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What Is The History Of Miami Air?

Sun Dec 31, 2006 11:21 pm

There are currently 4 738 aircraft flying from SDF - MIA. They are surely bringing UofL Cardinal Fans to the Orange Bowl tomorrow. My question is about this airline and their history?

Also, as a side note, why would AA not put a bigger aircraft on this route for a day or two like other airlines do for the Kentucky Derby, etc.? With AA flying an ERJ-135 or ERJ-145 on this route they could easily put up their own 738 or 757 on the route for some extra revenue. I would think people flying on a sports trip don't care that much about the cost.

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RE: What Is The History Of Miami Air?

Sun Dec 31, 2006 11:30 pm

This carrier also seems to be a favorite with the press following the President around. Up here in Manchester, NH I've seen the 738 on the apron along with AF1. But in general, this carrier serves ad-hoc needs wherever and whenever they occur. And sports charters are a big part of that. Boston College uses Miami Air on flights from/to Hanscom Field in nearby Bedford, Massachusetts.

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RE: What Is The History Of Miami Air?

Sun Dec 31, 2006 11:42 pm

Here is some info on them from there web site.

http://www.miamiair.com/history.asp
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RE: What Is The History Of Miami Air?

Mon Jan 01, 2007 1:22 am

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 2):

http://www.miamiair.com/history.asp

Not a very informative link, so I had to go dig through some of my back issues of Airways to find an article about them. Paraphrased from the January 2002 issue (as it's a 3 and a half page article with a mix of history and operational info):

In 1988, D. Ross Fischer and George A. Lyall, two V.P.s @ Eastern Airlines suggested that the airline create a charter division, an idea that was rejected. Nine months after Eastern folded, Miami Air was created (August 1990) and it's first flight was on October 15, 1991. Up until late 2000, they primarily operated the 727, when they subleased two 738s from Sabre Airways for 6 months and took delivery of their own leased a/c in mid 2001.

I know that they have on several occasions in the past, they provided extra lift for AirTran into FLL during the winter months and were one of the airlines that bid on the contract several years back to operate for AirTran the ATL-LAS/LAX/SFO service that was won by Ryan International.
 
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RE: What Is The History Of Miami Air?

Mon Jan 01, 2007 1:33 am

Miami Air also flew the MIA-SJO route on behalf of MP, before TA took over using A320s.

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RE: What Is The History Of Miami Air?

Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:00 am

Quoting UPSMD11 (Thread starter):
Also, as a side note, why would AA not put a bigger aircraft on this route for a day or two like other airlines do for the Kentucky Derby, etc.? With AA flying an ERJ-135 or ERJ-145 on this route they could easily put up their own 738 or 757 on the route for some extra revenue. I would think people flying on a sports trip don't care that much about the cost.

For the Derby that is easy to adjust as it is the same time every year. For a football game not that easy, as you do not know until close to the game who the teams are going to be. Also it disrupts schedules at very busy times to shuffle planes in hopes of making a few bucks.
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RE: What Is The History Of Miami Air?

Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:12 am

We see these guys here at BNA from time to time as well. I can remember a few of the NHL charters being on them as well as some of the SEC teams using them to come up here for a Vanderbilt game.
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RE: What Is The History Of Miami Air?

Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:14 am

Miami Air also did scheduled charters for the government for a couple of years operating KNGU-KNIP-MUGM-Roosevelt Roads carrying Navy folks around.
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RE: What Is The History Of Miami Air?

Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:19 am

I really like their a/c for the most part. Clean and very simple looking.
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RE: What Is The History Of Miami Air?

Mon Jan 01, 2007 11:52 am

Miami Air also transports prisoners from Hawaii to the US Mainland. They've been doing it for quite some time now. Funny to see them parked on the ramp surrounded by dozens of police cars before departure.
 
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RE: What Is The History Of Miami Air?

Tue Jan 02, 2007 8:04 am

I ve seen their 737 parked at Republic Airport (KFRG) in Farmingdale Long Island. Pretty surprising to see a 737 in what is mostly a gen. av. airport.
 
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RE: What Is The History Of Miami Air?

Tue Jan 02, 2007 8:21 am

The SF Giants occasionaly used to use them for charters back in the mid-90's. The players jokingly referred to it as "Miami Scare."
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RE: What Is The History Of Miami Air?

Tue Jan 02, 2007 5:42 pm

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 3):
they primarily operated the 727, when they subleased two 738s from Sabre Airways for 6 months

I remember both of these aircraft at RDU. Actually I handled their first 738 in 2000 when they ran a proving run into RDU after being given a medical emergency senario. The aircraft was still basically in Swiss Air colors and still had the cross on the tail. It was very cool to look at and the entire crew was obviously very stoked at beginning a new fleet.