Zrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3203 posts, RR: 9 Posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3576 times:
Ledt me rephrase: Which cities have more than one FULL service commercial airport... where neither is considered "secondary." For example, Chicago has both O'hare and Midway, but Midway is a truly secondary airport.
IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6327 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3563 times:
Midway is a "secondary" airport? That's cute.
Anyway Washington also has BWI, Los Angeles has BUR, LGB and SNA, the San Francisco area has SFO/OAK and to an point SJC (pushing distance a bit on SJC though), Miami has MIA and FLL, Dallas/Ft Worth has DFW and DAL and Houston has IAH and HOU.
I add airports that technically are in other cities but fall well within the catchment of the metropolis.
AZO From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 769 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3550 times:
If you are stretching all the way up to Flint then I suppose you could include Toledo Express as well, though I don't know how the fares differ or if people from southern Wayne and Monroe county actually use it.
HlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3509 times:
For Detroit you could count Detroit City Airport if they ever got their $hit together. They had Southwest service in the early 90s, USAir Express service in the mid 90s and was Pro Airs main base in the late 90s.
There has been talk about more passenger service coming back to City Airport, but I doubt it will happen since they can't lengthen the main runway due to a cemetary on each end.
I still think that Pontiac Airport could some day be a DTW reliever- They regularly handle A320s with their 3X weekly Daimler Chrysler flights direct to Germany. Other aircraft as big as 727s fly in their regularly too.
Paulc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3497 times:
How about Milan (Malpensa or Linate) Moscow (Sheremetyvo/Vnukovo/Domodedavo) Belfast (Aldergrove/Belfast City)
Sao Paulo(Conghonas/+other and Rio de Janeiro (Santos Dumont+Garhulos sp?) Bueno Airies (Aeroparque/Ezeiza)
Zrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3203 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3492 times:
How is midway secondary? Because it is not the "main" airport that serves Chicago.
BUR does not cut it for the LA area, but I would count SNA. DAL is very much secondary. Detroit City is a certainly another Detroit airport, but it hardly qualifies in this thread. Let's read my post again: "Which cities have more than one FULL service commercial airport... where neither is considered "secondary."
Flint??? Are you serious?
New York has more than one primary airport.
Does the airport have an airline VIP club, does the airport split arrivals/ departures, does the airport have widebody traffic?
Sure, WN may have 10000 flights a day out of an airport, but I would still consider it a secondary airport if it not the airport that first comes to mind when you think of the city.
Ual747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3487 times:
DFW and Dallas Love Field. Both are full service airports offering several different airlines for International and Domestic services. While Dallas Love is mostly dominated by Southwest, it does offer service on AA, DL, and CO.
Yvr74 From Canada, joined Sep 2002, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3467 times:
Interesting topic, but I would disagree with one statement. I grew up in the southern United States and have traveled in and out of quite a few Southern cities. If wide body activity or airline VIP clubs are indicators of a primary airport, then some cities such as JAN and LIT have no primary airports at all!
If you are looking strictly at passenger service, until the arrival of KLM several years ago to MEM, there was no wide body service whatsoever to MEM. Of course there is a host of wide body activity with the FedEx base, and now in addition to KLM, NW has several daily DC-10 services between MEM and MSP. I always found the lack of wide body service disappointing, considering that MEM was/is a hub city for a major US airline.
Having lived in the area for many years before moving to Canada, it was always a bit of a disappointing place to plane spot from a variety perspective considering nearly 85% of the traffic was operated by NW and NW Airlink and most of that traffic was 727 and DC-9 service. If you are into the DC-9, it still is a good place to see many examples, although I do not know if there are still good places to park and watch through the fence.
Wilax From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 465 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3341 times:
The author of this post asked for non-secondary airports, and I think he meant two or more equal airports. In no way is MDW equal to ORD--no international traffic, no large aircraft--DCA equal to IAD--same reason. True they both handle a large number of pax, but they are not interchangeable like EWR and JFK, which is probably the only US example.
MrLineGuy From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3332 times:
Have you visited MDW lately? ATA currently operates (or has announced) service from MDW to Aruba, Cancun, Grand Caymen, Guadalajara, Montego Bay, Puerto Vallarta, San Juan. These are all INTERNATIONAL destinations. In addition to ATA providing non-stop flights to INTERNATIONAL destinations, Mexicana also serves MDW with non-stop flights to Zacatecas, Morelia, and Guadalajara.
Yes, MDW does not see "large aircraft" (i.e. 767's or A330's) but MDW does handle 757-200's and 757-300's (ATA's 757's are categorized as "Heavy" aircraft). MDW is no ORD but it plays a significant role in Chicago air transportation.
Thomacf From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 542 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3305 times:
If people are going to say FLL/MIA, SFO/SJC and DTW/FNT, then you can count CLE and CAK. Years ago you could say CLE/BKL when Wright Airlines and a couple other small carriers had scheduled service into BKL.