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by DakotaFlyer
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Announces Colorado Springs, Savannah, and Jackson
Replies: 180
Views: 12981

Re: Southwest Announces Colorado Springs, Savannah, and Jackson

JAN-3 ATL,2 HOU,1 DEN SAV-4 ATL,2 BWI, 1 Saturday only seasonal MDW nonstop. COS-2 OAK,2 PHX, 2 LAS,2 MDW ,2 HOU,1 BWI and 1 DAL. My guesses: JAN: 1-2 BWI, 1 MCO, 1-2 DAL, 1-2 HOU SAV: 2 BWI, 1 MDW, 1 DAL, 1 HOU COS: 1 MDW, 2 PHX, 1 LAS, 1 DAL, maybe 1 HOU[/quote] Completely amature guess, but woul...

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by DakotaFlyer
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Announces Colorado Springs, Savannah, and Jackson
Replies: 180
Views: 12981

Re: Southwest Announces Colorado Springs, Savannah, and Jackson

Still waiting for that Fargo addition

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by DakotaFlyer
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One and Non-towered Airports
Replies: 10
Views: 1949

Air Force One and Non-towered Airports

Hello,

Air Force One is visiting my city today and our commercial airport (BJI) is non-towered. I was just wondering how these types of flights are handled. Will MSP tower be responsible or does the Air Force bring their own temporary control tower?

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by DakotaFlyer
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/12/2020:EVOLUTION;NK Cuts Aug;AA Reshapes PHL;B6 LAX Swap;DL Closes YEG;EI Out of MSP;DE Cuts SEA-MUC
Replies: 114
Views: 24690

Re: OAG Changes 7/12/2020:EVOLUTION;NK Cuts Aug;AA Reshapes PHL;B6 LAX Swap;DL Closes YEG;EI Out of MSP;DE Cuts SEA-MUC

KG AIA-DEN OCT 3>1.7[1.7] NOV 3>1.7[1.7] DEC 3>1.7[1.7] KG CVN-DEN NOV 1.7>0[0] DEC 1.7>0[0] KG DEN-TEX AUG 1.0>2[1.0] SEP 0.3>1.3[1.0] OCT 0>1.0[0.5] KG MSP-TVF NOV 1.7>0[0] DEC 1.7>0[0] Except for DEN-TEX, these are all EAS routes. None of them should be changing, must be a misfile. I'm a strong ...

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by DakotaFlyer
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/12/2020:EVOLUTION;NK Cuts Aug;AA Reshapes PHL;B6 LAX Swap;DL Closes YEG;EI Out of MSP;DE Cuts SEA-MUC
Replies: 114
Views: 24690

Re: OAG Changes 7/12/2020:EVOLUTION;NK Cuts Aug;AA Reshapes PHL;B6 LAX Swap;DL Closes YEG;EI Out of MSP;DE Cuts SEA-MUC

KG AIA-DEN OCT 3>1.7[1.7] NOV 3>1.7[1.7] DEC 3>1.7[1.7] KG CVN-DEN NOV 1.7>0[0] DEC 1.7>0[0] KG DEN-TEX AUG 1.0>2[1.0] SEP 0.3>1.3[1.0] OCT 0>1.0[0.5] KG MSP-TVF NOV 1.7>0[0] DEC 1.7>0[0] Except for DEN-TEX, these are all EAS routes. None of them should be changing, must be a misfile. I'm a strong ...

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by DakotaFlyer
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 529
Views: 291929

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

GFK busiest airport in the country for June. I know 95% of flights are student flights, but kind of interesting to show how much U.S. air travel has slowed down. https://rb.gy/agqlec Link might be behind a paywall, so the highlight "The Grands Forks International Airport had 1,286 flights, the ...

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by DakotaFlyer
Sat May 23, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports
Replies: 88
Views: 13448

Re: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports

Wow, how times have changed in Willston, ND New airport not even a year old and will soon be down to one airline with daily service. Part of the push for a new airport was due to increased growth.

