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Any Chance At NW Starting CID-MEM?  
User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4400 posts, RR: 6
Posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2593 times:
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Now that LNK-MEM has started, and DSM-MEM has been doing well, wouldn't CID-MEM with a couple CRJ's make sense? Connections to the southern NW hub would be great. With all the new CRJ's coming hopefully that can be added. Your thoughts?


Next flights: WN DSM-LAS-PHX, US PHX-SJD. Return: US SJD-PHX, WN PHX-MDW-DSM
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User currently offlineKcrwFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3817 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2584 times:

i think it will be added. i dont have a reason, but bet your bottom dollar ill get one.

User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2579 times:

MWA-MEM seems just as likely, but CID would be added I am sure first before NWA adds MWA-MEM. As long as AA has MWA-STL, No other airline will start a MWA route.

Alex



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User currently offlineKcrwFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3817 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2572 times:

Quoting Iowaman (Thread starter):
MWA-MEM seems just as likely, but CID would be added I am sure first before NWA adds MWA-MEM. As long as AA has MWA-STL, No other airline will start a MWA route.

Alex

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User currently offlineCIDFlyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2301 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2561 times:

I have been asking for this route for a long time (writing to NWA and the Eastern Iowa Airport). I would love to have non stop service from CID to the MEM hub, as CID really lacks non stop service to the southeastern United States. (Would also be nice to have nonstop ATL service on Delta but that is another thread). Some smaller destinations in the south require 2 connections from here (either on NW thru DTW/MSP & MEM, or on DL thru CVG & ATL). Also, back in it's heydey, TWA always had packed flights to the STL hub, but now that those flights have been scaled back to J41's, it would be nice to see jet service to the south through MEM. Hopefully with NW connecting the dots this route will be added in the not so distant future...

User currently offlineTOLtommy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3291 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2547 times:

Mesaba starts getting CRJ's this fall, anything is possible. Once I get my TOL-MSP flight, the rest of you can have anything you want!  bigthumbsup 

User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4400 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2542 times:
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Quoting CIDFlyer (Reply 4):
(Would also be nice to have nonstop ATL service on Delta but that is another thread).

I totally agree. CID has applied for grant money from the FAA for reduced fees for Allegiant to SFB and LCC service to a western hub. I also don't see why DL doesn't start a couple CRJ's to ATL. But back to CID-MEM, it just seems like a hole in the NW route map out of MEM.



Next flights: WN DSM-LAS-PHX, US PHX-SJD. Return: US SJD-PHX, WN PHX-MDW-DSM
User currently offlineNkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2665 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2507 times:

Quoting TOLtommy (Reply 5):
Once I get my TOL-MSP flight, the rest of you can have anything you want!

Well then, I want ACY-DTW since NK is dropping the route.



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User currently offlineLambertMan From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2076 posts, RR: 36
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2491 times:

Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 2):
MWA-MEM seems just as likely

No, it doesn't. NW makes quite a bit of money up there in north midwest and it wouldn't shock me to see it added at some point for connections.


User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4400 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2456 times:
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Quoting LambertMan (Reply 8):
Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 2):
MWA-MEM seems just as likely

No, it doesn't. NW makes quite a bit of money up there in north midwest and it wouldn't shock me to see it added at some point for connections.

I sure hope MWA-MEM isn't more likely.. CID is a much bigger airport with many more flights. MWA doesn't even compare to CID. MWA has as much of a chance getting MEM service as CID does N/S to Ho Chi Min City, China.

MWA service (arrivals only):

Saint Louis, MO Corporate Express Airlines 5249 01:36 PM Landed
Saint Louis, MO Corporate Express Airlines 5251 04:29 PM Landed
Saint Louis, MO Corporate Express Airlines 5253 08:10 PM Scheduled

CID service (arrivals only):

Chicago, IL Air Wisconsin 694 10:52 AM Arrived
Chicago, IL Air Wisconsin 549 04:40 PM Arrived
Chicago, IL Air Wisconsin 355 06:08 PM Arrived
Chicago, IL Air Wisconsin 553 08:44 PM Planned
Las Vegas, NV Allegiant Air 438 06:39 PM Arrived
Chicago, IL American Eagle 87 09:25 AM Arrived
Dallas, TX American Eagle 525 09:55 AM Arrived
Dallas, TX American Eagle 497 11:47 AM Arrived
Chicago, IL American Eagle 966 12:27 PM Arrived
Chicago, IL American Eagle 199 01:03 PM Arrived
Dallas, TX American Eagle 651 02:14 PM Arrived
Chicago, IL American Eagle 282 04:53 PM Arrived
Dallas, TX American Eagle 579 05:02 PM Arrived
Chicago, IL American Eagle 5 06:46 PM Arrived
Chicago, IL American Eagle 353 08:12 PM Scheduled
Dallas, TX American Eagle 513 09:16 PM Scheduled
Chicago, IL American Eagle 295 10:10 PM Scheduled
Cincinnati, OH Comair Inc. 728 09:44 AM Arrived
Cincinnati, OH Comair Inc. 809 03:05 PM Arrived
Cincinnati, OH Comair Inc. 227 09:37 PM Planned
Detroit, MI Express Airlines 2952 12:38 PM Arrived
Detroit, MI Express Airlines 3746 03:40 PM Arrived
Minneapolis, MN Express Airlines 5689 04:32 PM Arrived
Detroit, MI Express Airlines 3728 07:30 PM In Flight
Minneapolis, MN Express Airlines 2961 11:13 PM Scheduled
Minneapolis, MN Mesaba Aviation 3606 12:23 PM Arrived
Minneapolis, MN Mesaba Aviation 3206 02:23 PM Arrived
Minneapolis, MN Mesaba Aviation 3297 06:10 PM Arrived
Minneapolis, MN Mesaba Aviation 3358 08:24 AM Scheduled
Minneapolis, MN Northwest 1783 08:09 PM Scheduled
Chicago, IL Sky West 6899 09:32 AM Arrived
Chicago, IL Sky West 6901 12:45 PM Arrived
Denver, CO Sky West 6616 01:01 PM Arrived
Denver, CO Sky West 6660 03:17 PM Arrived
Denver, CO Sky West 6712 09:20 PM Planned
Minneapolis, MN Sun Country 217 06:51 AM Arrived
Saint Louis, MO Trans States Airlines 5464 10:17 AM Arrived
Saint Louis, MO Trans States Airlines 5445 05:22 PM Arrived
Saint Louis, MO Trans States Airlines 5449 08:00 PM Scheduled



