Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
DCA Charters  
User currently offlinecapitalflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 341 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1678 times:

Perusing Flightaware today and found a wacky flight number for SY

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8602

The destination is Escanaba MI. Now I am pretty sure SY didn't get a slot for service to Escanaba. They do have service to MSP via LAN. Given the flight number, I assume that it is a charter of some type.

This begs the question, what are the rules for charters into DCA? Given the slot restrictions and security considerations, I can't imagine just any Tom,, Dick, or Harry (or Tanya, Debbie, or Hannah for that matter) with an airplane can land at DCA. Who decides what charters are allowed?

2 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3059 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1491 times:

http://abc10up.com/u-p-honor-flight-heads-to-washington-d-c-2/

Don't know who controls charters at DCA but this was the return of an Honor Flight.

There have also been some NFL charters into DCA, the Cowboys on an AA 752 and I remember a NW 753 into DCA right before the merger.



The good old days: Delta L-1011s at MSY
User currently offlineskywaymanaz From United States of America, joined May 2012, 489 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1157 times:

I hadn't seen any sports charters into DCA but wouldn't surprise me if there have been a few, especially with the NFL. I see more of them into IAD and sometimes BWI. I believe that any non scheduled flight into DCA has to have an armed air marshall on board and either be screened by TSA at its departure point or an approved gateway airport. They also have to have reserved an IFR arrival slot from the pool available for General Aviation. All these hurdles are probabaly easier for an NFL charter to overcome than any other sport. Only one game per week gives them more freedom to arrive a day or two ahead of time to adjust to weather and time zone. MLB, NBA and NHL scheduling would probably make this much harder as they usually depart 2-3 hours after a game ends to move on to the next city.

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
2 B6 Charters CHS-JFK Today? posted Sun Apr 28 2013 17:49:48 by mesaflyguy
DCA Surpasses IAD Traffic In February posted Tue Apr 23 2013 07:29:32 by capitalflyer
AA 757s (once Again) Gone From DCA posted Mon Apr 22 2013 18:26:26 by mesaflyguy
Long Term Sequestor Effect On DL@LGA, US@DCA posted Mon Apr 22 2013 08:57:49 by enilria
US Air-Delta LGA-DCA Slot Swap Bad For US Airways? posted Mon Apr 15 2013 19:11:43 by lucky777
UA Upgrading EWR-DCA? posted Sat Apr 13 2013 20:00:36 by catiii
US Airways 737s Gone From DCA? posted Tue Apr 9 2013 20:01:59 by mesaflyguy
Status Of DCA Slot Proceeding? posted Tue Apr 9 2013 17:28:02 by capitalflyer
MLB Charters posted Sun Mar 31 2013 16:12:13 by MDW22L31C
JetBlue Vs. AA On DCA posted Thu Mar 28 2013 11:20:46 by stlgph