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What Is Your Hometown Airline?  
User currently offlineUpsmd11 From United States of America, joined May 2003, 803 posts, RR: 4
Posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 7486 times:
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Here at SDF I wouldn't say we have a "hometown" airline though people do seem to prefer DL for some reason. WN is also catching on but it doesn't have the feel of DL since they have been flying here forever it seems like.

In ATL I'm sure DL is the hometown airline but do people feel like AirTran is hometown too? US at CLT, PHL and PIT are probably in the same boat.

What is the experience at your airport? I'm especially anxious to hear about those cities that aren't a major hub.

Regards,
John

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User currently offlineKevin752 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 725 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 7443 times:

I really have a hard time ditinguishing that at my hometown airport. My home airport is LAX. Every airline seems to be our hometown airline. Maybe Southwest, AA and UA.


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User currently offlineMCIB757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 280 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 7420 times:

For MCI it was definitely TWA, but now, sadly, they now longer exist and even worse AA is getting rid of the MCI-STL flight. But now I would have to say the hometown airline is WN, they by far have the most flights per day here and they do very well here. People have really taken a liking to them and I like them a lot too. There section of the terminal is always packed and WN is getting a couple more gates here too.

I think this is a really good thread.

Tom



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User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4356 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 7416 times:

Midwest Airlines- Milwaukee's hometown airline
UAL- Chicago's hometown airline



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User currently offlineTommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 7420 times:

CO is in control of EWR

UAL has 8 gates and has a base there. Most of the time not all are in use. I wish UAL would have more diverse routes out of EWR like the used to.

AA at this moment has 6 gates and flies to the main hubs and also RDU. By next year will upgrade some flights to 767 including LAX, SJU, and MIA. This is maybe a possible sign of things to come (I HOPE)

DL has 6 gates and flies SONG too




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User currently offlineAccidentally From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 642 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 7420 times:
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USAirways, I guess.


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User currently offlineTekelberry From United States of America, joined May 2003, 1459 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 7387 times:

Midwest Airlines in MKE

User currently offlineBAJax From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 7378 times:

For Jacksonville, FL (JAX): it's Delta

Directs flights to/from:

Atlanta, GA (almost hourly service using B-767-300 w/252 seats.)
Cincinnati, OH (4 daily roundtrips)
Dallas/Fort-Worth, TX (4 daily roundtrips)
New York, NY - La Guardia (4 daily roundtrips)
Washington DC - National (2 daily roundtrips)
New York, NY - Kennedy (2 daily roundtrips starting sometime this month)

I'm willing to bet we resume direct service to Boston before April 2004. We had it for a very short time prior to 9/11.



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User currently offlineCanyonBlue From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 7353 times:

Here at ROC, USAirways has the largest presence, but jetBlue and United carry about the same amount of pax (more on some days), so it's all personal choice.

User currently offlineTavong From Colombia, joined Jul 2001, 834 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 7352 times:

Here at SKBO there are two airlines

1-Alianza Summa (Avianca-Aces *defunct*-SAM)
2-Aerorepublica

But the one i like is Aerorepublica



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User currently offlineFutureCEO From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 7303 times:

Northwest here at DTW


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User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 7287 times:

Alaska here in SEA.

Tommy767: UA probably won't ever restore int'l's. in EWR...matter of economics, and they're not in UA's favor at EWR.


User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6414 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 7275 times:

In years past, Delta held claim to the title of "MSY's hometown airline", with numerous nonstops domestic and international, including nonstop L1011's to LAX, SJU, DFW, and ATL.

Since Delta has, however, decreased overall service in the past few years...including some incredibly idiotic route cancellations...my vote for New Orleans' hometown airline goes to Southwest, with its 60 daily departures to 15 cities (including 20 a day to Houston and 15 daily Florida nonstops).

Delta still probably holds on to the number two spot in overall prestige here, followed closely by American and Continental.


Steve in New Orleans







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User currently offlineN844AA From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1352 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 7274 times:

I live in Austin now, but I grew up in the DFW area, so there was never any doubt as to my hometown airline, in terms of airport dominance and actual corporate headquartering. In fact, I could probably could on one hand the times I've ever flown a carrier besides AA -- it's just that convenient. Well, that, and I don't travel all that much.


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User currently offlineFutureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 7243 times:

I live in SAN so I would guess WN because they have the most flights out of SAN daily.


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User currently offlineExpressjetphx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 7220 times:

I would definantly say America West/America West Express for PHX. Rough estimate they control about 60%-75% of PHX's traffic.

