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Airline HQ.... At Or Away From Airport?  
User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6407 posts, RR: 17
Posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4064 times:

Airline Executive Offices......some are on airport property and some are
not


Delta-at

American-at...at least in Dallas, dont know about NY

Eastern-at

Pan Am-away

TWA-away

Braniff-at

Let the list begin........   


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User currently offlineapodino From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 4234 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4001 times:

Let me go down the list.

Virgin America - Burlingame, which is a couple of miles from SFO
JetBlue - Forest Hills, though I believe they are moving to Long Island City, still away from the airport
Southwest - Right at DAL
United - In the Chicago Loop, away from the airport
Spirit - Fort Lauderdale, though I am not exactly sure where
Skywest - St. George HQ is away from the airport
Air Wisconsin - HQ is the second floor of the ATW terminal building
Pinnacle - Downtown Memphis, away from MEM
Republic - I believe they are in Downtown IND, though I am not totally sure where in IND they are
Piedmont - SBY, right at the airport I believe
PSA - Dayton, I also believe they are at the airport
Mesa - Downtown PHX, away
USAirways - Downtown PHX, I believe away as well
Eagle - Same HQ complex near DFW as AA
ExpressJet - The old company was in Downtown Houston, and the former ASA was right at ATL. Not sure where the merged operation ended up
TransStates - I believe they are right at STL, or close to it


User currently offlinesandyb123 From UK - Scotland, joined Oct 2007, 1073 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3981 times:
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[Edited 2012-01-13 11:35:10]


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User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5970 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3957 times:

Quoting apodino (Reply 1):
ExpressJet - The old company was in Downtown Houston, and the former ASA was right at ATL. Not sure where the merged operation ended up

The new Expressjet has merged into the ASA HQ at ATL.



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User currently offlinedeltamartin From Sweden, joined Dec 2010, 1061 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3949 times:

SAS - ARN
Norwegian Air Shuttle - Fornebu in Oslo


User currently offlineAlias1024 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2747 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3933 times:

Quoting apodino (Reply 1):
USAirways - Downtown PHX, I believe away as well

I believe they are in Tempe. It is on the opposite side of the hill from Sun Devil Stadium. You fly over the building on final for the 25L.



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User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3500 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3887 times:

The headquarters for AS and QX (I believe they're still separate buildings--someone with the company correct me if I'm wrong) are away from the airport, but not by much...just a mile or so down Highway 99 from SEA.


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User currently offlineapodino From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 4234 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3887 times:

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 6):
s:

The headquarters for AS and QX (I believe they're still separate buildings--someone with the company correct me if I'm wrong) are away from the airport, but not by much...just a mile or so down Highway 99 from SEA.

I thought Horizon was in Portland, and Alaska in Seattle?


User currently offlineCargolex From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 1259 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3829 times:

Alaska Airlines' HQ is not on the SEA footprint, but is within walking distance, so I'd call that "at."

EDIT: I've been beaten to the punch! Stepped away for a few minutes before hitting reply.

[Edited 2012-01-13 12:11:01]

User currently offlinePezySPU From Croatia, joined Dec 2011, 283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3782 times:

Croatia Airlines - very close to its hub (ZAG).

[Edited 2012-01-13 12:17:06]

User currently offlineordjoe From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3782 times:

I believe AF, CX, BA are right by the airport. SQ is downtown, TG is downtown also.

User currently offlineAlias1024 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2747 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3758 times:

Quoting apodino (Reply 7):
I thought Horizon was in Portland, and Alaska in Seattle?

Horizon's ops center is at the hangar at PDX, but the headquarters is across Interntional Blvd. and a block or two south from AAG headquarters in SeaTac.



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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9503 posts, RR: 52
Reply 12, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3731 times:

I have a very strong opinion on this. While not all staff needs to be at the airport, I feel there is value in a large part of the staff that is usually involved at corporate headquarters to being near an airport. Apart from the fact that employees in the aviation business fly more often for either work or personal reasons, there are reasons to be near the operation. For example, engineering offices should be located near the maintenance operations so that engineers can be collocated with the mechanics they support and get a better idea of what is happening. Seeing the real thing is far more valuable than a picture.

For example, UA moved their engineering management from SFO airport to the Sears Tower. That made no sense in my mind.



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User currently offlineRJLover From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 576 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3726 times:

Air Canada - YUL (on airport property)
Jazz Aviation - YHZ (on airport property)
WestJet - YYC (on airport property)



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User currently offlineWestJet747 From Canada, joined Aug 2011, 1830 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3724 times:

Air Canada - At YUL
WestJet - At YYC
Porter - At YTZ
Bearskin - At YQT
Pascan - At YHU
Jazz - At YHZ


Looks like Canadian airlines tend to stick close to the runway!



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User currently offlineBasilFawlty From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 1316 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3595 times:

KLM - Amstelveen (a city located about 4km east of AMS)
transavia.com - at AMS
Arkefly - at AMS



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11614 posts, RR: 60
Reply 16, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3584 times:

Quoting sandyb123 (Reply 2):
BMI @ Donington Hall. A massive Gothic mansion in Leicestershire.

Their headquarters have always intrigued me. Inside it seems so makeshift and austere, not at all what you would imagine from a major airline. Definitely different, that's for sure.

http://wonderaday.com/blog/Office_In_an_English_Castle/


Dan  



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User currently offlineBasilFawlty From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 1316 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3575 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 16):
Their headquarters have always intrigued me.

Same here!

Are there any other airlines with such noticeable headquarters?



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User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6407 posts, RR: 17
Reply 18, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3566 times:

Piedmont?
Western?
Texas Intl?
Ozark?
Republic?
Southern?
Continental in both Texas & California?
Midway?
Miday 2?
Frontier?
Frontier 2?
Swissair?
Sabena?


Others?



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User currently offlinejer757 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 350 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3559 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 16):

Their headquarters have always intrigued me. Inside it seems so makeshift and austere, not at all what you would imagine from a major airline. Definitely different, that's for sure.

Rumours are the For Sale sign is about to be put up at the entrance? The place must be worth millions... Although a drop in the ocean compared to BD's current financial state.



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