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Topic: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: vinniewinnie
Posted 2012-12-03 13:03:12 and read 14372 times.

Silly topic maybe but following the topic "CNN Marks Airbus 380 5 Year Anniversary" (http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/general_aviation/read.main/5625245/) and one comment made on the CNN discussion board stating the following nonsense:

"Boeing outsold airbus in 2012 and still has a greater number of planes in the global fleet. Also no, ive been flying for years and ive never seen an airbus in a domestic us airport. The only airbuses I have seen in the United States fly in from Europe. Most Americans know better than to buy inferior frog made products." (by AmazingDX111)

I was wondering if there was any US airports that hardly/never ever see Airbus aircrafts, whether flying domestic or international?

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: tp1040
Posted 2012-12-03 13:07:22 and read 14362 times.

I would assume the writer would not know an Airbus if he was flying on one.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: B6WNQX
Posted 2012-12-03 13:08:13 and read 14339 times.

I would think that DAL would be one unless it is for a charter or private flight. Just the one of the top of my head for busier airports. You could go with a lot of small airports to avoid Airbus as they are all on regional jets.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: ouboy79
Posted 2012-12-03 13:08:39 and read 14331 times.

Quoting vinniewinnie (Thread starter):
I was wondering if there was any US airports that hardly/never ever see Airbus aircrafts, whether flying domestic or international?

It is probably a shorter list to put those that do. Considering the thousands of airports in the country.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: BMI727
Posted 2012-12-03 13:08:41 and read 14327 times.

Quoting vinniewinnie (Thread starter):
I was wondering if there was any US airports that hardly/never ever see Airbus aircrafts, whether flying domestic or international?

Many. Start with pretty much every smaller airport served largely or entirely with regional jets.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: PSU.DTW.SCE
Posted 2012-12-03 13:28:22 and read 14165 times.

Post-mergers, there are very few airports left that do not see some degree of Airbus traffic (if they receive more than 5 =10 mainline flights per day).

ANC - currently only sees 1 Airbus (A319) per day PHX-ANC

MIA & DFW - receive a very low percentage of total movements, primarily since the largest airline (AA) does not operate Airbus aircraft (currently).

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: ouboy79
Posted 2012-12-03 13:35:36 and read 14103 times.

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 4):
Many. Start with pretty much every smaller airport served largely or entirely with regional jets.

Until FedEx drops in an A300/310 for cargo.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: AirframeAS
Posted 2012-12-03 13:46:53 and read 13980 times.

Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 5):
ANC - currently only sees 1 Airbus (A319) per day PHX-ANC

In the Summer season, F9 sends the usual A319 1x a day. FAI sees the same thing from F9.

Does anyone know if Bremerton National Airport (PWT) has ever seen an Airbus? It has seen the 707, 727 and 737 as far as I know.

I don't think Jeffco/Rocky Mountain Airport (BJC) has seen an Airbus, but it has seen a 737-200. Anyone know??

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: richierich
Posted 2012-12-03 13:51:19 and read 13944 times.

Quoting DTW.SCE" class="quote" target="_blank">PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 5):

ANC - currently only sees 1 Airbus (A319) per day PHX-ANC

That's off-season since I know of at least one more airline (B6) that flies Airbuses to ANC.

I'm not exactly sure what the point of the OP is because there seems there are several contradictions in it. Of the 300 or so US commercial airports, I'd guess that a good 60% don't see any regular Airbus aircraft but that's because they don't see anything approaching 100-seat aircraft of any type. Of the airports that do see regular aircraft of 100 seats or more, it depends on who the major carriers are that serve the airport. There are some airports, i.e., DTW, JFK, FLL, PHX, CLT, where it is a steady stream of Airbus aircraft mixed with other types. At PHL, you are more likely to see Airbus narrowbody equipment than Boeing narrowbody equipment.

The quote referenced in the OP is absurd.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: PSU.DTW.SCE
Posted 2012-12-03 13:51:55 and read 13942 times.

Before the UA/CO merger CLE did not see much, if any Airbus traffic

Before the NW/DL merger, CVG did not see much, if any Airbus traffic.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: Stitch
Posted 2012-12-03 13:56:49 and read 13884 times.

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 7):
In the Summer season, F9 sends the usual A319 1x a day. FAI sees the same thing from F9.

I would guess that Alaska would be the US State with the most airports that don't see Airbus flights since AS dominates and they only fly the 737.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: Jetskipper
Posted 2012-12-03 13:58:33 and read 13870 times.

Hawaii sees very little airbus traffic.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: AirframeAS
Posted 2012-12-03 14:02:13 and read 13841 times.

Quoting Stitch (Reply 10):
I would guess that Alaska would be the US State with the most airports that don't see Airbus flights since AS dominates and they only fly the 737.

True, I agree. However, it was noted that UA and B6 sends (or will send) an Airbus up there.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: UALWN
Posted 2012-12-03 14:06:07 and read 13808 times.

Quoting Jetskipper (Reply 11):
Hawaii sees very little airbus traffic.

Except for HA's 10 A332s, among others...

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: leftyboarder
Posted 2012-12-03 14:06:14 and read 13813 times.

Quoting Jetskipper (Reply 11):
Hawaii sees very little airbus traffic.

Is that a joke? With a rather large and growing A330 fleet of the home carrier?

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: Cargolex
Posted 2012-12-03 14:06:52 and read 13805 times.

Quoting Jetskipper (Reply 11):
Hawaii sees very little airbus traffic.

Maybe the smaller airports, but certainly not HNL, since Hawaiian is an A330 operator.

My guess is there are very few places that are jet-capable that have never, ever seen any Airbus land there at all, but there are some places where it's really rare.

