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Akron/Canton, Best Low Fare Airport?  
User currently offlineTriJetFan1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1128 posts, RR: 7
Posted (10 years 11 months 16 hours ago) and read 3045 times:
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From personal experiences, I think that Akron/Canton international is the best low fare airport. it is also very small so it is easy to move around in. Yours?


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User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 15 hours ago) and read 3017 times:

Kansas City. It's one of the least expensive cities for airfare in the USA. Lots of service from Southwest, Airtran and Frontier, so that the majors really have no choice but to match it.

User currently offlineDeltaffindfw From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1449 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 15 hours ago) and read 3005 times:


What about DAL? 97% of traffic is Southwest.


User currently offlineUsairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3474 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 15 hours ago) and read 3004 times:

I think BWI easily. Major hub for Southwest and a growing operation for Airtran.

User currently offlineAirbust From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 15 hours ago) and read 2980 times:

Deltaffindfw:

My 2 cents: DAL is cheap, but not the cheapest. You just described a monopoly, and while it may be all SWA, that's not exactly ideal for the lowest rockbottom fares.

Ideally you have a good mix of LCCs with some majors, just as the other posts have mentioned w/MCI, BWI, and CAK.


User currently offlineDeltaffindfw From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1449 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 15 hours ago) and read 2971 times:

No one said price was the factor.  Big grin

I was kidding about DAL.

[Edited 2004-02-01 01:05:58]

User currently offlineDeltaffindfw From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1449 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 15 hours ago) and read 2960 times:


Actually, I have two trips to MSY planned for the first weekend in April and for Jazzfest in May, and both DL and AA (from DFW) are at least $50 cheaper than WN.


User currently offlineChi-town From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 971 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 14 hours ago) and read 2953 times:

Can't forget about MDW. Southwest and ATA have a major presence here.

User currently offlineORD747CLE From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 240 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 14 hours ago) and read 2945 times:

CAK is okay in my opinion. It is the only airport in the US that I know of that permits smoking right inside the terminal that's not in a designated area. The place was pretty run down and the restaurant selection wasn't the greatest. BUT, it was worth it to save $200 over flying out of CLE. That's just my opinion though.

Ord747Cle


User currently offlinePVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3420 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 12 hours ago) and read 2921 times:

You'll never guess who I'm voting for...(check my username)! Of course, I'm slighty biased being employed by the airport itself!!!

User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 12 hours ago) and read 2909 times:

My 2 cents: DAL is cheap, but not the cheapest. You just described a monopoly, and while it may be all SWA, that's not exactly ideal for the lowest rockbottom fares.

Maybe not ideal, but not bad when the monopolist is Southwest. Example, fully refundable one-way fare from DAL-HOU (240 miles) is $92. Fully refundable one way fare on Delta from ATL-BNA(241 miles) - $412.



[Edited 2004-02-01 03:25:01]

User currently offlinePortcolumbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1615 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 11 hours ago) and read 2875 times:

CMH is pretty decent, with sufficient service from the majors (including a good selection of flights on WN) . No one carrier dominates the airport, and many routes have multiple carriers with service, so there is plenty of competition.

Some of the lower fares right now:

BWI-$83
Chicago: $83
DC-$103 (weekender fares)
PHX-$159
SJU-$254


User currently offlineVatveng From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1011 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 1 hour ago) and read 2829 times:

PHF Newport News/Williamsburg, Virginia. Car to Plane in under 30 minutes, and lots of AirTran flights to ATL, MCO, and LGA. And some competition from Delta Connection on the ATL route keeps the fares cheap. Also US/Piedmont Dash 8's to Charlotte. And just a 20-minute drive from ORF Norfolk Int'l, which has Southwest service. Having FL and WN in the same market, even at separate airports, helps keep the fares down around here. Contrast with Richmond, which has six legacy carriers and no LCC service, and flying AA from RIC-DFW can run around $800 (last time I checked). Maybe JetBlue can come to Richmond and then Southeastern Virginia will have the triple crown of (east-coast) LCC's, and they won't be directly competing with each other.


