Matthewkh From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 72 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4553 times:
Mesa Airlines dba America West Express used to fly PHX to MTJ (Montrose, CO) which I always thought was kind of wierd. Montrose has a population of around 25000 - 30000 if my memory serves correctly, and is only 50 miles from GJT (Grand Junction, CO) which is served by HPX, DLX, and UAX. Never saw much of a point in that route, but I think they discontinued it last summer. Also, Great Lakes dba United Express was flying DEN - CNY (Canyonlands, Moab, UT) - PHX a few times a week. Not sure if they still do, but I thought that was kind of an odd one, too.
David_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7546 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4543 times:
This year's effort: MAN-DAM by Syrianair - two weekly 747SP began last month.
Last year's effort: MAN-ALG by Air Algérie - weekly 737 (operated on something like 6 occasions only, started Nov 2002, ended Feb 2003)
FrontierCPT From Australia, joined Jun 2004, 973 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4532 times:
Well, if the route gets approved, I would have to say that STL's most odd route is STL-CUN, operated by F9, once again, it hasn't been approved yet, but if it is, I think that route will top the cake from STL. Now LAS on the other hand.....hmm....I would say the PR A340 from YVR, the routing is AB) (MNL / RPLL), Philippines">MNL-YVR-LAS-YVR-AB) (MNL / RPLL), Philippines">MNL. I'm not complaining, because any cool aircraft is welcome to LAS, and STL!
FunFlyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 866 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4531 times:
Well the strangest route from my airport WAS, before Pan Am pulled out, MHT-Saint John, New Brunswick. I never thought anyone would fly that route, and a ticket on that route wass something like 200 r/t. They also had a flight to Bangor, ME.
Now the wierdest route is most likely MHT-LGA via DL and US
VSLover From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1899 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4501 times:
hmm, but MHT is the only decent airport with ok connections for the entire nh region.
i never flew into LEB because the prop service was always full from LGA as are the LGA-MHT flights, and the only other options to get to the upper valley was BOS, followed by a long, boring bus ride up to dartmouth.
Mfricke From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 276 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4494 times:
The oddest direct flight from my home airport (ONT) was a short-lived Muse Air flight nonstop to Midland/Odessa, Texas (MAF). Muse Air served ONE for a sshort while in 1984, and offered nonstop service to MAF and AUS, in addition to tag on flights to other Texas cities through LAX. They also tried an early form of code sharing, offering conections in ONT to Air Cal flights to Northern California. The ONT-MAF flight takes the cake, though, and as I so wish I would have flown it when I had the chance, but it was gone before I knew it!
L410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5767 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4474 times:
Most definitely PRG-JED operated by Saudi Arabian Airways 777(!) 2x weekly. Since the tourist potential of Saudi Arabia is close to zero and there aren't any significant Saudi business interest in the Czech Rep. or Muslim population either, I can't think where the pax come form ???
Chepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6247 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4423 times:
FlyMIA Im aware PIT is currently a US Airways hub amd Memphis a NWA hub but considering US flies to other cities out of San Juan with connection potentials (mainly CLT And PHL) as well as nonstop service from SJU to BOS, LGA, IAD- I wonder how the loads are considering the other 2 hub possibilities used for connections. NWA and MEM is definitely one of the oddest ones in SJU, considering NWA has very liitle service and brand recognition in Puerto Rico and my guess is most pax are tourists originating in other destinations rather than MEM. I wonder what the loads are for both of these flights.
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8924 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4365 times:
I don't really think MHT has any "odd" flights, as pretty much every flight from MHT goes to a major operation for that airline. The closest I can see as odd is Southwest's service to BNA and MCI, as both have daily 737s (BNA has 2), while BOS has no service to either city (Eagle dropped BNA, YX dropped MCI). However, WN does have the opportunity to connect pax through both cities.
As for BOS, the only one I can think of is KEF...it makes sense for connections, and Icelandair does do advertising in Boston to promote tourism to Iceland, but KEF is certainly not the first place you think of...
ERJ135 From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 691 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4342 times:
I live in Sydney and we have a direct service to Belmont just south of Newcastle. The service is with a Twin Otter and the flight is about 30 minutes I think. The odd thing is that it's about one hours drive on the freeway and yet to take a flight you'd have to be at the airport an hour before departure. So I could take my wife to the airport and she could fly up, in the meantime I could drive up there and meet her flight upon arrival.
Honestly though the views I'm told are well worth the flight and I'd be quite happy to do it sometime!