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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 127
Views: 11512

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: 127
Views: 11512

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: 127
Views: 11512

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: 127
Views: 11512

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: 127
Views: 11512

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: 10715

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: 2219

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: 205
Views: 31208

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: 205
Views: 31208

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: 226
Views: 30810

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: 18408

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: 127
Views: 11512

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: 127
Views: 11512

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: 226
Views: 30810

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: 270
Views: 34026

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: 270
Views: 34026

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: 415
Views: 50268

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: 415
Views: 50268

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: 5535

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: 18408

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: 18408

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: 18408

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: 23185

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: 18408

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: 4321

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: 4321

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: 18408

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: 18408

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: 18408

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: 18408

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: 18408

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: 18408

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: 11651

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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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 27235

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

https://hotair.com/archives/jazz-shaw/2 ... ions-boot/
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If the membership truely hates the union, this may now come into play especially if Trump gets a second term.

https://hotair.com/archives/jazz-shaw/2 ... ions-boot/

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11651

Re: France to charge aviation tax

So where does the money from this tax go to? How does this "tax" help climate change? Some secret lab working on engines that do not pollute? It doesn’t do a thing to impact the climate one iota Just more funding for social give away programs and public union exortion demands. They may ha...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11651

Re: France to charge aviation tax

This is partly in response to the yellow vests, who are incensed (rightly, in my opinion, and I don't support them at all) that they're paying a tax worth 100% or more on fuel for their cars, but that aircraft are flying using tax free kerosene. The amount is very small, I doubt it will have any me...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2097
Views: 369420

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

When are the conversions of the RJ 200s start, these birds are in horrible shape and the dirtiest looking birds I have been in.

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANY update on Southwest to Canada
Replies: 52
Views: 7573

Re: ANY update on Southwest to Canada

With what jets, plus there is other US markets to grow.

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 127
Views: 11512

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

Just a couple of curious questions here: 1. Among the lower-cost carriers, why are F9, G4 and WN more interested in serving MEM compared to B6 and NK? 2. Why is AS still not interested in serving MEM for the time being? I sent you a pm. Right now, I don't see how they add much service till B is don...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier to XNA...Finally
Replies: 21
Views: 4878

Re: Frontier to XNA...Finally

Let me guess, flow throughs and late callouts. Frankly, with all of the bizjet traffic to XNA, catering to WN was a “meh, take it or leave it” proposition for the FBO. One thing that is likely keeping WN out of XNA is that WN has limited room to further expand at DAL. There are also other markets w...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue May 28, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 127
Views: 11512

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

It looks like MEM might be using a shared-use gate system in the updated B concourse, rather than the system where one airline has exclusive access to gates. Also, gate space, at times, will be very tight, so they're working on a plan to accommodate more planes. Let me know if the article can't be ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed May 15, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 127
Views: 11512

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

Made the drive from BNA to MEM. It was my first time visiting Memphis. I gotta say, the city and market really have potential. I went to Graceland and the Civil Rights Museum. I heard all sorts of different accents. Nice to see the airport will be much improved, and you will see new service eventua...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed May 15, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 127
Views: 11512

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

I wonder if UA will ever try SFO-MEM. Can an E175 make the trip? UA does operate regional jets on its SFO-STL and SFO-MSN nonstop routes, but STL and MSN are slightly closer to SFO than MEM is. UA would likely need to operate mainline on the SFO-MEM nonstop route as MEM is probably too far east fro...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue May 14, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 127
Views: 11512

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/new ... s_headline
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Things have been busy at MEM, posting largest days since before the dehubbing. I am sure this coincided with the Music fest wrapping up.

https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/new ... s_headline

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue May 14, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 16490

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

It would be far cheaper for the US gov to use the proceeds of taxed Chinese goods to subsidize Boeing and other industries impacted by reduced Chinese imports. WTO would slap them for illegal subsidies. Ask China about how seriously folks take the WTO and it's rulings. China is having to kill off t...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri May 10, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Delta truly a one hub airline?
Replies: 71
Views: 10331

Re: Is Delta truly a one hub airline.

Let's take XNA as an example: Delta has 'hubs' at LAX, SLC and SEA The only viable options of flying west on Delta involves backtracking to ATL or a due north flight to MSP. AA flies direct to LAX and offers connecting at DFW. United flies San Fran direct with connecting done at ever expanding DEN. ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri May 10, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes
Replies: 87
Views: 14955

Re: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes

MIA - XNA - interesting add for WalMart business. More than half-a-million people in the Northwest Arkansas metro area, definitely more to it than Walmart. But would Northwest Arkansas be what it is today if Walmart was headquartered elsewhere? I highly doubt it... No, and that is not debatable, bu...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu May 09, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes
Replies: 87
Views: 14955

Re: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes

MIA - XNA - interesting add for WalMart business. Funny, one of the selling points on the news here was it's timing for cruises. There are nearly 600k people here now and we make money and travel. For Christ's sake, Allegiant is up to daily service to Destin for parts if this summer. It isn't just ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu May 09, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 74068

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

AA just added PHL and now MIA to XNA

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