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User currently offlineMainRunway From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 175 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2743 times:

I'm from West Virginia, and after thinking about it, I believe we may be the only state without mainline jet service. The likely candidates Montana, the Dakotas, Idaho, Vermont, etc all have a little mainline service. The only two I'm not sure about is Maine (but I think Portland has some) and Wyoming. Come to think of it, Wyoming may not. Any thoughts on this anyone?

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User currently offlineB741 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 716 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2726 times:

Cheyenne, Wyoming does not but I know GFK and FAR North Dakota have jets to MSP. I seem to recall driving thru Montana years ago and seeing a United 737 landing.


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User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3982 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2706 times:

Delaware don't have ANY service at all.


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User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2707 times:

As far as I know (and please correct me if I'm wrong), Delaware has no airline service whatsoever.

Vermont has JetBlue to Burlington
Idaho has WN to Boise
North Dakota is served by NW mainline to Fargo and Grand Forks, I believe
South Dakota is served by NW mainline to Sioux Falls and/or Rapid City, I think
Montana is also served by NW mainline to Billings and/or Great Falls, I believe

I'm pretty sure Maine and Wyoming don't have any mainline, but one that may get a bit overlooked is South Carolina -- my gut feeling is that they surely get some DL mainline service, but it may be all RJ -- can any good South Carolinians confirm?

The same may be true for Iowa, but I bet NW continues to serve DSM and/or CID with mainline jets. Kansas is on the bubble -- as far as I know, it only has a few AA MD80s to ICT. Connecticut also just barely has mainline, because DL / KBDL), USA - Connecticut">BDL is close to the Massachusetts border!

Also, note that several states (Nebraska, Mississippi, Idaho) might be off this list if it weren't for WN.



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User currently offlineMainRunway From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2677 times:

Deleware!! excellent answer Dragon-wings. I completely forgot about Deleware.

User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2677 times:

Looks like you might be able to add South Dakota to the list ... I'm searching around and it looks like NW only serves the state with RJs ... someone please correct me if I'm wrong.


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User currently offlineMainRunway From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2662 times:

Ssides> good info. Montana has NW mainline into Kalispell/Glacier National Park. SC has service into Charleston, Columbia, and Myrtle Beach. Maine has some into Portland, but I'm not positive about that. BDL has a lot really if you count SW.

User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3166 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2647 times:

Anyone remember in 1984 when UA advertised, "First to fly to all 50 states"?

They had at least two flights into at least one city in each state, including places like Wilmigton, Delaware!



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User currently offlineMainRunway From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2633 times:

Ssides: what about Sioux Falls SD? The had Mainline the last I checked.

User currently offlineMainRunway From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2624 times:

Zrs70....I remember Uniteds "we fly to all 50 states" commercials. CRW was one of the last to get added. Only one 737 to ORD daily I thought.

User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2602 times:

MainRunway --

I just double-checked, and you're right -- Sioux Falls does get a couple of DC-9s to MSP. The first time I looked, the imputs I inserted into NWA.com didn't give me all possible flights. Thanks for the correction.



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User currently offlineB741 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 716 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2585 times:

Ssides

Sioux Falls has Dc-9 and A320 a/c sceduled into Twin Cities.



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User currently offlineSHUPirate1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3670 posts, RR: 17
Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2582 times:

Wilmington in and of itself could support flights, but the city suffers from being stuck right between US Airways' second-largest hub and cash cow (PHL) and Southwest Airlines' east-coast hub (BWI)...Somewhere in Delaware needs service, right now the only service on the Delmarva Peninsula is (as far as I know) a quartet of US Airways Express (Piedmont) from Salisbury, MD to PHL, and a single flight that doesn't even run every day to DCA...


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User currently offlineN757st From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 360 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2586 times:

**Connecticut also just barely has mainline, because DL / KBDL), USA - Connecticut">DL / KBDL), USA - Connecticut">BDL is close to the Massachusetts border!**

DL / KBDL), USA - Connecticut">BDL is primarily to serve the city of Hartford and is about 15 mins from the massachusets border, though it is only about 15 from Hartford as well.

United, US Airways, Delta(incl Song), Continental, American, Southwest, and America West all serve DL / KBDL), USA - Connecticut">BDL with mainline...

[Edited 2004-02-13 21:42:55]

User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3192 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2572 times:

Maine:
DL 1679 PWM-ATL MD-88

Wyoming:
DL 2010 JAC-SLC 737-300

South Carolina:
DL 1481 CAE-ATL 737-200

Iowa:
UA 894 DSM-ORD A319

These are just examples, most of these routes probably have more flights as well.

David / MRY


User currently offlineCpharris5514 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2568 times:
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Wyoming still has some mainline service in to JAC (Jackson Hole). UA flies a couple A319s from DEN-JAC daily (along with a commuter turbo). AA flies a 757-200 from ORD-JAC daily (at least this time of the year). DL flies a couple 737-300s from SLC-JAC daily. NW has a daily A319 from MSP as well.

Maine still has DL mainline (MD80s) from CVG-PWM (Portland) as well as ATL-PWM. Everything else into the state appears to be either regionals or turbos.

I don't believe Delaware has any more mainline service. Wilmington several years ago had UA mainline into there, but that was dropped (simply too close to PHL).



