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Why No RJ Midnight/dawn Flights?  
User currently offlineGotAirbus From Singapore, joined May 2001, 851 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2400 times:

(If I'm wrong please correct me)

If I'm not wrong, regional jet flights (both RJ and turboprop) start at six in the morning and end at 9-10 at night.

My simple question is, why doesn't the major airlines operate their regional jets late at night/dawn?

I came up with this question because I was on a first Mesa Airlines flight that departed at 6am. Looking at the schedules of the airlines on the television, our flight was the first regional flight to leave the airport.

Also, how does America West and Mesa Airlines schedule their regional jet (frequencies and times of departure)

Thanks

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User currently offlineCVG777 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1251 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2388 times:

Comair has some very late 11:00pm'ish departures from CVG. These are mainly short flights, but a couple are pretty long. For example there is a CRJ flight to Miami that departs at 11:10pm and arrives at 1:39am the next day. Also ASA has some late 11:30ish from ATL to mainly regional destinations.

Comair also used to operate TUL-LAS-TUL redeyes. The first leg departed at about 11:00 at night and arrived in LAS at about 1:00am. The flight left Las Vegas at about 1:30am and arrived at about 6:00am. But those dropped about a year ago.


User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2344 times:

For Continental, most of the RJ type flights are to connect people in smaller places to and from the longhauls etc. As these longhauls don't leave really early or really late at night, there is no need to run redeyes to the small cities

Jeremy


User currently offlineClipper471 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 726 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2333 times:
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Mesa (America West Express) has a PHX-SAT flight that departs PHX at 21:30 and arrives SAT at 00:36.

User currently offlineUsairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3473 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2308 times:

Comair has a CRJ flt from CVG-PHL arriving in PHL at 12:30 AM.

User currently offlineStrickerje From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 723 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2244 times:

Starting early 2003, Delta (operated by Comair) will have a CRJ flight (DL5108) from ATL-MCO departing 23:40 and arriving 1:10 (next day).

User currently offlineKdonohue From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 375 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2217 times:

I wouldn't think is much demand for a one or two hour flight at 3 in the morning. I could wait until 6am.



User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6206 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2194 times:

My RJ flight from ATL-MLB was delayed until 3:00am one time. I thought I had missed the flight because it wasn't posted anywhere, but sure enough, it was still on the ground waiting to depart out of Concourse E (for some odd reason).


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User currently offlineTravatl From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2174 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2112 times:

Because RJ pilots aren't old enough to land in the dark silly....

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User currently offlineOH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2092 times:

Well... out of San Francisco, our last RJ departures are at about 2010 and 2015 (flights to SBA and BOI respectively), which arrive at SBA at 2111 and BOI at 2255 (time change for BOI).

Out of LAX, there is a 2215 departure to PHX that arrives at 12:37am. It just seems that RJ pilots don't have to work as odd hours as our Brasilia crews do in SFO (the late night push has 6 departures from 10:41pm to 10:55pm).

Kai



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