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What Is The New 'Good Ole Days' For Your Airport?

Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:40 am

What would you call the new 'Good Ole Days' for your airport? For me and IND it used to be the good ole days when you could get domestic widebody service on TZ to LAS or MCO. TWA used to have L1011 service to STL and 767 service to LAX. I think there was even L1011 service to DAY (Imagine that). Well there seems to be a new good ole days here. Remember the good ole days when you'd be able to catch a 757 to somewhere? UA used to fly them out of here. TZ used to as well. There were even as many as 3 daily for NW. Not sure if CO or US ever had them here. I think HP at one time even ran them out of here. Can't swear to that one. I was thinking it was 757 to LAS or PHX.

Now it seems like an endless stream of RJs out of here or the 737 or 717 with the popular LCCs (WN and FL).

What about your airport?
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RE: What Is The New 'Good Ole Days' For Your Airpo

Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:55 am

Mine would be the now closed FBU. We could walk to the gate without a boarding card, just to look at the airplanes. The airport was dominated by DC-9/MD-80 combo, with the 737 a good number two. We had Delta A310, and SAS 767-300ER. SAS flew the 767 to LHR. BA did the same. For a short while Tower Air fler their jumbo jet to FBU. It must have been payload restricted. The terminal of the closed airport is the same. As is the area around. I have been there several times, and it seems like time stood still for 11 years.

Today most planes on the new airport OSL are 737 either from SAS or Norwegian. It is hard to come close to the acion on the airport. There are some spotters sites, but you really need to be local to find them. Luckily we now got Continental, US Airways (but only on tiny 757) and Thai has started BKK with A345 (soon to be 777).
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RE: What Is The New 'Good Ole Days' For Your Airpo

Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:50 am

Probably the 2004-2005 period when we had airlines like Air New Zealand, Austrian, Finnair, Swiss, etc. Miss those days  Sad
 
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RE: What Is The New 'Good Ole Days' For Your Airpo

Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:22 am

YHZ (Halifax)…….Two Airlines! Air Canada and Eastern Provincial but AC had L1011s, Domestic + International to Prestwick and LHR. Eventually CP AIR arrived with domestic service and a 747 to AMS…….then KLM with a 747 to AMS too.

We’re a much bigger airport now but the largest scheduled aircraft is an AC 767-300 to LHR. And with a US CBP “Pre-Clearance” facility here, most of the US majors are now represented.
 
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RE: What Is The New 'Good Ole Days' For Your Airpo

Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:42 am

North Central CV-580 flights to DTW, LAN, MKE, GRB, BEH, TVC....

Also at one time UAL DC-8 service from CLE, AAL 721, 722, and "Super 80" service from ORD, and YX DC-9-10 service to MKE and EWR.

NWA 744 and A333, and also AAL 762 crew training ("touch and goes") when those types were new.
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RE: What Is The New 'Good Ole Days' For Your Airpo

Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:17 pm

2007 was a good year for SNN. That summer it had:

1x daily A332 to JFK (EI)
1x daily A332 to ORD (EI)
1x daily A333 to BOS (EI)
1x daily B752 to EWR (CO)
1x daily B752 to ORD (AA)
1x daily B752 to PHL (US)
1x daily B762 to YYZ (AC)
1x daily B764 to ATL (DL)
1x daily B764 to JFK (DL)
1x weekly B763 to YHM (Y2)



Compared to today:

1x daily B752 to EWR (CO)
4x weekly A330 to BOS (EI)
4x weekly A333 to JFK (EI)
 
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RE: What Is The New 'Good Ole Days' For Your Airpo

Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:17 pm

I'm not intimately aware of the history of my current home airport (MSP), but I'll use my old one, GSO, which I'd say is Spring 2005:

Delta:
- 11 flights to Atlanta (5x MD-80, 2x 737-200, 2x 737-800, 2x CRJ)
- 8 flights to CVG (1x MD-80, 7x CRJ)
- 2 flights to BOS (2x CRJ)
- 3 flights to JFK (3x CRJ)
- 1 flight to TPA (1x CRJ)
- 4 flights to MCO (1x CRJ, 3x ERJ)
- 2 flights to FLL (2x ER3)
- 4 flights to LGA (4x CRJ)
Total of 35 daily flights (Current DL-South flying at GSO is 13 flights, 10 to ATL, 3 to CVG all on CRJ/CRJ-700).

