RandyWaldron From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 324 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1820 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...
Bicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1794 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.
Theiler From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 633 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1780 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.