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US Airports With Only Mainline Service

Fri Jul 25, 2014 4:41 am

Excluding Hawaii and Alaska and the US territories, are there any airports will in the USA that only have mainline service? I'm talking about major airlines, so let's take MCI for example, I know Seaport Airlines flies there, but since they use the FBO, they don't count.

This is a thread that goes along the lines of my thread about cities that don't have UA RJ service. This is exactly like that, except that it envolves all of the majors.

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RE: US Airports With Only Mainline Service

Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:05 am

Since 3M has dislodged from UA, United is 100% mainline at FLL. A319s, A320s, 73G/738/739, 752s, and 753s.

Delta has 100% mainline to FLL excluding GoJet with their odd FLL-TLH-FLL and FLL-RDU-FLL turns, which AFAIK are only seasonal.

US and AA send only mainline aircraft to FLL.

Of course, NK, F9, G4, WN, B6, VX, and the bits and pieces of what's left of FL all send mainline to FLL.

Regional jets at FLL are rare. Props, on the other hand, are quite common. Saabs and Dashes are commonplace down here.

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RE: US Airports With Only Mainline Service

Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:10 am

Alot of allegiant cities. Ie provo and ogden

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Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:11 am

TPA is about 98% mainline
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RE: US Airports With Only Mainline Service

Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:27 am

I believe MCO would be an airport that is solely mainline. To my knowledge there are no regional aircraft scheduled to fly in and out of MCO.
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RE: US Airports With Only Mainline Service

Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:35 am

What about EGE or HPN?
 
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RE: US Airports With Only Mainline Service

Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:36 am

Quoting Super80DFW (Reply 4):
To my knowledge there are no regional aircraft scheduled to fly in and out of MCO.

Delta has quite a bit of seasonal RJ flying out of MCO, IIRC.

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RE: US Airports With Only Mainline Service

Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:41 am

Are Jetblue Brasilia's considered mainline? If so, Worcester is mainline only.
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RE: US Airports With Only Mainline Service

Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:58 am

Quoting BigGSFO (Reply 5):
What about EGE


Republic operates Q400's on behalf of UA into EGE from DEN, at least for the summer months it seems
 
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Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:18 am

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RE: US Airports With Only Mainline Service

Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:20 am

Quoting zrs70 (Reply 7):

Brasilia as in E120, JetBlue doesn't have any of those.... you mean E190? Yes, that's considered a mainline aircraft.
 
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RE: US Airports With Only Mainline Service

Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:02 am

Quoting BigGSFO (Reply 5):

HPN definitely sees non-mainline traffic with UA, DL, US, and AA
 
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RE: US Airports With Only Mainline Service

Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:48 am

IWA (or AZA, technically). Phoenix/Mesa Gateway. It's an Allegiant hub, but it also had all-mainline service when NK and F9 also served the airport before moving to PHX (NK) and withdrawing (F9) last year. The only regional aircraft that have ever served the airport were Do-328s from Vision -- they briefly operated flights to VGT and maybe even GCN back in 2007ish, IIRC...right around the time that G4 started building up their ops at the airport.
 
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RE: US Airports With Only Mainline Service

Fri Jul 25, 2014 4:48 pm

Quoting Super80DFW (Reply 4):
I believe MCO would be an airport that is solely mainline. To my knowledge there are no regional aircraft scheduled to fly in and out of MCO.

US also has a daily E-170 operated by Republic from DCA.
 
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RE: US Airports With Only Mainline Service

Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:20 pm

EGE definitely sees regional planes at times on united to denver. AA and delta are all mainline though. Overall EGE is very mainline heavy
 
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RE: US Airports With Only Mainline Service

Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:46 pm

I don't think most of the above posts answer what the OP asked. He doesn't mean like UA flies all mainline into ump-tee-ump International. He mean airports that in their entirety only have mainline service.
 