For now, it's very unusual to see any Airbus at BLI - thought that will change once Allegiant gets A319s in quantity. I'm guessing, however, that at some point at least one Airbus has landed there.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: AirframeAS
Posted 2012-12-03 14:08:15 and read 13792 times.

Quoting Cargolex (Reply 15):
I'm guessing, however, that at some point at least one Airbus has landed there.

F9 has been there.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: vinniewinnie
Posted 2012-12-03 14:14:47 and read 13739 times.

Quoting richierich (Reply 8):
I'm not exactly sure what the point of the OP is because there seems there are several contradictions in it. Of the 300 or so US commercial airports

You are right in terms of the smaller airports. It didn't cross my mind to be honest! There is little point in this topic other than the fact that it is different and a little more fun than the usual topics!

How about MDW? Huge Southwest fortress must have little to no airbus's!

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: LN-KGL
Posted 2012-12-03 14:16:26 and read 13726 times.

Quoting Jetskipper (Reply 11):
Hawaii sees very little airbus traffic.

Don't the Hawaiian A330 count? As an example: HA11 / N388HA is now inbound from SFO and will land around 45 minutes from now at HNL.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: FWAERJ
Posted 2012-12-03 14:19:51 and read 13701 times.

FWA has never seen a scheduled passenger Airbus of any kind, and almost all the pax charters from FWA are on 737s or DC-9s/MD-80s with the occasional EV lawn dart thrown in. However, FWA does see A32x during weather diversions from ORD, DTW, and others, and FedEx and UPS occasionally send in A300 freighters as opposed to the normal 757s during the holidays.

That may change, however, if G4 sends their A319s to FWA from SFB and other cities (or if F9 decides to start FWA).

Quoting vinniewinnie (Reply 17):
How about MDW? Huge Southwest fortress must have little to no airbus's!
F9, DL, Volaris, and Interjet all send A32x to MDW.

[Edited 2012-12-03 14:25:33]

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: DocLightning
Posted 2012-12-03 14:20:32 and read 13692 times.

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 4):
Many. Start with pretty much every smaller airport served largely or entirely with regional jets.

I was going to say, SBA came to mind. They did see UA 733's for a while, but never an Airbus AFAIK unless it was an ACJ.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: NASCARAirforce
Posted 2012-12-03 14:34:45 and read 13582 times.

Quoting vinniewinnie (Thread starter):
I was wondering if there was any US airports that hardly/never ever see Airbus aircrafts, whether flying domestic or international?

YES - All U.S. Airports that aren't FAR Part 139 and that is 90% of U.S. Airports

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: LN-KGL
Posted 2012-12-03 14:41:55 and read 13556 times.

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 21):
YES - All U.S. Airports that aren't FAR Part 139 and that is 90% of U.S. Airports

And I guess Boeing aren't building aircraft with less than 31 seats anymore  

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: leftyboarder
Posted 2012-12-03 14:43:36 and read 13543 times.

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 21):
YES - All U.S. Airports that aren't FAR Part 139 and that is 90% of U.S. Airports

  Then again, no Boeings at those airports either.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: NASCARAirforce
Posted 2012-12-03 14:45:04 and read 13529 times.

Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 5):

MIA & DFW - receive a very low percentage of total movements, primarily since the largest airline (AA) does not operate Airbus aircraft (currently).

MIA still sees a lot of Airbus aircraft however

Domestic - Delta A319/A320, United A320, US A320

International

Avianca - A318/A319/A320/A330 - multiple daily flights
Taca - A319/A320/A321 - multiple flights
Lufthansa - varies throughout the year A330/A343/A346/A388
Air Berlin - A332
Alitalia - A332
Swiss - A333/A343 - varies
Virgin - A343/A346 alternate with 744
Aeroflot - A332
TAP Portugal - A332
Fed Ex - A300/A310
UPS - A300
Air Canada - A320
Interjet - A320
TAM - A332
Iberia - A343/A346
Air France (to Haiti) A320

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: apodino
Posted 2012-12-03 14:46:50 and read 14238 times.

This is an interesting question that has me thinking. BNA has to be an airport that doesn't get alot of Airbus traffic with the large WN presence...though DL would be realistically the only carrier who would operate the type in there.

I know F9 and the occasional DL flight into MDW are Airbus...but that has to be mainly a Boeing airport as well.

With AS being an all Boeing fleet, does anyone operate an Airbus up to ANC?

There are lots of other airports I can think of that see almost no Airbus. SGU, BGR, ELM, ITH, ISP, BGM, CHO, CWA, AGS, GSP, OAJ are a few that come immediately to mind.  

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: airbazar
Posted 2012-12-03 14:52:14 and read 14108 times.

Quoting tp1040 (Reply 1):
I would assume the writer would not know an Airbus if he was flying on one.

Either that that person is lying. Even if flying from a small airport on a regional jet, that RJ has to land somewhere and almost 100% of the time that somewhere is a major airport with Airbuses.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: kordcj
Posted 2012-12-03 14:56:03 and read 14162 times.

If you narrowed the list to say Class B and C airports, I wonder how many actually make the list of having no airbus grace their runways. I'd imagine not very many. Just for fun, I listed airports that do not have airbus visits on a regular basis. I omitted the military bases.

