Sflaflight From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1183 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4684 times:
Now that is a really sad one. I know airlines come and go, but there is something special about seeing Martinair at MIA. Truely will be missed. The one time I flew them, they were fantastic. Those flight attendant uniforms were a class of their own. It's the hats baby!
Anyhow, sorry to see this one go. Martinair and MIA is a classic much like LTU was. At least, that one still survives as Air Berlin.
MIASkies From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1396 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (5 years 10 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4387 times:
Don't despair it's been mentioned on here multiple times already by MAH...and others that KLAF/DL will return to MIA from AMS. Not a matter of IF but WHEN...from what has been mentioned here it looks like DL 763 service is the likely candidate.
CodyKDiamond From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 537 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (5 years 10 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4168 times:
My congratulations to Martinair for 22 years of flying passengers safely to MIA. I had the pleasure of flying PH-MCJ on MIA-AMS on 01JUN. It was a great flight and long due to some mx issues which resulted in an elongated flight over the southern tip of Greenland. Seeing Greenland from a 767 at FL370 was an incredible experience and I shall never forget it, it was worth a flight time of 8hr53m.
Mah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33783 posts, RR: 70
Reply 12, posted (5 years 10 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3991 times:
Delta/KLM will fill the gap within 12 months, hopefully April 2010 if trans-Atlantic travel starts bouncing back next summer. Don't think Martinair is purposely leaving with no replacement planned. MP's aircraft config is terrible for the Miami market which demands premium cabins.
FlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7425 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (5 years 10 months 4 hours ago) and read 3367 times:
Sad to see Martinair leave but if DL or KLM send planes down for a AMS-MIA flight within a year or two I do not mind the change. I would love to see DL fly a a 763 on MIA-AMS. I feel that DL could do very well in MIA with a few added point to point routes.
"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
GlobeTrekker From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 851 posts, RR: 14
Reply 22, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3159 times:
Quoting OB1504 (Reply 21): They work(ed) directly for MP. Even the station manager has been laid off. To my knowledge, MP's cargo operations on the other side of the field have not been affected.
Thanks for the info
MP besides SJO also had a tag-on to AUA on the 767-300 twice a week. I remember it well, because I worked those flights in AUA. (AMS-MIA-AUA-MIA-AMS). They also had full traffic rights between AUA and MIA with very competitive fares comparing to AA and Air Aruba.
I flew them many times to count... even the MD11. Sad to see them leave.
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