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The Official Ncaa Men's Basketball Charters Thread

Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:26 am

Okay folks,

We now know the tournaments and conference seedings for the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball tournament, so I'm creating this thread so that we can find out about the team charters  Smile

I'll start things off: Anyone know how my Alma Mater, New Mexico St., is getting from LRU to GEG? I'm guessing that the charter will be departing ELP...

And, by the way, Go Aggies! (New Mexico State Aggies  Wink ).
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RE: The Official Ncaa Men's Basketball Charters Thread

Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:33 am

Quoting KELPkid (Thread starter):
We now know the tournaments and conference seedings for the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball tournament, so I'm creating this thread so that we can find out about the team charters

Buses...?? I'd say a fair number will be riding on buses.
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RE: The Official Ncaa Men's Basketball Charters Thread

Mon Mar 12, 2007 2:49 pm

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 1):
Buses...?? I'd say a fair number will be riding on buses.

For example, LRU-GEG would take at least 36 hours driving at the speed limit for a bus trip....so I've got my doubts there  Wink Besides, most schools will want their teams to be well rested when they arrive at their tournament cities.
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Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:52 am

Here's the first one...Florida A&M to Dayton for the play-in game...I also suspect this is a band charter as well, since FAMU has a worldfamous band...

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/P...2/history/20070312/1115Z/KTLH/KDAY
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RE: The Official Ncaa Men's Basketball Charters Thread

Tue Mar 13, 2007 12:59 pm

Quoting KELPkid (Thread starter):
Okay folks,

We now know the tournaments and conference seedings for the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball tournament, so I'm creating this thread so that we can find out about the team charters

I'll start things off: Anyone know how my Alma Mater, New Mexico St., is getting from LRU to GEG? I'm guessing that the charter will be departing ELP...

And, by the way, Go Aggies! (New Mexico State Aggies ).

This means war....  Smile Naa, I'm just kidding. Congrats to the Aggies (the ones I don't loathe), we'll see what they can do against the best player they'll ever be on the same court with.

I'm sure my Horns are flying to GEG, too, but not sure who or what. It sucks, because if we win the first two, we have to travel all the way back to East Rutherford NJ. It sucks! Can anyone shed some light?

Cheers and Hook'em Horns!
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RE: The Official Ncaa Men's Basketball Charters Thread

Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:13 pm

Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 3):
Here's the first one...Florida A&M to Dayton for the play-in game...I also suspect this is a band charter as well, since FAMU has a worldfamous band...

Whoa, did they file GPS-direct? That flight is almost a straight line  Wow!
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RE: The Official Ncaa Men's Basketball Charters Thread

Tue Mar 13, 2007 3:34 pm

What will the North Carolina Tar Heels charter?
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Tue Mar 13, 2007 5:22 pm

I know that Fresno State will be taking a bus to New Mexico I believe it is or whatever for the NIT. They should put USC and UCLA on the same bird  Wink ha ha!
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RE: The Official Ncaa Men's Basketball Charters Thread

Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:03 pm

Quoting QXatFAT (Reply 7):
They should put USC and UCLA on the same bird ha ha!

I do remember that in previous years DL and USA Jet (at least I think that's their name) would have one flight with about 5 different segments where they would take a Thursday/Saturday team to their site and then fly to another school to pick up that team. The same plane would often then fly to a Friday/Sunday team's home and RON before repeating the process.
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RE: The Official Ncaa Men's Basketball Charters Thread

Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:38 pm

Quoting QXatFAT (Reply 7):
They should put USC and UCLA on the same bird

Nah... We wouldn't want the lowly trOJans to feel any more inferior than they already do. GO BRUINS!
 
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RE: The Official Ncaa Men's Basketball Charters Thread

Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:41 pm

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 6):
What will the North Carolina Tar Heels charter?

There are 3 options that UNC usually does..

Miami Air 738
Pace 732
Delta 738(?).. I think.. I know the football team charters a Delta 767..
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Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:05 pm

Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 10):
Quoting Confuscius (Reply 6):
What will the North Carolina Tar Heels charter?

There are 3 options that UNC usually does..

Gonna be a long flight from Chapel Hill to Winston-Salem for their opening round games...
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Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:10 pm

Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 11):
Gonna be a long flight from Chapel Hill to Winston-Salem for their opening round games...

Oh snap.. is it in WS? Well shut my mouth and call me Betty.. my bad.. in that case, they will just charter a bus... hehehe.. my bad...

For any flights outside of the 300 mile radius, they will use Miamia Air, Pace, or Delta.. pardon moi.. .
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RE: The Official Ncaa Men's Basketball Charters Thread

Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:12 pm

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 2):
Besides, most schools will want their teams to be well rested when they arrive at their tournament cities.