CLASS B

HOU/KHOU William P. Hobby Airport


CLASS C Airports:

Alabama
HSV / KHSV Huntsville International Airport (Carl T. Jones Field)
MOB / KMOB Mobile Regional Airport

Arkansas
XNA / KXNA Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (Fayetteville/Springdale)

California
SBA / KSBA Santa Barbara Municipal Airport

Florida
DAB / KDAB Daytona Beach International Airport
PNS / KPNS Pensacola Regional Airport
SFB / KSFB Orlando Sanford International Airport (This may not be correct)
TLH / KTLH Tallahassee Regional Airport

Georgia
SAV / KSAV Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport

Hawaii
OGG / PHOG Kahului Airport (Maui)

Illinois
CMI / KCMI University of Illinois Willard Airport (Champaign-Urbana)
MLI / KMLI Quad City International Airport (Moline)
SPI / KSPI Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (Springfield)

Indiana
EVV / KEVV Evansville Regional Airport
FWA / KFWA Fort Wayne International Airport

Kentucky
LEX / KLEX Blue Grass Airport (Lexington)

Louisiana
BTR / KBTR Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (Ryan Field)
LFT / KLFT Lafayette Regional Airport

Maine
BGR / KBGR Bangor Regional Airport *Note: most arrivals/departures seemed to be fuel stops and not actually regularly scheduled flights.

Michigan
LAN / KLAN Capital Region International Airport (Lansing Capital City)

Nebraska
LNK / KLNK Lincoln Airport

New York
ISP / KISP Long Island MacArthur Airport (Islip)

North Carolina
AVL / KAVL Asheville Regional Airport

Ohio
TOL / KTOL Toledo Express Airport

South Carolina
GSP / KGSP Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport

Tennessee
CHA / KCHA Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (Lovell Field)

Texas
ABI / KABI Abilene Regional Airport
AMA / KAMA Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport (no scheduled airbus if you omit the UA paints)
CRP / KCRP Corpus Christi International Airport
MAF / KMAF Midland International Airport (Midland-Odessa)
SAT / KSAT San Antonio International Airport

West Virginia
CRW / KCRW Yeager Airport (Charleston)

Wisconsin
GRB / KGRB Austin Straubel International Airport (Green Bay)

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: FreshSide3
Posted 2012-12-03 15:06:39 and read 14079 times.

In SEA we see just about all........except the 380......we did have the 340, for a while, too, up until SAS stopped flying to SEA.

Air Canada only uses the 319/320 seasonally SEA-YYZ....usually it is the E95.

Alaska has none in their fleet, and American has not flown an Airbus into SEA.

Notable international carrier that uses the A330 is Hainan into SEA. All the other foreign flag carriers into SEA use 747 or 777.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: LN-KGL
Posted 2012-12-03 15:11:19 and read 14013 times.

Quoting kordcj (Reply 27):
CLASS B

HOU/KHOU William P. Hobby Airport

Isn't Jetblue flying in to Hobby then?

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: FreshSide3
Posted 2012-12-03 15:18:46 and read 13963 times.

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 12):
True, I agree. However, it was noted that UA and B6 sends (or will send) an Airbus up there.

UA originally had SEA-ANC long before the merger but stopped a few years ago. It used to be a 320. Since the CO merger, it's only been boeing. However, that doesn't mean that ANC trips on UA from other cities to ANC won't send them........I can only speak for SEA.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: FWAERJ
Posted 2012-12-03 15:19:30 and read 13942 times.

Quoting LN-KGL (Reply 29):
Quoting kordcj (Reply 27):
CLASS B

HOU/KHOU William P. Hobby Airport

Isn't Jetblue flying in to Hobby then?

I think B6 uses the E190 into HOU, but I'm not sure.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: kordcj
Posted 2012-12-03 15:23:37 and read 13902 times.

Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 31):
I think B6 uses the E190 into HOU, but I'm not sure.

According to their website, both flights are with E190s.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: usflyer msp
Posted 2012-12-03 15:39:07 and read 13789 times.

Quoting apodino (Reply 25):
BNA has to be an airport that doesn't get alot of Airbus traffic with the large WN presence...though DL would be realistically the only carrier who would operate the type in there.

F9, DL, and US all fly A32X into BNA. I'm scheduled to fly a US A319 CLT-BNA on Christmas Eve.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: Dazed767
Posted 2012-12-03 17:38:11 and read 13469 times.

Quoting kordcj (Reply 27):
SFB / KSFB Orlando Sanford International Airport (This may not be correct)

SFB gets A330s and occasionally I see a jetblue 320 charter.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: SYDSpotter
Posted 2012-12-03 17:44:55 and read 13461 times.

What about BFI or PAE  

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: A340Spotter
Posted 2012-12-03 17:47:24 and read 13438 times.

Quoting Cargolex (Reply 15):
For now, it's very unusual to see any Airbus at BLI - thought that will change once Allegiant gets A319s in quantity. I'm guessing, however, that at some point at least one Airbus has landed there.

BLI did have an A319 operator in Skybus for a little while, at least

Quoting kordcj (Reply 27):
SAT / KSAT San Antonio International Airport

SAT gets Interjet A320s if I remember correctly.

For a long while in the mid 1990s, DFW was easily the largest airport in the US that didn't see an Airbus flight. American never flew the A300-600 there and America West generally flew only the 737s in. Over time, that went away.

JSD

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: jporterfi
Posted 2012-12-03 17:48:10 and read 13424 times.

Quoting vinniewinnie (Reply 17):
How about MDW? Huge Southwest fortress must have little to no airbus's!

You're forgetting about F9's service to DEN, DL's service to ATL, and also Y4's services to Mexico. All of those utilize Airbuses for at least some of their flights.

Quoting kordcj (Reply 27):
California

SBP also goes on this part of the list; they have had 737 service from AS (it has been discontinued), but no Airbus service. Now they see a mix of E120s (UA) and CR2s (US).

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: burnsie28
Posted 2012-12-03 18:00:13 and read 13409 times.

Quoting jporterfi (Reply 37):
You're forgetting about F9's service to DEN, DL's service to ATL, and also Y4's services to Mexico. All of those utilize Airbuses for at least some of their flights.

