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What Airlines Serving Midland-Odessa TX?  
User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3554 times:

Hi folks...
I'm taking a trip to Midland-Odessa Texas in August, and I'm asking you all here as to what carriers is serving MAF? I'm flying from either LAS or PHX, and I'm willing to make connections if needed. All replies much appreciated. Regards.


"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
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User currently offlineKarlB737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3047 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3542 times:

Southwest has Non-Stops from LAS to MAF.
Continental Express has flights from IAH to MAF.
American Eagle has flights from DFW to MAF.




User currently offlineWidgetBoi From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1432 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3537 times:

American Eagle has flights to Dallas/Ft. Worth, Continental flies to Houston (Intercontinental), and Southwest has flights to Dallas (Love Field), Houston (Hobby), Austin, El Paso, Las Vegas, and Albuquerque.

Have a great trip!

jeremy


User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4312 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3512 times:
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Here's todays scheldue:

Flights arriving in:
Midland/Odessa, TX
(MAF-Odessa Regional Airport)

Dallas, TX American Eagle 557 11:04 AM
Dallas, TX American Eagle 479 01:39 PM
Dallas, TX American Eagle 667 03:57 PM
Dallas, TX American Eagle 751 05:14 PM
Dallas, TX American Eagle 481 09:27 PM
Dallas, TX Ameriflight 1980 07:03 AM
Dallas, TX Ameriflight 5124 08:27 AM
Houston, TX Continental Express/ExpressJet Airlines 2941 10:36 AM
Houston, TX Continental Express/ExpressJet Airlines 7704 01:02 PM
Houston, TX Continental Express/ExpressJet Airlines 2507 03:55 PM
Houston, TX Continental Express/ExpressJet Airlines 2611 06:42 PM
Houston, TX Continental Express/ExpressJet Airlines 2687 10:28 PM
Dallas, TX Southwest 72 08:47 AM
Austin, TX Southwest 553 09:27 AM
Dallas, TX Southwest 1392 10:46 AM
Houston, TX Southwest 1188 11:33 AM
Dallas, TX Southwest 1387 12:47 PM
Dallas, TX Southwest 24 02:32 PM
Las Vegas, NV Southwest 1125 02:47 PM
Albuquerque, NM Southwest 1337 03:37 PM
Dallas, TX Southwest 148 05:54 PM
Houston, TX Southwest 2590 06:08 PM
Austin, TX Southwest 784 06:49 PM
Dallas, TX Southwest 50 08:25 PM
El Paso, TX Southwest 109 10:05 PM
Dallas, TX Southwest 712 10:39 PM


Arrival times are shown in arrival airport local time.



Next fights: WN DSM-LAS-PHX, US PHX-SJD. Return: US SJD-PHX, WN PHX-MDW-DSM
User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3506 times:

As mentioned, SWA las a couple of LAS-MAF non-stops, plus connecting flights through ABQ or ELP.

SWA has no PHX-MAF non-stops, and flights are connections in either ABQ or ELP. There are a couple of flights that stop in ELP before continuing to MAF on the same aircrart and flight number...

Hope this helps...


User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4312 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3500 times:
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Note there is only 1 non-stop on WN from LAS..........


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User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4312 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3491 times:
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Do you know what dates you want to fly on? WN has fares from $125.


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User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3488 times:

The new Airport Terminal is great! For an Airport with 4 gates in use it is very nice! All new jetways too.

Check out the Commemorative (confederate) Air Force Museum if you get a chance

Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns,
Capt-AWACS, Texas-It's bigger than France


User currently offlineJayDavis From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2000 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3451 times:

The MAF is a Joke !!
It looks like a double wide with some jetways attached to it.

Lubbock "by far" has the BEST Airport in West Texas. Much much better than its neighbors to the north (AMA) or south (MAF). Southwest runs a TON of flights into LBB. Its design reminds me of a mini DFW, yet without any terminal to terminal connections...........


Jay


User currently offlineMilesrich From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1941 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day ago) and read 3442 times:

MAF may be a joke now, but when CO was the main carrier there prior to deregulation, MAF and LBB had good service. In fact, CO flew B-720-024's daily from MAF to HOU/IAH and ABQ, and DC-9's Nonstop to DEN.

