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Old 08-04-2011, 08:07 AM   #11  
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Sounds like it isn't growth though. Is there an expiring contract with another airline next year?
It's a 3 year deal. Mesa's CRJ 900 contract expires in 2015. Coincidence? I think not.

If I remember correctly, US Airways is at its max for CRJ 900s. I think they cannot bring anymore online unless others come off. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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Sounds like it isn't growth though. Is there an expiring contract with another airline next year?
I think the 200's in question were replaced by UA 700's so they are sort of surplus. I think this will mean net increase in block hours.
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The way SkyWest successfully bid it is to operate them at a loss to offset the cost of parking them in the desert.
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The way SkyWest successfully bid it is to operate them at a loss to offset the cost of parking them in the desert.
The same way XJ did when they won the bid to fly for United...
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The way SkyWest successfully bid it is to operate them at a loss to offset the cost of parking them in the desert.
You got a source for that.

We've been pulling them out of the desert as fast as we can get them over the last year.
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The same way XJ did when they won the bid to fly for United...
XJ (Mesaba) doesnt fly for UEX.
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The same way XJ did when they won the bid to fly for United...

XJ flies for united????
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I think he means XJT, which flies for UAL and CAL.
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I think he means XJT, which flies for UAL and CAL.
Oh ok, gotcha. Damn airline codes
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Usair WILL buy Mesa.....the only way to merge east west is by bringi
ng another airline.......all 900s on mainline with fences........

It is coming from an ex Mesa pilot...me.

So dont ask me if I work for Mesa
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