All ATL flights are Airbus'

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: jporterfi
Posted 2012-12-03 18:06:38 and read 13336 times.

Quoting burnsie28 (Reply 38):

Thanks for the clarification. FlightAware showed Airbus aircraft operating the route, but I didn't look at all of the flights for today, and I seem to recall MD-88s serving the route a few years ago; that's why I wasn't sure.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: AirframeAS
Posted 2012-12-03 19:04:26 and read 13144 times.

Quoting apodino (Reply 25):
With AS being an all Boeing fleet, does anyone operate an Airbus up to ANC?

If you have read the thread, it was mentioned that F9 does seasonally from DEN to ANC & FAI and UA (used to...) has sent the Airbus up there. I wonder if NW has sent an Airbus up there....or was it always a 757?

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: kordcj
Posted 2012-12-03 19:45:20 and read 13060 times.

Quoting jporterfi (Reply 37):
SBP also goes on this part of the list; they have had 737 service from AS (it has been discontinued), but no Airbus service. Now they see a mix of E120s (UA) and CR2s (US).

Yeah I didn't do Class D airports. The list for was Class B and C airports.

Quoting A340Spotter (Reply 36):
SAT gets Interjet A320s if I remember correctly.

For a long while in the mid 1990s, DFW was easily the largest airport in the US that didn't see an Airbus flight. American never flew the A300-600 there and America West generally flew only the 737s in. Over time, that went away.

You're right, I don't know how I left SAT on there. UPS, FedEx, DL, UA, US all send a bus there.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: USAirALB
Posted 2012-12-03 20:45:43 and read 12765 times.

Quoting richierich (Reply 8):
CLT

I'd say that CLT sees airbus equipment more than any other mainline type.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: Viajero
Posted 2012-12-03 21:04:16 and read 12516 times.

Quoting A340Spotter (Reply 36):
For a long while in the mid 1990s, DFW was easily the largest airport in the US that didn't see an Airbus flight.

Didn't see an Airbus flight? I know they saw at minimum 1 daily. HP flew A320s at least once a day to PHX. I flew that segment frequently in late 1995-Mid 1996.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: cosyr
Posted 2012-12-03 21:07:26 and read 12499 times.

I don't know how much US flies mainline into ALB, but since B6 doesn't fly there, its the best bet in Upstate NY.

Edit: Looking on Flightaware, US flies mainline 734 in the last 24 hours, and not even Fedex/UPS flew Airbus in. Turns out one UA 319 threw my theory, which surprised me as UA doesn't fly any mainline into SYR.

[Edited 2012-12-03 21:12:41]

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: CO777DAL
Posted 2012-12-03 21:52:45 and read 12080 times.

Quoting kordcj (Reply 27):
CLASS B

HOU/KHOU William P. Hobby Airport

What about DAL? WN, UA, DL, no Airbuses.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: SuperDash
Posted 2012-12-03 21:59:27 and read 12059 times.

Quoting leftyboarder (Reply 14):
Hawaii sees very little airbus traffic.

Is that a joke? With a rather large and growing A330 fleet of the home carrier?


It is correct....the Island of Hawai'i does not currently see Airbus equipment

And I would throw Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan, Wrangell and Petersburg into that mix.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: ha763
Posted 2012-12-03 22:02:12 and read 12027 times.

Quoting Jetskipper (Reply 11):
Hawaii sees very little airbus traffic.
Quoting leftyboarder (Reply 14):
Is that a joke? With a rather large and growing A330 fleet of the home carrier?
Quoting LN-KGL (Reply 18):
Don't the Hawaiian A330 count? As an example: HA11 / N388HA is now inbound from SFO and will land around 45 minutes from now at HNL.

Jetskipper's statement is true. Notice he said Hawaii. As a whole, the State of Hawaii has very few Airbus flights. At the moment, only 7 out of the 25 airlines that service HNL use Airbus equipment for flights for a total of about 20 daily movements. HNL averages about 780 daily movements (all operations). HNL defines a movement as a takeoff and landing. LIH, OGG, KOA, and ITO all have flights going out of state, in addition to the interisland flights, and have zero flights using Airbus equipment.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: A340Spotter
Posted 2012-12-03 22:18:42 and read 11820 times.

Quoting CO777DAL (Reply 45):
What about DAL? WN, UA, DL, no Airbuses.

Scheduled? Correct, no Airbus, however on the north side of the field, at Associated (or whatever it is officially called now), there are usually 2-3 ACJ models being outfitted for their future owners. The Oman Royal Flight A320 has been there during most of 2012, for example.
There are also Air Canada Jetz A320s in from time to time, though not as much this fall with the NHL still locked out.

JSD

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: gigneil
Posted 2012-12-03 22:36:17 and read 11679 times.

Why are we trying to defend this idiot? Its safe to say he's never been to an airport that doesn't see an Airbus.

Quoting airbazar (Reply 26):
Either that that person is lying. Even if flying from a small airport on a regional jet, that RJ has to land somewhere and almost 100% of the time that somewhere is a major airport with Airbuses.

Correct. Anywhere that dick has been that saw a European Airbus had at least 50+ daily domestic Airbus flights.

NS

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: KGRB
Posted 2012-12-04 02:12:43 and read 10217 times.

Quoting kordcj (Reply 27):
Wisconsin
GRB / KGRB Austin Straubel International Airport (Green Bay)

Not quite true. It depends on which day you check the schedule. Just yesterday, they had three A319 departures on DL, one to MSP and two to DTW. Now this was the Monday after a Packers home game, but GRB does get Airbus aircraft on a regular basis, just not every day on the Winter schedule. Once the Summer schedule goes into effect in 2013, expect to see at least one A319 or A320 daily, usually on DL's 9:00 am to MSP, if they don't drop the MD-90 in there like last year.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: ABQopsHP
Posted 2012-12-04 05:12:58 and read 8961 times.

