Hamlet69 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2657 posts, RR: 59 Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2465 times:
The last time I checked, UA had a flight into Williston from Denver, while NW flew into Minot from Minneapolis. I'm sure there are more flights into the eastern cities, but those are the two best flights for me when I go there to visit family (Bottineau).
Crazyboi From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 154 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2405 times:
I lived in Fargo for a number of years (no comment) and I became very familiar with the local airport. Fargo has had quite an interesting history of air service, largely due to the fact that so many airlines have tried and failed to steal some of the market from NW. NW enjoyed a virtual monopoly in Fargo (and most of the larger North Dakota cities) for many years and their brand recognition became so extreme that airlines like Continental, United, American, and Frontier just came and went (I still have the invitation from Stephen Wolf to the closing of United's Fargo station). There was this bizarre Fargoan mentality that equated air service with NW and NW alone and I suspect that this was only detrimental to the North Dakota customers.
These days (though I should warn that my knowledge of ND air service is limited to a visit every year or so) NW and United Express have reached a sort of market stasis, with the former flying to MSP and the latter to ORD and DEN. The commercial market in general has opened up a lot in North Dakota as the cities have grown and the consumer markets have matured (I remember a time in the mid-nineties, for example, when Builders Square built a new big-box hardware megastore and Fargoans refused to leave their smaller and more expensive local chain; Builders Square left and Home Depot came in, and it failed as well; Fargo was just a very strange, anomolous market).
Hope that helps a little.
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Marc kobaissi From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 119 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2327 times:
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Tg 747-300 From Norway, joined Nov 1999, 1318 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks ago) and read 2243 times:
From what i have understand the majority of NW (mainline) s weekday flights into FAR are on A319 and 320 equipment (except for some early and late flights) while the DC9 (belive thet the -51 is the primary workhorse to FAR) steals the show in the weekends.
The other flights are ARJ and maybe als CRJ's from NW airlink.
For those of you who have been to FRA alot (not only in the last years) Has the Bobcat (the skidsteer loader) display in the arrival hall (near the rent a car s) always been a sort of "trademark" for the airport?
BIS only get DC9 from NW mainline, whil NW airlink also use the Saab 340.
For those of you who haven't been to BIS, i can say that it's a nice litle airport with a very personal feeling. It was quite a strange experience fro me.
Dragogoalie From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 1220 posts, RR: 7 Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2237 times:
I currently go to school in Grand Forks, ND. Trust me, by not visiting North Dakota, you're not missing much . I love how the Grand Forks airport tries to make itself feel like a large airport. In reality they have 2 Gates, and one baggage carosel . And of course they have signs in huge letters that say "GATE 1" then about 6 feet over "GATE 2". However, due to my school, I remember reading somewhere else that Grand Forks is the 44th busiest airport in the United States.