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by DesMoineser
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "International Airport" with NO international service
Replies: 58
Views: 7169

Re: "International Airport" with NO international service

OMA is wrong on two counts. It's Eppley Airfield, not Omaha International and it has non-stop service to Toronto.

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by DesMoineser
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier and DSM
Replies: 30
Views: 3137

Re: Frontier and DSM

Poor assumption. Not a poor assumption. I work for WF in Des Moines and there is plenty of San Francisco travel in my area of the company. While I'm no longer in Home Mortgage, the top brass is in Des Moines and, due to cost cutting, they don't usually fly private. Cards Services is also based here...

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by DesMoineser
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier and DSM
Replies: 30
Views: 3137

Re: Frontier and DSM

As mentioned, UA has SFO-XNA and SFO-MSN which are similar lengths to SFO-DSM and also have to deal with SFO's weather and airspace constraints. They both however, are markets with specific high-yielding business demand to the bay area, which DSM does not have. The largest private employer in Des M...

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by DesMoineser
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can’t UAL close the revenue/ profit gap with DAL ?
Replies: 169
Views: 20267

Re: Why can’t UAL close the revenue/ profit gap with DAL ?

Sorry, meant that as a response to musman9853, not FSDan.

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by DesMoineser
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can’t UAL close the revenue/ profit gap with DAL ?
Replies: 169
Views: 20267

Re: Why can’t UAL close the revenue/ profit gap with DAL ?

FSDan, Des Moines has a Fortune 500 company headquartered here, major operations for another F500 company, multiple Fortune 1000 company HQs, and has the third highest concentration of insurance company headquarters of any city in the world. We have significant portion of business traffic through th...

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by DesMoineser
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1058
Views: 109747

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Agreed there and I'm aware of the service differences between the two markets. AA, DL, and G4 provide more service to DSM because it's a much faster growing city, with a faster growing airport, with a vastly higher GDP per capita than the LIT metro or catchment area. While we have good connectivity ...

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by DesMoineser
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1058
Views: 109747

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

The original point was DSM vs. LIT MSA, not catchment area. Way to move the goalposts. That being said, 2017 total pax numbers for LIT were 2,029,309. 2,578,308 total for DSM. DSM reached 2,773,207 total pax in 2018 and LIT has not yet published. DSM sees substantially more passengers than LIT and i...

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by DesMoineser
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1058
Views: 109747

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

(b) LIT is located in a larger metro area than DSM is


Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR MSA Population (2017 est.)
738,344

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA MSA Population (2017 est.)
682,877

That's an interesting definition of "much larger." DSM is also growing far faster.

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by DesMoineser
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon's HQ2 Impact on DC's aviation?
Replies: 104
Views: 10982

Re: Amazon's HQ2 Impact on DC's aviation?

bevan7 wrote:
What does IAC mean?


In any case

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