CRP would be one, that does not have mainline service, except WN. Thus there are no Airbus flights here. Only during IAH weather issues has there been diversions. F9 brought one in a few years back, then post merger UA dropped on in as well. Took me back to my HP days seeing one up close again. I was the only one familiar with Airbus thus I had the pleasure (or not) of meeting it. Yep, got stuck helping everyone with their blown connections at IAH too. But having a 320 on the ground did get the attention of everyone else at the airport. But as for scheduled service, no CRP does not get any AB. Not even FX or UPS fly in here. How sad is that, for the 3 busiest port on the Gulf Coast?

JD CRP

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: kgaiflyer
Posted 2012-12-04 05:25:36 and read 8731 times.

Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 9):
Before the UA/CO merger CLE did not see much, if any Airbus traffic

Before the NW/DL merger, CVG did not see much, if any Airbus traffic.

I'm thinking ELP that receives only RJs from UA, and US-- MD80's from AA and DL -- and 737s from WN, its major tenant.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: ushermittwoch
Posted 2012-12-04 05:29:40 and read 8695 times.

Quoting FreshSide3 (Reply 28):
Notable international carrier that uses the A330 is Hainan into SEA. All the other foreign flag carriers into SEA use 747 or 777.

Lufthansa sends an A333.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: Mark2fly1034
Posted 2012-12-04 05:41:50 and read 8520 times.

DAB gets like 2 or 3 airbuses a yeat

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: floridaflyboy
Posted 2012-12-04 06:14:42 and read 8173 times.

Quoting kordcj (Reply 27):
DAB / KDAB Daytona Beach International Airport

I've flown DL A319/A320's out of DAB to ATL many times. Right now, it's all MD-88, but it does see its share of Airbuses.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: mallthus
Posted 2012-12-04 08:46:27 and read 6610 times.

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 20):
I was going to say, SBA came to mind. They did see UA 733's for a while, but never an Airbus AFAIK unless it was an ACJ.

That was going to be my response as well. I've flown on a 734 out of there (AC swap for busy week), as well as the usual Embraers, Canadairs and Saabs. I even recall seeing a 747 there, back in the 80s. I can't recall having seen an Airbus there though.

Nothing in the database either.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: KELPkid
Posted 2012-12-04 08:53:41 and read 6537 times.

Quoting kgaiflyer (Reply 52):
I'm thinking ELP that receives only RJs from UA, and US-- MD80's from AA and DL -- and 737s from WN, its major tenant.

ELP gets fairly regular A300's/A310's from FX and 5X though...   US has sent the occasional A319 when they still flew mainline PHX-ELP. It was mostly former America West 737's, though.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: as777
Posted 2012-12-04 09:04:14 and read 6384 times.

Quoting ushermittwoch (Reply 53):
Quoting FreshSide3 (Reply 28):
Notable international carrier that uses the A330 is Hainan into SEA. All the other foreign flag carriers into SEA use 747 or 777.

Lufthansa sends an A333.

Asiana also sends in an A330. Not sure if it is 33 or 32. But I have seen it on approach multiple times.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: brilondon
Posted 2012-12-04 09:10:30 and read 6289 times.

Quoting Jetskipper (Reply 11):
Hawaii sees very little airbus traffic.

Try again. I believe that along with HA's A330's, DL flies into HNL with the A330 from ATL., KIX, and NRT.

But to come back to the thread, FNT does not have any airbus service, and I know MVY does't have any airbus service.

[Edited 2012-12-04 10:05:24]

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: as777
Posted 2012-12-04 09:17:04 and read 6208 times.

Here are also 5 airports that see daily 73's but no Airbus, and probably never will. OME, BRW, BET, PUO, and ADQ

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: richierich
Posted 2012-12-04 09:45:10 and read 5839 times.

Quoting kordcj (Reply 32):
According to their website, both flights are with E190s.

I think it used to be A320 service years ago but apparently it has been pared down to a pair of E90s.

Quoting USAirALB (Reply 42):
I'd say that CLT sees airbus equipment more than any other mainline type.

I was making a counter-point about US airports where you are VERY likely to see Airbus flights, perhaps outnumbering all other non-regional types. It really matters which carrier is the dominant carrier at the given airport.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: flyingturtle
Posted 2012-12-04 09:58:22 and read 5678 times.

Quoting SYDSpotter (Reply 35):
PAE

PAE and BFI, hmm... that's when Boeing rents an Airbus, and takes it apart to study the bird's innards.  


David

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: xjramper
Posted 2012-12-04 10:09:40 and read 5536 times.

Quoting brilondon (Reply 60):

Quoting Jetskipper (Reply 11):
Hawaii sees very little airbus traffic.

Try again. I believe that along with HA's A330's, DL flies into HNL with the A330 from ATL., KIX, and NRT.

In his defense, the majority of the movements (ie with the exception of what you listed above which I think is 10 total flights) are non airbus. And outside the A330, there are no other variations of the Airbus fleet whatsoever.

Quoting floridaflyboy (Reply 55):
Quoting kordcj (Reply 27):
DAB / KDAB Daytona Beach International Airport

I've flown DL A319/A320's out of DAB to ATL many times. Right now, it's all MD-88, but it does see its share of Airbuses.

Was this just recently? I worked for DL in DAB for about 4 years (2006-2010) and never did we see any of the airbus line. It was usually the lone MD88 and CR7 for the two RON aircraft and then mostly a helping of CRJs, and then we got upgraded during the spring time to all MD88s. The only exception to this came from Raceweek and random upgraded schedule with extra sections and 757s.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: brilondon
Posted 2012-12-04 10:19:53 and read 5418 times.

