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Southwest Was Here In MSP This Early Morning  
User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3573 times:

Hey Guys,

I just found out about with their flight tracker was flew out MDW to MSP early morning and why did go to MSP this early morning and here it is:

Airline Southwest
Flight Number 5122
Departure City (Airport) Chicago, IL (MDW)
Departure Time 02/21/2004 03:12 AM
Arrival City (Airport) Minneapolis, MN (MSP)
Arrival Time 02/21/2004 04:13 AM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type Boeing 737-300
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Arrived

Regards!


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User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3511 times:

Aren't the 51xx flights charters?


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User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3494 times:

Yeah, that is charter flight out of MDW this early morning. Thanks anyway!  Smile

User currently offlineSWAFA30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3471 times:

5122 was a positioning ferry for a charter flight. Charter Flight 4054 operated MSP-DTW arriving in DTW at 0635 central. Looks like the equipment was positioned back to MDW as flight 5123 departing DTW at 0740 central time.

User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3362 times:

Yup, Charter flight. Imagine the reaction from NW and some customers. Now that would create havoc. LOL "Southwest in MSP!! Coolies!!" Riiiiggghhhttt! LOL


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User currently offlineAcidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1874 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 3261 times:
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WN doing a MSP-DTW run? Oooh that must make NW mad...


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User currently offlinePilottim747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3075 times:

Southwest does charters to/from MSP every once and a while. I haven't been able to track down who they've been for yet but I'm presuming that they're unrelated. The charters always arrive and depart in the early morning, always gone by 7am.

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User currently offlineAviatorTJ From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1838 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2862 times:

I thought there were a lot of extra trashy people around the airport that day. Now that explains it.

Normally when they come for charters, you can find them at the HHH terminal too. Just another little FYI for you.

__TJ__


User currently offlineTOLtommy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3304 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2768 times:

"The charters always arrive and depart in the early morning, always gone by 7am."

I contacted WN once about arranging a charter for a corporate group that I was handling. WN was upfront and told me that the charter would operate at odd hours. They utilize their A/C so much that there's not a lot of extra time available. It wouldn't work for my group...


User currently offlineTZFALAX From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 81 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2657 times:

I heard, interestingly enough, that WN does more military charter flying than any other carrier. Of course it's all within the US and all done overnight because of the high utilization of their a/c during the day. Can anyone actually confirm this?


User currently offlineJjbiv From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1226 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2539 times:

Incorrect, I believe ATA does the most military charters.

joe


User currently offlineNWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2494 times:

TZFALAX,

I am not sure about WN doing more charter than other carriers. I have been flying MAC charters the last 3-4 months on the 747, 757, A320. The 737 can ONLY hold 137 people..not very good at tranporting troups in a large group when you can get 400++ on a 747.



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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2460 times:

SWA does indeed do alot of military charters, domestic, of course.

As far as who does the most, I suppose one would have to first define the criteria. The most passengers? The most flights? The most revenue?

As far as I'm concerned, SWA and ATA both do alot (maybe more than NWA, I don't know), and any discussion of who does the most/the best is essentially a meaningless excercise in semantics and bragging rights...  Big grin



User currently offlinePilottim747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2381 times:

Northwest does do a lot of military charters, however, I'm not sure if its up to ATAs amount. Northwest seems to always have at least one B742 out doing military charters to/from various places. ATA uses their L1011 for many of their charters.

pilottim747
www.mspupdate.com



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 14, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2346 times:

Most WN charters are red-eyes.


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