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User currently offlineCessna172RG From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 749 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2773 times:

I heard a few years back that Martinair used to offer a good flight to Germany from Seattle (or maybe it was Europe, my German teacher told me this a few years ago). Anyways, I just checked (for fun) the database for MD-11 flights in Seattle, and I found that Martinair was at SEA on Sept. 23 of this year.


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So, I was wondering...any info as to why Martinair was in Seattle on this day? Is it a weekly flight? A charter flight? Something else?

Any info is appreciated, thanks in advance!


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User currently offlineGoing64 From Netherlands, joined Oct 2002, 329 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2729 times:

The regi is PH-MCR. This machine is flying cargo.

Martinair had scheduled service to Seattle (fromm AMS) in the past.

Peter


User currently offlineFlySwiss From Switzerland, joined Jul 2003, 443 posts, RR: 42
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2721 times:

Martinair Cargo is flying every Wednesday and Sunday with MD11F from AMS to SEA


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User currently offlineCessna172RG From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 749 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2653 times:

Thanks for the info!


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User currently offlineErikr From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2536 times:

While Martinair only flies cargo to Seattle now, they used to fly scheduled summer charters. I believe these flights were routed AMS-SEA-OAK-SEA-AMS. I've flown the SEA-AMS-SEA segment a few times: in 1985 on a DC-10-30 (with Air Seychelles logos on it - VERY exotic for Seattle), in 1989 on a 747-200C (with a Qantas tail!), and in 1994 on a 767-300. The other airline logos were due to leasing the planes out during the off-season.

I believe Martinair stopped flying passengers to Seattle in the mid-1990s (perhaps when NWA started its SEA-AMS service?). Since then, Martinair has moved its flights north to Vancouver, Calgary, and Edmonton, all with 767-300s.

Now Seattle, gets the 2 weekly cargo flights on an MD11F or CF per FlySwiss.

-Erik


User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2469 times:

does Martinair still serve OAK? I know that Martinair flies cargo to IAH.

-Copa


User currently offlineLj From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4477 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2403 times:

.does Martinair still serve OAK? I know that Martinair flies cargo to IAH.

No, Martinair dropped all passenger flights to the US west coast. The only US destinations to which Martinair operates passenger service are Miami and Orlando.


User currently offlineFilejw From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 359 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2336 times:

And the Martinair F/A's at the pool across the street at the Red Lion Inn,tall blond and stunning every one.Ah the memories.

User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2302 times:

I was under the impression Martin Air flew 763's to SEA, cargo or not...


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User currently offlineJustplanesmart From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 724 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2224 times:

You are right, Erik. Martinair discontinued their passenger flights to Seattle when Northwest began SEA-AMS service. The reason is because the NW service is a code-share flight with KLM, and Martinair does not have its passenger service compete with KLM, which happens to own a large part of it.


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