Boarding Passes on This New Flight Will Be Like No Other

by SharonKurheg

Avelo Airlines is a relatively new ultra low cost U.S. carrier headquartered in Houston, Texas. It previously operated charter flights as Casino Express Airlines and Xtra Airways, before transitioning to scheduled operations and rebranding as Avelo Airlines on April, 2021.

Avelo has grown quickly and, to date, services 44 cities. Most of them are small- and mid-sized but they also fly into some larger airports, such as ones in Las Vegas, Orlando, Nashville, etc.

However here’s a fun fact – beginning on June 22nd, Avelo will fly between Wilmington and Wilmington. Yep, they’re going to have a direct flight between Delaware’s Wilmington Airport (ILG) and North Carolina’s Wilmington International Airport – (ILM).

The flights will occur on Thursdays and Sundays.

Flight From ETD To ETA
XP 575 Wilmington (ILG) 1:20 p.m. Wilmington (ILM) 2:50 p.m.
XP 576 Wilmington (ILM) 3:30 p.m. Wilmington (ILG) 4:50 p.m.

There has never been a boarding pass where the departure and arrival airports were both Wilmington, so that’s kind of cool.

Of course, there are plenty of other cities that share a name:

  • Portland, ME and Portland, OR
  • Nashville, TN and Nashville, IN
  • Springfield, IL and Springfield, OR
  • Kansas City, KS and Kansas City, MO
  • Long Beach, CA and Long Beach, WA
  • Austin, TX and Austin, MN
  • Manhattan, KS and Manhattan, NY
  • Miami, OH and Miami, FL
  • Brooklyn, NY and Brooklyn, CA
  • And we won’t even go into how many “Clarksvilles” there are (I’ve always been a big Monkees fan), among other cities with popular names

However it appears that the only other cities that share the same name and also have direct flights between them are the Portland (PDX) and Portland (PWM) route.

So WTG, Wilmingtons…you’ve joined a very small club!

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Tommy May 19, 2023 - 1:38 pm

PWM and PDX might have a “Direct” flight, but I don’t believe they have a non-stop flight, so not sure if the boarding passes would reflect “Portland” to “Portland”.

Breeze is starting Charleston, SC to Charleston, WV flights on 5/31 as well.

rick May 19, 2023 - 8:53 pm

Ooops. There is no airport in Manhattan NEW YORK.

SharonKurheg May 19, 2023 - 10:40 pm

Hi Rick! Native New Yawka here. Although some people think that Manhattan IS New York City, Manhattan is actually one of the 5 boroughs of NYC (along with The Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn & Staten Island [a.k.a. Stat Nylin #IYKYK]). So although it’s sometimes known as The City, NYC, etc., it’s just as easily known as Manhattan. And we weren’t talking about airports in those bullet points – just names of cities, towns and boroughs (since Floyd Bennett Field closed [I went on a field trip there when I was a kid], there have been no airports in Brooklyn NY either…but you saw we included that too, because it shares the name of Brooklyn, CA – which also doesn’t have an airport)

Enjoy Fine Food May 25, 2023 - 2:13 pm

Sharon — since you have already recognized that one of your jobs/talents is clickbait generation; I feel I can say, “This gets my vote for best clickbait of the month.” It’s subtle, charming, well-researched, not an intentional lie (like Points Guy), yet totally misleading and demanding to be clicked.

Man, what’s this new boarding pass? How do I get one? What airline? I’ve gotta click that!

SharonKurheg May 25, 2023 - 5:35 pm

Thank-you…I try. 😉 (to be fair, not all of my posts have a clickybaity title. Just some of them. Gotta keep y’all on your toes.)

SharonKurheg May 25, 2023 - 5:38 pm

BTW, it’s not misleading at all – no boarding pass HAS been like it. It was just your expectations of what that difference was. 😉


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