I noticed the same thing on the Wikipedia pages for HA and Blue1. Typically when an airline has *used* aircraft's on order, there's an annotation which states that. Somebody should update, I don't know how.
BAeRJ100 From Australia, joined Nov 2011, 120 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 10745 times:
Not sure why QF would have an order. Their former JQ 717s were all sold off to NC a few years ago - they are being operated on National Jet/Cobham's airline service using the QantasLink name, but they are not actually owned by QF. NC did recently purchase an additional two aircraft to use on their QantasLink service, so maybe this is where the confusion over QF having an order has come from.
YXwatcherMKE From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1030 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4555 times:
I would not be at all surprised that some 717's will become available on the used market some time in the 2 or 3 quarter of 2012 as WN starts moving FL's operations into WN. They have not officially said that they are going to remove the 717
from WN's operations but the Mr. Kelly, CEO of WN has made several comments that the 717 will have short service time in the WN operation. And FL has around 80 717's, I betting that several of them will go out of the fleet as the B738's arrive at DAL.
I miss the 60's & 70's when you felt like a guest on the plane not cattle like today