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Biggest Cities/areas/airports W/no "Widebodie  
User currently offlineDC9RHI From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 34 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 9700 times:

What the biggest city/area/region/airport that only gets single aisle aircraft?
Or, what's the smallest city/area/region/airport past or present getting (that got) regularly scheduled "widebodies"

Pretty sure STL and PIT only get 757's today - no dual-aisle aircraft. What about CLE?
Those are 3 pretty big cities/regions.

I know that DL once scheduled L-1011's into DAY!

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User currently offlineEXAAUADL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 9576 times:

Well populationwise SAT would certainly be one.

User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 9554 times:

I cant believe STL no longer sees a wide body?? Is this true???? After all those 767s and 747s at STL for years with TWA and the L1011s, now there are none???? Along with no transtlantic routes!! Poor STL

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25117 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 9504 times:

In the 1970s/80s many fairly small U.S. cities had regular widebody service that haven't seen a widebody for many years. NW used DC-10s on some flights to GEG and BIL and AA operated DC-10s to cities like BUF.

Quite a few larger cities in the U.S. also had much more widebody service in those days than they do today. SAN is a good example.


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User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 9459 times:

STL is not a fairly small US City. Is it true that there are no scheduled widebodies? Noe even a lone 767 service? I now know what people mean when they say AA totally tried to destroy the STL hub.

User currently offlineNwafflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1050 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 9421 times:

What about Monterrey, Mexico? I've seen no widebodies here, but this is a city with 8 million people - bigger than Toronto, Detroit, St Louis, it is about the same size as Chicago and New York and Los Angeles.

It is also a major industrial city, with both Mexican and US interests (and European if anyone cares)


User currently offlineFlyingfool From Netherlands, joined May 2005, 437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 9386 times:



Quoting DC9RHI (Thread starter):
Or, what's the smallest city/area/region/airport past or present getting (that got) regularly scheduled "widebodies"

I think that Geneva is a pretty small city with a "widebody" airport...

Regards, Flyingfool


User currently offlineEXTspotter From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 992 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 9367 times:

Exeter is small and gets widebodies. City of Exeter - 80,000 people, 1 weekly A310 in summer, from TS, plus a sprinkling of charters and A300s from Onur.


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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25117 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 9316 times:



Quoting Flyingfool (Reply 6):
Quoting DC9RHI (Thread starter):
Or, what's the smallest city/area/region/airport past or present getting (that got) regularly scheduled "widebodies"

I think that Geneva is a pretty small city with a "widebody" airport...

GVA must also be one of the world's smallest metropolitan areas served by close to 50 scheduled airlines with direct service to 94 airports (current winter schedule), plus several charter destinations served on a fairly regular basis. GVA population around 450,000 and about twice that in the overall region served by GVA airport in both Switzerland and neighbouring France.


User currently offlineCOalways From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 363 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 9296 times:

CO flies there 767-400 into GVA from EWR

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39831 posts, RR: 74
Reply 10, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 9286 times:

How about;
Milwaukee?
Kansas City?
Sacramento?
Jacksonville?
New Orleans?



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User currently onlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32697 posts, RR: 72
Reply 11, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 9275 times:

Quoting Nwafflyer (Reply 5):
What about Monterrey, Mexico? I've seen no widebodies here, but this is a city with 8 million people - bigger than Toronto, Detroit, St Louis, it is about the same size as Chicago and New York and Los Angeles.

AeroMexico flies two weekly Monterrey-Madrid flights.

However, it is nowhere near the size of Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles. It's metro of 3.7M puts it around the size of Phoenix and Seattle.

[Edited 2008-03-20 17:14:47]


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User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5134 posts, RR: 33
Reply 12, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 9262 times:



Quoting EXTspotter (Reply 7):
Exeter is small and gets widebodies. City of Exeter - 80,000 people, 1 weekly A310 in summer, from TS, plus a sprinkling of charters and A300s from Onur.

Add edinburgh to that list - TS wont be sending their A310s this year, 757 instead. So EDI with a population of 500,000 and a 9m passengers a year airport, no longer has scheduled passenger widebody flights. A based Maersk 767 freighter tho..



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User currently offlineJM017 From Jamaica, joined Jun 2002, 1227 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 9234 times:



Quoting Nwafflyer (Reply 5):
What about Monterrey, Mexico? I've seen no widebodies here, but this is a city with 8 million people - bigger than Toronto, Detroit, St Louis, it is about the same size as Chicago and New York and Los Angeles.

It is also a major industrial city, with both Mexican and US interests (and European if anyone cares)

Monterrey's population is 3.46 million. But yeah, it's a major industrial city--the third largest in Mexico. I'm very surprised it's larger than Montreal.



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User currently offlineGhYHZ From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 257 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 9205 times:

Halifax YHZ population 375,000 has daily Air Canada 767 service to Toronto YYZ. Also 767 service to London LHR. Previously these routes were serviced with L-1011 equipment.

KLM flew 747-400s AMS-YHZ-YOW in the early '90s.

And CP Air (later Canadi>n) also had a Halifax-Amsterdam 747 service and later a DC-10.

