Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Skybus "divert" To BOS?  
User currently offlineBA747400 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 428 posts, RR: 3
Posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2942 times:

Hey, so i was just on Flightaware, and i came across these two flights:

[url=http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SKB1]
[url=http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SKB01A]

It appears that flight 1 arrived at PSM, then took-off to BOS. The flight then returned to PSM to serve at flight 2 to CMH.

Is there an issue at PSM with fuel or something? It couldn't have been a diversion because....well, they did land!

9 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineChase From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1054 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2933 times:

Probably trying to save on those $1,000,000 per minute parking fees at PSM...  Wink

User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4085 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2881 times:

here in Nashua, NH it was VERY foggy throughout the morning; my guess is that the low minimums were in play up at PSM as well.

Chris in NH


User currently offlineTheiler From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 633 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2496 times:

They held for a while this morning, but the Rwy 34 RVR never got high enough for them to land, so they had to divert.

User currently offlineBA747400 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2379 times:

Quoting Theiler (Reply 3):
They held for a while this morning, but the Rwy 34 RVR never got high enough for them to land, so they had to divert.

Oh ok. Flightaware showed it as two different flights, so i didnt think it was a diversion. Do they even show "diverted" status? Dont think so..

So, thanks!
Mike


User currently offlineAirbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 8202 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2285 times:

Now that's weird. MHT and PSM "closed" due to weather while BOS was open?  Smile
I did hear in the news that BOS was experiencing as much as 3 hours delay due to weather, yesterday.


User currently offlineRandyWaldron From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 324 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1780 times:

I saw them land on 4R yesterday while I was at work. What a very orange aircraft - neat paint job, though. I wish them the best. Strange that they couldn't land at PSM, though. Either they had a high minimums Captain or a F/O without the requisite time in the seat to make a CAT III landing or their aircraft are only CAT I or CAT II certified. Rwy 16/34 at PSM is certainly able to handle approaches to very low mins.

I'm not sure where they parked, but I'm at Terminal B, so they certainly didn't park at our gates.

Quoting Airbazar (Reply 5):
I did hear in the news that BOS was experiencing as much as 3 hours delay due to weather, yesterday.

Never believe what you hear in the media regarding BOS. We had delays, but nothing as major as 3+ hours. As always, some aircraft (US769, for example) diverted to PVD, while others, (NW037, AA147, etc) landed with no problem. The media never seems to get into much discussion as to why aircraft divert, i.e., CAT qualifications, aircraft issues, HiMins captains, etc...

RW



"Flaps 20, gear down, landing checklist please..."
User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32602 posts, RR: 72
Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1774 times:

At least the passengers landed at the airport they thought they were going to...for once.


a.
User currently offlineBicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1754 times:

With minimal customer service, how does Skybus handle diversions, rebookings, etc? I heard they were pretty up front with what they will and will not do for customers during irregular ops. How do customers handle it? They paid $10 for their seats, I'm sure they're expecting a full service airline.

User currently offlineTheiler From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 633 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1740 times:

Either they had a high minimums Captain or a F/O without the requisite time in the seat to make a CAT III landing or their aircraft are only CAT I or CAT II certified. Rwy 16/34 at PSM is certainly able to handle approaches to very low mins.

No CAT III at PSM. Boston (4R) and Manchester (35) have them, along with lower approach minimums.

Minimums for the ILS approach to 34 are published as 284/24 (200 foot ceiling and 2400 ft RVR). The RVR at Pease probably didn't exceed 2400 ft while they were holding, so they couldn't even attempt an approach.

[Edited 2007-10-20 15:33:59]

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
First Choice 757 "forced To Return" posted Thu Sep 6 2007 12:23:34 by RichM
Embraer Sells "close To 10" Lineage 1000 posted Tue May 15 2007 13:02:08 by Flying-Tiger
UA Adds $10 LAX "Rent" Surcharge To Tickets posted Wed Apr 11 2007 19:03:04 by Laxintl
United Launches "Dolce Vita" Service To Rome Italy posted Sun Apr 1 2007 19:17:56 by 777-500ER
Who Does Callsign "Sierra" Belong To? posted Sat Mar 24 2007 22:47:34 by Tomascubero
NBC's "Today" Show To Air Short On A380--- posted Sun Mar 18 2007 02:11:14 by ImperialEagle
Airbus Paper: "Opportunity To Remove Parity" posted Fri Feb 2 2007 19:13:40 by UA 777
"ow" Next To 753 On NW Safety Card? posted Thu Jan 18 2007 05:37:42 by ORDRyan28
EADS: "Things To Get Worse Before They Get Better" posted Sun Sep 3 2006 04:08:50 by RedFlyer
"Cabin Spraying" Prior To Arrival. posted Wed Aug 30 2006 01:03:48 by Timetable