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by Jshank83
Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest raises early boarding fees 20%
Replies: 17
Views: 1399

Re: Southwest raises early boarding fees 20%

I avoid Southwest for all my travels but my wife does use them on occasion. She still thinks that there are no fees for any extras. That is good marketing on their part although they are becoming more and more like Allegient. Oh, so G4 is not charging for bags or change fees? I guess I missed that ...

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by Jshank83
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 339
Views: 30321

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Mildly disturbing data point: I purchased a PIT-MIA one way less than a week out on AA for $45 one way. That can't be a hugely profitable ticket, and it's not even basic economy.... AA have been putting a lot of cheap fares out over their entire system. Apparently they are even doing last minute &q...

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by Jshank83
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 191
Views: 14468

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Not a surprise since they added an extra flight to the schedule a month or so ago but here is a confirmation of strong sales. WOW said it would add service in three other Midwest cities when it announced service in Cincinnati in August, including St. Louis, Cleveland and Detroit. CVG to date has ha...

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by Jshank83
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 561
Views: 37417

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

Saw an article on Cincy Biz Journal about WW bookings being strong at CVG. Second best behind STL of the four cities starting service in May. Not surprising considering they don't have any TATL. Another thing they mentioned was wondering like 45ish percent are ending in Iceland for their final dest...

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by Jshank83
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 191
Views: 14468

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Not a surprise since they added an extra flight to the schedule a month or so ago but here is a confirmation of strong sales. WOW said it would add service in three other Midwest cities when it announced service in Cincinnati in August, including St. Louis, Cleveland and Detroit. CVG to date has had...

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by Jshank83
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI thread - 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: MCI Thread

Tugger wrote:
So what is the latest on the new KCI terminal?

Tugg



I think it is back on track now. It has a couple setbacks a couple months ago but I think it is straightened out. Not sure if it delayed it any or not.

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by Jshank83
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 191
Views: 14468

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

I guess it was for that flight. .@flystl police currently concluding a security check of @delta aircraft flt #1199 as a precaution after aircraft diverted back to STL on way to ATL around 6:45 p.m. Passengers back in Conc A pending aircraft check. https://twitter.com/flystl/status/966503820682555393

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by Jshank83
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 191
Views: 14468

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /KSTL/KSTL
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I would doubt the above has to do with this but a DL flight took off and returned pretty much right away back to the airport.

UA and DL share a concourse so I guess in theory it could.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /KSTL/KSTL

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by Jshank83
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 191
Views: 14468

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

https://twitter.com/RandiNaughton/statu ... 9680553984
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This is different.

Unusual scene...Emergency equip on runway at @flystl and St. Louis Police not letting anyone on @united flights leave terminal w/o checking their boarding pass. Never seen that before.
Searching for someone?

https://twitter.com/RandiNaughton/statu ... 9680553984

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by Jshank83
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do you think the 'Southwest Effect' still exists?
Replies: 74
Views: 6770

Re: Do you think the 'Southwest Effect' still exists?

As a business traveler, I have always felt the penalty free itinerary changes are a big differentiation. This is really helpful and has saved me a lot of $ over the years. Free bags are good too, but most of us on short trips tend to not check one anyway. SW also has a lot of nonstop city pairs tha...

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by Jshank83
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do you think the 'Southwest Effect' still exists?
Replies: 74
Views: 6770

Re: Do you think the 'Southwest Effect' still exists?

In the past whenever Southwest started service in a new city the result was an increase in traffic numbers and ticket prices dropping across the board among all airlines, AKA the 'Southwest Effect'. Do you think this still holds true today? It has an effect but I don't think it has any more effect ...

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by Jshank83
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 191
Views: 14468

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

From the January Board Meeting. Due to an expected increase in international traffic, the Customs Conveyor System located in the International Arrivals area of Terminal 2 is being replaced. Completion is expected in the spring of 2018. More announcements coming soon? https://www.flystl.com/uploads/d...

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by Jshank83
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 339
Views: 30321

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I guess I just don't understand the desire to be herded like cattle onto an airplane without knowing where I am going to be sitting, and God knows whom I will be sitting next to. Will it be the 400 pound obese guy that spills into my seat, or the man/woman who hasn't showered in 2 weeks, or doesn't...

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by Jshank83
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 191
Views: 14468

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

From the January Board Meeting. A project has been bid to expand the F checkpoint in Terminal 2, adding an additional security lane on the west side of the ticketing lobby. Additionally, the Airport is contemplating relocating the outside check—in desk 100 yards to the west of its current location, ...

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by Jshank83
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 295
Views: 17417

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

I noticed in enrila's weekly OAG summary, WN is cutting from 3 to 2 LGA flights. A bit surprising, but AA has more frequency on the CR7's (not sure if they are using E75's on this route yet). When does that happen? Kind of makes sense, lots of competition on routes to NYC. Hopefully WN will restart...

