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Vanguard MD-80s

Wed Feb 06, 2002 4:12 pm

I read that Vanguard just received their 5th and 6th on 2/1 and 2/4. Does anybody know what colors they are using for these a/c? Also, what are the regs?


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RE: Vanguard MD-80s

Wed Feb 06, 2002 11:34 pm

Not sure what the reg's are but I believe that one is a Dark Forest Green and one an Eggplant color... Both are very dark, almost black... haven't seen them yet, looking forward to it.

This may be one of them (can't tell for sure):

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RE: Vanguard MD-80s

Wed Feb 06, 2002 11:37 pm

N DC-9-82 49229 ex N69803 o/o 2001
N DC-9-87 49727 ex N755RA o/o 2001
N130NJ DC-9-82 49222 lp N16802
N131NJ DC-9-83 49846 ex N953PG
N132NJ DC-9-87 49780 ex N752RA
N135NJ DC-9-82 49440 ex N944AM
N136NJ DC-9-87 49413 ex OE-LMM
N814US DC-9-81 48094 ex N938PS

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RE: Vanguard MD-80s

Fri Feb 15, 2002 8:18 am

Vanguard has received its 7th MD-80. They said that they will take more MD-80's thourgh the year.
How many? Does this anyone know?
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RE: Vanguard MD-80s

Fri Feb 15, 2002 7:54 pm

I am not sure it matters. If they don't get the federal loan Vanguard could cease to exist and it doesn't look very likely. Read the news release on their web site or Yahoo! stock boards. Good luck to them.

RE: Vanguard MD-80s

Fri Feb 15, 2002 9:45 pm

don't discount this airline to quickly. Their obituary has been written many times on this forum and in the media world, yet they keep on trucking.

When they remove those 737s and add frequency with the MD-80s and offer low fare first class service, it'll be exciting as they will probably pursue the Airtran model which has worked handsomly for the Atlanta airline.

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RE: Vanguard MD-80s

Sat Feb 16, 2002 12:03 pm

But that obituary (their constant loss of money) is why the government will turn them down for the loan. I hate to see airlines go, but this one, for some reason, does not make money. Who is the rich guy supporting this airline anyway??

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