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Aircraft To Be Seen At MSP  
User currently offlineATA1011Tristar From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 92 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3495 times:

Hello everyone!

I look forward to spotting at MSP later this year, as soon as it gets warmer out. I have spotted there several times in the past and to be honest, I have only seen a handful of aircraft that don't belong to NWA. Now, I'm not complaining, I love to watch all the airplanes landing, taking off, and taxiing. It is just nice to have a little variety. I know all the major carriers and then some offer service to their hubs from MSP, but you just don't seem to see their planes. Well, this spring I'm going to look a little harder for them. In preparation, I have compiled this list of aircraft flown to MSP on a regular basis by all the airlines there. I would love for you guys to look it over and make any corrections that are needed.


  • Air Canada Jazz - CRJ-100
  • American - MD-80, MD-83, and 737-800
    American Eagle - ERJ-140 and ERJ-145
  • Continental - 737-300 and 737-500
    Continental Express - ERJ-145
  • Delta - MD-88 and MD-90
    Delta Connection - CRJ-100, CRJ-700, and CRJ-900
  • Frontier - A319
    Frontier JetExpress - EMB-170
  • United - 737-300, 737-500, A319, and A320
    United Express - EMB 170
  • U.S. - A319 and A320
    U.S. Express - CRJ-200, EMB 170, and EMB 175
  • AirTran - 737-700 and 717-200
  • Icelandair - 757-200
  • Midwest - 717-200
    Midwest Connect - CRJ-200
  • Sun Country - 737-800
  • Northwest - A319, A320, DC-9-30, DC-9-40, DC-9-50, A330-200, A330-300, 757-200, 757-300, and 747-400
    Northwest Airlink - CRJ-200, CRJ-440, CRJ-900, Saab 340B, and EMB 175

Happy winter till then!  cold 

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User currently offlineBreaker1011 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 938 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3491 times:

I lived up there for a while - you do see some oddballs now and then. I've watched AA and DL MD-11's come in (why I didnt know at the time), UA 777's, FedEx A-310's and MD-11's, UPS and DHL DC-8's. But I think my favorite was looking for the Icelandair 757. Can't miss that one - the yellow scheme helps it really catch your eye.

Watch those skeeters once it warms up!



Life's tough. It's even tougher if you're stupid. J. Wayne
User currently offlineAf773atmsp From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2688 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3483 times:

AC is still going to operate CRJ-100s to MSP.  banghead  I wish AC would upgrade YYZ-MSP service to maybe a CRJ-900. And what route is NW going to operate an A332 from MSP?


It ain't no normal MD80 its a Super 80!
User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3598 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3457 times:



Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 2):
And what route is NW going to operate an A332 from MSP?

I don't think any. The A332s rarely go to DTW or MSP. Sure would be nice to see them there though. (Like I would see them from 6000miles away.)



Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!
User currently offlineJawed From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 482 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3460 times:

That part is key for me. Sunday's forecast for MSP is -40F with wind chill. I was in the parking ramp a few months ago when it was a bit warmer, but I was still freezing my ___ off.

Quoting ATA1011Tristar (Thread starter):
as soon as it gets warmer out



User currently offlineATA1011Tristar From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 92 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3359 times:

Greetings to all!

Quoting Breaker1011 (Reply 1):
I've watched AA and DL MD-11's come in (why I didnt know at the time), UA 777's, FedEx A-310's and MD-11's, UPS and DHL DC-8's. But I think my favorite was looking for the Icelandair 757. Can't miss that one - the yellow scheme helps it really catch your eye.

Do you remember why the UA 777 was there? MSP has got to be one of the busiest airports in the U.S. not to have 777 service as CO, UA, AA, and DL all have them. Your quite right about the Icelandair 757's. They look great and it will be cool to think, when I see one, that it will be flying across the Atlantic Ocean to Iceland!

Is there any sort of regular schedule with the cargo carriers, or is it just based on when they need the capacity? I would love to see the A300/100 series or some old school DC-8's.

Quoting Breaker1011 (Reply 1):
I lived up there for a while - you do see some oddballs now and then.

Yeah, like that A380 thing that was here in November! Big grin

Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 2):
And what route is NW going to operate an A332 from MSP?



Quoting Centrair (Reply 3):
I don't think any.

Ah, my mistake. Are these A330-200's seen in DTW and NRT for the Atlantic and Pacific routes respectively?

Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 2):
AC is still going to operate CRJ-100s to MSP.  banghead 

I'm surprised too! You would think that AC would want to better compete with NWA. And it is out of one of AC's hubs; you would think they would be able to fill up a bigger plane.

Quoting Jawed (Reply 4):
Sunday's forecast for MSP is -40F with wind chill.

 boggled  no  Good day to stay in and watch the ProBowl!


