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dudspizza
03-19-2012, 07:46 PM
I saw a Direct Air plane sitting at a hanger at MSP this afternoon..... they don't fly out of MSP, so I am wondering why it would have been there? Do they fly charters as well?

Just a curiosity thing... I saw it as we taxied to our gate.....

Duds

DebbieB
03-19-2012, 08:06 PM
I saw a Direct Air plane sitting at a hanger at MSP this afternoon..... they don't fly out of MSP, so I am wondering why it would have been there? Do they fly charters as well?

Just a curiosity thing... I saw it as we taxied to our gate.....

Duds

From what I understand, they don't own their planes so probably whoever owns it is using it, probably as a charter. Maybe a sports team? I know the Penguins use Miami Air.

pigletto
03-19-2012, 08:34 PM
That's correct. They don't own their planes so I imagine whoever owns them has contracted them out somewhere else and is waiting for the paint job.:rolleyes1

dudspizza
03-20-2012, 04:28 PM
From what I understand, they don't own their planes so probably whoever owns it is using it, probably as a charter. Maybe a sports team? I know the Penguins use Miami Air.

It makes sense. It was parked near the area where sports teams tend to go when boarding a plane. I bet it was a team in town that day..... I just checked and the Vancouver Canucks were in town to play the Minnesota Wild yesterday, so maybe they charter with the owner of that Direct Air plane.

Duds

backyardponder
03-20-2012, 04:58 PM
Direct Air has gone belly up. At least they've filed for bankrupcy and stopped operations. Of course, if the plane moves, it might have been sold or something.

DebbieB
03-20-2012, 05:17 PM
Direct Air has gone belly up. At least they've filed for bankrupcy and stopped operations. Of course, if the plane moves, it might have been sold or something.

Direct Air did not own their planes, they were chartered.

backyardponder
03-20-2012, 07:50 PM
Direct Air did not own their planes, they were chartered.

Ahhh, I guess someone's going to have to get out a paint can!