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.
"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981