Chase From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1054 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2200 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.
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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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.