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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 152
Views: 13899

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

Seems that FedEx has hit a rough spot recently, https://business.financialpost.com/news/retail-marketing/fedex-plunges-after-slashing-forecast-on-trade-war-slowdown wonder what the impact will be on airport revenue, if FedEx has less operations will this drive costs per enplaned passenger higher? S...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 265
Views: 35955

Re: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019

They might as well establish a base ag MEM. Getting pretty sizable there.

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx to park 35 planes on weaker demand
Replies: 49
Views: 13474

Re: FedEx to park 35 planes on weaker demand

[list=][/list]Amazing that just today some economists stated the Local Memphis economy is the best it's been in 4 decades and Memphis has landed the offshoot of United Health Care to be HQ'd downtown. Fed EX us parking inefficient birds when not needed, imagine that. Talk is UPS is looking at a big ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Shores, AL Planning New Terminal
Replies: 24
Views: 2633

Re: Gulf Shores, AL Planning New Terminal

This smells like an effort to attract G4 and/or F9, not a legacy carrier, even with BFM and PNS close by. They should study the experience of Branson Airport BKG. The only way to overcome market forces and economies of scale is with a large, steady stream of money. Good point. BKG even had service ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx to park 35 planes on weaker demand
Replies: 49
Views: 13474

Re: FedEx to park 35 planes on weaker demand

I doubt Amazon matters much in the big scheme. Its more about macro indicators. The entire global freight market is in negative territory this year. https://i.ibb.co/9qvjXr3/freight.png Local giant here in NWA, JB Hunt said they did not see much of an increase in pre booked frieght in their intermo...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Shores, AL Planning New Terminal
Replies: 24
Views: 2633

Re: Gulf Shores, AL Planning New Terminal

With Allegiant finding gold on VPS from places like MEM and XNA(once considered drive only) a small airline like Southern Air Express that found success at Destin could shift their Caravans to Gulf Shores to maintain their niche.

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where is BA's announcement for North America expansion in 2020?
Replies: 12
Views: 3849

Re: Where is BA's announcement for North America expansion in 2020?

In recent years BA has started flights to Charleston, New Orleans, Austin and Nashville. Where else can they fly to ? Portland, Oregon or Hartford ? Minneapolis ST. Paul ? The pickings are slim. STL, MCI, CLE, CVG, MEM - pickings are not that slim. There's also YOW, BDL, possibly even IND. There ar...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO green lights tariffs on Airbus, Trump ready.
Replies: 50
Views: 12119

Re: WTO green lights tariffs on Airbus, Trump ready.

Trump wants to erase Marshall Plan era protectthe US allowed for Europe to get back on its feet. That time has long passed.

The theory is that a post Brexit UK would become an assembly point for EU products to be shipped to the US due to a nice trade agreement.

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower
Replies: 80
Views: 17721

Re: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower

Clearly, Airbus is finding A220-300 is a runaway winner much like A321 and it will develop further. A220-500 is going to happen in 5 years once Airbus completely owns the program and production is increased to something meaningful. They are also slowing chipping away the business case for B797 at t...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 98
Views: 11913

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

The union has washed its hands of him and issued two letters. I sure hope so. I haven't heard anything on this Isom and Parker are under pressure from Wall Street to get a deal done. Right now Isom and Parker are under pressure from Wall Street on a lot more things besides getting a deal done, but ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1078
Views: 127424

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Look whats below Jet Blue here! Where would Silver most logically offer service from MSY? I can only see them opening up new cities because where they fly now is already served and I don't think Pensacola is a market for them. Maybe a Jacksonville, Shreveport, Huntsville, Little Rock... totally spe...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 152
Views: 13899

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

While I can see why people in MEM would like nonstop service to LAX and SFO, the airlines know the numbers of passengers this would attract, and so far they are satisfied with just offering MEM travelers a connection through DFW, DEN, or IAH. UA in particular is very gate constrained at SFO, and to...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 152
Views: 13899

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

The number of people boarding aircraft at Memphis International Airport has continue to rise. Enplanements at MEM increased by 14,901, or 7.5 percent, in July year-over-year — from 198,889 to 213,790, according to the latest figures released by the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority. Additiona...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 152
Views: 13899

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

MEM has been stuck at around 85 flights per day on all airlines for several years now. Very few new routes, just slightly larger aircraft. This flight cannot co-exist with Delta’s nonstop especially at roughly the same times each day. Just not enough demand to/from MEM. I agree that the lack of new...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 152
Views: 13899

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

The next Gen Fred Smith seems to like downtown Memphis and Fed Ex is looking to have a large corporate presence there. They have already announced a move into thenformer Gibsons Guitar facility and nownseem to expand further with a possible lease in a planned office tower called The Clipper located ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 152
Views: 13899