Don't they usually fly commercial? I remember being on a PDX-PHX flight with the ASU basketball team one December.
 
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Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:40 pm

Quoting ATCGOD (Reply 13):
Don't they usually fly commercial? I remember being on a PDX-PHX flight with the ASU basketball team one December.

The problem with flying commercial to the tourney is the short notice that teams have to make travel arrangements...it may be hard to get enough tickets on any commercial routing from a given school to its tourney site...while some schools will no doubt be able to pull it off, I imagine we'll see a good complement of charters heading to first round sites soon...

Quoting ATCGOD (Reply 13):
Don't they usually fly commercial? I remember being on a PDX-PHX flight with the ASU basketball team one December.

Regular season is different because the schedules are set far enough in advance that athletic departments can make commercial reservations months before the actual game, if the athletic department chooses to have their school go by commercial flights to regular season games...

The tourney is a bit different though, in that teams in the tourney have no idea where they are going until the brackets are announced on Sunday, and they have to be at their first round site for Thursday or Friday, and probably a little earlier so they can rest and practice at the game site...depending on where the school is and where it needs to go, getting sufficient airline reservations for 12-15 players, plus coaches, staff, etc. might be a bit of a challenge, so the logical solution is to charter, budget permitting....seems like the first charters are already showing up for those teams who have the early session on Thursday...those games are, for quick reference:

Davidson - Maryland in BUF
ODU- Butler in BUF
Texas Tech - Boston College in W-S
Oral Roberts - Washington State in SMF
Belmont - Georgetown in W-S
Stanford - Louisville in LEX
Penn - Texas A&M in LEX

Texas A&M's charter to LEX is showing as scheduled on Flightaware...Delta 757-200 CLL-LEX, ferried in from ATL
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9837

This here is probably Penn going to LEX....
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BTA1352
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RE: The Official Ncaa Men's Basketball Charters Thread

Wed Mar 14, 2007 1:34 am

Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 3):
FAMU has a worldfamous band

More like USA famous - never heard of them.......
 
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Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:15 am

Quoting Gh123 (Reply 15):
More like USA famous - never heard of them.......

They describe themselves as world famous...so take it up with them...

http://thefamurattlers.cstv.com/spor...s/m-footbl/spec-rel/012105aac.html
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Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:28 am

Marquette comes into INT on a Midwest M81 tonight - kinda wished I was down there for it.

Texas Tech comes in on a Pan Am 727 tonight into INT as well.

UNC will charter a bus for the 65 minute ride down I-40 (heck, they could commute if they really wanted to, one of my professors makes the commute from Chapel Hill to Wake Forest every day).

Eastern Kentucky takes a USA Jet DC-9-30 from LEX to INT tonight.

Georgetown taking an ExpressJet ERJ-145 IAD-INT.

Belmont probably going to bus over from Nashville (6 hour drive, small college)

Michigan State taking a Delta MD-88 LAN-GSO tonight (GSO about a 25 minute drive down I-40 to US-52 to the Joel)

No idea on BC - only things from BOS/BED to GSO/INT today has been Delta's regularly scheduled 930ish a.m. departure from BOS to GSO.
 
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Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:55 am

Central Connecticut State flew from BDL to LEX today
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/CXP411
 
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Wed Mar 14, 2007 5:51 am

Alluding to what I mentioned earlier, the same plane is now taking Indiana to SMF
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/CXP412
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/CXP413

Wonder why it stopped in Salina?
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RE: The Official Ncaa Men's Basketball Charters Thread

Wed Mar 14, 2007 5:53 am

May I ask a naive question? When did the NCAA Men's Basketball March Tournament begin? Has it always been with sites spread all around the US? If so, how did teams travel in earlier years? If the bracket is announced on Sunday and you have to play on Thursday or Friday on the other side of the country before extensive air travel was possible, what did teams do? Can someone give a little bit of history here?

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Wed Mar 14, 2007 6:08 am

The first tournament was in 1939 but it was very small. Only one team per conference was allowed in through 1974. In 1975 it became two teams per conference and in 1980 it became unlimited teams per conference. According to a book I have, nobody was sent out of their region until sometime in the late 70's.
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RE: The Official Ncaa Men's Basketball Charters Thread

Wed Mar 14, 2007 6:50 am

Quoting Altairf28 (Reply 19):
Wonder why it stopped in Salina?

Fuel stop maybe...it is a westbound flight, so it'd be flying into a headwind, maybe they were particularly strong today?
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Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:08 am

Quoting Adools (Reply 20):
If the bracket is announced on Sunday and you have to play on Thursday or Friday on the other side of the country before extensive air travel was possible, what did teams do? Can someone give a little bit of history here?



