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Minot Getting DL Mainline In March  
User currently offlinekmot From United States of America, joined Feb 2010, 71 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 8215 times:

Minot business is booming. Delta Air Lines will be bringing an Airbus A319 in daily. The Delta schedule will see 1x A319, 2x E70/75's, and 3x CRJ's totaling 6 flts. Delta will begin 7 flts in April.

On the UA side 3 flts daily to DEN. Rummer is that Allegiant will be starting daily service to Las Vegas and 4x weekly service to Phoenix/Mesa. In addition, Continental is running weekly IAH charters. United is in talks to start daily IAH service as well.

Minot enplanements are soaring due to the oil boom. Enplanements are expected to reach 150,000 for the year. To put this into perspective the terminal was designed for less than 80,000 enplanements! In less than two years Minot went from 3 DC9 flights and 1 airline to 12 daily flts and three airlines.

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User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4058 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 7881 times:

Wow, great news for MOT. Will this make MOT the third busiest airport in the state, skipping ahead of BIS?

User currently offlinezippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5478 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 7868 times:

Today, a DL 319 tommorrow, an EK 380! I guess MOT is the new IT place to be as we enter 2012. Hey, isn't MOT going to be a haven/oais when the Myan calendar ends 12/21/2012?   

Sorry for being flip but, I couldn't help it.



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User currently offlineKinglobjaw From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 130 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 7839 times:

Sure wish we would be this lucky in Grand Forks.

-Kinglobjaw



Kinglobjaw
User currently offlineKLASM83 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 630 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 7801 times:

Quoting Kinglobjaw (Reply 3):
Sure wish we would be this lucky in Grand Forks.

Which is kind of funny that we are all RJ with the new terminal and all lol

North Dakota is booming, MOT's success is something to be amazed at. It is good that the airport was spared from the summer flood, but unfortunate that the rest of the town by the Souris River is still recovering.

Either way, go MOT, and indeed our fair ND.



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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15739 posts, RR: 27
Reply 5, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 7787 times:

Quoting kmot (Thread starter):
Minot Getting DL Mainline In March 

I didn't realize it ever left.



Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
User currently offlinenwa757boy From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 676 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 7715 times:

We always said, "Why not Minot"


I remember working a 440am departure out of there to MSP a few years ago, DC9-30 service.


User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7907 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 7703 times:

Well with this upgraded service, there must be stuff to do in ND, no? I'd like to know because it's the only state my dad hasn't been to and we need an excuse to go up there. Maybe now on mainline 


Ironically I have never flown a Delta MD-90 :)
User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15739 posts, RR: 27
Reply 8, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 7682 times:

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 7):
Well with this upgraded service, there must be stuff to do in ND, no?

Tons of work in the energy industry up there. A lot of wind power and oil exploration is making North Dakota a booming place at the moment. There was just a fairly large oil discovery not that long ago.

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 7):
I'd like to know because it's the only state my dad hasn't been to and we need an excuse to go up there.

Unless you are going for work or something, there still is little reason to go. The isolation is just stunning, even more so than deserts. With a desert it is obvious why it is empty, but, unless it is winter, North Dakota is empty but seemingly for no good reason.



Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
User currently offlinenutsaboutplanes From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 496 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 7650 times:

I used to layover in Minot all the time with NW on our 3-5 day "Tour of the Midwest's smallest cities" patterns. Those trips usually had layovers in MOT, DLH, GRB and MSN.....I just dug out an old schedule with flight patterns and there were several of these scheduled as "ADD" patterns on the DC-9-50........lots of great memories.....I will never forget my 3 day layover during Christmas in Duluth!   


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User currently offlinebomber996 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 391 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 7584 times:

Quoting KLASM83 (Reply 4):
Which is kind of funny that we are all RJ with the new terminal and all lol

Hey now... We still have 2x weekly to Vegas and Phoenix on G4 and soon to have 4x weekly to Orlando also on G4. It just so happens that Minot is a lot closer to all the action in the North Dakota job boom. But its not just there. The GF Herald reported this summer that something like 32% of businesses in Grand Forks are hiring right now. I've lived in Grand Forks since 2007 and I've never seen stop and go traffic here until after this past summer! This place is booming! Too bad its so damn flat.

Peace   



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User currently offlineLV From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 2005 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 7561 times:

Quoting nwa757boy (Reply 6):
We always said, "Why not Minot"

Freezin's the reason.  