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by Jshank83
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 339
Views: 30321

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

We can certainly toss out the CEO's statement made a couple years ago that WN hopes to be the clear market leader in Pittsburgh. Thanks Goodness! I hate Southworst. Have never flown on them and will never fly on them. My worst nightmare was them building a larger presence here in PIT. Strong opinio...

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by Jshank83
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 295
Views: 17417

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

ADrum23 wrote:
Does anyone know how many gates AA has at BNA now they they gave up C13 & C14 to WN?


southwest1675 wrote:
Yes, AA and WN share C2 as overflow, but my ramper friends say Southwest is picking it up full time now. AA would now have 7 gates.

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by Jshank83
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 191
Views: 14468

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Cardinals fly a Delta 757 and land at CPS, so it’s not them. Blues fly a Miami Air 737 and land at STL, so it’s not them. I think most other MLB and NHL teams use narrow bodies. No scheduled widebodies, so they’re either one-off equipment swaps, charters or diversions. With a couple of exceptions, ...

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by Jshank83
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 191
Views: 14468

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Updated my 2018 Load Factor Spreadsheet with the November numbers. I never really noticed until now how low the LFs are for pretty much anywhere north of a line from BNA-TUL in Jan and Feb. Some places have mid 80 for the year with 60s or lower for Jan/Feb. I knew those months were slow but not THAT...

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by Jshank83
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18
Replies: 226
Views: 19348

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18

ATL-BNA is bizarrre unless they will be cutting some ATL markets next schedule. Why does adding ATL-BNA require cutting other ATL markets? St. Louis and KC are 2 miles closer than Atlanta and Nashville and WN runs STL-MCI 4x a day. So I think 5x for ATL-BNA is fine. ATL is a lot bigger station than...

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by Jshank83
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air ending MIA
Replies: 5
Views: 1317

Re: WOW Air ending MIA

I made a thread about this a couple weeks ago and got told it was old news... haha. So apparently it did come out awhile ago. I wonder if it has to do with some a330 issues? They have been flying 321s to the west coast for some reason.

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by Jshank83
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 295
Views: 17417

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Well, even though I was hoping for something like PDX, it is nice to see something added. Nothing substantial had been announced at BNA since the LHR flight last August. Given the recent trend of WN adding 2-3 new destinations per year for the last couple of years at BNA, I don't think this will be...

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by Jshank83
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Southwest fly to Europe?
Replies: 60
Views: 7570

Re: Southwest to Europe

I’m not sure the bulk of the loyal Southwest customer base has any interest in going to Europe - for business or pleasure. Just different customers than some of the other legacy airlines. I don't believe this. I just think they have a large amount of customers at airports that WN is the biggest air...

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by Jshank83
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 404
Views: 23230

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

A little birdie just told me that Leonard Hoops(Ceo of Visit Indy) is in Ecuador right now working on getting nonstop flights......I asked which airline, but they said they weren't sure... :shock: Looks like some sort of airline conference is going on down there... https://www.routesonline.com/even...

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by Jshank83
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18
Replies: 226
Views: 19348

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18

ADrum23 wrote:
When is the next schedule extension?


March 8

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by Jshank83
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18
Replies: 226
Views: 19348

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18

flydulles wrote:
The next schedule release due march 8th will that likely have thanksgiving Christmas on it ?


No. It only goes to Nov 2

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by Jshank83
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 191
Views: 14468

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

The increase starts in April, when I get a chance I can look if WN put out a spreadsheet for that update. That or maybe I can find enrillas update. WN did discontinue IND-DCA nonstop service on November 4, 2017, and the discontinuation of IND-DCA nonstop service did free up slots for WN at DCA. I r...

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by Jshank83
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 191
Views: 14468

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

The flight *from* Hartford doesn't hit *all* the spots on connection opportunities, but funnels right in to a few nice ones. Works- Sacramento San Diego Kansas City Los Angeles Houston Dallas Love New Orleans Out of the way, but it works- Seattle Portland Omaha Chicago Midway If you have extra time...

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by Jshank83
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 191
Views: 14468

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Interesting increase to DCA. Anyone know where the cut came from? The increase starts in April, when I get a chance I can look if WN put out a spreadsheet for that update. That or maybe I can find enrillas update. IND-DCA got cut around the same time. They were 2x daily. DAL looks like it picked up...

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by Jshank83
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 295
Views: 17417

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

I am happy WN added that route for you guys. When my wife (then girlfriend) lived in Nashville we had to go to ATL for a wedding. She was going to fly down and meet me there (I was flying from a different aiport) then we both would fly back to Nashville but the fares just forced her to drive. She en...

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by Jshank83
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 191
Views: 14468

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

stlgph wrote:
Interesting increase to DCA.

Anyone know where the cut came from?


The increase starts in April, when I get a chance I can look if WN put out a spreadsheet for that update. That or maybe I can find enrillas update.

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by Jshank83
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18
Replies: 226
Views: 19348

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18

The MCI-RDU route announced today starts in April not August. Probably trying to push F9 off it early.

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by Jshank83
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The USA and remote enplaning/deplaning.
Replies: 24
Views: 2883

Re: The USA and remote enplaning/deplaning.

