Now that I've been home a few days I've been by the airport. As I stepped off my DeHavilland from BWI, the FedEx A310 pulled out of its berth and taxiied right by my gate! About 10 am. What a nice surprise upon arrival!
Are there two A310's coming in a day now? One day I saw it in the morning, and saw another one in the evening. No other strange visitors though. I've seen all the usual suspects of both cargo and pax variety.
Mike...I saw on the US Airways website that they're starting DCA flights with the 3 DH8's, as you mentioned. I wrote to Slaybaugh about this, because it seems to me ROC is getting shafted. I flew these flights regularly before 9/11 when they were 733's, and they were always at least 60 percent full, usually much more.
There's no way, even after 9/11, that 3 DH8's per day are going to be adequate for demand on that route. Sounds to me like US is using 9/11 as an excuse to squeeze all but the highest paying pax off the route. I'd sure like to fly on a proper narrowbody again on that route. DH8's get old after awhile.
Need a new airline paint scheme? Better call Saul! (Bass that is)