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AA9897 MKE-LAX?

Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:52 pm

Spotted this on Flightradar24 heading west out of MKE just now (Did a screen print, but I wish it was easier to drop pics into posts here). AA9897, a CR7 operated by Skywest.

Seems odd, as I'm not aware of any scheduled service on the route at the moment, and it would seem to be awfully small for a charter. Anyone have access to more information on this flight?
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mhkansan
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Re: AA9897 MKE-LAX?

Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:53 pm

Looks to be a SkyWest repositioning flight.
 
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Re: AA9897 MKE-LAX?

Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:10 pm

Has to be repo, doubt a CRJ7 could make it that far unless it was empty
 
toga998
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Re: AA9897 MKE-LAX?

Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:37 pm

MKE is a major maintenance base for SkyWest, so this is likely a repo flight.
 
phllax
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Re: AA9897 MKE-LAX?

Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:15 pm

And it's stopping in SLC for gas.
 
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Re: AA9897 MKE-LAX?

Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:19 pm

MKE is a huge maintenance base for SkyWest. We see odd flights like this leaving MKE all the time, repositioning flights.
 
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Re: AA9897 MKE-LAX?

Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:15 am

gdavis003 wrote:
Has to be repo, doubt a CRJ7 could make it that far unless it was empty


The first time I saw this, I read "repo" to mean "repossession".

I was thinking, "Has AA gone into default already?"
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Re: AA9897 MKE-LAX?

Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:29 pm

mhkansan wrote:
Looks to be a SkyWest repositioning flight.


Agreed. I believe every US carrier uses the 9000 series numbers when running a ferry flight. We always did at AS.

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