[Edited 2008-03-20 17:38:02]

User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6474 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 9173 times:



Quoting Superfly (Reply 10):
Jacksonville?

JAX actually does get one of Delta's domestic 767-300s from time to time, although not year-round anymore.

Didn't ABQ used to have 767 and L-1011 service on TWA to STL? The largest ABQ generally gets nowadays are Delta's 757s.



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User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11429 posts, RR: 58
Reply 16, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 9158 times:
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In Brazil we have two large areas without widebody passenger service:

- POA, Porto Alegre in the state of Rio Grande do Sul

- CWB, Curitiba in the state of Parana

Both are bigger than 1.4 million people (Metro Area is bigger than 4.0 million) and they only have narrow bodies to EZE as international service.

Up to Feb, CNF airport, in the Metro area of Belo Horizonte with around 5.2 million people was the bigger, but TP begin regular LIS-CNF service.



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User currently offline777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2496 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 9144 times:



Quoting Superfly (Reply 10):
How about;
Milwaukee?
Kansas City?
Sacramento?
Jacksonville?
New Orleans?

MSY, MCI (~500K) are a bit smaller than IND, or MEM (~700K) which sees plenty of FedEx widebodies but - AFAIK - no pax fatties.

Other notables: ABQ, BNA, half the valley cities in California!


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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 9110 times:

Well, for "airports" I think you could add DCA as one of the largest airports with all narrow-body service.

What about Oakland? Any widebody service there?
I have to imagine Nashville is up there too, as I don't believe they receive any widebody service, minus the occasional equip sub from someone like DL.
I do believe IND and CMH are lacking in widebody service.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39831 posts, RR: 74
Reply 19, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 9102 times:



Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 18):
What about Oakland? Any widebody service there?

No passenger wide body service however, Oasis Hong Kong is rumored to start service to Oakland with 747s.



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User currently offlineAirguardtn From United States of America, joined May 2007, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 9063 times:

Quoting 777 Fan
or MEM (~700K) which sees plenty of FedEx widebodies but - AFAIK - no pax fatties.

NWA has the A-330 to AMS.


User currently offlineJmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3267 posts, RR: 15
Reply 21, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 9038 times:



Quoting Superfly (Reply 10):
Sacramento?

SMF gets a daily Hawaiian 767-300.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39831 posts, RR: 74
Reply 22, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 9036 times:



Quoting Jmc1975 (Reply 21):
SMF gets a daily Hawaiian 767-300.

Thanks for the update.



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User currently offlineExpressjet_erj From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 834 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 9000 times:

STL is a truely sad place now Sad

LGA doesnt get widebodys on a regular basis anymore. (They should to reduce congestion)



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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12091 posts, RR: 18
Reply 24, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 8981 times:
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WLG hasn't had WB since the 80s/early 90s, but hopfully that will change once the B787/A350 is in service

