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UA To Start ORD-XNA, DEN-XNA  
User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33195 posts, RR: 71
Posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6877 times:

United Airlines' regional affiliate will begin service to Northwest Arkansas this Halloween. They will offer three daily RJ flights to Chicago O'Hare and one daily flight to Denver...

http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/08-31-2004/0002241404&EDATE=

Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport benefits the area greatly, thanks to Wal*Mart. The airport features non-stop service to a large number of major US hubs, including Los Angeles, LaGuardia, and Newark, nearly unheard of for a city of its size and location.


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User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4036 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 6711 times:
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my buddy was the GM down there for COEX, and it has blossomed into the top COEX city in the system. Although they suffer from some of the lowest load factors, they still have one of the top two yeild stations in the COEX system. THis airport is unbelievable. What will be the next city?


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User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4036 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 6689 times:
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oh yeah and...............just what we need more flights at ORD!!!


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User currently offlineJoFMO From Germany, joined Jul 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 6582 times:

So all this lines exist only because of the WallMart headquater?

My map doesnt show too many population around XNA. The next bigger cities seem to be LIT, TUL and SGF.


User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 6552 times:

Northwest Arkansas is a very high-yield market with Wal-Mart and Tyson (poultry) based in the area. This provides a lot of lucrative business travel for the airlines.

Good to see United back in Arkansas, I'm wondering why they havent reinstated Little Rock, I can't see how a city that large can't support some Express flights.



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User currently offlineKlwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 2082 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 6503 times:

Who else has been to that airport? I for one have. It is wild. You are like driving through meadows, woods, and fields on a little two lane road. You then suddenly come upon this little airport in the middle of nowhere!The airport was nice and new, but a sleepy little place! This was several years ago, and really AA Eagle was about the only one there at the time!

User currently offlineUnitedTristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 6485 times:

Well I am surprised that UA didn't start IAD from there seeing as that there is no WAS service now from XNA and there is a ton to ORD on AA. If its relay the business capital of Arkansas then WAS would have been more logical. But what do I know?  Smile

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User currently offlineFlairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 6450 times:

I was hopeing for more FLL service! damn it! How do you think FLL-XNA sounds?

User currently offlineBustraveler From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 6420 times:

It was always funny that XNA had non-stop service to New York for years and LIT, the state capital, did not. Wal-Mart and Tyson definately had the need!

User currently offlineUsatoeze From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 358 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 6378 times:

XNA is an unbelievably nice airport, and the area(Fayetteville, Bentonville, Springdale, and Rogers) is one of the fastest growing areas in the USA east of the Rockies. It has a two lane country road to the airport and only one gas station from the interstate to the airport...great airport though.


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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33195 posts, RR: 71
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6250 times:

I was hopeing for more FLL service! damn it! How do you think FLL-XNA sounds?

Maybe Delta will give it a try... Wink/being sarcastic

On a serious note, though, American Eagle has been toying around with MIA-XNA. I don't think it will see the light, but it has been tossed around.



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User currently offlineNomoreRJs From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 524 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6214 times:

just what we need, more RJs at ORD!

User currently offlineGreg3322 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 207 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6190 times:

I think this is great! I have flown into XNA before, and it is a great little airport. Yes, the two lane road to get there past all the houses is strange, but there is ZERO traffic.

I usually have to fly to TUL then drive for a couple of hours to get to this part of the country. This will save me a lot of time and I still get to fly United!  Smile


User currently offlineScootertrash From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 569 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6176 times:

Back in the day, when I flew for Trans States, I used to fly into XNA all the time. It is strange, full airplanes in and out of an airport in the middle of nowhere. Actually, the airport is somewhere: Highfill, Arkansas, population 78 (circa 1999- I doubt it has changed much).

XNA is a nice facility, though. Boring overnight in Bentonville... I avoided it like the plague.

Scooter


User currently offlineTcttx From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 6139 times:

Wonder what ORD flights UA is giving up to accommodate these flights, since ORD has been essentially capped (and reduced)?

User currently offlineUAXDXer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 765 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5970 times:

NomoreRJs, better get used to it. Anyone know what express carrier will be flying these routes?


