Shhpanked From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 69 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 11215 times:
A few days ago I took a red-eye out of LAX to YYZ. There were no lines in front of the gate agents, I cleared security in about a minute, and the terminal was essentially empty. Which sort of got me thinking, what airport has the highest volume of late night departures and arrivals?
I don't care about cargo ops out of ANC or anything and I figure late night would be from 1030 to 0500 local.
My guess is LAX because of the red-eyes but I'm still curious.
113312 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 571 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 11148 times:
LAX and SFO have a good number of late night departures for "red eye" domestic as well as long haul international departures. However, if you consider all cargo operations, then the top airports would be MEM, IND, SDF, CVG, OAK, EWR, PHL, ONT.
ItalianFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1099 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 11149 times:
LAS is still up there...but given that US has pulled down there so much and WN & G4 do not do red eyes, it has slipped a bit recently. Based on the hour by hour activity on flightaware...it looks like LAX & SFO are the hotbeds of redeye flying in the USA. Interestingly, it looks like JFK sees quite a bit of departure activity between midnight and 0500...mainly to Asia, the West Indies and Latin America.
Cospn From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Oct 2001, 1619 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 11058 times:
Guam is one of the very few U.S. airports that operates round the clock arrivals and departures..and also almost every type B 727F,737,747,757,767,777 & A300, 320,330,340...the slow time is from 0800 to 1400.
ANA is operating the 747-400D (Domestic) HND-GUM for Aug/Sep...hope we see more flight to HND much better than NRT for most pax.
777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2496 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 11013 times:
HNL has a massive block of late night departures to the mainland. On flights to the mainland, you'll pretty much leave early in the morning, possibly at noon (to make it to the West Coast by 9pm) 4-5pm to nonstop it to ORD or, like most everyone else, between 10pm and midnight to redeye it to the West Coast and connect to all points elsewhere.
NRT also seems to have a decent number of late evening flights throughout Asia and to the U.S.
BA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 11003 times:
Most airports in the Middle East have most of their European arrivals and departures by European carriers late at night/early in the morning in order to properly time with connections to/from the Americas.
Examples include CAI, BEY, AMM, DAM, etc.
One such flight flight was on Lufthansa from BEY back in 2003. The departure was around 3AM. Arrived in FRA around 6AM just as the sun began to rise. I then connected on Lufthansa's flight to DEN.
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FX772LRF From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 675 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (5 years 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 10908 times:
Quoting 113312 (Reply 3): However, if you consider all cargo operations, then the top airports would be MEM, IND, SDF, CVG, OAK, EWR, PHL, ONT.
IND is definitely very, very active late at night and through the very early morning. If you read the IND FlightAware page from 11:30pm-ish to about 2am, all you'll see for arrivals and departures are FedEx flights. Sometimes you'll see two flights scheduled to arrive at the same time. It's pretty interesting to see all of the flights lined up on approach into IND on the FlightAware map for the late night push.
I would approximate about 20-30 individual FedEx flights operate into IND late at night, IND being the regional hub.
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Us330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3871 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (5 years 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 10789 times:
In terms of passenger numbers, probably one of the major mid-east/south asia airports like Dubai, Delhi, or Mumbai.
In terms of number of flights, probably LAX. Multiple red-eyes to nearly every east coast and mid-west destination (I've flown a LAX-DFW on DL several years back. It wasn't fun, even though everybody slept the whole way, and I felt like crap for the next two days.)
Quoting BA (Reply 9): One such flight flight was on Lufthansa from BEY back in 2003. The departure was around 3AM. Arrived in FRA around 6AM just as the sun began to rise
I don't know if this is still true, but three years ago, AF and KLM had flights that arrived in CAI at around 1230 and 130ish, and departed at 200 and 330 respectively, getting into Paris and Amsterdam at sunrise
From all airlines? I think LAX and SFO just might be tied. On the other side, I've arrived at ORD between 4:30am and 5:00am a dozen times, and there are about 20 flights that arrive in Concourse C at the same time. Washington-Dulles gets a lot in the early A.M. too.
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8897 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (5 years 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 10355 times:
Quoting Aviateur (Reply 16): I'm curious... excluding cargo, are there any * other * scheduled flights from Kennedy between 01:00 and 05:00?
The Delta JFK-POS flight leaves at 0100. Caribbean Airlines has a JFK-POS at 0115 as well. China Eastern has a 0145 JFK-PVG flight, Air Jamaica a 0215 JFK-KIN, TACA a 0345 JFK-SAP and a 0350 JFK-SAL and Mexicana has a 0100 JFK-MEX.
Ben175 From Australia, joined Jul 2008, 688 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 10270 times:
What about PER? Obviously wouldn't have more flights than DXB etc, but peak time is around 2200-0200 for red eye domestics to SYD, MEL & BNE, and also international flights on EK, SA, QF, JQ, SQ, MH & MK to and from various points in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (5 years 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 10233 times:
Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 19): The Delta JFK-POS flight leaves at 0100. Caribbean Airlines has a JFK-POS at 0115 as well. China Eastern has a 0145 JFK-PVG flight, Air Jamaica a 0215 JFK-KIN, TACA a 0345 JFK-SAP and a 0350 JFK-SAL and Mexicana has a 0100 JFK-MEX.
I think CM departs (or used to depart) JFK around 0400 wintertime, 0500 summertime.