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by knope2001
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 415
Views: 50209

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

What happened to WN's interactive route map? Currently it looks to be useless. https://www.southwest.com/flight/routemap_dyn.html?clk=GSUBNAV-AIR-ROUTEMAP Wondering the same thing myself -- really miss it. However if you click on the "list" button you can see the cities served nonstop so ...

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by knope2001
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 415
Views: 50209

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Not seeing MKE-LAX in this period, and that’s bad for me Having MKE-LAX be considered “seasonal” is a gut punch – we can only hope this is only seasonal for the dead of winter in 2020 and it returns to year-round when MAX are back. Just a couple years back Southwest ran MKE-SAN/SFO/LAX even through...

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by knope2001
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 979
Views: 121797

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

Would like to see them back at BKL. And this way, it would be a different product in a way compared to what WN is offering. Their historic BKL service was BKL-Detroit-MKE, but BKL-MKE and a BKL-Detroit would be great to see. I think they served DET over DTW, but not sure. Did Midwest Express ever f...

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by knope2001
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Partnering with Elite for Launch
Replies: 50
Views: 5109

Re: Midwest Express Partnering with Elite for Launch

Elite has a very small foot print for a unique set of city pairs that will pay for direct service along the east coast. Their CalJet branded operation failed. Contour isn't anything other than a recent operation set up by Corporate Flight Management (Once operated as Corporate Air flying Jetstreams...

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by knope2001
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Partnering with Elite for Launch
Replies: 50
Views: 5109

Re: Midwest Express Partnering with Elite for Launch

With three planes I could see them doing 20 weekday segments, 3x each to PIT and CMH and 2x each to IND and OMA. This schedule gives no less than a 7.5 hours day in every city pair, either direction (except OMA-MKE is 6.0 hours in Milwaukee). So it works pretty well for business travelers originatin...

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by knope2001
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Partnering with Elite for Launch
Replies: 50
Views: 5109

Re: Midwest Express Partnering with Elite for Launch

Hope they do something unique to differentiate themselves and produce higher yields. 50 seat jets in this day and age are challenging as is retaining aircrew employees. So far, unless Midwest offers something revolutionary, one has to ask why? It's all about nonstop service from MKE to key destinat...

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by knope2001
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Partnering with Elite for Launch
Replies: 50
Views: 5109

Re: Midwest Express Partnering with Elite for Launch

I’m very happy to see my old hometown airline is trying. And I do hope this works. However I just don’t see the interest in flying to the destinations mentioned above. If anything WN would start service to PIT for instance and they would crush Midwest. Most of the routes Midwest Express is likely t...

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by knope2001
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Partnering with Elite for Launch
Replies: 50
Views: 5109

Re: Midwest Express Partnering with Elite for Launch

https://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/news/2019/08/06/midwest-express-airlines-partners-with-maine-based.html?ana=e_mil_bn_breakingnews&j=89751571&t=&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTVRjNE1qZGpZVGs1TWpFeiIsInQiOiI2UDRqVjZKdG5Kd2c2ZXlMaHJ4UU5mVG02VnFFRW9FakF2aGJpeXQ5V25PbTJZeWJRTSsxd0VyTmpiUzZaOE52SU5kRE...

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by knope2001
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Partnering with Elite for Launch
Replies: 50
Views: 5109

Re: Midwest Express Partnering with Elite for Launch

It’s worth reminding that from all indications the new Midwest Express: --Will not have wide premium seating and meals…the business model which supported those high costs has not worked for a couple of decades. --Will not serve the big competitive business markets out of Milwaukee like New York, Dal...

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by knope2001
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Partnering with Elite for Launch
Replies: 50
Views: 5109

Midwest Express Partnering with Elite for Launch

https://www.jsonline.com/story/money/2019/08/06/midwest-express-airline-takes-next-step-toward-flying-again/1931377001/ --Midwest Express is partnering with Elite Airways of Portland to launch service --Initially Midwest Express will be operated by Elite Airways aircraft, crews, maintenance and tech...

