n808nwatmsp
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Icelandair: MSP-DLH And Back?

Fri Apr 07, 2006 9:57 am

Airline- Icelandair
Flight Number- 657
Departure City (Airport)- Duluth, MN (DLH)
Departure Time- 04/06/2006 07:04 PM
Arrival City (Airport)- Minneapolis, MN (MSP)
Arrival Time- 04/06/2006 08:03 PM
Remaining Flight Time- 00:34 (planned)
Aircraft Type- Boeing 757-200
Current Altitude- 0 feet
Current Groundspeed- 0 mph
Flight Status- Planned

Airline- Icelandair
Flight Number- 657
Departure City (Airport)- Minneapolis, MN (MSP)
Departure Time- 04/06/2006 06:38 PM
Arrival City (Airport)- Duluth, MN (DLH)
Arrival Time- 04/06/2006 07:07 PM
Remaining Flight Time- 00:00
Aircraft Type- Boeing 757-200
Current Altitude- 0 feet
Current Groundspeed- 0 mph
Flight Status- Arrived

Anyone have any ideas why this FI plane is doing these 30 minute runs to DLH?
 
PanAm747
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RE: Icelandair: MSP-DLH And Back?

Fri Apr 07, 2006 10:24 am

Sounds like the incoming flight was diverted...maybe inbound from KEF had to circle? Maybe DLH is the planned alternate.

Now that would be something to see at DLH!!  eyepopping 
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luv2fly
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RE: Icelandair: MSP-DLH And Back?

Fri Apr 07, 2006 10:32 am

My guess a large group that might have paid to fly from DLH!
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n808nwatmsp
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RE: Icelandair: MSP-DLH And Back?

Fri Apr 07, 2006 10:41 am

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 1):
Sounds like the incoming flight was diverted...maybe inbound from KEF had to circle? Maybe DLH is the planned alternate.

That makes sense, we do have some severe thuderstorms rumbling through the MSP area right now. Thanks!
 
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RE: Icelandair: MSP-DLH And Back?

Fri Apr 07, 2006 10:41 am

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 2):
My guess a large group that might have paid to fly from DLH!

Why from FI thou? why not AA or DL? surely that would cost a lot less then a plane from FI thatd have to fly from KEF...
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RE: Icelandair: MSP-DLH And Back?

Fri Apr 07, 2006 10:45 am

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 4):
Why from FI thou? why not AA or DL? surely that would cost a lot less then a plane from FI thatd have to fly from KEF...

I noticed the plane went from MSP to DLH and back to MSP so my guess is a group that is heading to KEF ultimately thus the reason for FI.
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RE: Icelandair: MSP-DLH And Back?

Fri Apr 07, 2006 10:48 am

There were a lot of MSP diversions today to places like DLH, LSE, FSD and RST. Icelandair did end up in Duluth, it looks like a flight tracker glitch showed it has having landed first at MSP and then a new flight plan showed it leaving MSP for DLH.

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RE: Icelandair: MSP-DLH And Back?

Fri Apr 07, 2006 11:42 am

Quoting Bwione (Reply 6):
There were a lot of MSP diversions today to places like DLH, LSE, FSD and RST

RST got:
NWA1318, from MMSD, A320
CHQ5342, from STL, E145
NWA312, from LAX, 753
BTA3161, from IAH, E45X
FFT100, from DEN, A319
FLG5600, from DAY, CR2
NWA1903, from FLL, A320
NWA1175, from BNA, D95
UAL364, from DEN, A319
NWA1970, from LAS, 752
NWA9753, from GLH, 752
FLG2977, from ELP, CR2

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RE: Icelandair: MSP-DLH And Back?

Fri Apr 07, 2006 11:54 am

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 2):
Now that would be something to see at DLH!! eyepopping

NW used to (I'm not sure if they still do) have a large maintanance facility up at DLH. They'd regularly get 747s and DC-10s in for work. They've got a 10,000ft runway up there. They've seen some interesting stuff up there, but an the icelandair plane is probably a first.

Quoting N808NWatMSP (Reply 3):
That makes sense, we do have some severe thuderstorms rumbling through the MSP area right now. Thanks!

Yeah, we do. It was much more likely diverted than someone doing a special trip on Icelandair from MSP-DLH. I know they have nice flight attendants, but it would be much easier and cheaper just to go NW.
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RE: Icelandair: MSP-DLH And Back?

Fri Apr 07, 2006 11:57 am

Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 8):
Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 2):
Now that would be something to see at DLH!! eyepopping

If you are going to quote me at least do it correctly.
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RE: Icelandair: MSP-DLH And Back?

Sat Apr 08, 2006 4:03 am

Quote:
My guess a large group that might have paid to fly from DLH!

Try as they might, no group would be able to fly Icelandair Duluth-MSP. It's a foreign carrier - no local travel rights.
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RE: Icelandair: MSP-DLH And Back?

Sat Apr 08, 2006 6:10 pm

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 10):
Try as they might, no group would be able to fly Icelandair Duluth-MSP. It's a foreign carrier - no local travel rights.

They could have picked up the group in DLH then gone back to MSP for the rest, but that is really unlikely
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RE: Icelandair: MSP-DLH And Back?

Sat Apr 08, 2006 10:07 pm

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 10):
Try as they might, no group would be able to fly Icelandair Duluth-MSP. It's a foreign carrier - no local travel rights.

I think it was suggested above that the group was traveling Duluth-Iceland with a stop in MSP. That is OK.
 
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RE: Icelandair: MSP-DLH And Back?

Sat Apr 08, 2006 10:30 pm

Quoting N1120A (Reply 11):
They could have picked up the group in DLH then gone back to MSP for the rest, but that is really unlikely

It is not as unlikely as you think.
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