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Pinnacle HQ Going To Downtown Memphis  
User currently offlineJohnJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1659 posts, RR: 2
Posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2972 times:

Interesting bit of news here for those folks who follow Memphis happenings. Pinnacle, long based out by the Memphis airport, is going to be taking 12 floors of the One Commerce Square building downtown, one of the most prominent buildings on the Memphis skyline. This building was formerly home to National Bank of Commerce and later SunTrust Bank, both of which had their logo at the top. I hope Pinnacle will do the same with their logo, and I strongly suspect they will. Off the top of my head, I can't think of any airlines (at least in the US) with a downtown HQ location.

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal:
Pinnacle officials announced on Wednesday the selection of Main Street over Olive Branch, Miss., and an airport-area office complex where Pinnacle is currently based. The company operates three regional airlines, Pinnacle, Mesaba and Colgan, that haul passengers for mainline carriers such as Delta and Continental.

The news capped an all-out push by public and private sectors that began this summer when it appeared Memphis might lose the headquarters to Mississippi.


http://www.commercialappeal.com/news.../oct/08/pinnacle-to-feel-the-love/

[Edited 2010-10-08 08:53:14]

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User currently offlineScottB From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 6764 posts, RR: 31
Reply 1, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2965 times:

Quoting JohnJ (Thread starter):
Off the top of my head, I can't think of any airlines (at least in the US) with a downtown HQ location.

United's HQ moved to the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower in downtown Chicago a little while back. Continental's HQ is/was in downtown Houston.


User currently offlineenilria From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 7192 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2954 times:

Quoting ScottB (Reply 1):
United's HQ moved to the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower in downtown Chicago a little while back. Continental's HQ is/was in downtown Houston.

Downtown HQs suck for non-revving and normal commuting, however...


User currently offlineItalianFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1099 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2954 times:

...... and of course the late, great PanAm building in Manhattan.

User currently offlineATLgaUSA From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2897 times:

Quoting ScottB (Reply 1):
United's HQ moved to the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower in downtown Chicago a little while back. Continental's HQ is/was in downtown Houston.

I'm pretty sure that United's headquarters is in a building other than the Willis Tower. There is a building on Wacker facing the river that has the United logo at the top.


User currently onlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3753 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2860 times:

Quoting ATLgaUSA (Reply 4):
I'm pretty sure that United's headquarters is in a building other than the Willis Tower. There is a building on Wacker facing the river that has the United logo at the top.

That building, 77 West Wacker in downtown Chicago, is United worldwide/executive headquarters.

UA's operational center is at the Willis Tower, also in Chicago. Both are accessible from ORD via CTA Blue Line trains.

[Edited 2010-10-08 09:36:23]


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User currently offline727tiger From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 270 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2812 times:

Continental Center in Houston:



User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2448 posts, RR: 30
Reply 7, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2574 times:

US's headquarters is in downtown Tempe Arizona...


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User currently offlineusdcaguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 972 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2433 times:

Quoting Cactus739 (Reply 7):

You know that doesn't count...


User currently offlineyyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16281 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2369 times:

Good. Downtown Memphis has been hurting for too many years. It should the focal point of the city. Businesses moving downtown is the only way that will happen.

Fedex should consider moving some HQ functions downtown. It would be good for the city, which has been good to Fedex.



Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlinenwaesc From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 3389 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2098 times:

Valid point, I suppose, but if everything for FX is already consolidated in one spot (I'm assuming it is-correct me if I'm wrong), then why split it up?


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User currently offlinequadagon From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2070 times:

US's old headquarters was in Crystal City, would that be considered downtown Washington D.C? or Arlington?


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User currently offlineTOMMY767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2068 times:

Some good news. I like how MEM holds it's own in the DL network. It deserves to.

Quoting quadagon (Reply 11):
US's old headquarters was in Crystal City, would that be considered downtown Washington D.C? or Arlington?

IIRC, formally it was Arlington, VA.



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User currently offlineusdcaguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 972 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1928 times:

Quoting TOMMY767 (Reply 12):
IIRC, formally it was Arlington, VA.

Yes, Arlington, but not really downtown. Crystal City was likely one of the best airline HQ locations, however, right across the river from the District and next door to DCA.


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