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#21 railiner

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 08:50 PM

 

That would be hilariously uneconomical.

Not really.  The actual aircraft are still running routes like that, they just make everyone get off nowadays.  If you go look at the flight history of a random Dash 8 turboprop, they're living out their days waking up in, say, Jacksonville to run Jax, Hilton Head, Atlanta, Tri-Cities, Charlotte, Asheville, Dulles, and work their way back to Jacksonville the next day.

 

Yes...the crews of many regional's will start a sometimes two day 'tour' with their aircraft, and go in and out of a whole bunch of different cities, before returning to their home base, and being relieved...


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Posted 24 October 2017 - 10:23 PM

I observed 2159 and 2160 board in Penn Station on Monday. It took 4 and 5 minutes, respectively, from the time when the track was announced until one could walk freely up to the escalator (i.e. the line was downstairs).






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