Coincidentally, I'm spotting in BGR
this week . When I saw this flight scheduled into BGR
and onto TUP
, I was sure it must be a Flightaware glitch, but it really came through. I couldn't get any clear shots, though unfortunately. Never would have imagined a 747 at TUP
. That's one of the smallest airports I've ever flown through commercially. Wish I could have seen it arrive there!
has been extremely slow the last two days. I've only seen one North American 757 charter from Leipzig, a C-5A
and a C-17 flying today, and I've been out around the airport perimeter all day. Right now, I'm watching a Centurion Air Cargo MD
-11 preparing for departure to MEX
.. Just came in about an hour ago from AMS
. Other than those movements, nothing really going on today. There is a Brazilian Navy P-3 out on the ramp, but it hasn't been flying since I've been here.
|Quoting wilco737 (Reply 2):|
Sounds reasonable. I guess in TUP costums clearance is not possible.
Thanks for the info.
Correct, and thus the reason TUP is named Tupelo Regional Airport. If there were customs availible it would be Tupelo International Airport, regardless if there were international flights or not.
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Quoting wilco737 (Reply 15):
Quoting flyingalex (Reply 14):
I wonder how the crew positioned home after the flight - a rental car and then LH's ATL-FRA?
Most probably something like that. Done that myself when I flew out of VCV. Flew into LAX and then drove up to VCV.
Why not just fly CO 4384 from Memphis to Newark then LH 403 to Frankfurt? Only a 97 mile drive from Tupelo to Memphis. The drive from TUP to ATL is over 280 miles.
Driving from TUP to ATL is at least six hour. Best bet for getting home would have been to deadhead on a DL flight from TUP to MEM, and then take the DL flight from MEM-AMS, then the ICE train to Frankfurt. Or, they could have driven 45 minutes south to GTR and deadheaded to ATL to catch a flight to FRA.
Remember, airline crews can deadhead on other carriers if seats are open. Most airlines are part of a reciprocal agreement that permits crews from other carriers to fly if they're is space available. Last week there was an Air Tran first officer on my DL flight from ATL-PWM. I talked to him and he said he was flying the PWM-BWI flight early the next morning.[Edited 2012-01-25 15:56:44]
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