wilcharl
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Mesa DCA-ATL Whats Up With It

Thu Feb 13, 2003 3:26 pm

I have heard rumors that Mesa will resume DCA-ATL, The US employees i know said they ran high loads, and they had the GSA contract for the gov'ts city pairs program. Anyone know if/when it will resume?
 
gigneil
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RE: Mesa DCA-ATL Whats Up With It

Thu Feb 13, 2003 4:44 pm

This would excite me greatly.

I live in downtown DC much of the time... and I hate, hate driving to Dulles to catch flights on UA.

Frequently, I just take DL. But now, I can take Mesa and get UA elite miles.

YAY.

I'm surprised US can't support a mainline operation on this route.

N
 
wilcharl
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RE: Mesa DCA-ATL Whats Up With It

Fri Feb 14, 2003 1:41 am

Mesa does fly DCA-Huntsville, so i am sure DCA-ATL would get them more pax even with the nasa guys on that route
 
deltairlines
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RE: Mesa DCA-ATL Whats Up With It

Fri Feb 14, 2003 7:57 am

Gigneil: why not just get your UA miles on DL? DL still has a FF agreement with UA, so miles on domestic flights by UA and DL can be accumulated on the other's program.

Jeff
 
Lindy
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RE: Mesa DCA-ATL Whats Up With It

Fri Feb 14, 2003 8:16 am

What do you mean. All flights on UAL are good to acquire miles on DL?

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steede
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RE: Mesa DCA-ATL Whats Up With It

Fri Feb 14, 2003 8:47 am

I'm not in the Delta FF, but I do acquire United Miles flying on Delta. Anyone know how long this is going to last?

-steede
 
deltairlines
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RE: Mesa DCA-ATL Whats Up With It

Fri Feb 14, 2003 8:50 am

All United domestic flighst are eligible for Skymiles. I have used it to obtain DL miles on UA's BOS-ORD runs. These miles (at least on DL) are good toward Medallion status.

As for a termination to the DL/UA deal, nothing has been announced. Although the two are moving in seperate directions (UA for US; DL for NW and CO), I would still like to see the agreement in place for a while. Especially since I might be moving out to the West Coast in a few years time, and I would still like to stick with SkyTeam (it's a little difficult to get from LAX to SFO on Delta).

Jeff
 
gigneil
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RE: Mesa DCA-ATL Whats Up With It

Fri Feb 14, 2003 9:13 am

The difference is elite base miles.

The UA miles I earn on DL don't count towards by base miles, do they? I am almost positive they don't, but I could be wrong.

They certainly do accrue elite miles on US.

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wilcharl
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RE: Mesa DCA-ATL Whats Up With It

Fri Feb 14, 2003 2:43 pm

back to the origional topic :-P does anyone know about the US service into atl
 
Lindy
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RE: Mesa DCA-ATL Whats Up With It

Sat Feb 15, 2003 1:37 am

I had no idea that you can earn Skymiles flying on UAL. In this case I wasted over 20.000 miles puting them on SAS account.

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