richarlc
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Airtran BWI To IAD?

Wed Aug 17, 2005 6:53 am

I was just flying on my simulator and I was at BWI and I heard the ATC clear Airtran 490 to Washington Dulles ( IAD ) I was wondering why would they be flying such a short route?  banghead 
 
airtran737
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Airtran BWI To IAD?

Wed Aug 17, 2005 6:54 am

It's a game. Games dont always make sense.
Nice Trip Report!!! Great Pics, thanks for posting!!!! B747Forever
 
Tornado82
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Airtran BWI To IAD?

Wed Aug 17, 2005 6:56 am

My favorite is that FS9 regularly clears a Cessna Skyhawk from MGW to Fresno. That's one hell of a run for a Skyhawk, all these RJ operators should trade their CRJ's for Skyhawks.  Smile
 
richarlc
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Airtran BWI To IAD?

Wed Aug 17, 2005 6:57 am

I downloaded the flight tracking program from airnav systems for flight simulator. and it is real time flight tracking. And I looked it up on Galileo flight tracking and the flight did exist.
 
777DadandJr
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RE: Airtran BWI To IAD?

Thu Aug 18, 2005 6:10 am

Leon,
According to FlightTraker, AirTran Flight 490 Originated in Dayton, OH, flying to BWI, but was diverted to IAD.
The recovery leg was IAD to BWI, a flight of just 20 minutes.

So, there you have it. It was a repositioning flight.

Hope that helps.

Russ
My glass is neither 1/2 empty nor 1/2 full, rather, the glass itself is twice as big as it should be.
 
trijetfan1
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RE: Airtran BWI To IAD?

Thu Aug 18, 2005 6:19 am

I always love the World Travel 3:00 AM flight from Jose Marti Havana to Atlantic City or Yuma-ANC, very odd indeed
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Corpsnerd09
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RE: Airtran BWI To IAD?

Thu Aug 18, 2005 6:44 pm

I also enjoy American Pacific's flight 608

Bogota - Tulsa.. departs at 8:00 am every morning on their 777.
 
phatfarmlines
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RE: Airtran BWI To IAD?

Fri Aug 19, 2005 1:55 am

Quoting Richarlc (Reply 3):
I downloaded the flight tracking program from airnav systems for flight simulator. and it is real time flight tracking. And I looked it up on Galileo flight tracking and the flight did exist.

I've heard of this program, but I do not have an understanding of how this system works (in correlation to FS2004). Do you have a link for this program?

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