At PIE I had to wait an hour for a thunderstorm to pass through before they would let people off a plane because of a remote stand. If they had a normal jetway this wouldn't have happend. I think as others mentioned it is mostly weather. You usually only find them at good weather airports here now o...

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by Jshank83
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 191
Views: 14468

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

More detailed look. I went through the entire STL schedule. BDL 1x daily SFO goes to 2x daily on Sunday PHL goes from 2x to 3x daily ECP goes from daily to Saturday only (it ended in August last year) CHS goes away (last year it went from daily to Saturday/Sunday only in August last year) Down 1 wee...

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by Jshank83
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18
Replies: 226
Views: 19348

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18

I went through the entire STL schedule. BDL 1x daily SFO goes to 2x daily on Sunday PHL goes from 2x to 3x daily ECP goes from daily to Saturday only (it ended in August last year) CHS goes away (last year it went from daily to Saturday/Sunday only in August last year) Down 1 weekly daily total from...

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by Jshank83
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18
Replies: 226
Views: 19348

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18

southwest1675 wrote:
AVLAirlineFreq wrote:
Aside from the O&D, what markets does ATL have on WN that BNA doesn't? GSP is one. What else?


RIC, IND, and GSP.


and PUJ, PBI (not sure if they are seasonal though)

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by Jshank83
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 561
Views: 37417

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

Springs1816 wrote:
WN didn't drop any MDW or BWI flights for CVG did they?


Looks like still 5x MDW 3xBWI

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by Jshank83
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18
Replies: 226
Views: 19348

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18

CVG-DEN I still don't understand why some folks on here thought DAL, HOU or even year-round PHX would come before DEN. WN is pretty predictable about how they roll out new stations. I thought since they already were going to PHX they would just go back there or LAS just becuase of less competition ...

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by Jshank83
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18
Replies: 226
Views: 19348

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18

jco613 wrote:
Bdl-stl is huge. First new year round addition since DEN! Also an -800 out and -700 in, interesting.


Looks like they timed it for the west coast bank outbound. Arrives in STL at 12:45 and the bank that goes to almost every west coast destination (that is served from STL) starts leaving around 1:40.

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by Jshank83
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 561
Views: 37417

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

cvgComair wrote:
WN has added CVG-DEN

I take back everyone I said about them not adding it this soon. Haha. I guess it was too big a station to not add. I am curious if that knocks G4 off of it.

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by Jshank83
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18
Replies: 226
Views: 19348

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18

ADrum23 wrote:
BNA-ATL, was not expecting that

5x daily at that.

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by Jshank83
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 191
Views: 14468

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

STL-BDL added on WN

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by Jshank83
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18
Replies: 226
Views: 19348

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18

MCI-RDU (I think this is new) 1x daily
STL-BDL 1x daily

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by Jshank83
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 339
Views: 30321

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I agree getting rid of the ends of A and B would be a mistake. The LCC operators like and in a lot of cases prefer common use, also airlines like AA and AS are using common use in a lot of their hub operations now. Going completely common use is a good thing for PIT and hopefully, airports like CLE...

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by Jshank83
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18
Replies: 226
Views: 19348

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18

I figure it's significant if it calls for a press conference. If they had a press conference for MKE and CUN, I wouldn't say it has to be significant. Not saying it won't be but 2 new routes isn't anything crazy. Well was CUN was WN's first BNA international destination. But it wasn't like it was a...

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by Jshank83
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18
Replies: 226
Views: 19348

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18

southwest1675 wrote:
I figure it's significant if it calls for a press conference.


If they had a press conference for MKE and CUN, I wouldn't say it has to be significant. Not saying it won't be but 2 new routes isn't anything crazy.

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by Jshank83
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 239
Views: 16555

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

michman wrote:
Strange day for WN today at DTW. All the flights appear to be one-off flights instead of the normal scheduled ones. What's that about?


It is like that all over the schedule. STL has some, CMH does also. Not sure why they did it today. I don't think Vday should have much of an impact.

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by Jshank83
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18
Replies: 226
Views: 19348

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18

BNA has a press conference stage setup next to the WN ticket counter. Good to see BNA probably getting something. I know it had been a few extensions since they got anything. Maybe SMF/SJC since they didn't get them on the last go around when others did? PDX also makes sense. I am a little surprise...

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by Jshank83
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 295
Views: 17417

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

jplatts wrote:

WN has opportunities to add nonstop service from BNA to ATL, CVG, IND, LIT, ORF, OKC, OMA, PDX, RIC, SMF, SJC, and TUL. Is Southwest going to be announcing any nonstop service from BNA to any of these destinations tomorrow?


I doubt anyone on here knows what routes, what do you think?

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by Jshank83
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 170
Views: 14134

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

2,150 nm is also for long range. I doubt any of the Skywest or Horizon E175s are LR. Standard effective range is 1,700 nm. When PDX-BNA (1,715 nm) happens it will probably be WN 737. Also, Alaska's E175's are the "LR" version. See for example, N170SY: http://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/pla...

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