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Suckling Airways 747?  
User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Posted (14 years 2 months 20 hours ago) and read 1620 times:

I did a search on airliners.net and saw an airline called Suckling Airways/Airlines or whatever and saw that they fly Dornier products in England. But what I was wondering about was I was looking at flightarrivals.com for JFK when I saw a flight yesterday was Suckling Airways 742 from Huntsville. Obviously this sounds like a completely different Suckling Airways but I can't find any pics of it on Airliners.net. Does anyone know anything about a Suckling Airways that flies 742s between Huntsville Ala and JFK?

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User currently offlinePatroni From Luxembourg, joined Aug 1999, 1403 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 months 6 hours ago) and read 1531 times:

Did it say "Suckling Airways" or only the two-letter code CB? If it was the latter case, then it might be that another airline has the same 2-letter code. IATA sometimes assigns the same 2-letter code to two different airlines, provided that their operational profile and location is too different to mix them.

Example :
CV = Cargolux, major 747F operator in Luxembourg and
CV = Air Chathams (sp?), New Zealand, regional carrier

BTW, Suckling Airways is now called Scot Airways.



User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 months 4 hours ago) and read 1494 times:

I don't know two letter codes that well. It could be though that flightarrivals.com screwed up and posted it as Suckling Airways.

You know Cargolux sounds accurate though. I know Cargolux occassionally serves Huntsville and stopping at JFK for refuelling before heading to Luxemburg makes perfect sense.

User currently offlineFalcon Flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1354 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1431 times:

From what I've noticed, Flightarrivals.com shows some duplicate ICAO ATC 3-letter codes, which I didn't think existed. I believe for example, that Sucking shares the CKS with the new Kalitta Air. Another example is Fine Air with it's FBF prefix, labeled on flightarrivals as Guardair. Arrow Air's APW prefix comes up as something like "Ord Air Charter".

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User currently offlineParra From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1415 times:

There is a reservations web site that always calls EVA Air Deutsche BA for some reason.

User currently offlinePatroni From Luxembourg, joined Aug 1999, 1403 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1389 times:


na, was definitely no Cargolux as they fly back directly from HSV twice a week (no refuelling needed on the 747-400 for that sector). I just took them as an example for double IATA codes.

But I guess that the airline from HSV to JFK was indeed Kalitta. Connie Kalitta Services/Kitty Hawk Charters uses the 2-letter code CB which is the same like Suckling Airways/Scot Airways. So I guess that the system looked up the passenger airlines first so that the flight appeared as Suckling Airways.

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