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Question for MESA pilots and employees

your_dreamguy

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I was thinking of purchasing some stock in MESA. When I was doing research, an article headline appeared about MESA ceasing operations in April 2010. I am assuming the article meant MESA was ceasing United Express operations or another operation in April 2010 but DID NOT mean that MESA was ceasing operations completely, i.e. going out of business in April 2010. Could you guys please clarify?
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Dubya

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i was thinking of purchasing some stock in mesa. When i was doing research, an article headline appeared about mesa ceasing operations in april 2010. I am assuming the article meant mesa was ceasing united express operations or another operation in april 2010 but did not mean that mesa was ceasing operations completely, i.e. Going out of business in april 2010. Could you guys please clarify?
Thx.

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crj567

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If you are actually insane enough to consider purchasing one cent of Mesa stock at this point, there is nothing we normal people can do to help you.....
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Jar Jar

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I swear if I had a nickel for every idiot employed in the airline business, (rampers, gate agents, pilots, f/a's etc..) that i've heard discuss buying MESA stock I'd have like.. well like 5 bucks. I've overheard some of the biggest morons I've had the misfortune of knowing thus far throwing around their MESA stock ownership as if it were something to be impressed by.

I'm relatively convinced that the ONLY shareholders left at MESA are airline employees, who somehow think that they're gonna make a mint on a penny stock.

Let me give you all some help: Educate yourselves on the market, I mean really educate yourselves (i.e. take several months, maybe a couple years - read some books) before you go throwing your hard earned money into MESA. Really. There are people out there making crap tons of money off suckers that think they can just jump in and invest. If you are still convinced that you know what you're doing anyway, well then as the previous poster stated theres not much we can do to help you.
 

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buying Mesa is not investing...it's speculating. Which is fine as a small part of a balanced well diversified, well researched portfolio.
 

ePilot22

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buying Mesa is not investing...it's speculating. Which is fine as a small part of a balanced well diversified, well researched portfolio.

It's not speculating, it's GAMBLING.







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You guys who hover on Flightinfo denying all of us regular folks the chance to be first to say MESA SUCKS, suck, a little.
 

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Think about your investment here it will cost you 7.00 prob to buy the stock then 7.00 to sell the stock. Lets say you buy 2000 shares at .13 which equals 260.00. Somehow magically they stock has a 50% gain (impossible). So now the stock is trading at .195. You decide to sell your shares for a total of 390.00. Profit is 390-260-14 =116 then take out tax.

If you really want to invest in an airline invest in the ETF with the symbol FAA. If you take that 260.00 investment and put in a mutual fund that pays a dividend that reinvests you would be much better off.

Example would be intitial 260.00 investment left in a fund for 30 years earning an avg rate of return of 5%( realistic ) you would have a total of 1123.71.

So if you still want to invest in MESA learn about options and invest that way if you want to speculate.
 

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Take your money to a casino. Your odds are better and you'll drink free.
 

CaptainChris77

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Think about your investment here it will cost you 7.00 prob to buy the stock then 7.00 to sell the stock. Lets say you buy 2000 shares at .13 which equals 260.00. Somehow magically they stock has a 50% gain (impossible). So now the stock is trading at .195. You decide to sell your shares for a total of 390.00. Profit is 390-260-14 =116 then take out tax.

If you really want to invest in an airline invest in the ETF with the symbol FAA. If you take that 260.00 investment and put in a mutual fund that pays a dividend that reinvests you would be much better off.

Example would be intitial 260.00 investment left in a fund for 30 years earning an avg rate of return of 5%( realistic ) you would have a total of 1123.71.

So if you still want to invest in MESA learn about options and invest that way if you want to speculate.

Best advice you can get: Dont take investing advice from a pilot. We are the worst businessmen in the world. Look at us.... payscales and DECLINE in payscales should say enough about our business backgrounds to turn anyone off to this advice.

Now---interested in SPECULATING you can check out www.uraniumstar.com. I am going to make a mint off of that (already have really)... but oh wait...nevermind you guys want to buy MESA. Nevermind. Ticker URST. Now, assuming I bought in 2009 at .04/share and spend a measly $500, I own 12,500 shares. This stock is at .55/share as we speak, my $500 investment is now worth $6,3875. Find that in an EFT or Mutual Fund.
 
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on autopilot

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whoa!
Can't you see the guy that asked this question did it to rub it in the face of Mesa folks, sort of like Mesa did to Aloha.
 

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I was thinking of purchasing some stock in MESA. When I was doing research, an article headline appeared about MESA ceasing operations in April 2010. I am assuming the article meant MESA was ceasing United Express operations or another operation in April 2010 but DID NOT mean that MESA was ceasing operations completely, i.e. going out of business in April 2010. Could you guys please clarify?
Thx.

How the fuc$ would a journalist know when Mesa will cease operations? You sound like the perfect candidate for buying Mesa stock.
 

Salukipilot4590

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Here's an idea! I'll create an airline, say, "Awesome Motorboating Hangers Airlines" and have the company HQ in my house. Send your "Investment" in large, unmarked bills, and in small envelopes and I bet you'll have a better ROI than investing with MESA at this point.

Just an observation.
 
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