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Any Flights Between Two Cities With Same Name?  
User currently offlinehOmsAR From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1183 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 16912 times:

Are there (or have there ever been) scheduled airline flights between two cities with the same name? For example, Manchester, NH to Manchester, UK, or Springfield, IL to Springfield, MO.

I'm not counting flights between two airports in the same city (I know there have been a few of those over the years), but separate cities that happen to have the same name.


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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23086 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 16915 times:

Airports With "same Name" City Pair Nonstops? (by bnaowb Nov 23 2012 in Aviation Polls)


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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7654 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 16838 times:

Wasn't there service at one time between BCN (Catalonia) and BLA (Venezuela) ?


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User currently offlinelindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3120 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 16762 times:
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None that I can think of, but if it comes to playing games like this, see if you can come up with flights between airports that have the same letters in their respective airport codes, e.g. OAK - KOA.

User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3756 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 16744 times:

Somehow, despite the similarities in city names, I don't think that Eagle's FWA (Fort Wayne, IN) to DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth, TX) counts.

Missed it by that much...



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User currently offlineSCQ83 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 958 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 16722 times:

AS San Jose, CA - San Jose del Cabo, MX it is on the link Cubsrule has posted.

User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23086 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 16648 times:

It's possible - perhaps even likely - that TW or OZ flew SPI-SGF with one or more intermediate stops for some period of time in the 1970s or 1980s, and similarly it's possible that PI flew CRW-CHS with one or more intermediate stops in the same time period.


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User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3083 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 16631 times:

It's gonna be tough, I'm wondering back in the day maybe one of the north-south flights hit both Jackson, Miss and Jackson, Tenn


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User currently offlineFreshSide3 From United States of America, joined Nov 2012, 213 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 16619 times:

The only one that would sound realistic would be Santiago, Cuba to Santiago, Chile......but I'm not sure if that even exists.

User currently offline2travel2know2 From Panama, joined Apr 2010, 2633 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 16585 times:

SCU-STI is more likely to ever be flown commercially than a SCU/STI-SCL. Currently there might be passengers flying CM SCL-STI to spend holidays in POP. Chilean-Spanish would love a SCL-SCQ. To make things more weird with the cities named Santiago, Cali (CLO) official name is Santiago de Cali.
SJC-SJO might actually have some O/D due to Intel operations in Costa Rica. Is SJC-SJD currently flown by any airline?
Somebody from San Antonio Venezuela SVZ has to use CUC to fly CM/UA to SAT.



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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23086 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 16567 times:

Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 8):
It's gonna be tough, I'm wondering back in the day maybe one of the north-south flights hit both Jackson, Miss and Jackson, Tenn

That one is probably more likely than CHS-CRW or SPI-SGF to have seen a nonstop on a milk run. Aside from TUP (and Corinth, if it had service way back when), there's not a whole lot between JAN and MKL.



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User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5126 posts, RR: 21
Reply 11, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 16488 times:

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 7):


It's possible - perhaps even likely - that TW or OZ flew SPI-SGF with one or more intermediate stops for some period of time in the 1970s or 1980s, and similarly it's possible that PI flew CRW-CHS with one or more intermediate stops in the same time period.

OZ did have a flight via STL at some point, don't ask me what year but my Mom worked in OZ reservations and recalls a situation where a passenger was flying ORD-PIA-SPI and slept thru to SGF. OZ got him/her back to SPI later that day but direct flights were dropped soon after, partially due to that occurrence.



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User currently offlineAlnicocunife From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 165 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 16266 times:

MSP to GRU? St Paul to St Paul possible?

User currently offlinejet-lagged From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 874 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 14995 times:

Neat question.

There are several cities named Columbus...?

And were there ever perhaps helicopter shuttles between airports like Narita/Haneda, Moscow's two airports . . . That sort of thing.


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25459 posts, RR: 22
Reply 14, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 14642 times:

Quoting jet-lagged (Reply 14):
And were there ever perhaps helicopter shuttles between airports like Narita/Haneda, Moscow's two airports . . . That sort of thing.

The thread starter said he wanted to exclude those types of services of which there were a few over the years.

There was helicopter service LHR-LGW for a few years in the late '70s and early '80s, a joint venture between the airports' operator BAA, British Airways and British Caledonian. The S-61 used had the appropriate registration G-LINK.


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User currently offlinemhkansan From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 687 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 14498 times:

I have no idea what they were thinking, but yes AA/Executive did route ATRs on a daily rotation DFW-SGF-SPI-ORD. People would get off in the wrong Springfield all the time.

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Reply 16, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 14253 times:

Anyone ever fly Freetown in Sierra Leone to Libreville in Gabon?