Like others mentions, between oil and wind ND is the place to be. There was a show called "Boomtown" on Planet Green TV that did a fairly good job of explaining the ups and downs of the oil discoveries there. I was reading new technologies in oil exploration are not only leading to the boom in ND but may reopen fields in Texas, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Illinois. The big challenge is the pipeline network in this country is set up to bring oil from the ports to the interior (pipelines were originally built to get the oil from the Gulf Coast to the East Coast without the U-Boats of WWII off the east coast torpedoing tankers). Now leaders are scrambling to find a way to get the oil from the interior to the population centers.


User currently offlineklwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 2043 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 7485 times:

This is good news. I remember when CO operated DEN-BIS-MOT in the early 90's. A route they kept from the old Frontier. They used the DC9 MD80, and it had good loads all the time.

I bet we will see IAH-MOT in due time.


User currently offlineSNCntry32 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1516 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 7363 times:

I wouldn't be surprised if the smallest thing we see at MOT is the 319 soon. Lots of full fair first passengers.


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User currently offlinesteex From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1654 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 7223 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 8):
Unless you are going for work or something, there still is little reason to go. The isolation is just stunning, even more so than deserts. With a desert it is obvious why it is empty, but, unless it is winter, North Dakota is empty but seemingly for no good reason.

Largely true. I will add, though, that Theodore Roosevelt National Park has some beautiful landscape, as do several other areas in the western half of the state.


User currently offlineKcrwflyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3817 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 7203 times:

Quoting SNCntry32 (Reply 13):
I wouldn't be surprised if the smallest thing we see at MOT is the 319 soon. Lots of full fair first passengers.

UA has first in RJ's and DL is adding it to RJ's.


User currently onlineskymiler From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 530 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 6781 times:

Quoting nwa757boy (Reply 6):
I remember working a 440am departure out of there to MSP a few years ago, DC9-30 service

Not in late January, I hope!  



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User currently offlinekmot From United States of America, joined Feb 2010, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 6761 times:

Currently Delta is the only airline offering a first class product into MOT. United is offering a 50 seat product.

Minot is the number one destination for Delta Air Lines out of IAH do not be supprised if they start offering through flights with no change of planes starting March as well. The rumor is the 500a will be a through to IAH.


User currently offlineLV From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 2005 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 6644 times:

Quoting kmot (Reply 17):
Minot is the number one destination for Delta Air Lines out of IAH

I wonder why UA / CO hasn't jumped on this yet?


User currently offlineBC77008 From United States of America, joined Sep 2011, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6387 times:

Quoting kmot (Reply 17):
Minot is the number one destination for Delta Air Lines out of IAH

I certainly questIon this tidbit of information. They don't have any through flights between IAH and MOT (like they do between IAH and DBX via a change of gauge at ATL)



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User currently offlinesteex From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1654 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6311 times:

Quoting BC77008 (Reply 19):
I certainly questIon this tidbit of information. They don't have any through flights between IAH and MOT (like they do between IAH and DBX via a change of gauge at ATL)

They also don't face the wide variety of competition between IAH and MOT that they do between IAH and Middle East/Africa, so it's far less important. There is only one other airline serving MOT at all, and UA also doesn't have any one-stop through flights to/from IAH (not to mention having considerably less overall capacity to MOT).

I don't know if IAH is the biggest destination from MOT for DL or not, but the absence of through flights is really not very good evidence either way.

Edit: I just realized that the contention is that Minot is the number one destination out IAH, which is almost certainly not true. I misread it to mean the opposite - that Houston is the number one destination from Minot.

[Edited 2011-11-09 12:55:58]

User currently offlinemcg From United States of America, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 812 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6241 times:

Quoting kmot (Reply 17):
Minot is the number one destination for Delta Air Lines out of IAH

I don't mean to be rude, but I find it hard to believe that DAL carries more passengers from Houston to Minot than to Atlanta. I could be wrong, but that's what I think.


User currently offlineburnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7545 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6023 times:

Quoting mcg (Reply 21):
I don't mean to be rude, but I find it hard to believe that DAL carries more passengers from Houston to Minot than to Atlanta. I could be wrong, but that's what I think.

I would say most of the people out of IAH are connecting through ATL. Keep in mind that DL also serves HOU.



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User currently offlinewingsofman72 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 120 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5952 times:

Ah...'MAGIC MINOT"...many years ago on a CO/FL 737-200 (a FRONTINEAL 737) just after CO took over FL (back when FL was Frontier). Coldest aircraft I ever was on...sat all night in January with no heat... I don't think I stopped shivering until I was inside the terminal in DEN!!