Northwest:
- 4 flights to Detroit (2x DC-9-30, 1x Avro 85, 1x CRJ)
- 1 flight to Minneapolis (1x CRJ)
- 1 flight to Memphis (1x CRJ)
Total of 6 daily flights (current DL-North flying at GSO is 3 flights, 2 to DTW, 1 to MEM, all on CRJ)

Continental:
- 4 flights to Newark (4x ERJ)
- 3 flights to Houston (3x ERJ)
Total of 7 daily flights (current CO flying is the same at GSO, though a 4th IAH flight and 3x/day service to CLE has come and gone since)

American:
- 4 flights to Dallas (4x ERJ)
Total of 4 daily flights (current AA flying is 3x ERJ to DFW and 1x ERJ to MIA; same capacity, just re-allocated)

United:
- 4 flights to Chicago (2x 737-500, 2x RJ)
- 4 flights to Dulles (4x RJ)
Total of 8 daily flights (current UA flying is 4x RJ to ORD, 4x RJ to IAD)

US Airways:
Can't really remember, but BOS/BWI/PIT have been discontinued, PHL/LGA have lost flights.

Independence Air:
- 6 flights to Dulles
- 1 flight to Tampa
- 1 flight to Orlando
Total of 8 daily flights (which don't exist now).

From this, all mainline is now gone at GSO (save a few Allegiant flights/wk), destinations lost are as follows:
- Boston
- New York/JFK
- Baltimore
- Pittsburgh
- Orlando
- Tampa
- Ft. Lauderdale
- Minneapolis

There are also about 40+ flights that have been lost as well - it's rather pathetic.
 
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RE: What Is The New 'Good Ole Days' For Your Airpo

Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:26 pm



Quoting Indy (Thread starter):
TWA used to have L1011 service to STL and 767 service to LAX. I

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My goodness, I flew a TWA L1011 STL-LAX back in 1983 as a 14-year old solo traveler! What memories, and to board the plane and see such a large cabin (as I has just flown into STL on a 727), was a thing of beauty! My first and only ride on a Tristar. So for me, those were the good ole days!
I love dem planes....
 
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RE: What Is The New 'Good Ole Days' For Your Airpo

Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:06 am

For PIT, I'd say 2000. A330s and 762s to Europe, nonstops all over the place - then US started dehubbing the joint.
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RE: What Is The New 'Good Ole Days' For Your Airpo

Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:21 am



Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 6):
I'm not intimately aware of the history of my current home airport (MSP), but I'll use my old one, GSO, which I'd say is Spring 2005:

Ah, I remember when there used to be airplanes at GSO. And to think, CO once tried to call it a hub (of sorts). Maybe someday WN will come in and stir things up and stimulate some demand again.

Maybe the problem is that once they finished rebuilding I-85 and it's actually easy to get to RDU and CLT from the Triad, nobody thought twice about driving 90 minutes to catch a flight. Which is pretty much the entire story of the Triad in a nutshell... it's always been Raleigh and Charlotte's ugly stepsister.
 
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RE: What Is The New 'Good Ole Days' For Your Airpo

Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:31 am

MDW, like OP mentioned with IND would be the heyday of TZ's hub. 2000-2004 was just an amazing period of transformation for both them and the airport itself. They retired all their 727s and got their absolutely beautiful 738s (still my favorite livery of all time) and the 753s were an absolute trip on those short runways. And of course, the new terminal made it into a whole new airport. Gone are the days of the cramped and dingy (but strangely charming) old terminal with the stairs up to the jetbridge, and onto a fresh, modern facility that made brilliant use of what little space they had to start with.
 
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RE: What Is The New 'Good Ole Days' For Your Airpo

Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:54 am



Quoting ElBandGeek (Reply 10):
Gone are the days of the cramped and dingy (but strangely charming) old terminal with the stairs up to the jetbridge, and onto a fresh, modern facility that made brilliant use of what little space they had to start with.

It is weird how IND evolved. Went from a cramped and dingy terminal with larger jet service to a bright and wide open terminal with smaller jet service. Feels like it should be the other way around.
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RE: What Is The New 'Good Ole Days' For Your Airpo

Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:14 pm

HAJ:
Most routes LCC X3 started once are gone; some taken over by AB, but many destinations just shelved - some of these I was able to use, many not.
Also many warm water destinations X3's "parent" HF once served (nonstop) are gone.
This winter timetable is fairly uninteresting, as also AB has cut some (better timed) flights to their hub at PMI, while flights to their winter hub to NUE is down to a A320 from a A321 last season.

BA no longer is flying between LON and HAJ for a few years now; service is down to BD's ERJ 3pd (used to be up to 6 B737/A320 of BA and LH several years ago).
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