CanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3377 posts, RR: 9 Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1927 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.
AirlineBrat From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 640 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1792 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.
I'm leavin on a jet plane. Don't know when I'll be back again....
Woodsboy From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1023 posts, RR: 3 Reply 8, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1756 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??