Portlander wrote:Was just told that the diverted aircraft is actually a 767-300 ER and I'm on my way out the door to take a look at it!
Fex180 wrote:Noticed an interesting departure from PWM this morning. An old WN 733 (N636WN) flying PWM - KEF. Anyone know anything about this??
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N63 ... /KPWM/BIKF
Another member found the ATC audio from last night. This diversion was apparently due to a declared emergency from a compressor stall. Thanks hopper, I need a better spotter connection. All I did was check Flightaware last night. Noticed the diversion, then went to Flightradar24 and looked up the re...Jump to post
Assuming technical, these ageing 757s really starting to impact on reliability. Haven't there already been various delays and cancellations on these 757 routes this summer? Pax may choose alternatives in the future. N712TW was delivered new to TWA on 6/97. Maybe I’m just getting old, but that’s too...Jump to post
The divert was N712TW. A second 757 from JFK, N717TW is ferrying up to PWM right now. It’s filed back to JFK.
And no, they wouldn’t have to clear customs since the flight departed from the USA. Just a long night in the terminal. Not sure if they could even get hotel rooms at midnight.
DL 122, N712TW, flying BOS-EDI just diverted to PWM.
First DL 757 at PWM since 1996. And possibly the first ever scheduled transatlantic divert?
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /KBOS/KPWM
Anybody have any info as to why DL 122 BOS-EDI, has just diverted to PWM? This is not a typical diversion. This is the first time a DL 757 has been to PWM since 1996. PWM is only 90 miles from BOS. Most diversions would return, or go to BGR. I've never seen a scheduled transatlantic diversion come t...Jump to post
The Hilton has good views from the South side runway operations. I've never stayed on the north facing side. Not sure what you can see on that side? Down the street, at Westin, it's maybe a 1/4 mile from the runway threshold, but there are good views on the south side of the building of planes on th...Jump to post
BGR: DL9901 (VCE-JFK, 763) LH404 (FRA-JFK, 748) UA2821 (LHR-EWR, 752) LV9 (ORY-EWR, A332) DY7021 (CDG-EWR, 789) LH420 (FRA-BOS, A333) LO26 (WAW-JFK, A343) KL643 (AMS-JFK, A333) That's a lot of metal on the ground for an airport the size (passenger count) of Bangor. Who ordered pizza delivery? I don...Jump to post
None of these are metals, take a chemistry course and get a grip. Google is your friend: https://www.sciencealert.com/toxic-levels-heavy-metals-heating-coil-ecigarette-vaping https://www.webmd.com/smoking-cessation/news/20180226/toxic-metals-found-in-e-cigarette-vapor#1 https://www.medicalnewstoday...Jump to post
I always connect in ATL when possible, just because it’s the one airport I can still smoke in post security. I see no harm in the smoking rooms. Never once have I smelled smoke in the corridors next to the lounges. It’s all political correctness. Nothing else.. thank God for odorless e-cigs. No smel...Jump to post
That's interesting. PWM hasn't had any service to BOS in about 15 years. BEX use to fly hourly, as well as US Air Express with multiple flights per days. And DL maineline mid 90s and earlier. I dunno. With Boston being the economic and cultural capital of New England, there’s probably a decent amoun...Jump to post
Did Pre-merger AA ever serve PWM and or BGR? They served both in the early 2000s. American stopped serving PWM in 2002 and BGR sometime around 2007-2008. They obviously came back with the US merger. they went from having no presence at PWM to being the dominant carrier there overnight were did LAA ...Jump to post
I wonder what the longest historical DL MD-88 flight was? I remember when they flew them as far west as PHX, but can't remember if it was from ATL or CVG. That was probably one of the longest? As somebody mentioned, they've come back on ATL-PWM after it had been -90s for over a year. I thought all ...Jump to post
I was born in 1980 and graduated in 1999. My generation was pretty dumb compared to prior generations. The “everybody’s a winner. There all no losers” mentality started when I was a kid in the late 1980s. Its progressed ten fold! Everybody under 30 thinks they’re Gods gift to society. And you can’t ...Jump to post
