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Old Jul 15, 19, 12:48 am
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Originally Posted by Seat 2A View Post
13. (1982) Back in 1982, passengers desiring nonstop jet flights between Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport and San Antonio had a choice of three airlines. One of them was of course Southwest. Please identify the other two airlines and the aircraft type each operated on this route.

Ozark, McDonnell Douglas DC-9-30
Muse Air, McDonnell Douglas MD-80

Not so sure about Muse but more sure about Ozark

Good call on Ozark and the DC-9-30, T. As for Muse Air, I don't believe it commenced service into San Antonio until after it had been acquired by Southwest and changed its name to Transtar (1985)

So - we're looking for one more airline here. Go for it!
Republic (the Hughes Airwest / North Central / Southern airline, not the commuter airline using the name now), McDonnell Douglas DC-9-30

Right or wrong about the route, Republic did try to start a focus city at Hobby.

Related question: What happened to the terminal at Hobby? In the 1980's, it slightly resembled Eastern Airlines Terminal at JFK in that there were two concourses at each end. In between, there was a half circular bulge in the floor plan.

The original granite on the outside was kept when the terminal was replaced around 1998. The 2 concourses were demolished and a connected pier, like Dallas Love Field, was built. Was any of the terminal kept? Was the half circular bulge kept but enclosed? Or demolished?

Keeping the old terminal is not common but has been done. Part of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is very old. The central portion is decades old but additions were built outward and is now a food court. Ben Gurion airport also has an old terminal that was made to look modern by adding a glass facade to the street side instead of an old brick building with individual windows.
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