WA727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 174 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4693 times:
Here in PHX, summer has a decrease in charter traffic, smaller equipment, and generally the same flight schedules day after day. Winter has more charters due to major sporting events and sun seekers, larger equipment, and other seasonal service. Am wondering what other major airports are seasonally boring and why? No need to answer if your airport is always boring or always exciting in terms of traffic.
UsAirways16bwi From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1004 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4683 times:
daily, BWI is boring most of the time. it starts to get busy around 3pm, when the BA 777 comes in. and then late afternoon/evening means the arrival of big cargo jets like the FedEx and UPS A300's and Omni DC-10's, plus the usual evening rush. seasonally, i dont think there is much difference.
AerorobNZ From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7578 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4666 times:
Saturday is the worst day, it is so bloody slow, and nothing of interest arrives. AKL isn't the most exciting airport, thank goodness we have visiting interestin aircraft passing through like we will next week.
MIASkies From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1394 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4457 times:
At MIA probably very late in the evening...and or early morning.
Afternoons and Evenings are fun, you can see AF A340 or 744, AZ 772 or 763ER, LH 744 & A343, VS A346 or 744, IB anything from 742 to A346, BA multiple 744's, LX A332's, TAM A332, LAN 763's, EL AL 744 or 772, AC 763/ 762/A319 or A320, MX 319's and 320, AM 73NG's and MD80, AV 762/752 & MD80, JM A320's... those are some of my favorite International carriers that can be seen during those times! Alot of other as well...
and course plently of AA & AE... 772, 763, 762, 752, 738, MD80, AT7, ER4, ER3
Thrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2691 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4447 times:
STL is boring during mid-day and in the afternoon. THe mornings, rush hour, and night-time are when STL is busy like in the good ol' days. But around 10:00 A.M., the landings and takeoffs become virtually naught. in the afternoon befor rush hour the airport is like a desert. The AA and WN terminals are virtually empty.
Skidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4445 times:
Being a rather small, regional style airport, IOM is boring for much of the time. We do however, get the odd goody in - normally when I am working (Yes, kirk, I DO work!). And, even if I do get a pic, I doubt I'd get it passed the screeners!!!!!!!
However, it is unpredictable, and the bike racing season usually brings one or two nice things in.
FlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7396 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4419 times:
Here in MIA there is really no horrible time expect for maybe 1am-4am when all there is are some cargo planes but the cargo planes are cool 727s MD-11 DC-10s. Will get some passenger planes too some late arrivals.
Early mourning 4:30am-7am is good in MIA with all the South American arrivals. Lan Chile 767 Tam A330 Varig MD-11 777 and many AA 767 and 777.
After around 8am it gets back to normal domestic flights but there will still be some surprises and Carribean airlines. BWAI, lots of Taca A319s and many AA planes 738s and MD-80s 757 A300s and some DL 767s. But than around 2pm the European airlines come in. 744 742 777 MD-11 everything. Than at around 8:30pm all the Euro flights have left and South American flights are starting to leave. Many AA 777 and 767.
Than the day starts over again.
"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
WA727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4420 times:
Wow, this thread turned into a daily thing, but that's OK. Interesting replies from all.
FlyMIA: haven't been there since 1990. I flew a TW L1011 from PHX via STL. A few days later I took a AM M80 to CUN via MER. That flight left from a concourse where I had to ride a tram on the roof to the outer part. Might have been F or G. Aerialsexpress.com has some good aerials photos to check that, although I know MIA is undergoing quite a bit of rehabilitation. I do remember my AM flight was in the same concourse with Condor and Swissair charter D10s or MD11s. Lots of sunburned Europeans in golf apparel having pina coladas before their trips home. AM had a D10 flight to Paris as well. Exciting terminal back then.
MANmatt From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 969 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4370 times:
For me, MAN can be quite boring in the afternoon, say after around 1pm. But that is slowly changing with the introduction of the Sky Europe flights, Air Baltic recommenings, and Estonian starting, although this is either over lunch or in the morning. But i guess for other people that come to MAN who don't go there every day like i do, it can be quiet interesting for them.
PanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4355 times:
SAN may have lulls, but it's never boring!
There is a ban on take-offs between 11:30 PM and 6:30 AM. Flights can still land after that, the latest scheduled is America West Flight #730, arriving from LAS at 1:08 AM, currently scheduled as a 757.
That doesn't mean those hours are boring - in fact, if you drive up the Laurel Street hill, you will see the entire airport lit up like a pirate's chest, with gleaming reds, yellow, blues, and greens amongst the diamond whites.
Driving on Harbor drive from the east side (heading west) between 6 and 7, you can get some incredible close-ups of virtually every airline waiting to take-off - Everyone seems to have an early morning departure for somewhere, and it looks like a parade!!
Even during the day, there's a steady stream of jets leaving and departing. By far and away, nobody has an approach like SAN - whether you're in Balboa Park, downtown, or at Laurel and Pacific Highway, or watching the landing path from the new baseball stadium Petco Park, or at the Ocean Beach dog beach watching these beasts claw their way into the sky, SAN has the most dramatic approaches, landings, and take-offs around!
I have an incredible picture (rejected by a.net...oh well) of a FedEx DC-10 landing at SAN on one of the clearest days in recorded history. If anyone would like to see it, please e-mail me - I'd be happy to send it to you individually!
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WA727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4350 times:
Great reply and am very familiar with SAN. Always wanted to hang out on the top of the Laurel Travel building (if it's still called that) where you could almost touch the landing gear. Miss those BA 744s coming in from PHX? That must have been quite a spectacle.