Quoting AltairF28 (Reply 21):
The first tournament was in 1939 but it was very small. Only one team per conference was allowed in through 1974. In 1975 it became two teams per conference and in 1980 it became unlimited teams per conference. According to a book I have, nobody was sent out of their region until sometime in the late 70's.

The tournament was also smaller back then. In 1951 it was only 16 teams, working its way up to 32 teams in 1975, 40 in 1979, 48 in 1980, 64 in 1985, and in 2000, an additional team was added, with the bottom two teams in the tournament playing a "play-in" game held annually in Dayton, Ohio. That game is tonight.

So the demands on air travel were lower years ago just because it was smaller.
 
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Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:42 am

Delta has Georgia Tech (and UGA but they are not playing)
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Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:32 am

Belmont took an ExpressJet ERJ-145 XR BNA-INT today.

No idea on BC - maybe they just ended up on one of the Delta non-stops? Those things have been running relatively empty lately (only 10 on my GSO-BOS the other day). Probably cheaper to put 15 people on an RJ (even at full fares) than charter a plane.
 
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RE: The Official Ncaa Men's Basketball Charters Thread

Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:37 am

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 6):
What will the North Carolina Tar Heels charter?

Hopefully something that will break down  Wink  duck 

My alma mater and current employer, Kansas, charters a 737 our of Topeka...not sure what airline it is. First game is Friday in Chicago...probably will fly into ORD from Topeka, as that's closer to the United Center then MDW is.
 
 
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Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:24 pm

Quoting SW733 (Reply 26):
My alma mater and current employer, Kansas, charters a 737 our of Topeka...not sure what airline it is. First game is Friday in Chicago...probably will fly into ORD from Topeka, as that's closer to the United Center then MDW is.

Maybe I just have to point this out because I'm a Mizzou grad  Smile , but I think it would be six and one-half dozen the other as far distance from the United Center to ORD or MDW. In fact, I haven't mapquested it or anything, but I bet MDW is a tad closer. I would imagine that they'd be staying somewhere in the Loop or on N. Michigan, and that too would put MDW just a tad closer.

Kind of off topic...but I know this past December when my alma mater played Northwestenr's women's basketball team in Evanston, they flew COU-PWK-COU on a chartered J328.

Now...back on topic...It looks this Pace 732 is on its way from INT to MWA to pick up Southern Illinois (and my friend who is the beat writer for the local paper) for their date in Columbus with Holy Cross. Bet the folks in Marion don't see a 737 often at MWA!

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/PCE9758

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Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:06 pm

Quoting Bcoz (Reply 28):
Also wanted to say hi there and hello to everyone! I've been a longtime lurker and finally pulled the trigger on getting an account.

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Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:47 am

The University of Arizona is flying Allegiant to MSY for their Round 1 game Friday.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAY4141

Aircraft is routing LAS-TUS-MSY-SFB.
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Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:43 am

Looks like this is the Miami University Redskins (errr...I mean Redhawks) heading to GEG for their first-round game against Oregon
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/CCP670

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Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:52 am

Hehe...found my alma mater's charter:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAY4143

I guess it was cheaper to use ELP than LRU...although LRU has full air carrier certification (if you notify the ARFF in advance  Wink ). They still have a pax. terminal set up from YV and Westward Airways as well...and you could use the tail stairs in one of Allegiant's Mad Dogs...
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Thu Mar 15, 2007 5:34 am

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 32):
Hehe...found my alma mater's charter:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...Y4143

The NMSU Aggies are definitely on New Mexico time...the charter only left 1 hour 22 minutes late  Wink
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Thu Mar 15, 2007 7:49 am

Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 4):
This means war.... Smile Naa, I'm just kidding. Congrats to the Aggies (the ones I don't loathe), we'll see what they can do against the best player they'll ever be on the same court with.

I'm sure my Horns are flying to GEG, too, but not sure who or what. It sucks, because if we win the first two, we have to travel all the way back to East Rutherford NJ. It sucks! Can anyone shed some light?

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So, figured out how the Aggies' opponents are getting to GEG yet? Big grin
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Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:48 pm

Looks like the longhorns chartered a DL 738 to get to GEG:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9803

It's showing the first leg today originated in AUS and ended at GEG...
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Thu Mar 15, 2007 4:50 pm

Quoting Altairf28 (Reply 19):
Wonder why it stopped in Salina?

Maybe the pilots wanted to visit the cute lady rampers and pick up some free steaks while they were at it!

http://www.floweraviation.com/salina.htm

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Thu Mar 15, 2007 5:06 pm

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 35):
Looks like the longhorns chartered a DL 738 to get to GEG:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9803

It's showing the first leg today originated in AUS and ended at GEG...

Then it went to EUG after GEG and back, before heading to SLC

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...3/history/20070315/0238Z/KEUG/KGEG

And AirTran to from XNA and back to ATL...I would have loved to have seen this one come in, stupid days off ?

