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Most Deserted Jetport You Have Been To

Fri Sep 24, 2004 8:06 am

Let me rephrase:

What's the most isolated, middle of nowhere, small city airport you have been to with mainline jet service?

I suppose Bangor Maine ranks up there for me, as I used to fly UA and DL in there. DOn't get me wrong, I understand that BGR is an important airport for Maine, but it's pretty isolated up there.

Let's see, others would be:

Helena, MT (mainline DL until a few years ago)
Eugene, OR (UA, until a few years ago)
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RE: Most Deserted Jetport You Have Been To

Fri Sep 24, 2004 8:13 am

theres always Whitehorse, Yukon... We have a good sized population (about 23,000) but its a good few hours down the highway to the nearest place with more than 50 people.



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RE: Most Deserted Jetport You Have Been To

Fri Sep 24, 2004 8:33 am

First would be stapleton before it closed, second would be KPIT during non peak hours
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RE: Most Deserted Jetport You Have Been To

Fri Sep 24, 2004 8:50 am

EKO Elko NV. Still gets service from SkyWest to RNO and SLC. The RNO portion is soon to be gone. Also a charter company "casino express" operates some strange routes.
 
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RE: Most Deserted Jetport You Have Been To

Fri Sep 24, 2004 9:11 am

Midland/Odessa (KMAF), Lubbock (KLBB), Amarillo (KAMA) all are way out in the middle of nowhere.
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RE: Most Deserted Jetport You Have Been To

Fri Sep 24, 2004 11:49 am

SNN (Shannon, Ireland) Just a couple of planes their every day and the airport is huge. I guess its because planes don't have to refuel there anymore.
 
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RE: Most Deserted Jetport You Have Been To

Fri Sep 24, 2004 11:53 am

I transited through MEM a few years back and it seemed like our flight was the only one that landed at that time. Other than a few airline employees and a couple of janitors taking out the trash, one else was really around. It was late at night however.

Also, on the international front, I landed in a small airport in southern Philippines called Zamboanga Airport and since the airport only served a few flights a day, once again, almost no one was present when we landed. There were a few porters and airport empoyees helping out with luggage. I can see the place being extremely deserted most of the day.
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RE: Most Deserted Jetport You Have Been To

Fri Sep 24, 2004 6:33 pm

I wish I could go to this place someday...

...but the most isolated jetport in the world is the most isolated piece of land in the world - Easter Island.

This tiny speck of land in the middle of nowhere receives 763 service twice a week along SCL-IPC-PPT route served by LAN.
 
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RE: Most Deserted Jetport You Have Been To

Fri Sep 24, 2004 6:43 pm

Rotorua in New Zealand, I went there on a NZ 737-200
 
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RE: Most Deserted Jetport You Have Been To

Fri Sep 24, 2004 7:21 pm

Terminal D at KPHL, 5am one stormy Saturday morning in December at the insistance my wife who was totally adamant that because we were on an international flight (PHL-JFK-LHR) we needed to check in two hours before our hopper to JFK departed  Yawn
 
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RE: Most Deserted Jetport You Have Been To

Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:41 pm

Dinard, France (DNR?) on Ryanair. The tower controller came down and rolled the airstairs to the plane. The immigration lady also unloaded the bags and put them on the single conveyer. Same going back again.

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Fri Sep 24, 2004 11:28 pm

Mildford Sound Airport (MFN) in New Zealand with a Britten Norman...

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RE: Most Deserted Jetport You Have Been To

Sat Sep 25, 2004 12:21 am

Spitsbergen Airport, Svalbard. 2 flights a day during the summer, 4 a week during winter. The terminal consists of a converted hangar.

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RE: Most Deserted Jetport You Have Been To

Sat Sep 25, 2004 2:17 am

Iquitos Peru, Faucett 737

Iquitos is actually a good-sized city but it is isolated in the middle of the Peruvian Amazon, Andes to the left and 2,000 miles of jungle to the right. No way out but b air, or a looong river cruise down the Amazon. There is nothing but beautiful jungle for miles around. Hope it is still like that.
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RE: Most Deserted Jetport You Have Been To

Sat Sep 25, 2004 2:20 am

Don't know if this counts, but last weekend i was in Udaipore in India. Flew down from DEL on a 9W ATR-72, but there was an Alliance Air 737-200 holding short when we landed, so it does get jet service.

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RE: Most Deserted Jetport You Have Been To

Mon Sep 27, 2004 6:50 pm

Aw, I was going to say Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen) airport on Svalbard, but I see someone has already beaten me to it! Using that airport was quite an experience (as was visiting Svalbard) - as JGPH1A has already said, it's a just a converted hangar, but gets crowded when a flight is about to depart - total chaos!
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RE: Most Deserted Jetport You Have Been To

Tue Sep 28, 2004 1:01 am

Not out of the way, but Nimes (France) was one of those places that got the flight from Paris in the morning and the flight from Paris in the evening and that was it. I once took a Mercure from Nimes to Orly. My parents who dropped me off had the entertainment of seeing a passenger who arrived on the morning flight get back to his car and find it on its hubs because someone had pinched the wheels.
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RE: Most Deserted Jetport You Have Been To

Wed Sep 29, 2004 3:19 pm

SCC/PUO, BRW, OTZ, OME, DLG, BET, ADQ, CDV, YAK, PSG, JNU, WRG, KTN all have no roads in or out and are very remote ... AS serves many very small communities with daily jet service.... spendy spendy spendy $$$

YXY is very remote... but you can drive there!!! but yes it is out in the middle of the Yukon!!!
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RE: Most Deserted Jetport You Have Been To

Wed Sep 29, 2004 5:03 pm

Frankfurt-Hahn supposedly near to Frankfurt Big grin! Ha could of made me laugh took me 8 hours to get to my destination where as it would have normally took 3! Wow!

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RE: Most Deserted Jetport You Have Been To

Mon Oct 04, 2004 7:01 pm

MLB has got to be THE most deserted airport I've ever flown into...DL is the only airline to offer mainline there - and I know they have a few more new services now (COEx, I think) - but DL was the only game in town when I flew through there to ATL.

I flew into FLL from ATL via MIA on a 763 and besides all of the people on my flight, we were the only people in the airport when we got in near 2am. The place was deserted.

The smallest airports I've ever flown to would have to be BIL, CAK, MHT and MSO - each time I flew in mainline - all times on DL - we were the only airplane on the ground, except for in MHT. It was still very quiet there, too.

I also flew out of JAX once at 5am and got to the airport around 3:30am and was bored stiff, as nothing was open and there was jack to do.

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