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Buffalo Airways

Sun Dec 04, 2005 4:31 am

So I found out that there is a company in Northern Canada that still uses DC-3's on regualr pax service..They have daily service between hayriver and yellow knife canada....now my problem is does anyone know if any airlines serve those airports as well? Ide love to fly on the dc-3 but have no clue how to get up there. Anyway i hope this is the right place to post. thanks. -Also i love in maine so any airlines from montreal would be easy. thanks
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RE: Buffalo Airways

Sun Dec 04, 2005 6:13 am


I think the onyl thing that you can do is the following:

First Air

Montreal-Kujjuaq-Iqaluit-Rankin Inlet-Yellowknife


Ottawa-Iqaluit-Rankin Inlet-Yellowknife

Appears to be LONG and more than likely very expensive. I'll kepp checking for you though.

Edit: I have found these in Expedia:

Air Canada

Departing 20 January, Returning 27 January.


Still long, and they are quoting a price of $ 1,310.98 CAD

A bit expensive, but if you are willing to spend that for a DC-3 then go for it  


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RE: Buffalo Airways

Sun Dec 04, 2005 9:38 pm

join the yankee air force , yankeeairmuseum.org, for $50 per annum,then sign up for one of the members only trips from KYIP in the C-47 ,this spring/summer for $150- $ 200 roundtrip, these are daytrips from KYIP,(Detroit) to Dayton,Oh. (AF museum), Mackinac Island, Kalamazoo,Mi. (K-zoo AirZoo), Dulles, (Smithsonian Air& Space Museum),you get the DC-3 experience,for a lot cheaper than going all the way up to Yellowknife. Cheers,see you out there! TonyB, C-47 Capt.
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RE: Buffalo Airways

Mon Dec 05, 2005 4:58 am

You can also fly Canadian North from Calgary, Edmonton or Ottawa (via Iqaluit and Rankin Inlet) up to Yellowknife and take the DC-3 to Hay River. Also Canadian North has flights between Hay River and Edmonton.

I looked at a few random flights and the ones I looked at Canadian North was sometimes hundreds of dollars cheaper than First Air. Also with Canadian North you can get on the last F-28 flying in Canada, enjoy some of the nicest 737-200Combis around, have some decent inflight service, and points from Air Canada's frequent flyer program can be used.

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RE: Buffalo Airways

Tue Dec 06, 2005 7:20 am

Hey guys,
thanks for the posts....yeah I did some more research and found stuff around those prices....maybe Ill save some money for something like that....Ill let you know what I do..thanks again for the info.!
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