunately, UA ground at ORD was as crabby as ever, and the pilot on the return segment ORD-FWA was late, but the pilot problem was probably poor staffing. Can't blame the employees for that.
Their service will be missed, but I feel that UA chose the right replacements in EV and XJ.
I don't work for FWA, their tenants, or their ad agency. But I still love FWA.