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by DakotaFlyer
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 186
Views: 21862

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: 186
Views: 21862

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: 414
Views: 52316

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: 1106
Views: 118086

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: 64
Views: 5997

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: 1915

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: 5592

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: 1106
Views: 118086

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: 1106
Views: 118086

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: 1933

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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by DakotaFlyer
Thu May 16, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?
Replies: 96
Views: 9530

Re: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?

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"...

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by DakotaFlyer
Thu May 16, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport outdoor observation areas
Replies: 69
Views: 4717

Re: Airport outdoor observation areas

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...


There are one of these at FAR as well. I've say there many (of the few) warm days and just watched the relatively limited air traffic.

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by DakotaFlyer
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New GAO Report on Small Community Air Service Grants
Replies: 7
Views: 1187

New GAO Report on Small Community Air Service Grants

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 ...

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by DakotaFlyer
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 186
Views: 21862

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Feb. is officially the snowiest month ever in Minneapolis with more trouble at MSP today. Flights were temporarily halted due to low visibility and many are delayed, canceled, or being diverted.

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by DakotaFlyer
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1106
Views: 118086

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

southwest1675 wrote:
I wonder if BNA will see service to either YVR or YUL.

If the YYC route is doing well, certainly can't see why Vancouver wouldn't be successful. Certainly some minor entertainment connections. However, wonder how many Calgary passengers originate in Vancouver.

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by DakotaFlyer
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1106
Views: 118086

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

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 ...

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by DakotaFlyer
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 186
Views: 21862

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

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...

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by DakotaFlyer
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cold Weather Cancellations in the US
Replies: 90
Views: 10761

Re: Cold Weather Cancellations in the US

Fargo and Grand Forks canceled all flights yesterday due to frozen deicing fluid. It seems both are currently operational today with only flights from Chicago being canceled.

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by DakotaFlyer
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does extreme cold affect flight ops?
Replies: 76
Views: 9112

Re: How does extreme cold affect flight ops?

Just an update: All flights from Fargo and Grand Forks have been canceled due to freezing deicing fluid.
Some flights in/out of Bismarck and Minot have also been canceled.

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by DakotaFlyer
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does extreme cold affect flight ops?
Replies: 76
Views: 9112

Re: Will there be Disruptions due to ORD Temperature

GFK, FAR, BJI, BRD, INL will all be pushing -40 F Wednesday night. I feel terrible for pilots during the outside airplane inspection.

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by DakotaFlyer
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boise, Idaho (BOI) 2018 numbers
Replies: 26
Views: 2655

Re: Boise, Idaho (BOI) 2018 numbers

https://www.curbed.com/2019/1/22/181931 ... g-downtown
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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

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by DakotaFlyer
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/20/19:DL Adds RDU-PIT/MSY;F9 Adds BNA-ORD;FI Drops DFW;WW Closes MCO;VC Drops TLH-SFB
Replies: 63
Views: 10488

Re: OAG Changes 1/20/19:DL Adds RDU-PIT/MSY;F9 Adds BNA-ORD;FI Drops DFW;WW Closes MCO;VC Drops TLH-SFB

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...

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by DakotaFlyer
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/20/19:DL Adds RDU-PIT/MSY;F9 Adds BNA-ORD;FI Drops DFW;WW Closes MCO;VC Drops TLH-SFB
Replies: 63
Views: 10488

Re: OAG Changes 1/20/19:DL Adds RDU-PIT/MSY;F9 Adds BNA-ORD;FI Drops DFW;WW Closes MCO;VC Drops TLH-SFB

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.

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by DakotaFlyer
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville (BNA) Air Service Announcement
Replies: 70
Views: 6853

Re: Nashville (BNA) Air Service Announcement

rainaviation wrote:
Found it... BNA-LAX and BNA-PDX are loaded.

Amazing how SY has filled in the gaps SWA refuse or unable to supply. They can't be too happy about this announcement

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by DakotaFlyer
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville (BNA) Air Service Announcement
Replies: 70
Views: 6853

Re: Nashville (BNA) Air Service Announcement

Air canada to Vancouver? Ya I know large reach, but it's an additional one stop to Japan.

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by DakotaFlyer
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA screeners calling in sick
Replies: 55
Views: 8801

Re: TSA screeners calling in sick

Varsity1 wrote:
This would be a great opportunity to fire expensive workers at the federal level.

I really don't have much sympathy at all for people with /gov jobs.

