Tonight (8/28) after 11 PM, several arrivals landed on 17 and this seems to be ongoing, 9 flights and counting as I write this. Arrivals prior to 11 were landing on the 30s. Does anyone know why this is happening instead of arriving on the 12s? The weather doesn't seem to be unusual tonight. I didn...Jump to post
This is a newbie question: But has SWA maybe plateaued when I comes to service? It seems most updates are just incremental. I know the lack of the Max-8 is an issue, but even if or when they return, how much capacity can be added in the network?Jump to post
One I can sorta support is Rochester solely for the Mayo perspective. Yes, MSP is only an hour away by car and 35 minute flight. They also have a flight to Chicago on AA and UA. However anything that can make it easier to reach cutting edge healthcare seems feasible. Even if that means one less conn...Jump to post
I'm still waiting for GFK-ORD and GFK-DFW on AA metal. Or at the very least more flights in and out of FAR, so i can standby on them I still have a hard time understanding why someone else besides DL can't at least offer a 2x daily out of there. UA has tried twice and failed, G4 is basically minima...Jump to post
BJI is my hometown EAS airport and located approx 2 to 2.5 hours from either GFK, FAR, and DLH. They operate 2x daily to MSP with 50 seat CRJ and an average yearly LF of 75%. . Flying out of BJI is certainly more expensive than other airports, but the 4-hour drive total, free parking, and 10 minute ...Jump to post
About regional transit: Look at the Twin Cities with a large core population and suburbs. They have a light rail that crosses the entire region, commuter rail from just outside St. Cloud and a regional bus system. It isn't perfect but certainly serves the region well. A good starting point would be ...Jump to post
Until a viable alternative exist (at least in the U.S.) aviation will always be the top choice for medium to long distance travel. I've been on some focus groups for autonomous vehicles and maybe in 15 years it might make a dent in air travel as people will be able to "set it and forget it"...Jump to post
rufusmi wrote:GRR has a park with picnic tables and restrooms with probably one of the best views of an active runway in the US. Just wish there was a little more traffic...
Some might find this interesting GAO: Process for Awarding Grants Could Be Improved Report summary: Between 2010-2014 only 50% of SCASDP recipients successfully attracted a new carrier/route through the program. However, most of those that were successful were able to sustain the new service for at ...Jump to post
southwest1675 wrote:I wonder if BNA will see service to either YVR or YUL.
Decent expansion by G4 in BNA, plus a really random TYS add. Bring the total destinations out of BNA to 13 if I'm correct. The new seasonal routes to Nashville International Airport (BNA) include: Cleveland, Ohio via Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) – beginning May 16, 2019 with fares ...Jump to post
Pushing back in a crazy snow storm on DL121 to Tokyo... hats off to this amazing ground crew. Everything seems to be running fine. Brutal weather here in upper Minnesota and Dakotas. Closed interstates, major road to FAR closed, just a mess. Yet someone very few canceled flights. Grounds crew never...Jump to post
GFK, FAR, BJI, BRD, INL will all be pushing -40 F Wednesday night. I feel terrible for pilots during the outside airplane inspection.Jump to post
A recent article was written about booming Boise. Idaho is apparently the fastest growing state. I really had no idea it was such a hot spot
https://www.curbed.com/2019/1/22/181931 ... g-downtown
Not an expert but BNA ORD seems like a tough route to operate. UA and AA both fly many flights a day and of course the Southwest factor. Also, not a lot of frontier loyalist on each end I assume. Seems and interesting add, but people smarter then me may know why. F9 will likely not survive this rou...Jump to post
Not an expert but BNA ORD seems like a tough route to operate. UA and AA both fly many flights a day and of course the Southwest factor. Also, not a lot of frontier loyalist on each end I assume. Seems and interesting add, but people smarter then me may know why.Jump to post
There are still some options in the Twin Cities area for a 2nd commercial airport if necessary, including the following: ⋅ Opening STP to commercial passenger air service ⋅ Extending the runways at ANE and opening ANE to commercial passenger air service ⋅ Extending the...Jump to post
tys777 wrote:SY to.....DLH?
I am going to go with some smaller but closer airport adds: -GRR, -SDF, -FAR All three are midsize markets in areas with solid DL frequent flyer bases, and a little less distance than Miami, Hawaii, or East Coast. DL served FAR-SLC for a bit. I can't remember when it ended GFK has been trying to ge...Jump to post
Random thought: wonder if Sun Country ever come to Fargo? I'm guessing long shot to no, but a man can dream.Jump to post
As someone that has been to Williston many times, drunk is the only way to enjoy that town.Jump to post
Kinda of random question but what U.S. cities do you think SWA will start flying into next? Seems they have the large metropolis and medium size cities, but what about the next tier? MSA's in the Portland Maine, Knoxville, and Madison range. I know there likely won't be anything soon, so it's mostly...Jump to post
Very few of Allegiant's target market watched that or will ever be aware of it. Not necessarily. I live in North Dakota and all local news facebook pages are shating this story. Many have over 100 comments, bot good and bad. There are 4 Allegiant stations in the state, so it is a relatively popular...Jump to post
I wonder when SWA will start to consider Alligent as a true competitor at BNA? I mean the SYR add seemed kinda out of no-where, so no telling what the company has planned for Nashville. Maybe Southwest will finally start adding to destinations like ABQ & OMA sooner, rather than later?Jump to post
I would personally like to see Spirit get into BNA, if it’s only 4 cities, I think that is plenty to start. NK will happen eventually. I’d also like to see Volaris or some Mexican carrier Either Volaris or Interjet to MEX 2x weekly sounds reasonable. Condor to FRA 4x weekly is feasible, so is an Ic...Jump to post
tys777 wrote:G4 to SAV, RIC, MYR, PGD, and VPS
Richmond seems really random for G4, but let's see. Also, rare to see a station east of the Mississippi without Orlando.
Service starts in June, looks like everything is twice a week.
Here is an article that also talks about the next route targets. https://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/news/2018/02/27/with-the-west-coast-conquered-and-london-on-the.html?ana=fbk Richmond seems like a random interest, but the business community seems to want it. Seems Southwest could support this ...Jump to post
Hey ATL, MSP is calling! Time to dust off the old Northwest HQ windows.Jump to post
I think part of of it is due to Bismarck's isolation. Its "only" 4 hours from Fargo to Minneapolis while Bismarck is over 6 hours. I also feel Bismarck is the airport of choice for most of western North Dakota and parts of South Dakota. I know several people even drive down from the Minot ...Jump to post
I think part of of it is due to Bismarck's isolation. Its "only" 4 hours from Fargo to Minneapolis while Bismarck is over 6 hours. I also feel Bismarck is the airport of choice for most of western North Dakota and parts of South Dakota. But I also think what is going on with Fargo? United ...Jump to post