I hope they don't bring these planes out here with pax on...


#1

flightaware.com/live/flight/ASH17

I know these flights just shuttle around the islands, but getting the plane out here would be a long flight for one of these birds…hopefully there were no passengers on board when it came out from the mainland. Yuck.


#2

Of course they ferry the aircraft to the islands. However, to say it would be a long flight is wrong. It wouldn’t be that much longer than a larger jet and, due to fuel requirements, it’s doubtful they would have more than 50% of the seats available for sell.


#3

I dont’ mean that it would be a long flight from a time or speed aspect, that it would be a long flight for you if you were a passenger in one of those cramped seats :open_mouth:


#4

But what did I say? It would be no more than 50% full so you would have two seats (or more) for every butt on the aircraft (except the pilots - they still get only one per).


#5

If they are not ETOPS certified, and I’m assuming they are not, they would have to be ferried to/from the islands under part 91.


#6

with ferry fuel tanks in the baggage or fuselage - most likely in the center holds for weight and balance

I was on a CRJ-900 from CHS-CLT last week that was full and needed all the bags moved to the rear cargo hold for W&B. Another annoying delay - the dispatcher dropped the ball on that one. . . good thing the captain caught it though . . .