Planespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3492 posts, RR: 5 Posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7154 times:
Awhile ago I was browsing flightaware.com and came across a scheduled Mesaba flight from MLI-DTW, listed as nearly 2 hours block to block, on a Saab!
That has got to be a long flight, and it looked from the tracks that a large portion of it was spent over Lake Michigan. I am not sure of the exact mileage, but I doubt there are many flights anymore on a turboprop that last nearly two hours.
I can't seem to find the flight now (thank goodness it was upgraded it looks like), but I am certain it was there, haha.
What are some other rather longish flights in recent times on a turboprop for a regularly scheduled, passenger carrier?
DFW13L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 6871 times:
Eagle is also bringing back a turboprop run that was cancelled after 9/11. DFW-LFT on a Saab 340. This isn't record-breaking by any means, but is a good 2 hour run, and will be the longest Saab run for Eagle. It's 340 miles and starts April 3 or 4. 3x daily.
RIXrat From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 783 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5045 times:
Yes true, but airBaltic has been having trouble on some of these F50 flights because of smoke in the cabin. Their growth is so far stretched out that they don't realize that the Fokkers can't take the day-to-day schedules that are demanded of them.
My suggestion would be to get rid of most of the turbos and concentrate on an all-jet airline, except for the Baltic states.
OV735 From Estonia, joined Jan 2004, 860 posts, RR: 2 Reply 24, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4899 times:
Quoting RIXrat (Reply 23): My suggestion would be to get rid of most of the turbos and concentrate on an all-jet airline, except for the Baltic states.
Perhaps simply bring in some RJs to replace the Fokkers. I've heard the gentlemen in Stockholm have a plan to reintroduce the Fokker to OV's fleet (a pure-737 fleet doesn't really work in this area), so BT wouldn't really have to dump them too far. Then OV will probably use them on charter flights from Estonia to South Africa or New Zealand or someplace.
25 TWA902fly: Here's it so far (in statue miles) PPT-GMR 1028 miles (Air Tahiti) VNO-IST 957 miles (flyLAL) ARN-ZRH 925 miles (SAS) CPH-MPL 917 miles (Cimber Air) L
26 TransIsland: Currently, American Eagle operates NAS-TPA with an ATR-72. That's 324nm and exactly the same as MLI-DTW. The day I met my wife, I stepped out of a LH
27 Planespotting: haha, i think you have that mixed up a little bit. Miramar Naval Air Station to Tampa Bay Florida is closer to 3000 miles than 300... are you thinkin
28 Greasespot: 7F on a 748 from YFB to YRB.....NOt sure how far but I believe it is over 4 hours. GS
29 Cpharris5514: Assuming flying a straight line, QX flies DH8-400s from SEA-BIL, for a distance of 577 nm. The evening flight departs SEA at 21:00 PDT, and has a sche
30 TransIsland: No, I was referring to Nassau, Bahamas, which is NAS also... unfortunately, the text box lists that second, so it doesn't fit into it anymore...
31 MtnWest1979: Actually, it is listed third, behind Miramar and Moffett Field. But it fits in my square. That may be a bit off, I assume
32 SUPRAZACHAIR: Not a regular thing, but when we had CRJ shortages a year or 2 back we subbed Q400's SEA-SBA fairly often. I think the Q400 knocked out that flight ab
33 Mr AirNZ: Thank goodness im not teaching you CPL Navigation (joking). But seriously, you may just want to re-check your times and distances. A Convair would ge
34 N1120A: The main reason that flight is as long as it is is because the SF340 is rather slow compared to other turboprop aircraft. Another very long turboprop
35 QXatFAT: Yes, we had some in FAT for awhile from SEA
36 Aeromexico757: Aerolitoral also has a flight from Guadalajara to Ciudad Obregon, 2:35min with a Saab 340.
37 Richierich: I flew PHL-CAE on a Dornier turboprop a few years ago. I don't know if this is still tb equipment or if it has gone RJ but it was a long flight! Not s
38 MD90fan: We might have a winner here, or at least in my opinion USX flew PIT-BHM with a Fairchild Dornier 328(TP) like in the late 90's
39 1011: I'll take a prop anyday over a RJ. Most people think I am crazy but at least props have windows that you can actually see out of. You don't have to be
40 Cedarjet: Rex (Regional Express) in Australia do some longish flights with their Saab 340s. I've flown them from Sydney to Broken Hill, which is 609 miles right
41 JetBlueAUS: A few years ago I flew on America West Express (Mesa Airlines) from PHX-ASE. It was on a DHC-8, and it was 2 hours and 30 minutes.
42 Tornado82: Boston and Maine is looking to start BED-PIT (And I don't mean Bedford, PA for any locals). On the Jetstream 31. 419.0nm For about a month (October '0
43 PWM2TXLHopper: I'm with this guy, I'll also take a prop over an RJ any day. It really doesr feel more like 'real flying' and I say this after quite a bit of time fl