metjetceo From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 414 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3200 times:
I am torn on this. For three years I commuted from GRB (about 3-4 hours drive time from MSP) to London for classes at Cranfield. During the winter months I could have beaten this fare with flights out of GRB via DTW, MSP or ORD. However, when you think about a summer fare this round trip will be about $750-$1000 less than AA out of ORD and DL out of MSP and DTW.
During those months I woudl dread flying that lane on a 737 with a stop going and coming...but to save $1000 I would likely jump at it.
falcon flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1338 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3179 times:
There was a thread about this when the flights were first announced several weeks ago. It was speculated that the route was to be launched primarily to satisfy a DOD requirement of 1 year of ETOPS experience in order to obtain approval to operate overseas military charters.
My definition of cool ? Not trying so hard to be cool.