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Your Airport's Most Important Flight

Mon Aug 09, 2004 6:41 am

What would you say your airport's most important flight is?

I think JFK's would be Northwest 17 to Tokyo. It's always packed (cargo and passengers).

Thanks, for some reason this topic interests me.
 
Matt D
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RE: Your Airport's Most Important Flight

Mon Aug 09, 2004 6:42 am

Important...defined as what?

Frequency?

Number of pax?

Largest plane?

Bragging rights?

 
Ilovenz
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RE: Your Airport's Most Important Flight

Mon Aug 09, 2004 6:49 am

For MSN it would probably be (and I'm gonna list routes and airlines because I don't know the flight #s) NW MSN-MSP and AA MSN-ORD. Wish it was Midwest Airlines MSN-MKE and I wish we had Midwest MSN-MCI, but that ain't gonna happen.
 
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RE: Your Airport's Most Important Flight

Mon Aug 09, 2004 6:54 am

For Islip (ISP/KISP) I would guess it would be Southwest Airlines to MDW or BWI, because from those 2 airports you can connect to just about anywhere Southwest flies too.
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RE: Your Airport's Most Important Flight

Mon Aug 09, 2004 8:18 am

MEX

Frequencies: CO's service to IAH (international) and AM's service to MTY (domestic).
Packed flight: any of the flights to Europe during the summer season.
Profitable: AM's flights to Europe.
Coolest plane: IB's flights to MAD on A346's and RG's flights to GRU (via CUN on Saturday) on 772's.
Exotic destination: JL's MEX-YVR-NRT.
Next flights: MEX-LAX AM 738, LAX-PVG DL 77L, SHA-PEK CA 789, PEK-PVG CA A332, PVG-ORD MU 77W, ORD-MEX AM 738
 
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RE: Your Airport's Most Important Flight

Mon Aug 09, 2004 8:21 am

Out of good ol' Grand Forks, ND the only commercial route is NW GFK-MSP, so that would have to qualify as numero uno. FedEx also sends some 727s back and forth from Memphis...

Other than that, the only important flight is my own... out to the practice area and back.. woooo!
 
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RE: Your Airport's Most Important Flight

Mon Aug 09, 2004 8:25 am

For ROC, my former home airport, it would be B6's flights to JFK. NYC is the biggest destination from the airport, and JetBlue fills up all 5 flights daily. Without JetBlue, there'd only be US serving the route at three times the price.

As for my new home airport, JFK, it's most likely any flight to LHR. A lot of people that want to go to London or smaller cities within Europe or Western Europe take connections at LHR because there are no non-stops from the U.S, yet there are so many flights to choose from at LHR.

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RE: Your Airport's Most Important Flight

Mon Aug 09, 2004 8:26 am

For DTW, it's gotta be the DTW-AMS ones. After that, it'd be DTW-NRT.
 
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RE: Your Airport's Most Important Flight

Mon Aug 09, 2004 8:36 am

For TPA I think its BA's flights to LGW on a 777, although we aren't lacking widebodies.  Big grin
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RE: Your Airport's Most Important Flight

Mon Aug 09, 2004 8:38 am

MSP would be to AMS. It went to 3 times daily and is staying that way for the first time ever during the winter.
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RE: Your Airport's Most Important Flight

Mon Aug 09, 2004 8:40 am

From PDX it would have to be Lufthansa flight to FRA, NWA new flight to Tokyo, Japan, Mexicana flight Guadalajara, Mexico, Korean air Cargo flight to Incheon, and Air China Cargo flight to Guangzhou, China...
 
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RE: Your Airport's Most Important Flight

Mon Aug 09, 2004 8:43 am

I think JFK's would be Northwest 17 to Tokyo. It's always packed (cargo and passengers).
Do not forget about JAL, and AA might even be in there.

I agree: LHR is an important route for JFK.

EK's JFK-DXB is probably a very prominent route for JFK.

For LGA, I would say the ATL routes (DL fills up numerous 767s a day) and FLL (many airlines fly there).