Really? Surely passengers could have been reaccommodated much more quickly and comfortably by their JV partner, AA. People could have been moved from LAS to PHX, LAX and any other AA hub and put on BA or AA metal across the pond. To put people up in hotels for four days seems insane. Vegas hotels a...Jump to post
Looks like Allegiant has added service from PSM to SAV this summer season. Not sure if PSM-MYR is returning this year? SAV isn’t too far. Say what you want about Allegiant, but I’ve used them a half dozen times out of PSM to SFB, FLL, and MYR. When I can fly non-stop for 1000 miles for $150 round tr...Jump to post
I think I found my answer. On another another website, somebody posted the following for those interested. Status as of 4 Mar 2019 MD-88 Retired Aircraft: 41 Scrapped: 5 901, 902, 903, 919, 923 Retired/Awaiting Scrap: 35 914, 918, 920, 921, 924, 925, 926, 927, 928, 929, 930, 931, 932, 933, 934, 935,...Jump to post
Blytheville, Arkansas (BYH) is another location that a few MD-90's and 757's are, unsure if MD-88's are there. I knew about that one. Also was unsure about DL -88s being there. Specifically, those are the only ones I'm interested in. Dude, put a tail number in Flightaware and see where it ended up....Jump to post
Still a lot of GA aircraft flying around that don't have GPS and glass cockpits. The beacon is very distinct. When flying over a major city at night on an airliner, the beacon is always very recognizable even though it's surrounded by a sea of city lights. Even when you're six miles high, you can st...Jump to post
Yes, flying visually to the airport while on an IFR flight plan. If an instrument approach is available, it’s usually tuned as a “back up” but not required. Weather has to above minimum radar vectoring altitude and the flight has to report the field or the traffic to follow in sight. See AIM 5-4-23...Jump to post
Last year, I flew a red eye HNL-LAX with DL, and then connected to an early morning SW flight to LAS. After deboarding, I'd made it about 200 feet down the hall before I realized I'd left my backpack with my IPad, cell phone, wallet, in the overhead! immediately sprinted back to the gate. The last ...Jump to post
Blytheville, Arkansas (BYH) is another location that a few MD-90's and 757's are, unsure if MD-88's are there. I knew about that one. Also was unsure about DL -88s being there. Specifically, those are the only ones I'm interested in. Was also wondering if TUP might have taken any? But I'm not sure ...Jump to post
I have a question about Visual Approaches. I know "approach" is an instrument term. Not used for VFR flights. I also know that all flights ops on commercial scheduled carriers are conducted on an Instrument flight plan. Not VFR. I don't think they can legally even fly VFR? At my local airp...Jump to post
San Bernardino, CA (SBD) has received a number of Delta MD-88s and MD-90s, though I don't think it has all of them. Didn't even know there was a boneyard there. Thanks! Wish I'd known that a few months ago when I was in Palm Springs. Must be the original -90s, as I've flown on six DL -90s this year...Jump to post
If it has been discussed, than I apologize, but where has DL been sending their retired MD-88's? I knew they'd been getting retired the last couple years, but I didn't realize they were down to something like 80. Last I knew, it was still over 120. But it's been a few years. I can't seem to find any...Jump to post
I'm enroute ATL-HNL right now as I type this using Wifi. I never use the PTVs. But will stay on my tablet the entire time. Makes time go a lot faster. Don't like the prices for a daily pass though. In 2019 wifi should be free in hotels, airports, planes, etc. I think $10 would be fair. Southwest has...Jump to post
Last year, I flew a red eye HNL-LAX with DL, and then connected to an early morning SW flight to LAS. After deboarding, I'd made it about 200 feet down the hall before I realized I'd left my backpack with my IPad, cell phone, wallet, in the overhead! immediately sprinted back to the gate. The last p...Jump to post
BGR has customs all the time. Its setup for just that scenario. AC are not stopping in PQI. Give me a break. Dont even bring that eas skywest crap up No need to be a a douche. You said BGR was the last airport between here and Europe. I assume you meant capable of handling jets? PQI, while unlikely...Jump to post
BGR airport is the last us airport before you head over the pond. The runway can take big planes so its a last minute airport if s hits the f and AC needs fuel or my issue That would actually be PQI, about 150+ miles further north, with a 7000 foot runway. A former USAF SAC interceptor base from th...Jump to post
