Here in HSV, our DCA flights depart from a sort of quaratine also. Only DCA pax are allowed in the area, and when they board, a National Guardsman, other LEO (usually a Huntsville city police officer with a bomb sniffing dog) and an air marshall are all present.
What I also heard, and tell me if this is correct, is that they use only certain crews and certain aircraft to run these flights. Last Thursday, the ERJ to DC literally died just after puchback and the flight was cancelled. The problem was pretty major (something about the ailerons (sp?)) and on Friday, all the DCA flights here were cancelled. They said that it was because of the broken plane that was assigned only to HSV. Is this true?
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