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Numerous Diversions To Maine 3/16/07  
User currently offlinePWM2TXLHopper From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1321 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2382 times:

For those here in Maine and New England, who care, we saw some uncommon diversions here in Maine yesterday due to the storm in the Northeast. I've never seen so many diversions to Maine during storms previous!

At PWM...

CO 382 IAH-BOS-737-7 diverted to PWM, departed for BOS a short time later before diverting a second time to BGR where it appears to remain as of 06:00Z this morning.

B6 1294 PIT-BOS -E190 diverts to PWM

B6 1264 AUS-BOS-E190 diverts to PWM

B6 482 LGB-BOS-A320 diverts to PWM


At BGR...

ICE 631 KEF-BOS-757-2

EIN 133 SNN-BOS- A333

LH422 FRA-BOS-747-400

AF 332 CDG-BOS-747-400, later departed for BOS and was again diverted, this time to YUL.

DL 1642 ATL-BOS- 757-later departed for BOS, attempted approach and looks as if it went to IAD.

AA 2276 ORD-BOS-MD-82, diverted to BGR, and then returned to ORD


And while not a diversion, nonetheless noteworthy, BGR also saw an AN-124 routed JAX-BGR-Tenerife yesterday

[Edited 2007-03-17 07:41:20]

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User currently offlineRKDflier From United States of America, joined May 2004, 76 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2371 times:

Wow. What a great mix of metal. I bet the pax in the double divertions weren't very happy.


I never profesed to be perfict
User currently offlineSB From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2278 times:

I thought I was seeing double last night when a second BA 772 came in to YUL... It departed about 50 minutes later for BOS where it seems to have landed.

The AF 744 is still on the apron, no idea when it will depart.

S. (praying my flights will make it in ... weather is still unpleasant, but at last cargo doesn't complain about diversions)



"Confirm leave the hold and maintain 320kts?!"
User currently onlineAJMIA From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 731 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2254 times:

What do all these international passengers do in Maine?

Do they clear them through US immigration?

Do they go to hotels or are they sleeping at the airport?

Who handles them on the ground?

AJMIA



Lady it's a jet... not a kite.
User currently offlineThegooddoctor From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 523 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2107 times:

Quoting AJMIA (Reply 3):
What do all these international passengers do in Maine?

Best guess - get a cupuh chowdah, ayuh?

Quoting AJMIA (Reply 3):
Do they clear them through US immigration?

I don't know if PWM has FIS since they don't have current international service. They do have facilities (they have done charters in the past). I'm sure arrangements can be made.

Quoting AJMIA (Reply 3):
Do they go to hotels or are they sleeping at the airport?

Believe it or not, Portland comes fully equipped with hotels, restaurants, ya know, stuff you find around airports/cities/etc  Wink



The GoodDoctor
User currently offlineBatonOps From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 746 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2084 times:

I guess no one has pictures from PWM or BGR. That had to be some good viewing for those that had the chance.

User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2072 times:

Quoting Thegooddoctor (Reply 4):
Believe it or not, Portland comes fully equipped with hotels, restaurants, ya know, stuff you find around airports/cities/etc

In Maine? Get outta here!  Wink



Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
User currently offlineKPWMSpotter From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 432 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1971 times:

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 6):
In Maine? Get outta here!

...Yes, we're from Maine, yes, we have running water.

PWM also saw 3 Air Wisconsin CRJs that were destined to PHL yesterday. (nothing all that interesting, but a non scheduled stop nonetheless.)

All of the international flights that wound up in Maine ended up at BGR, and they handle international diversions all the time. I would assume (don't know for sure though) that they just pulled into the international terminal and were cleared through customs. Diversions like that aren't all that uncommon for BGR, so they must have a system in place.

PWM is capable of handling international passengers, but they don't have a large scale operation by any means. There is a small customs/immigration building located on the opposite side of the field from the terminal. They don't work with more than private jets and the occasional charter, but there are still people there if they are truly needed.



I reject your reality and substitute my own...
User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1898 times:

I had to designate BGR as an alternate for one of my airborne flights into the NE yesterday, since his original alternate had cratered and BGR was the only thing legal I could name with the fuel I had onboard. He landed at his destination OK, so I didn't have to go to BGR, but if I had, a quick turnaround would have been needed since the whole storm system was headed towards BGR, and it too would soon get clobbered. I ended up using CMH and RDU as alternates the rest of the night...

User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8661 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1867 times:

BGR does have the facilities as it handles international air rage flight diversions. So they do have everything there.

MCOflyer



Never be afraid to stand up for who you are.
User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1801 times:

Quoting KPWMSpotter (Reply 7):

I know, Im just bustin ya. My aunt and uncle used to live up there.. I cant remember the town for the life of me, but it was a nice place.



Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
User currently offlineDALMD88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2534 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 1728 times:

Maine, a fitting diversion point. It gives credance to the 'Ahha,can't get thar from here' joke. I do love that state though. The people from there are real. My Grandpa is one of them.

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