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by knope2001
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 Small Community Air Svc Development (SCASD) Program Grants
Replies: 64
Views: 5884

Re: 2019 Small Community Air Svc Development (SCASD) Program Grants

Indeed it seems United/Skywest were extremely busy this year support the applications. Thanks as always for spending the time on this -- it's a pain to wait for those dang PDFs to open one by one. Given how active Skywest has been with EAS they are likely quite "game" to try some of this ...

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by knope2001
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's wrong with airlines route MEM and STL?
Replies: 5
Views: 1205

Re: What's wrong with airlines route MEM and STL?

It’s certainly not unprecedented that a city pair the distance of MEM-STL could have nonstop flights. But several things work against it. --The drive is clear sailing -- no big city in the middle to sometimes make the drive a lot longer/more miserable. --Memphis and St Louis are not in the same stat...

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by knope2001
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 5580

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2019

Honestly, I'm surprised to see any growth at EAU. It's a tough little airport to be successful at with MSP to the west, MSN to the east, and even DLH to the north. Been years since I flew through there on my yearly Menards trip, but I always enjoyed the place. Without Menards, there would be very l...

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by knope2001
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 270
Views: 33985

Re: WN to close EWR

Although not specifcally tied to Southwest's profit/loss at EWR, it's been quite a drag operationally. 12 months ending 5/31/2019 (simple average of all 12 monthy stats) On Time 78.9% Southwest network on time LGA 67.5%, Southwest on time --11.4 points worse than Southwest network --3.6 points lower...

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by knope2001
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 270
Views: 33985

Re: WN to close EWR

So per WN's EWR Nov schedule for 2019 as of yesterday: 5x EWR-MDW 3x EWR-BNA 2x EWR-DEN 2x EWR-BWI 2x EWR-STL 2x EWR-AUS 1x EWR-OAK 1x EWR-SAN 1x EWR-PHX Cuts off their ability to serve NYC from OAK, SAN, PHX For what it's worth this nets to approximately 11 lines of flying. Maybe more like 12 in t...

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by knope2001
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Defunct airlines flight 1
Replies: 8
Views: 956

Re: Defunct airlines flight 1

Midwest Airlines was the MKE-LGA nonstop at 7:40am - ish. Biggest cash cow for the life of the airline. It's kind of funny -- Midwest Express was over 2 years old when they got LaGuardia yet it's like they "held" the prestigious single-digit flight numbers for someday getting LGA. 1984 BOS...

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by knope2001
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/21/2019: AA Reduces MYR;WC Adds DAL;MAX Cuts
Replies: 69
Views: 9098

Re: OAG Changes 7/21/2019: AA Reduces MYR;WC Adds DAL;MAX Cuts

Always appreciated, enilria! MAX Cuts WN ALB-DEN OCT 1.0>0[1.0] WN ATL-BOS OCT 1.0>0[3] WN ATL-IAD OCT 3>2[1.8] WN ATL-JAX OCT 3>2.0[3] WN ATL-LAX OCT 3>1.8[3] WN AUS-FLL OCT 1.0>0.6[1.0] WN AUS-RDU OCT 1.0>0[0] WN AUS-SFO OCT 0.8>0[1.0] WN AUS-SMF OCT 1.0>0.6[1.0] WN BHM-LAS OCT 1.0>0[1.0] WN BNA-B...

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by knope2001
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 979
Views: 121797

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

Nice analysis, knope2001. There's more at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/223777166_The_Economics_of_International_Codesharing_An_Analysis_of_Airline_Alliances on the economics of international codesharing and it's similarities to domestic hub-and-spoke models. Basically, in a three city ...

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by knope2001
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 979
Views: 121797

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

Walk up fares for today for one way CLE-MKE are $199. Whereas CLE-MDW are $264 and CLE-STL are $312. 2 weeks out CLE-MKE are just $101. Doesn't seem profitable. The fares you're finding on CLE-MKE are simliar to or better than what LA Basin to the Bay Area have, and many of those city pairs are a b...

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by knope2001
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 979
Views: 121797

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

CLE-MKE: 74% I wonder how long WN will keep this around. Odd spoke to spoke pairing to begin with. I don’t forsee this route being cut. It performs rather well considering its running 2x daily. Southwest also has a monopoly on the route — they’d be stupid to get rid of it. Quite a few corporate con...