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by DakotaFlyer
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 109
Views: 11936

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

Anyone tell me how the concourses look after the governor shutdown sit-in restaurants? Have any closed or they all strictly offering to-go meals?

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by DakotaFlyer
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 109
Views: 11936

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

Anyone tell me how the concourses look after the governor shutdown sit-in restaurants? Have any closed or they all strictly offering to-go meals?

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by DakotaFlyer
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2020
Replies: 157
Views: 16364

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2020

Seems DL is trying to become the "legacy" airline of choice for the mid-south region. Sort of like how DL operates in the upper midwest.

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by DakotaFlyer
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1040
Views: 107508

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

What an insurance nightmare

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by DakotaFlyer
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thief River Falls switching to Denver Air Connection from Boutique Air
Replies: 13
Views: 2659

Re: Thief River Falls switching to Denver Air Connection from Boutique Air

I am an EAS supporter and live near TVF, but this is just a silly service with GFK, BJI, and FAR all within 45 to 120 minutes. The area is not short on accessible commercial service airports. This is 100% a digikey and some extent Polaris, Marvin, and Artic Cat flight service. I'm sure the belly is ...

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by DakotaFlyer
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 Small Community Air Svc Development (SCASD) Program Grants
Replies: 94
Views: 11835

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

Anyone have data on the success of these grants? How many routes remain after 3 years or how manybhave actually improved passenger numbers/access? I'm not against these as it is nice to test a market without much risk, but what's the follow up?

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by DakotaFlyer
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1040
Views: 107508

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

https://www.flynashville.com/about/Documents/Board%20Docs/2019/Board/Minutes/Board%2012-18-19.pdf Interesting tidbit from the December 2019 board minutes (see page 2) As some of you may remember, officials from NRT visited BNA in December https://twitter.com/Fly_Nashville/status/1205124042870710273...

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by DakotaFlyer
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to End DLH/Duluth Flights in April
Replies: 14
Views: 2260

Re: AA to End DLH/Duluth Flights in April

It would be interesting to see how much leakage occurs from Duluth to MSP. The drive time is around 2 hours and all interstate. Not to mention the 6 or 7 trips a day available via airport shuttle. The two hour drive can lead to some significant savings for non business pax.

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by DakotaFlyer
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest misses on Q4 Earnings
Replies: 72
Views: 11121

Re: Southwest misses on Q4 Earnings

I mean they still made $500 million

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by DakotaFlyer
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 109
Views: 11936

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

No idea why anyone from MSP would o to JAX, seems weak business connections and limited leisure traffic

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by DakotaFlyer
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 288
Views: 45875

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020

Interesting Alligent already added a second BNA/GFK flight on October 18th. There was just one option earlier this morning.

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by DakotaFlyer
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1040
Views: 107508

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

The GFK route is a one off, U of North Dakota hockey is playing a game in Nashville that weekend. Basically it's a charter flight, that is available to the general public.

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by DakotaFlyer
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 288
Views: 45875

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020

The new seasonal routes to Nashville International Airport (BNA) include: BZN, FSD, ORF, PIT, PIA, TUL, FAR, FNT, GSO BNA isn't the leisure attraction MCO is, nor NYC or LAX. I don't see how they can make BZN, FSD or FAR work, even with low frequency. GSO-BNA strikes me as a route to drive by the t...

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by DakotaFlyer
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 288
Views: 45875

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020

The GFK to BNA is a one off flight. The University of North Dakota Men's Hockey team is playing in Nashville on Oct 17th
Tickets for the game sold out in one day and those unfamiliar, Men's Hockey is the equivalent of Alabama football in fan base support.

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by DakotaFlyer
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1040
Views: 107508

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

One thing BNA eventually will need is a common use lounge. Hopefully, the airport will add one somewhere down the line. Anyone smarter then me know why SWA doesn't have a lounge or even partnership with one? Perhaps partner with Priority Lounges and allow free admittance for business class passenge...