25 Bmacleod : YWG is quite bigger than Halifax - population: 694,668, yet no widebodies. AC used to have 767 service there, but that didn't last.
26 Lexy : MEM gets the NW A330 from AMS. BNA has NO scheduled wide bodies flying pax flights. We do see them here fairly reguarly though doing charters or weath
27 Bmacleod : Portland, OR used to be a DL Pacific hub, lots of MD-11s. Any widebodies still flying in?
28 Post contains images FlyDeltaJets87 : Thanks 'Fly. I wouldn't be surprised to see CVG added to the list soon, if the few remaining international routes are changed from 767-300s to 757s.
29 Post contains links and images MSYtristar : Besides FedEx and DHL widebodies, MSY still sees CO 764's on the IAH run....certainly not daily and not even weekly, but they do pop up from time to t
30 Viscount724 : And going further back, AC operated L1011s and possibly the occasional 747 when they had seasonal YWG-LHR service for a few years. CP Air also operat
31 Lexy : FX has daily MD-10/DC-10's along with a daily LH A340 and NW A330. Boeing also paints aircraft at PDX so there are T7's and others there often.
32 Nwaesc : On the passenger side: LH has a daily A340 to FRA. NW has a daily A330 to NRT, and will start AMS later this month.
33 N186BD : BGR used to see regular stops by BA, AM, LOT, Pan Am and Aeroflot as a refueling stop... N186BD
34 FlyDeltaJets87 : I think Hawaiian still serves PDX, which means they would use 767-300s.
35 SW733 : On the list of largest METRO AREAS in the US, the first one I see without any regularly scheduled pax widebodies is the Inland Empire of California...
36 Post contains images LNv22 : Well, if it wasn't for PIA (who operates a single 777 once a week in the summer season), I think OSL would be quite big an airport for just single ais
37 Post contains images PDXBJV : PDX only gets the LH A340, NW A332, and HA 763. Wish we had more! I would have loved to go see the MD11's here but that was before I was into aviation
38 MSYPI7185 : Also it is not uncommon when the weather in IAH goes to pot, which seems to happen fairly regularly. CO diverts 777's to MSY. I have witnessed this qu
39 YXD172 : I think that Cayo Coco, CCC, or maybe some other tourist destination in the Caribbean may get the title of smallest airport with widebody service. Cu
40 Dvincent : BDL doesn't see any more widebody service for pax after American cut the A300 last year. The Hartford-Springfield metro area accounts for about 1.6 mi
41 BlueFlyer : Hanga Roa, the capital city of Easter Island in the South Pacific is serviced 4 times weekly by a LA 767. Population: 3,300 (capital) / 3,800 (island
42 ONTFlyer : Add to that BUR, SNA, and LGB. In northern California if you discount HA's daily 767 then SMF and SJC are lacking as well.
43 DavidByrne : Surely some of the holiday destination islands in the Caribbean or the Pacific would count here. Like Rarotonga, for example - population of the whol
44 PDXCessna206 : Although there are still wide bodies here in PDX, there is a significantly less amount of them than there were about ten years ago. I remember seeing
45 TSS : BHM- Metro area population of 1.1 million, but no widebody pax service that I'm aware of.
46 Post contains images ConcordeBoy : ...but if it's the same such incident as the last time that happened (i.e., both BA and LH crews overclocking, BA pax stuck here overnight, LH pax ha
47 SQ6807 : Come on guys, think outside the American square! Easter Island Airport (IPC) has around 3,000 residents and has several weekly SCL-IPC-PPT services ru
48 Captaink : I am almost certain that I see a DL 763 at LGA in the mornings when i fly out from there, most recently last month.
49 Ptugarin : I think this topic only makes sense in context of developed countries. I cannot give you any examples right now, but I am sure there are lots of citie
50 Aruba : BDL used to get widebody aircrafts. It still gets cargo widebodies, but the last passanger aircraft was the AA A300 on the SJU routes. Any others in B
51 Post contains images PC12Fan : Yes, it is unfortunately all true. We do get an occasional 767 that is reassigned to get more passengers out that have experienced delays/cancellatio
52 Flycmh2009 : How about CMH? I know it's not the biggest city, but the airport does serve over 7 million a year. And the metro area is about 1.8 million as well. De
53 NWAESC : Believe me, it was quite a sight! From mid/late-morning to early afternoon, the whole end of the D concourse was a mix of 767's, L-1011's, and MD-11'
54 Post contains images FlyASAGuy2005 : LGA gets a 767 rotation from Delta time and time again. DCA anyone...[Edited 2008-03-21 07:37:36]
55 BAKJet : IND gets tons of widebodies from FedEx, but only when it's a diversion or charter(I think) does IND get passenger widebodies. I'm not sure, but I wou
56 Post contains links Highflier92660 : If ever a city has taken it on the chin regarding aircraft downsizing it has to be Cleveland (KCLE.) During the 1970's and 1980's Cleveland Hopkins sa
57 YXD172 : Those are interesting ones, and if Georgetown counts that must be pretty close to the record holder. The second airport that I mentioned, Cayo Largo
58 Missourifarmer : Kansas City (MCI) biggest regular passenger planes are 757's. However I have seen the President's 747 here a few times. We do get a few widebody cargo
59 Post contains links DC9RHI : Pretty good list on Wiki of US metro areas http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_o...tes_Metropolitan_Statistical_Areas Is Honolulu at #53 the smallest
60 PNQIAD : PNQ (Pune, India) does not have any scheduled wb service for a city of nearly 4 million people - probably largest such city (population-wise) in India
61 Gatechae : OKC metro pop 1.1 mil, we dont get passenger widebodies, only cargo
62 OOer : How about SNA???? and SAN....
63 Smokeyrosco : What about LCY? Does it count?
64 EA772LR : What about BNA?? Nashville has a growing entertainment industry, and we used to get widebodies, why not now??
65 Cubsrule : Who in the world would fly a widebody to BNA? DL doesn't even bring in 75s anymore.
66 Post contains images Mauiman31 : Yes, no wides anymore at MCI, except an occaisional charter and cargo, of course. Last sched wide to MCI was with TW. Hawaiian does daily 767 to HNL.
67 Stratosphere : What are you talking about China Airlines flys to BNA with a 747-400.
68 UltimateDelta : Well, I have seen Hawaiian and Delta 767-300s there. So I think they do get widebody service.
69 NASOCEANA : I would say ORF - Norfolk International Airport! The largest we see on a regular schedule is a Delta 757. And we have the largest city in Virginia (Vi
70 Mauiman31 : MCI serves KC metro which is 1.9 million - ranked 28th - 2006 census. MCI has no pax wides anymore because no majors use it as a hub and it is not a
71 A380US : SWF It's a very large region and barely flights because most people go to NYC.
72 UltimateDelta : I don't know if OMA is necessarily the biggest in the area, but the biggest planes we see there are UA 757s. We also get FedEx A310s, but those are ob
73 Super80DFW : Does anybody know if OKC EVER got widebody passenger service?
74 MSYtristar : If anyone ever did, it would have probably been AA with DC10's to DFW....but don't hold me to that.
75 Super80DFW : I don't think AA would have done that anyway. I imagine the biggest plane to fly pax into OKC is probably the UA 757 to DEN that goes in as a swap ev
76 Super80DFW : Well, I guess we can scratch OKC off of this list! Take a look at the GA Forum.
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