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Where Should MEM Add Service To?

Fri Mar 08, 2002 1:13 pm

Just wondering where you think NW should add service or beef up service out of MEM.

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RE: Where Should MEM Add Service To?

Fri Mar 08, 2002 1:39 pm

Well, one of the routes I noticed that was dropped after 9/11 was the two daily PIT-MEM on the CRJ's. There is obviously a market here since US Airways Express just upped the schedule to 3 flights a day on ERJ's. Think the NW flights to PIT, or anywhere else, should come back too?

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RE: Where Should MEM Add Service To?

Fri Mar 08, 2002 2:13 pm

Definitely MEM-TOL. Toledo needs an alternative to ATL, and a second Northwest hub. 2 CRJ's daily would work well.
 
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RE: Where Should MEM Add Service To?

Fri Mar 08, 2002 2:21 pm

They need to reinstate at least one, if not two, daily flights from MEM to SAN. There was one daily flight before Sept. 11.
 
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RE: Where Should MEM Add Service To?

Fri Mar 08, 2002 3:04 pm

What about MEM-MDW on DC-9s or RJs.
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RE: Where Should MEM Add Service To?

Fri Mar 08, 2002 4:40 pm

I think NW should seriously consider adding flight from MEM into the Northeast. BDL, MHT, and PVD could easily support 2-3 daily non stops on CRJ's at least. It would be could feeder service into the deep south.


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RE: Where Should MEM Add Service To?

Fri Mar 08, 2002 9:02 pm

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RE: Where Should MEM Add Service To?

Fri Mar 08, 2002 9:58 pm

MEM-BDL (Hartford). That would work with a CRJ at least. NW's MSP and DTW flights are always popular.
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RE: Where Should MEM Add Service To?

Fri Mar 08, 2002 10:19 pm

NW could go international with:

Memphis - Mexico City or Memphis - Monterrey.
 
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RE: Where Should MEM Add Service To?

Fri Mar 08, 2002 11:29 pm

MEM-FWA would be great. Same as TOL; a south alternative to ATL
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RE: Where Should MEM Add Service To?

Sat Mar 09, 2002 1:01 am

Maybe should be added more flight: MCO, MLB, NAS, SMF, CUN, NRT, MHT, BOS, SEA, PDX, SXM, AUA, YYZ, YUL, HNL, BOI, and everywhere with a added need new nonstop in the Memphis, TN hubs. Thanks!!
 
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RE: Where Should MEM Add Service To?

Sat Mar 09, 2002 1:14 am

Daily MEM - CDG

to put on the heat on Delta/AF ATL-Europe operations ..

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RE: Where Should MEM Add Service To?

Sat Mar 09, 2002 2:20 am

The flights to the west coast from MEM were somewhat limited, although increasing, prior to 9/11. Now there are just a handful of flights. 1 daily each to SFO, SEA, LAS and PHX. 3 to LAX. 2 to DEN and that's it. I think MEM could increase frequencies on the SEA, SFO, LAS and PHX from 1 to 2 each daily and as Lindy Field said, add the MEM-SAN service back. I've been on the MEM-SAN runs before and they were always packed. Also, maybe SNA and SLC could probably sustain 1 daily flight from MEM. I live in BHM and can connect through MEM or DTW for a 1 stop connection for most travel. However flying all the way up to DTW and then out to SAN seems a little out of the way when I could just take a short 40 min. flight up to MEM and then direct out on to SAN.

I'm sure it's about profit and equipment availability though. NW doesn't want to put say a 319 to SAN from MEM, even though it's packed when it could put it on say between DTW and BDL where it's also packed but with a much higher yield. This is the kind of info I'm interested in. Does anyone know how to find this kind of stuff out or is it proprietary to the airlines?
 
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RE: Where Should MEM Add Service To?

Sat Mar 09, 2002 3:01 am

The DOT web site has a lot of good info on it including O & D numbers between cities for each quarter and average fare and market share. I forget the site exactly, but if you go to the DOT main page and look around you will find things.


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RE: Where Should MEM Add Service To?

