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Anyone Heard Of "Air Choice One"  
User currently offlineB777UA From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 161 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 11724 times:

Hi Everyone,
has anyone ever heard of Air Choice One? I saw the Airline at Ohare when I was there whare do they Fly? and what kinds of Aircraft do they Fly? I didnt see them on our Data base to look them up. any info or pics will help

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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15744 posts, RR: 27
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 11715 times:

Quoting B777UA (Thread starter):
has anyone ever heard of Air Choice One?

Yeah, they are a small outfit that does some EAS flights out of STL. I think that they fly Caravans.



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User currently offlineN6238P From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 508 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 11700 times:

They fly caravans from the L concourse to DEC and they go under the call sign of Weber Air or something I think. They also fly Navajos from STL to IRK. At least I think they used to I'm not too sure what they're doing now down in STL.


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User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2903 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 11317 times:

Air Choice One (3E) is ORD's newest carrier. They fly Cessna Caravans 4 times daily into/out of ORD from Decatur (2 daily) and Burlington, IA (2 daily).


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User currently offlinesunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2045 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 11264 times:

Googled them here is more information.....http://www.airchoiceone.com

From web site........
"Air Choice One - your 'personal service' airline - is a dba of MULTI AERO INC., a family owned and operated organization since it was founded in 1979. Our goal is to deliver the highest quality and reliability in scheduled commercial air service to communities in the Midwest, connecting them to major international hubs in Chicago, IL (ORD) and St. Louis, MO (STL)."

We will have to keep an eye on the...... 



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User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 11225 times:

Here's an article from last week detailing how Air Choice One isn't doing a very good job:

http://herald-review.com/news/local/...c-5cd5-544a-8b51-4ea281b9e001.html

[Edited 2010-07-12 11:41:56 by srbmod]


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User currently offlineericaasen From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 11195 times:

I don't think they'll be around much longer. I've never seen a passenger on the plane in the few months they've been at ORD.

User currently offlineportcolumbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1614 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 11170 times:

Quoting N6238P (Reply 2):
hey fly caravans from the L concourse to DEC and they go under the call sign of Weber Air or something I think.

Callsign is "Weber". They fly to ORD and STL from DEC.


User currently offlinemtnwest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2458 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 10919 times:

Quoting ericaasen (Reply 6):
I don't think they'll be around much longer. I've never seen a passenger on the plane in the few months they've been at ORD.

At least another year and a half, since all their routes (ORD-DEC/BRL-STL, IRK-STL) are EAS federally subsidized flights. Although, IRK-STL goes to Cape Air later this year.

It seems that these outfits think getting onto travel sites will be faster than it usually turns out to be. But the article doesn't give any indication of the actual airline performance that they are achieving.

I, too, have never seen anyone that appears to travel on them. The few times I actually saw their plane in STL, nary a soul other than pilot.



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User currently offlinepoint2point From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 2758 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 10640 times:

Quoting ericaasen (Reply 6):
I don't think they'll be around much longer. I've never seen a passenger on the plane in the few months they've been at ORD.
Quoting mtnwest1979 (Reply 8):
I, too, have never seen anyone that appears to travel on them. The few times I actually saw their plane in STL, nary a soul other than pilot.

Does it matter if

Quoting mtnwest1979 (Reply 8):
all their routes (ORD-DEC/BRL-STL, IRK-STL) are EAS federally subsidized flights.

?????


User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 10640 times:

Editorial about Air Choice One from the Decatur newspaper (Herald & Review):

http://www.herald-review.com/news/op...8-3a57-5938-b259-0f830b7ef6bb.html



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User currently offlineUSAir330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 824 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 10432 times:

At $200 Round trip and 1½ hours of flying time from Decatur to ORD is it worth it? Also you're only allowed 50Lbs. of baggage which might not be enough when on a long vacation you might need 2 bags weighing over 50 lbs.

[Edited 2010-07-13 18:56:57]

User currently onlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23021 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 10399 times:

Quoting mtnwest1979 (Reply 8):
At least another year and a half, since all their routes (ORD-DEC/BRL-STL, IRK-STL) are EAS federally subsidized flights. Although, IRK-STL goes to Cape Air later this year.

IRK and DEC are not EAS cities, though both have other subsidies (IIRC the state of Illinois for DEC and Kirksville/Adair County for IRK).



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User currently offlinemtnwest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2458 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 10363 times:

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 12):
IRK and DEC are not EAS cities

OK, I sit corrected. I thought DEC was since they were bid same times as CGI, UIN, and MWA.
But both were as of 2003.
Thanks for update. Hope IL still has money for it.......  

[Edited 2010-07-13 19:42:03]


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User currently offlineflyusairways From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 178 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 10347 times:

Just flew STL-IRK-STL last week. What an outstanding trip! On the return to STL I was able to sit in the cockpit since there is not a second pilot on the Navajos--that was incredible. Ticket prices on the route seem to fluctuate between $50 and $75 each way, but it's definitely worth it. There were five passengers on the outbound and five or six on the return...not bad considering the planes hold 7 pax. I was told that those numbers were typical for the route. The gate area in STL where Air Choice One flies out of is quite dark and depressing, though.


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User currently offlineflyusairways From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 178 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 10337 times:

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 12):
IRK and DEC are not EAS cities

When did this change? I'm not doubting you, but things I've read point to IRK as being an EAS city. For example: City to meet air service providers from the Kirksville Daily Express.

[Edited 2010-07-13 19:55:48]


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User currently onlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23021 posts, RR: 20
Reply 16, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 10321 times:

Quoting flyusairways (Reply 15):
When did this change? I'm not doubting you, but things I've read point to IRK as being an EAS city.

I was wrong (and should have verified my three year old information before I typed) - both cities spent some time out of the EAS program after 3C shutdown but subsequently returned to it. After 3C shut down, DEC had no service for a while. The state of Illinois then subsidized MDW-DEC-MWA and MDW-UIN on GQ outside of EAS (this would have been in the 2007 time frame when GQ was also operating for DL out of CVG and BOS). But I think DEC came back in in the TBN/MWA/UIN/CGI bid by ZK in late 2007/early 2008.

IRK also fell out due to the 3C shutdown and, similar to DEC, others stepped in with money. But now, they too are back in.



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User currently offlinemtnwest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2458 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 10154 times:

Quoting flyusairways (Reply 14):
The gate area in STL where Air Choice One flies out of is quite dark and depressing, though.

Boy, isn't that the truth. One feels like they are in a closed terminal over there.

As for fares , IIRC, Cape is going to be $49, and they seem to be stable on those.

I remember being in MCI and seeing Red Bird or Red Wing Seneca that flew MCI-IRK then. Wonder where locals prefer to fly into? Now days, both seem about even connection wise.



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User currently offlineboeingkid From United States of America, joined May 2009, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 10051 times:

Pictures I just took of Air Choice One at ORD Gate L10







User currently offlinemtnwest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2458 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 9926 times:

LOL, is that Maryland 2, as opposed to WNs Maryland One??
Why does a Florida ( I see MultiAero based in Sarasota ) corporation have a Maryland flag?

[Edited 2010-07-14 21:42:04]


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User currently offlineusxguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1017 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 9860 times:

Big Sky never flew to Decatur, Marion, or Quincy. they only did Springfield, IL to MDW and I believe Eau Claire for a short time. Air Midwest flew the Illinois DOT funded routes to MDW for 7 months, I believe. DEC and IRK are infact EAS cities... they just didn't have service until Great Lakes was able to source additional 1900s to fill in the holes left by 3C.


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