For EWR: Singapore EWR-SIN.

I think we can all guess what the most important route at JFK was.

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RE: Your Airport's Most Important Flight

Mon Aug 09, 2004 8:50 am

The BA Concorde to LHR???? LOL
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RE: Your Airport's Most Important Flight

Mon Aug 09, 2004 8:59 am

Ilovenz - Nice to see another MSNer on here! I'd agree on the MSN-MSP/DTW flights. Welcome to A.net as I see you only have 16 posts  Smile. Welcome to my Respected Users list also!
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RE: Your Airport's Most Important Flight

Mon Aug 09, 2004 9:17 am

Graham697, you are definitely right.
 
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RE: Your Airport's Most Important Flight

Mon Aug 09, 2004 1:22 pm

Here at LAX, I would have to argue SQ's nonstop SIN-LAX-SIN as the most important in terms of impressiveness.

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RE: Your Airport's Most Important Flight

Mon Aug 09, 2004 1:39 pm

For FAI, it would be FAI-SEA, since that connects us to the rest of the world.
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RE: Your Airport's Most Important Flight

Mon Aug 09, 2004 4:00 pm

LH's FRA flights out of HAJ seem to be the most important IMO. Those "feeders" allow easy connections to wherever you want to go.
 
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RE: Your Airport's Most Important Flight

Mon Aug 09, 2004 10:59 pm

Kuala Lumpur - Heathrow

Malaysia Airlines flagship route MH001/002, plus there's no more competition from BA.
 
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RE: Your Airport's Most Important Flight

Tue Aug 10, 2004 12:39 am

For MIA and FLL it has to be to NYC all three of them. Also MIA-NAS and MIA/FLL-MCO and MIA-LHR
MIA-NAS is very important to Bahamains.
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RE: Your Airport's Most Important Flight

Tue Aug 10, 2004 5:24 am

Must agree with FlyMia on this one...

1. NYC Area (JFK,LGA,EWR) - An AA market at MIA

2. NAS, FPO - AA, Bahamasair, Gulfstream

3. LHR ( BA 2x Daily, AA 2x Daily, VS 1 daily)

4. MAD (Best selling route in the U.S. for IB - 1 daily and AA 1 daily)

5. SJU/SDQ - San Juan and Santo Domingo huge markets at MIA. AA dominated flights.

Notable and also very important markets:

MIA-EZE, MIA-SCL, MIA-GIG, MIA-GRU, MIA-CCS, MIA-BOG, MIA-MCO, MIA-TPA

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RE: Your Airport's Most Important Flight

Tue Aug 10, 2004 6:03 am

Frequencies: AV to CLO and MDE.
Packed flight: AV to JFK??? MIA???? Dont really know...
Profitable: AV to the US, AA to MIA.
Coolest plane: BA 772 to LHR (seasonal equipment) and Cargolux 744 to Luxembourg.
Exotic destination: AC to YYZ.
 
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RE: Your Airport's Most Important Flight

Tue Aug 10, 2004 11:08 am

CLE is proabably........UA CLE-ORD, CO CLE-LGW (if that does well, it might bring more transatlantic routes) CO CLE-IAH/EWR for connecting flights. And UA CLE-DEN


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RE: Your Airport's Most Important Flight

Tue Aug 10, 2004 1:28 pm

SCL

Frequencies: EZE- LAN's 7x daily, AR's 4x daily, AF's 1x daily, LH 1x daily plus some weekly flights of AC and AV

Packed: I'd say MIA (AA and LA), MAD (IB and AA), EZE or GRU (RG and LA)

Other main destinations: LIM,MEX,FRA
 
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RE: Your Airport's Most Important Flight

Tue Aug 10, 2004 2:05 pm

BOS has to be:

NW: BOS - DTW/AMS/MSP
UA: BOS - SFO/LAX/ORD
DL/SONG: ATL/MCO
BA: LON
US: PHL/CLT
AA: LAX/MIA/DFW
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RE: Your Airport's Most Important Flight

Wed Aug 11, 2004 12:26 am


I would say...TU722 TUN-ORY / TU711 TUN-CMN / TU216 TUN-IST.
 
