Upsmd11 From United States of America, joined May 2003, 823 posts, RR: 4 Posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8322 times:
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.
MCIB757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 280 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8256 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.
Tommy767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8256 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)
BAJax From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8214 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.
MSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 8111 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.
N844AA From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1352 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 8110 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.
New airplanes, new employees, low fares, all touchy-feely ... all of them are losers. -Gordon Bethune
BN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5641 posts, RR: 50
Reply 18, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 7949 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.
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