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RE: US Airports With Only Mainline Service

Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:58 pm

I'd actually be fairly surprised if there is a single airport in the lower 48 that doesn't see RJ operations at some point during the year and is serviced by an airline that has them (AA/US, DL, UA). Most midsize markets see RJ service at least during off-peak times of the day, and most smaller markets would be largely dependent on RJs. By the time you get to large markets, you're looking at the airports to which those small or midsize markets have RJ flights.

Without flipping through every airport, my guess is this would then result in a list of smaller airports where the only carriers are some combination of NK, F9, G4, SY, WN, etc. That might make SFB the most notable of these airports since it also caters to European charter operators.

Edit to add: In fact, even the likes of HNL, OGG, ANC, and FAI have service by regional operators flying props through 'Ohana by Hawaiian and Alaska Airlines operated by Horizon Air.

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RE: US Airports With Only Mainline Service

Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:02 pm

Any US airport that only has service from G4 would be an all-mainline airport.

So, for instance, LCK and BLV appear to be all-mainline, since the only commercial flights they have are G4 mainline flights.
 
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RE: US Airports With Only Mainline Service

Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:05 pm

Gotta agree. Most airports that see service by the big three will, at some point in the day, see an express affiliate segment. I too was thinking about TPA or FLL - but even those airports have not only some intra-Florida service that ruins the criteria but also a periodic flight from either the nearest hub that operates in a "soft" part of the day or one that comes from a lengthy hub and can't be justified operating with a mainline bird.
 
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RE: US Airports With Only Mainline Service

Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:20 pm

Quoting zrs70 (Reply 7):
Are Jetblue Brasilia's considered mainline? If so, Worcester is mainline only.

jetBlue is a 100% mainline airline.
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RE: US Airports With Only Mainline Service

Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:21 pm

Quoting BigGSFO (Reply 5):
What about EGE or HPN?
Quoting PHLSFO (Reply 11):
HPN definitely sees non-mainline traffic with UA, DL, US, and AA

I'm going to assume the poster meant HDN, but they have RJ service to DEN.
 
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RE: US Airports With Only Mainline Service

Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:29 pm

Quoting Super80DFW (Reply 4):
I believe MCO would be an airport that is solely mainline. To my knowledge there are no regional aircraft scheduled to fly in and out of MCO.

Silver Airways operates Saab 340s to Florida, Macon, GA, and the Bahamas from MCO.
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RE: US Airports With Only Mainline Service

Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:34 pm

Quoting Super80DFW (Reply 4):
I believe MCO would be an airport that is solely mainline. To my knowledge there are no regional aircraft scheduled to fly in and out of MCO.
Quoting DeltaRules (Reply 21):
Silver Airways operates Saab 340s to Florida, Macon, GA, and the Bahamas from MCO.

MCO also has RJs scheduled by US on DCA-MCO and DL on RDU-MCO, not to mention a bunch of seasonal RJ additions.
 
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RE: US Airports With Only Mainline Service

Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:47 pm

Quoting slcdeltarumd11 (Reply 2):

TTN trenton for frontier

Similar can be said for ILG.
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RE: US Airports With Only Mainline Service

Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:35 pm

Quoting BoeingGuy (Reply 15):
I don't think most of the above posts answer what the OP asked. He doesn't mean like UA flies all mainline into ump-tee-ump International. He mean airports that in their entirety only have mainline service.

Most people don't even bother to read the OPs on these specific topics it seems.
 
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RE: US Airports With Only Mainline Service

Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:54 pm

Quoting DiamondFlyer (Reply 6):
To my knowledge there are no regional aircraft scheduled to fly in and out of MCO.
Delta has quite a bit of seasonal RJ flying out of MCO, IIRC.

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MCO's current schdule on the airports website shows the following arrivals, although I'm scratching my head as some of these seem like long flights in a RJ.

