vinniewinnie From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 764 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 13867 times:
Silly topic maybe but following the topic "CNN Marks Airbus 380 5 Year Anniversary" (http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/general_aviation/read.main/5625245/) and one comment made on the CNN discussion board stating the following nonsense:
"Boeing outsold airbus in 2012 and still has a greater number of planes in the global fleet. Also no, ive been flying for years and ive never seen an airbus in a domestic us airport. The only airbuses I have seen in the United States fly in from Europe. Most Americans know better than to buy inferior frog made products." (by AmazingDX111)
I was wondering if there was any US airports that hardly/never ever see Airbus aircrafts, whether flying domestic or international?
B6WNQX From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 240 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (1 year 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 13834 times:
I would think that DAL would be one unless it is for a charter or private flight. Just the one of the top of my head for busier airports. You could go with a lot of small airports to avoid Airbus as they are all on regional jets.
That's off-season since I know of at least one more airline (B6) that flies Airbuses to ANC.
I'm not exactly sure what the point of the OP is because there seems there are several contradictions in it. Of the 300 or so US commercial airports, I'd guess that a good 60% don't see any regular Airbus aircraft but that's because they don't see anything approaching 100-seat aircraft of any type. Of the airports that do see regular aircraft of 100 seats or more, it depends on who the major carriers are that serve the airport. There are some airports, i.e., DTW, JFK, FLL, PHX, CLT, where it is a steady stream of Airbus aircraft mixed with other types. At PHL, you are more likely to see Airbus narrowbody equipment than Boeing narrowbody equipment.
vinniewinnie From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 764 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (1 year 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 13234 times:
Quoting richierich (Reply 8): I'm not exactly sure what the point of the OP is because there seems there are several contradictions in it. Of the 300 or so US commercial airports
You are right in terms of the smaller airports. It didn't cross my mind to be honest! There is little point in this topic other than the fact that it is different and a little more fun than the usual topics!
How about MDW? Huge Southwest fortress must have little to no airbus's!
FWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3537 posts, RR: 2 Reply 19, posted (1 year 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 13196 times:
FWA has never seen a scheduled passenger Airbus of any kind, and almost all the pax charters from FWA are on 737s or DC-9s/MD-80s with the occasional EV lawn dart thrown in. However, FWA does see A32x during weather diversions from ORD, DTW, and others, and FedEx and UPS occasionally send in A300 freighters as opposed to the normal 757s during the holidays.
That may change, however, if G4 sends their A319s to FWA from SFB and other cities (or if F9 decides to start FWA).
Quoting vinniewinnie (Reply 17): How about MDW? Huge Southwest fortress must have little to no airbus's!
F9, DL, Volaris, and Interjet all send A32x to MDW.
[Edited 2012-12-03 14:25:33]
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