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User currently offlineABpositive From Australia, joined Nov 2005, 226 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 3 months 1 day ago) and read 2131 times:

I'd like to know which commercial flights fly through areas from which northern (or southern) lights are visible?
Is there a particular time of the year that is most suitable for it?

Thanks for the help.

ABpositive

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User currently offlineWolsingerjet From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 1 day ago) and read 2107 times:

Well alot of flights that fly out of YEG see them since they are usually visible over the city from fall through to spring.Yellowknife is off course the best place to see them and the city has tour operators that cater to them.Canadian north airlines and first air would be your best choices for the aurora inflight.Its becoming a major attraction for the japanese also who this year flew KIX-YEG flights offered by ANA using 747-400s to travel onward to YZF to see the lights.Hope that helps ya!!!


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User currently offlineCheco77 From Peru, joined Oct 2004, 1345 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 1 day ago) and read 2104 times:

EWR, BOS, JFK, YYZ, YUL to Europe are all flight in which if you are lucky, you can see Aurora Borealis.
Adam



Czech Boeing lover living in Lima
User currently offlineBridogger6 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 710 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 23 hours ago) and read 2064 times:

If you have read the Steven King book or seen the made for television movie based upon it... it has a redeye flight.. from LAX I think? To somewhere.... in the movie they flight right through the aurora I believe and everyone except those passengers who are actually asleep (I think there ends up being like 15) disappear. Haha I like the book a lot... the people that don't disappear come to learn they have ended up in the past... like a few days in the past. And they also learn what clean up time... anyway they end up in the Bangor Maine airport of all places. Sort of creepy. Anyway, sorry for the tangent, that's just what this post reminded me of..

User currently offlineTimeair From Canada, joined May 2005, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 22 hours ago) and read 2009 times:

Quoting Wolsingerjet (Reply 1):
Yellowknife is off course the best place to see them and the city has tour operators that cater to them

Actually YSM is the best location to be viewing the Aurora Borealis, it just happens that YZF has several flights a day vs. the 4 x weekly flights into YSM direct from YEG and daily from YZF BY 5T and J3 respectively.



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User currently offlineTIMEAIR From Canada, joined May 2005, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 22 hours ago) and read 2008 times:

Quoting Wolsingerjet (Reply 1):
Yellowknife is off course the best place to see them and the city has tour operators that cater to them

Actually YSM is the best location to be viewing the Aurora Borealis, it just happens that YZF has several flights a day vs. the 4 x weekly flights into YSM direct from YEG and daily from YZF by 5T and J3 respectively.



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User currently offlineMrMcCoy From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 377 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 22 hours ago) and read 1996 times:

Quoting Bridogger6 (Reply 3):
If you have read the Steven King book or seen the made for television movie based upon it... it has a redeye flight.. from LAX I think? To somewhere.... in the movie they flight right through the aurora I believe and everyone except those passengers who are actually asleep (I think there ends up being like 15) disappear. Haha I like the book a lot... the people that don't disappear come to learn they have ended up in the past... like a few days in the past. And they also learn what clean up time... anyway they end up in the Bangor Maine airport of all places. Sort of creepy. Anyway, sorry for the tangent, that's just what this post reminded me of..

The Langoliers.. terrific read.



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User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4393 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 21 hours ago) and read 1996 times:

I am sure most of our Alaskan contingent will answer this shortly, but I have seen AB many times on ANC-SEA red eye flights.

User currently offlineAlaska737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1063 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 21 hours ago) and read 1979 times:

Quoting TK787 (Reply 7):
I am sure most of our Alaskan contingent will answer this shortly, but I have seen AB many times on ANC-SEA red eye flights.

haha yes any fall/winter/spring night flight in alaska is good especially if your traveling east and west. flights out of ANC and FAI are good bets also nome and kotzabue can work or flights to/from cordova, valdez, kodiak or yakatat. are ones ive seen them on


User currently offlineWolsingerjet From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 20 hours ago) and read 1929 times:

Did 5T restart YSM?I think northwestern is the only carrier serving that point from YEG and YZF,although buffalo flys there from YZF also i believe...


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User currently offlineBestpilot From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 19 hours ago) and read 1887 times:

Quoting MrMcCoy (Reply 6):
The Langoliers.. terrific read.

and a terrible movie.

Every transatlantic flight I've been on... from SFO, LAX, ORD, JFK, YYZ I've seen the northern lights.


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 19 hours ago) and read 1880 times:

Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 8):
haha yes any fall/winter/spring night flight in alaska is good especially if your traveling east and west. flights out of ANC and FAI are good bets also nome and kotzabue can work or flights to/from cordova, valdez, kodiak or yakatat. are ones ive seen them on

Hell seen them plenty of times on the SEA-ANC route.



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User currently offlineBman351 From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 18 hours ago) and read 1841 times:

All I need to do is walk out my front door, and what an awesome sight it is tonight!

B
Northern SK


User currently offlineTIMEAIR From Canada, joined May 2005, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 4 hours ago) and read 1620 times:

Quoting Wolsingerjet (Reply 9):
Did 5T restart YSM?

Sorry. reliving my past! 5T no longer serves YSM, J3/7F and Tindi still do, with the latter 2 out of YZF only, J3 ops out of YEG/YQU and YZF



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User currently offlineCedars747 From Norway, joined Dec 2005, 2721 posts, RR: 19
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 4 hours ago) and read 1581 times:

SAS Braathens ,Wideroe and Norwegian airplanes are best friends with the Aurora Borealis in my city Tromso
Alex!!!



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User currently offlineWolsingerjet From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months ago) and read 1493 times:

Dont forget J3 also serves YLW aswell from YSM-YQU-YLW.My friend is the companies chief pilot on the airlines fleet of B99s,J-31s and the newly delivered J-32 that should be flying in another week or two.Not sure how many flights a week they have YLW i think its 3 or 4.


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User currently offlineNDSchu777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 419 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1383 times:

I saw them recently on a flight from MSP to PDX. I'm glad I had a window seat on the right side of the airplane on that trip. Pretty cool experience!

User currently offlineYOW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1364 times:

Quoting TIMEAIR (Reply 13):
Sorry. reliving my past! 5T no longer serves YSM, J3/7F and Tindi still do, with the latter 2 out of YZF only, J3 ops out of YEG/YQU and YZF

First Air and Air Tindi do not fly to YSM on a scheduled basis.

[Edited 2006-05-03 16:01:18]

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