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by SteveXC500
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY adds BNA.
Replies: 26
Views: 2541

Re: SY adds BNA.

Lexy wrote:
dfwjim1 wrote:
Why MSP in winter?



Hockey perhaps?


Probably just to rotate some aircraft back to MSP and they must feel some market share is there

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by SteveXC500
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY adds BNA.
Replies: 26
Views: 2541

SY adds BNA.

Sun country announced Nashville from MSP.
Additionally, BNA to MSY, MCO, TPA, RSW, MIA.

Non-daily beginning in Nov.

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by SteveXC500
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn’t DL, AA, and CO order the 747-400?
Replies: 44
Views: 6589

Re: Why didn’t DL, AA, and CO order the 747-400?

Didn't fit their fleet strategies.

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by SteveXC500
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest reports 2Q results
Replies: 29
Views: 4332

Re: Southwest reports 2Q results

Why is it that WN seems to be the ONLY airline on this forum that folks bring up fuel hedging on like it's some evil plot by them to fudge their numbers to look better? Other airlines can do it too...and sometimes they come out better per quarter because of it. It reminds me of that interview with ...

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by SteveXC500
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 13504

Re: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018

Frontier will certainly lower fares vs. Delta and while PVD is a backup to BOS, 11 daily flights into BOS will not be impacted by F9.

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by SteveXC500
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 13504

Re: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018

Has anyone tried booking the new BOS-MSP flights on jetblue.com? I don't see MSP showing up on the drop-down list (using Chrome and IE). I used Chrome and could select MSP. On another note, does anyone know the intervals by which Jet Blue extends their schedule? It is currently through 6/13/18. Sim...

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by SteveXC500
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 13504

Re: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018

^^^^^
DL has a high market share. I'm honestly not sure I'm looking at the correct data, but for Q2, I'm finding they have 52%. Compared to other city pairs to/from MSP, that's not ideal, but I'm sure that is due to the amount of competition already being discussed on MSP-BOS.

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by SteveXC500
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 13504

Re: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018

It's nice to finally have B6 available here at MSP. It will be interesting to see what other destinations will be flown out of MSP and how soon after this new MSP-BOS route, that will occur. I've read about SY's planned changes to the airline and I'm reserving judgement until giving it at least one...

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by SteveXC500
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 13504

Re: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018

Officially Terminal 2 at MSP

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by SteveXC500
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 13504

Re: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018

Yep, and the question is where NK fits in. Is there room for 4 carriers on this route? I also think B6 could pick up some travelers on the MSP end, keeping in mind that both Boston and Minneapolis are finance hubs (particularly in the mutual fund space), and B6 could very well have some corporate c...

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by SteveXC500
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 13504

Re: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018

MSPNWA wrote:
Well, well. Finally this day has come. I'm interested to see what terminal they'll use in MSP. I'm hoping for Lindbergh. Hopefully JFK will come down the road too.


What gates at T1? E is jam-packed. DL giving up a gate somewhere?

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by SteveXC500
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 13504

Re: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018

About time! http://blueir.investproductions.com/investor-relations/press-releases/2017/10-17-2017-153012837 Doubful, but wonder if we'll seem them on JFK/FLL-MSP in the future? Never say never. Seasonal Florida like WN flies from MSP? How about the west coast? Plenty of possibilities at some point.

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by SteveXC500
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 13504

Re: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018

stlgph wrote:
Sun Country books the MSP-centric crowd.
jetBlue books the Boston-centric crowd.
Delta grabs from both.


Good assessment, but SY might lose some of their current clientele when they shift to ULCC model. They will pick up others (Spirit), however.

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by SteveXC500
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 13504

Re: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018

I think we can't forget about SY on the MSP-BOS route. It will be interesting to see how they hold up in this one as a ULCC. Currently running about 3x daily as well during the summer.

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by SteveXC500
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 13504

Re: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018

Finally! Anyone know which gates at MSP? Terminal 2? 3x daily with a RON.

Can't wait to see if B6 adds other service once BOS service has started.

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by SteveXC500
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances of AA serving Lincoln, NE?
Replies: 19
Views: 2787

Re: Chances of AA serving Lincoln, NE?

OMA has WN too. Lots of LNK customers do go to OMA. Prices in Lincoln are atrocious Wouldn't atrocious fares be a legitimate business decision for a new entrant to enter into a market? Or would airlines prefer just to steer clear of such an environment? Those "atrocious" fares might be al...

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by SteveXC500
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances of AA serving Lincoln, NE?
Replies: 19
Views: 2787

Re: Chances of AA serving Lincoln, NE?

