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What Is The History Of Miami Air?  
User currently offlineUPSMD11 From United States of America, joined May 2003, 814 posts, RR: 4
Posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5188 times:
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There are currently 4 738 aircraft flying from SDF - MIA. They are surely bringing UofL Cardinal Fans to the Orange Bowl tomorrow. My question is about this airline and their history?

Also, as a side note, why would AA not put a bigger aircraft on this route for a day or two like other airlines do for the Kentucky Derby, etc.? With AA flying an ERJ-135 or ERJ-145 on this route they could easily put up their own 738 or 757 on the route for some extra revenue. I would think people flying on a sports trip don't care that much about the cost.

Cheers,
John

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User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4099 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5177 times:

This carrier also seems to be a favorite with the press following the President around. Up here in Manchester, NH I've seen the 738 on the apron along with AF1. But in general, this carrier serves ad-hoc needs wherever and whenever they occur. And sports charters are a big part of that. Boston College uses Miami Air on flights from/to Hanscom Field in nearby Bedford, Massachusetts.

Chris in NH


User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 49
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5165 times:

Here is some info on them from there web site.

http://www.miamiair.com/history.asp



You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5113 times:

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 2):

http://www.miamiair.com/history.asp

Not a very informative link, so I had to go dig through some of my back issues of Airways to find an article about them. Paraphrased from the January 2002 issue (as it's a 3 and a half page article with a mix of history and operational info):

In 1988, D. Ross Fischer and George A. Lyall, two V.P.s @ Eastern Airlines suggested that the airline create a charter division, an idea that was rejected. Nine months after Eastern folded, Miami Air was created (August 1990) and it's first flight was on October 15, 1991. Up until late 2000, they primarily operated the 727, when they subleased two 738s from Sabre Airways for 6 months and took delivery of their own leased a/c in mid 2001.

I know that they have on several occasions in the past, they provided extra lift for AirTran into FLL during the winter months and were one of the airlines that bid on the contract several years back to operate for AirTran the ATL-LAS/LAX/SFO service that was won by Ryan International.


User currently offlineCoal From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2017 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5095 times:

Miami Air also flew the MIA-SJO route on behalf of MP, before TA took over using A320s.

Cheers,
Coal



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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 49
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5070 times:

Quoting UPSMD11 (Thread starter):
Also, as a side note, why would AA not put a bigger aircraft on this route for a day or two like other airlines do for the Kentucky Derby, etc.? With AA flying an ERJ-135 or ERJ-145 on this route they could easily put up their own 738 or 757 on the route for some extra revenue. I would think people flying on a sports trip don't care that much about the cost.

For the Derby that is easy to adjust as it is the same time every year. For a football game not that easy, as you do not know until close to the game who the teams are going to be. Also it disrupts schedules at very busy times to shuffle planes in hopes of making a few bucks.



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User currently offlineLexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2515 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5052 times:

We see these guys here at BNA from time to time as well. I can remember a few of the NHL charters being on them as well as some of the SEC teams using them to come up here for a Vanderbilt game.


Nashville, Tennessee KBNA
User currently offlineATCRick From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 772 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5048 times:
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Miami Air also did scheduled charters for the government for a couple of years operating KNGU-KNIP-MUGM-Roosevelt Roads carrying Navy folks around.


natch!!
User currently offlineLexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2515 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5042 times:

I really like their a/c for the most part. Clean and very simple looking.


Nashville, Tennessee KBNA
User currently offlineJe89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2360 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4919 times:
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Miami Air also transports prisoners from Hawaii to the US Mainland. They've been doing it for quite some time now. Funny to see them parked on the ramp surrounded by dozens of police cars before departure.

User currently offlineTurpentyine From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 154 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4764 times:

I ve seen their 737 parked at Republic Airport (KFRG) in Farmingdale Long Island. Pretty surprising to see a 737 in what is mostly a gen. av. airport.

User currently offlineGeorgetown From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 239 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4747 times:
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The SF Giants occasionaly used to use them for charters back in the mid-90's. The players jokingly referred to it as "Miami Scare."


Let's go Hoyas!
User currently offlineFlyibaby From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1017 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4629 times:

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 3):
they primarily operated the 727, when they subleased two 738s from Sabre Airways for 6 months

I remember both of these aircraft at RDU. Actually I handled their first 738 in 2000 when they ran a proving run into RDU after being given a medical emergency senario. The aircraft was still basically in Swiss Air colors and still had the cross on the tail. It was very cool to look at and the entire crew was obviously very stoked at beginning a new fleet.


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