65 NM flight for a B738


#1

Now I’m not sure the EXACT length of this flight but i think it’s about 60-70NM from Minneapolis’ KMSP to St.Cloud’s KSTC and what airline gives this opportunity? The great Sun Country Airlines. I wish I could find the link for you, but a friend found it and to confirm that this wasn’t some sort of flaw I called down to a friend at Sun Country and he said “Yep we fly that route.” Has anyone else heard about this 65NM hop in a Boeing 737-800? Apparently people charter it during the fall and spring.
Take Care and Smooth Landings!


#2

flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX2 … /KSTC/KMSP

53 nm / 61 sm


#3

Of course, a flight that short is more justified with Saab’s. The speed of the 737 doesn’t save any time but costs more. Of course, this is just a charter flight, for repositioning.



#4

Thanks mduell! jgona Alright, but i don’t quite see the point of chartering a jet like that and spending all that money when you could use saabs I know I wouldn’t do it. I’ll have to find out what type of person (group) does that sort of thing. Unless anyone here knows? And how many FA’s are aboard?


#5

A. Gamblers
B. Old people
C. Smokers
D. Drinkers
E. All of the above


#6

No, they are most likely repositioning this flight for a flight from St. cloud to Laughlin/another popular destination. We know NWA flies saabs on this route, and this ISN’T a regular route. I bet they they don’t even sell seats on this route. I mean, how else is a plane based in the Twin Cities going to get to St. Cloud??? :wink:


#7

No, they are most likely repositioning this flight for a flight from St. cloud to Laughlin/another popular destination. We know NWA flies saabs on this route, and this SC boeing 738 ISN’T a regular route. I bet they they don’t even sell seats on this route. I mean, how else is a plane based in the Twin Cities going to get to St. Cloud??? :wink:


#8

They could be either empty ferry flights or SCX could be selling tickets between IFP and MSP (more than likely MSP-IFP roundtrips) and stopping enroute at INL, LSE, STC, etc., to get additional passengers.
Here’s the history of SCX218.


#9

That was just a positioning flight.

However, NW flies DTW-FNT (56 nm) with an A319 and sometimes and A320.


#10

You sure right! :smiley:


#11

Retired cigar smokers who like a glass of brandy with playing penny-ante 5 card draw?


#12

haha E. All of the above.

Thanks, for the input folks! it’s been chewing at my brain for a while. Have a good Spring Break! (For those of you who are lucky enough to have one!)


#13

Evidently you can purchase tickets on SCX between STC and MSP. Take a long at the additional flights schedule for Sun Country at suncountry.com/SCA/reservati … Cities.jsf

But don’t make reservations - the flights are sold out. I think that confirms my theory that you can buy Minneapolis-Laughlin flight that stop in St Cloud or you could have bought just the Minneapolis-St Cloud segment.