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User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4106 posts, RR: 2
Posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 8172 times:

Are SFO and OAK the two closest airports that Southwest flies to? The addition of Boston means that both Manchester and Providence are 50 miles away, so it's probably not there. BWI and IAD aren't any closer than that, either.

What other nearby pair of cities might be considered, aside from these?

[Edited 2009-08-18 17:23:37]

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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22911 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 8160 times:



Quoting ChrisNH (Thread starter):
Do they serve both Houston airports?

No.

SFO and SJC, at 30 miles apart, are probably the two closest airports they serve that serve distinct cities.

SFO-OAK: 11 miles
BWI-IAD: 45 miles
BOS-MHT: 45 miles
LAX-BUR: 18 miles
LAX-SNA: 36 miles
LAX-ONT: 47 miles
FLL-PBI: 42 miles



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User currently offlineSANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 5411 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 8142 times:

BUR and LAX are pretty close to each other, probably closer than either is to SNA.

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User currently offlineCV880 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1130 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 8142 times:



Quoting ChrisNH (Thread starter):
What other nearby pair of cities get Southwest?

SJC-OAK, SJC-SFO.


User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8897 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 8123 times:

LGA-ISP clocks in at 41 miles as well.

User currently offlineReality From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 485 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 8104 times:



Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 1):
SFO-OAK: 11 miles

These airports are only 11 miles apart, "as the crow flies." So I guess this is the closest pair?


User currently offlineIgneousRocks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 8030 times:

For fun, SWA cities less than 100 miles apart...

SAT - AUS 66 mi
TPA - MCO 81 mi
MDW - MKE 80 mi
CLE - DTW 95 mi
PHL - BWI 90 mi


User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9194 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 8030 times:



Quoting Reality (Reply 5):
These airports are only 11 miles apart, "as the crow flies." So I guess this is the closest pair?

I would think so...

I think if they served LGB, then LAX and LGB would be the closest...



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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6818 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 8021 times:



Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 7):
LAX and LGB would be the closest

If they were a few miles closer than they are.


User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22911 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 8008 times:



Quoting IgneousRocks (Reply 6):
For fun, SWA cities less than 100 miles apart...

SAT - AUS 66 mi
TPA - MCO 81 mi
MDW - MKE 80 mi
CLE - DTW 95 mi
PHL - BWI 90 mi

There are many WN cities in the northeast within 100 miles of each other...



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User currently offlineSpokemd From United States of America, joined May 2005, 97 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 7931 times:

What is SW's shortest route?


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User currently offlineFlyingSicilian From Italy, joined Mar 2009, 1323 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 7925 times:

They used to serve both Houston airports but pulled out of IAH.


Is HOU-AUS still the shortest flight in the WN system?



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User currently offlineMia2dca From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 7894 times:



Quoting FlyingSicilian (Reply 11):
Is HOU-AUS still the shortest flight in the WN system?

No, at 152 miles, HOU-AUS is 2nd shortest after MCO-RSW (134 miles).


User currently offlineDTWLAX From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 789 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 7892 times:



Quoting IgneousRocks (Reply 6):
For fun, SWA cities less than 100 miles apart...

SAT - AUS 66 mi
TPA - MCO 81 mi
MDW - MKE 80 mi
CLE - DTW 95 mi
PHL - BWI 90 mi

CLE-DTW 95 mi?.... That is close to 150 miles

Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 7):
I think if they served LGB, then LAX and LGB would be the closest...

LAX-LGB still cannot beat SFO-OAK


User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6321 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 7821 times:



Quoting DTWLAX (Reply 13):
CLE-DTW 95 mi?.... That is close to 150 miles

Nope, it's 95 as per GCM


User currently offlineMfricke From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 7773 times:

The shortest route WN ever flew was ISP to PVD, which is 108 miles between the two airports. Even though it is close by air, it is over 200 miles driving around Long Island Sound, so the flight did make sense. They canceled that route a few years ago.


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User currently offlineTxAgKuwait From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1803 posts, RR: 42
Reply 16, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 7616 times:



Quote:
The shortest route WN ever flew was ISP to PVD, which is 108 miles between the two airports.

Sorry. Wrong answer. Thanks for playing.

The shortest SCHEDULED route WN has ever flown, believe it or not, was HOU-IAH.

Right after they reopened Hobby in the fall of 71 IIRC, they had one trip (flight 2) that departed Hobby at 7:15, arrived IAH at 7:30, departed IAH at 7:45, and arrived Dallas Love Field at 8:35 am each weekday.

I don't recall if they had one operate DAL-IAH-HOU. If they did, it was likely an evening flight.

I think they charged $10 from Hobby to IAH...but I'm not sure they ever sold a ticket across there. They never marketed it. The whole deal was to provide an early morning flight from both Houston airports with limited equipment.


User currently offlineInnocuousFox From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2805 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 7575 times:



Quoting Reality (Reply 5):
These airports are only 11 miles apart, "as the crow flies." So I guess this is the closest pair?

The fact that you can see one from the other would kinda tip me off.  Wink



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User currently offlineFlyingSicilian From Italy, joined Mar 2009, 1323 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 7545 times:

Did WN ever fly (I know other airlines have flown a few) AUS-SAT or TUL-OKC or AMM-LBB?

Thanks.



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User currently offlineIgneousRocks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 7541 times:



Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 9):
There are many WN cities in the northeast within 100 miles of each other...

Brain fart. Yea, I forgot about the network north of PHL.


User currently offlineMMEPHX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 7375 times:



Quoting DTWLAX (Reply 13):
CLE-DTW 95 mi?.... That is close to 150 miles

by road yes it is just over 150, in a straight line it is 95.