I thought DL operated BGR-BOS up until about 2010. BGR-BOS ended during the same time frame PWM-BOS did. Probably about five years earlier than 2010? Don't even remember the carrier that was flying as Delta Connection, as BEX has become AA Eagle around 2001 and another regional took over using Dorn...Jump to post
You haven't been able to fly PWM or BGR to BOS for about 15 years now. I thought DL operated BGR-BOS up until about 2010. BGR-BOS ended during the same time frame PWM-BOS did. Probably about five years earlier than 2010? Don't even remember the carrier that was flying as Delta Connection, as BEX ha...Jump to post
As the article notes, there were once a great many BOS-BTV flights, on several carriers. But each of those carriers apparently found the market to be less than profitable. What has changed to make it potentially better? Unless roads are bad, the drive is not much than three hours. 25-30+ years ago,...Jump to post
I knew they were on the way out soon, but I didn't realize DL was down to under 90 MD-88s! That explains why they haven't been coming to PWM for at least year or so. DL flew them here, almost exclusively, since 1995. We've been getting the MD-90 to ATL now. I miss the -88s roaring out.Jump to post
Guess I could have added UA's Saturday mainline to DEN which starts in June. So if we pick a Saturday during the summer PWM could have around 23 mainline flights which is the most I can ever recall. Maybe hopper would know historically because there were quite a few mainline flights in the late 90'...Jump to post
[threeid][/threeid] Guess I could have added UA's Saturday mainline to DEN which starts in June. So if we pick a Saturday during the summer PWM could have around 23 mainline flights which is the most I can ever recall. Maybe hopper would know historically because there were quite a few mainline flig...Jump to post
(when was the last mainline flight? Probably not since the fall). Yesterday nights EWR-PWM was a 737-800. If this is the flight you’re talking about I’d definitely say it’s some weird, one-off diversion....or maybe plane switch. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL1708/history/20190214/0255Z/KEW...Jump to post
btvhopper wrote:(when was the last mainline flight? Probably not since the fall).
Just did two dummy bookings with UA and Frontier for 6/15 DEN-PWM. United wanted $157 one way. Frontier quoted $169. Looks like United is going to fight!Jump to post
‘Jetport adds nonstop flights to Denver’
https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/14/ ... to-denver/
I asked the Air Force pilot who flew the plane in several years ago, he mentioned that the plane was empty and had to basically come in on low fuel. It used the full length of the runway. Another example of short runways for big planes, several years ago..Air Force One landed at PVD before the runw...Jump to post
Portlander wrote:So what commercial aircraft is similar in size to a KC-10? Is stature based on weight, wingspan, length or a combination of all three?
It seems kind of crazy a flight as short as BOS-LGA would be allowed to take off if it wasn't going to be ok to land? We are talking 180 miles! The plane on takeoff is getting ready to be lined up in the hold to land into LGA. Seems like it should have just been delayed in BOS. Longer flights sure ...Jump to post
Thanks hopper, can't always believe what you hear. You are without question the PWM historian! Here are a few photos of the KC-10 at PWM, June 2009 https://i.imgur.com/w3mZwSt.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Ydyxy2t.jpg Also, I believe there were two heavy Fedex on the ramp this morning? Yesterdays morning...Jump to post
A USAF C-17 landed at PWM a few days ago. That might be one of the largest aircraft the jetport has ever handled. On the civilian side, has PWM ever hosted anyting larger than an A310?? " Yes, there's a FedEx A300 there this morning. The largest plane that's ever landed was a USAF KC-10, about...Jump to post
I don't usually point out weather diversions, but found this one interesting. DL 1998 BOS-LGA is currently arriving at PWM, after flying all the way to NYC before diverting back to PWM. The flight will be three hours when the plane lands in ten minutes. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL1998/hi...Jump to post