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EAS Cities Once Served By 3 Or More Airlines  
User currently offlineSFJeff From El Salvador, joined Dec 2009, 81 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2941 times:

Hot Springs, Arkansas (HOT) is a current EAS city. In the late 60s, it was served by Delta, Frontier, and Texas International. TI operated DC-9s into HOT and perhaps Delta did also for a short time before they left HOT around 1970. Are there other current EAS cities that were once served by 3 or more airlines simultaneously?


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User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3718 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (1 year 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2779 times:

I think ESC (now only served by DL Connection on CRJs to DTW 2x daily) one of them. As far back as the late 1990s, ESC still had two carriers (first XJ/NW to DTW and MSP and ZK/UA to ORD, then XJ/NW to the same cities and Skyway/YX to MKE).

After Skyway retired the B1900s, I think ESC became an EAS city with NW.



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User currently offlineusxguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1010 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (1 year 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2755 times:

Decatur, Illinois had Jetstream/USAirways Express, Trans States/TW Express, and Simmons/American Eagle


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User currently offlineAVLAirlineFreq From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 1021 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2731 times:

This is a great question.

I believe JLN (Joplin) had service at one time in the early 1980s from Ozark, Air Midwest, and the original Frontier.

[Edited 2013-06-29 13:11:47]

User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3718 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (1 year 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2692 times:

There are also some cities that lack service today that used to have 3 airlines. In the mid-1990s, LAF saw UA (ZK) to ORD, AA (MQ) to ORD, NW (XJ) to DTW, and DL (OH) to CVG - four airlines total.

LAF didn't qualify for EAS because of the proximity to IND, and I think their best hope at getting service back is 2x weekly G4 flights to SFB once they get A319s and A320s at SFB (the MD-80 would have issues with their runway).



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User currently onlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5003 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (1 year 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2599 times:

Quoting usxguy (Reply 2):


Decatur, Illinois had Jetstream/USAirways Express, Trans States/TW Express, and Simmons/American Eagle

Ozark, Air Illinois and Britt also served DEC.

[Edited 2013-06-29 14:01:24]


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User currently offlineCIDFlyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2272 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (1 year 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2557 times:

I'm pretty sure SUX had 3 carriers at one time...I know TWA and NW were there at sure, and maybe UA

User currently offlineazstar From United States of America, joined May 2005, 617 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2533 times:

Quoting CIDFlyer (Reply 6):
I'm pretty sure SUX had 3 carriers at one time...I know TWA and NW were there at sure, and maybe UA

Not sure about TW & NW, but UA, BN, & OZ used to serve SUX.


User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15717 posts, RR: 26
Reply 8, posted (1 year 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2533 times:

Quoting AVLAirlineFreq (Reply 3):
This is a great question.

...and a great illustration of why EAS is stupid. All those airlines left because they were drowning in profits.



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User currently onlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5003 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (1 year 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2506 times:

Quoting azstar (Reply 7):


Not sure about TW & NW, but UA, BN, & OZ used to serve SUX.

Count North Central/Republic as well, succeeded by NW as Ozark was succeeded by TWA. AAA Airlines also served SUX at one time, as did American Central.



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User currently offlineUltimateDelta From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2092 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (1 year 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2222 times:

In Nebraska, there were/are a few as well:

BFF (Scottsbluff)- Western, United, original Frontier
LBF (North Platte)- United and Frontier
GRI (Grand Island)- United and Frontier, as well as EAS-subsidized service from G4 and MQ



Midwest Airlines- 1984-2010
User currently onlinesteex From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1610 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (1 year 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2154 times:

DIK (Dickinson, ND) currently has an EAS subsidy for its ZK service, but UA (Express) and DL (Connection) have now both added service as well.

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