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AA9897 MKE-LAX?

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:52 pm
by GSPSPOT
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?

Re: AA9897 MKE-LAX?

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:53 pm
by mhkansan
Looks to be a SkyWest repositioning flight.

Re: AA9897 MKE-LAX?

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:10 pm
by gdavis003
Has to be repo, doubt a CRJ7 could make it that far unless it was empty

Re: AA9897 MKE-LAX?

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:37 pm
by toga998
MKE is a major maintenance base for SkyWest, so this is likely a repo flight.

Re: AA9897 MKE-LAX?

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:15 pm
by phllax
And it's stopping in SLC for gas.

Re: AA9897 MKE-LAX?

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:19 pm
by UWPAviation
MKE is a huge maintenance base for SkyWest. We see odd flights like this leaving MKE all the time, repositioning flights.

Re: AA9897 MKE-LAX?

Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:15 am
by alfa164
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?"

Re: AA9897 MKE-LAX?

Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:29 pm
by Tack
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.