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by rainaviation
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 186
Views: 21908

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

klakzky123 wrote:

I think he or she meant MEX which Delta is restarting this year.


Yes, I did mean MEX, I always mess that one up!

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by rainaviation
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 186
Views: 21908

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Does anyone know of a way for a passenger to get from the secure area of terminal 2 to the secure area of terminal 1 without going through security again? Late February I am flying into terminal 2, I have a friend flying out of terminal 1 three hours later. I would like to meet up with my friend fo...

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by rainaviation
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces DLH-ORD
Replies: 48
Views: 9147

Re: AA announces DLH-ORD

I just wish someone would resume air service to Mankato. It could probably do a once daily CRJ2 from MSP. Delta already flies to small cities in northern Minnesota so I don't know why they wouldn't fly to Mankato. DLH isnt that much bigger and it gets more flights. Mankato does not have the same to...

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by rainaviation
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country having many issues with new AifFI Systems
Replies: 5
Views: 1935

Sun Country having many issues with new AifFI Systems

This month, Sun Country began operating AirFi on all of their aircraft along with a new interior. Since then, I have experienced (as have many people I know and people on twitter/facebook) many issues with the AirFi system not working correctly. I contacted SY and they told me that they know about t...

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by rainaviation
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 820
Views: 106654

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

So the airport's website was finally updated with nonstop destinations, and I came across some interesting things. - Frontier's AUS flight was removed, but they didn't take off CLE, so maybe the port knows that this route is coming back next summer. - Sun Country's new routes were added. Interestin...

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by rainaviation
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1154
Views: 138599

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

I also keep looking to see when some will show up. Doesn’t make any sense not to have them. I don’t think they can get enough O&D on that route to support it alone. Not sure I would say that, I found some flights for $148 RT. For families taking summer vacations or going to see family, O&D ...

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by rainaviation
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1154
Views: 138599

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

There still aren't any connections available via MSP on sun country except, ironically, PDX which you can only see if you click into the route a day the nonstop flies, leading me to believe they are intentionally blocking connections I also keep looking to see when some will show up. Doesn’t make a...

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by rainaviation
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1154
Views: 138599

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

There still aren't any connections available via MSP on sun country except, ironically, PDX which you can only see if you click into the route a day the nonstop flies, leading me to believe they are intentionally blocking connections Possibly, but why would they do that? STL-MSP-ANC would be a grea...

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by rainaviation
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New service to KBIL Billings, MT
Replies: 25
Views: 4655

Re: New service to KBIL Billings, MT

Press release for an announcement for new service to Billings. https://billingsgazette.com/news/local/billings-airport-to-announce-new-airline-service-next-week/article_15c6a4a5-d983-5c8d-8041-1632aa1b9d0d.html#tracking-source=home-the-latest Hope it’s not NK or SY. Guess it could be F9, unless AS ...

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by rainaviation
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 947
Views: 178731

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

lavalampluva wrote:
Didn’t DL operate an A333 MSP-CUN last winter?


Yep! This year seems to be all A321's for CUN.

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by rainaviation
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sun Country to let companies advertise on their free entertainment on board
Replies: 9
Views: 1576

Re: Sun Country to let companies advertise on their free entertainment on board

Don't other airlines streams have ads? Southwest I know there is one before you start tv. I can't remember if there is before movies or not. Yeah, they do. But I wonder how this will be with the LCC model that SY has. The ads that they show in the media kit seem to be the pop-up type that is just a...

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by rainaviation
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sun Country to let companies advertise on their free entertainment on board
Replies: 9
Views: 1576

Sun Country to let companies advertise on their free entertainment on board

Sun Country now has free in flight entertainment. We now know how they plan to help pay for this free service... Companies can click on the "Advertise Onboard" down below on their website, and have the option to advertise via a 30 second ad before movies or shows start or they can purchase...

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by rainaviation
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 15524

Re: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion

sunking737 wrote:
FWIW, SY finally has ship 831, N860AM in MSP. plane has been sitting in RFD. I'm sure they just taxied up I-94 to get home. No rumor on new jets for 2019, YET


Finally! Been on the ground there since November. Is this painted in the new livery as well?

