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Old Jan 1, 12, 6:59 pm
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Hopefully this is in the right forum. It may be it should be in trip reports. Not sure

OK I set goals. It makes flying even more pleasurable. I did a Google search for Top 100 US airports and Wikipedia came up with List of TOP 100 USA airports by passengers boarded (Wiki Nov 2011)

1 ATL Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta √
2 ORD Chicago O'Hare International Airport √
3 LAX Los Angeles International Airport √
4 DFW Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport √
5 DEN Denver International Airport √
6 LAS Las Vegas McCarran International Airport √
7 JFK John F. Kennedy International Airport √
8 PHX Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport √
9 IAH Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport √
10 EWR Newark Liberty International Airport √
11 DTW Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport √
12 MSP Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport √
13 MCO Orlando International Airport √
14 SFO San Francisco International Airport √
15 MIA Miami International Airport √
16 PHL Philadelphia International Airport √
17 CLT Charlotte/Douglas International Airport √
18 SEA Seattle-Tacoma International Airport √
19 BOS Boston Logan International Airport √
20 LGA New York City LaGuardia Airport √
21 IAD Washington Dulles International Airport √
22 BWI Baltimore-Washington International Airport √
23 SLC Salt Lake City International Airport √
24 FLL Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport √
25 HNL Honolulu International Airport √
26 MKE Milwaukee General Mitchell International Airport √
27 TPA Tampa International Airport √
28 DCA Washington, DC Ronald Reagan National Airport√
29 MDW Chicago Midway International Airport √
30 SAN San Diego International Airport 1
31 CVG Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport√
32 OAK Oakland International Airport √
33 STL Lambert-St. Louis International Airport √
34 PDX Portland OR International Airport √
35 MEM Memphis International Airport √
36 MCI Kansas City International Airport √
37 CLE Cleveland Hopkins International Airport √
38 SJC San Jose International Airport 2
39 SMF Sacramento International Airport √
40 PIT Pittsburgh International Airport √
41 BNA Nashville International Airport √
42 SNA Orange County John Wayne Airport 3
43 RDU Raleigh-Durham International Airport √
44 HOU Houston William P. Hobby Airport 4
45 IND Indianapolis International Airport √
46 AUS Austin-Bergstrom International Airport √
47 SAT San Antonio International Airport 5
48 RSW Fort Myers Southwest Florida International Airport 6
49 DAL Dallas Love Field √
50 PBI Palm Beach International Airport 7
51 BDL Hartford Bradley International Airport √
52 ONT Ontario LA International Airport 8
53 CMH Port Columbus International Airport √
54 ABQ Albuquerque International Sunport √
55 MSY Louis Armstrong International Airport √
56 OGG Kahului HI Airport 9
57 JAX Jacksonville International Airport √
58 BUR Burbank Bob Hope Airport 10
59 PVD Providence Theodore Francis Green Airport √
60 BUF Buffalo Niagara International Airport 11
61 RNO Reno-Tahoe International Airport √
62 AK Anchorage Ted Stevens International Airport √
63 TUS Tucson International Airport 12
64 OMA Omaha Eppley Airfield √
65 MHT Manchester, NH Regional Airport √
66 ORF Norfolk International Airport √
67 SDF Louisville International Airport-Standiford Field 13
68 OKC Oklahoma City Will Rogers World Airport √
69 ELP El Paso International Airport 14
70 BOI Boise Airport/Gowen Field √
71 RIC Richmond VA International Airport 15
72 GEG Spokane International Airport √
73 TUL Tulsa International Airport 16
74 BHM Birmingham- International Airport √
75 KOA Kailua Kona HI International Airport 17
76 ALB Albany International Airport √
77 ROC Rochester International Airport 18
78 GUM Agana, Won Pat International Airport 19
79 PNS Pensacola Regional Airport 20
80 LGB Long Beach Airport CA (Daugherty Field) 21
81 LIH Lihue, HI Airport 22
82 DAY Dayton International Airport 23
83 LIT Little Rock National Airport (Adams Field) √
84 ISP Long Island Islip Airport 24
85 SYR Syracuse NY Hancock International Airport 25
86 XNA Bentonville Northwest Arkansas Regional 26
87 GRR Grand Rapids Gerald R. Ford International Airpor 27
88 COS Colorado Springs Airport 28
89 SAV Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport 29
90 DSM Des Moines International Airport √
91 CHS Charleston SC International Airport/AFB 30
92 SFB Orlando Sanford International Airport 31
93 SGF Springfield-Branson National Airport 32
94 TYS Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport √
95 MSN Madison WI Dane County Regional Airport √
96 PSP Palm Springs CA International Airport 33
97 GSP Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport √
98 JAN Jackson-Evers MS International Airport 34
99 HSV Huntsville International Airport √
100 ICT New Wichita Mid-Continent Airport 35


