>For some reason I see it listed at JustPlanes as defunct in late 2004 yet the website still seems to be up and running...<
It's a bit complicated, I'll try to summarize it quickly: Guilford Transportation, the owner of PA III and Boston-Maine Airways, thought their pilots earned too much, demanded pay cuts, and when ALPA wouldn't talk about that, Guilford drove PA into the ground. Some months later, part II
of their plan became a reality when they announced that Boston-Maine would do the 727 flying of the former PA III, in PA colors, but not on former PA routes, because ALPA might have taken legal actions if they did. So now you see Boston-Maine Airways dba Pan Am on routes like BDL
, with too few frequencies to scare the established carriers, using 727s flown by pilots that earn wages on the level of regionals, for mainline equipment, mind you. All in all, a big screwjob by Guilford.
[Edited 2005-02-15 11:15:06]