User currently offlineCO777DAL From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 619 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 13888 times:

CO use to fly 5 flights a day from Houston to Houston. Same city/same name. Does that count? EFD-IAH I think for one city to have passenger service between two of it's airports ia quite a feat.


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User currently offlinebobloblaw From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 1725 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 13836 times:

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 7):

In 1996 or so AA flew ATRs on a ORD-SPI-SGF run. They alternated between BMI and SPI.


User currently offlineairbuster From Netherlands, joined Mar 2007, 444 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 13719 times:

Quoting koruman (Reply 17):

10 points to you! I like it. Same name, different language.



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User currently offlineshufflemoomin From Denmark, joined Jun 2010, 480 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 13524 times:

Quoting mhkansan (Reply 16):
People would get off in the wrong Springfield all the time.

On a slightly off-topic note, I've always wondered how many people who don't speak great English get screwed when they take the train into Manhattan from EWR. They have two stations on that line, Newark Penn Station and New York Penn Station. I can't possibly see how that would confuse travellers.  


User currently offlineAirGabon From Switzerland, joined Dec 2003, 886 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 13482 times:

Maybe between St John and St John's in Canada?

User currently offlineDIJKKIJK From France, joined Jul 2003, 1804 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 13324 times:

Wasn't there a flight between Bloomington, IL and Bloomington, IN at some point?


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User currently offlinesimonriat From UK - England, joined Jul 2010, 136 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 13285 times:

More of a question than an answer. Does anyone fly between Palma Majorca and Parma Italy? Slightly different spellings, does it even count?

User currently offlineLH422 From Germany, joined Sep 2010, 411 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 13641 times:

There is a flight from Las Palmas (LPA) to La Palma (SPC) but none from either to Palma (PMI), although they're in the same country.

