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Northwest To Begin Nonstop Service From MEM To CAE  
User currently offlineWomack17 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 490 posts, RR: 5
Posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5119 times:
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The following is an article announcing new service for Columbia, SC (CAE) from Memphis:

"MINNEAPOLIS -- Northwest Airlines today announced new nonstop jet service between its hub at Memphis and Columbia, S.C. two daily flights will be offered beginning Oct. 2.
"This new service provides additional air service options for local travelers as well as visitors to South Carolina's Capital Region," said Tom Bach, vice president of market planning and Airlink. "Customers traveling through our hassle-free Memphis hub will enjoy convenient connections to destinations throughout the United States, Canada and Europe."

The additional service to the Columbia Metropolitan Airport will complement three daily flights Northwest currently offers between Columbia and its WorldGateway hub at Detroit.

"Northwest continues to provide South Carolinians with great opportunities in air travel," said Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC). "And I'm particularly thrilled that these new flights will encourage more people to visit the Midlands."

The new flight will be operated by Northwest Airlink partner, Pinnacle Airlines Corp., using its Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ), which seats up to 50 passengers.

The new flights will bring to 94 the number of destinations served nonstop from Memphis.

Northwest's new service will be available for sale on Saturday, June 11 at http://www.nwa.com [or by telephoning Northwest Airlines reservations or your local travel agent.]


New Memphis-Columbia service

Flight number: Departs: Arrives:

NW 2995* 2:20 p.m. 4:55 p.m.
NW 5784* 7:00 p.m. 9:22 p.m.

New Columbia-Memphis service

Flight number: Departs: Arrives:

NW 2836** 7:20 a.m. 7:56 a.m.
NW 2992* 5:20 p.m. 5:50 p.m.

*effective Oct. 2
** effective Oct. 3

In addition to Columbia, Northwest and its Airlink partners serve three destinations in South Carolina, including Greenville/Spartanburg International Airport, Charleston, S.C. and Myrtle Beach, S.C."


Oh how I miss Midway Airlines. A class act right to then end.
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User currently offlineSampa737 From Brazil, joined May 2005, 637 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5107 times:

Memphis may be the smallest hub for any airport in the US but NWA keeps adding the flights. Go Memphis!

User currently offlineB757capt From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1420 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5055 times:

I thought northworst was going to phase out MEM.


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User currently offlineRJNUT From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1245 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5028 times:

why on god's green earth would you make a statement of complete non-truth about MEM phase out?????!

User currently offlineLambertMan From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2081 posts, RR: 36
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5027 times:

Woah RJNut, calm down there buddy.

He isn't the first I've seen that thought MEM was somehow on the chopping block.

I'll be headed thru MEM in 3 weeks on my way to MBJ!


User currently offlineKYIPpilot From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1383 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5000 times:

Hmm, for a supposed Pinnacle pilot, one would think you should know better, B757capt. It seems you have overhauled your profile yet again. What happened to being a CRJ pilot?


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User currently offlineBobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6532 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4988 times:

LambertMan-B757Capt,

The only place it has ever been written anywhere that MEM was on the "chopping block" or being phased out was on this forum. Things speculated on this forum seem to take on a life of their own until they become
virtual fact.


User currently offlineKcrwFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3847 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4966 times:

Ive always wondered what benefits MEM has for NW. Are there a lot of markets you can only get to through memphis?

User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4939 times:

Quoting KcrwFlyer (Reply 7):
Ive always wondered what benefits MEM has for NW. Are there a lot of markets you can only get to through memphis?

1) Geography.
2) Yes, there are markets you can olny get to through MEM.



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User currently offlineCLE757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 1144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4874 times:

Quoting B757capt (Reply 2):
I thought northworst was going to phase out MEM.

Dont worry they say the same thing about Continental in CLE...and its not going anywhere either.



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User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5426 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4845 times:

Awesome! Always glad to see my home airport pick up new destinations  Smile Memphis is definitely a place I'd like to check out some time too.


South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlineLambertMan From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2081 posts, RR: 36
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4809 times:

Quoting Bobnwa (Reply 6):
The only place it has ever been written anywhere that MEM was on the "chopping block" or being phased out was on this forum. Things speculated on this forum seem to take on a life of their own until they become
virtual fact.

Yeah, thats why I said "somehow think".


User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 21
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4787 times:

It's about time Northwest did something to give Delta a run for their money in the Southeast U.S.. Seeing that Delta isn't exactly the picture of health of late, now is the perfect time to leverage greater market share out of small to mid-sized markets such as Columbia.