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User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2690 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5948 times:

Why doesn't United just redistribute some of their ORD flights to MDW? Don't they serve some flights there, to MDW  Confused


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User currently offlineDsuairptman From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 903 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5878 times:

Walmart and its evil overlords can burn in hell. There is no reason whatsoever that XNA deserves or can justify more flights. Tyson has nothin really to do with it, its just evil ol Wal Mart hogging airtraffic they don't need, cause maybe once every couple of weeks their executives needs a last minute trip, but the shouldn't have the joy of nonstops to places like LAX an LGA, btw, why would they need a LGA flt? Wal-mart has no outlets in NYC? I say Monoply Mart people should connect like everyone on else, and w/ fewer flts. Agian airlines shouldn't be putting frequent flts on XNA routes and fly them empty 99% of the time just cause once in a while a WM exec needs a quick trip and thinks he deserves non stop service.

Also, why should Wal-Mart need this air service, they've got a fleet of Lear Jets and King Airs to haul their greedy executives around in.



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User currently offlineUAXDXer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 765 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5870 times:

Why doesn't United just redistribute some of their ORD flights to MDW? Don't they serve some flights there, to MDW

It would be kinda hard to connect to a United mainline flight from MDW?!?!?



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User currently offlineNW7E7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 534 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5870 times:

BH346:
Frontier has beat UA on the LIT-DEN route. Service starts Oct. 10th

American has got ORD-LIT covered and the only other option for UA would be LIT-IAD.

LIT has really grown this year too. Several flights added onto existing routes and 3 new destinations this year.(MSP, EWR, DEN) and equipement upgrades(NW A319's, CR7's on almost all American Eagle flights out of LIT)

EDIT: Pre-9/11 LIT had UA "mainline" service on 737's to DEN and ORD. Post 9/11 they cut down to CRJ's and then they left.

[Edited 2004-09-01 07:01:56]

User currently offlineUal777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4991 times:

NW7E7,
So because F9 has DEN-LIT and AA ORD-LIT, then UAL shouldn't try for it? UAL Will do just fine with these flights. If best they will take passengers away from F9 and AA as well.

I thought UAL pulled out of LIT in the middle 90's, anybody know the date?

UAL 777 CONTRAIL


User currently offlineRjnut From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4972 times:

RE: boom at XNA

As it has been explained to me, any company that does business with Wal Mart must have an office in Arkansas, so as a result everybody and their mother has set up shop there and that is what drives so much of the flying biz. Anyone?


User currently offlineJoFMO From Germany, joined Jul 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4946 times:

@Rjnut:

So you mean a sausage producer from Chicago needs an office in Northeast Arkansas to sell its products at WallMart?

Thats strange!


User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 21
Reply 23, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4933 times:

dsuairptman-
Next time on your flight to XNA, walk up and down the aisle, politely ask each passenger for whom they work.
You'll find most of the passengers are salespeople that work for the vendors, one of the thousands that count Wal-Mart as their biggest and most important accounts.
You'll find maybe one is a Wal-Mart employee, maybe 2 or 3 VFR (Visiting Friends Relatives) and the rest are salespeople trying to make a buck.



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User currently offlineRjnut From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4878 times:

i thought it strange too, re: represnetation required in Arkansas..i dont know the details but i do know that office parks and hotels have sprung up all over the greater Wal-mart region.

I remember the old days, Scheduled Skyways at old Drake Field in southside of Fayetteville operating highly weight restricted Metroliners, arriving with very pissed off salesmen from New york without their sample bags..What a mess that all was!


25 WeAreUnited : UAXDXer: SkyWest will be operating these flights.
26 Post contains links and images NW7e7 : Ual777contrail: My mistake. UA did actually pull out of LIT in the mid 90's and then restarted service in the late 90's with CRJ service only to ORD.
27 BH346 : I know American already serves Little Rock from ORD, but I think that LIT can support both airlines. I think if Wichita can support both airlines to O
28 NW7E7 : Dont forget WN also flies to chicago. MDW of course.
29 Kanebear : Every vendor must have an office in Arkansas/Bentonville? *ROFLMAO* Gee, wonder how little Plastics Collective #62 in Dongxiao, China affords their of
30 NW7E7 : LIT-IAD will come before XNA-IAD, for obvious reasons. But who knows!
31 Pzurita1 : MAH4546: You are from long ago in my respected users list... But where in hell do you get so much information and indepth analysis from aviation all o
32 NW747400 : NW7E7 is right. I think LIT-IAD will come before XNA-IAD. LIT Has grown significantly in the last year and it would just make a great year better if U
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