It was a relatively uneventful Sunday morning in Bangor, that is until 8:23 when an email from FlightAware popped up in my inbox saying “Etihad Airways #103 (A388) en route from Abu Dhabi Int’l (OMAA/AUH) has diverted to Bangor Intl (KBGR) for an estimated arrival at 08:27AM EDT”. It wasn’t until an hour later that … More The Mighty Airbus A380 Comes To Bangor
This seems like a yearly social media event for me. And by social media event, I mean ripping my beard hairs out one by one when I hear friends around the Bangor area, or within striking distance, yelp about the prices of tickets from Bangor versus fares from Portland. Every year, I type long winded explanations on … More The Great Debate: Bangor vs Portland
After months of construction, the team at Bangor International Airport revealed what many of us had been waiting for since the announcement of the project. Airport Director Tony Caruso and his management team welcomed a select amount of guests for a first hand look at the upgrades in the passenger check in area at the … More BGR Reveals Terminal Upgrades
So I logged in this morning after a cannonball run from Bangor to Fenway Park, and back last night/early this morning. Still waiting for the coffee to sink into my blood stream I was going to start a post on some exciting news. However, I’m going to save that for later. Anyway, I had an … More Happy Anniversary. Ish.
May 20th marked the Delta Airlines return of mainline service at the airport. Delta Flight 690 departed Detroit Wayne County International Airport at 2:15 and touched down at Bangor International at 3:45pm. Ramp crews made for a quick turnaround as the flight departed back to Detroit at 5pm. The airline took over the Bangor/Detroit run … More Delta Mainline Service Returns to Bangor
Last night while searching for flights to St Louis for a wedding this summer, I found a little gem through the Delta website. They will begin flying the Boeing 717-200s procured after the Air Tran/Southwest merger. When Air Tran and Southwest became one, the 717’s didn’t fit into Southwest’s all 737 fleet. Delta has absorbed … More Delta To FLy 717-200s from Bangor
Today marked the day United Air Lines resumed scheduled air service from Bangor to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. With the official announcement coming in February, United began flying seasonal scheduled flights to Chicago with Canadair CRJ700 regional jets this afternoon. United 3625, a 2 1/2 hour flight departed on runway 15 bound for the Windy City … More United Resumes Flights from BGR to ORD
There hasn’t been a whole lot to post lately as far as new spotting activity goes. Mostly repeat REACH C-17s from McChord and Charleston, the usual Maine~iac KC-135Rs and the ever so popular ERJ/CRJ’s from Delta and US Airways. There have been some others of interest but they’re either after dark or when I’m busy at … More Recent Spotting Activity
Suspense had been building over the weekend with an online contest to guess who and where the latestroute addition from Bangor International Airport(BGR) would be. The airport posted a contest to guess the route for a chance to win tickets to the Bangor Waterfront Brewfest this summer. In an announcement at the airport this morning it … More United Returns to Bangor
On October 22nd a new era in American Airlines history began with the delivery of their first Airbus A321 aircraft. As with the prior delivery flights for American’s new A319s, the A321s inbound from Finkenwerder, made a pit stop in Bangor for fuel and a customs check before continuing on for Dallas.