25 Sheridan125 : In the 1960's Caledonian used to run regular flights from London (UK) to London Ontario.
26 ghYHZ : Saint John (New Brunswick) YSJ is always spelled out. St. John’s (Newfoundland) YYT is not. If you go back to the ‘70s and early ‘80s, PV (East
27 Post contains images Quokkas : It isn't non-stop or direct but with a change in Toronto, (YYZ) you can fly from Kingston, Ontario (YGK) to Kingston, Jamaica (KIN). Outbound AC7257 &
28 avion660 : This is a bit of a cheat, but I did once fly SCL -LHR with a stop in SCQ! OK, I know it was two separate flights but Viasa did sell me the ticket to
29 mhkansan : There are no direct flights between my home airport (MHK) and New York, but being named Manhattan and working at the airport - yeah, it happens twice
30 focculare : I once got diverted to HOU and thenflew to IAH... not scheduled but maybe it counts... Shortest flight of my life I might add.
31 bobloblaw : It might be possible the was a flight between BMI and BMG. It would only have been flown by Britt Airways if there was such a flight.
32 Post contains links YLWbased : Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...nd-Canada-flying-wrong-Sydney.html YLWbased
33 longhauler : Funny you should mention that ... We used to have a flight AC606 to St. John's, leave YYZ at exactly the same time as AC666 to Saint John. One mornin
34 Post contains links and images neutrino : If Singapore, Michigan had not demised in 1876, would there now be flights between Singapore, Asia and Singapore, USA? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Si
35 RWA380 : I doubt we will ever see a PDX-PWM flight, unless AS has no other cities left to fly to out east, down the road, you know like 50 years from now. Ther
36 Post contains images Pacific : On the same vein, Amsterdam to New Amsterdam. Damned Brits spoiling it for us.
37 bristolflyer : 38 posts and no-one has mentioned Westray and Papa Westray. Though with a population of 563 and 65 respectively I wouldn't exactly call them 'cities'.
38 Post contains images mesaflyguy : What about JFK (which is in Jamaica) to Jamaica? I know it's not exactly what the OP asked for, but it's somethin'
39 callumm92 : Not quite there, but Ryanair's Dublin - Lublin service is just one letter apart?
40 2travel2know2 : I doubt there's a market for a DL MSP-GRU, specially if DL flies ATL/DTW-GRU. Do SAP San Pedro Honduras, TPA St Pete Florida and LED St Petersburg Ru
41 hOmsAR : One of the things that got me thinking about a thread like this some time ago was when I read that Portland, OR was almost named Boston, OR. The stor
42 Post contains links Maverick623 : Someone who works in MSP told a story of a Twenty-something and her mother who came up to him looking for the gate for Honolulu after arriving from P
43 yegger : Air Canada had a short lived flight from Toronto, Ontario to Ontario, California about 10 years ago.
44 yellowtail : Actually CO used to have flights from Hounton IAH to both Houston Hobby HOU and HOuston Ellington Field (EFD). at one point IAH-HOU was a DC-9
45 FWAERJ : IIRC, it was part of a UA/ZK milk run that went BMG-HUF-BMI-ORD. ZK did a lot of these types of routes in the Midwest on the B1900 for UA.
46 beechtobus : ONT might be a bit of a stretch, in that case (city to provence or state) you'd have to include SEA to DCA/IAD, or any thing in Kansas (Salina I think
47 Zudnic : Thought there might have been an outside chance of scheduled service on a smaller, Cape Air-style airline from CHS to CRW as Cubsrule said; couldn't f
48 beechtobus : This is probably quite a stretch as well (but that is what makes these topics fun) but the Portland metro area is officially called the Portland-Vanco
49 UALWN : There are many flights between Santa Cruz de Tenerife (TFN) and Santa Cruz de La Palma (SPC). Astronomers go to La Palma all the time to do research
50 yellowtail : Maybe one day we might see CM service between Panama City, Panama and Panama City, FL
51 brilondon : Wardair use to fly a summer only fight between YXU and LGW back in the 80's I think. Very short lived I believe as it only lasted from June to Septem
52 Viscount724 : Eastern once operated from Greensboro, North Carolina (GSO) to Greenville, South Carolina (GSP). AC/TCA operated that route with Viscounts in the 1950
53 Post contains images rwessel : As I understand it, there's a steady trickle of passengers arriving in the wrong Portland (MN vs. OR). *17,000* miles? They had an off-planet destina
54 gigneil : There's more Penn Stations on that line than that... Baltimore Penn Station is not too much further, not to mention the several Union Stations. NS
55 RWA380 : I know both those last names are streets here in Portland, I live 1 block off Lovejoy and 5 blocks off Pettygrove. I doubt that will happen, as Vanco
56 Post contains links VV701 : I doubt that we will ever see a flight from EGTO, Rochester Airport - see guide and aerial photo here: http://www.rochester-airport.co.uk/Essential%20
57 FreshSide3 : I don't think there has been a direct flight between Bend, and North Bend, both in Oregon.....but Alaska/Horizon has flown to both from SEA. There is
58 steelhead : CargoJet is sometimes flying between Hamilton/Ontario and Hamilton/Bermuda. This is most of the times a positioning flight (CJT is operating between H
59 GentFromAlaska : If military flights count I would think Dover, Delaware to Dover England.
60 BOStonsox : BMI-MSP on DL should count: Bloomington, IL to Bloomington, MN. MSP is technically not in any city, but it does straddle the Bloomington city limits!
61 EWRandMDW : They also flew IAH - HOU - IAH, so 3 airports within same city!
62 EWRandMDW : Back in the 1960s - 1980s there was a helicopter shuttle in the NYC area connecting EWR, Wall St. Heliport, Pam Am Building, LGA and JFK, so 5 locatio
63 sw733 : I love A.net. "Any flights between two cities with same name?" "Well, back in 1933, ABC Airways flew from Frankfurt to France, and although one is a c
64 2travel2know2 : Topics like these should be in the Fun in Aviation Forum. And back to the subject, Santa Cruz Bolivia VVI and St Croix STX U.S. Virgin Islands qualif
65 mesaflyguy : Yupp, US flies aa daily 757 on the route.
66 rwy04lga : TPA is Tampa FL. PIE is St Petersburg FL. LED-PIE is St Petersburg to St Petersburg.
67 Viscount724 : What does Rochester, NY have to do with Ras al-Khaimah, United Arab Emirates (RKT)? Or do you mean RST (Rochester, Minnesota)? I'm sure NW passengers
68 GSPflyer : There may be a possibility of seeing a regional airline operating between GSP and PGV. Not direct between the two, but maybe a GSP-CLT-PGV routing, li
69 Q : Many years ago, I flew Detroit CIty to Detroit Metro on Southwest 737-300 when it is snowing out there. DTW pax stranded go to MDW. I was supposed to
70 PROSA : It's a pity that Frankfurt an der Oder is too close to Berlin to merit its own commercial airport.
71 AirIndia : HYD - HDD is a possibility that will never materialise though.
72 RWA380 : Nothing non-stop for sure. Unfortunately Bend is served from the Redmond airport. JT used to fly to both Redmond and Bend at one time back in 1979, I
73 BostonBeau : Not exactly what you are looking for, but I remember when American had a daily B-707 from Boston to Dulles Airport which continued on to Dallas Love F
74 bluewhale18210 : A bit off topic... Back when I started as a buck new dispatcher I picked up the phone for my pod-mate. It was a pilot flying into MSP. He asked about
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