Trickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4122 times:
I transited through MEM a few years back and it seemed like our flight was the only one that landed at that time. Other than a few airline employees and a couple of janitors taking out the trash, one else was really around. It was late at night however.
Also, on the international front, I landed in a small airport in southern Philippines called Zamboanga Airport and since the airport only served a few flights a day, once again, almost no one was present when we landed. There were a few porters and airport empoyees helping out with luggage. I can see the place being extremely deserted most of the day.
Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
PNEPilot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4102 times:
Terminal D at KPHL, 5am one stormy Saturday morning in December at the insistance my wife who was totally adamant that because we were on an international flight (PHL-JFK-LHR) we needed to check in two hours before our hopper to JFK departed
Geoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4095 times:
Dinard, France (DNR?) on Ryanair. The tower controller came down and rolled the airstairs to the plane. The immigration lady also unloaded the bags and put them on the single conveyer. Same going back again.
Csavel From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1405 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4080 times:
Iquitos Peru, Faucett 737
Iquitos is actually a good-sized city but it is isolated in the middle of the Peruvian Amazon, Andes to the left and 2,000 miles of jungle to the right. No way out but b air, or a looong river cruise down the Amazon. There is nothing but beautiful jungle for miles around. Hope it is still like that.
I may be ugly. I may be an American. But don't call me an ugly American.
FlyingKangaroo From Australia, joined Apr 2004, 532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4080 times:
Don't know if this counts, but last weekend i was in Udaipore in India. Flew down from DEL on a 9W ATR-72, but there was an Alliance Air 737-200 holding short when we landed, so it does get jet service.
BAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4038 times:
Aw, I was going to say Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen) airport on Svalbard, but I see someone has already beaten me to it! Using that airport was quite an experience (as was visiting Svalbard) - as JGPH1A has already said, it's a just a converted hangar, but gets crowded when a flight is about to depart - total chaos!
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Oly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6987 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4027 times:
Not out of the way, but Nimes (France) was one of those places that got the flight from Paris in the morning and the flight from Paris in the evening and that was it. I once took a Mercure from Nimes to Orly. My parents who dropped me off had the entertainment of seeing a passenger who arrived on the morning flight get back to his car and find it on its hubs because someone had pinched the wheels.
Lono From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1345 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3996 times:
SCC/PUO, BRW, OTZ, OME, DLG, BET, ADQ, CDV, YAK, PSG, JNU, WRG, KTN all have no roads in or out and are very remote ... AS serves many very small communities with daily jet service.... spendy spendy spendy $$$
YXY is very remote... but you can drive there!!! but yes it is out in the middle of the Yukon!!!
Jetpixx From St. Lucia, joined Jul 2004, 903 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (10 years 9 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3964 times:
MLB has got to be THE most deserted airport I've ever flown into...DL is the only airline to offer mainline there - and I know they have a few more new services now (COEx, I think) - but DL was the only game in town when I flew through there to ATL.
I flew into FLL from ATL via MIA on a 763 and besides all of the people on my flight, we were the only people in the airport when we got in near 2am. The place was deserted.
The smallest airports I've ever flown to would have to be BIL, CAK, MHT and MSO - each time I flew in mainline - all times on DL - we were the only airplane on the ground, except for in MHT. It was still very quiet there, too.
I also flew out of JAX once at 5am and got to the airport around 3:30am and was bored stiff, as nothing was open and there was jack to do.