BA747400
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Skybus "divert" To BOS?

Fri Oct 19, 2007 6:00 pm

Hey, so i was just on Flightaware, and i came across these two flights:

[url=http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SKB1]
[url=http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SKB01A]

It appears that flight 1 arrived at PSM, then took-off to BOS. The flight then returned to PSM to serve at flight 2 to CMH.

Is there an issue at PSM with fuel or something? It couldn't have been a diversion because....well, they did land!
 
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RE: Skybus "divert" To BOS?

Fri Oct 19, 2007 6:03 pm

Probably trying to save on those $1,000,000 per minute parking fees at PSM...  Wink
 
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RE: Skybus "divert" To BOS?

Fri Oct 19, 2007 6:17 pm

here in Nashua, NH it was VERY foggy throughout the morning; my guess is that the low minimums were in play up at PSM as well.

Chris in NH
 
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RE: Skybus "divert" To BOS?

Sat Oct 20, 2007 2:40 am

They held for a while this morning, but the Rwy 34 RVR never got high enough for them to land, so they had to divert.
 
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RE: Skybus "divert" To BOS?

Sat Oct 20, 2007 5:41 am

Quoting Theiler (Reply 3):
They held for a while this morning, but the Rwy 34 RVR never got high enough for them to land, so they had to divert.

Oh ok. Flightaware showed it as two different flights, so i didnt think it was a diversion. Do they even show "diverted" status? Dont think so..

So, thanks!
Mike
 
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RE: Skybus "divert" To BOS?

Sat Oct 20, 2007 12:56 pm

Now that's weird. MHT and PSM "closed" due to weather while BOS was open?  Smile
I did hear in the news that BOS was experiencing as much as 3 hours delay due to weather, yesterday.
 
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RE: Skybus "divert" To BOS?

Sat Oct 20, 2007 10:14 pm

I saw them land on 4R yesterday while I was at work. What a very orange aircraft - neat paint job, though. I wish them the best. Strange that they couldn't land at PSM, though. Either they had a high minimums Captain or a F/O without the requisite time in the seat to make a CAT III landing or their aircraft are only CAT I or CAT II certified. Rwy 16/34 at PSM is certainly able to handle approaches to very low mins.

I'm not sure where they parked, but I'm at Terminal B, so they certainly didn't park at our gates.

Quoting Airbazar (Reply 5):
I did hear in the news that BOS was experiencing as much as 3 hours delay due to weather, yesterday.

Never believe what you hear in the media regarding BOS. We had delays, but nothing as major as 3+ hours. As always, some aircraft (US769, for example) diverted to PVD, while others, (NW037, AA147, etc) landed with no problem. The media never seems to get into much discussion as to why aircraft divert, i.e., CAT qualifications, aircraft issues, HiMins captains, etc...

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RE: Skybus "divert" To BOS?

Sat Oct 20, 2007 10:19 pm

At least the passengers landed at the airport they thought they were going to...for once.
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RE: Skybus "divert" To BOS?

Sat Oct 20, 2007 10:26 pm

With minimal customer service, how does Skybus handle diversions, rebookings, etc? I heard they were pretty up front with what they will and will not do for customers during irregular ops. How do customers handle it? They paid $10 for their seats, I'm sure they're expecting a full service airline.
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RE: Skybus "divert" To BOS?

Sat Oct 20, 2007 10:32 pm

Either they had a high minimums Captain or a F/O without the requisite time in the seat to make a CAT III landing or their aircraft are only CAT I or CAT II certified. Rwy 16/34 at PSM is certainly able to handle approaches to very low mins.

No CAT III at PSM. Boston (4R) and Manchester (35) have them, along with lower approach minimums.

Minimums for the ILS approach to 34 are published as 284/24 (200 foot ceiling and 2400 ft RVR). The RVR at Pease probably didn't exceed 2400 ft while they were holding, so they couldn't even attempt an approach.

[Edited 2007-10-20 15:33:59]

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