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User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 16, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2556 times:

Somewhere in Delaware needs service

Not necessarily. Most of Delaware's population, if not all of it, is within reasonable driving distance of PHL or BWI. Most of the business travel will be headed to Wilmington, anyway, which is easily accessible from PHL. I don't foresee any carrier serving Delaware soon.



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User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 17, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2548 times:

Thanks for the updates on Wyoming, Maine, Iowa and South Carolina. Quick question for the Wyoming people -- does JAC have year-round mainline service, or is it all seasonal?


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User currently offlineGeg2rap From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 851 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2558 times:

Rapid City(KRAP) gets 3 dc-9's a day now and 3 319's and 3 dc-9's in the summer
Bozeman has mainline Delta Still and nw
Great Falls, Helena Missoula Kallispell and other cities in MT get NW mainline
Nebraska??? Omaha has mainline Delta, Northwest, United, America West, Continental, and Midwest Airlines,
Idaho has mainline United, Northwest, WN, HP, AS, DL, F9 in BOI
ND Has grand forks bismark fargo all get mainline from NW
not much but it actually seems to be getting better for mainline in BOI


User currently offlineCpharris5514 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2534 times:
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The same may be true for Iowa, but I bet NW continues to serve DSM and/or CID with mainline jets

Yes, DSM still receives mainline service (I live here, that's how I know!  Smile):

AA from DFW (MD80s)
UA from DEN and ORD (733s & 735s)
NW from MSP (DC9s)
YX (Midwest) from DCA and MCI (717s)

Until AA clobbered the STL hub, we also received MD80s from STL. That's down to ERJs now. Also, Allegiant Air flies scheduled MD80 service from LAS 5x a week, but they are not considered "mainline." They just fly a mainline-type aircraft!  Smile

As far as CID goes, they've gone to all regional service now.



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User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 20, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2503 times:

DFW-DSM is all RJ now.


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User currently offlineCpharris5514 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2466 times:
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Also, note that several states (Nebraska, Mississippi, Idaho) might be off this list if it weren't for WN

Boise also has:

UA from ORD and DEN (733s/735s)
DL from SLC (still using a couple 737 series on that route)
AS from SEA (734s)
NW from MSP (319s)
HP from PHX (732s or 733s)

OMA in Nebraska still has a lot of mainline service (UA, AA, DL, CO, YX, NW, WN, etc.)

Mississippi also still has DL mainline from ATL-JAN.

Source: http://www.flytecomm.com/cgi-bin/trackflight



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User currently offlineCpharris5514 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2458 times:
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Ssides --

DFW-DSM is all RJ now.

You know, the minute I posted that I realized that was the case. Thanks for the correction!  Smile



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User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 23, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2432 times:

Sorry about the "without WN" comments -- I don't know what I was thinking about. WN seems to dominate those markets so much, I just assume it's the only carrier. My mistake.


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User currently offlineCpharris5514 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2405 times:
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Sorry about the "without WN" comments -- I don't know what I was thinking about. WN seems to dominate those markets so much, I just assume it's the only carrier. My mistake.

No problem. Heck, they are pretty prolific!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy Frankly, I wish we had WN here in DSM. There's talk of it, but then again, there's always "talk" of something like this!



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25 Coronado990 : MainRunway: I remember Uniteds "we fly to all 50 states" commercials. CRW was one of the last to get added. Only one 737 to ORD daily I thought. I'm p
26 DeltAirlines : A few notes: PWM also has mainline service on Northwest during the summer, one daily DC-9-30 on PWM-DTW. Last summer, CO operated a daily 735 on EWR-P
27 Garnetpalmetto : To confirm the info about South Carolina, AFAIK, the only city with mainline service is indeed, CAE, which gets DL mainline service 4x/day to ATL and
28 USAFHummer : Wilmington's airport, ILG, is about a 20-30 minute drive or so from PHL (the airport, not the city), and I'd guess about 75 minutes drive from BWI or
29 TravisNC : To confirm the info about South Carolina, AFAIK, the only city with mainline service is indeed, CAE, which gets DL mainline service 4x/day to ATL and
30 SprxflySWA : Actually, F9 in BOI has reverted back to 2 QX CR7s now. I see it is supposed to be that way past May. I know UA had quit CRW, than returned for all 5
31 Post contains images Hirisk : as far as i know,DL doesn't go to sc.comair does go to and myrtle beach. (i've taken that flight before,beats the hell out of driving there!)
32 MHTOH : "as far as i know,DL doesn't go to sc.comair does go to and myrtle beach. (i've taken that flight before,beats the hell out of driving there!)" Actual
33 LV : As far as SC.....Spirit flies in and out of MYR alot....not to mention the base for the imfamous Hooters Air.....CHS has MD80 from Delta, like 4 or 5
34 TWA902fly : As for the question about JAC... I am pretty sure that United has year round DEN-JAC A319 which was 1 or 2 daily flights last summer... here's 2 rando
35 InnocuousFox : I can't believe Nebraska even came up in this discussion. You guys are a riot! Hell, we PARK 25 a/c here overnight - almost all of them mainline. Not
36 HSVXJ : About South Carolina, Greenville does have mainline service 5x daily to ATL on DL and 3x daily to DTW on NW, according to each airline's current timet
37 Post contains images Deltabobo : Whoaa................. GSP has five daily DL mainline flights. Mainly MD-88's, 737-800's and 737-200's. The winter months have two MD-80s and 3 737-20
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