Since it's obvious that Memphis is good for only so much O&D, it makes sense to increase their city-pair offerings through a relatively congestion/delay-free airport.

What is that old saying...popular in the good ol' days of Delta..."Even if you're going to hell, you will have to change planes in Atlanta" (??) or something to that effect.

Now if they would only work on how they price fares originating/terminating in Memphis; they might even see a bump there as well.



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User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4433 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4711 times:
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Quoting Stirling (Reply 12):
Now if they would only work on how they price fares originating/terminating in Memphis; they might even see a bump there as well.

Would be nice, but why should they when they have no competition?

Quoting TWFirst (Reply 8):
Quoting KcrwFlyer (Reply 7):
Ive always wondered what benefits MEM has for NW. Are there a lot of markets you can only get to through memphis?

1) Geography.
2) Yes, there are markets you can olny get to through MEM.

Right on the nail.

Quoting B757capt (Reply 2):
I thought northworst was going to phase out MEM.

It's interesting a Pinnacle Pilot would use the term "northworst" for the airline he flies for.

They actually have added some out of MEM; MEM-CAE, upgrades on MEM-OMA, additional flight on MEM-DSM, etc.


User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7437 posts, RR: 50
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4581 times:
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Quoting Iowaman (Reply 13):
It's interesting a Pinnacle Pilot would use the term "northworst" for the airline he flies for.

I'm very skeptical that he's an airline pilot. He list's himself as a Airport Ops Manager, in the 21-25 age group. Hrrrmmmmm



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User currently offlineWomack17 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 490 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4548 times:
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I agree. Whenever I fly out west, I always enjoy connecting from RDU into MEM. I much prefer changing in Memphis as opposed to DTW or MSP. Granted the flights out of MEM are on smaller aircraft - for example: a 320 to LAX versus a 757-300, but still the reduced agitation at a smaller, SOUTHERN hub makes the entire changing aircraft, running 74 gates in 30 minutes, etc worthwhile.


Oh how I miss Midway Airlines. A class act right to then end.
User currently offlineNW7E7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 534 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4527 times:

NW has upgraded some LIT-MEM flights from DC-9-30s to DC-9-50/319/320's. In the past few months.

User currently offlineAirWest From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4500 times:

This doesn't have much to do w/ the new CAE service, but the best part about MEM is the barbeque. The airport is just permeated with that smell.  

[Edited 2005-06-09 02:38:37]

User currently offlineJohnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2601 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4491 times:

"Northwest continues to provide South Carolinians with great opportunities in air travel," said Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC). "And I'm particularly thrilled that these new flights will encourage more people to visit the Midlands."

It always makes me laugh when nearly every press release about new service to a city includes some bullshit blurb from either a member of the Senate or the House delegation.

To be fair, perhaps they should also have to put their names on service cutbacks too!


User currently offlineMarkATL From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 540 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4468 times:

NW Airlink will start service from Memphis to Columbia using a couple of mountie jets a day...hmmm....I really can't think of a less newsworthy item. This is less capacity than one DC-9. Oh well, post on folks.


"...left my home in Georgia, 'n headed for the "Frisco" Bay...
User currently offlineM404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2230 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4406 times:
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MarkATL

Sorry but RJs are about all thats added to MEM of late. Crow what we can.

KcrwFlyer

Actually you just named it. What Memphis has is that it's NOT DTW or MSP

It was just posted in house that MEM is adding 18 permanent agents not the usual summer temps.



Less sarcasm and more thought equal better understanding
User currently offlineMarkATL From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 540 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4395 times:

Well considering that I'll be flying GSP-DTW-SFO-MEM-GSP in a few days perhaps our paths will cross.

GSP-DTW and MEM-GSP are both on mountie jets. Big grin



"...left my home in Georgia, 'n headed for the "Frisco" Bay...
User currently offlineKcrwFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3847 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4347 times:

Quoting MarkATL (Reply 19):
NW Airlink will start service from Memphis to Columbia using a couple of mountie jets a day...hmmm....I really can't think of a less newsworthy item. This is less capacity than one DC-9. Oh well, post on folks.

whats a mountie jet?

Who thinks this route will last? southern cities to southern hubs usually do great.


User currently offlineAzjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4021 posts, RR: 27
Reply 23, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4292 times:

Mounties = Canadian. CRJ = Canadian.

I'm sure this will do well... if NWA didn't see potential, they wouldn't do it. They're smart by going forward with a CRJ and not a DC9 despite the cries from the mainline employees. These are 2 more CRJs that will feed the mainline flights at MEM.


AJ


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