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User currently offlineAs739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6200 posts, RR: 24
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2767 times:

ORD747CLE, when did you fly out of CAK? That place is fantastic. They have remodeled it with keeping a touch of the history behind the airport. You can not smoke inside the airport outside designated places, and they are about to expand it with a new pier with 4 new jetways. There is a nice Wright Brothers tribute on the road coming in now as well. They have 2 new business center room for computer use in peace and quite! I think that Fred Krum has done a heck of a job with CAK. I was there 3 weeks ago and am more impressed every time. My favorite little airport to fly into and a good place, but wouldn't call it the best low cost airport.
ASSFO



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User currently offlineSprxflySWA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 597 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2754 times:

I'll say Las Vegas.

A lot of carriers and a lot of cheap ass peo..I mean fares traveling there!


User currently offlineAztec01 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 147 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2753 times:

I've flew out of CAK several times the past year. It's a great little airport for both cost and convenience. They are expanding at such a rate though, I wonder how long it will last. As it is parking can be a problem--but that's everywhere.

User currently offlineAs739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6200 posts, RR: 24
Reply 16, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2748 times:

Aztec...actually part of the master plan being done is a parking garage. I thin the website is www.akroncantonairport.com and you can see the master plan.
ASSFO



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User currently offlineTriJetFan1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1128 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2712 times:
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Port Columbus- Is the America West hub at CMH as large as the ones in LAS or PHX?


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User currently onlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8377 posts, RR: 23
Reply 18, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2703 times:

Port Columbus- Is the America West hub at CMH as large as the ones in LAS or PHX?

America West no longer has a hub at CMH.



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User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5234 posts, RR: 21
Reply 19, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2696 times:

CMH for America West is no more, they still serve the airport but no longer as a hub. It never was anywhere near LAS, much less PHX. It more or less served as an RJ hub in recent years, before that sort of a gathering point for east coast cities to PHX, LAS and points in between.


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User currently offlineTWAalltheway From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2694 times:

Regarding CAK, what is that new "Aviation Park" like? Anyone been there?
Thanks.

TWAalltheway


User currently offlineThomacf From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 542 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2664 times:

I have flown out of CAK twice and it is a nice airport, but calling it the best low fare airport is a bit extreme. AirTran is the only low cost carrier and only flies to ATL, MCO and LGA. I have never seen significant savings on the majors' fares when compared to CMH and CLE.

User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 22, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2663 times:

Based on the airline service (not facilities), I'd say Kansas City. It's centrally located and Southwest, Frontier, and AirTran have a strong presence there. Not only does it offer a lot of discount airline service, it's pretty well served by the majors. It has flights to most of the major airline hubs and usually offers convienient scheduling. In other words, I haven't used MCI just because it's cheap, I've also used it due to better scheduling. I've flown out to Nashville on Southwest as well as on Northwest to Detroit on my way to Osaka. Discount airline freaks and road warriors on the majors alike can find good options that suit them wherever they're going.


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User currently offlineTOLtommy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3308 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2633 times:

Thomacf, FL isn't the only carrier to offer low fares at CAK. However, FL does drive the fares at the airport. Until CO pulled out, it was frequently much less expensive to fly CAK-CLE-Florida than it was to fly CLE-Florida. The new food court is an improvement, but there are other small airports that are still better.

ORD747UAL, the only place you can smoke inside the terminal is the smoking room across from AirTran's gate. There's no smoking area in the waiting area or baggage claim. The employee lot was moved recently to the south end of the terminal, which opened up another lot for longterm parking.

FYI, CAK is not designated International, its Akron-Canton Regional, even during the short time AC flew in. Akron Fulton (where the Airdock is) is the designated international airport for the area.

All in all, it's a great airport, good service at decent fares to most of the country now, thanks to the majors matching AirTran.


User currently offlineORD747CLE From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 240 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2585 times:

To all that responded about the smoking section: You can smoke in the restaurant/lounge, right next to the security check point!! I have never seen an airport in the USA that still permits this.

Ord747Cle


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