So I have 35 airports to travel in or out of. I will document over the coming months.

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Old Jan 1, 12, 7:49 pm
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That looks like an enjoyable project. Good luck with it. ^
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I'm a bit shocked that I'm also at 65 of the 100, but with no intent of trying to hit them all. I was worried when I was perfect through the top 40.

Good luck.
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I'm 94 out of 100. I've always wanted to visit DAL if only for the Braniff heritage there. I don't see Guam in my future anytime soon though.
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Old Jan 5, 12, 2:38 pm
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Fun goal indeed, I may have to steal it! I'm at 68 out of 100 with an impressive 49 of the Top 50.
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49 of the 100. I'll have to look harder at the list.

And I'm counting SAT as I got rerouted there once during a storm on the way to DFW (but never got off the plane).
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49 of the 100. I'll have to look harder at the list.

And I'm counting SAT as I got rerouted there once during a storm on the way to DFW (but never got off the plane).
I only have 22. But I am doing better internationally with 43 out of the top 100 worldwide.
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Any of you want the list in word document format let me know and I will e-mail it to you.
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I'm trying to visit all the airports (with scheduled service) in the UK and Ireland and I'm also trying to visit every country.

Good luck to the OP ^
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Originally Posted by GRALISTAIR View Post
So I have 35 airports to travel in or out of. I will document over the coming months.
You may enjoy this thread: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/trave...-into-out.html
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6 LAS Las Vegas McCarran International Airport √
7 JFK John F. Kennedy International Airport √
8 PHZ Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport √
9 IAH Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport √
10 EWR Newark Liberty International Airport √
Phoenix Sky Harbor is PHX not PHZ
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Originally Posted by TrueBlueFlyer View Post
Phoenix Sky Harbor is PHX not PHZ
Well spotted thanks
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Started preliminary research. It seems there is no doubt that the quickest, easiest and cheapest way to do this is to fly a lot of Southwest metal.
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6 New Airports Southwest Metal Trip

Saturday May 26th

WN831 Depart 9.40am IND
Arrive 11.15am BWI
WN3513 Depart 12.55pm BWI
Arrive 3.20pm HOU 1
WN3846 Depart 4.45pm HOU
Arrive 6.20pm DEN
WN696 Depart 7.30pm DEN
Arrive 8.55pm SAN 2

Sunday May 27th

WN2823 Depart 10.45am SAN
Arrive 12.10pm SJC 3
WN2109 Depart 2.45pm SJC
Arrive 3.45pm BUR 4
WN2015 Depart 5.55pm BUR
Arrive 6.55pm LAS
WN1074 Depart 8.20pm LAS
Arrive 9.30pm TUS 5

Monday May 28th DRIVE Tucson to El Paso

WN37 Depart 12.25pm ELP 6
Arrive 3.00pm DAL
WN524 Depart 4.55pm DAL
Arrive 6.25pm MCI no plane change
Depart 6.55pm MCI
Arrive 9.15pm IND

States IN-MD-TX-CO-CA-NV-AZ-NM-MO

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Old Jan 6, 12, 9:12 pm
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I've flown via 53 of these 100. Of the top 25, though, my only "miss" is #25.

I'll be surprised if my tally grows past 60 anytime in the next several years. Most of the airports I'm missing are outside of my travel needs-- I have no business there, no family there, or no desire to vacation there; or the airport is within 100 miles of a much larger airport with much better routings so I'll generally fly there & drive.
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