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User currently offlineChi-town From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 971 posts, RR: 5
Posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2489 times:

I knew that Frontier used to be here but dont know which cities served?? And AA used to have a STL route (currently, only ORD). Any other airlines that used to fly to BMI?

Currently:

AirTran (MCO, ATL)
AA Connection (ORD)
United Express (ORD)
Mesaba (DTW)
Delta Connection (ATL)

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User currently offlineChase From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1054 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2391 times:

I'm sure you probably already know this, but TW had a route, hence the AA STL route.
I almost flew it once, too. I was on AA BOS-ORD-PIA in 1997, but was reaccommodated on TW BOS-STL-PIA due to weather. But then the STL-PIA leg had a mx issue. Two people got to get onto the STL-BMI flight instead, and were then bussed to PIA, but I didn't get to the podium fast enough. Ironic because I had plans to drive down from PIA to STL the next day - could have just stayed there, I guess, but didn't want to spend the money on a rental car. So I just flew up after the mx issue was finally fixed, slept a few hours, and drove right back the next morning.


User currently offlineB757capt From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1392 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2357 times:

Quoting Chi-town (Thread starter):
I knew that Frontier used to be here but dont know which cities served??

If I remember correctly it was a DEN-OMA-BMI flight. Then the return the same. I also can remember a few times when F9 had to run DEn-OMA-BMI-IND. I was in the terminal at BMI and they would be on the manual departure boards. What a change that airport has seen with the new terminal.



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User currently offlineMidway DC9-10 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 265 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2330 times:

It would be nice to see some photos of and from the new terminal. I think I have only seen one so far since it opened.

User currently offlineKBMIFlyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2294 times:

Here are some pictures of the "new" terminal. It is five years old now.

http://www.cira.com/newterminal.htm

Delta Connection had been running to MCO recently. Not sure if they will come back later or not.

Prior post was correct that F9 was BMI-OMA-DEN. The flights were very poorly timed, with departure around 5:00 am and return around midnight.The airport authority has been trying to get F9 express back for several years, with no avail.

Also, we had BMI-STL with very high frequency back in the TWA days (up to 10 flights a day), and even had BMI-STL with AA up until last year.

We used to have Mesaba to MSP. If I remember right, the routes were MSP-BMI-PIA-MSP along with DTW-BMI-PIA-DTW triangle routes. At some point, they decided best to only do BMI-DTW and PIA-MSP.

Back in the mid 90's we had BMI-BNA on AE. That was a long flight in a J31.


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