bucky707 wrote:Boof02671 wrote:bucky707 wrote:
That is absolutely not true. I was one of the initial pilots for the 717. Prior to delivery of our aircraft, we were wet leasing an AirTran 717 to conduct training flights. Before that I was one of the MD-88/90 pilots who went to Japan and ferried MD-90s back to the U.S. Those aircraft were owned by Delta, but were not yet on our operating certificate.
Wet lease would mean AirTran crews were flying it.
The plane was fueled and dispatched by AirTran. There was in fact, an AirTran pilot on board. But they sat in the back, while Delta pilots occupied both seats up front.
A wet lease is leasing a plane and the airline whom the plane is leased from fly it.
A dry lease is leasing a plane from an airline and the airline whom leased the plane fly it.