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Suncountry at ABQ?

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:01 am
by kabq737
Hi all

I was just looking and flight aware and found Suncountry flights between ABQ and MSP 2 days in a row. Any idea of what these could be? The flight numbers were 8681 and 8674.

Thanks for the responses!

Re: Suncountry at ABQ?

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:03 am
by Balloonchaser
Either a Charter for Sports or Military im guessing

Re: Suncountry at ABQ?

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:47 am
by atcsundevil
I'm sure it was a charter. They run quite a few charters, especially for sports teams. Obviously those aren't typical flight numbers either.

Re: Suncountry at ABQ?

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:32 am
by Alias1024
Likely charters or repositioning for the New Mexico Bowl last weekend. Both Colorado State and Marshall used Sun Country.

Re: Suncountry at ABQ?

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:00 am
by 71Zulu
Those flight numbers are charters.


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Re: Suncountry at ABQ?

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:45 pm
by kabq737
Thanks guys. I’m not familiar with SY flight numbers. I appreciate the answers.

Re: Suncountry at ABQ?

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:13 pm
by drdisque
speaking of ABQ and SY though. MSP-ABQ might actually be a viable route for SY in the summer.

Re: Suncountry at ABQ?

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:36 pm
by kabq737
drdisque wrote:
speaking of ABQ and SY though. MSP-ABQ might actually be a viable route for SY in the summer.


That would be really cool. People frequently complain about the MD88 and MD90 that DL operates on the route. Maybe if pricing was competitive SY could take some marketshare.

Re: Suncountry at ABQ?

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:38 pm
by lavalampluva
I think we need a thread for all Sun Country (SY) questions. lol

Re: Suncountry at ABQ?

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:53 pm
by United_fan
We get them occasionally in ROC for Casino trips.

Re: Suncountry at ABQ?

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:27 pm
by hnl-jack
According to the news here, Sun County has initated one stop service to HNL from MSP a few days a week. Saw their 738 at HNL, but thought it was probably a charter. Can anyone confirm?

Re: Suncountry at ABQ?

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:24 pm
by ATLgaUSA
kabq737 wrote:
drdisque wrote:
speaking of ABQ and SY though. MSP-ABQ might actually be a viable route for SY in the summer.


That would be really cool. People frequently complain about the MD88 and MD90 that DL operates on the route. Maybe if pricing was competitive SY could take some marketshare.


What are the complaints? The 2 seat side of the MD aircraft beat any other mainline aircraft flown in the US.

Re: Suncountry at ABQ?

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:07 pm
by AAvgeek744
This time of year, an aircraft that seems out of place is likely a college football charter to the 40 or so bowl games that are played.

Re: Suncountry at ABQ?

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:25 pm
by kabq737
ATLgaUSA wrote:
kabq737 wrote:
drdisque wrote:
speaking of ABQ and SY though. MSP-ABQ might actually be a viable route for SY in the summer.


That would be really cool. People frequently complain about the MD88 and MD90 that DL operates on the route. Maybe if pricing was competitive SY could take some marketshare.


What are the complaints? The 2 seat side of the MD aircraft beat any other mainline aircraft flown in the US.

Most complaints are about the noise and the lack of IFE. I’m hoping we see the CSeries here.

Re: Suncountry at ABQ?

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:31 pm
by Chuska
Hey KABQ737--Just saw your thread... The Sun Country charters were for the Gilden New Mexico Bowl football game here last weekend between CSU in Fort Collins and Marshall University in Huntington, WV. My count, they ran 7 charters on Dec 13-14, 4 from FNL and 3 from HTS. Looks like some aircraft did a shuttle back and forth before going back to MSP. They all returned again after the game on 12/16. Looks like 3 were on the ground at once on Dec 13. Wonder how Cutter handled all that? I agree, I've never seen Sun Country do anything like that here in ABQ before. They run a lot of charters out of here but usually only one at a time.

Re: Suncountry at ABQ?

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:40 pm
by SteveXC500
hnl-jack wrote:
According to the news here, Sun County has initated one stop service to HNL from MSP a few days a week. Saw their 738 at HNL, but thought it was probably a charter. Can anyone confirm?



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