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by knope2001
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest & shortest flights
Replies: 78
Views: 4162

Re: Your longest & shortest flights

Longest - 3,953 mi LHR-ORD Virgin Atlantic A340

Shortest - 25 mi GRB-ATW Northwest DC9-50

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by knope2001
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 23980

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

I don’t think potential liability for Disney is so much in the “The brand will suffer if Air Disney ever crashes” or “A dirty Air Disney aircraft will tarnish their shiny image”. Planes almost never crash and (at least in theory) they could hold the Air Disney guest experience to the same polished l...

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by knope2001
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/23/2019:AA Suspends ORD-RNO/ERI/BOI/CHS;DFW-OAK;AF Adds MIA-PTP;DL Increases BOS/SEA
Replies: 89
Views: 13339

Re: OAG Changes 6/23/2019:AA Suspends ORD-RNO/ERI/BOI/CHS;DFW-OAK;AF Adds MIA-PTP;DL Increases BOS/SEA

Thanks as aways, enilria! *3E DSI-MKL JUL 0>0.5[0] AUG 0>0.6[0] SEP 0>0.6[0] *3E JBR-MKL JUL 0>0.5[0] AUG 0>0.6[0] SEP 0>0.6[0] Air Choice One is adding unsubsidized Thurs/Fri/Sun/Mon service to Destin by adjusting the subsidized JBR-STL schedule to free up an aircraft for several hours to run JBR-M...

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by knope2001
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your experience on now defunct carriers
Replies: 79
Views: 4123

Re: Your experience on now defunct carriers

Midwest Airlines- While I don't remember a lot, I remember picking around the chocolate in their warm chocolate chip cookies, and playing magnetic travel board games the entire flight. I also recall playing on the toy plane in terminal C at Logan. Midwest "The best care in the air", the a...

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by knope2001
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 99
Views: 14680

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread - 2019

Not really finding much new or interesting so far in the new Frontier period at this point. The new CVG flights (sub-daily New Orleans and Florida) are out there but they actually start about five weeks before the end of the existing schedule period. So that's likely the result of some warm-season f...

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by knope2001
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One-stop or triangle flights by US carriers
Replies: 27
Views: 2472

Re: One-stop or triangle flights by US carriers

Southwest Airlines was well known for its one stops but have they gotten away from doing this over the years? AFAIK they still do this as a matter of course, the only carrier really to do so because it's pretty much the only point-to-point carrier. I had the option to fly direct MSY-LAX-OAK last ye...

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by knope2001
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Volaris cancel the Albuquerque-Guadalajara route?
Replies: 14
Views: 2041

Re: Did Volaris cancel the Albuquerque-Guadalajara route

Recently when I was looking for flights between Guadalajara and Albuquerque, I noticed that after 3 June 2019, I couldn't find the non-stop flights that were offered. Going from GDL to ABQ, now you have switch planes in DEN and have a 6 hour layover there, and fly to ABQ on Frontier. And if you wan...

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by knope2001
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/9/2019:AC PSP-YYC Out;AS PAE-PSP Add;DL JFK-KEF Cut;NK EWR-RSW/TPA Add,MCO-PTY Out;SY LAS-LAX/PHX Add
Replies: 66
Views: 11059

Re: OAG Changes 6/9/2019:AC PSP-YYC Out;AS PAE-PSP Add;DL JFK-KEF Cut;NK EWR-RSW/TPA Add,MCO-PTY Out;SY LAS-LAX/PHX Add

Thanks as always for taking the time to compile and post this stuff, enilria! *UA ATY-ORD SEP 0>1.0[0] OCT 0>1.0[0] NOV 0>1.0[0] DEC 0>1.0[0] JAN 0>1.0[0] FEB 0>1.0[0] MAR 0>1.0[0] *UA ATY-PIR SEP 1.0>0.0[0] OCT 1.0>0[0] NOV 1.0>0[0] DEC 1.0>0[0] JAN 1.0>0[0] FEB 1.0>0[0] MAR 1.0>0[0] Watertown wor...

