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Ever Fly Between Airports Serving The Same City?

Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:52 am

I once flew BWI-DCA on a Piedmont YS-11. Took about 15-20 minutes or so. Anyone else?
 
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RE: Ever Fly Between Airports Serving The Same C

Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:54 am

I flew EWR-JFK (via Downtown/Wall Street Heliport) on PA. That was scheduled helicopter service. Does that count?
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RE: Ever Fly Between Airports Serving The Same C

Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:56 am

I think that CO Express used to have flights from IAH to EFD. I want to say that planes as large as the ATR-42 were used.

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RE: Ever Fly Between Airports Serving The Same C

Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:00 am

I will be flying BWI-IAD via LHR later this summer on BA.
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RE: Ever Fly Between Airports Serving The Same C

Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:01 am

I flew SNA-LAX on a UA/OO EM2 before UA ended intra-LA routes... LAX-ONT and LAX-SNA.
 
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RE: Ever Fly Between Airports Serving The Same C

Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:03 am

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 2):
I think that CO Express used to have flights from IAH to EFD.

Indeed they did. Can't recall when it stopped but I was booked on it about 10 years ago as the second leg of a journey....then my plans got canceled, so I never made it. Quite why I was booked on such a connection I can't remember.

BA (or was it BCal) used to operate a helicopter service between LGW and LHR many years ago. Not sure if you could book it as a flight or whether it was just for Business/First transfer passengers.

Did someone (UA??) fly SNA - LAX at some time? Not precisely the same city but certainly the same metro area.
 
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RE: Ever Fly Between Airports Serving The Same C

Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:05 am

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 2):
I think that CO Express used to have flights from IAH to EFD.

Yes, and also between HOU and IAH, in the mid-90s. The flights were free, if you made a connection at IAH, and earned you 500 OnePass miles
 
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RE: Ever Fly Between Airports Serving The Same C

Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:10 am

Quoting PHX Flyer (Reply 6):
Yes, and also between HOU and IAH, in the mid-90s. The flights were free, if you made a connection at IAH, and earned you 500 OnePass miles

Yes, I deadheaded on it several times. I believe it was on a DC 9-10 for a while.
 
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RE: Ever Fly Between Airports Serving The Same C

Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:15 am

I once was on CO MSP-EWR and the flight diverted to LGA due to wx issues at EWR. The plan was to wait out the delay and then take off for EWR. I asked if I could leave the flight at LGA and the crew was cool with that. They got my bag off the plane and I hopped a cab into Manhattan.
 
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RE: Ever Fly Between Airports Serving The Same C

Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:15 am

Quoting MainRunway (Thread starter):
I once flew BWI-DCA on a Piedmont YS-11. Took about 15-20 minutes or so. Anyone else?

I once flew BWI-DCA on a B738 which took 15 minutes (at an altitude of 7,000ft.). Our a/c was diverted to BWI since both DCA and IAD were closed due to weather.
 
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RE: Ever Fly Between Airports Serving The Same C

Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:18 am

I'm wondering if there has ever been service between:

ORD-MDW
FLL-MIA
OAK-SFO
 
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Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:21 am

In 1958, flew on United from OAK to SFO. Part of a looong flight that routed SEA-PDX-OAK-SFO-LAX. I was only 8 at the time, so all the takeoffs and landings were very exciting for me. We had started at YVR, on a UA flight that routed YVR-BLI-SEA for our connection. My mother was so tired by the time we got to LAX, that she paid extra for a nonstop LAX-SEA on our return. Sorry, getting off the subject.
I can't really remember the OAK-SFO part of the flight. Could not have been more than 20 min across the bay, though.
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RE: Ever Fly Between Airports Serving The Same C

Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:23 am

Quoting MainRunway (Reply 10):
OAK-SFO

I believe this was operated as a tag by both Pan Am and United at various times, sometimes with widebodies.
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RE: Ever Fly Between Airports Serving The Same C

Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:24 am

Didn't CO Express fly EWR-LGA for a while?

Quoting MainRunway (Reply 10):
I'm wondering if there has ever been service between:

ORD-MDW
FLL-MIA
OAK-SFO

FLL-MIA has had lots of service, even with widebodies. I believe OAK-SFO has as well.

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RE: Ever Fly Between Airports Serving The Same C

Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:50 am

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 2):
I think that CO Express used to have flights from IAH to EFD. I want to say that planes as large as the ATR-42 were used.

They also flew IAH-HOU, did they not?
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RE: Ever Fly Between Airports Serving The Same C

Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:46 am

Quoting Transpac787 (Reply 4):
I flew ..... LAX-ONT...

Me too! I miss those little 15 minute hops. Very convenient, and an easy 500 mileage plus miles too.

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RE: Ever Fly Between Airports Serving The Same C

Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:31 am

I have, but not in one flight. I had to get from SVO to VKO and it was cheaper to fly via LED than take a cab.