Ya I love National Parks being trashed and why are we forced to not smoke on airplanes.

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by DakotaFlyer
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA screeners calling in sick
Replies: 55
Views: 8801

Re: TSA screeners calling in sick

Wonder how long before ATC's follow the same pattern? Once again, don't blame anyone for refusing to work while not getting paid. Depending on how long the shut down last, could get very interesting.

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by DakotaFlyer
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dear Santa For Christmas This Year....
Replies: 15
Views: 1593

Dear Santa For Christmas This Year....

It is the start of the holiday season, let's have a little fun. What is on your aviation Christmas List?
Mine would be better than 5 am departure and midnight arrival at my hometown airport (BJI). :shock:
But am thankful it is still better than no option!

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by DakotaFlyer
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why wasn’t MSP relocated?
Replies: 83
Views: 13621

Re: Why wasn’t MSP relocated?

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...

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by DakotaFlyer
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics
Replies: 223
Views: 34936

Re: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics

Just for personal curiosity, any explanations for the record growth at Canada airports? I know some occurs naturally due to population growth and shifts, but seems almost all major airports are experiencing growth.

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by DakotaFlyer
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 139630

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

https://tinyurl.com/y9y5ftq6


I'm a Nashville native moved to Minnesota Northwoods, if true a two hour drive to DLH for a direct flight is gonna be awesome!
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tys777 wrote:


I'm a Nashville native moved to Minnesota Northwoods, if true a two hour drive to DLH for a direct flight is gonna be awesome!

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by DakotaFlyer
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest unserved markets from SLC?
Replies: 30
Views: 3462

Re: Largest unserved markets from SLC?

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...

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by DakotaFlyer
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 139630

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Just announced starting March 31, BA will be a daily flight.

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by DakotaFlyer
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EAS program extended for another 5 years.
Replies: 46
Views: 3451

Re: EAS program extended for another 5 years.

I recently moved to Bemidji, MN and over 2 hours away from any non-EAS airport. Throw in a winter snow storm and it can easily be 4 hours if at all. It's very vital that BJI keeps reasonable priced commercial air service for the community.

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by DakotaFlyer
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 139630

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Now just need Sun Country in Fargo and it will make my 2x a year trips to BNA a bit more affordable :spin:

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by DakotaFlyer
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 139630

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Guess wait and see how SWA responds.

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by DakotaFlyer
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Announcement Tease (6/26 and 6/27)
Replies: 81
Views: 10567

Re: Sun Country Announcement Tease (6/26 and 6/27)

Random thought: wonder if Sun Country ever come to Fargo? I'm guessing long shot to no, but a man can dream.

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by DakotaFlyer
Thu May 10, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 139630

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

I think one of the reasons for high Sunday flights is Nashville is such a tourist draw. I am going out on a limb and say more tourist arrive Thursday and leave Sunday.

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by DakotaFlyer
Fri May 04, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Express FA Appeared 'Drunk or Stoned' on Flight
Replies: 35
Views: 6182

Re: UA Express FA Appeared 'Drunk or Stoned' on Flight

As someone that has been to Williston many times, drunk is the only way to enjoy that town.

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by DakotaFlyer
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 613
Views: 76217

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

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...

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by DakotaFlyer
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 31827

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

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...

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by DakotaFlyer
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 139630

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

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?

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by DakotaFlyer
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 139630

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

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...

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by DakotaFlyer
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 139630

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Odds that Richmond will be on the next SWA schedule extension? Seems they can easily take away Allegient's pax bu going daily.

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by DakotaFlyer
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 139630

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

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.


Wonder if SWA will respond to Richmond?

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by DakotaFlyer
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 139630

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

I dont understand what Allegiant offers Nashville beside more competition? Is Nashville the destinationor will it be the same orlando, vegas, mesa, tampa, as other Allegiant cities?

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by DakotaFlyer
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 139630

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

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 ...

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by DakotaFlyer
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Lt. Governor Threatens DL Over Cutting Ties with NRA
Replies: 273
Views: 9132

Re: Georgia Lt. Governor Threatens DL Over Cutting Ties with NRA

Hey ATL, MSP is calling! Time to dust off the old Northwest HQ windows.

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by DakotaFlyer
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fargo vs Bismarck
Replies: 15
Views: 1520

Re: Fargo vs Bismarck

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 ...

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by DakotaFlyer
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fargo vs Bismarck
Replies: 15
Views: 1520

Re: Fargo vs Bismarck

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 ...

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