Sat Mar 09, 2002 3:19 am

MEM-MDW/BWI for sure. NW is big in Canada so why not YYZ or YUL. YVR was operated on a seasonal basis last year. They should also consider more int'l. SJU and MBJ are year round and CUN is seasonal. Maybe GCM and LGW should be considered also.
 
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RE: Where Should MEM Add Service To?

Sat Mar 09, 2002 3:20 am

NWA might want to look at FAT in the west. The area around Fresno is home to the largest cotton producing counties in the country (Fresno County typically ranks 1 in the US, while Kings and Kern Counties located to the south are typically 2 and 3). With many cotton industry companies located in Memphis, the O&D business traffic combined with connecting passengers could hold possibilities.

UAX is planning to operate a one stop FAT-DEN-MEM. Many of the industry's business travellers currently drive to other airports in California or charter flights for the trip. This excerpt from a recent article talks about other alternatives used.

Fans of Elvis Presley and folks in the cotton industry will be happy to know that, starting April 7, they will be able to fly from Fresno to Memphis without changing airplanes.

The new service, which will have a stop in Denver, is being made available through the expansion of SkyWest Airlines, which is beefing up its jet fleet this year. It will make getting to Graceland, the headquarters of the National Cotton Council and to the wonderful rib joints in Memphis much easier.

"It's great for the cotton industry," said Mark Bagby, spokesman of Calcot, a Bakersfield-based cotton cooperative.

Memphis has been so hard to get to from Fresno that some in the cotton industry have flown to Little Rock, Ark., and then rented cars to drive to Memphis, he said.

http://www.fresnobee.com/business/story/1686246p-1761132c.html




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RE: Where Should MEM Add Service To?

Sat Mar 09, 2002 9:54 am

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RE: Where Should MEM Add Service To?

Sat Mar 09, 2002 1:13 pm

I think NWA should add 2 dailys to ALB. In ALB we only have NWA service to DTW. If your traveling from ALB on Northwest there is a good chance that you'll have to go ALB-DTW-MEM (or MSP). ALB could definatly use a little more NWA service.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Where Should MEM Add Service To?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 1:24 am

You guys have to remember a few things:

1) Northwest is a business. Businesses are out to make money and that will always drive the reasoning behind things. If there is no potential for money making, then NW isn't going to do it. Northwest is also a very conservative company especially when tied to finances.

2) Don't you think the people in route planning and marketing have a clue that more service is needed in some areas? It's not like overnight NW will announce 50 new cities etc... it takes a lot of pre planning before an airline serves a new market. Not to mention getting gates etc... for beefing up existing service.

3) 4th bank is returning to MEM on June 7, so we'll see an increase of 25% in the flying MEM already has. Hopefully we'll see the return of the lost services.

I want to see NW grow as well, especially with its regional partners MEsaba and Express. But we have to be realistic, it isn't going to happen without the resources (people, planes etc...) and the prediction of profits.

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RE: Where Should MEM Add Service To?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 4:31 am

AZJ-

right...

I was just wondering what people thought

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RE: Where Should MEM Add Service To?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 4:45 pm

they (NW) are bringing back the late bank of flights, that will help beef up all the routes.
 
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RE: Where Should MEM Add Service To?

Mon Mar 11, 2002 1:05 am

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RE: Where Should MEM Add Service To?

Mon Mar 11, 2002 12:11 pm

In the South:
Charleston,SC-large tourist market
Columbia,SC-No NW service to DTW either
Asheville,NC-Have heard the yields here are unbelieveable
Savannah,GA-See Charleston

Northeast:
Pittsburgh,PA-Only use ARJs this time, 2 hrs is too long on a CRJ

International:
Tokyo, Japan-Only existing Southeast US-Asia route is ATL-NRT operated by Delta, NW could make a killing off the Asia-SE US connection passengers

London/Gatwick-would be a nice addition, maybe a better idea to have NW43/44(MSP-LGW) or NW31/32(DTW-LGW) originate in MEM
 
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RE: Where Should MEM Add Service To?

Mon Mar 11, 2002 12:29 pm

They need to serve GSO.

They had 1 DC9 flight here before 9/11, was doing well. Feeds 1.5 million, and allows the NW faithful here to travel in the Southeast with them.

However, I think using 2 CRJs a day would be better than 1 early morning DC9.

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