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Flights between cities of same name.

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:40 pm
by metalinyoni
Are there any direct flights between Old World cities and their similarly named cities in the New World? Such as New York and York, London and East London, Perth (Oz) and Perth (Scotland)?

I can’t think of any.

Re: Flights between cities of same name.

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:46 pm
by JibberJim
You'd think an ULCC would do BHM-BHX, in range of a narrow body surely, and the money you'd save on only printing and recorded announcements at each end would be massive.

Re: Flights between cities of same name.

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:49 pm
by tlvflyguy
JibberJim wrote:
You'd think an ULCC would do BHM-BHX, in range of a narrow body surely, and the money you'd save on only printing and recorded announcements at each end would be massive.

I would argue MHT-MAN would make more sense.

Re: Flights between cities of same name.

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:51 pm
by bmacleod
YXU (London, ON) pop approx. 400,000 is just too close to YYZ for direct flight to LHR or LGW.

There may have been business or charter flights between YXU and LHR/LGW/LCY.

But anything can happen in the future for scheduled/commercial service. :)

Re: Flights between cities of same name.

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:52 pm
by BoeingGuy
AS flies from San Jose, CA to San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.

Re: Flights between cities of same name.

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:02 pm
by rbavfan
tlvflyguy wrote:
JibberJim wrote:
You'd think an ULCC would do BHM-BHX, in range of a narrow body surely, and the money you'd save on only printing and recorded announcements at each end would be massive.

I would argue MHT-MAN would make more sense.


True, there is a somewhat large market between them as MHT is an option for the Boston area. Cant see much of a passenger connection between Birmingham in the US and Birmingham, GB.

Re: Flights between cities of same name.

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:04 pm
by User001
There have been biz jet flights between MHT and MAN in the past.

Re: Flights between cities of same name.

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:10 pm
by rikkus67
No flights between my hometown of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada (YQL/CYQL) to Lethbridge, Victoria, Australia (no airport code). Boo.

Re: Flights between cities of same name.

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:18 pm
by MalevTU134
Except for the San José example above, I think the most probable service (although it's no longer the case, since the airline in question was blacklisted by the EU) between identically named cities would be BLA-BCN (Barcelona, Venezuela to Barcelona, Spain). This route was actually planned to start operating this year.

Re: Flights between cities of same name.

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:19 pm
by LAX772LR
Considering the proclivity of cities named "Springfield" in the USA, one would think that at least one such pair would be linked. There's 33 according to Google, with some states (Wisconsin and Ohio) having more than one!

None spring to mind with linked air service, though.

Re: Flights between cities of same name.

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:21 pm
by JibberJim
rbavfan wrote:
tlvflyguy wrote:
JibberJim wrote:
You'd think an ULCC would do BHM-BHX, in range of a narrow body surely, and the money you'd save on only printing and recorded announcements at each end would be massive.

I would argue MHT-MAN would make more sense.


True, there is a somewhat large market between them as MHT is an option for the Boston area. Cant see much of a passenger connection between Birmingham in the US and Birmingham, GB.


I agree, MHT would be better, but it doesn't have any immigration facillities, so that's why I'm suggesting BHX, and of course 'cos it's far sillier, MHT-MAN does actually make sense, there probably is enough people to fill your plane!

Also maybe BA could open LHR-YQG, just to annoy the DTW boosters? (Heathrow is Windsor airport more than London right?)

Re: Flights between cities of same name.

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:12 pm
by Themotionman
Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine
Charlottetown to Charlotte - Does that count?
St John to Saint John
YGK-HUY - Kingston -> Kingston-Upon Hull
Watertown (NY) - Watertown (SD)

Re: Flights between cities of same name.

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:00 pm
by LTU932
Imagine how weird it would be if there was a flight between SJO and SJC.

Re: Flights between cities of same name.

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:28 pm
by george77300
BoeingGuy wrote:
AS flies from San Jose, CA to San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.


LTU932 wrote:
Imagine how weird it would be if there was a flight between SJO and SJC.


Well as mentioned above apparently AS flies SJO-SJC.

Re: Flights between cities of same name.

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:35 pm
by B747forever
george77300 wrote:
BoeingGuy wrote:
AS flies from San Jose, CA to San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.


LTU932 wrote:
Imagine how weird it would be if there was a flight between SJO and SJC.


Well as mentioned above apparently AS flies SJO-SJC.


Nope, they don’t.

SJO is San Jose, Costa Rica

SJD is San Jose del Cabo, Mexico


AS does not fly SJC-SJO.

Re: Flights between cities of same name.

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:46 am
by September11
Does St. Louis and Louisville count?

Re: Flights between cities of same name.