User currently offlineEham From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 448 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 7177 times:

the beautiful planes of KLM are in control at my hometown airport  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

and in 2 months I can enjoy the new KLM 777s every day  Big thumbs up



User currently offlineFemaleFan From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 82 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 7120 times:

Mine's not such a big airline like yours, but at GRZ it has to be Styrian Spirit besides Austrian Airlines.
 Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineBN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5477 posts, RR: 51
Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 7113 times:

Hmmm...LAX let see...this is gonna seem like bragging a bit...
UA has Terminals 7 and 8 and half of 6 and every type of UA airc.
CO at T6 brings in MD80,733/5/7/8/9s, 752/3,762/4 and 777 svcs.
DL shares T6 and has T5 with MD90, 733/8,757, Song 757,763/4,Sun Country
AA has T4 w (QF 744 arrivals only) AA has MD80,738,757,762/3,777 svcs
Bradley Intl. Term
Alaska dominates T3. 734/7/9 Horizon Q-400 and CRJ7 shr w F9,TZ,YX
T2 sees Northwest A319,A320,752/3, DC-10, 742 with ANZ 763,744s
(plus KLM 744,Virgin 744, A340,Air Canada A319,A320,A321 occas 762/3,Aviacsa 732)
And T1 WN 733/5/7, HP CRJ7,A319,A320,752s and US A319,A320,A321,752,762

A well balance of US carriers at a single airport location with a great international mix as well. And a note of interest- this spring-when Delta had chartered 777s in and out..I managed to get all US 777 carriers in one shot. And as Delta slowing reinstates itself in AA), Japan">NRT (with upcoming 777 svc on ATL-AA), Japan">NRT)..it's only a matter of time before they restart LAX-AA), Japan">NRT and it'll have to be 777s--making LAX the only US airport with constant 777 svc from all us operators of the type. The only other airports to see all four US cxrs..AA), Japan">NRT, CDG and FRA.

BN747



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User currently offlinePaulianer From Germany, joined Jul 2002, 875 posts, RR: 14
Reply 19, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 7096 times:

Oh that's easy to say

L U F T H A N S A

I'm from Hamburg  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Greetings
Tobi



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User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 7094 times:

Well, I'd say bmi up here at EMA.


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User currently offline9A-CRO From Croatia, joined Jun 2000, 1574 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 7066 times:
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User currently offlineQantas744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 246 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 7060 times:

And down here it is either


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User currently offlineCessna172RG From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 747 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 7051 times:

Where I am at right now would be Fukuoka, Japan. RJFF is the airport...

ANA and JAL are the big guys here, with routes that just about parallel eachother. Which is crazy, really. Oh, and JAS flies around a bit. But I would have to say that it is ANA and JAL.



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User currently offlineGodbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2752 posts, RR: 16
Reply 24, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 7042 times:

