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User currently offlineJetblue15 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 273 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1876 times:

Read an article in the latest Airways. Do people use this airport as an alternate to MCO. Why don't more carriers use this airport with there smaller A/C?? All I know of is Delta's Comair and some local FL carriers.




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User currently offlineNm19371 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1846 times:

I know that Spirit flew MD-80s to Melbourne from (Washington National)DCA in 1999-2001 - but the service was kind of sporadic. I agree, more airlines should fly there since theres alot of aviation/hi-tech businesses nearby with the space center and the beaches are pretty popular with tourists.

User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12110 posts, RR: 48
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1836 times:
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I am surprised that with the growth of the cruise lines sailing out of Port Canaveral that this airport has not seen a growth spurt. Flew in there once and after MCO it was a treat in and out in a second....


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User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6438 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1829 times:

MLB in Airways. I'll have to check that out.


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User currently offlineCorey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2527 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1818 times:

I flew in there today and find it a really nice airport. The location is really neat to fly along the shore and check out Patrick AFB and NASA.

In regard to the air carriers, I think mainline Delta flies MD-88's in there as well from Atlanta. Including traffic, it's about a 30 minute to an hour drive to the Orlando area, so it isn't that bad


User currently offlineMIAMIx707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1779 times:

yes melbourne is at least an hour drive from Orlando, it's actually a rather long drive. All I ever seen there is once a Spirit MD80 and last time a Delta MD80. An ex-Trans Air Link DC6 has been there for a few years, props removed last I time I saw it.

A few years back an airline based there with some DC-9s painted on a red livery was going to start operations. If I recall correctly this information was posted on the airport's webpage. I guess it never started.


User currently offlineNW747-400 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 502 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1760 times:

MLB is an airport usually utilized by local Brevard county residents. Most tourists don't fly into MLB because MCO is probably 15% cheaper.

User currently offlineJetblue15 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 273 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1732 times:

Great feed back. Its a great little airport form what I saw in the article. They did mention some flights from ATL in the article.

Thanks for the feed back

Jeblue15



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User currently offlineSkyhawk From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1066 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1731 times:

DL goes into MLB from ATL and CVG

User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6438 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1730 times:

When CO was there, why didn't they have flights to IAH, connecting the two vital cities of NASA?


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User currently offlineDB777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 885 posts, RR: 43
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1646 times:
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MCO is a straight shot on the Beeline Expressway to Port Canaveral where the cruise ships dock. I've made it two or three times in 30-35 minutes, which is probably the same amount of time it takes to get there from MLB. I just can't see carriers moving flights to MLB from MCO when the Orlando market is so much larger for other than cruise ship passengers. MLB is a nice airport and it's a shame it's so close to MCO.


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User currently offlineAmerican757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1582 times:

I agree, Melbourne is not that far from Orlando. I just got home from Orlando tonight, and yesterday we drove to Melbourne to catch some rays at the beach, but after 15 minutes of being there I threw up, so we drove back to Orlando. I would say it was no more than 40 mins each way.

User currently offlineShawn Patrick From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2608 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1535 times:

MLB is very convenient if you're staying along the Space Coast, but the problem is MCO is only slightly less convenient and quite a bit cheaper. I'd use MLB if it wasn't so expensive.

Shawn


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