As a airline nut It was intresting after October 1978 when this dereg thing happened. I always found the aspect of smaller communities losing air service after October 1978 and the Majors starting to pull there service for the neon routes intresting. Delta dumped several of their cities in 1979 for other markets, e.g. Springfield,MO
; Alexandria,LA; Beaumont,TX; Paducha, KY; Presque Isle, ME; Meridian,MS; Manchester,NH; Burlington,VT;and Asheville,NC
. Eastern got rid of Memphis, TN
; Columbus, GA
; Chattanooga,TN; Roanoke, VA;Huntsville, AL
;Lexington,KY; Cincinnati,OH;and Macon,GA. United abandoned their Atlanta operation and the routes to about 25 cities. Chattanooga, Tennesse is a good example of a community that was hit hard by the loss of airline service. Only Delta would remain until they dropped service in 1992. Piedmont is good example of growth after October 1978.