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Closest US Cities With Mainline Service

Thu Feb 26, 2004 4:43 pm

What two cities in the US are closest together that both have mainline service. Let's leave out multi-airport cities (JFK/EWR/LGA). But, ISP/LGA could count, as well as BOS/ PVD.

I would think that MIA and FLL (19 miles) might be the closest. What are others?
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RE: Closest US Cities With Mainline Service

Thu Feb 26, 2004 4:45 pm

DTW and TOL (about 49 miles).
 
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RE: Closest US Cities With Mainline Service

Thu Feb 26, 2004 4:46 pm

Who flies mainline into TOL these days?!
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RE: Closest US Cities With Mainline Service

Thu Feb 26, 2004 4:48 pm

TransMeridian Airlines flies scheduled passenger service to MCO (B727) and LAS (B757)
 
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RE: Closest US Cities With Mainline Service

Thu Feb 26, 2004 4:57 pm

What two cities in the US are closest together that both have mainline service. Let's leave out multi-airport cities (JFK/EWR/LGA). But, ISP/LGA could count, as well as BOS/ PVD.

I would think that MIA and FLL (19 miles) might be the closest. What are others?


MIA and FLL don't count if you are leaving out multi-airport cities. They are both in the Greater Miami area. They serve a very similar purpose that LGA and JFK do in terms of route networks. FLL is the main domestic gateway, with generally higher frequency to destinations on the Eastern seaboard, where MIA is the main international gateway.
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RE: Closest US Cities With Mainline Service

Thu Feb 26, 2004 5:13 pm

Not really sure which two are the closest, but there are a lot that are mainline markets close together

Really close together...
West Palm and MIA/FLL
McAllen and Harlingen (and formely Brownsville)
Philadelphia and Baltimore
Akron-Canton and Cleveland
Westchester and NYC Metro (not sure about this one)

Fairly close together...
San Antonio and Austin
Dayton and Columbus
Denver and Colorado Springs
Boston and Providence
Tampa and Orlando
Chicago and Milwaukee

Formerly served...
Ithaca/Cortland and Elmira/Corning and Binghamton
Utica/Rome and Syracuse
Winston-Salem and Greensboro/High Point
Norfolk and Newport News
Youngstown and Cleveland and Akron-Canton
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RE: Closest US Cities With Mainline Service

Thu Feb 26, 2004 5:23 pm

Westchester and NYC Metro (not sure about this one)

Westchester is part of the New York City metro. Lot's of commuters from Westchester County to Manhattan.

West Palm Beach is also part of the Miami metro, again, lot's of people commuter from Palm Beach to Miami.

In both cases, they commute by train, because the distances are far.

However, you rarely see people in the MIA area flying out of PBI, and PBI-area people don't use MIA much (unless they are going to LatAm or Europe). People in the White Plains area use New York City area airports all the time, though. Fares out of HPN are very, very high.
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RE: Closest US Cities With Mainline Service

Thu Feb 26, 2004 6:35 pm

Lets not forget LAX, ONT, BUR, SNA, LGB, all of which recieve main line service. Also in CA you have SFO, OAK, and SMF (Sacramento, I think). There's also HNL and OGG in Hawaii. Farther north there's PDX and SEA. Back East you have PHL, BWI, IAD, CA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA, and even ACY, all of which definately recieve Mainline service.
 
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RE: Closest US Cities With Mainline Service

Thu Feb 26, 2004 10:05 pm

BOS / MHT (closer than PVD I think).
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