GulfstreamGuy From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 646 posts, RR: 2 Posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3411 times:
We had our first scheduled A319 service to MEM today. It was great! The only thing that sucked was we had to be there at 12:30 a.m. this morning for break-ride training! . We (NW) also started our DC-9 service to MSP (this first flight to MSP in the morning was a CRJ before!). I can't believe how NW has grown from 3 MEM DC-9 flights a day (when I started in 1999) to 8 flights a day (2 DC-9s to MEM, 1 A319 to MEM, 1 DC-9 to MSP, 1 CRJ to MSP, and 3 CRJs to DTW)!
That Airbus looks good sitting at our gate! I sure hope that this becomes a permanent part of our lineup! This is the aircraft that started today..
Blackhawk144 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3283 times:
That's good news for LIT! I remember here in Boise we got the A319 first in April of 2001, I believe. In about 1-2 years, look for the A320, and if demand is strong enough, in about 4 years look for a possible 757 from NW.
Jetjeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1431 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3034 times:
probaby the reason for the growth is its to darn expensive to fly out of mem..i have to shuttle 130 miles to you in lit then fly back to memphis and then get on the flight i want to go on.. ive saved in the past 1,000 to lax,,, One of the last ones i shuttled to lit flew back to mem then on to iah,,,on the return iah to mem, i walked off the plane and got in the car...i had carry ons...
Nwcoflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 692 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2980 times:
I doubt NW will ever fly the 757 into BOI. NW has already flown the 320 into BOI during peak demand periods, and will continue to do so. NW flew the 320 from BOI to MSP both this summer and last summer.
FlyingDoc From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2956 times:
I think that one of the reasons for NW's growth in LIT is the slow, painful demise of DL. For many, many years DL was the leading airline in LIT both in passengers and flights, but they've now fallen to #2 behind WN and I suspect they'll fall further than that. As a long time DL Medallion flying out of LIT, their service into LIT has gotten worse and worse. Now, the only mainline DL service into LIT is 2 or 3 flights to ATL. The rest are RJs into CVG and DFW. I, for one, don't like the RJs and will do everything I can to avoid them. NW is a great option out of LIT with the quick trip over to MEM. I had never flown on NW until about a year ago, but since I've taken a few trips, including one to Asia. I look forward to more NW flying and if DL keeps on slipping, I may change over to NW entirely.