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RE: Your Airport's Most Important Flight

Wed Aug 11, 2004 12:46 am

CMH lost a couple of important flights when America West discontinued CMH as mini-hub.

Best example:

CMH-LAX

I think CMH is looking for a direct flight to LAX. I hope Southwest will fly CMH-LAX nonstop one day.
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RE: Your Airport's Most Important Flight

Wed Aug 11, 2004 12:56 am

For BOH, probably FR992/994 to Dublin. It was the first route from Bournemouth with Ryanair and it has always been the most popular route!

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RE: Your Airport's Most Important Flight

Wed Aug 11, 2004 11:06 am

Another one for MIA/FLL is ATL. with DL 767's fly that route all day. And also Air Tran 717 and AA flys MIA-ATL too not sure what type 738 or MD-80 I am sure.
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RE: Your Airport's Most Important Flight

Wed Aug 11, 2004 3:57 pm

Delta Air Lines MCO-ATL  Smile Nearly always full, and a crapload of 767's!

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RE: Your Airport's Most Important Flight

Wed Aug 11, 2004 6:41 pm

Manchester-Singapore with SIA

This was one of the first intercontinental flights out of MAN (except USA/Canada) and it took years of wrangling to break the back of LHR only arguments and BA being protective of its routes, though BA's never shown any dedication or inclination in launching similar flights. We did have BA competing for a short time with CX to HKG and PK to Karachi(?), but that's it. QF did come as well for a period with 742s (though I can't remember dates).

SIA started 3x weekly with a 743-SCD via DXB. Now daily (744/777) along with many other long hauls eastwards.

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RE: Your Airport's Most Important Flight

Fri Aug 13, 2004 5:25 am

Also, BOG-MAD in AV and IB is packed.
 
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RE: Your Airport's Most Important Flight

Fri Aug 13, 2004 7:08 am

The BA Concorde to LHR???? LOL
Ding ding!

Delta Air Lines MCO-ATL Nearly always full, and a crapload of 767's!
Not to mention 777s, and (formerly) L-1011s and MD-11s.

For MCO, I would say that the LGW routes are the most important.

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RE: Your Airport's Most Important Flight

Fri Aug 13, 2004 9:55 am

From San Juan my guess would be JFK (because of the number of people that fly the route, and a very important destination for Puerto Ricans.
MIA-important hub for connections to practically anywere in Latin America and most major cities in the U.S.A.
MAD-on Iberia its Puerto Rico's sole scheduled nonstop link to Europe.
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RE: Your Airport's Most Important Flight

Sat Aug 14, 2004 1:11 am

DL JAX-ATL
As Delta767300ER said: Nearly always full, and a crapload of 767's!
 
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RE: Your Airport's Most Important Flight

Sun Aug 15, 2004 6:43 am

IAH (my old home airport)...

Frequency has to be to EWR on CO...
Everything from 772's, 764's, 762's, 752's (unsure about 753's...but they do go to LAX from IAH), 738's (Does CO still run MD-80's IAH-EWR?)
Number of Pax is probably also EWR. Beaucoup inter-hub traffic going on there.
The coolest planes by far are the KLM 744 daily from AMS, the LH A342 from FRA, and that wild-looking Antonov that sits out on the tarmac when you drive in on JFK Blvd.
Longest nonstop flight is the daily IAH-NRT on CO's 772...that's gotta be a backbreaker in Y.
I think the Direct to GUM through HNL runs a bit longer though. It's my dream to get out to ROR eventually on AirMike.
IAH certainly draws a wider variety of a/c now than it used to when I started flying in the mid-80's, when the whole place was festooned with those god-awful CO meatball tails.

EDI, where I live now is kinda boring. 752's are about the most interesting thing we get in (CO, Air-Scotland, FirstChoice, et al.) GLA is better for spotting.

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