Siegerland Flughafen (SGE), Siegen, Germany:
Avanti Air

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25 Post contains links and images Wietse : Well, since I live in Amstelveen, it has to be KLM. KLM's headquarters is in Amstelveen and it is registered as a company from here. Amstelveen is sta
26 FunFlyer : In MHT its WN or USAir In EWR its CO
27 IBERIA747 : I live in Madrid, Spain...so the answer is easy...IBERIA !!! There are lots of Air Europa and Spanair aircrafts too, but Iberia beats them all. Someti
28 Post contains images EDDL : DUS, Germany: LTU
29 Post contains images Sabena332 : Dortmund (DTM), Germany: Air Berlin Patrick
30 Post contains links and images Capital146 : The hometown airline for myself at LBA is Jet2, which is based here. View Large View MediumPhoto © Marc de Mol Although as Jet2 are still fairly
31 FLAIRPORT : I technically am an ATL resident, but i live and go to High School in FLL, so I'll do both ATL is obvious, jetBlue!!!!!!! ok, seriously.... DL and FL
32 Post contains images Jaspike : Josh
33 Worldperks : For the Washington DC/Baltimore MD area: Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) is proudly owned by Southwest Airlines which has *all* the gates in
34 Jgph1a : Technically, the only airline based in Nice is Air Littoral (FU) - but they are on the point of going bung, so it may end up as EasyJet ! Air France d
35 Post contains images Jofa : Country: Sweden City: Malmö Airport: Malmö Sturup - MMX
36 Atrude777 : Speaking for STL- NO DOUBT it was TWA. But now its AA. However if WN keeps adding the flights like they mention they may do, WN could overcome AA. But
37 Flynavy : Orlando's hometown airlines are most likely Delta, AirTran, and maybe even Southwest. I don't live in Orlando permanently any longer. I'm now near Fre
38 NWA ARJ : IN Fargo, ND (FAR): I would say it has to be Northwest Airlines.
39 Post contains links and images Pouyazad : My hometown is Tehran, the capital of Iran. There are many governmental and private airlines located in Tehran such as Iran Air, Iran Aseman Airlines,
40 Post contains links and images Lan_Fanatic : Here at Santiago de Chile (SCL) it is LanChile. View Large View MediumPhoto © Alejandro Ruiz Yañez View Large View MediumPhoto © Alejandro
41 Post contains images SNARN : SAS here at ARN, but we are second ... CPH is THE hub for them .. Though we are also the "second hub" for FINNAIR That´s amazing since AY is a 100% F
42 KAL744 : I am living between MST and DUS, so I could call both of them home airport. FOR MST I think it'll be KLM Exel and for DUS it'll be LTU.
43 CanadianNorth : Easy... Air North, Yukon's Airline CanadianNorth
44 Jessman : Here at CVG it is Comair. Comair was started here and grew here. The first commercial CRJ flight was between YYZ and CVG. Of course Comair is now owne
45 Post contains images Boieng747-400 : Geneva is mainly two airlines: easyJet (25% of the passengers): And SWISS (22%): Followed by British Airways, Air France and Lufthansa. Tim
46 Post contains images TriStar500 : When taken litteraly, the only airline which has some sort of administrative base at my hometown airport - DTM - has to be Eurowings. However, they ar
47 Post contains links and images Pacificflyer : View Large View MediumPhoto © Dinesh Maharajh Pan American Airways since Orlando/Sanford is their Southern hub and I live in Sanford, but I'm in
48 Post contains links and images Goose : My home town? Well.... I suppose that's Calgary, home of; WestJet - WS View Large View MediumPhoto © Andy Vanderheyden And formerly Canadian Airl
49 Post contains images Fly727 : Here in Cancun: Saludos RM
50 Usairwys757 : Here in Charlotte it's US Airways. over 3/4 of the airport here is all taken up by US Airways flights. So id say taht deserves the title of CLT's home
51 Post contains links and images Mika : View Large View MediumPhoto © Denis Roschlau Gothenburg based City Airline that flies ERJ's out of GOT View Large View MediumPhoto © Manuel
52 Srbmod : ATL: The obvious answers are Delta, ASA, and AirTran; one could also argue for World Airways since ATL is their main base of operations (World's HQ is
53 Noise : In Montreal, it's Air Canada. JetsGo is also based here, along with Air Transat.
54 Post contains images N243NW : Here at MKE it's gotta be MIDWEST! (Shameless plugs-couldn't help myself) -N243NW
55 Post contains links and images Flybynight : Born in Oslo, Norway, so a combo of SAS and Braathans View Large View MediumPhoto © Michael Haywood View Large View MediumPhoto © Stian Berg
56 Phfev03 : well here in the small airport of newport news virginia, we only have three airlines. FL, US(piedmont), and DL(ASA). As far as seats airtran wins big
57 Post contains links and images Bhxforever : Here at Birmingham (BHX) 1) View Large View MediumPhoto © Shaun Grist 2) View Large View MediumPhoto © Europix 3) View Large View MediumPhot
58 Mikeycpvd : Providence RI proudly welcomed Southwest Airlines in 1996, and within 5 years, they took the number 1 spot away from longtime bosshog, USAirways. Curr
59 Mike77 : UNITED AIRLINES, hands-down (SFO) Michael
60 Midway2airtran : For RDU it was Midway Airlines, R.I.P.!!! Now it would Southwest who has the most departures. American once had a hub here and a reservations center s
61 Post contains images Chi-town : Here at MDW....its Southwest!
62 Post contains links and images ZID : The hometown airline for Indianapolis would be American Trans Air, aka ATA. It was born here, grew here and remains headquartered here. View Large Vie
63 PROSA : I consider both ISP and JFK to be my "home" airports. ISP's easy, it's WN territory beyond a doubt. JFK's a tougher call. It's the home of B6, but AA
64 Post contains images Lt-AWACS : HOUSTON=CONTINENTAL Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns, Capt-AWACS, Yankee Air Pirate
65 Post contains links and images Marco_polo : Thai Airways International. View Large View MediumPhoto © Jay Piboontum View Large View MediumPhoto © Jay Piboontum View Large View MediumPh
66 Flymia : Well airlines with there main offices in Miami Area. Chalks Ocean Airways. Spirit. Now Airlines with most flights or respective service. American Airl
67 Post contains images Aa757first : At ABE: Southeast is new but they have direct flights to LCK, LAS, FLL, SFB, and PIE. US Airways had service to MCO, CLT, and PHL. Maybe others, but I
68 Wmupilot : MDW - ATA GRR - I guess it would be Northwest as they pretty much own all of Michigan
69 Scott4AA : Here in TUL, AA is definately the 'hometown airline'. Even though Southwest has more daily departures. The AA maintenance facility here takes the cake
70 Post contains images BDRules : At EMA like Jaspike and DC-10 Levo said its bmi and bmibaby as the headquarters for bmi are in Donnington near the airport and it is still their home
71 Post contains images Jmc757 : Here in Coventry we actually do have a based airline:
72 Bmistaff : I live in Nottingham, UK so my local airport is East Midlands (where I work actually). It used to be bmi then it was both bmibaby and bmi and now just
73 Leneld : Well here in Portland the number one airlines is Alaska/Horizon Airlines followed by United....
74 N951U : St. Louis' only TRUE HOMETOWN airline is Trans States.
75 Post contains images Fly_emirates : well, here in my home town its E M I R A T E S "be good to your self, Fly emirates"
76 Copaair737 : in Palau, Continental Micronesia is the one with the most flights, but there are a couple new start ups, and they are based here...but CO Micronesias
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