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Saab 340 / 2000 - Whose have you flown?

Sun Oct 31, 2021 7:10 pm

Saab 340 / 2000 - Whose have you flown?



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Re: Saab 340 / 2000 - Whose have you flown?

Sun Oct 31, 2021 7:29 pm

Ahah. That was the first plane type I ever flew.

It was Aerolitoral's (now Aeromexico Connect) Saab 340b SAT-MTY.

I admit a little disappointed (and anxious) it wasn't something bigger like the Southwest 737s I had been used to seeing so often throughout my childhood. Next leg was a 757 of course...
 
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Re: Saab 340 / 2000 - Whose have you flown?

Sun Oct 31, 2021 8:57 pm

Saab 340: American Eagle (1x), Business Express (2x), and Colgan Air operating as United Express (3x)

Saab 2000: Crossair (1x)
 
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Re: Saab 340 / 2000 - Whose have you flown?

Sun Oct 31, 2021 9:16 pm

Just Mesaba when they had them ATL-HXD
 
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Re: Saab 340 / 2000 - Whose have you flown?

Sun Oct 31, 2021 9:49 pm

Only the one flight on a SAAB 2000 with Eastern Airlines between NCL and SOU.
 
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Re: Saab 340 / 2000 - Whose have you flown?

Sun Oct 31, 2021 10:53 pm

SF340: Hazelton (NSW, Australia). My second RPT flight (SYD-GFF-NRA-SYD). Hazelton was taken over by Ansett, and REX rose from the ashes with the SF340. It's the largest SF340 operator in the world.

Never on the 2000
 
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Re: Saab 340 / 2000 - Whose have you flown?

Sun Oct 31, 2021 11:09 pm

SAAB 2000: FlyLAL VNO-FRA-VNO in 2007; both ways the same aircraft LY-SBQ
SAAB 340: Rex 3 flights ADL-KGC KGC-ADL, BHQ-ADL on VH-KDQ, VH-ZLR, VH-ZLV

When I flew from Frankfurt to Vilnius, we were taken to a remote stand by bus. I presume FlyLAL and Lufthansa were doing some codesharing at that time (my own ticket was EZE-GRU-FRA on LH and then FRA-VNO on FlyLAL). At that time, LH was always sending a 735 to Vilnius.
On the bus, there was a couple of elderly Germans (maybe in early 70s). When they got out of the bus and saw the tiny Saab in front of them, they went numb, like 'dafu* what's that?? Are we going to fly across half Europe inside this mosquito?????'
No actor could repeat their astonishment...
 
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Re: Saab 340 / 2000 - Whose have you flown?

Mon Nov 01, 2021 2:55 am

Just Rex for me.

BNE-LSY-SYD SF340B VH-ORX
ADL-KGC SF340B VH-RXS
KGC-ADL SF340B VH-RXS
 
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Re: Saab 340 / 2000 - Whose have you flown?

Mon Nov 01, 2021 5:47 pm

Only one flight for me:

Mesaba (Northwest) SF340B MSP-LSE circa 2008.
 
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Re: Saab 340 / 2000 - Whose have you flown?

Mon Nov 01, 2021 6:04 pm

I was a pilot for PenAir on them. One of my favorite aircraft I've flown.

Reliability was an issue, especially with the anti-ice equipment. Had to do several air and gate returns due to malfunctioning deice boots and engine deice equipment, and even had an engine inlet catch fire and burn a whole through the lip of the engine!
 
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Re: Saab 340 / 2000 - Whose have you flown?

Tue Nov 02, 2021 2:43 am

I have not.
 
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Re: Saab 340 / 2000 - Whose have you flown?

Tue Nov 02, 2021 5:39 am

PenAir: 340B, 340B+
Sprint Air: 340A
Silver Airways: 340B+
Braathens Regional (for SAS): 2000


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Re: Saab 340 / 2000 - Whose have you flown?

Tue Nov 02, 2021 6:03 am

Flew a few American Eagle SF3s in the mid-90s.
Flew a ton of Mesaba SF3's from about 1998-2010.
 
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Re: Saab 340 / 2000 - Whose have you flown?

Tue Nov 02, 2021 8:50 am

Saab 340 JAL (Hokaido Air System) OKD-HKD
Saab 2000 Etihad Regional (Darwin Airlines) ZRH-GVA
 
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Re: Saab 340 / 2000 - Whose have you flown?

Tue Nov 02, 2021 10:52 pm

classicjets wrote:
PenAir: 340B, 340B+

What routes did you fly on PenAir? I was based out of PDX for them.
 
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Re: Saab 340 / 2000 - Whose have you flown?

Tue Nov 02, 2021 11:57 pm

I used to fly AA Eagle's SF3's between BUR-SJC on a regular basis back in the early 1990's. Decent ride for a turboprop. I was quite fond of flying on them.
 
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Re: Saab 340 / 2000 - Whose have you flown?

Wed Nov 03, 2021 6:16 am

SoCalPilot wrote:
classicjets wrote:
PenAir: 340B, 340B+

What routes did you fly on PenAir? I was based out of PDX for them.
I just flew them BOS-PBG and back a bunch of times. Was a much better deal than YUL for visiting family in Quebec. Always nice crews!

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Re: Saab 340 / 2000 - Whose have you flown?

Wed Nov 03, 2021 2:54 pm

S340 - Aer Lingus back in the early 90's, LBA-DUB and back.
 
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Re: Saab 340 / 2000 - Whose have you flown?

Wed Nov 03, 2021 3:28 pm

American Eagle S340, LAX-FAT a few times.

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