Quoting xjramper (Reply 64):
In his defense, the majority of the movements (ie with the exception of what you listed above which I think is 10 total flights) are non airbus. And outside the A330, there are no other variations of the Airbus fleet whatsoever.

Defend him for being wrong? I did not mention Jetstar from Australia, PR form the Philippians, MU from Shanghai, and OZ from Soeul. I will accept your apology.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: NASCARAirforce
Posted 2012-12-04 10:42:09 and read 5134 times.

Quoting leftyboarder (Reply 23):
Then again, no Boeings at those airports either.

Maybe an occassional BBJ at some of the larger GA airports like TEB, ORL, PTK but also you might get an ACJ too.

Quoting kordcj (Reply 27):
Florida
DAB / KDAB Daytona Beach International Airport
PNS / KPNS Pensacola Regional Airport
SFB / KSFB Orlando Sanford International Airport (This may not be correct)
TLH / KTLH Tallahassee Regional Airport

DAB was for a while getting Delta A320s. During the races they sometimes get US Airways A319/320/321 but other than that very rare to see an Airbus at DAB too.

SFB - will be seeing them quite a bit shortly with Allegiant taking A319s. Thomas Cook, Monarch were bringing A330s to SFB in the past - not sure what comes into SFB anymore

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: xjramper
Posted 2012-12-04 10:54:52 and read 4998 times.

Quoting brilondon (Reply 65):

Quoting xjramper (Reply 64):
In his defense, the majority of the movements (ie with the exception of what you listed above which I think is 10 total flights) are non airbus. And outside the A330, there are no other variations of the Airbus fleet whatsoever.

Defend him for being wrong? I did not mention Jetstar from Australia, PR form the Philippians, MU from Shanghai, and OZ from Soeul. I will accept your apology.

I don't think you have quite figured out the definition of "very little". It's okay, I understand.

JQ4 -332
HA10 -332
MU572 - 332
OZ231-333
PR101 - 343
DL579 - 332
DL277 -332
HA449 - 332
HA12 - 332
HA18 - 332
HA457 -332
HA8 - 332


283 flights total departing HNL today. Those 12 are the listed Airbus flights in all that fly into HNL according to flight stats.

He said "very little". Let's do the math. It's okay. I'm a tutor, I can help.

12/283 = .04 or 4%.

That means 96% of the flights departing HNL today are non-airbus.

The skipper said "very little". I would venture a guess and say that he would be correct.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: asctty
Posted 2012-12-04 11:04:21 and read 4917 times.

It is indeed a silly topic considering that the most famous Airbus of all landed (safely) on the Hudson River not so long ago after taking off on an internal flight.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: kordcj
Posted 2012-12-04 11:32:43 and read 4695 times.

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 66):
DAB was for a while getting Delta A320s. During the races they sometimes get US Airways A319/320/321 but other than that very rare to see an Airbus at DAB too.

SFB - will be seeing them quite a bit shortly with Allegiant taking A319s. Thomas Cook, Monarch were bringing A330s to SFB in the past - not sure what comes into SFB anymore

It looks like on some days DL will send an A320 to DAB, but most of the time it's an MD88, CRJ, or surprisingly a 752(flt 679). Wow DAB has gotten upgraded since my ERAU days. 752s were only sent in for the Daytona 500 and then Pepsi 400.

I can remember driving on I4 and seeing A330s flying into SFB. That's why I wasn't sure if they had become a non Airbus airport.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: cotparampguy
Posted 2012-12-04 12:09:05 and read 4373 times.

Until G4 decides to start sending 319s, PIE. Not the busiest airport ever but G4 has a pretty sizable operation there. F9 tried service there instead of TPA but that didn't work out well.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: blueman87
Posted 2012-12-04 13:50:13 and read 3869 times.

Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 5):
ANC - currently only sees 1 Airbus (A319) per day PHX-ANC

B6 there now LGB and soon SEA

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: xaapb
Posted 2012-12-04 14:21:57 and read 3813 times.

IIRC before the merge and I think sometime after the merger McAllen MFE did not see any Airbus, now I belive there are a couple of flights operate with UA A319 from/to IAH.

Laredo LRD also dosen't get any Airbus.

Harlingen HRL the only Airbus it sees is FedEX A310 but sometimes instead of the A310 is a DC10.

Greetings.

[Edited 2012-12-04 14:25:56]

[Edited 2012-12-04 14:29:02]

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: USAirALB
Posted 2012-12-04 16:56:41 and read 3661 times.

Quoting cosyr (Reply 44):
I don't know how much US flies mainline into ALB, but since B6 doesn't fly there, its the best bet in Upstate NY.

This is UAs low season at ALB. Only one mainline flight to ORD on an A319. In the Summer/Fall, you'll see a A320 and an A319 daily.

ALB has always been a Boeing station for US, and I have always wondered why they have never flew an airbus equipment into ALB. However, due to the retirement of the B733, this will change. Starting next month, you'll see US fly a A320 and a A319 on ALB-CLT.

NW flew airbus equipment into ALB until the very end.

DL sometimes swaps an A320 in for an ATL flight, and come next spring, all ATL mainline flights will be A320s.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: NASCARAirforce
Posted 2012-12-04 20:34:25 and read 3508 times.

Quoting kordcj (Reply 68):
I can remember driving on I4 and seeing A330s flying into SFB. That's why I wasn't sure if they had become a non Airbus airport.