User currently offlineCIDFlyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2301 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5289 times:

good news for Minot! I remember when they had just 3 daily DC9's to MSP.

25 stburke : Always good to hear and ND airport getting new service or upgrades. I wouldn't be surprised if we start to see other cities in (specifically western)
26 Drerx7 : IAH-MOT seems like a prime 319 route or at least CR7 to start.
27 Post contains images 777law : Not if SQ gets there first. I can see it now SQ's newest flight to the US - SIN-DME-MOT using a new 773!
28 kmot : It is true that MSP, DTW, ATL or any other hub, will have more passengers, but I think what Delta is saying is that IAH to MOT is one of the largest m
29 AVLAirlineFreq : Any chance Williston also picks up additional service in the near future?
30 HPRamper : Probably next on the list. MOT has more infrastructure though and Minot is still a bigger city, and close enough that air service there made more sen
31 kmot : Williston has one thing working against it. The Runway. Departures to the northwest are severely weight restricted due to the uphill slope of the runw
32 B595 : I guess this boom means the secret will get out about how beautiful North Dakota truly is. I've been to most parts of it, and the sense of space and f
33 HPRamper : Even most people who live or lived there - myself included - would not go so far as to call it beautiful. Desolate, flat, and boring are the most com
34 asolsvig : Apparently, you all have some insider information and people need to keep to themselves. So, let me dispell the rumors and clarify the truths. Rumor -
35 mcg : Sorry, again I have to dispute this statement. While I'm sure there are lot's of folks travelling from Houston to Minot, I just can't imagine that Mi
36 HPRamper : I think everyone is just wording it wrong. It should be common sense. The only number we have seen that makes sense in this regard is a factual one -
37 mcg : Thanks for the info. It makes sense that Houston would be a key market for Minot.
38 seatback : With F9 operating routes such as DEN-BZN or DEN-TYS (serving secondary markets that WN isn't likely to touch), I'm surprised they haven't re-tried DEN
39 Post contains images DeltaMD90 : Rumor: you are the MOT Airport Director jk welcome to a.net! Though statistically, you may be the fastest growing, but has it been consistent growth,
40 LV : Nah, MOT is growing on it's own so it doesn't need to throw a wad of cash at Bedford to send a 190 in 3X week. That's the only way F9 seems to be loo
41 kmot : MOT Airport Director - How is the airport planning to address its growth? Will we see a new terminal? How about more airlines?
42 HPRamper : 1. Experience severe cold. Come in mid-January. 2. Come in mid-March and watch raging floods devour entire towns. Too bad...the Q400 would have been
43 Post contains images B595 : To each his own... I remember endless miles of fertile green farmland in the east, the Missouri River bluffs, the odd Turtle Mountains in the north,
44 Post contains images HPRamper : It's still there I think you may be right about the background though...most with no history with agriculture don't see much interest in it, at least
45 KLASM83 : I do see interest in the event of an SEL airplane's engine failure. Nothing like having a state that is essentially one big runway in general. I wond
46 Post contains images B595 : And the Minuteman III's, too What type of aircraft does Hess fly/charter? I can't tell from flightaware...maybe they are blocked... The boom is obvio
47 HPRamper : More ramp space would probably suffice. Right now a lot of traffic is funneling through MOT that would otherwise be going ISN if the airport there di
48 kmot : In the Allegiant investor presentation discussed in another post, it mentioned that Allegiant will be starting Regina Canada service. I wonder if this
49 burnsie28 : I would think that MOT should be talking to Allegiant, Delta I believe is far more important and a bigger customer to MOT than Allegiant. While Alleg
50 KC135TopBoom : Use to "lay over" at Minot AFB back in the 1970s......I even spent a week there one night. It sucked. The barbed wire fences north and west of town t
51 asolsvig : Good questions! MOT Airport Director here and I'll try and clarify many of the questions/comments in one post: * The Minot AFB is 10 miles north of MO
52 Post contains images kanebear : I've done a lot but have never spent a week in one night. Or did one night seem like a week?!
53 Post contains links mcg : Here is an iteresting video of activity at Minot AFB: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ7niLYSVFo The sound and smell on the flight line would have bee
54 Post contains images KaiGywer : Most of the time, I hate living in ND Then I take a ride west on I94 and see all the open space and feel much better. Definately big sky country with
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