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Topic: Southwest At MDT Yesterday
Username: SaabFA71
Posted 2005-12-31 17:55:06 and read 2371 times.

I saw a Southwest 737-700 at MDT yesterday. I wasn't sure what it was doing there. My guess was it either was there as a diversion or a charter flight. Or could it have been a special flight bringing VIPs and marketing reps possibly prospecting MDT as a new city? Anybody have an idea or heard about the a/c being there and why it was?

Topic: Southwest At MDT Yesterday
Username: Burnsie28
Posted 2005-12-31 18:08:35 and read 2337 times.

Im not sure that MDT will be an added city anytime soon, the area really isnt big enough, especially with most airlines flying RJ's into MDT.

Topic: Southwest At MDT Yesterday
Username: UPS707
Posted 2005-12-31 18:18:08 and read 2310 times.

Looks like it came out of Orlando:

Aircraft Boeing 737-700 (twin-jet) [B737/Q]
Origin Orlando Int'l [KMCO]
Destination Harrisburg Int'l [KMDT]
Route MCOY9 SAV J55 CHS J55 FLO J207 RDU GVE AML
EMI
Date Friday, Dec 30, 2005
Duration 1 hour 59 minutes

Also looks like another one came in this morning, so I would say charter. Do you have anything sports related going on involving a Florida team or your teams going to FLA?

Topic: RE: Southwest At MDT Yesterday
Username: TheGreatChecko
Posted 2005-12-31 19:05:31 and read 2255 times.

Sports team?  Smile

Its Orlando, how much you want to bet its a package tour.

GreatChecko

Topic: RE: Southwest At MDT Yesterday
Username: AltairF28
Posted 2005-12-31 19:49:32 and read 2218 times.

Picking up Penn State fans heading to the Orange Bowl, maybe? Just because it came from MCO doesn't mean it came in with pax...may have gone MCO-MDT-FLL-MCO.

Topic: RE: Southwest At MDT Yesterday
Username: Jsposaune
Posted 2005-12-31 21:46:22 and read 2155 times.

I would bet my right arm it was a Penn State charter for the Orange bowl. We had a UA 763 (new colors, by the way) at PIT today running a PSU flight. It was routed PIT-MDT-MIA.

Topic: RE: Southwest At MDT Yesterday
Username: USAFHummer
Posted 2006-01-01 00:35:03 and read 2058 times.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA8095

Ask and ye shall receive...gotta be an Orange Bowl fan charter

Greg

Topic: RE: Southwest At MDT Yesterday
Username: SaabFA71
Posted 2006-01-01 00:55:05 and read 2045 times.

I just found out my in-laws are flying out of MDT to the Miami area tomorrow on a charter flight to see the Orange Bowl. So now, I'm pretty sure that's what the plane was there for......one of many planes I'm sure since so many people will be going down there this weekend. Thanks for looking into that, UPS707!


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