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by rainaviation
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to add Comfort + to A350 and B777 retroactively
Replies: 15
Views: 3381

Re: Delta to add Comfort + to A350 and B777 retroactively

trav777 wrote:
what's the typical upcharge?


On MSP-CDG it is $99 to upgrade to Comfort + for when I looked...

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by rainaviation
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to add Comfort + to A350 and B777 retroactively
Replies: 15
Views: 3381

Delta to add Comfort + to A350 and B777 retroactively

Delta is going back and adding Comfort + to their planes that have already been configured with the new Premium Select seats. This will make four four different classes of service on long-haul international flights. They have also set 2021 as the goal to have all international wide bodies to have al...

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by rainaviation
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 186
Views: 21908

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

I would like them to add more European routes not everything is Amsterdam and Paris, if DL saves AZ it would be excellent if any of the 2 returned the seasonal service MSP-FCO Let's not move too fast. We have MMX, ICN and DUB starting this year and most likely PVG in 2020. I don't see DL bringing b...

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by rainaviation
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 186
Views: 21908

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

OAG Changes for this week... DL BWI-MSP SEP 4>3[3] OCT 4>3[3] FI KEF-MSP JUL 1.5>1.0[1.5] AUG 1.4>1.0[1.6] SEP 1.3>1.0[1.2] SY MSP-ORD APR 0>0.2[0] MAY 0>0.6[0] JUN 0>1.0[0] JUL 0>1.0[0] AUG 0>0.6[0] SY MSP-PHL APR 0>0.3[0] MAY 0>0.6[0] JUN 0>0.8[0] JUL 0>0.8[0] AUG 0>0.5[0] SY MSP-PVD APR 0>0.4[0] ...

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by rainaviation
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/13/2019:AS Suspends KOA-PDX;F9 Drops SAN-IND/MCO,LAS-MEM,IAH-RDU;UA Suspends EYW-ORD,IAH-PBI
Replies: 75
Views: 12147

Re: OAG Changes 1/13/2019:AS Suspends KOA-PDX;F9 Drops SAN-IND/MCO,LAS-MEM,IAH-RDU;UA Suspends EYW-ORD,IAH-PBI

SY DFW-LAS MAR 0.9>1.2[0] APR 0.8>1.1[0] SY DFW-PSP FEB 0.3>0[0] MAR 0.3>0[0] APR 0.3>0[0] That is two flights on Sunday for SY on DFW-LAS. I wouldn't be surprised if they added even more. DFW-PSP is not bookable anymore, looks like a PDX-RNO problem - not enough bookings on the front end, so they ...

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by rainaviation
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 15524

Re: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion

sunking737 wrote:
It could be that SY will connect to more European Airlines.. JFK have major construction on going??


SY only has interline agreements with Emirates, Icelandair, and Condor to my knowledge. Did I miss any?

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by rainaviation
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: StarTribune features article detailing three ULCC's currently serving MSP.
Replies: 6
Views: 1134

Re: StarTribune features article detailing three ULCC's currently serving MSP.

Hopefully they learned from their mistakes of last winter. But that’s the downside of running flights less than daily and when your fleet usage is tight. It doesn’t allow for any flexibility. Yes, that was a nightmare for SY! They learned a lot from it I hope and even have purchased insurance for a...

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by rainaviation
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: StarTribune features article detailing three ULCC's currently serving MSP.
Replies: 6
Views: 1134

Re: StarTribune features article detailing three ULCC's currently serving MSP.

ZIH was 4:36 , and we had a 30 minute delay on the ground, so I was in that seat for 5+ hours. I sometimes have some back and hamstring issues that really flare up in bad Y seats, and had no problems. In fact, my prior flight was J/F on a DL 737 to CUN, and I was shocked at the skimpy pitch and gen...

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by rainaviation
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 15524

Re: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion

Is still very odd because 1. there’s a gap in service 2. They never actually announced that they’re dropping JFK 3. They waited until the day JFK service ended to talk about this expansion into EWR 4. Again, they have been at JFK for decades I wonder if something happened or a deal was struck Somet...

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by rainaviation
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: StarTribune features article detailing three ULCC's currently serving MSP.
Replies: 6
Views: 1134

Re: StarTribune features article detailing three ULCC's currently serving MSP.