DL CR7 from AUS
US E70 from BUF
DL E75 from CMH
DL CR9 from GRR
DL CR7 from BDL
DL E75 from IND
DL CR9 from MCI
DL E75 from SDF
DL CR9 from MKE
DL CR9 from BNA
DL CR7 from ORF
DL CR9 from OMA
4x US E70/E75 from DCA
3X DL CR7 from RDU
DL CR7 from RIC
DL E75 from SAT
DL CR7 from HPN

Many of these are Saturday only flights, and interestingly, on a route in which WN is the only other competition.

http://orlandoairports.net/schedules/index.htm

I was actually quite suprised, as I didn't realize we had this much RJ flying into MCO. I never really noticed it going overhead.
 
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Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:26 pm

LBE for NK. All Airbus.
 
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RE: US Airports With Only Mainline Service

Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:28 pm

Quoting TWA772LR (Thread starter):

Excluding Hawaii and Alaska and the US territories, are there any airports will in the USA that only have mainline service? I'm talking about major airlines, so let's take MCI for example, I know Seaport Airlines flies there, but since they use the FBO, they don't count.

I don't know why you listed Alaska. The only airport I can think of in Alaska that is mainline only, is Adak.
 
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RE: US Airports With Only Mainline Service

Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:36 pm

Quoting washingtonflyer (Reply 18):

FLL has no regular RJ service. Nor do RJ's operate routes for DL/UA/AA/US during certain times of the day. It's 24/7 mainline here with the legacies and the LCCs/ULCCs. Turboprops do not count as regional jets, they are regional aircraft, and the OP was referring to RJs.

Quoting BoeingGuy (Reply 15):

Since Silver Airways is no longer a United Express carrier, FLL is 100% mainline. Again, turboprops are not regional jets. Sure, we get some odd DL Connection services from TLH and RDU but these are very seasonal and if you go to FLL during the day, you won't see any RJs.

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RE: US Airports With Only Mainline Service

Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:46 pm

Quoting tjh8402 (Reply 25):
US E70 from BUF

That is actually routed BUF-DCA-MCO  
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RE: US Airports With Only Mainline Service

Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:59 pm

Quoting 32andBelow (Reply 27):
I don't know why you listed Alaska. The only airport I can think of in Alaska that is mainline only, is Adak.

Not true. PSG and WRG are mainline only.

Quoting LPDAL (Reply 28):
Since Silver Airways is no longer a United Express carrier, FLL is 100% mainline. Again, turboprops are not regional jets. Sure, we get some odd DL Connection services from TLH and RDU but these are very seasonal and if you go to FLL during the day, you won't see any RJs.

Read the OP's post again. He was not referring only to RJs. He was using that as an example. FLL is not 100% mainline by the topic the OP wished to start.
 
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Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:50 pm

The other Orlando airport, SFB has a lot of mainline service (thanks G4!) as well as a large international market.
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RE: US Airports With Only Mainline Service

Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:21 pm

ECP is often mainline only with WN having service and DL often being all 717/MD-88 on the ATL route.
 
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RE: US Airports With Only Mainline Service

Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:29 pm

ECP is all mainline. It only has two airlines -- DL, with several flights a day to ATL on 717s & MD-88s, and WN, with service to BWI, HOU, BNA and STL.

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RE: US Airports With Only Mainline Service

Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:01 am

Quoting LPDAL (Reply 28):
FLL has no regular RJ service. Nor do RJ's operate routes for DL/UA/AA/US during certain times of the day. It's 24/7 mainline here with the legacies and the LCCs/ULCCs. Turboprops do not count as regional jets, they are regional aircraft, and the OP was referring to RJs.


So very, very close to correct - however, DL does operate regular weekly RDU-FLL on a CR9. Check tomorrow's timetable.

Quoting deltairlines (Reply 32):
ECP is often mainline only with WN having service and DL often being all 717/MD-88 on the ATL route.

This looks accurate, though. I didn't figure there would be anywhere with only one "legacy" that had only mainline (most of those are very small, if not EAS, markets), but looks like it's so!
 
