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Smallest airport you've used (commercially)

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by micropolitan guy, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Hey, we have a thread on the worst airport, and how bad Atlanta sucks. Lots of horror stories.

    But what's the smallest commercial airport you've flown into/from?

    Recently I left/returned to an airport that has two commercial flights a day, to the same location, so that's my leader. Small waiting room, vending machine and a coffee-expresso cart for drinks. But the parking was free and about 30 yards from the "terminal," the luggage was unloaded within five minutes, and it saved me an hour both ways to the local mega-port.

    I've flown into some pretty small airports (Pullman, Lewiston, Yakima, Moses Lake, Laramie, Grand Forks, Governor's Harbor, Bahamas, to name a few) but never one that tiny.

    And the smaller the airport, the more thorough the pre-flight security screening, or so it seems. Maybe they don't have enough else to do.
  2. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    Westchester County gets the nod here. Not too bad an airport, although I strongly advise against taking a flight out of there on a Monday morning; it's an absolute circus.

    I'm going to fly out of Palmdale, CA one of these days soon, which when I do, will take the crown.
  3. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    I flew out of the Wenatchee, Washington, airport and it was pretty small.
  4. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Parkersburg, W.Va. I think there were four or five flights a day at the time.
  5. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    Carlsbad north of San Diego is quite small. 36-passenger prop planes, breeze through security, one runway. And on some flights its prices are moderately competitive.
  6. OTD

    OTD Active Member

    Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. We weren't allowed off the plane--it barely slowed down long enough for one soldier to get on the Ozark prop-jet and off we went to St. Louis.
  7. doctor x

    doctor x Member

    Panama City, Fla., 20 years ago. Unmemorable.
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

  9. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Bluegrass Airport (Lexington)
  10. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Cortez, CO. Three flights in and out a day. 20-seaters only to Denver. One ticket counter. Load your luggage underneath. Propellers and such. Great views of the Rockies though.
  11. joe

    joe Active Member

    Owensboro, Ky. You know you're on a small plane when they rearrange you so the plane's weight is balanced.
  12. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Placencia, Belize

    Tin shack and an asphalt strip. You pay for seats on the planes so it's a commercial airport.

    Domestically? Killeen, Texas. Scratch that. Key West.
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