skihigh2002
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Red Airplane On Approach To MEM

Thu Oct 11, 2001 11:05 am

Ok, I was talking to my mom today and she was telling me that every morning on her way to work she sees a red airplane on approach to Memphis. Does anybody know what this good be? Thanks.

Chris/MEM
 
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RE: Red Airplane On Approach To MEM

Thu Oct 11, 2001 11:07 am

Wow, maybe a NORTHWEST AIRLINES JET????????

THATS RARE! Expecially at MEM

 Wow!
 
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RE: Red Airplane On Approach To MEM

Thu Oct 11, 2001 11:08 am

NW?  Big grin
 
skihigh2002
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RE: Red Airplane On Approach To MEM

Thu Oct 11, 2001 11:10 am

Ahem, do you think I'm stupid? This jet is SOLID RED! Ok.. solid bright red, like Virgin Express red. Ok. Sorry that I had to clear that up.

Chris/MEM
 
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RE: Red Airplane On Approach To MEM

Thu Oct 11, 2001 11:14 am

It may be Virgin Express... Maybe someone is leasing it.
 
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RE: Red Airplane On Approach To MEM

Thu Oct 11, 2001 11:18 am

MAYBE LTU??????
 
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RE: Red Airplane On Approach To MEM

Thu Oct 11, 2001 11:27 am

Solid red jet or prop? If its a solid red prop, its Express I 's SF3, should be a very common sight there in MEM.
 
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RE: Red Airplane On Approach To MEM

Thu Oct 11, 2001 11:29 am

Must be one of the following:  Smile


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RE: Red Airplane On Approach To MEM

Thu Oct 11, 2001 11:40 am

Express I Airlines has always struck me as a funny name for an airline....
 
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RE: Red Airplane On Approach To MEM

Thu Oct 11, 2001 11:43 am

Express Airlines I was originally owned by Phoenix airlines based in Atlanta,GA. There was also Express Airlines 2 for a while plus chicago express.

Express airlines I and Express airlines 2 were combined in I gues 1994/5 and was eventually bought by NWA.

Chicago Express is now owned by ATA.
 
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RE: Red Airplane On Approach To MEM

Thu Oct 11, 2001 12:08 pm

when did she start seeing it?

Could it be a USAirways Metrojet that has started service to Memphis now that Metrojet is being cut back.

 
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RE: Red Airplane On Approach To MEM

Thu Oct 11, 2001 12:14 pm

Y'know, it could be an ICC A300F. A small Canadian cargo airline that does some 3rd party flying for Emery etc. They operate 4 A300's. Solid red tail.

Just a possibility.  Smile


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RE: Red Airplane On Approach To MEM

Thu Oct 11, 2001 12:16 pm

Probably Express Airlines I (Northwest Airlink)'s Saab 340's. They are all red...twin engine low wing turboprops.

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skihigh2002
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RE: Red Airplane On Approach To MEM

Thu Oct 11, 2001 1:21 pm

Well my mother described this as a jet that was "big". Now keep in mind my definition of "big" is a 747 and her's maybe a Dc-9 for all I know but I'm almost positive it's a jet.

Chris
 
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RE: Red Airplane On Approach To MEM

Thu Oct 11, 2001 4:01 pm

It's Elvis bringing back the Braniff 727s!!!!!!!! Seriously, after having lived in Mississippi close to there all I can picture is a NW Airlink Saab 340 or NW jet. What my Mom calls big is an ASA EMB-120 so maybe they think alike? Not alot of big NW jets in MEM!
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skihigh2002
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RE: Red Airplane On Approach To MEM

Thu Oct 11, 2001 10:28 pm

LOL, MEM is like a NWA DC-9 extravaganza. We do have a DC-10 flight to MSP daily which is like the biggest NWA jet we get! Thanks for your help guys.


Chris/MEM
 
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Fri Oct 12, 2001 12:54 am

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skihigh2002
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RE: Red Airplane On Approach To MEM

Fri Oct 12, 2001 1:15 am

Well America West doesn't serve MEM. Hey what about the Portland Trailblazers? They were in town last week to play our new Grizzlies. Do they have an airplane?

Chris