Currently they are pretty much a non Airbus airport since the British charters aren't very busy now - they are barely a Boeing airport either with the exception being Icelandair a couple days a week and Arkefly with their 767. I did about a week back search at SFB on Flightaware and those were pretty much it. Its a McDD Airport right now. I am not sure when we will see the first Allegiant A319 there. I live in Orlando and I haven't been by SFB in ages since spotting there is more difficult than most military bases. I thought I read Monarch got rid of their 330s and not sure if Thomas Cook still flies them there too. Thompson I think used to bring them there too. Another carrier that regularly had an A330 there was Ryan International.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: NASCARAirforce
Posted 2012-12-04 20:39:55 and read 3502 times.

Quoting kordcj (Reply 68):
It looks like on some days DL will send an A320 to DAB, but most of the time it's an MD88, CRJ, or surprisingly a 752(flt 679). Wow DAB has gotten upgraded since my ERAU days. 752s were only sent in for the Daytona 500 and then Pepsi 400.

Anything Airbus was unheard of at DAB while I attended ERAU also in mid 2000s. It was just Continental and Delta, which at that time didn't own any airbuses. It was basically COEx ERJs, Delta CRJs and MD-80s - with bigger planes during the race. United brought CRJs towards my end there, Delta would bring in 737-200s and 800s in 2006. I think one Airbus came in while I was there, it was a private charter for a couple racing teams - want to say Blue Moon Aviation with an A320

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: tullamarine
Posted 2012-12-04 20:43:46 and read 3501 times.

The whole pretext of this thread is flawed as the original poster on cnn.com appears fairly clueless (as well as xenophobic).

Chances are just about every airport that doesn't see an Airbus also doesn't see a Boeing but instead sees heaps of Canadian or Brazilian regional jets or Canadain or Swedish turboprops. There will be some exceptions but these will not be because of some desire to avoid foreign made aircraft!!!

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: flymia
Posted 2012-12-04 21:46:53 and read 3453 times.

Key West does not see any airbus but does have 737 service. I know an odd airport but still. I wouldn't be too surprised if Key West has NEVER had an airbus land there. I guess the only airbus passnger aircraft that could land there that I know of would be an A318 or A318/19rovate jet.

Does the 319 have the same short field capability as a 737-700?

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: CapEd388
Posted 2012-12-04 22:00:51 and read 3441 times.

Quoting xaapb (Reply 71):

Yeah I barely found out about MFE receiving A319 service from UA a few weeks ago.

I flew out of MFE on November 19 with AA and parked right next to us was a UA A319 in the blue tulip livery   it really made my day.

I never thought I would see that aircraft/livery combo in MFE.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: jolau1701
Posted 2012-12-04 23:07:30 and read 3381 times.

I would imagine a lot of places where regional carriers have line-stations.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: United_fan
Posted 2012-12-05 06:35:58 and read 3226 times.

You can add Aspen ( ASE ) .

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: kgaiflyer
Posted 2012-12-05 07:19:42 and read 3191 times.

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 57):
Quoting kgaiflyer (Reply 52):I'm thinking ELP that receives only RJs from UA, and US-- MD80's from AA and DL -- and 737s from WN, its major tenant.
ELP gets fairly regular A300's/A310's from FX and 5X though...

I come to think of it, there are occasional plain, white fuselages that arrive/depart in the middle of the night (Fort Bliss? William Beaumont Army Medical? Customs and Border Protection? Anthony Federal Correctional?)

But I didn't see *anything*   

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: United_fan
Posted 2012-12-05 07:40:57 and read 3152 times.

Quoting flymia (Reply 76):
Key West does not see any airbus but does have 737 service. I know an odd airport but still. I wouldn't be too surprised if Key West has NEVER had an airbus land there. I guess the only airbus passnger aircraft that could land there that I know of would be an A318 or A318/19rovate jet.

I know I read on here that DL would sub the A319 to EYW in the past. Not sure,though.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: LGWflyer
Posted 2012-12-05 07:41:26 and read 3152 times.

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 73):
I thought I read Monarch got rid of their 330s and not sure if Thomas Cook still flies them there too. Thompson I think used to bring them there too. Another carrier that regularly had an A330 there was Ryan International.

Nope Monarch haven't got rid of the A330's and they still have the two, but an A300 and A320 did leave the fleet for scrapping last month. Thomas Cook has three A330's, they did have six but in the last year or so two went to Air Transat and one for SriLankan.

Thomson has never ever had any A330's, they did operate a small Airbus fleet after merging with First Choice but now they are back to an all Boeing fleet (with exception to one A321). To SFB, Thomson have only ever used 763's.


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Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: DeltaRules
Posted 2012-12-05 07:48:22 and read 3137 times.

Quoting kordcj (Reply 27):
DAB / KDAB Daytona Beach International Airport

DAB's RON flight is currently an A320, though it seems to rotate between A320s, 757s, MD-88s, or DC-9-50s depending on the time of year.

In terms of 757s for those asking, they've become fairly common during Spring Break over the last 2-3 years and around Christmas. DL's first two morning flights last March were 757s.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: brilondon
Posted 2012-12-05 08:59:44 and read 3071 times.

If you remove the inter-island flights that involve 717's, CRJ's and Island air flights,

Quoting xjramper (Reply 66):
I don't think you have quite figured out the definition of "very little". It's okay, I understand.

JQ4 -332
HA10 -332
MU572 - 332
OZ231-333
PR101 - 343
DL579 - 332
DL277 -332
HA449 - 332
HA12 - 332
HA18 - 332
HA457 -332
HA8 - 332


283 flights total departing HNL today. Those 12 are the listed Airbus flights in all that fly into HNL according to flight stats.

He said "very little". Let's do the math. It's okay. I'm a tutor, I can help.

12/283 = .04 or 4%.

That means 96% of the flights departing HNL today are non-airbus.

The skipper said "very little". I would venture a guess and say that he would be correct.

