TLHFLA From United States of America, joined May 2003, 584 posts, RR: 1 Posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1885 times:
Yes, the airport that sits in the shadow of TPA (the two airports are only a few miles from each other, separated by Tampa Bay) Currently this airport is served primarily by ATA, but a few Canadian charters use it during the Winter season. I am curious as to what airlines served the airport in the past. Air South served the airport for a while during the 1990s when it was in service. I know USAir Express had B-1900 flights to MCO for a short while.
PIE tried to lure Southwest into starting service from there instead of TPA, but failed due to a lack of jet loading bridges. Despite a complete renovation, the facility still lacks jetways! Passengers must still walk outside and board the planes using stairs.
727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5717 posts, RR: 20 Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 9 hours ago) and read 1719 times:
Mainline! Yeah, for about a year back int he mid to late 80s. I BELIEVE the flight were to DFW. As for USAir, my gut feeling is no. My memory agrees w/ my gut. By the way, Pan Am III is SUPPOSEDLY coming back w/ flights to Puerto Rico.
LGA777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1101 posts, RR: 22 Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1528 times:
Another long term and current user is UPS (Cargo) which serves PIE instead of TPA usually with 757's and occasionally DC-8-71's. There are normally 3 aircraft parked west of the passenger terminal during the day.
and occasionally DC-8-62's and very rarely, at least twice A300's. I got to fly out once on the A300 (PIE-MSY) and the airstairs did not quite reach the door (widebodies were very rare at PIE then) and they had to add steps for us to reach the doors. QS served ISP/BDL/MSY/FLL and PBI from PIE
LGA777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1101 posts, RR: 22 Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1474 times:
And one more "unique" operator, Atlantic Gulf in the mid 1980's flying Vickers Viscounts to MIA. They had a great $10 walk up service charge pass for employees of any airline, and I remember my one flight MIA-PIE with them very fondly. Even though it was (I think) 1983 the 2 Flight attendants wore hot pants (left over from the 70's) and a rare chance to fly a Viscount in the US in the 80's.
FutureFO From New Caledonia, joined Oct 2001, 3095 posts, RR: 24 Reply 18, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1368 times:
My mpm flew out of PIE only last month and I got to take her down to the airport to meet her flite. PIE is not that bad of an airport. She flew TZ and the nonstop to LAX left at 0625 so it was still dark outside. Otherwise From the coffeshop you can spot the runways and the gates. Also UPS had 2 757's there one in the new livery.
TLHFLA From United States of America, joined May 2003, 584 posts, RR: 1 Reply 19, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1278 times:
I am surprised that AA offered MD80 service to RDU! Milesrich, do you know how many flights per day they offered? I believe they had 3 flights from TPA to RDU during the RDU hub days. It seems like the majority of airlines that currently serve and have served PIE did not concurrently serve TPA. I am not sure if PeopleExpress also served TPA. Given the close proximity of PIE to TPA (about 10 miles, +/-), it wouldn't make sense in my mind for one carrier to serve both airports.
727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5717 posts, RR: 20 Reply 20, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1196 times:
Actually, AA,Midway1, and CO served BOTH (Although in CO's case, it was through the PE merger. You can see which airport won the battle. Eastern served both , but as I stated earlier, that was back in the fifties and sixties, when it was not unusual for an airline to serve 2 nearby airports. I'm bored. I think I might head over there tommorrow.