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 1):
SFO-OAK: 11 miles

..and only 31 miles by road...BUT...that is on Bay Area roads & traffic!


User currently offlinePgtravel From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 446 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 7350 times:



Quoting DTWLAX (Reply 13):
LAX-LGB still cannot beat SFO-OAK

Unless we're talking about road miles. It's 31.8 miles from SFO to OAK via the San Mateo Bridge (32 miles via the Bay Bridge). LGB, however, is just a mere 22.6 miles down the 405 from LAX.


User currently offlineMSYPI7185 From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 710 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 7268 times:

I was thinking about MSY-JAN, but at 160 mi. it is pretty short but not as close to the top as I thought. WN discontinued the flight whwn Katrina hit MSY IIRC.

MD


User currently onlineMtnWest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2456 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 7249 times:
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Quoting FlyingSicilian (Reply 18):
AMM-LBB?

Amman-Lubbock would be quite a haul LOL.  Wink



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User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2349 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6980 times:



Quoting MtnWest1979 (Reply 23):
Amman-Lubbock would be quite a haul LOL. Wink

And after all, why would any Jordanians even remotely want to visit Lubbock? (Or anywhere in the Texas Panhandle)  Wink



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25 Chrisair : Why would anyone want to visit Lubbock?
26 Post contains links N702ML : Service between OKC and TUL has been part of the schedule in the past. Service between the two Oklahoma cities began on January 12, 1986. It was part
27 NASBWI : Wow! I didn't even realize they flew from MCO-RSW! I would've guessed BWI-ORF as one of their shortest (if not shortest) flight.
28 Post contains links 71Zulu : I could be wrong but I don't remember WN ever flying MSY-JAN. Did they really fly this route? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zuIzGQab5Q
29 MSYtristar : WN never flew MSY-JAN nonstop. US Airways Express did for a time in the 1990's...it was basically a corporate shuttle for Entergy.
30 PVD757 : PVD-BOS is 49 miles PVD-BDL is 67 miles Neither are the closest, but both might be in the top 10.
31 71Zulu : RSW-FLL is 103 mi Thanks, I knew you would know.
32 Mdw22l31c : ONT-SNA 44 Miles ONT-BUR 44 Miles
33 FlyingSicilian : Yes, my bad. I meant AMA-LBB...
34 MogandoCI : hahah that's amazing... too bad they don't offer HOU-IAH-DAL-DFW so they offer an early morning flight to both airports in both cities with limited e
35 Luvfa : At one time we did fly ISP-PVD we did stop that route shortly after 9/11 2002 I think? We also flew MCO-PBI from January 2001 until 2002.
36 MSYtristar : That route was heavily promoted in the PVD area. It was launched while I was still in college up there. No problem. I've heard that JAN has never rea
37 Ikramerica : And road miles are more meaningful here, as it's a question about proximity, one assumes in relation to driving, of two airports served by WN.
38 GentFromAlaska : Ironically it can take 45 minutes to an hour or longer to drive between the airport on a week day if it's not time right. The airline shuttled me fro
39 Seven3seven : My shortest SWA flight ever is SJC OAK for a ferry flight. 9 minutes in the air only because it was IMC and we had to configure early for an instrumen
40 F9fan : As for the current shortest scheduled flights, don't we have IND-MDW, FLL-TPA, FLL-MCO, and BWI-ORF?
41 Atomsareenough : Or if SFO and OAK were further apart... 30 miles as the crow flies! I think they ought to build another bridge east from 380 towards San Leandro.
42 FlyDeltaJets87 : And as far as I know, TPA-JAX and TPA-PBI still operate.
43 Ssides : I assume you mean AMA-LBB (as WN would have a hard time serving Queen Alia). WN has never flown these routes, to my knowledge. However, I believe DL
44 FlyingSicilian : yes as I corrected in post 33. my bad. I remember the AUS-SAT flights and I flew Great Plains when they had OKC-TUL-BLV service. I wasn't sure about
45 SWABrian : Everyone has forgotten HOU to BPT, this is 77.8 miles,, a pretty short former flight segment. As far as airports, I do think SFO/OAK has it for air mi
46 GentFromAlaska : If WN ever decides to fly to Alaska I could see them flying between JNU and Sitka if either airport was socked in by WX. It is a little longer than OA
47 N1120A : I am sure they are. You can actually see one across the bay from the other. It isn't just that they are close, they are almost dead across from each
48 IgneousRocks : I'm pretty sure SWA never operated this segment. Although Braniff, USAir, Continental, Delta, Eastern, United, Western all did at one point as a tag
49 FlyingSicilian : I didn't say it was on Southwest...we were talking other airlines that did fly it and I asked if Southwest ever had in the past.
50 IgneousRocks : Ah, I see. As an aside Sicilian, I see you are in Houston (like me). Have you ever attended any of the Italian Chamber Happy Hours?
51 F9fan : According to BART, it would take 58 minutes to go from the Colloseum/Oakland Airport station to the San Francisco International Airport station, whic
52 FlyingSicilian : I have been to a couple, though I was not at the recent big one at Quattro.
53 Travelin man : Yep, we flew this on DL on a LAX-SLC-SAT-AUS routing (around 1997 or 98 if I am remembering correctly). The Delta flight was a "triangle" route SLC-S
54 LoneStarMike : I remember that flight because I took it three or four times to get from AUS to SLC. I remember it being a nonstop on the way up and a one-stop (SAT)
55 GentFromAlaska : I don't believe TPA-PIE would be to far fetched. If Tampa Bay was closed PIE could be used as an alternate which I'm sure it has. As a crow flies I su
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