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/TRS8399

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/TRS8602

ExpressJet was here today, but I'm thinking this wasn't a charter, just bringing in personnel to look at their setup, but you never know, especially considering the short time it was here...

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BTA1382

Edit: Just an FYI the aircraft that brought USC into GEG today that was mentioned earlier was the Western Airlines plane, saw it on the news, been awhile since we've seen Western in GEG even if it was just a paint scheme.

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Sun Mar 18, 2007 10:56 am

Vanderbilt returning home after second round triumph over Washington State...

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9778

Butler after beating Maryland...

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BTA1359

Maryland after losing...

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9792

TAMU after beating Louisville...

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9787
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Sun Mar 18, 2007 11:53 am

Anybody know what UAlbany flew on today? I wasn't able to catch it.
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Sun Mar 18, 2007 12:03 pm

Interesting....

The Aggies (The New Mexico ones-my alma mater) took Champion home in defeat:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/CCP620

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Sun Mar 18, 2007 12:11 pm

Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 14):

The problem with flying commercial to the tourney is the short notice that teams have to make travel arrangements...it may be hard to get enough tickets on any commercial routing from a given school to its tourney site...while some schools will no doubt be able to pull it off, I imagine we'll see a good complement of charters heading to first round sites soon...

At least some of the travel arrangements are made by the NCAA. Return flights for losing teams, for example, are poised to take either team back home; you'll generally find that a lot of the sites have similar aircraft types taking teams home. For example, you'll see that both Davidson and Maryland were taken home from Buffalo by DL 738s (not sure about ODU).

For those who want a fun piece of trivia, BTA 1359 has been the flight number for 3 NCAA charters so far (Belmont to W-S, UVa to Columbus, and Butler home from Buffalo).
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Sun Mar 18, 2007 7:35 pm

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 41):
At least some of the travel arrangements are made by the NCAA. Return flights for losing teams, for example, are poised to take either team back home; you'll generally find that a lot of the sites have similar aircraft types taking teams home. For example, you'll see that both Davidson and Maryland were taken home from Buffalo by DL 738s (not sure about ODU).

Shorts travel is handling all of the NCAA tournament travel they have been doing it a couple of years after the teams were having problems getting to the games. The teams let Shorts know who they want to fly and if they are available Shorts will set it up for them. They have almost got it down pat with utilization of aircraft from what I see at work (Pace).
 
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Sun Mar 18, 2007 8:04 pm

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/PCE3770

BC after losing to Georgetown...

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Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:29 am

Longhorns going home on a Champion 727 after losing today...

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/CCP637

Take that-serves you right for beating the NM Aggies in the first round  mischievous 
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Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:34 am

 crying 

Actually....double  crying 

Actually....triple  crying 

1) We lost.
2) They get to fly on a Champion 727
3) This may be the last time I get to see Kevin Durant in a Texas uniform.

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Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:00 pm

Looks like the Purdue Boilermakers went back to LAF on a Delta 757.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...9/history/20070318/2353Z/KMSY/KLAF
 
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Tue Mar 20, 2007 5:23 am

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 32):
I guess it was cheaper to use ELP than LRU...although LRU has full air carrier certification (if you notify the ARFF in advance ). They still have a pax. terminal set up from YV and Westward Airways as well...and you could use the tail stairs in one of Allegiant's Mad Dogs...

Las Cruces is getting pretty big. It sucks that people there have to drive to ELP or ABQ for air service. Do you know if there are any expansion plans for the airport?
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RE: The Official Ncaa Men's Basketball Charters Thread

Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:17 am

I betcha this airport was abuzz yesterday.. don't know if it was the team or a charter of fans, but a Delta 757-200 landed at Forbes Field (KFOE) from ORD and departed back to ATL.. Looking at the daily history of this airport, they don't seem much of anything CLOSE to this size, or anything commercial for that matter...

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RE: The Official Ncaa Men's Basketball Charters Thread

Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:52 am

Quoting ABQ747 (Reply 47):
Las Cruces is getting pretty big. It sucks that people there have to drive to ELP or ABQ for air service. Do you know if there are any expansion plans for the airport?

They're getting a control tower pretty soon...no immediate plans to expand the runways, however. Two 8500x100 runways (one with an ILS  Wink ) are more than adequate for any airline ops...The Air Force should be just about done repairing Runway 4/22 (after the 2004 C-17 pavement cracking incident Big grin ).

I think if LRU saw *MEANINGFUL* air service (i.e. not just a BE 1900 flight to ABQ, but a connection to an actual hub, or a flight sold as a connection to something), you'd see an air carrier do well at LRU.

I've wondered why G4 has overlooked LRU, an LRU-LAS flight seems to fit the bill perfectly for their ops  Wink
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