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

With the Convention Center redo and increase in hotel inventory Memphis has got the COGIC convention back starting in 2021. That is also is when the the B concourse redo is due to be complete, which was re ently mentioned as ahead of schedule and on budget. COGIC is good for about 30 to 40k visitors...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 152
Views: 13899

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

If a business traveler has to spend 5 to 8+ hours of a business day traveling and making connection(s) that practice is definitely not good for the business community. Productivity is lost. Time is money. Smaller city airports like MEM and SDF with relatively few nonstop flights may be fine for car...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 152
Views: 13899

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

The annual pax totals show how small the airport is today, a shell of its former hub days. Most increases have come from larger aircraft. Still only 85 total flights per day on all the carriers serving MEM. Very poor connectivity, especially to the west coast. Bad for business travel. So many major...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 152
Views: 13899

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

I'd love to see WN just route a plane MSY-MEM-STL-MKE and back, The Soul (air)Train.

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 152
Views: 13899

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

It’s too bad this is just for the holiday season as Memphis has terrible service to the west coast. LAX has been the airport’s only nonstop west coast destination for many years and usually only 1 flight per day at bad departure/arrival times. American has limited gates at LAX that can be used for ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/18/2019:AS Adds GEG-PAE;DL Adds LGW/MAN;HA Adds LAS-OGG;SY Cuts STL-MSP;UA Cuts EWR-PSP;WN
Replies: 76
Views: 10928

Re: OAG Changes 8/18/2019:AS Adds GEG-PAE;DL Adds LGW/MAN;HA Adds LAS-OGG;SY Cuts STL-MSP;UA Cuts EWR-PSP;WN

Brickell305 wrote:
N292UX wrote:
LAX-MEM on AA was overdue IMO. Hopefully that route ends up working out for them.

The route was only added for the holiday season.


It's a start.

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How close are we to non-stop USA/Vietnam flights?
Replies: 13
Views: 2282

Re: How close are we to non-stop USA/Vietnam flights?

If more manufacturing relocates from China to Vietnam, soon.

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets
Replies: 204
Views: 31813

Re: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets

WN also needs a smaller plane to replace the 737-200/500 niche that was retired in advance of the introduction of the MAX. There are cities in the WN network that need a smaller plane in order to increase frequency and improve connection opportunities. An A220-100 would give WN a plane that could a...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets
Replies: 204
Views: 31813

Re: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets

The lighter CS300 is a better aircraft for smaller markets than the MAX7 (or A319neo - not that it's relevant in this case), so it's an interesting proposition. Still very unlikely though. I don't see any point in WN buying neos. A220s are ideal for markets like MEM, OKC, TUL, SDF, CVG, OMA and wou...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 265
Views: 35955

Re: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019

XNA/AZA added for November

MEM/PGD added as well.

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 18643

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/new ... s_headline
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Here's some indo on Tenn and Memphis. It was 3rd in international spending growth in 2018. Memphis saw a some of that.
https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/new ... s_headline

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 152
Views: 13899

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

Passenger service to/from MEM is dismal. There are only about 83 flights per day on all the carriers serving the airport. Service to the west coast is the worst with only one nonstop flight per day (6am) on Delta that doesn’t even operate daily, plus 3x weekly on Allegiant. The problem at MEM is th...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 152
Views: 13899

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

It looks like next month American will be running 2 of 3 flights on MEM-DCA as mainline (A319 and A320). This is new correct? I think this has recently been primarily operated by regional carriers./quote] AA.com does confirm this upgrade. I have to wonder if it is an error, but if not this is a won...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 265
Views: 35955

Re: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019

I’ve heard talks of making Nashville a base. Also, many “seasonal” routes are returning as early as February 14th there. Seems like they have found success at BNA XNA returns in Feb They hit a homerun with XNA/VPS XNA and/or SGF would do well with TYS service. Believe it or not lots of the families...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 272
Views: 35497

Re: WN to close EWR

As the DL/B6 battle grows at Boston, I wonder if they’d pull the plug there, too. With this happening, is it beyond the realms of possibility, no, is it likely, no, but never say never. Massport have most of the airlines on annual gate lease contracts, so they could pull out of that pretty quickly ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 272
Views: 35497

Re: WN to close EWR

As the DL/B6 battle grows at Boston, I wonder if they’d pull the plug there, too. WN has nonstop service out of BOS to a few Midwestern markets that aren't currently served by B6 such as CMH, MCI, MKE, and STL. WN also is currently the only airline serving STL nonstop from BOS. In a few of the mark...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 414
Views: 52763

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

There are some former or current Boeing 737 operators such as AS, AA, DL, U2, F9, and UA that now operate Airbus A320 family aircraft. U2 and F9 now exclusively operate Airbus A320 family and A320neo family aircraft, whereas AS, AA, DL, and UA continue to operate both Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 fam...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 414
Views: 52763

