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Mid-Atlantic Airways: Is US For Real This Time?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 8:18 am

Looking up flights from LGA-ATL, I happened to see on July 13, US Airways flight 1617 operated by US Airways Express-MidAtlantic Airways, from PIT to ATL, using the Embraer 170's, departing PIT at 12:10 pm, and getting into ATL at 1:54...is this to say that US Airways has started loading up MidAtlantic flights into the schedule, with the actual intention of flying those planes on those days?

Edit: Apparently, the flight begins on April 4...

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RE: Mid-Atlantic Airways: Is US For Real This Time?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 8:40 am

I think it should be a go this time. Embraer had a large pow-wow a week or two ago and announced that certification should be obtained by the end of this month.
 
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RE: Mid-Atlantic Airways: Is US For Real This Time?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 8:51 am

yup they hired and built most of the crew schedulers/schedules.
 
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RE: Mid-Atlantic Airways: Is US For Real This Time?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 10:46 am

Next question regarding MidAtlantic...does anybody know what routes they will be flying?
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RE: Mid-Atlantic Airways: Is US For Real This Time?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 10:49 am

does anybody know what routes they will be flying?

Someone was talking about PHL-TXL and CLT-CMN on A319s...
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RE: Mid-Atlantic Airways: Is US For Real This Time?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 10:53 am

B747-437B: That was TransAtlantic Airways, not MidAtlantic, and nobody that I know of suggested CLT-CMN...
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RE: Mid-Atlantic Airways: Is US For Real This Time?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 10:54 am

That was TransAtlantic Airways, not MidAtlantic

My bad!  Big grin
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RE: Mid-Atlantic Airways: Is US For Real This Time?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 11:05 am

PIT-SYR, PIT-ALB, and one or two more were mentioned in another thread a week or two ago...maybe PIT-BTV or PWM? I remember looking at SYR and ALB and was surprised to see that they replaced ERJ-145 service, not mainline flights.
 
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RE: Mid-Atlantic Airways: Is US For Real This Time?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 11:12 am

I'm just surprised that they would have MidAtlantic flights loaded into their schedule, and not have the smallest announcement of it, especially when they seem to tout their once-weekly service from Charlotte to (insert Caribbean city here) and New York/Boston to Las Vegas service (which lasted about one week), and every single minor schedule change...
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RE: Mid-Atlantic Airways: Is US For Real This Time?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 11:17 am

The routes beginning on April 4th are:

PHL-MCI/SYR
PIT-ALB/ATL/BOS/BNA/EWR/SYR
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RE: Mid-Atlantic Airways: Is US For Real This Time?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 11:37 am

A330323X-any idea what other future routes are in the cards?
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RE: Mid-Atlantic Airways: Is US For Real This Time?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 12:53 pm

If the EMB170's are any indication that this a for real, well information about the EMB170 was in our Dangerous Goods Reccurent this time around. I am tell my coworkers, that the plane is not even in the fleet but we doing exams about it.
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RE: Mid-Atlantic Airways: Is US For Real This Time?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 1:16 pm

I haven't heard any other routes for sure, but I would expect that the EMB-170 will be flown to former mainline cities (like CLE/MKE/STL), existing small mainline stations (like DTW/YUL/YYZ), and from PIT to some large markets (like EWR/MSP/MSY). I believe they're also planning to add capacity and/or frequency to upstate New York markets to compete with B6, and to shorthaul WN markets to compete with WN. I have not heard anything about possible EMB-170 flying out of CLT right now.

I've also heard that it appears that the EMB-170 will be used on existing markets, and that the CRJ-700 will be used to open new markets. This will allow them to open a new market (say SAT or AUS) at Express payrates instead of at MidAtlantic payrates.
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RE: Mid-Atlantic Airways: Is US For Real This Time?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 1:22 pm

A330-Didn't I hear that the massive CRJ-700 order was scrapped entirely, or was that just an a.net rumor (or a massively insane vision I had while asleep several nights ago)
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RE: Mid-Atlantic Airways: Is US For Real This Time?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 2:01 pm

There was a rumor floating around on a.net about the CRJ-700's, but they should still be coming. US has some issues to work out with its pilots, and a few issues to work out with PSA's pilots, but PSA should start receiving 25 CRJ-701's as soon as next month. I don't believe that US still has any significant pilot issues with the Mesa CRJ-701's. Mesa is scheduled to operate between 25 and 55 CRJ-701's for US, but I don't know when those are supposed to arrive.
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RE: Mid-Atlantic Airways: Is US For Real This Time?

Tue Feb 17, 2004 1:32 am

Mesa's 700's are comming. We currently are getting one plane a week, but since we code share with 3 airlines we have to put the planes where they are called for first. I believe that the 700's are mostly going to HP first then US, but I also hear that UA is supposed to get a decent amount of 700's from Mesa also. Ahh!! I don't know, we hear something different each week as to where they will exactly go and when. All I can really confirm is that Mesa will be flying a good amount of 700's for US in the near future.
 
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RE: Mid-Atlantic Airways: Is US For Real This Time?

Thu Feb 19, 2004 4:36 am

Routes listed above seem to be correct:


http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/news/2854935/detail.html

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