Muttley35 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 126 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1469 times:
Having read umpteen posts about the viability of different transatlantic routes from the UK. I wondered if Americans differed from the British in their perception as what constitutes a "local" airport.
Also if there is a difference does this different view point extend to the airline companies themselves ?
Would be nice to get views from both sides of the pond.
There are over 40 airports within 25NM of my house.
To me, the "local airport" is a general aviation place where people can learn to fly, and on any given Sunday afternoon you can walk into the pilot's lounge and chat with 100,000 combined flying hours of airport bums.
Ramerinianair From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1486 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1373 times:
I live on Long Island and for me my local airport is ISP. ISP is only 20 mins away! In reality though, when I want to travel to KOA I'de rather make one or two stops than 3 or 4. ISP-ATL-LAX-HNL-KOA or EWR-HNL-KOA/JFK-LAX-KOA. Islip is nice but there is a permitter and therefore there are a lot of connections recessary sometimes.
Muttley35 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 126 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1259 times:
Ok I think what I was trying to get at has been lost somewhere.What I was actually asking is what constitutes a local airport in terms of distance/ travel time to most people.
Just wondered if that distance /travel time was viewed differently dependent on the country you are from.
To give an example I live 1 hr from BHX which I term local, LHR and LGW are approximately 2 1/2 to 3 hrs away which I do not term local.Yet I have heard people talk of their local airport being 2 hrs away.
So my question being not which airport is closest to you but what distance/ travel time do you see as "local".
Stirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 26 Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1234 times:
A local airport in the U.S. probably means something different depending where on the globe you sit. In Europe, I would imagine the distance would be less than that in the U.S.
Less than an hour is probably local.
But for many, like in SoCal, Florida, the Northeast, they might have 3 or more airports within just one hour driving time.
Smcmac32msn From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 4 Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1208 times:
Heres my idea of local airports:
UNU - Juneau, WI - Dodge County Airport - 10 miles
FDL - Fond du Lac, WI - Fond du Lac County Airport - 27 miles
RYV - Watertown, WI - Watertown Municipal - 27 miles
OSH - Oshkosh, WI - Whittman Regional - 35 miles
MSN - Madison, WI - Dane County Regional - 44 miles
Hey Obama, keep the change! I want my dollar back.
Trickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 5 Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1160 times:
Well, here in Chicago the notion of a local airport is more of an issue. I would consider ORD and MDW to be my local airports as I'm sure most Chicagoans would. However, some also consider MKE (Milwaukee, WI) to be a local airport as well, although most who form this opinion live in far to semi-far northern suburban Ilinois where MKE and ORD would probably be equidistant to their homes. But for some, no matter where they live, MKE seems to be a good alternative to fly out of whenever flights from both airports get sold out.
Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
DeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3663 posts, RR: 9 Reply 21, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1151 times:
Depends on what you're talking about. My "local" airport when talking about an airport with commercial service is CMH, about 55 minutes away.
When I talk about an airport that's actually local to me...
-OH36 (Riverside Airport...less than 5 minutes, but not worth going to)
-42I (Parr Airport...5 minutes. Run by a great group of people that we've known for as long as I can remember. http://www.airnav.com/airport/42I)
-KZZV (Zanesville Municipal...15-20 minute drive http://www.airnav.com/airport/KZZV)
Whitehatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1150 times:
Mine would be
MAN 12 miles (20 minutes across town)
LPL 25 miles (40 minutes or 30 if in a rush)
LBA 40 miles (1 hour)
BLK 40 miles (1 hour)
BHX 80 miles (1.5 hours)
HUY 80 miles (1.5 hours)
EMA 80 miles (3 hours due to roads)
Manchester Barton is only a couple of miles away but that's a grass field.