777DadandJr
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WN Flight 8641 @ MDT. Why?

Thu Jan 05, 2006 12:51 am

Hi all,
Just was checking Flightaware for MDT (Harrisburg Int'l) and noticed WN Flight SWA8641 on the ground. What the heck is WN doing at MDT?

Flightaware shows 8641 originated December 16th, at Sawyer Int'l (KSAW) Gwinn, MI, bound for STL.

Though today it shows it on the ground at MDT,
scheduled to depart MDT at 1:05pm, 1/04/06 for MCO.

Anyone have any idea why WN is here? WN doesn't service MDT. Kind of out of the way for any kind of diversion.

Any answers would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

Russ
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777DadandJr
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RE: WN Flight 8641 @ MDT. Why?

Thu Jan 05, 2006 12:57 am

Well,
Now it seems to be gone.
Glitch at Flightaware?
Was 8641 ever there?

I'm so confused!

Russ
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RE: WN Flight 8641 @ MDT. Why?

Thu Jan 05, 2006 12:57 am

the 8641 flight number designation falls into the charter category of their flight numbers...

I don't have an FOM in front of me so I can't give you the exact category of this flight, but it is probably a charter* of some sort.



*if the flight actually existed at all...?

[Edited 2006-01-04 16:58:24]
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Devil505x
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RE: WN Flight 8641 @ MDT. Why?

Thu Jan 05, 2006 12:57 am

Penn State Orange Bowl Charter
 
777DadandJr
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RE: WN Flight 8641 @ MDT. Why?

Thu Jan 05, 2006 1:00 am

Quoting Devil505x (Reply 3):
Penn State Orange Bowl Charter

Ah, that makes much sense!

Thank You Frank!  praise 

Russ
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