Interesting article, but as FlyHappy said it was written before the SY retrofit. I agree though, I flew SY last week to HRL and was on N827SY which has the new interior (as most of their planes do at this point) and I was surprised! The Y seats are not all that bad for a few hours of flying. They ma...

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by rainaviation
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 15524

Re: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion

Sun Country was supposed to also start operations in Fargo but, Delta decided to pull a power move after they found out about the possible addition and upgrade their two launches to a 757-200 and eventually a 757-300 and a 717 forcing Sun Country to cease a possible operation at Fargo. Just thought...

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by rainaviation
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 107
Views: 18022

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2019

maps4ltd wrote:
Just a question...do you think we could see expansion for Detroit and Minneapolis? There have been a few regional routes cut lately, and a few international ones added.


MSP-PVG is almost guaranteed to be announced in 2019 if DL gets approval from the government.

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by rainaviation
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 15524

Re: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion

Sun Country was supposed to also start operations in Fargo but, Delta decided to pull a power move after they found out about the possible addition and upgrade their two launches to a 757-200 and eventually a 757-300 and a 717 forcing Sun Country to cease a possible operation at Fargo. Just thought...

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by rainaviation
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 820
Views: 106654

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Does anyone know if SY is getting passengers in/out of PDX? Whenever I look at a seat map they're very empty...except maybe MSP. What happens if you don't buy a seat assignment in advance? Is it free at check-in? I'm cautiously optimistic regarding PDX being a focus city...…………… They are getting pa...

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by rainaviation
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 820
Views: 106654

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Does anyone know if SY is getting passengers in/out of PDX? Whenever I look at a seat map they're very empty...except maybe MSP. What happens if you don't buy a seat assignment in advance? Is it free at check-in? I'm cautiously optimistic regarding PDX being a focus city...…………… They are getting pa...

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by rainaviation
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Government Shutdown and TSA Lines
Replies: 14
Views: 2343

Re: Government Shutdown and TSA Lines

I waited 45 minutes at MSP Terminal 1 last night. Not sure if it is due to the shutdown or just because it was busy.

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by rainaviation
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 15524

Re: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion

Thought this was interesting... All of the new routes and competitors (if any) on each route (including other airports in the market ie JFK and EWR and LGA)... MSP-IAD: Delta, United, Spirit Southwest, American *MSP-PVD: MSP-EWR: Delta, United, American MSP-ORD: Delta, Southwest, United, American MS...

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by rainaviation
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 186
Views: 21908

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

If connection times a good it should do well. SY operates out of Terminal 2 it’s easy to connect there. But gate space is getting tight. But it sounds like MAC plans on increasing the number of gates. It’s good that EI will be operating out of Terminal 1. That flight would suck up a gate for quite ...

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by rainaviation
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 15524

Re: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion

Are the fees at EWR cheaper than JFK? Because starting at a new airport seems more expensive than just staying at JFK. I have asked on twitter and will report when I see a response and share it...

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by rainaviation
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 820
Views: 106654

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Not too important, but worth noting that Sun Country's PDX-SFO flight is increasing from 2x weekly to 4x weekly starting June 9th. I think that it is important. They are also pushing HNL through the summer, keeping LAS in the summer, and with the three announced today that makes (if I am counting c...

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by rainaviation
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 186
Views: 21908

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

New SY service from MSP. At this time these are strictly summer flights, nothing after August. 4/8/19 PVD 4x per week 4/11/19 EWR 4x per week. Daily starting 4/28 4/18/19 PHL 4x per week. 6x starting 6/2 4/19/19 ORD 4x per week. Daily starting 5/26 4/25/19 IAD 4x per week. 5x starting 6/2 5/23/19 S...

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by rainaviation
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 186
Views: 21908

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Antoli0794 wrote:
Any 2018 numbers?


Not yet! Anyone think we will get a record this year again?

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by rainaviation
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Antonio Air Service Announcements
Replies: 32
Views: 5360

Re: San Antonio Air Service Announcements

TransWorldOne wrote:
rainaviation wrote:
SY has loaded SAT into their system. Service to MSP, PDX, SFO and LAX


I’m only seeing PDX and MSP. Where are you seeing SFO and LAX?