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User currently offlineCIDflyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2301 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2440 times:

Quoting Iowaman (Reply 9):
I sure hope MWA-MEM isn't more likely.. CID is a much bigger airport with many more flights

agreed. According to the 2000 census, Marion Illinois has a poulation of a little over 16,000, with a county population size (Williamson County, Illinois) of over 61,000. The combined metro areas of the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City corridor which the Eastern Iowa Airport(CID) serves is near 350,000, much larger airport indeed.


User currently offlineKcrwFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3817 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2424 times:

just because an airport is bigger doesnt mean it automatically deserves more service. If this were the case smaller markets would have no growth at all and only mid sized to major airports would grow.

but geeze that place is tiny!


User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3527 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2397 times:

Quoting Iowaman (Reply 9):
MWA has as much of a chance getting MEM service as CID does N/S to Ho Chi Min City, China.

ho chi min city is in vietnam dude. FYI


but yeah, CID needs MEM, i think MLI gets MEM nonstop with the saabs and have for a few years now.



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User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4400 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2402 times:
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Quoting Planespotting (Reply 12):
ho chi min city is in vietnam dude. FYI

LOL I think I got my point across.

Quoting Planespotting (Reply 12):
but yeah, CID needs MEM, i think MLI gets MEM nonstop with the saabs and have for a few years now.

MLI has 2x CRJ to MEM. CID is a big hole in the MEM route map, DSM has 1x Avro and 2x CRJ, MSN has Avro's, OMA has mainline to MEM, and then LNK (Lincoln, Nebraska) which has half the operations of CID, which is farther away then CID from MEM, gets 2x CRJ. DSM has just recently got a 3rd flight that's an Avro to MEM. I really don't understand why CID hasn't been started yet.



Next flights: WN DSM-LAS-PHX, US PHX-SJD. Return: US SJD-PHX, WN PHX-MDW-DSM
User currently offlineFlymli From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2345 times:

MLI serves all 3 NW hubs with 2 RJ's to MEM, 5 including 1 Avro to MSP and 4 flights to DTW using 2 Saabs and 2 RJ's. Additionally, AA is adding another flight to DFW starting 8/1 because the first one that started on 6/9 is running a 90% load factor. 70% of the cars in the MLI parking lot are from Iowa which is helped by Airtran non stops to ATL and MCO.

User currently offlineTOLtommy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3291 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2347 times:

Quoting Nkops (Reply 7):
Well then, I want ACY-DTW since NK is dropping the route.

ACY had offered incentives to get new service in the past. COEX started CLE-ACY service before 9/11. Something like $1 million annual subsidy was offered. ACY is a tough sell, since there's no gambling just about everyplace. But it would make it easier to get to the shore.

Okay, you can be number 2.... LOL


User currently offlineFlyinryan99 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2004 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2304 times:

Quoting TOLtommy (Reply 5):
Mesaba starts getting CRJ's this fall, anything is possible. Once I get my TOL-MSP flight, the rest of you can have anything you want!

Amen! Hopefully with the new XJ CRJs coming online soon maybe we'll finally get 2x daily to MSP. But...they don't want to 'over fly' DTW, so I wouldn't hold my breath on it.


User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3527 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2300 times:

Quoting Flymli (Reply 14):
70% of the cars in the MLI parking lot are from Iowa

that makes sense, there are about 150,000 people on the iowa side of the quad cities as opposed to about 90,000 on the illinois side, not to mention people who come from bBurlington, Muscatine, Cedar Rapids/Ia City, Dubuque and surrounding small towns.

MLI is kickin'



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User currently offlineTOLtommy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3291 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2305 times:

Quoting Flyinryan99 (Reply 16):
Amen! Hopefully with the new XJ CRJs coming online soon maybe we'll finally get 2x daily to MSP. But...they don't want to 'over fly' DTW, so I wouldn't hold my breath on it.

Well, whenever I try to book a DTW connection on the 6:40am flight out of TOL, it's frequently full, and forcing me to drive up to DTW.

Ryan, any idea how the new TOL-DFW service on AA is doing? Maybe if NW sees it doing well, they'll add TOL-MEM? Won't really help me much, I need the MSP connection to get to Montana, but it sure would be nice to have an option.


User currently offlineCIDflyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2301 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2273 times:

Quoting Flymli (Reply 14):
70% of the cars in the MLI parking lot are from Iowa

The majority of the quad cities population lives on the Iowa side of the Mississippi, but I do get your point. MLI is seen as the region's low fare airport, and with good reason, they have AirTran service, which generally makes the fares there lower than the nearest competing airport, which happens to be Cedar Rapids/Eastern Iowa Airport. The growth of destinations out of there has been quite impressive over the past couple years. CID is my hometown airport, but I will admit, I have used MLI once because the fare was over $150 cheaper, and I will be using it again this October.

[Edited 2005-06-28 00:13:14]

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