Sponsor Message:
Travel Polls & Prefs Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
"AirCruise" - Has Anyone Done It?  
User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3822 posts, RR: 51
Posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2824 times:

Even though I consider myself quite up-to-date in aviation and the travel industry, I stumbled upon something yesterday that I haven't ever heard of, or even dreamed up: a company that basically flies you around in a small turboprop plane for 7 days, roughly one flight per day, into all those small airports the big jets can't fly into, and where there aren't any security lines and all that hassle. On arrival, you get a rental car to explore the surroundings, then stay at a hotel and fly to the next destination.

Have you ever done something like this? What kind of equipment do they use? Their web site states that they charter "turbo-prop aircraft seating 30-70 passengers". If I understand this right, they need multiple planes as they offer two 7-day circuits, leaving every day. So assuming their segments are about an hour, and after arrival at one location the plane picks up the last day's guests and fly them to their next stop, and so on, making each segment leave about 2 hours later than the previous segment, they'd still need about 4 to 6 planes total for that kind of operation.

http://www.mauivaaircruise.com/

Geez this sounds like I'm advertising for this company, but frankly I only want to know what the whole experience is like. I might consider doing this sometime in the future.

Soren   


All the things you probably hate about travelling are warm reminders that I'm home
4 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineTUGMASTER From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Jul 2004, 699 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2802 times:

Soren.....

think there used to be a company in Oz a few years ago that used to do something similar to what your mentioning.. possible called Pionair...???? And they used a CV580....yeah..

Just found the link

http://www.pionair.com.au/about.html

But if you fancy flying around in a small turboprop into small airports that jets can't make, your best bet is the Wideroe summer pass, flying around the top of Norway.

But i'm sure you knew that already.   


User currently offlinebluewhale18210 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 237 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2673 times:

Quoting Birdwatching (Thread starter):
Their web site states that they charter "turbo-prop aircraft seating 30-70 passengers".

EMB-120/ATR-42/72/Q200/300/400/SAABs...basically what most a.net detest flying.

But it should be a laid back trip...sounds interesting.



JPS on A300-600RF A319/320 B737-400/800 B757-200F B767-300F CRJ-200/900. Looking to add more.
User currently offlineWhatUsaid From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 665 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2634 times:

What're you're referencing is an EMB120 operation "Charter Air Transport" that does: BUR-MRY-SJC-FAT-LAS-GCN-LAS-BUR each day. Ground times are pretty tight. They come into FAT everyday around 11a or so and are back into air within 45 minutes. They had a 328Jet on the route today...but it's just a single aircraft.

User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2891 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2539 times:

Quoting bluewhale18210 (Reply 2):
EMB-120/ATR-42/72/Q200/300/400

I have really enjoyed my experiences on the EMB-120 and DASH-8 flights I've been on. In fact, there are some flights when I have been traveling for business that I have chosen the option to take one of these over a CRJ/ERJ or even a mainline. Guess I'm just an oddball LOL!


Now, back to the OP's question. No, I've never done this, nor will I probably be able to afford this. WOULD I do it???




"If you do not learn from history, you are doomed to repeat it"
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Online Travel Training OTT. Anyone Know It? posted Mon Jul 18 2011 05:53:38 by cgnnrw
Does/has Anyone Worked For Ryanair? posted Tue Nov 16 2010 06:47:16 by MCO2BRS
Has Anyone Skype'd In Flight With Wifi? posted Sat Aug 14 2010 14:02:43 by billreid
Has Anyone Flown A Reconfigured UA777? posted Mon Apr 12 2010 17:55:33 by VC10er
Has Anyone Used The Ukrainian Website 'KIYAVIA'? posted Tue Feb 23 2010 19:11:44 by PlymSpotter
Has Anyone Flown Philippine Airlines? posted Thu Mar 26 2009 23:35:48 by Pewpew320
Has Anyone Visited Punta Cana? (Dominican R) posted Tue Mar 10 2009 09:39:04 by YKA
Has Anyone Flown Non-rev On The A380 Yet? posted Mon Aug 11 2008 07:18:08 by IliriBDL
Has Anyone Flown Openskies Yet? posted Thu Jul 10 2008 03:30:18 by Sketty222
Has Anyone Here Flown On Delta From JFK To OTP? posted Thu Jun 5 2008 13:09:52 by Vio