I have a quick question. After looking through my Jan. 1, 1985 and Jul. 1, 1985 Western Airlines Timetables, I noticed that Western flew four flights daily between Oklahoma City and Tulsa (both ways). I know this may not seem like a lot, but for an airline based out west, it does not make sense to me why Western Airlines would be so interested in Oklahoma. I would think that American Airlines, with their main hub only a little over 200 miles to the south, would have served the routes.
This is a photo of a Western Boeing 727 taking off from Tulsa in May of 1986.
Photo © Terry Hale
So what was Westerns reason for flying four flights a day between these two cities?