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Air North 732 At ANC  
User currently offlineChugach From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1041 posts, RR: 2
Posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2261 times:

ANC folks...

Any idea what an Air North 732 is doing parked at gate N2 at ANC today? Assuming it's some kind of charter.

It'd be great to see that bird come in here on a scheduled basis!


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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2242 times:



Quoting Chugach (Thread starter):

Dang, charter maybe? Hockey season? Maybe something with the Iditarod?

I'm at work (Glennallen Post) so I won't get to see it.

Hey - where's CanadianNorth? He'll know.


User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3387 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2197 times:

Most likely charter, they do a lot of those. Generally the 737 charters are flown by C-FJLB, often with a 1xx flight number; if that helps any.

As for scheduled I haven't heard anything and I'd consider it highly unlikely. As of a few years ago YXY/ANC couldn't sustain Dash-8 service, so a 737 service would, as I said, be highly unlikely. Only reason YXY-ANC works for Condor is the FRA traffic going to ANC and FRA traffic coming out of YXY.


CanadianNorth



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User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5830 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2156 times:
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Does Air North still fly to FAI seasonally with their Hawker Siddeley (sp?) 748's?

User currently offlineCP744 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 200 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2150 times:

Probably a charter for the Arctic Winter Games being held in YZF.

User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2145 times:



Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 3):
Does Air North still fly to FAI seasonally with their Hawker Siddeley (sp?) 748's?

As of last summer, yes. I saw it there. Can't speak for the last several months though.


User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5830 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2128 times:
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During the summer, Air North flies a 748 into BFI often delivering fish.

User currently offlineAirlineBrat From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 646 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2062 times:



Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 3):
Does Air North still fly to FAI seasonally with their Hawker Siddeley (sp?) 748's?

I remember when Air North used to fly daily DC-3's into FAI. I think it stopped in YDA/YOC on the way back to YXY. That was back in the late 1980's and early 1990's when I live in Fairbanks. My friend took the Air North flight once. He was heading to the Yukon for a hockey game in Whitehorse. He said they had a nice food and beverage service. He also said that you had to wear a parka in flight because it was pretty cold flying in DC-3's during the winter.



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User currently offlineWoodsboy From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1028 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2026 times:

Yes, Air North still seasonally serves Fairbanks with the HS-748 combi, I took the flight this summer from FAI to Dawson City to Whitehorse. On the way back we went through Dawson City to Old Crow and finally into Fairbanks. There was very good food service, fresh baked pastries, sandwiches, and all the expected beverages.

I just recently read that Air North has been growing so fast that they were considering reassigning the HS-748s away from Fairbanks in the summer after the 2008 season. I guess their Yukon business is big enough to drop the Alaska service which has been, apparantly spotty at best. The flight I was on was full but half the people on board dont get on or off in Fairbanks.

Here is my idea for why Air North was in Anchorage- The Arctic Winter Games are March 9-15 in Yellowknife so I bet this was a charter for athletes from Alaska and the Yukon to get to Yellowknife. Back when I worked for Alaska Airlines we did a similar charter from Fairbanks to Yellowknife (I guess it was in Yellowknife that year too) on an MD-80. I was working OPS and the time and when the Oakland California based flight crew came in they were completely clueless as to where Yellowknife was, the F/O didnt even know "what" the Northwest Territories was!

Strange that I saw this post today as I saw an Air North HS-748 departing over Smithers, BC heading south. I wonder if they stop here for gas on the cargo run between Whitehorse and Vancouver or Seattle??


User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5830 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1978 times:
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I haven't seen the HS-748 at BFI during the winter months. But during the summer, it usually arrives BFI around 7pm and leaves BFI around 7am or 8am.

Air North is a sponsor of the Abbotsford Air Show. They have been giving vacations for two to the Northwest Territories/Yukon Territories, if you happened to get the lucky program.


User currently offlineChugach From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1041 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1935 times:

I think Arctic Winter Games charter is the most likely explanation.

I should point out that the only reason I saw it was because I was on my way to HNL on AS 870.

Aloha.  Big grin



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User currently offlineZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1965 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1898 times:



Quoting Chugach (Reply 10):
I was on my way to HNL on AS 870.

And you are on a.net? Hopefully you dont spend much more time on a.net and more time in Honolulu!



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