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by DakotaFlyer
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Idaho Airports and Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 95
Views: 7598

Re: Idaho Airports and Aviation Thread - 2020

G4 from Boise to Nashville? Think there is enough demand for 2x week service?

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by DakotaFlyer
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1074
Views: 105224

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

I'm sure the answer is no, but once Southwest has more capacity would FAR ever be considered? I would not only attract the Fargo MSA, but also Grand Forks, Winnipeg, maybe Bismarck and large portion of western MN/Northern SD. Perhaps a flight to 2x to Chicago, Denver, and 1x Houston

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by DakotaFlyer
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 201716

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

southwest1675 wrote:
Not much to go off of, but the new baggage claim restrooms were remodeled and it kinda gives me an idea how existing facilities will look like once remodeled. Thankfully the 1987 brown signs will be gone.

#KeepTheCarpet

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by DakotaFlyer
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 201716

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Interesting, I wonder why it’s only seasonal when RDU is year round? It’ll go daily once it matures I’m sure. I wonder if BNA could support a YVR flight? I can see WS starting something like they did with YYC, perhaps 2x weekly in the summer. Given the seasonal nature of Vancouver, I wouldn't expec...

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by DakotaFlyer
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: OAG Changes 12/1/2019: AC Drops LAS-YEG, Adds RDU-YUL; AS Adds SEA Frequencies; UA; AA
Replies: 42
Views: 11261

Re: OAG Changes 12/1/2019:AC Drops LAS-YEG, Adds RDU-YUL;AS Adds SEA Frequencies

The UA segments into ACT, BMG, MHK, MOT, and SWO must all be charters. UA and UA* do not serve any of those cities on a regular basis. Note that these all involve college towns. Doubtless these are college basketball charters. MOT/IAH was a regular route when the Bakken Boom started. Now things are...

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by DakotaFlyer
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 201716

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

I'm personally hoping for a FAR-BNA flight. It would pull from the ND,SD, MN and Winnipeg area. Realize the odds are closer to nil than slim, but would certainly help me out.

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by DakotaFlyer
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cost of “fuel tankering”?
Replies: 94
Views: 7253

Fuel Tanking and the environment

https://qz.com/1746196/fuel-tankering-s ... aily-brief
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Might be of interest to some. Those not wanting to read, basically the tanking of excess fuel causes airplanes to fly with extra weight, but with minimal monetary gain.

https://qz.com/1746196/fuel-tankering-s ... aily-brief

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by DakotaFlyer
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to announce 4 NEW destinations Nov.5
Replies: 108
Views: 17877

Re: Sun Country to announce 4 NEW destinations Nov.5

I am following the Sun Country Landline concept very closely.
It appears they hope to expand into Fargo, Brainerd, & Sioux Falls markets in the near future.

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by DakotaFlyer
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 201716

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/n ... -base.html
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Rjh3h wrote:
https://www.nashvillepost.com/business/transportation/aviation/article/21094614/allegiant-preps-50m-investment-at-bna

Allegiant appears to be doubling down at BNA.


Non-paywall link
https://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/n ... -base.html

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by DakotaFlyer
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 34588

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

https://metroairports.org/sites/default ... 02019.xlsx


Interesting how Sun Country and Southwest are joined together in the "other" category.
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Antoli0794 wrote:
Looks like another positive month for passenger traffic and YTD is up too.

https://metroairports.org/sites/default ... 02019.xlsx


Interesting how Sun Country and Southwest are joined together in the "other" category.

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by DakotaFlyer
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airport Opens In Williston, North Dakota
Replies: 53
Views: 9814

Re: New Airport Opens In Williston, North Dakota

Williston native scheduled to fly first flight into new airport. Kind of a cool story
shorturl.at/cloS5

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by DakotaFlyer
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 120
Views: 16218

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2019

I feel UW students could almost fill a daily plane to the PNW.