OMA has WN too. Lots of LNK customers do go to OMA. Prices in Lincoln are atrocious

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by SteveXC500
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?
Replies: 77
Views: 12180

Re: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?

Montana is well served by Alaska and Delta. Probably no room for additional carriers.
Alaska, I could see, IF Southwest wants to go at AS via SEA, but AS is clearly pretty well entrenched.
The Dakotas? Wyoming? Not happening with DEN, SLC, MSP connections.

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by SteveXC500
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 58478

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

The biggest problem WN is going to face with their BYOD strategy in these long markets is what happens after someones iPhone dies after 3 hours with no power outlet. I would consider that a bit annoying Imo, but of course they can bring a device with more battery longevity such as a MacBook as long...

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by SteveXC500
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 58478

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

As mentioned, bring a power pack. If you know these things in advance, it should never be an issue.

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by SteveXC500
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 58478

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

[ Regardless, if I'm going to Hawaii, I'm flying DL. There's no way I can manage to sit on a 737MAX with nothing to do for the length of that flight. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Other than 1 bag that flies free, does WN offer any onboard amenities for free? Alcohol, food, in-seat IFE? Devil's advocate a ...

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by SteveXC500
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 58478

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

Won’t make it from MSP without a connection. I’ll hope for a one-stop, same plane via any CA coastal city. Except WN would have to serve MSP to the west coast first. All these new service plans are taking away growth at my Home airport!

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by SteveXC500
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 313
Views: 29832

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

I meant for DL. There is very little to no competition in SLC (see: sun country, spirit in DTW, AS in Seattle) which means SLC averages the third highest average ticket cost of any city in the US. Not necessarily good for passengers but SLC is consistently one of the most profitable hubs for DL, es...

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by SteveXC500
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 313
Views: 29832

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

https://metroairports.org/mspreports/op ... _2017.xlsx
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Based on number of flights, AA has a slightly higher share, including regional non-mainline. But SY has 0.3% more passengers ytd 2017. So it's close

https://metroairports.org/mspreports/op ... _2017.xlsx

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by SteveXC500
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 313
Views: 29832

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

What are you using to compare AA to SY at MSP?

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by SteveXC500
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 313
Views: 29832

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

If you want to see a comparison on DL hubs, check the link below from MSP's MAC board meeting. Page 4 gives an overview/comparison. http://metroairports.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=1&clip_id=1673&meta_id=31861 Interesting presentation. There are 28 international destinations served ...

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by SteveXC500
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 313
Views: 29832

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

If you want to see a comparison on DL hubs, check the link below from MSP's MAC board meeting. Page 4 gives an overview/comparison. http://metroairports.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=1&clip_id=1673&meta_id=31861 Great info, so really neck in neck with DTW... And that is exactly why th...

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by SteveXC500
Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 313
Views: 29832

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

http://metroairports.granicus.com/MetaV ... a_id=31861
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If you want to see a comparison on DL hubs, check the link below from MSP's MAC board meeting. Page 4 gives an overview/comparison.

http://metroairports.granicus.com/MetaV ... a_id=31861

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by SteveXC500
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/1/2017: UA Drops MSP-LAX
Replies: 74
Views: 11594

Re: OAG Changes 10/1/2017: UA Drops MSP-LAX

ericm2031 wrote:
Definitely opens up an opportunity for WN and/or AS/VX to add LAX-MSP. Yields are probably bad with SY and NK on the route though


And eight flights on DL

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by SteveXC500
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/1/2017: UA Drops MSP-LAX
Replies: 74
Views: 11594

Re: OAG Changes 10/1/2017: UA Drops MSP-LAX

lavalampluva wrote:
klm617 wrote:
DL DTW-AMS MAR 4>3


As I suspected the additional DTW-CDG would cause a reduction in DTW-AMS

DL MSP-AMS MAR 3>2

So you can't say that DL only hates DTW. ☺


Is KLM the third flight?

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by SteveXC500
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines PA Refinery Pays Off
Replies: 27
Views: 7497

Re: Delta Air Lines PA Refinery Pays Off

I thought I read somewhere, when fuel was at a lower price, pre-Harvey, it wasn't working out for DL.

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by SteveXC500
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300 retirement
Replies: 205
Views: 33124

Re: Southwest 737-300

MO11 wrote:
SteveXC500 wrote:
United_fan wrote:
Kind of a waste to have painted them in the newest colors.



On a different note, it will be good to have an all wi-fi capable fleet for WN. Flew to PHX without it once...not fun without some entertainment for three hours!



What on earth did we do before 2010!


Tried to ignore our neighbors.

