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Do We Still See Any US Charter Airlines Flying?  
User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3855 times:

Hi!

Summer time in Portugal, hot weather, nice warm sea, nice food..... I remember many years ago ( maybe 30 years already.... ) to be at LIS airport and waiting for those US charter airlines arriving in the morning with planes full of tourists or portuguese emigrants that came to pass their vacations. Charter airlines line CAPITOL, TIA, EVERGREEN, ONA will fly mostly with their long Super Sixty DC-8's, but also some other not that usual like INTERCONTINENTAL AIRWAYS, PERFECT TOURS, SATURN, SEABOARD WORLD, WORLD AIRWAYS, ARROW AIR,.... all I want to say that in those times we anxiously expected the summer to see what airlines would be doing the charters to Portugal. Those times seems that ended, last time I remember seeing one was NORTH AMERICAN and they were flying the 757. Now my point is, are there any US charter airlines that still fly around the world tourists or emigrants? Looks not!
Regards

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User currently offlineBluewave 707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3152 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3790 times:

Of all those airlines listed only Evergreen, World, Arrow, and North American exist today. The rest have gone away.


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User currently offlineUA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3791 times:

Ryan International? They have a few airbus a/c and a few 757's. I know they do charter work out of OAK to hawaii as well as North American. There is also Champion they're always in TUL and work with 727's. World Airways is probably the biggest in terms of range as I have seen them throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, etc.

That's all I know of.

Matt



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User currently offline1MillionFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3751 times:

Apple vacations, and Sun Country and many others also still provide many charters in the US year round.

User currently offlineFI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3703 times:

World Airways now owns North American.

Most charters for "warm beach spots" go to the Caribbean or Mexico now-a-days. The prices are super cheap, and the flight times are no where what they would be to go across the pond.



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User currently offlineHR001 From Honduras, joined Nov 2004, 303 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3700 times:

Add Transmeridian (Pace) and Falcon Airexpress to the list!!

User currently offlineMainliner From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 411 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3658 times:

Champion Air is still around, but I doubt that they have international service. They do, however, still operate 727-200's...at least for a while  cheerful  .


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User currently offlineDFWneedsQF From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 62 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3641 times:

Champion has international service from DFW to several destinations in mexico daily out of Terminal D.

User currently offlineB767400ER From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3639 times:

How about Omni Air International?

I know they at least send loads of Hawaii residents to Las Vegas 6 times a week for a packager here.  Smile



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User currently offlineCloud4000 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 641 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3633 times:

Still compared to Europe, the US Charter operations are a pittance. I guess with low air fares to Mexico, Carribean and Europe by the legacy carriers and LCCs, there is little room for charter operators.


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User currently offline1MillionFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3491 times:

The European "Holiday" business is much more conducive to charter operators.

Most US people don't take 10-14 day Holidays , but usually 5-8 days and very rarely do they choose an all-inclusive package.

US airfares are so cheap anyway there is not reason to look elsewhere.


User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3481 times:

Remember technically Allegiant is also a charter airline.

User currently offlineN276AASTT From US Virgin Islands, joined Jan 2004, 620 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3472 times:

Don't forget about USA 3000


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User currently offlineLat41 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 470 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3435 times:

Miamiair International operates 737 NGs and has a good looking web site

User currently offlineBigOrange From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2364 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3291 times:

Quoting 1MillionFlyer (Reply 3):
Apple vacations, and Sun Country and many others also still provide many charters in the US year round.

Apple Vacations is not an airline. They do however have their own in-house airline USA3000


User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7513 posts, RR: 23
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3284 times:

I believe that TZ still does military charters.


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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3280 times:

Don't forget about Ambassadair..although they are on the "for sale" block  Smile


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User currently offlineFalcon flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1323 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3207 times:

Other "charter" carriers include Sierra Pacific and Casino Express with 737-200s. USA Jet has a fleet of passenger configured DC-9s in addition to their cargo -9s and Falcons.


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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26414 posts, RR: 76
Reply 18, posted (9 years 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3181 times:

Quoting 1MillionFlyer (Reply 3):
Apple vacations

They own USA3000, and also contract with other carriers

Quoting 7E72004 (Reply 16):
Don't forget about Ambassadair..although they are on the "for sale" block

Ambassair is the travel club, which is a bit different. TZ still does ad hoc charters as well as scheduled ones

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 15):
I believe that TZ still does military charters.

Yes, as well as regular passenger ones



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