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Why Two Airlines Charter In Lake City, FL Today?

Fri Apr 18, 2003 12:42 pm

I found on flight tracker. Allegiant Air and America West. What is going on there?

Airline Allegiant Air
Flight Number 900
Departure City (Airport) Bullhead City, AZ (IFP)
Departure Time 04/17/2003 02:55 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Lake City, FL (LCQ)
Arrival Time 04/17/2003 09:14 PM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type MD87
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Landed

and..

Airline America West
Flight Number 7605
Departure City (Airport) Lake City, FL (LCQ)
Departure Time 04/17/2003 12:03 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Lake City, FL (LCQ)
Arrival Time 04/17/2003 01:16 PM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type Boeing 737-300
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Landed

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RE: Why Two Airlines Charter In Lake City, FL Today?

Fri Apr 18, 2003 12:55 pm

Lake City is the home to Aero Corp, a Maintenance Repair Station. Maybe both of these aircraft needed C-Checks or other such maintenance work.

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RE: Why Two Airlines Charter In Lake City, FL Today?

Fri Apr 18, 2003 1:16 pm

That's too far away! Why the earth do that two airlines from west originally flights? What's about Goodyear,AZ or Long Beach, CA? Much closer than Florida trip. Whoa!

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RE: Why Two Airlines Charter In Lake City, FL Today?

Fri Apr 18, 2003 1:40 pm

Because that may be where the aircraft's owner (lessor) wants the work done. I'm not saying this is the only reason those planes would be at LCQ but, since Aero Corp is about the only thing happening at LCQ, it would make sense (moreso than a charter flight to LCQ - unless you have two planeloads of people that want to go to the state prison to watch an execution??).

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RE: Why Two Airlines Charter In Lake City, FL Today?

Fri Apr 18, 2003 2:06 pm

LOL  Laugh out loud you are funny to watch an execution! oh man! Thanks for advise I didn't know that the owner company was there.

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RE: Why Two Airlines Charter In Lake City, FL Today?

Fri Apr 18, 2003 2:19 pm

Big777jet,

Don't misunderstand me, I didn't say the aircraft owner was there, I merely suggested that maybe LCQ is where the aircraft owner wants the heavy maintenance work done. That's only one possibility but a lot more probable than two charter flights to LCQ (there just ain't nothing of interest there!). JAX is far more interesting (still about as good as watching flies copulate) and is just a short hop further east from LCQ.

Of course, maybe the Jerry Springer Show is chartering jets looking for more trailer trash for the show!!!!! LCQ would be the place to look for it - its where Jeff Foxworthy gets a lot of his material (then again, so is Eloise, Wahneta and a bunch of other places in my neck of Central Florida, and most of Northern Florida)!  Smile

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RE: Why Two Airlines Charter In Lake City, FL Today?

Fri Apr 18, 2003 2:28 pm

MxCtrlr-

OK, I understand that now. I just guess it might be or not. It doesn't matter if the plane owner there or they want get maintenance lower fees or something else for reasons. We don't know what airline wants to go there. OK? Thanks anyway. Good night.

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RE: Why Two Airlines Charter In Lake City, FL Today?

Sat Apr 19, 2003 9:24 am

Could also be an additonal staging point for Militry flights as Lake City is in between JAX and PNS.
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RE: Why Two Airlines Charter In Lake City, FL Today?

Sat Apr 19, 2003 10:02 am

Correct!!! That could be near of JAX & TLH airport about miles away from Lake City. I know where the airport is in Florida. This is very interested to know about of the charter flight. Well, talk ya later!

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RE: Why Two Airlines Charter In Lake City, FL Today?

Sat Apr 19, 2003 10:59 am

Scottysair

This is not a charter flight. The ferry plane flew to Lake City to check up plane for maintenance. There is no passengers to Lake City for purpose.


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RE: Why Two Airlines Charter In Lake City, FL Today?

Sat Apr 19, 2003 12:50 pm

Of course, maybe the Jerry Springer Show is chartering jets looking for more trailer trash for the show!!!!! LCQ would be the place to look for it - its where Jeff Foxworthy gets a lot of his material (then again, so is Eloise, Wahneta and a bunch of other places in my neck of Central Florida, and most of Northern Florida)!

MxCtrlr, as a JAX resident I have to second that.

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RE: Why Two Airlines Charter In Lake City, FL Today?

Sat Apr 19, 2003 8:52 pm

Just make sure you don't go speeding thru Waldo. Lake City is not as bad as some of the other cities in Northern FL. Not saying much since I live in Ocala.
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