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Mesaba to get 15 CRJ-200's from Pinnacle

 
Old Apr 26, 07, 5:19 pm
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Mesaba to get 15 CRJ-200's from Pinnacle

Hot off the press today:
Pinnacle stated in an SEC filing that NW will be removing 15 CRJ's from their fleet and moving them over to Mesaba's fleet beginning in Sept. 2007.

http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/da...g06958e8vk.htm

"Because Pinnacle and ALPA did not reach agreement by March 31, 2007, Northwest has given Pinnacle notice that it intends to transition the 15 aircraft delivered in the first quarter of 2007 to one of Northwest’s wholly owned subsidiaries expected to begin in September 2007 at a rate of two aircraft per month. In addition, Pinnacle will not receive the two remaining aircraft originally scheduled to be delivered in 2007."

Mesaba will get 15 CRJ's from Pinnacle, in addition to the 1 they currently operate (that was to go to Pinnacle). Plus, the CRJ currently on loan to Compass will rejoin Mesaba's fleet.

So by sometime in 2008, XJ will operate a total of 49 Saab 340's, 17 CRJ-200's, and 36 CRJ-900's.

To the average passenger this will pretty much just amount to rearranging the deck chairs. Same aircraft, same airport facilities, just different crews, and sticker by the door.
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Old Apr 27, 07, 1:36 pm
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Originally Posted by DTWflyer View Post
Hot off the press today:
Pinnacle stated in an SEC filing that NW will be removing 15 CRJ's from their fleet and moving them over to Mesaba's fleet beginning in Sept. 2007.

http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/da...g06958e8vk.htm

"Because Pinnacle and ALPA did not reach agreement by March 31, 2007, Northwest has given Pinnacle notice that it intends to transition the 15 aircraft delivered in the first quarter of 2007 to one of Northwest’s wholly owned subsidiaries expected to begin in September 2007 at a rate of two aircraft per month. In addition, Pinnacle will not receive the two remaining aircraft originally scheduled to be delivered in 2007."

Mesaba will get 15 CRJ's from Pinnacle, in addition to the 1 they currently operate (that was to go to Pinnacle). Plus, the CRJ currently on loan to Compass will rejoin Mesaba's fleet.

So by sometime in 2008, XJ will operate a total of 49 Saab 340's, 17 CRJ-200's, and 36 CRJ-900's.

To the average passenger this will pretty much just amount to rearranging the deck chairs. Same aircraft, same airport facilities, just different crews, and sticker by the door.
Not entirely correct - the CRJ-900's are new to the NW/Mesaba/Pinnacle fleet and much better than the CRJ-200's
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Old Apr 27, 07, 1:56 pm
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Originally Posted by mesabadad View Post
Not entirely correct - the CRJ-900's are new to the NW/Mesaba/Pinnacle fleet and much better than the CRJ-200's
I know the CR9's are new, and the difference in that aircraft to the CR2 will be noticable to the passengers. What I'm saying is the average passenger isn't going to know or care who is flying the CRJ-200, whether is Pinnacle or Mesaba.
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Old Apr 27, 07, 5:30 pm
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It will matter... when you're flying on a Mesaba airplane you're flying with people who have a totally different level of professionalism. In addition, the whole company is different from training standards to a corporate culture. The bottom line is that you're probably in better hands when flying in a Mesaba operated aircraft than that of a Pinnacle one.


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Old Apr 30, 07, 8:10 am
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Originally Posted by azj View Post
It will matter... when you're flying on a Mesaba airplane you're flying with people who have a totally different level of professionalism. In addition, the whole company is different from training standards to a corporate culture. The bottom line is that you're probably in better hands when flying in a Mesaba operated aircraft than that of a Pinnacle one.


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I'd say so. Mesaba seems to go out of their way to be pleasant and courteous to passengers. Most of the attendants are older, more mature airline pros. They have had years of experience and have no reason to be grumpy on those tiny flights to/from DTW and MEM.
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