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What Is A Ferry Flight?  
User currently offlineLeamside From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 444 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6624 times:

Witnessed yesterday at the new SFO International Terminal a Philippine Airlines Boeing 737 ferry flight # 402 from Tucson. Plane was just refueled and proceeded to Honolulu without taking on passengers.

What is a ferry flight? How do I get more information about this aircraft bearing registration # EI-CVO?

Thank you.

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User currently offlineA330_DTW From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6516 times:

"Ferrying" a plane can be for different reasons; positioning, maintenance, etc.

You could call Philippine Airlines and see if they know the routing schedule of that aircraft to see what it was doing.


User currently offlineLeamside From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 444 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6467 times:

I tired calling PAL but nobody seemed to have any answers. Thanks anyways A330.

User currently offlineTom2katie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6462 times:

A "ferry permit" is usually issued by the FAA at the airlines request in order to fly an aircraft that is not "airworthy" but is "flyable" to another location. The general reason for doing this is some sort of maintenance problem that would make the aircraft unsafe for passenger flights; that needs to be addressed at an airline maintenance hub. They may also be used if you are importing an aircraft to the US that does not currently hold a US airworthiness certificate. Hope this helps. The FAA issues an advisory circular that deals with the issuance and criteria for ferry flights. You could pick it up at your local FSDO.

User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 6449 times:

A ferry flight is simply a flight that does not generate revenue. They are for reasons of repositioning.

User currently offlineTom2katie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6437 times:

Not 100% accurate jetpilot. Airlines may reposition their aircraft at will and it does not constitute a ferry flight.

User currently offlineWishihadalife From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6434 times:

A ferry flight is a boat with wings

User currently offlineEvilboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6429 times:

We have planes come in all the time, they are ferry flights inbound usualy because the plane did not land the night before cause of fog. The planes come in as ferryflights and leave as revenue flights, with pax so the planes are definitly airworthy.

User currently offlineGreggj From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 6423 times:

it's a flight where the f/a are predominently gay males..

wait..that's not right...that's a fairy flight.



User currently offlineLeamside From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 444 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 6408 times:

Thanks for the information Tom2 & Jetpilot. Merry x'mas to you!

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