Refueler1974
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Northwest Airlink Colors....

Thu Apr 22, 2004 6:25 am

Hi! I was wondering if anyone knows if any of the Northwest Airlink aircraft will be painted in the new colors of Northwest airlines. I would imagine that they would be eventually, but I am not certain. Anybody have some info about this?

Thanks!
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PHLBOS
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RE: Northwest Airlink Colors....

Thu Apr 22, 2004 6:30 am

If I'm not mistaken, every Airlink aircraft EXCEPT the Saabs will eventually be repainted in the new scheme. Not quite sure as towards why the Saabs are excluded. Is Mesaba Airlines (Northwest Airlink) planning to phase them out in favor of RJs?
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m404
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RE: Northwest Airlink Colors....

Thu Apr 22, 2004 6:32 am

I know that the Pinnacle CRJs are being delivered in new CS and have seen them and a thread on same subject last week said Mesaba ARJs would be. Saabs at Pinnacle still a question.
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Gib
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RE: Northwest Airlink Colors....

Thu Apr 22, 2004 6:35 am

I see CRJ's here in the new c/s maybe 2 or 3 times a week. MOB has 3 departures daily. Don't know specific numbers.

Tailwinds,

Gib
 
Refueler1974
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RE: Northwest Airlink Colors....

Thu Apr 22, 2004 6:43 am

Phasing out the SF3s? I don't know if that would be practical considering the fact that some airport don't have a large enough pax load to suport a RJ. We have Mesaba flying into AEX...they definitely don't load out enough paxs for an RJ! lol
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PHLBOS
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RE: Northwest Airlink Colors....

Thu Apr 22, 2004 6:51 am

Is Mesaba Airlines (Northwest Airlink) planning to phase them out in favor of RJs?

I only asked that because it seems that when an aircraft does not get resprayed in the new livery; it usually implies that the type is being phased out. Examples of this include US' DC9s (minus N928VJ which had a hybrid Shuttle treatment) and MD-80s; which maintained the 1989 era USAir livery until the planes were retired.

My earlier reply was NOT intended to start a rumor.

Regards,

Chris  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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geg2rap
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RE: Northwest Airlink Colors....

Thu Apr 22, 2004 6:52 am

Pinnacle has not flown saabs since 2001 saabs are a no go on new colors
ARJ are no go on new colors still someone decides to pay for the painting of them currently NW and Mesaba can't agree so get out your touch up kit for the bowling shoe
 

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