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by knope2001
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/9/2019:AC PSP-YYC Out;AS PAE-PSP Add;DL JFK-KEF Cut;NK EWR-RSW/TPA Add,MCO-PTY Out;SY LAS-LAX/PHX Add
Replies: 66
Views: 11059

Re: OAG Changes 6/9/2019:AC PSP-YYC Out;AS PAE-PSP Add;DL JFK-KEF Cut;NK EWR-RSW/TPA Add,MCO-PTY Out;SY LAS-LAX/PHX Add

Thanks as always for taking the time to compile and post this stuff, enilria! *UA ATY-ORD SEP 0>1.0[0] OCT 0>1.0[0] NOV 0>1.0[0] DEC 0>1.0[0] JAN 0>1.0[0] FEB 0>1.0[0] MAR 0>1.0[0] *UA ATY-PIR SEP 1.0>0.0[0] OCT 1.0>0[0] NOV 1.0>0[0] DEC 1.0>0[0] JAN 1.0>0[0] FEB 1.0>0[0] MAR 1.0>0[0] Watertown work...

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by knope2001
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41451

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

Anybody else catch the wording (bold emphasis added is my own) "Delta is also reclassifying some of its smaller cities as focus cities. Nashville and San Jose, California, have joined its list of domestic focus operations that also includes Austin , Cincinnati and Raleigh/Durham" By that w...

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by knope2001
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 5580

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2019

Way overdue in posting 2018 results at Wisconsin airports, but here they are. Milwaukee 7,096,714 +2.8% Madison 2,109,927 +11.0% Appleton 694,360 +23.5% Green Bay 634,277 +11.7% Wausau/Central Wisconsin 247,598 +6.4% LaCrosse 197,069 +10.1% Rhinelander 48,030 +3.5% Eau Claire 47,095 +1.3% Milwaukee ...

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by knope2001
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 415
Views: 50209

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I can’t remember for sure but I believe the AirTran MKE-CUN route were solely charters for Apple and FunJet vacations ~ Sort of but not really. Apple and Funjet contract with one (sometimes more) carriers to serve a half-dozen or so international beach markets from Milwaukee from December to early ...

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by knope2001
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 415
Views: 50209

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Spending more time with the new schedule period it looks like there are generally three versions: --Regular schedule which runs November 3-20 and December 31 - January 5 --Holiday schedule which runs November 21 - December 2 and December 18 - December 30 --Between-the-holiday reduced schedule which ...

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by knope2001
Wed May 22, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 107
Views: 22324

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

Via Air has their corporate office right by my home. It is the strangest location because if you travel just half a block passed it, there is a residential area surrounded by beautiful lakefront homes in Maitland Florida. There is a house just several hundred feet away from that office that would s...

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by knope2001
Mon May 20, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 113
Views: 19550

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

Could Midwest be more profitable with some EAS flying? It could be a guaranteed profit that will buffer any possible losses. Not too likely. EAS does best when the flights serve a hub with a big-airline branding behind it and lots of connectivity. The new Midwest Express wouldn’t have that – presum...

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by knope2001
Mon May 20, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 113
Views: 19550

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

Going virtual is cheaper, but you are at the mercy of whoever is flying for you. If they encounter financial difficulties, can’t source a spare in the event of unexpected removal of aircraft from service, decide to not renew contract, etc then you are in trouble too. That’s very true – ultimately i...

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by knope2001
Mon May 20, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 113
Views: 19550

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

Midwest Airlines itself operated as a virtual airline. The last flight under the Midwest operating certificate operated in early November 2019 and the certificate was surrendered. But Midwest Airlines as a brand, as an entity, still functioned for several months until ultimately the operation was ro...

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by knope2001
Mon May 20, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 113
Views: 19550

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

Do they have a operating certificate yet? If not, how long to obtain that along with aircraft, training and hiring staff? I still think this is a long way out. There are likely three possible paths they could be taking: (1) Launch a new carrier from scratch. That’s a big, big undertaking, and so fa...

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by knope2001
Mon May 20, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 113
Views: 19550

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

The issue with anything larger than a regional jet, however, is that the markets in their niche are probably not big enough to support notably larger aircraft. City pairs like MKE-PIT/CMH/OMA will be significantly stimulated by nonstop flights, reclaiming a lot of the traffic lost to the highway or ...

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by knope2001
Mon May 20, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 113
Views: 19550

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

What the updated website says -- and does not not say -- suggests they are likely going down the path I mentioned. Nonstop flights in underserved MKE markets timed to optimize business travel. That's their opening in Milwaukee. What they do reference: --Nonstop routes --Same-day round trip travel al...