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by SteveXC500
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300 retirement
Replies: 205
Views: 33124

Re: Southwest 737-300

Kind of a waste to have painted them in the newest colors. Possibly, but I'm sure WN had their reasons, such as the existing paint was a disaster on a particular frame, thus was repainted. On a different note, it will be good to have an all wi-fi capable fleet for WN. Flew to PHX without it once......

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by SteveXC500
Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis air service discussion - 2016-2017
Replies: 193
Views: 25073

Re: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion

MSP-LAS, which first flew March/April 2017 and is again March to early April 2018, now seems to be a Saturday-only beyond that point. Was not this way in the prior schedule extension.

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by SteveXC500
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcing Multiple New Routes
Replies: 161
Views: 18294

Re: Frontier Expansion at SJC

Wow. $34 OW MSP-COS. Starts April 9th. Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat only A320

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by SteveXC500
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Mini Schedule extension
Replies: 6
Views: 1787

Re: WN Mini Schedule extension

MSP-LAS, which first flew March/April 2017 and is again March to early April 2018, now seems to be a Saturday-only beyond that point. Was not this way in the prior schedule extension.

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by SteveXC500
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis air service discussion - 2016-2017
Replies: 193
Views: 25073

Re: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion

Sounds like DL583 will be making a stop in MSP again Friday and Saturday (15th/16th).

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by SteveXC500
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis air service discussion - 2016-2017
Replies: 193
Views: 25073

Re: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion

Yesterday a Delta B744 landed in MSP for fueling. DTWs longest runway is being worked on for another week. She had to takeoff empty and refuel before continuing back to Shanghai. Was also N662US the oldest Delta 744. Also not sure if this been mentioned yet but MSP-AMS winter season will be a KLM B...

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by SteveXC500
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis air service discussion - 2016-2017
Replies: 193
Views: 25073

Re: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion

maxbaby01 wrote:
Per KLM's website. The seasonal service is now going to be year-round. Also starting at the end of October MSP will see it's first scheduled 787-900 service via KLM.


I believe this was the original post on the 789.

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by SteveXC500
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Denver to Mazatlan
Replies: 12
Views: 1522

Re: Sun Country Denver to Mazatlan

Assuming this flight goes MSP-DEN-MZT-DEN-MSP

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by SteveXC500
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI starting 767 to SEA?
Replies: 19
Views: 3139

Re: FI starting 767 to SEA?

MSP had the 767 all summer, daily. Back to the 757 now.

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by SteveXC500
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 38413

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

Thanks for the YOY post. For MSP, this is in part to the cutting of 2x daily MKE flights, for the most part. Really, nothing else impacting here. But, that said, there hasn't been growth either. Between DL and WN there is an average of 7 mainlines a day. IMO that market is tapped out. I don't disag...

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by SteveXC500
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 38413

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

Thanks for the YOY post. For MSP, this is in part to the cutting of 2x daily MKE flights, for the most part. Really, nothing else impacting here. But, that said, there hasn't been growth either.

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by SteveXC500
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country outlines 2018 expansion plans: CVG, MKE, IND, Northeast, and more!
Replies: 73
Views: 9441

Re: Sun Country outlines 2018 expansion plans: CVG, MKE, IND, Northeast, and more!

rj777 wrote:
Boy, MKE just got Allegiant, and now Sun Country! The terminals will soon be crowded again! And we haven't even heard anything about the possible revival of Midwest Express!


SY to MKE is not official...at leaast I understood the article that way.

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by SteveXC500
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Southwest 737 MAX Delivered
Replies: 52
Views: 12265

Re: First Southwest 737 MAX Delivered

MDW-MSP (RON) then MSP-PHX-SAN starting 11/5 with the MAX8.

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by SteveXC500
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 38413

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

I accurately predicted nothing for MSP!

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by SteveXC500
Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 38413

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

If Hawaii is announced on Monday, will it come after the extension is released? Extensions are usually available by 5-6AM central. Would seem odd for it to just appear. I could see them announcing it separately and maybe not this Monday, specifically.

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by SteveXC500
Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 38413

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

I would say SMF is in for something from WN based on the above Twitter post. In line with growth in CA

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by SteveXC500
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY announces new seasonal routes from MSP
Replies: 36
Views: 5278

Re: SY announces new seasonal routes from MSP

Will Sun Country add service to either IAH or HOU from MSP, or would Southwest end up serving HOU nonstop from MSP? I would bet WN first, actually. IAH/HOU won't be on SY's radar. They do not go after business traffic, mainly leisure. With their pending business model change to align itself closer ...

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