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Random Aviation Photo

In May 2010, I took a day trip to Chicago O’Hare International Airport. American Eagle was unveiling first class seating and food on their fleet of Bombardier CRJ700s.  After the event was over, I had time to kill, so I sat in the Admiral’s Club and took pictures of aircraft passing by.  I liked the contrast of the photo, below.  Enjoy!

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Random Aviation Photo

After Tuesday’s post, I still have a bad case of regional jets on my brain.  So today’s photo? Surprise! It’s a regional jet!  Back in May 2010, I was on my way home from a speaking engagement at the Regional Airline Association’s annual convention in Milwaukee.  I stopped off at Chicago O’Hare, where American Eagle was introducing its new first class seat in its 70-seat CRJs. The carrier also unveiled a tasting of the new meal service in said seats. As I was going home, I took this shot of the Bombardier CRJ700 that was taking me home. Enjoy!

Random Aviation Photo

In May 2010, I spent the day at the American Airlines Admiral’s Club at Chicago O’Hare to test out the new first class seat being installed on the carrier’s American Eagle regional jets.  I also got to sample a new food menu for those passengers.  I had some time to kill, and the club had killer views of the airport. I love this picture of a Mexicana jet with the Chicago skyline in the background.  Enjoy!

Airlines Clamour for SUX Service

Back during my stint at Phoenix-based regional carrier Mesa Air Group, we were always being inundated with presentations on why cities wanted our service, along with invitations to come to their communities.  One visit stood out to me — the shindig thrown by South Dakota’s Sioux Falls Regional Airport (FSD).  At that time the city was the home of Gateway Computers, along with other local businesses.

The city was wooing Mesa to offer service to Denver via Frontier JetExpress or Phoenix via America West Express.  So a group of us, including several VPs and schedulers, went to the city for what we thought was going to be a small gathering.  When we arrived, the mayor and the airport director were there to give us a tour of the facility, outlining what they could do for us.  Then we were whisked away to a lunch that turned out to be 300 of the city’s movers and shakers, all there to convince us that not only did they want our service, they were ready to do whatever it took to keep it.

I write all this to say I had a feeling of deja vu when I read this article on the KCAUTV.com website on how SkyWest Airlines and American Eagle were duking it out to offer two  daily Essential Air Service (EAS) flights out of Sioux Gateway Airport (SUX) to either Minneapolis or Chicago O’Hare, respectively.  Eagle currently has the service, but has been chided by the city over reliability issues.

But I guess they weren’t bad enough, because the city chose American Eagle again to offer two flights a day to O’Hare, reports FOX 44.  The recommendation now goes to the Dept. of Transportation for review.

Airlines Clamour for SUX Service

Back during my stint at Phoenix-based regional carrier Mesa Air Group, we were always being inundated with presentations on why cities wanted our service, along with invitations to come to their communities.  One visit stood out to me — the shindig thrown by South Dakota’s Sioux Falls Regional Airport (FSD).  At that time the city was the home of Gateway Computers, along with other local businesses.

The city was wooing Mesa to offer service to Denver via Frontier JetExpress or Phoenix via America West Express.  So a group of us, including several VPs and schedulers, went to the city for what we thought was going to be a small gathering.  When we arrived, the mayor and the airport director were there to give us a tour of the facility, outlining what they could do for us.  Then we were whisked away to a lunch that turned out to be 300 of the city’s movers and shakers, all there to convince us that not only did they want our service, they were ready to do whatever it took to keep it.

I write all this to say I had a feeling of deja vu when I read this article on the KCAUTV.com website on how SkyWest Airlines and American Eagle were duking it out to offer two  daily Essential Air Service (EAS) flights out of Sioux Gateway Airport (SUX) to either Minneapolis or Chicago O’Hare, respectively.  Eagle currently has the service, but has been chided by the city over reliability issues.

But I guess they weren’t bad enough, because the city chose American Eagle again to offer two flights a day to O’Hare, reports FOX 44.  The recommendation now goes to the Dept. of Transportation for review.