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by knope2001
Wed May 08, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 618
Views: 90986

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

Here’s an article with a rather odd interview with the new Executive Director at YNG: http://www.wfmj.com/story/40334695/future-of-flying-out-of-the-youngstown-warren-regional-airport “The destination is very, very important,” John Moliterno said, executive director of the Western Reserve Port Auth...

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by knope2001
Wed May 08, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 618
Views: 90986

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

Here’s an article with a rather odd interview with the new Executive Director at YNG: http://www.wfmj.com/story/40334695/future-of-flying-out-of-the-youngstown-warren-regional-airport “The destination is very, very important,” John Moliterno said, executive director of the Western Reserve Port Auth...

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by knope2001
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/28/2019: AA Adds DFW-SAP/TGU,MIA-SCU;BA Exits FLL;KL Back in BOS for Winter;AM/WN/D8 Roll MAX Cuts Forward
Replies: 66
Views: 11723

Re: OAG Changes 4/28/2019: AA Adds DFW-SAP/TGU,MIA-SCU;BA Exits FLL;KL Back in BOS for Winter;AM/WN/D8 Roll MAX Cuts For

Looking more closely at the July WN reductions resulting from the MAX groundings it's not just the June ones pushed forward. It's about 50% more than June -- June had about 35 daily round trip cuts and July has about 53. Particularly interesting to see where the cuts are most focused and where they ...

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by knope2001
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/28/2019: AA Adds DFW-SAP/TGU,MIA-SCU;BA Exits FLL;KL Back in BOS for Winter;AM/WN/D8 Roll MAX Cuts Forward
Replies: 66
Views: 11723

Re: OAG Changes 4/28/2019: AA Adds DFW-SAP/TGU,MIA-SCU;BA Exits FLL;KL Back in BOS for Winter;AM/WN/D8 Roll MAX Cuts For

Thanks as always, Enilria! Per Boutique's website, yes they are moving MCE-OAK to SMF starting May 15. I found the 1.2 frequency rather odd, they run a second roundtrip on late Sunday night. Yup, the community and Boutique both agreed to move it to SMF, believing their interline relationships with U...

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by knope2001
Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 5580

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2019

Does anyone know why WN dropped MKE-MSP? Yields not well? Kind of disappointing, DL is crazy round trip to fly compared to what it was on WN. I’d love to see that route return! It was a horrible performer, a holdover from the AirTran days which did not work in the Southwest model. AirTran's MSP-MKE...

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by knope2001
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019
Replies: 99
Views: 8915

Re: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019

What about international, any possibility Air Canada will come back to GRR? I would love for them to come back. Considering that they no longer fly 1900s out of YYZ, they would need at least a Q100. I believe Omaha and Hartford are the smallest destinations in terms of metro area flown by AC from Y...

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by knope2001
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 48
Views: 8811

Re: UA S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

DEN: More flights, larger gauge, 50 seaters big increase, more mainline NB, more mainline WB, 70/76 seaters flat FWIW at least some of the year-over-year increase in Denver 50-seat RJ's comes from more EAS markets this summer than last summer. Prescott, Kearney, Pierre, Watertown are all new this s...

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by knope2001
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 113
Views: 19550

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

The Milwaukee Business Journal yesterday posted a story “Love for Midwest Express Remains Strong” https://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/news/2019/04/19/love-for-midwest-express-remains-strong.html?ana=e_du_prem&s=article_du&ed=2019-04-22&u=k1WE5Y7Af%2BCIlXI7qRLUIHcTc7&t=1556028644&am...

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by knope2001
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 113
Views: 19550

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

OneJet was an airline concept shockingly disconnected from accountability and economic reality.. At least that's how it clearly appears in hingsight, and like any Ponzi scheme it could only last so long. They were incredibly effective at selling the vision and getting people to invest. But it was a...

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by knope2001
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 113
Views: 19550

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

Don’t be the least bit surprised if the new Midwest Express intends to be much more like the new Skyway. Midwest Express made money for dozens of consecutive quarters when the only other airline with a similar streak was Southwest. Their tight focus on serving business travelers is what got them the...

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