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- Apr 8, 2004
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Rumor on the streets is that Cape is going to get 70 seat flying in IAH soon?
NEDude said:Every Continental Connection affiliate is rumored to be getting large cabin class turboprops. CommutAir is rumored to be looking at the Q400. Cape Air the Q-400 or ATR. Colgan the Saab 2000. CAL is probably waiting to see who gets them first to shell out a bunch of new flying, both in IAH and EWR.
I don't think any new props are allowed to fly in to EWR anymore. I only see one corporate 328 in there.
nimtz said:Gee, just what EWR needs! More small fricking airplanes...
CA1900 said:So which is going to have a worse impact on EWR: A 78-seat turboprop that can move fast until close-in, or a 37-seat jet that has to slow down farther out?
TheGreatChecko said:Are you talking about the ATR-42s they fly in Guam?
They apparently have three flying as Continental Express.
CLE145CA said:Actually, the have ATRs fly as Continental Connection...not Express.
The only airline currently authorized to use the "Express" name is ExpressJet.
NEDude said:I have heard multiple variations on the same theme. Some versions say no 19 seaters. Some say no new turboprop flying at all. Some say there is a phase out time frame for all turboprop operations.
However CAL is talking about large turboprops with its connection partners, and EWR is widely talked about in those discussions. So that would lead one to believe that there is some room for props in EWR.
Why wouldn't CO look at giving props to XJT, and just to CO Connection carriers? I know XJT used to have props, what's to preclude them from having them again? (I know you guys wouldn't be too thrilled, just curious.)
BLUE-ICE-MAN said:I've heard that the flying would be out of IAD. This would be in addition to the GUM flying currently in place.
Headfake14 said:I heard the Q400 will out climb the CRJ (VSI) up through the low teens...thats what I've heard, don't know for sure..
Mookie said:When they IPO'd part of the deal was that they would not operate turboprop planes again....ergo...no props on property or it's an SEC violation.