User currently offlineDeltaL1011man From United States of America, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 9424 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3351 times:

DL use to fly 757s on MSP-ATL
do they not anymore?



yep.
User currently offlineAf773atmsp From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2688 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3337 times:



Quoting DeltaL1011man (Reply 6):

No DL does not fly 752s to MSP anymore, but sometimes DL upgrades on the ATL-MSP flights.

Quoting ATA1011Tristar (Reply 5):

This might just be a charter or an error but look at this:
www.flightaware.com/live/flight/ACA7044

AC is operating an A320 YYZ-MSP?



It ain't no normal MD80 its a Super 80!
User currently offlineFlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3314 times:



Quoting ATA1011Tristar (Thread starter):

* Air Canada Jazz - CRJ-100
* American - MD-80, MD-83, and 737-800
American Eagle - ERJ-140 and ERJ-145
* Continental - 737-300 and 737-500
Continental Express - ERJ-145
* Delta - MD-88 and MD-90
Delta Connection - CRJ-100, CRJ-700, and CRJ-900
* Frontier - A319
Frontier JetExpress - EMB-170
* United - 737-300, 737-500, A319, and A320
United Express - EMB 170
* U.S. - A319 and A320
U.S. Express - CRJ-200, EMB 170, and EMB 175
* AirTran - 737-700 and 717-200
* Icelandair - 757-200
* Midwest - 717-200
Midwest Connect - CRJ-200
* Sun Country - 737-800
* Northwest - A319, A320, DC-9-30, DC-9-40, DC-9-50, A330-200, A330-300, 757-200, 757-300, and 747-400
Northwest Airlink - CRJ-200, CRJ-440, CRJ-900, Saab 340B, and EMB 175


United also runs a daily 757-200 from ORD as well. I flew on it last month... the aircraft I was on was an over water ETOPS with the newer seat covers... they even attempted to play an episode of Las Vegas on the overhead tvs the flight... though we were on the ground at ORD before it could finish.

Every once and again we see a DL 737-800... often enough I have to wonder if it isn't scheduled somewhere (or otherwise just subbed in an awful lot). I don't know where it is coming from though.

I secretly hope that NW somehow comes short of aircraft and needs to move an A333 away from MSP to somewhere else so we can get a KL 772 or A332 like DTW is going to.



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25332 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3285 times:

Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 7):
Quoting ATA1011Tristar (Reply 5):


This might just be a charter or an error but look at this:
www.flightaware.com/live/flight/ACA7044

AC is operating an A320 YYZ-MSP?

With that flight number I'm guessing it's one of the four AC Jetz all-business class A320's (64 seats, 48 inch pitch) operating a sports charter. I see there's a YYZ-MSP NBA game in MSP on Sunday so it was probably carrying the YYZ Raptors, then continuing to MIA for another group.

The Spice Girls are also using an AC Jetz A320 on their current tour in North America.


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[Edited 2008-02-09 11:56:27]

User currently offlineSNCntry32 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1516 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3195 times:



Quoting ATA1011Tristar (Reply 5):
I'm surprised too! You would think that AC would want to better compete with NWA. And it is out of one of AC's hubs; you would think they would be able to fill up a bigger plane.

I think NW only sends the CR2 from MSP to YYZ anyways. I think YYZ might see a DC9 or a 320, not sure thugh. However, from DTW, the flights are all on 9's.



Long Live Memphis!
User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2998 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3184 times:

They're not airline flights, but don't forget the Hercules from the MN ANG, which I often see when I'm at MSP and are pretty cool to watch (and unmistakeable to hear!).


Common sense is not so common. -Voltaire
User currently offlineAf773atmsp From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2688 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3165 times:



Quoting SNCntry32 (Reply 10):

NW sends CRJ-200s and one A320 between MSP and YYZ.



It ain't no normal MD80 its a Super 80!
User currently offlineSunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2045 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3074 times:



Quoting FoxBravo (Reply 11):
They're not airline flights, but don't forget the Hercules from the MN ANG, which I often see when I'm at MSP and are pretty cool to watch (and unmistakeable to hear!).

These I miss the most down here in Central Florida. We used to get "buzzed" all the time out in Carver Co.  Sad



Just an MSPAVGEEK
User currently offlineTranspac787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3001 times:



Quoting ATA1011Tristar (Reply 5):
Ah, my mistake. Are these A330-200's seen in DTW and NRT for the Atlantic and Pacific routes respectively?

In NWA's recent summer schedule changes, it seems the A332's are going to be strictly on the west coast....unless, of course, there are any schedule substitutions.

With the change of MEM-AMS up to A333, the only A332's going to AMS now will be from SEA, PDX, and BOM. With this change, no A332's should be going through either MSP or DTW. They're scheduled to be on SEA/PDX/SFO-NRT, SEA/PDX-AMS, SEA-LHR.....as well as the intra-Asia routes.

