Tockeyhockey From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 961 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2884 times:
Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 5): You mean one that does not have commercial service?
Or an airport with a commercial flight to another airport where you can NOT switch to another flight to another city? Maybe a seaport...
yes, one with commercial service. in other words, is there an airport in the country where, no matter how many connections you make and how many airlines you fly on, you simply can't get to another airport?
i know -- strange question, but i'm trying to figure out exactly how good the air transportation system is in the US.
Tango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3811 posts, RR: 27
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2743 times:
Quoting Tockeyhockey (Thread starter): is there any city with an airport in the US that you cannot get to from every other airport in the nation?
A very open-ended question... By air taxi service, it is indeed possible, no doubt, to fly from any public airport in the U.S. to any other -- if time and cost are not considerations.
If the question can be interpreted to mean (as I am guessing) is it possible to fly by scheduled air carrier from any airport served by the same to any other such airport, again the answer is about 99.8 percent yes. If we consider co-terminals as the same city (Sanford/Orlando or Port Columbus/Rickenbacker as examples) then my answer is essentially 100 percent yes. What the cost will be and how many days and airlines and transfers it will take to go between some of the lesser-served airports with scheduled airline service will be unacceptable (except for the most avid air travel "fanatics" with lots of time and money) to the alternative of flying between airports with reasonably good service at reasonable cost, and traveling by automobile, bus or train to reach the city(ies) to/from which one is traveling.