Jetblue15
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Melbourne, FL

Sun Apr 04, 2004 10:00 am

Read an article in the latest Airways. Do people use this airport as an alternate to MCO. Why don't more carriers use this airport with there smaller A/C?? All I know of is Delta's Comair and some local FL carriers.

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nm19371
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RE: Melbourne, FL

Sun Apr 04, 2004 10:00 am

I know that Spirit flew MD-80s to Melbourne from (Washington National)DCA in 1999-2001 - but the service was kind of sporadic. I agree, more airlines should fly there since theres alot of aviation/hi-tech businesses nearby with the space center and the beaches are pretty popular with tourists.
 
luv2fly
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RE: Melbourne, FL

Sun Apr 04, 2004 10:00 am

I am surprised that with the growth of the cruise lines sailing out of Port Canaveral that this airport has not seen a growth spurt. Flew in there once and after MCO it was a treat in and out in a second....
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727LOVER
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RE: Melbourne, FL

Sun Apr 04, 2004 10:00 am

MLB in Airways. I'll have to check that out.
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corey07850
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RE: Melbourne, FL

Sun Apr 04, 2004 10:00 am

I flew in there today and find it a really nice airport. The location is really neat to fly along the shore and check out Patrick AFB and NASA.

In regard to the air carriers, I think mainline Delta flies MD-88's in there as well from Atlanta. Including traffic, it's about a 30 minute to an hour drive to the Orlando area, so it isn't that bad
 
miamix707
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RE: Melbourne, FL

Sun Apr 04, 2004 10:00 am

yes melbourne is at least an hour drive from Orlando, it's actually a rather long drive. All I ever seen there is once a Spirit MD80 and last time a Delta MD80. An ex-Trans Air Link DC6 has been there for a few years, props removed last I time I saw it.

A few years back an airline based there with some DC-9s painted on a red livery was going to start operations. If I recall correctly this information was posted on the airport's webpage. I guess it never started.
 
NW747-400
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RE: Melbourne, FL

Sun Apr 04, 2004 10:02 am

MLB is an airport usually utilized by local Brevard county residents. Most tourists don't fly into MLB because MCO is probably 15% cheaper.
 
Jetblue15
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RE: Melbourne, FL

Sun Apr 04, 2004 10:15 am

Great feed back. Its a great little airport form what I saw in the article. They did mention some flights from ATL in the article.

Thanks for the feed back

Jeblue15
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skyhawk
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RE: Melbourne, FL

Sun Apr 04, 2004 10:17 am

DL goes into MLB from ATL and CVG
 
727LOVER
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RE: Melbourne, FL

Sun Apr 04, 2004 10:18 am

When CO was there, why didn't they have flights to IAH, connecting the two vital cities of NASA?
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DB777
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RE: Melbourne, FL

Sun Apr 04, 2004 11:45 am

MCO is a straight shot on the Beeline Expressway to Port Canaveral where the cruise ships dock. I've made it two or three times in 30-35 minutes, which is probably the same amount of time it takes to get there from MLB. I just can't see carriers moving flights to MLB from MCO when the Orlando market is so much larger for other than cruise ship passengers. MLB is a nice airport and it's a shame it's so close to MCO.
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AMERICAN757
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RE: Melbourne, FL

Sun Apr 04, 2004 1:44 pm

I agree, Melbourne is not that far from Orlando. I just got home from Orlando tonight, and yesterday we drove to Melbourne to catch some rays at the beach, but after 15 minutes of being there I threw up, so we drove back to Orlando. I would say it was no more than 40 mins each way.
 
Shawn Patrick
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RE: Melbourne, FL

Sun Apr 04, 2004 2:31 pm

MLB is very convenient if you're staying along the Space Coast, but the problem is MCO is only slightly less convenient and quite a bit cheaper. I'd use MLB if it wasn't so expensive.

Shawn

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