Let me take a guess at this, I make a bet there is a US Airbus up at MSP
right now. In fact, I guarentee it......
You know why, because its SCHEDULED!!!!
US RON's a A319 from PHL
Some nimrod (not necessairly your father) probably saw the 'bus up in MSP
and thought OMG!!!!! NW
is looking US's Airbus's, they're definetely gonna buy 'em! And then the rumor mill got in full motion. Before too long I'm sure the rumor will change to than NW
is taking US's retired F-100's out of the desert to open a focus city at PIT
Anyways, even if their was an iota of truth to this, this is not standard procedure for how this would even unfold.
US, its creditors, the leasehold, whoever, wouldn't fly to aircraft up to MSP
. They would invite NW
reps to come to wherever the aircraft is parked at. Creditors and leaseholds generally don't fly their aircraft across the country in search of customers.
Also since NW
is in Ch. 11, the courts would have to approve of such transactions, which would be public knowledge.
Beyond that, NW
doesn't really need more 'buses, especially 2nd hand aircraft. They've got other fleet priorities to address, primarily the long-haul widebody fleet and the low end of mainline and high end of regional aircraft, which shall remain nameless.