Boeing743 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 406 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3285 times:
wow, that is really flow into JAX, I am wonder if JAX able to handle several flights and big aircrafts into JAX due storm in MCO? On day of 9/11 IND received over 60 aircrafts. I was shock when I read newspaper on website. I was think to myself " how can they fit all of those 60+ planes at IND. Guess they figure out a way to park all of planes of variety sizes.
NASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3187 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3234 times:
Its just two 747s that will park on a tarmac at JAX until the weather clears at MCO. I highly doubt that they will do any off loading. When I lived in Detroit, TOL used to frequently get Northwest 747 and DC-10 diversions and TOL is much smaller than JAX.
SkyyMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3211 times:
JAX could easily handle a 747, though not sure what gate. Remember, DL flew them scheduled from ATL for a few years in the 70's. I fly into JAX serveral times a year, albeit always onto the WN concourse. Since DL used to bring wide bodies in, if they needed to, I think there'd be a gate to park if it became a long wait. Why don't these things happen whenever I'm there?!?!?!
Sspontak From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 491 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2992 times:
I was in MCO on June 15th and I was surprised to see 4 Virgin 744's at the gates. Were any of the 4 744's diversions or does MCO routinely get 4 Virgin 744's at the same time and if so what are their destinations from MCO?