SFO and LAX ended up being weird connecting flights. Just PDX and MSP...

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by rainaviation
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 15524

Re: Sun Country announces massive Summer Expansion

There have been a ton of complaints about this - SY is still selling First Class seats, but often times that's not what you get. The service has been stripped down, and often times they are just blocking the middle seat and calling this "First class.." They aren't selling First Class seat...

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by rainaviation
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 15524

Re: Sun Country announces massive Summer Expansion

Interesting as their own website seat maps when we picked seats showed and sold them as 1st Class Seats and we booked that way. I guess we'll find out No, you just did not pay attention enough. They stopped selling their First Class fares way back when they released their November/December schedule...

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by rainaviation
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 15524

Re: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion

http://www.startribune.com/sun-country- ... 504048002/
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Sun Country CEO says that they will buy 5 planes in 2019, and these additions are NOT contingent on these planes. Possibly more additions or frequencies being increased?

http://www.startribune.com/sun-country- ... 504048002/

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by rainaviation
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 15524

Re: Sun Country announces massive Summer Expansion

Interesting as their own website seat maps when we picked seats showed and sold them as 1st Class Seats and we booked that way. I guess we'll find out No, you just did not pay attention enough. They stopped selling their First Class fares way back when they released their November/December schedule...

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by rainaviation
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 15524

Re: Sun Country announces massive Summer Expansion

Wow, did I miss some news about F9 and NK? If they are pulling out, then perhaps a bit more breathing room would become available for SY? Yes, it would be odd for that, but MSP-ORD is a heavily traveled route and just talking about DL and WN serving each airport, that is a lot of seats and flight f...

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by rainaviation
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 15524

Re: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion

N292UX wrote:
Are all of these flights seasonal? Or are some year round?


Their website says all seasonal but I think they will probably move some of them to year round if they succeed.

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by rainaviation
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 15524

Re: Sun Country announces massive Summer Expansion

I'm puzzled why SY is going to attempt seasonal flights on the heavily flown route between MSP-ORD. In 2013, SY flew seasonal flights between MSP-MDW for two years before being chased off that route by both NK and WN. NK was selling one way tickets for $35 at the time and both NK and WN had much gr...

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by rainaviation
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 15524

Re: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion

Minneapolis/St. Paul... Chicago O’Hare: Begins April 19 with four weekly flights. Goes to daily service on May 27. Newark Liberty: Begins April 11 with four weekly flights. Goes to daily service on April 29. Philadelphia: Begins April 18 with four weekly flights. Goes to daily service on June 3. Pro...

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by rainaviation
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 15524

Re: Sun Country announces massive Summer Expansion

A Sun Country question... We are flying them for the first time next month from BNA-MIA and looking at Seat Guru, Row 1 A-C does not have a bulkhead in front of the seats. Are you really staring at the door and FA Seat..? Looks like you guys jumped the gun.. BNA was going to announce at 0900CST Tha...

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by rainaviation
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 15524

Re: Sun Country Expands in BNA/Announces SAT

Midwestindy wrote:
Don't jump the gun dude, you left out a ton of new airports EWR, PVD, PHL, and IAD


My apologies! Should have waited! I will wait longer next time. SMF is there too.

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by rainaviation
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 15524

Re: Sun Country Expands in BNA/Announces SAT

stlgph wrote:
rainaviation wrote:
They are also announcing IAD today.


Good. Better start another 19 threads.


Yeah, sorry a bit premature on my part. Lets wait and see because they have also loaded EWR.

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by rainaviation
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 15524

Re: Sun Country Expands in BNA/Announces SAT

They are also announcing IAD today.

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by rainaviation
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville (BNA) Air Service Announcement
Replies: 70
Views: 6858

Re: Nashville (BNA) Air Service Announcement

Wow, it is PVD!

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by rainaviation
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 15524

Sun Country announces Summer Expansion

Thought I would merge the conversations from the BNA forum and SAT forum into one... SY will begin BNA-LAX, BNA-PDX and BNA-PVD. They will also start SAT-MSP, SAT-PDX, SAT-LAX Also announcing routes from PHL, IAD, SMF, EWR, and ORD. All routes start this summer. I wonder if they will allow connectio...

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