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JetBlue At ITH Today  
User currently offlineBatonOps From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 747 posts, RR: 4
Posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3443 times:

B6 flew a charter (A320 reg# N565JB) into ITH today. It arrived as #4416 from HPN at 0849L. It departed as #4417 at 1719L back to HPN.

The only reason I can think of for the charter was the Cornell/Dartmouth football game.

I believe this is the first time an A320 has flown into ITH. The bad part of all this...I don't have any pics.

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User currently onlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17503 posts, RR: 45
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3445 times:

ITH has airstairs for an A320? I don't think that tiny jetbridge can reach a 320?


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User currently offlineBatonOps From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 747 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3403 times:

Not sure if they do or not. I wasn't there but had a family member go to the airport to check it out.

A couple of years ago they had a 737-300 (charter) in there and had no stair truck for the airplane. I believe they used sometype of forklift device to get the passengers out of the airplane.

It still had to be a cool site...B6 at ITH.


User currently offlineCrogalski From United States of America, joined May 2005, 514 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3249 times:

Yep, it was a charter.


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User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2686 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3192 times:

Quoting BatonOps (Thread starter):
The only reason I can think of for the charter was the Cornell/Dartmouth football game.

It wasn't for the Cornell/Dartmouth game. I saw the football team get on the buses here at Dartmouth to head over to Cornell, in fact.


User currently offlineBatonOps From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 747 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3051 times:

Interesting. I wonder why it was in ITH then?

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 1):
ITH has airstairs for an A320?

Yes, my father said there was a stair truck at the aircraft. Maybe Taughannock Aviation (the only FBO at ITH) purchased a set. None of the airlines at ITH require stair trucks.


User currently offlineISP From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3017 times:

The charter was for Cornell Alumni who attended the game. The A/C flew JFK-HPN (White Plains), picked up the 100 alumni, and then flew them to Ithaca and back to White Plains.

User currently offlineBatonOps From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 747 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2981 times:

Quoting ISP (Reply 6):
The charter was for Cornell Alumni who attended the game. The A/C flew JFK-HPN (White Plains), picked up the 100 alumni, and then flew them to Ithaca and back to White Plains.

Thanks for the info.

I wonder what that cost the alumni? Anyone know how much it costs to charter an A320?


User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4116 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2921 times:

It's almost a sure thing that when you see a jetBlue aircraft at an airport that doesn't normally see service--especially smaller cities like this--it's a college sports team charter. JetBlue does a fair bit of this, I'm noticing.

Chris in NH


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21627 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2887 times:

Damn, a B6 A320 at HPN. I would have loved to see that.

-Mir



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User currently offlineFlightShadow From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 969 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2856 times:

Interesting. US Air had service to ITH with 737s once, right? So could there have been airstairs left over from those days? I remember a Connie in ITH once too, we walked up some stairs to get in it...you wouldn't think it would be too hard to store airstairs, so they would probably still be floating around?

...off topic...

Always nice to hear some news from Ithaca. I grew up there before the fam moved out to SLC, I think I'm going back for a visit next summer. It'll be cool to return to the terminal where I spent so many hours watching CO ATRs and US Air DC-9s...



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User currently offlinePtugarin From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2850 times:

Wondering why they couldn�t do an E190 run instead. 100 passanger for <200 mile round-trip segments.

User currently offlineBatonOps From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 747 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2789 times:

Quoting FlightShadow (Reply 10):
Interesting. US Air had service to ITH with 737s once, right?

True statement but it has been years since US flew mainline into ITH. Maybe they left some stairs. I'll ask my father if they where US stairs.

Quoting FlightShadow (Reply 10):
Always nice to hear some news from Ithaca. I grew up there before the fam moved out to SLC, I think I'm going back for a visit next summer. It'll be cool to return to the terminal where I spent so many hours watching CO ATRs and US Air DC-9s...

I grew up in ITH also. I spent most of my free time at the airport as a kid. If you are talking about the old terminal it is long gone. They torn it down a few years ago to make room for Taughannock Aviation. If you haven't seen the new terminal it's a nice building. Although you won't get the views we use to have from the old terminal.


User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4261 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2708 times:

Quoting Ptugarin (Reply 11):
Wondering why they couldn�t do an E190 run instead. 100 passanger for <200 mile round-trip segments.

My guess is that there were more than 100 passengers?
I don't know how much it costs to charter a plane for a flight like this, but it has to be pretty expensive.



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