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User currently offlineHockey55dude From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 213 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2443 times:

What airlines serve Lake Tahoe Airport?

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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2410 times:

I have been there two years ago and I remember that no commercial airline was serving Lake Tahoe airport (not Reno/Tahoe airport) at this time. I asked a guy there and he told me that they have lots of private jets but no airlines. Maybe it has changed now and the airport has a scheduled airline.

Patrick


User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2381 times:

AirCal operated in there for awhile. I believe that even American operated there briefly after they took over OC.

Reno Air also flew into TVL c. 1994. And Tahoe Air (via Casino Express) flew there for awhile too in 1999.


User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7776 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2379 times:

I believe you mean South Lake Tahoe Airport. The most recent service was by Alleigant in its earlier form... I believe it ran LBG-TVL... might have continued onto PDX at one point or went back to FAT. I am certain in the pre-dereg era either PSA or AirCal also flew into TVL.


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User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2368 times:


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User currently offlineDsuairptman From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 898 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2349 times:

I know for a fact that TVL was service by PSA Electra's in the 1960's.


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User currently offlinePlanenutz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2341 times:

Didn't Pacific Express, that 80's primarily intra-California airline operate to TVL with BAC-111's?

I had heard that their were serious noise resitrctions at TVL and thats why no commerical traffic operates there anymore.


User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2324 times:

Worked in Harrah´s -87, flew to Tahoe in a Am.Eagle Fairchild Metro/
back in AirCal 737 to SFO.....20-25 min.

Michael/SE



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User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5801 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2308 times:

There are a couple of problems at TVL that limit its desirability for commercial service. One is tight noise controls (Stage 3 aircraft are limited to 8am to 8pm operations and noise limits are 86 dBA arrival - 80 dBA takeoff among other restrictions). Another is its location that makes landings and takeoffs difficult. Finally Reno (RNO) experienced a lot of growth in the 80s and 90s compared to TVL. RNO even renamed itself Reno/Tahoe International and markets itself as the airport for Lake Tahoe.

Tahoe Air operated 737s for a short time in 1999 from TVL to San Jose and LAX. Allegiant for 2 periods in 1999 and 2000 on TVL-LGB. There were also a number of other operators at TVL pre-dereg and in the early days of deregulation. Some of the names include Aspen and Golden West. Reno Air also briefly operated at TVL in 1995.



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User currently offlineRlwynn From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 1081 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2273 times:

I flew there in both the Air Cal electra and in a new DC-9 super 80.


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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days ago) and read 2231 times:

Back in the early 1980s, I went SFO-TVL on what I recall was Golden West, on a Dash-7. Nice ride, and the views approaching over the lake were awesome.

The next winter, I was in Tahoe skiing (Heavenly) and recall looking -down- on aircraft making the approach. Neat viewpoint....  Big grin


User currently offlineLGB Photos From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 month 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2171 times:

Yes Allegiant flew up there. I flew on the inagural flight and took photos for the airline plus since I was an employee, I got paid for the day!

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User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6287 posts, RR: 34
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 month 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2153 times:

I seem to recall that only 2 or 3 airline flights per day are allowed at TVL. Great job to be the ground agent but quite expensive for the airline.

And I'd really hate to be on that DC-9 of Allegiant Air inbound from Paris.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



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User currently offlineClrd2go From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 month 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2139 times:

I think PSA was flying Electras into TVL in the early 70's (as did AirCal)



Jim



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User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6287 posts, RR: 34
Reply 14, posted (11 years 1 month 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2131 times:

But back to the question posted. None.

And all the airlines/aircraft listed above did fly into Tahoe.



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User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5801 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (11 years 1 month 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2118 times:

IMissPiedmont,

I forgot about that. You are on the right track but off a little on the number of flights.

Due to a court order, TVL is only allowed 8 daily commercial flights (increased to 12 daily during the peak season). There is also a limit of 500,000 passengers per year.



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User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 1 month 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2091 times:


Hi!