My definition of very little is different then yours. I read very little as to mean less than 1% if you want to know, like it is any of your business, If you take out "Bomber" and CRJ flying and other private aircraft of the equation then you have more than 5% of the flights which I do not think fit into my definition of "very little". Very Little is a subjective term and will be different for everybody, so I think that we finish off our disagreement by saying that either way we look at it our opinions will differ and that we can both be satisfied with our own definitions of "very little". Now you can go back to your tutoring and I can go to my meeting.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: tommy767
Posted 2012-12-05 09:11:42 and read 3049 times.

MHT definitely doesn't see any airbusses.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: flyingturtle
Posted 2012-12-05 11:50:41 and read 2958 times.

Just for fun:


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A lot more Airbii pics are from BFI.


David

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: KELPkid
Posted 2012-12-05 13:22:50 and read 2882 times.

Quoting kgaiflyer (Reply 80):


I come to think of it, there are occasional plain, white fuselages that arrive/depart in the middle of the night (Fort Bliss? William Beaumont Army Medical? Customs and Border Protection? Anthony Federal Correctional?)

But I didn't see *anything*

I know the feeling. I witnessed a four-engined aircraft (all white) doing a low pass down the runway at 5T6 (Santa Teresa) one day, and was told to "shut up" about the incident   It was clear the flight originated in Mexico...but the gov't didn't want word to get out.

But the Luftwaffe also irregularly sends an A310 to ELP for shuttling personnel to/from HMN...


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Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: brilondon
Posted 2012-12-05 13:29:01 and read 2862 times.

Quoting flyingturtle (Reply 86):
A lot more Airbii pics are from BFI.

What is an Airbii?

Quoting kgaiflyer (Reply 80):
Quoting KELPkid (Reply 57):
Quoting kgaiflyer (Reply 52):I'm thinking ELP that receives only RJs from UA, and US-- MD80's from AA and DL -- and 737s from WN, its major tenant.
ELP gets fairly regular A300's/A310's from FX and 5X though...

I come to think of it, there are occasional plain, white fuselages that arrive/depart in the middle of the night (Fort Bliss? William Beaumont Army Medical? Customs and Border Protection? Anthony Federal Correctional?)

But I didn't see *anything*   

Call Mulder and Scully.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: CapEd388
Posted 2012-12-05 13:40:30 and read 2850 times.

Quoting brilondon (Reply 88):
What is an Airbii?

"Airbii" is plural for Airbus. So when there are a group of two or more Airbus, instead of saying Airbuses we say Airbii lol. Like Fungus = Fungi etc. Its kinda made up, but we like to use it on here.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: EagleBoy
Posted 2012-12-05 14:12:58 and read 2814 times.

Quoting richierich (Reply 8):
The quote referenced in the OP is absurd.

I think we can safely assume that AmazingDX111 who posts on cnn.com is a buffoon who eats only 'Freedom Fries'

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: xaapb
Posted 2012-12-05 15:30:45 and read 2744 times.

Quoting CapEd388 (Reply 77):
I flew out of MFE on November 19 with AA and parked right next to us was a UA A319 in the blue tulip livery it really made my day.

I never thought I would see that aircraft/livery combo in MFE.

That was great!! I would never imagine that MFE would ever see an A319 in the blue tulip!

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: UPNYGuy
Posted 2012-12-06 05:53:05 and read 2561 times.

ALB will now see a decent amount of airbus traffic on mainline. Both US and UA operate the A320 series into ALB. US is finalizing the retirement of the older 737 series aircraft. Once that is done, US will be all airbus in ALB for mainline (unless an E-Jet is tossed in here and there). My upcoming flight is on the A320 out of ALB on US.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: kgaiflyer
Posted 2012-12-06 08:02:28 and read 2502 times.

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 87):
But the Luftwaffe also irregularly sends an A310 to ELP for shuttling personnel to/from HMN...

Great shot.

That looks like B-11.

I didn't know that was ever a common use gate.


Quoting brilondon (Reply 88):
But I didn't see *anything*

Call Mulder and Scully.

Oh, that kind of stuff is kept across the state-line at Roswell, Sandia, and Carlsbad.

OTOH, El Paso city is a pretty normal place.

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: KELPkid
Posted 2012-12-06 11:10:25 and read 2437 times.

Quoting kgaiflyer (Reply 93):
Great shot.

That looks like B-11.

I didn't know that was ever a common use gate.

The rotunda at the end of B concouse is left over from the ancient, Continental Airline's ELP as a focus city days...    Contintental built the rotunda back in the day   At one point, it even had Customs facilities to facilitate CO's flights to Mexico...

I don't think the rotunda at the end of B concourse has ever been used to its full potential since  

Topic: RE: US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?
Username: Cubsrule
Posted 2012-12-06 11:41:11 and read 2397 times.

Quoting tullamarine (Reply 75):
Chances are just about every airport that doesn't see an Airbus also doesn't see a Boeing but instead sees heaps of Canadian or Brazilian regional jets or Canadain or Swedish turboprops. There will be some exceptions but these will not be because of some desire to avoid foreign made aircraft!!!

. . . and the exceptions are mostly related to a single little carrier called Southwest. There are plenty of larger WN stations - MDW, BNA, STL, OAK, etc. whose Airbus service pattern is similarly limited: a few daily F9 flights, a few daily FX flights, and a UA, US or DL flight here or there. I bet we could come up with a dozen US airports that see 100 or more Boeing/Douglas movements and 10-20 daily Airbus movements. That would be a lot harder to do in South America or Europe, but remember that one of our three large legacies is, for the moment, all Boeing and both DL and UA have many Boeing and Douglas narrowbodies to complement their Airbus fleets.


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