Jetpixx From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 811 posts, RR: 2 Posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1625 times:
Does anyone remember when UA was mainline in all 50 states? I used to have several timetables, but have since discarded a lot of those things. I never imagined there would be an A.NET or EBay where these things I treasured as a kid would actually come to be useful. In any event, I heard that UA is considering mainline back into LIT. Can anyone tell me specifically how many states UA currently operates to mainline - I am sure it is a far cry from the 1980s when their colorful birds graced airports in every state in our union.
Jetpixx From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 811 posts, RR: 2 Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1592 times:
In 1984, UA became the first airline to serve all 50 states. I am assuming it is Wilmington - since I do not have the timetable - I cannot verify. I did a simple google search and see plenty of proof, although I am trying to find specific equipment types and the exact destination within DE. I am thinking 1984 is too early for UnitedExpress.
Jetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7336 posts, RR: 52 Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1521 times:
I don't think that UA or any of it's commuter airlines served WIL. As far as I can recall, the only airlines that served WIL was Altair, Ransome/Allegheny Commuter. WIL has never really had a base for commercial airline business. It's too close to PHL, and NE Philadelphia Airport was the real alternative for commuter airlines, but even those days are gone.
Tpk From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 188 posts, RR: 14 Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1425 times:
I have a UA system timetable from 1986 that shows two flights per day from ILG: one to BWI and one to RIC, both operated by 727s.
If you can get your hands on one of their older timetables, you'll find it interesting how many of these non-hub to non-hub flights there are. I guess it was a way of reaching smaller cities before the days of large regional jet/prop feeder operations.
AirAmericaC46 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 590 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1423 times:
UA did serve ILG (Wilmington, DE) in the 80s with 727 ORD-MDT-ILG routing.
In the 70s, EA flew daily DC930 from ATL to Newark that includes stop in ILG, PHL. It would have been nice to fly ILG - PHL such a short flight. The last passenger airline to serve DE was Shuttle America Dash 8 with routes to Trenton, Worcester, Buffalo, Norfolk. Currently, only cargo airlines serve ILG-----anybody knows what airline? aircraft? and routing? Thank you for the answers.