I was there in May and the best I saw was some bizz jets and some twin-props and single engine airplanes. I actually took some photos to the planes there. The airport looks really great and quite challenging. Can you use the runway in both directions? I think t/off direct to the mountains must be exciting, and the landing from the mountains must be also great!!!
Regards


User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6287 posts, RR: 34
Reply 17, posted (11 years 1 month 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2080 times:

FATFlyer, thanks for the numbers. But to quote Led Zeppelin, "The song remains the same" to a point. There must be another limiting factor in play at TVL as WN, for one, could operate 8 flights a day and earn money. Perhaps the landing costs are quite high? I truly do not know.


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User currently offlineFlyboy7974 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (11 years 1 month 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2058 times:

i flew allegiant in from vegas when their service first started, paid 59 and the dc-9-21 looked better than most new planes inside, only 7 pax on board, flight continued to burbank, and then turned back to tvl to vegas. currently, nobody serves south lake tahoe airport, but as mentioned above, psa, aircal, aa, reno air, tahoe air, allegiant air all have within the past while. what an approach too!!!

User currently offlineDelta777Jet From Germany, joined Jun 2000, 1257 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (11 years 1 month 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2032 times:

Alpha Air (under the banner of TWE = Trans World Express) flew LAX - TVL briefly in 1994 (I have an TWA Timetable which shows the Daily flight!

I surly miss TWA and I love Lake Tahoe!



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User currently offlineJohnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2585 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (11 years 1 month 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2015 times:

Beautiful location for an airport, and oh-so-close to the ski resorts and casinos of South Lake Tahoe.

Probably a good idea to keep restrictions on flights, because it seems the traffic might destroy the whole atmosphere of the area.....but it sure would be nice to fly into Tahoe rather than make the drive from Reno.

Nice drive in summer but a much farther trip from RNO. However one does pass enticingly close to the Moonlight Bunny Ranch just outside of Carson City. (If you're into that kind of thing, of course).


User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8003 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (11 years 1 month 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1954 times:

I think certain types of planes would be perfect for TVL, especially during the winter ski season.

I think the BAe 146-200/300 with its STOL capability and quiet egines could be used to fly to TVL from SFO and SJC on a seasonal basis during the ski season. I think such a market exists because frankly, RNO is too far a trip by bus or by private car to get back to the casinos at Stateline and the very popular Heavenly Valley ski resort.


User currently offlineM717 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 608 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (11 years 1 month 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1940 times:

If there were money to be made by serving TVL, then somebody would be finding a way to do it. The fact that there is no service is proof that it can't be done, due to lack of demand, restrictions, etc., or some combination thereof.

User currently offlineGARUDAROD From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1517 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (11 years 1 month 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1922 times:



I flew a PSA Electra out of TVL in either '76 or '77 that was supposed to
go to LAX, but diverted to BUR due to TWO yes TWO inflight engine
shutdowns. I remember sitting right in front of the wing and watching one prop start sputtering in flight and then shut down with a big cloud of black smoke.
The captain came on and said it was due to an oil problem. Not 10minutes
later the adjoining engine did the same thing so we ended up dirverting to
BUR. Quite an experience! We ended up being bussed from BUR to LAX



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User currently offlineHockey55dude From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 213 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (11 years 1 month 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1894 times:

at lake tahoe airport it says:ALL FLIGHTS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED.
CHECK ALLEGIANT AIR WEB SITE
FOR FUTURE FLIGHT INFORMATION.

what doe's that mean?


25 Milesrich : In 1975, Holiday Airlines, shut down. They had served TVL with Electras from the Bay Area and Southern California. PSA and Air Cal began service to TV
26 FATFlyer : Noise is a major issue at TVL. I understand that in the 1992 court settlement, an individual aircraft (commercial or private) that violates the noise
27 Shamrock1Heavy : My family rents a cabin that is right under the approach to runway 36. It is fun seeing bizjets fly right over us. The airport is about 5 miles north
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