User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 23 hours ago) and read 3411 times:

MAF has a brand new airport, with the same overall pax services as Lubbock, how exactly is that a joke? WN service to MAF is 14 non-stop flights a day to El Paso, Albuquerque, Las Vegas, Dallas, Austin and Houston. Lubbock has NO non-stop Southwest Service to Houston-Hobby and 13 flights a day.

The CAF museum is much better than the Silent Wings one also. Over all they are similar, with Delta having ASA-Delta connect to DFW, but the same services overall, for similar size catchment areas.

Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns,
Capt-AWACS, Yankee Air Pirate


User currently offlineSprxflyswa From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 597 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 22 hours ago) and read 3389 times:

I would say ELP has the best airport in West Texas. I don't see 13 flights a day as "a ton". Must not get out much.

User currently offlineTungd From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 103 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 22 hours ago) and read 3384 times:

MAF and LBB are both exceptional airports, in terms of both terminals and service, especially considering both markets are under 300k population and are literally in the middle of nowhere.

In fact it is this remoteness that allows for such fantastic facilities and service. Drive time to the nearest big city airport is at least 4-5 hours. Other Texas markets of similar size are lucky to have a few prop flights per day to DFW or IAH, because you can drive to the big airports in about the same overall time as flying, and it's much cheaper!


User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 22 hours ago) and read 3385 times:

Yeah with most of the consturction now done, El Paso is very nice. Good Fajita bar also  Smile

Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns,
Capt-AWACS, I'd like to supersize that with a diet coke


User currently offlineCha747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 781 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 21 hours ago) and read 3350 times:

I've been flying into MAF since I was a baby. When I was younger (ages 7-12), I remember only flying on jets. Then there was a period of time that WN was the only gig with jet service and everybody else was offering prop service. Now, with RJ service, are there any props flying into MAF?


You land a million planes safely, then you have one little mid-air and you never hear the end of it - Pushing Tin
User currently offlineTungd From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 103 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 21 hours ago) and read 3343 times:

In the last few years AE has replaced all of their Saab/ATR props on the MAF and LBB routes with RJs, so now it's all jets. COEX also flies all RJs. WN's 737s are the only "big jets" on those routes, however.

Same goes for AMA; but I think they have prop service from DEN.


User currently offlineStarCruiser From United States of America, joined May 2004, 301 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 21 hours ago) and read 3331 times:

Make fun of MAF all you want, but it is one of the richest little places on earth thanks to the oil industry. Midland was always the white collar town (a very small Dallas) and Odessa was more the blue collar (or a small Fort Worth). For what it's worth, Midland also has the Midland Hilton and Towers and has had for a number of years. Fort Worth only has one Hilton, and many other larger Texas cities don't have any at all! It's out in the middle of nowhere, but it is a classy little place.

User currently offlineTungd From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 103 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 20 hours ago) and read 3315 times:

StarCruiser,

I grew up in Abilene and still visit there several times a year. People who aren't from West Texas don't understand our way of thinking. Try to give them a break. I understand that things that seem petty to big-city folk mean a lot to us...it always pissed me off as a kid that Midland's tallest building was 4 stories taller than Abilene's, even though my town's population was 110k, way bigger than Midland or Odessa's mid 90Ks......but in the grand scheme of things the number of Hilton Hotels or 24 story buildings, or 13 daily departures, doesn't mean much to those who live elsewhere.

I'm not trying to be mean....Midland/Odessa is a great place, but there's a much bigger world out there.

BTW, the very first hotel to ever bear the Hilton name opened in downtown Abilene in 1923; the building was built by a local investment group and leased to and managed by Conrad Hilton himself. The 10-story structure is now a very nice apartment building for senior citizens.......


User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 12 hours ago) and read 3277 times:

Don't forget the 14 story Cactus Hotel by Hilton in San Angelo  Smile

Does CO not fly anymore mainline to MAF. Many moons ago, I used to fly CO 737 to Houston. I guess it is an RJ world now.

Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns,
Capt-AWACS, Oklahoma, A Native American word for trailer park


User currently offlineJayDavis From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2000 posts, RR: 16
Reply 19, posted (9 years 11 months 11 hours ago) and read 3267 times:

My apologies to Capt-AWACS, I did not know MAF had a new airport.
The last time I was there was about 4 years ago and it still looked like a
double-wide on steroids with some jetways attached to it.

I'm from Lubbock and I know how West Texas people think! I almost don't really even consider El Paso part of Texas, I mean, come on, they are even on another time zone. Lets let Mexico or New Mexico have them..........

Go Tech !!


Jay


User currently offlineSprxflyswa From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 597 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 11 months 8 hours ago) and read 3230 times:

I did make a point of having an overnight trip into MAF in '95, and went back in mid 2001. The new terminal there is a VAST improvement from old one. I especially like how you can look down into ticketing/baggage claim areas from the gate areas. Nice and compact areas easy to navigate.

As it happened, in '95 is about as close as I've ever been to getting hit by lightning at a mall in Midland that evening! Armhair stood on end AFTER the flash!!

As for props into AMA, Great Lakes (ZK) operates some EM2 service to DEN for UA and F9.


User currently offlineCoTXDFW777AA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 321 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (9 years 11 months 8 hours ago) and read 3205 times:

I actually still in live in Lubbock and our airport is pretty good, along with our service (compared to cities our size). The only thing I could think that would make it better would be UA or F9 service to DEN. But, that is about it.

-COTXDFW777AA
GO TEXAS TECH!



Texas- it's like a whole different country!
User currently offlineStearmanNut From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 352 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 11 months 4 hours ago) and read 3176 times:

MAF is not so bad. I am always amazed by all the oil people lined up to get on flights taking them to DFW and IAH for connections to the middle east.

I remember one airline that started up out of Midland; Muse Air. Lamar Muse had some pretty fancy all first class DC 9 aircraft with leather seats. I think their TV ads were done with spokes-woman Mamie Van Doren, a long ago forgotten, blonde bombshell type actress from out of the Mansfield/Monroe era. Everybody used to say, "Who the hell is Mamie Van Doren?" Us old geezers know...wink, wink...

As a former Lubbockite, I have to agree that LBB is a pretty darn good and usable airport. LBB is fortunate to have had very good airport managers in the past years, despite having a totally dysfunctional city council and poor city managers ( that is actually until recently with Mark McDougal as mayor and the very capable Lew Fox as the new City Manager). I just wish that WF still flew there.



If wishes were horses, a Tail Dragger I would fly...
User currently offlineAfitch7881 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 814 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (9 years 11 months 3 hours ago) and read 3147 times:

As someone from Connecticut, all I know about West Texas is football and Friday night lights, the book!!! GO Permian Tigers!! HAHA..

User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 24, posted (9 years 11 months 2 hours ago) and read 3128 times:

Thanks to everyone for your replies. I wasn't expecting the topic to get this interesting, to say the least. My trip to the Midland area is being planned for an last August arrival. And yep, I will definately be checking out the CAF museum there. I can't plan a trip anywhere without checking for any aviation museum in the area. Probably the main reason I'm going to TX is that I may be in a frame of mind on relocating there, but no big-city life for me again. Being from L.A., I simply can't take the smog & traffic like that again. BTW, I'll be asking you all for your help on airfares as the trip gets closer. Thanks again Guys. Best regards.  Wink/being sarcastic


"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
25 Scseay : Hey, this is cool. I was born and raised in Midland, and now I live in Houston. One slight correction: it's the Permian Panthers, Midland Lee Rebel's
26 Bustraveler : I agree with Tungd. I grew up in Central/West Texas in a town called Wichita Falls. From the late 1950's to mid 1990's, Wichita Falls had more million
27 Womack17 : I grew up in Raleigh, NC but moved to El Paso in 1993 to attend graduate school at UTEP. I loved the area very much as it was so totally different fro
28 Sprxflyswa : Yes, that is terrible with a Wendy's across the street. It should be a Jack-in-the-Box!! I've been to San Antonio about 8 times now. Been to top ofTo
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