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RE: US Airports With Only Mainline Service

Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:39 am

Quoting MesaFlyGuy (Reply 29):
Quoting tjh8402 (Reply 25):
US E70 from BUF

That is actually routed BUF-DCA-MCO

Beat me to it. Close by IAG is mainline only though with G4 and NK. Add YNG to that list too with G4.
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RE: US Airports With Only Mainline Service

Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:31 am

What about MDW? I would guess maybe DL has a few RJ's, but does Porter not count as Mainline? I know that it is a commuter plane, but it is not subcontracted or outsourced, it is flown by Porter for Porter. That sounds like mainline to me, just like B6's Embraers. Other than that, WN, Sun Country and AirTran are all mainline.
 
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RE: US Airports With Only Mainline Service

Sat Jul 26, 2014 3:16 am

Quoting LPDAL (Reply 28):
FLL has no regular RJ service. Nor do RJ's operate routes for DL/UA/AA/US during certain times of the day. It's 24/7 mainline here with the legacies and the LCCs/ULCCs. Turboprops do not count as regional jets, they are regional aircraft, and the OP was referring to RJs.

There is scheduled RJ service at FLL, but it's scheduled RJ service to Cuba from FLL. They operate out of SheltAir on the west side of FLL not the normal passenger terminal.

FLL also is the customs entry point for Embraer 170/175 deliveries also at the SheltAir terminal.

Quoting TWA772LR (Thread starter):
Excluding Hawaii and Alaska and the US territories, are there any airports will in the USA that only have mainline service? I'm talking about major airlines, so let's take MCI for example, I know Seaport Airlines flies there, but since they use the FBO, they don't count.

How about Jackson Hole WY, (KJAC)? I believe it's all mainline, united, delta, and American.

Never mind. Forgot the united rjs from San Fran and LA and delta rjs from salt lake

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RE: US Airports With Only Mainline Service

Sat Jul 26, 2014 3:54 am

You are all wrong. US operates a seasonal daily E75 to DCA from FLL and Sat only off season.
 
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RE: US Airports With Only Mainline Service

Sat Jul 26, 2014 4:08 am

An honorable mention would be MOT, which until a few years ago only hosted a 3x daily NW MSP service - all operated by DC-9s. Today the route is flown twice as often, but exclusively with DLC CRJs and E-Jets, and then there's UAX to DEN.

In terms of large airports in the continental U.S., SNA (the nation's 38th busiest airport) is by far the closest thing to an all-mainline operation across the board. The airport has absolutely no propeller or 50 seat RJ services, and only a handful of flights operated by large RJs that offer amenities like F and Y+. With the exception of UAX/OO's less than daily winter seasonal SNA-MMH CR7 service (which may very well have been discontinued after last ski season, since it still isn't for sale), no routes to/from SNA are flown exclusively by regional equipment. DL offers mainline service on the SLC-SNA route alongside the OO CR9s, and UA offers mainline service on the DEN-SNA and SFO-SNA routes alongside the OO CR7s. It may be worth mentioning that OO is frequently lauded as one of the best regional carriers in the country. I believe it is quite possible that SNA could become a completely mainline airport within a few years.
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RE: US Airports With Only Mainline Service

Sat Jul 26, 2014 4:52 am

Quoting MesaFlyGuy (Reply 29):
Quoting tjh8402 (Reply 25):
US E70 from BUF

That is actually routed BUF-DCA-MCO  

oops you are right. I misread the chart. I probably got lost in the lines of all those non stop WN flights from BUF. Good catch.
 
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RE: US Airports With Only Mainline Service

Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:07 am

Quoting zrs70 (Reply 7):
Are Jetblue Brasilia's considered mainline? If so, Worcester is mainline only.

LOL. In that case, if Cessna's are considered mainline the little pasture airport out my backyard is mainline only.

Quoting TWA772LR (Thread starter):
I'm talking about major airlines,

Are you referring to the legacies or just a major airline?

If you count NK as a major airline LBE would qualify.
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