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SBN In The Past

Fri Apr 23, 2004 1:28 am

I lived in the South Bend area for a while (in the early to mid 90s) and was wondering what other airline service that SBN had such as in the 70s and 80s. anyone??  Smile
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sprxflySWA
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RE: SBN In The Past

Fri Apr 23, 2004 2:04 am

Well, looking at a United timetable eff October 26,1980, UA had:
2 nonstops to DEN
1 to Ft Wayne
1 12:15 am flt to MBS (Saginaw/Midland/Bay City,MI)

I'll bet North Central/ Republic had flights to DTW as well, but couldn't locate their timetable quickly.

Seems most airlines I looked at (AA,AL,DL,etc) most had service to Fort Wayne and that was as close to SBN as they got. I looked at AA 1983 timetable, and I thought they would have served SBN, but I was wrong.

I think Air Wisconsin flew there to ORD back then,too, but not sure.


 
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RE: SBN In The Past

Fri Apr 23, 2004 2:10 am

1976:
3 x CGX Skystream B-99
5 x ORD North Central CV-580
1 x ORD United B727-100
3 x ORD United B737
2 x CLE United B727-100
1 x CLE United B737
2 x DET Skystream B-99
3 x IND Skystream B-99
4 x AZO North Central CV-580
1 x PLY Skystream B-99 (PLY: Plymouth, IN)

1982:
4 x ORD Britt Airways Beechcraft
8 x ORD Britt Airways Metro
6 x ORD Air Wisconsin DHC-7
1 x ORD Air Wisconsin Metro
1 x ORD Republic DC-9-10
2 x MDW Skytrain Piper
2 x DEN United B727-100
1 x TW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW Republic DC-9-10

1985:
4 x ORD Air Wisconsin DHC-7
5 x ORD Air Wisconsin F-27
4 x ORD Britt Airways FH-227
3 x ORD Britt Airways Metro
2 x DAY Piedmont B727-200
2 x DAY Piedmont B737-200
2 x DEN United B727-100
3 x TW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW Britt Airways Metro
3 x TW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW Republic CV-580
1 x TW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW Republic DC-9-10
3 x FWA Air Wisconsin DHC-7
1 x FWA Air Wisconsin BAe-146
2 x FWA United B727-100
3 x GYY Britt Airways Metro (Gary, IN)
3 x IND Britt Airways B-99
2 x MIE Britt Airways Metro (Muncie, IN)
** All Air Wisconsin flights operated under the United code

1989:
6 x MDW Fischer/Midway Connection DO-228
1 x ORD American Eagle ATR-42
10 x ORD American Eagle SH-360
1 x ORD Air Wisconsin/UA BAe-146
11 x ORD Air Wisconsin/UA F-27
6 x CVG Comair/DL Metro
4 x CLE Britt/CO Connection EMB-120
2 x DAY Piedmont B737-200
2 x DAY Piedmont B737-300
3 x TW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW Northwest DC-9-10
1 x TW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW Northwest DC-9-30
1 x FWA Air Wisconsin/UA F-27
5 x IND USAir Express J-31
3 x BNA American Eagle Metro
4 x STL Air Midwest/TW Express EMB-120
 
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RE: SBN In The Past

Fri Apr 23, 2004 2:53 am

In 1981, my sister and her husband flew into SBN to meet up with the rest of the family to go to a family reunion. I remember them arriving from DTW on a Republic DC-9, of either -10 or -30 series. They had flown US on ROC-DTW.

At that time, the new SBN terminal had just been completed. It was really a nice little facility, one-level, with about five or six mainline parking positions, and two or three jetways. The concourse had floor-to-ceiling windows and was very bright.

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