FlyIGuy From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 977 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3463 times:
Pan Am will start serving BDL as Clipper Connection operated by Boston-Maine Airlines. They will be serving BDL to both Orlando Sanford and Ft. Lauderdale 3 times a week. Prices are ranging from $49 each way to Orlando and $115 each way to Ft. Lauderdale.
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MDL21483 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3225 times:
Looks like they're taking an Aer Lingus approach to things for now, ie charter flights only or leasing out the Boeings for the winter season, which is mostly slow. I don't think the current owner of the Pan Am title is willing to give up on the airline just yet, and if the 727's are still in operation, then thats a very good sign that maybe the "take the off-season off" ideal is one way to go. Maybe this next summer, we'll see the services upgraded again to the 727s.
Any more sightings?
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DAL767400ER From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 5721 posts, RR: 47
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2898 times:
>For some reason I see it listed at JustPlanes as defunct in late 2004 yet the website still seems to be up and running...<
It's a bit complicated, I'll try to summarize it quickly: Guilford Transportation, the owner of PA III and Boston-Maine Airways, thought their pilots earned too much, demanded pay cuts, and when ALPA wouldn't talk about that, Guilford drove PA into the ground. Some months later, part II of their plan became a reality when they announced that Boston-Maine would do the 727 flying of the former PA III, in PA colors, but not on former PA routes, because ALPA might have taken legal actions if they did. So now you see Boston-Maine Airways dba Pan Am on routes like BDL-FLL, with too few frequencies to scare the established carriers, using 727s flown by pilots that earn wages on the level of regionals, for mainline equipment, mind you. All in all, a big screwjob by Guilford.
ERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6721 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2724 times:
2nd Pan Am flight to RDU... 1st was last week from BDL..
Airline Pan Am Clipper Connection
Flight Number 5550
Departure City (Airport) San Juan, PR, Puerto Rico (SJU)
Departure Time 02/15/2005 05:05 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU)
Arrival Time 02/15/2005 07:11 PM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type B727
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Arrived