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by DakotaFlyer
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airport Opens In Williston, North Dakota
Replies: 53
Views: 9814

Re: New Airport Opens In Williston, North Dakota

During the peak boom period flights to/from Williston were at premium pricing due to demand and customer base able to play higher fares. Not sure if it's leveled out. There is some talk about trying to bring in Allegiant, but that would cannibalize nearby Minot service.

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by DakotaFlyer
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airport Opens In Williston, North Dakota
Replies: 53
Views: 9814

New Airport Opens In Williston, North Dakota

https://bit.ly/2Onvoth
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New airport to begin operations next week. It's not a major destination, but not everyday a brand new commercial airport is built.

https://bit.ly/2Onvoth

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by DakotaFlyer
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Domestic Airline Fuel Efficiency Ranking 2017-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1547

U.S. Domestic Airline Fuel Efficiency Ranking 2017-2018

https://theicct.org/sites/default/files ... 0912_2.pdf
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Kind of a niche and technical report, but some might find this interesting.

Rankings:
1. Frontier
2. Spirit
3.Southwest
4.Sun Country
5.Alaska

https://theicct.org/sites/default/files ... 0912_2.pdf

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by DakotaFlyer
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 34588

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Interesting. Landline shuttle company has partnered with Sun Country in Duluth and Mankato. What I'm understanding is that they will take your bag when you get on shuttle and it's considered to be checked through. Also free flight/shuttle rebooking due to irrops. I'll be honest, this could be a ver...

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by DakotaFlyer
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Shores, AL Planning New Terminal
Replies: 34
Views: 5130

Re: Gulf Shores, AL Planning New Terminal

Gulf Shores just seems like a driving beach to me. Most visitors likely come from the southeast which makes driving the preferred travel. I just have a hard time seeing snowbirds and others fro outside the region choosing Gulf Shores of other Gulf of Mexico destinations.

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by DakotaFlyer
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Shores, AL Planning New Terminal
Replies: 34
Views: 5130

Gulf Shores, AL Planning New Terminal

https://mynbc15.com/news/local/gulf-sho ... r-terminal
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I was hoping to put this in an established thread, but could not find the appropriate one. Anyway, $5 Million terminal planned, which will include space for regional jets and hope of starting commercial service.
https://mynbc15.com/news/local/gulf-sho ... r-terminal

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by DakotaFlyer
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 34588

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

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...

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by DakotaFlyer
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 34588

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

No idea if related but State Fair is going on and there were fireworks after a major concert, which ended around 11:30.

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by DakotaFlyer
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 103200

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

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?

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by DakotaFlyer
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 201716

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

southwest1675 wrote:
Heard Sun Country is doing pretty well at BNA. The LAX and PVD flights are a hit.


Really surprised SWA did not respond by restarting PVD. I recall them flying that route not too long ago

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by DakotaFlyer
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 Small Community Air Svc Development (SCASD) Program Grants
Replies: 94
Views: 11835

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

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...

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by DakotaFlyer
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 to start FAR-PHX
Replies: 18
Views: 2228

Re: F9 to start FAR-PHX

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...

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by DakotaFlyer
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of the Essential Air Service
Replies: 53
Views: 7692

Re: The future of the Essential Air Service

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 ...

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by DakotaFlyer
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 201716

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Also, cool video from the opening. Part of me thinks the brown signage was up until maybe a couple years ago.

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by DakotaFlyer
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 201716

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

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 ...

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by DakotaFlyer
Tue May 21, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winnipeg (YWG) tranformation since 2003
Replies: 9
Views: 2058

Re: Winnipeg (YWG) tranformation since 2003

I used to live near GFK and flew out of Winnipeg a few times for both Canadian and non Canadian destinations. I did get a second look by Canadian customs when flying to a U.S destination, but nothing crazy.

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