johnmke
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Last Schduled U5 Flight To Leave ORD Today 1-30-12

Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:42 pm

Flight 502 to CUN, aircraft N264AV
Flight 503 to ORD for a RON
believe it will be farried out tomorrow
It has been a great ride, servicing U5 employees and its many passengers.

http://www.airliners.net/photo/USA-3...d=ebba3472ddcc71d18862665c12ea904d

[Edited 2012-01-30 10:49:33]
 
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RE: Last Schduled U5 Flight To Leave ORD Today 1-30-12

Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:26 pm

I flew them a couple times on MKE-PUJ, and always preferred them over Ryan International's chartered flights. Here's one of my trip reports from '09 if anyone wants to check it out:

USA3000 MKE-PUJ-MKE (pics) (by Mke717spotter Apr 1 2009 in Trip Reports)
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RE: Last Schduled U5 Flight To Leave ORD Today 1-30-12

Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:28 pm

Very Sad day. Sorry to see this. U5 has bailed me out as a nonrev at least 5 times!
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RE: Last Schduled U5 Flight To Leave ORD Today 1-30-12

Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:10 pm

We have already seen the repainted F9 aircraft fly in to replace the U5 routes for Apple Vacations out of ORD. N261AV, but no posted pictures on Anet yet.
 
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RE: Last Schduled U5 Flight To Leave ORD Today 1-30-12

Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:27 am

Any idea where the U5 aircraft are going?
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RE: Last Schduled U5 Flight To Leave ORD Today 1-30-12

Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:03 am

Very sad to see U5 leaving the business. I flew them several times from PHL to Tampa/Clearwater and always enjoyed their product. The A320's were all fairly new and well-kept, and the in-flight service was great, especially when one considers the uber-cheap airfare. U5s corporate offices were in the western suburbs of Philadelphia (near where my mother lived prior to her death) and I always tried to support the "home town" airline whenever I could. Best wishes to all of the U5 employees.
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RE: Last Schduled U5 Flight To Leave ORD Today 1-30-12

Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:09 pm

Quoting b757capt (Reply 4):
Any idea where the U5 aircraft are going?


At least two leases will be taken over by Frontier (F9). Not sure on the other aircraft.