Kind of interesting to think about how MSP will look like after the merger. We go from Red tails to Blue and red tails.
I wonder what will happen with the whole 2020 plan. It really banked on NW expanding heavily from Lindbergh. But I think that expansion will be limited as it looks like NW/DL will further build up DTW, ATL and expand Asia ops out of SEA and LAX. This would leave MSP out to dry. Upside is that DL could further expand its regional network to connect MN, WI and the Dakotas to ATL.
Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!
Mir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 22392 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 12519 times:
I'll just pop my head in here and say that I've enjoyed my time in the MSP area this past week quite well - lots of planes to watch everywhere you look (particularly from the U of M campus). I even managed to catch a C-130 taking off of 17 from the MOA parking garage - excellent!
Far too many red tails, though.
7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
BOStonsox From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2007 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 12344 times:
Quoting Mir (Reply 12): Far too many red tails, though.
Yeah. I've been in the MSP area before and saw nothing but red tails landing. And with the merger with DL you will have nothing but those in a while. That's what makes BOS so great: a focus city for FOUR major airlines, 13 European carriers, and then some others. When I go planespotting I always see AA, DL, US, and B6, but it's always a grab bag.
With the merger maybe we'll see some competition enter. I'd love to see WN and B6 enter. I haven't been to MSP itself (I was in Minnesota for four days- I saw the Mystery Cave and Spam Museum near ROC, the MOA, and a scenic railroad in Duluth. I flew into DSM) but it is on my list of places to go back to. If B6 were to fly MSP-BOS I would love that. Parts of Minnesota are so much like parts of Massachusetts except:
1. No ocean.
2. As I said earlier, not as good for planespotting.
3. In MSP people are "Minnesota-nice" whereas in BOS people are "Massholes".
4. It's 20 degrees colder in MSP than it is in BOS.
I also have to thank Minnesota for bringing us Mystery Science Theater 3000. I loved that show!
SNCntry32 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1524 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 11854 times:
Quoting Mir (Reply 12): I'll just pop my head in here and say that I've enjoyed my time in the MSP area this past week quite well - lots of planes to watch everywhere you look (particularly from the U of M campus). I even managed to catch a C-130 taking off of 17 from the MOA parking garage - excellent!
Indeed. Anywhere you go in the metro, you can always catch something taking off.
I also saw that thread. At first I though it was just about air fares from Alaska to MSP but I had to check to make sure and AS will be starting SEA-MSP with 738s. Will AS serve at the Humphrey Terminal?
SYfan100 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 590 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 11522 times:
First off this is my first post. I have been a lurker for a while reading and looking at many of the pictures.
Love the Boeing 787 pictures that were taken in the hangar while they were being built.
Yes I am from Minnesota and I thought I would jump in and add my 2 cents on Minnesota avation.
Big Sun Country fan here! They are one of the best Airlines I believe MSP has. Flown on them and thought the service was excellent. Hopefully they will expand service to some other destinations from MSP and even perhaps out of DFW with the way American Airlines has been acting as of late with all of their extra charges on different stuff.
Who wants to fly these days with costs the way they are?
Hard to believe Rochester is the only Airport other then MSP to have another Airline then just Northwest. Every other Minnesota Airport has Northwest. Suprised no one has stayed in Duluth since it seems that the people have been supporting that other Airline when they put the right aircraft on that route. First American Eagle tryed service then Midwest Connect I believe was the most recent one who tryed service to Duluth.