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User currently offlineMuttley35 From United Kingdom, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 126 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1667 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.

Markos

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User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1662 times:

Well, when I think of "local" airport, I think of an airport near by. For instance, since I live in NYC, I would consider EWR, JFK, and LGA "local" airports.

-Will



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User currently offlineMuttley35 From United Kingdom, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1659 times:

What would be your approximate traveling time to these airports Will ??

User currently offlineN774UA From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1643 times:

Hello Mutley35,

my local airport would be AMS, because it's just a 20 minutes drive from where I live. Besides that it's the place where I work, so I am a local at my local airport. Big grin

N774UA



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User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1628 times:

What would be your approximate traveling time to these airports Will ??
Thirty minutes or so.

-Will



"She Flew For What We Stand For"
User currently offlineGoboeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2682 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1609 times:

This is one my favorite local airports:

Vansant, Erwinna, PA
http://www.vansantairport.com/

To paraphrase part of their site, on a nice clear day you can go soaring above it and see Philadelphia to one side, beautiful Bucks County below you, and New York in the other direction.






I work at this one, just a few miles away:

Doylestown Airport, Doylestown, PA
http://www.doylestownairport.com/





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.

Nick


User currently offlineXJRamper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2453 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1586 times:

I have three different airports in my local area. I consider my local airport to be one that has commercial service.

Toledo Express Airport: http://www.toledoexpress.com

Toledo Metcalf(the original Toledo express airport way before the 1950s): http://www.crowair.com/metcalf.htm

and my favorite...and where I am learning to fly

Toledo Suburban: http://www.suburbanaviation.com

For those who really care, toledo is in Ohio and Toledo suburban is located in Lambertville, MI.

XJR



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User currently offlineRamerinianair From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1486 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1571 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.
SR



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User currently offlineLY7E7 From Israel, joined Jun 2004, 2234 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1558 times:

SDV - 10 mins
TLV - 30 mins



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User currently offlineQB737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1532 times:

YVR 20 minute drive.
CXH 5 minute walk.

Benoit


User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1524 times:

SOU 15-20 min drive/7 mins train journey
BOH 1hr drive (approx)
LGW 1hr 40mins drive (approx)
LHR 1hr 20mins drive (approx)

Not too shabby.

Cheers,

Justin  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1494 times:

MOD-15 minutes
MCE-40 minutes
(SCK-40 minutes)
OAK-60 minutes
SMF-70 miuntes
FAT-75 minutes
SJC-80 minutes
SFO-90 minutes
VIS-115 minutes
MRY-130 minutes




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User currently offlineMuttley35 From United Kingdom, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1457 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".


User currently offlineFunflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 866 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1458 times:

My local airport is MHT! 10 minutes away!

http://www.flymanchester.com



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User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1448 times:

DRO not very far away.

That's about it unless I count telluride at a two hour drive.


User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 22
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1432 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.



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User currently offlineBlackbird1331 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1892 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1430 times:

Safetydude: If you can get to EWR from NYC in 30 minutes, you are either taking a helicopter or traveling at two in the morning.


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User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2999 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1420 times:

Until recently LTN was my local airport and never considered CVT as there was no scheduled services, now Thomsonfly operate out of CVT it's my closest.

I am very central to a number of airports but due to the road networks and motorways an airport further away may be quicker to get to for myself from Brackley in Northamptonshire.

CVT- 26miles (30mins)
LTN - 35miles (45-1hr Drive)
BHX - 40miles (40-1hr)
EMA - 55miles (1hr)
LHR - 60miles (50mins)


User currently offlineSmcmac32msn From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1406 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



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User currently offlineGoboeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2682 posts, RR: 14
Reply 19, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1367 times:

Funflyer,

Where around MHT do you live? For most of the year that is one of my local airports, along with ASH and Pepperell for watching the skydiving entertainment.

Nick


User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1358 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.


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User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3722 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1349 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)

DeltaRules

[Edited 2004-09-05 04:16:31]


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User currently offlineJfkaua From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1000 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1340 times:

JFK-15 minutes
LGA- 30-35 minutes


User currently offlineWhitehatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1348 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.


User currently offlineKimmykun From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 445 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1324 times:

My local airports:

MAZ - Eugenio María de Hostos Airport - Mayagüez, PR - 18.5 miles
BQN - Rafael Hernández Airport - Aguadilla, PR - 36.5 miles
PSE - Mercedita Airport - Ponce, PR - 38 miles

[Edited 2004-09-05 05:10:32]

25 Momona737 : My local airport is 15 minutes drive from my home (Momona Airport, DUD). Unfortunately it is quite "small" in size compared some airports you guys liv
26 Dragon-wings : I live on Long Island so my local airport is Macarthur Airport (ISP). I live about 3 miles from the airport and can be there in about 5 minutes or so.
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