BNAOWB From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 400 posts, RR: 1 Posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 8617 times:
Do any continental U.S. airports have departures in the 2:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m range for passenger service? If not, which route has the latest departure time? And, which route has the earliest departure time?
KingFriday013 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1307 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 8594 times:
Here at ROC, our last departure most evenings is a Capital Cargo 727 to TOL. CCI721 flies BDL-ROC-TOL-CVG every evening. It's always the last departure, leaving a little after 11:00 PM. The last passenger departure tends to vary, but is usually in the 10:00 PM hour.
The first departure most mornings is a US Airways Express CRJ-200 operated by Air Wisconsin to PHL. I believe its scheduled departure time is 5:25 or 5:30 AM. It operates as AWI3653.
EDIT: I forgot to mention, sometimes we get an arrival very late at night that is due to a delay of some sort. Also, sometimes some private aircraft fly out late at night (i.e., between 2:00 and 4:00 AM). I'm pretty sure there's a curfew and a related fine for operations during those times, but I can't confirm that as a fact.
[Edited 2011-03-26 07:26:13]
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united319 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 550 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 8551 times:
LR has several from LAX to Central America, There are two or three asian carrier flights that leave LAX at 0150A, also some redeyes from LAX and SFO to DFW, MSP, ORD, DTW, MEM, & ATL between 2300-0130. Thats as late/early as I can think of. From the best of my knowledge the earliest originators leave around 0500.
Using April schedules got a variation of your LAX list:
0001 NK to ACY
0001 NK to ORD
0010 BR to TPE
0010 AM to GDL
0010 AA to DFW
0020 OZ to ICN
0030 US to CLT
0030 CO to IAH
0030 DL to MSP
0035 DL to GUA
0040 NH to HND
0045 MH to TPE
0045 CO to BJX
0100 DL to GDL
0105 AA to DFW
0105 AS to GDL
0110 AM to BJX
0110 Y4 to MTY
0115 CI to TPE
0125 LR to SAL
0130 Y4 to GDL
0130 CO to IAH
0135 CX to HKG
0140 DL to MEM
0140 TA to SAL
0140 CA to PEK
0204 CM to PTY
0230 LR to SJO
0545 DL to DTW
Either way, LAX must be the King of late night flights, in the US anyway.
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Only four of the posted flights fell into the range the OP gave.
Quoting BNAOWB (Thread starter): Do any continental U.S. airports have departures in the 2:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m range for passenger service? If not, which route has the latest departure time? And, which route has the earliest departure time?
BNAOWB From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 400 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 8340 times:
Quoting yeogeo (Reply 17): I know the OP can glean the information he's after from the greater than 2-4am lists posted, guys!
The title is actually pretty general and he mentions a "range" of times....
So let me ask, BNAOWB, are you interested strictly in flights from 200am to 4am? And if so, why? The most rare of the rare? Or is the overnight flights in general what you were after?
Thanks to all for your responses! I had thought that the answer would probably be no to the question "Do any continental U.S. airports have departures in the 2:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m range for passenger service?". I, then, expected that the latest departure would be around 1:30 and the earliest departure around 4:30. So, it was interesting to learn of the very few 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. departures (to Central America and Mexico). It was also interesting to see departures from various large airports in the midnight to 6:00 range. Sorry for the ambiguity. I appreciate all the responses!
YYZRWY23 From Canada, joined Aug 2009, 561 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 8302 times:
AC operates a YYZ-YUL sector that leaves really late (or incredibly early) depending how you look at it. AC 7784 operated by a Jazz CRJ departs YZ at 12:30am and arrives YUL 1:40am. Technically the first flight of the day for YYZ-YUL.
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