Big777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 804 times:
I found flight tracker today. I noticed flight schedule from Kansas City to Las Vegas Vanguard #721. The flight tracker was shown Allegiant Air Flight #721 at the same time schedule. Did Vanguard ask Allegiant Air to borrow MD80 flight for reason? Maybe one of the MD 80 have problem or under maintenance. Did anyone who know about this information? It also Allegiant Air flight #902 flew Denver to Kansas City this morning, too.
A/c dxer From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 415 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 744 times:
The chartered it to run thee schedule it looks like that since they just added a MD-80 that it came late or they ran into some problem bringing it on line into to un the expanded scheduled..It is common practice to have the new schedule in effect when you think tour going to have a new airplane on the line to save money sometimes though it this one didn't get on line in time
Penguinflies From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 988 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 684 times:
Western Pacific did this too, they wet leased two 727-200s during the summer since their 737s could not make the east coast from COS. It's a mute point now, but just to let you know that some airlines do this.
Elwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 641 times:
Vanguard has been wet leasing several different company's aircraft to cover its flight schedule as its expansion outpaces its acquisition of aircraft. If you're on one of these flights, they give out an information voucher on why they're doing it. It has leased 727s from Falcon Air and Trans Meridian, as well as -87s from Allegiant.
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