Teixeim From United States of America, joined May 2005, 131 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2299 times:
Just returned from having a Sam Adam's Winter Lager at the Applebee's at RIC. When we left to come home, we passed through the Executive Terminal Avitat where we noticed a Miami Air 737-800 in XL.com colors pull up for fuel. The Avitat guys rolled up a staircase to the plane and a couple people hopped off.
I'm curious what's the deal with this flight. According to FlightAware, the flight came in from Toronto. Sorry - no pix, I didn't have my camera and it was night already.
Je89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2360 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2264 times:
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Seems that this plane (if we are talking about the same plane, cn 29052/557) was operated by Miami Air once before in the past, with the old Excel colors. It then went back to Excel Airways, got painted in the new XL colors, and is now back with Miami Air as N906MA. Pretty confusing.
It made an appearance in HNL about a week ago. There's a Miami Air logo on the nosewheel door.
BH From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 525 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2126 times:
I'm sure the current paint scheme makes no difference to either carrier, for excel it keeps the plane from sitting around not making money.It also is providing much needed lift for the busy winter charters for Miami Air.She sure does get around, I caught it in BWI last week.
Olympus69 From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 1737 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2027 times:
I was about to start a thread asking why 3 Miami Air 738s arrived at YYZ from Miami on Saturday afternoon. The only thing I could think of was Super Bowl related charters, but in view of the stop in RIC, perhaps not. I didn't see any of these planes myself, so don"t know the registrations.