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Transfers Between Same-City Airports  
User currently offlineBNAOWB From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 400 posts, RR: 1
Posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2805 times:

Which airlines routinely sell tickets that involve a transfer between two airports in the same metro area? I can think of:

BA LGW-LHR
AF ORY-CDG
JL & NH HND-NRT
OZ & KE GMP-ICN
AA LGA-JFK (example BNA-LGA-JKF-MXP)

Which of these airport pairs has the most annual passengers transfering between them?

Also, are there any common "do it yourself" routes that involve a transfer between two same-city airports on 2 unrelated airlines? For example, while not a common route, I once flew:

AF IST-CDG (morning)
KM ORY-MLA (evening)

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User currently offlineFlytravel From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 873 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2747 times:

Quoting BNAOWB (Thread starter):
Also, are there any common "do it yourself" routes that involve a transfer between two same-city airports on 2 unrelated airlines? For example, while not a common route, I once flew:

With the low fares and no baggage fees of WN, I'm sure there are some that will fly to MDW, and then do a DIY transfer to ORD for an international flight. Maybe same now with LGA to JFK now, or MHT to BOS, and similar for the surrounding airports for SFO and LAX.

Last year I had a miles on AA and wanted to fly to LHR and then into Asia. Being that I'm from Philly area, the choices were to drive to JFK (no thanks), somehow get to BOS (AA wouldn't do it), somehow get to RDU (AA wouldn't do it), or go to ORD, MIA or DFW all which are either considerably west or south, increasing the flight duration, and unfavorable.

I was originally considering flying WN from PHL-MHT and then taking the ground shuttle service into BOS, but the dates weren't working well as the BOS-LHR flight was blacked out. Using the website, I saw RDU had seats left and the option to use my miles.

So, I flew WN from PHL-RDU and then took the GlaxoSmithKline subsidized AA RDU-LHR flight. I met a friend in Raleigh during the day, and he was surprised I was connecting in Raleigh to fly to Europe. The downside was the plane had no IFE and the plane was old. My return I just AA all the way, and went via MIA and the plane and service was better but the LHR-MIA flight which was during the day seemed long.


User currently offlinesw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6371 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2694 times:

Quoting Flytravel (Reply 1):
With the low fares and no baggage fees of WN, I'm sure there are some that will fly to MDW, and then do a DIY transfer to ORD for an international flight

I've done it many times. Fly from MCI to MDW on WN, transfer up to ORD and fly to Europe/Africa/Asia. I don't do it on the company dime, but I'll still consider it on my personal dime if it saves enough. Just have to built a LARGE time in between.

Quoting BNAOWB (Thread starter):
BA LGW-LHR

Done this many times, especially when Air Namibia flew to LGW. I would fly from North America to LHR, and get over to LGW to head down to Namibia.


User currently offlineBNAOWB From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 400 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2656 times:

Thanks guys.

Quoting BNAOWB (Thread starter):
Which of these airport pairs has the most annual passengers transfering between them?

Here is a list of the approximate number of destinations served nonstop from the "smaller" airport that are not served nonstop from the "larger" airport by that airline:

BA LGW 40
JL HND 30
NH HND 30
AF ORY 20
OZ GMP 6
KE GMP 6
AA LGA 4


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