PizzaPolli From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 243 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2190 times:
I was taking a flight today from Miami and I could have sworn that I heard that the UA 767300 that was doing flight 914 from MIA to IAD had arrived from Havana which of course sounds too ridiculous to be true. Does anyone know though? (The flight was way late so maybe a diversion from S. America?)
Bombayhog From United States of America, joined May 2001, 557 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2133 times:
Yes, UA does operate a charter 767-300 into Havana. I actually saw it there when I was departing on a CO charter (to New York, on a 733 by the way).
And while on the subject, if ever in Havana, the airport is an interesting place to go spotting. There's a little uninhabited road that runs alongside the end of the runway (separated by a concrete wall) and if you park there and stand on top of your car (we were in a rental so we weren't inhibited about doing such a thing) you can compare the sounds of russian and western jets as they take off next to you. The difference is pretty amazing.
Gr8slvrflt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1623 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2051 times:
I worked the AirTran Havana flights yesterday....pretty interesting. All the ground staff at Jose Marti were great. I saw several AN-2s and AN-26s of Cubana plus a Mexicana 320, a LAN Chile 767-300, an AOM DC-10 and a TAME Ecuador 727-200. We're hoping to get the once-per-week contract expanded to three.
Falcon Flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1339 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1972 times:
ABC tours of Miami was one of the tour operators arranging the flights. At one point mid 90s, UA was using a 747 on some of the Saturday flights that would normally spend time on the ground at MIA in between South America trips.
My definition of cool ? Not trying so hard to be cool.
Flygga From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1928 times:
Information as of 1659Z
FlightID: UAL9022 (Commercial, Jet)
Status: ARRIVED 1809Z (on the 16th at 1818Z).
Company: UNITED AIR LINES INC.
Country: UNITED STATES
Radio Call: UNITED
Ground Spd: 169 kts (Assigned: 0431)
Altitude: 009C(hundreds of feet) (Assigned: 240)
Type: B763 (Boeing Company Model 767-300)
Origin Apt: MUHA JOSE MARTI INTL
Dest Apt: MIA MIAMI INTL
Departed: E1601Z ETA: 1623Z