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Yikes, you might want to delete that post There are some former or current Boeing 737 operators such as AS, AA, DL, U2, F9, and UA that now operate Airbus A320 family aircraft. U2 and F9 now exclusively operate Airbus A320 family and A320neo family aircraft, whereas AS, AA, DL, and UA continue to o...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of the Essential Air Service
Replies: 53
Views: 5611

Re: The future of the Essential Air Service

I think the intention is good, but a ton of the smaller communities which are close to other airports are gonna be cut. How is that going to happen? The program is immune from most economic efificiency arguments. A few airports have been cut due to max per-passenger subsidy limits but that's alread...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 18643

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

I am surprised you didn't point out Memphis has already had service. It was either KL or NW to AMS. I thought it was KL with the MD11 or NW with the 744 but I may be confusing their 744 MEM-DTW or MSP. I landed their about five years ago and was surprised how from above it looked like a city which ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 18643

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

Memphis has riverboats, air cargo, big time music tourism interest, bbq lore, basically a new concourse on the way, global entry already on site ect, ect, ect. There is the made famous by Arlo Guthrie "City of New Orleans" Amtrak service. Sadly no such service to Nashville. You make a goo...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 18643

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

I'm, as someone who spends time in and flys out of MEM, would welcome Aer Lingus if it isn't BA via LHR or even LGW. Aer Lingus connects most major European cities and it also opens up(for those of us that don't mind using the likes of RyanAir) most everywhere else. Plus... it has tsa preclearance. ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 23357

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

That rant was typical Millennial for someone who was ill prepared, ignorant and didn't get their way. Boo hoo. The fact he didn't know when the wedding started only 3 weeks out from said wedding tells me all I need to know and all they can do is write something I'd be more sympathic towars by they h...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 18643

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

OAG Traffic Analyzer and other sources of passenger activity usually provide estimated passenger volumes for flights from an origin airport, city, state, country or region to a destination airport, city, state, country or region. Directionally they might be accurate but estimates are estimates. Oth...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s happening at BHM?
Replies: 53
Views: 4394

Re: What’s happening at BHM?

Slightly off topic, but looking at the 1999 OAG North American timetable on Departed Flights, BHM used to have a lot more service to other southern cities that have now all but dissapeared, with the only ones left being the mega-hubs of ATL and CLT and destinations in Texas and Florida. There used ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s happening at BHM?
Replies: 53
Views: 4394

Re: What’s happening at BHM?

I don’t see why BNA couldn’t be a base for G4. LAS is a base and big WN station, as is AUS. Their routes and passengers really don’t overlap and BNA is already a destination city that grew more with added routes this summer Presuming G4 is considering a base at BNA, wouldn't that affect operations ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 18643

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

OAG Traffic Analyzer and other sources of passenger activity usually provide estimated passenger volumes for flights from an origin airport, city, state, country or region to a destination airport, city, state, country or region. Directionally they might be accurate but estimates are estimates. Oth...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 18643

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

Tourism is up in 2019 for Memphis, again the UK is a big source of international visitors. According to the report, music is the main draw for Memphis tourists worldwide. Domestic tourists most commonly visit Memphis from Nashville, Dallas, Atlanta, Little Rock and Chicago, while most international...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 18643

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

Memphis has riverboats, air cargo, big time music tourism interest, bbq lore, basically a new concourse on the way, global entry already on site ect, ect, ect. There is the made famous by Arlo Guthrie "City of New Orleans" Amtrak service. Sadly no such service to Nashville. You make a goo...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 18643

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

I would respect Boyd's views vs any of the amateurs on airliners.net Actually think SDF could work very well for BA to LHR. That flight would provide an option for the population and thier economies within 1.5-2 hour radius of SDF...@8M. The TATL competition in the region is only CDG Add to that th...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 18643

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

I would respect Boyd's views vs any of the amateurs on airliners.net Actually think SDF could work very well for BA to LHR. That flight would provide an option for the population and thier economies within 1.5-2 hour radius of SDF...@8M. The TATL competition in the region is only CDG Add to that th...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 18643

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

Tourism is up in 2019 for Memphis, again the UK is a big source of international visitors. According to the report, music is the main draw for Memphis tourists worldwide. Domestic tourists most commonly visit Memphis from Nashville, Dallas, Atlanta, Little Rock and Chicago, while most international ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11740

Re: France to charge aviation tax

A global tax???? Lol. You can see who the Europeans are on this site. No concept of taxation without representation, no concept of national sovereignty And you can clearly see who climate change denying Americans are..... Stop it, the traffic in and around the big citiea on Europe is atrocious. Tje...

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