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:54 am
by PatrickZ80
Not quite the answer to the question, but similar. I could imagine Iberia (IB) flying to Acadania airport, New Iberia (ARA). That would be confusing, flying Iberia to Iberia.

Re: Flights between cities of same name.

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:21 pm
by eamondzhang
Not in English though, but Matsuyama in Japanese character is exactly the same as TSA (Songshan) in Chinese character; and CI flew between the two cities before, although it was a charter. Not sure if the flight still exists though.

Apparently CI even did some sort of celebration for the flight: https://web.archive.org/web/20131016164 ... 000846.htm

Michael

Re: Flights between cities of same name.

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:37 pm
by klm617
Athens GA to Athens Greece. In the past there have been flights from Washington D. C. (DCA) to Washington D. C. (IAD)

Lima OH to Lima Chile.
Paris TX to Paris France
Toledo OH to Toledo Spain
Lexington Frankfort KY to Frankfurt Germany
Wilmington DE to Wilmington NC to Wilmington OH
Kingston NC to Kingston Jamaica
Sydney Australia to Sydney Nova Scotia.
Bristol TN to Bristol England

Re: Flights between cities of same name.

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:17 pm
by LTU932
klm617 wrote:
Lima OH to Lima Chile
I never heard of Lima, Chile. Unless you actually meant Lima, Peru.

BTW, I dunno if this one was mentioned: Panama City, FL to Panama City, Panama.

Re: Flights between cities of same name.

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:53 pm
by nicode
What about Santiago Chile/Compostela/Cuba ?
But no flights between these cities.

Re: Flights between cities of same name.

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:25 am
by Gemuser
rikkus67 wrote:
No flights between my hometown of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada (YQL/CYQL) to Lethbridge, Victoria, Australia (no airport code). Boo.

Nor between my home town Sydney, New South Wales, Australia to Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada but wow what an ULH that would be!
BTW: Lethbridge, Victoria does have an airport but no scheduled services or IATA code: Lethbridge Airport, 3429 Midland Hwy, Lethbridge.

Gemuser

Re: Flights between cities of same name.

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:05 pm
by ojjunior
I clearly remember on the news a stupid couple who flew to SAL (San Salvador-El Salvador) instead of SSA (Salvador-Brazil) where there was 2014 World Cup games which they were planning to watch.
Thankfully they decided go back home when they realized how dumb they are.

Just for reference:
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3,407NM away

Re: Flights between cities of same name.

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:55 pm
by trijetsonly
What about St. Petersburg - St. Petersburg? LED-PIE

Re: Flights between cities of same name.

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:31 pm
by Yflyer
Themotionman wrote:
Charlottetown to Charlotte - Does that count?


If it does count, then there's also CLT-CHO, Charlotte to Charlottesville, served by American Eagle.

Re: Flights between cities of same name.

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:16 pm
by evank516
Kind of a stretch, but the City of Long Beach on Long Island is practically adjacent to JFK (it's part of the barrier island you see when you're on approach for runway 31L/R) which has nonstop flights to Long Beach, CA.

Re: Flights between cities of same name.

Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:46 am
by BAINY3
Well, if Delta continues its relentless neglect of DTW, :stirthepot: :duck: maybe DTW-GRU will be shifted to MSP-GRU. St. Paul to São Paulo! Same name, different languages.

(Yes, I know this will never happen.)

Re: Flights between cities of same name.

Posted: Tue May 01, 2018 4:59 am
by csavel
Vancouver BC is close enough to Vancouver Washington that a puddle jumper could land at Vancouver Washington's general aviation airport.

If Downsview airport in North York (part of Toronto) had commercial service we could have North York to New York, that'd be cool!

Re: Flights between cities of same name.

Posted: Sun May 06, 2018 5:22 am
by neutrino
Sadly Singapore, Michigan* (about a hundred kilometres northeast of Chicago across Lake Michigan) no long exist or else one could conceivably fly from SingaporeAsia to SingaporeMichigan on SingaporeAirlines.

*https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singapore,_Michigan

Re: Flights between cities of same name.

Posted: Sun May 06, 2018 6:06 pm
by Carp12c
csavel wrote:
Vancouver BC is close enough to Vancouver Washington that a puddle jumper could land at Vancouver Washington's general aviation airport.

If Downsview airport in North York (part of Toronto) had commercial service we could have North York to New York, that'd be cool!


Air Canada, Alaska and Ameriflight all fly to Vancouver from Portland and seeing how Vancouver, WA is right across the Columbia river, you really could argue that you can fly from Vancouver, WA to Vancouver, BC.

Re: Flights between cities of same name.

Posted: Wed May 09, 2018 4:06 am
by AirAfreak
Continental Express flew scheduled nonstop flights from Houston/Intercontinental to Houston/Ellington Field.