KHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1619 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5278 times:
I think the top contenders would be (upwards of 7-8 planes at one time)
1,AA or UA in LHR
2,AA or NW in NRT
You would find alot of situations with 3-4 planes of an airline at a foreign airport,most of the cases you have pointed out would fall in that category in addition to EK @ SIN, BA @ JFK, PK @ MAN, QF @ SIN that also come to mind. I would imagine there would be atleast a couple of combinations in the Far East that would lie in the upwards of "7-8 plane category" as well.
SOUTHAMERICA From Colombia, joined Dec 2003, 2498 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5254 times:
IB at MIA?
Definitely not. Remember that their hub in MIA closed a while ago.
But in the same zone and in a smaller scale, I would go for Avianca in MIA. This upcoming season there will be days on which AV will operate up to 6 flights a day to MIA (Normally 4 or 5) and all in pretty similar schedules.
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11966 posts, RR: 59
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5202 times:
DHL at EMA, QF and SAA at LHR perhaps. Most of the holiday airports around the med on changeover days as well, I have seen anything up to 8 aircraft from the same airline on the ground at any one time in places.
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Miaskies From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1396 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5067 times:
During the years of the IB Mini Hub at MIA (Ended Sept 2004) we would have:
4 to 5 A319's in full IB paint scheme along with a 742/743 of IB. for the afternoon flight and again at midnight along with a A343 or A346 of IB.
Right now, I think the following have a large presence at MIA as foreign carriers:
- BA (up to 3 744's on the same day/select days during the winter season)
- LAN (763 flights heading to Chile and other points in South America)
- Bahamasair (daily air bridges between the Bahamas and Miami using 732 and Dash 8-300's)
- Cayman Airways (732's and 733's coming in at least 3x day from the Caymans)
- Avianca (many daily flights to Bogota and other points in Colombia; using 762's, MD83's and 752's)
- Grupo TACA (many flights heading to different points in Central America and Peru all in A319's)
Flymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7425 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5052 times:
Landing in MIA yesturday I saw 4 or 5 TACA A319s and three Aviancas planes at the gate. It made MIA look like a TACA hub. Also saw one taxing. It was great. I got to say AA at LHR.
And NW at NRT and maybe even NW at AMS too.
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ZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5440 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5052 times:
NZ could be at SYD, MEL or LAX where 3 aircraft together is common, LAX I think can get 4 together 3 744's and 1 763.
QF could be AKL with 3 733's domestic NZ based though we hardly ever get 2 747's together now 3 used to be common back when they flew to EZE, then the other went to SYD and LAX. 6 or 7 QF aircraft together though is still not unheard of.
SIN would probably be top for QF though with arrivals from ADL/DRW, BNE, MEL, PER and SYD then a FRA and LHR arrival in the evening aswell.
KEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 26
Reply 22, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5028 times:
As for QF, I'm very certain that SIN has more QF flights than LAX. AKL might be close to or more than SIN, but QF New Zealand is operated by Jetconnect, a NZ-registered airline. Still a local New Zealand airline despite having full QF livery.
Can somebody come up with at least some figures of daily departures/arrivals for the airport/airlines that you just mentioned? Claiming "AA at LHR" is more than "NW at AMS" doesn't carry any weight unless you have some rough numbers.
Thrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2691 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 5010 times:
NW at NRT and AMS certainly has to be up there along with UA at NRT. UA at LHR is also as big or bigger than AA traffic at LHR. To make a long story short, the three best airports to look at to answer this question (if you are living in the U.S.), would have to be at AMS, NRT, and LHR.