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User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 7
Posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1078 times:

I was wondering if there was some kind of special significance as to why there were a lot of ATA and Champion Air AC at DTW this morning, any major charters that I don't know about?

ATA had a 738 parked between the NW DC-10 hangar and the current international terminal, and then two L1011s and a 727 parked by the maintenance hangar, one L1011 and 727 were parked in the oldest scheme, the other L1011 in the tropical and the 738 of course in the newest. I haven't usually seen more than two ATA a/c on the premises at once

Then over by the Executive Terminal/Signature Flight support on the corner of Middlebelt and Lucas Drive there were four Champion Air 727s parked there. It is common to see one 727 parked by the International terminal or at a Northwest gate and maybe another over at Signature, but not 4 in one spot.

Incidentally, how many 727s does Champion have in its fleet?


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User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6202 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 1034 times:

I know that on Sat ATA was operating a 727-200 from SXM-SJU-DTW.
Chepos



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User currently offlineVafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1019 times:

Champion Air has 12 727-200 in its' fleet. I have flown Champion Air from DEN to LAS and back. I loved it!


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User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7521 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1009 times:

well last week and this week many schools in the Detroit area have off on "Mid-winter break". Yesterday was Presidents Day and there are often many additional charters scheduled around this time.

User currently offlineFly_ATA From United States of America, joined May 2001, 616 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 987 times:

ATA is operating a signifigant number of charters for Funjet tours.

User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 973 times:

thats cool to see ATA back at DTW a lot. IT seemed for a while they were all but gone completely, but now everytime I am at DTW I see at least one plane on the premises

User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7521 posts, RR: 28
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 964 times:

Every time I've been by there, especially midweek they've had 1 or 2 L1011's parked over by FedEx.

User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 955 times:

Every time I've been by there, especially midweek they've had 1 or 2 L1011's parked over by FedEx

The building to the left of Fed Ex?

That is the ATA maintenance hangar. Yes DTW is a maintenance base for ATA. In the summer I have seen the doors open of that hangar and there would be an L1011 parked inside of it.


User currently offlineCRJCA From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 958 times:

I believe Northwest owns Champion Air so that might shed some light on why there were 4 727's parked in DTW. Perhaps a slowdown to save costs.

User currently offlinePmk From United States of America, joined May 1999, 664 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 953 times:

The reason for the MG planes at DTW is the increased DTW-LAS traffic last weekend. LAS had over 278,000 visitors last weekend, we usually figure at least 75% come via airplane. DTW is a big market and that is where the money is made, therefor MG had quite a number of flights going in and out. The other reason is the loss of SY, MG has picked up some of their load. BTW MG is between 40-50% owned by NWA and uses them for MX at DTW.

Peter


User currently offlineAIR757200 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 947 times:

As an ex-ATA'er... Thursday, Friday, and Saturday are busy days for charters at the old-IT. In any case, FunJet and ATA Leisure Corp (ATA's in house charter company) charter out those aircraft (they share seats). But this year, it's a mix bag of aircraft. Here is some of the details...

This is for American Trans Air/TZ....

Mondays
DTW-CUN 7:00a L1011 (B727 return)
DTW-LAS 9:00a L1011
DTW-SKB 9:30a B757(-200) (disc 04/01)

Wednesdays
DTW-CUN 6:30a L1011
DTW-PVR 7:00a B727

Thursdays
DTW-GBI N/A B727
DTW-MBJ N/A B727
DTW-Turks/Caicos N/A N/A

Fridays
DTW-CUN 7:00a B727
DTW-ZLO 9:00a L1011 (disc 03/29)
DTW-LAS 9:30a L1011
DTW-ACA 2:30p L1011 (disc 03/29)

Saturdays
DTW-CUN 6:30a L1011
DTW-PUJ 8:00a B727 (disc 04/10)
DTW-SXM 9:00a B727 (disc 04/13)
DTW-PVR 10:00a L1011 (disc 04/10)
DTW-CUN 5:15p L1011
DTW-CZM 6:40p B737(-800) (disc 04/06)

Sundays
DTW-CUN 6:30a B727
DTW-MBJ 9:00a B727
DTW-GBI 10:00a B727
DTW-PUJ N/A B727 (disc 04/06)
DTW-AUA 11:45a L1011 (disc 04/21)

I tried my best here, and most of the charters "end" in April, but like CUN, MBJ, and LAS- they continue all-year round, but don't have confirmations yet. Normally, new confirmations come out every six-months.

I should also add, these have been taken from ATALC, So it is possible for Funjet to have additional flights to other desinations.

Hope this helps,
AIR757200
http://fly.to/detroitmetro


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