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RE: Ever Fly Between Airports Serving The Same C

Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:30 pm

Quoting MainRunway (Reply 10):
I'm wondering if there has ever been service between:

ORD-MDW
FLL-MIA
OAK-SFO

I flew MIA-FLL on a Braniff 727-200. I boarded in MIA for DFW, and the flight stopped in FLL on the way to DFW. It was a 7 minute flight.
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RE: Ever Fly Between Airports Serving The Same C

Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:02 pm

I was flying once LGW-LTN on 2G's BAe146.
 
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RE: Ever Fly Between Airports Serving The Same C

Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:24 pm

Quoting BD338 (Reply 5):
BA (or was it BCal) used to operate a helicopter service between LGW and LHR many years ago. Not sure if you could book it as a flight or whether it was just for Business/First transfer passengers.

It was a joint collaboration between the BAA, British Airways Helicopters and British Caledonian and operated between 1978 and 1986. I believe that anyone could book a flight, although could be wrong. I certainly remember as an 11 year old in 1978 trying desperately to persuade my Dad to book us a trip on it! For some reason, a fare of £40 return sticks in my mind, although again, I could be wrong.

And then of course there was Westward Airways, who operated a shuttle service between LHR and LGW during 1969/70 using a BN Islander. Now that would have been a fun flight!

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RE: Ever Fly Between Airports Serving The Same C

Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:28 pm

Quoting KBUF (Reply 14):
They also flew IAH-HOU, did they not?

I think it was called "Pride Express" or something like that. It was flown by a DC-9-10 in the mid 1980s.
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RE: Ever Fly Between Airports Serving The Same C

Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:33 pm

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 12):
I believe this was operated as a tag by both Pan Am and United at various times, sometimes with widebodies.

Can't recall widebodies on SFO-OAK except possibly as ad hoc substitutions, and I'm fairly sure Pan Am never operated that route. Several other carriers certainly did including UA, AA, TW, including types as large as the DC-8 and 707.
 
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RE: Ever Fly Between Airports Serving The Same C

Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:03 am

I got bumped from a Piedmont flight in aug of 1985 at EWR, so they flew me via New york air helicopter to LGA to catch the next flight to DAY, right over Manhattan. not a bad treat right out of boot camp in New Jersey./
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RE: Ever Fly Between Airports Serving The Same C

Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:05 am

AFW-DFW on AA narrowbody once as a weather diversion until DFW re-opened. That the weather was localized enough over DFW to allow landing at AFW was surprising. That I was actually closer to home than when landing at DFW was bloody frustrating!
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RE: Ever Fly Between Airports Serving The Same C

Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:00 pm

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 2):
I think that CO Express used to have flights from IAH to EFD. I want to say that planes as large as the ATR-42 were used.



Yep, ExpressJet flew ATR's, E120's, and last was E145's. I needed a few segments at the end of the year a while back to make a higher level in Elite status so made the trip from IAH-EFD-IAH.

Quoting dutchflyboi (Reply 7):
Yes, I deadheaded on it several times. I believe it was on a DC 9-10 for a while.



In the mid/late 80's Evergreen flew DC9-10's between IAH and HOU, IIRC it latched onto the Houston Proud slogan, just don't remember if it was an Evergreen call sign or they had their own as falstaff refers.

Quoting falstaff (Reply 20):
I think it was called "Pride Express"



CO also had an early morning flight that would do HOU-IAH and then continue on to either EWR or LGA before they started the HOU-EWR service with B733's, didn't last very long however.
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RE: Ever Fly Between Airports Serving The Same C

Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:21 pm

I flew from CDG to ORY with AF a few years ago on an A320. Orignal routing was CDG - TLS, but apparently due to a strike at CDG, the aircraft operating the flight required a stop in ORY to take on fuel. Got a nice scenic night flight over Paris before continuing on to TLS.
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RE: Ever Fly Between Airports Serving The Same C

Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:28 pm

In the mid 80s I flew AS from Burbank to Long Beach on its way to Oakland. It was a beautiful sunny afternoon and the flying low over the LA basin was incredible.
 
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RE: Ever Fly Between Airports Serving The Same C

Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:03 pm

IAD - DCA on AA B727-223 in the early 1980s, due to perimeter rule.
 
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RE: Ever Fly Between Airports Serving The Same C

Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:05 am

As noted above, CO express flew IAH-EFD for many many years. It ended in the mid 2000s.
Both airports are in the HOuston city limits (as is Hobby which others noted had service in the 80s and 90s)

Many times I took the IAH-EFD it was on an RJ 145 (and 135 when CO still had them); a few times on the props too.
EFD had free parking, and the flights was free to add on, plus 500 onepass miles.

Folks in Galveston and the NASA crowd loved it.

So not only did these flights serve the same city, they were the only INTRA-city limits fixed wing flights in teh USA for many many years.

Years ago I flew MIA-PBI on a small prop job, but I don't remember if it was charter, or scheduled.
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RE: Ever Fly Between Airports Serving The Same C

Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:46 pm

Quite a while ago, a number of airlines flew between TPA and PIE

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