So, along with that, MSP and DTW will (theoretically) only be seeing A333's from now on.

Quoting ATA1011Tristar (Thread starter):
United - 737-300, 737-500, A319, and A320

United also has 757-200 on MSP-DEN. They aren't year-round, but I believe they currently are doing the route 1x daily between the 737's and 319/320.

Quoting ATA1011Tristar (Thread starter):
Frontier - A319

Also A318's are regularly scheduled.

Quoting ATA1011Tristar (Thread starter):
Northwest - A319, A320, DC-9-30, DC-9-40, DC-9-50, A330-200, A330-300, 757-200, 757-300, and 747-400

Not to nitpick, but if it is of interest to you there really are 3x different types of 752 of NW's that go through MSP:

5500 series (8 main exits):

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5600 series (6 main doors plus overwing exits):

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5600 series TATL:

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Granted the 5600 Overwater's are supposed to only be used internationally, but they are quite frequently put on domestic substitutions.


One final note.....doesn't Champion still send 727's to MSP??


User currently offlineAf773atmsp From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2688 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2989 times:



Quoting Transpac787 (Reply 14):

Yes Champion still sends 722s to MSP. I see them less often now.  Sad



It ain't no normal MD80 its a Super 80!
User currently offlineSunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2045 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2904 times:



Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 15):
Yes Champion still sends 722s to MSP. I see them less often now. Sad

Champion has its main base at MSP. Many planes are at out stations most of the winter.



Just an MSPAVGEEK
User currently offlineCBPhoto From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1555 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2850 times:



Quoting Transpac787 (Reply 14):
United also has 757-200 on MSP-DEN

They do MSP-ORD as well at some point throughout the year!

Also, you can still book a flight on Champion air from MSP-LAS! I am seriously looking at booking one, might be the last PAX 727 I fly on!



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User currently offlineSNCntry32 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1516 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2850 times:



Quoting CBPhoto (Reply 17):
Also, you can still book a flight on Champion air from MSP-LAS! I am seriously looking at booking one, might be the last PAX 727 I fly on!

Whoa! I have always wanted to ride the 27. This might be my chance.



Long Live Memphis!
User currently offlineCBPhoto From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1555 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2826 times:



Quoting SNCntry32 (Reply 18):
Whoa! I have always wanted to ride the 27. This might be my chance.

Ya...better do it quick. Its bookable through MLT vacations! Looks like they have Thursday, Friday, Sunday, and Monday departures.



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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7410 posts, RR: 50
Reply 20, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2720 times:
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Transpac787, not all of the wingleted 5600 series 757's are TATL configured but more or less wingleted in anticipation of being reconfigured. It is incredibly rare that any of the fully reconfigued Enhanced 757's are flown internally. But there are a few of the winglted 757's flying around with the domestic interior still onboard


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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19230 posts, RR: 52
Reply 21, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2710 times:

I'm connecting through MSP next Tuesday (JFK-MSP-LGW). I'll have just over 5 hours there. Some A.nutters suggested a good viewing area. I'll have to revisit that thread.

Seems like I'll be arriving at and departing from Concourse C. Are there good overall views of aprons/stands/runways from that concourse?



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User currently offlineSunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2045 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2702 times:



Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 21):
Seems like I'll be arriving at and departing from Concourse C. Are there good overall views of aprons/stands/runways from that concourse?

A-B-C-D is the biggest and longest concourse at MSP. A-B is were the XJ Saab's come and go. There is a skyway that goes between C and G if I remember right. E is where all the other carriers are at, UA, US, DL, F9, AA & CO.
SY, FL & YX are at the HHH.
It has been a year since I worked last at MSP.



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19230 posts, RR: 52
Reply 23, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2696 times:

Thanks. So are the plenty of windows with good views in all the concourses? I guess I can move easily between the concourses while airside?


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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12251 posts, RR: 35
Reply 24, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2656 times:
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Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 23):
Thanks. So are the plenty of windows with good views in all the concourses? I guess I can move easily between the concourses while airside?

Yes there are lots of windows, and no stupid tint like in DTW. The viewing terrace is (although enclosed, something you'll appreciate in Minnesota) right above the D concourse. All the concourses are connected inside security, and you can easily get your weekly exercise in if you choose to walk them all  Smile



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25 Pe@rson : Thanks, K. Copied-and-pasted the bit about MSP's observation deck from another thread: "There's an observation deck above Concourse D. It's a little h
26 KaiGywer : To explain even further, as you walk into the D concourse, keep looking for a staircase on your left side with a small overhead sign saying Observati
27 Pe@rson : Thanks a lot. Will make a note of the directions. Should be an enjoyable few hours @ MSP.
28 KaiGywer : If you'd like, I might be able to meet you. Either post the times here, or send me an IM
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