The new seats on the SY jets are actually pretty nice. I have sat in the back of the bus on their new interior and I have sat in the front. For a short flight like that, any seat on their new layout is a good seat. However, if you are on a Transavia leased plane the seats in the back are the same pi...Jump to post
I am going to America next year and we go the first leg and fourth leg but not the second and third I have three questions 1: Is there any other airline other then Hawaiian that is good that services pdx. 2: is delta or sun county airlines which one would be better for the PDX-MSP 3: out of Spirt,S...Jump to post
Does anyone have any information on the Concourse G remodel? I saw parts of an article behind a paywall. I knew they planned to "fill in" the gaps between gates, but any idea on when this construction will start and if they are still planning on a Concourse G tram?Jump to post
Yep... Looks like they took down AVL...
Now showing BWI, BZN, CLE, and PWM (already mentioned above). Wonder if they are rolling out any more? I believe it was 4 or 5 new destinations.
These routes show starting dates of May/June 2020.
Interested to see what is actually announced. Either way, I never would have guessed AVL or PWM as in the realm of possibilities! Let’s wait and see what is officially announced...Jump to post
A little late to the guessing party, but I remember reading an article where Jude Bricker (CEO) said SY wanted to focus next year on family destinations not served from MSP currently. Routes where people will use the airline to visit family members. That being said... My four random (with some think...Jump to post
According to the Sun Country Instagram, as well as the Sun Country website, the airline has officially made the move to the MSP Campus for their new headquarters. They are now located at 2005 Cargo Road, Minneapolis, MN 55450. They made this announcement a few months ago as the building in Mendota H...Jump to post
lavalampluva wrote:SteveXC500 wrote:Delta response to SY starting MSP-SRQ
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... es-in-w19/
That didn’t take long.
Sun Country is pulling out of PVD without even finishing out the winter season. The airline said they are moving the PVD aircraft to more profitable winter routes. Here is the full article: https://www.providencejournal.com/news/20190907/sun-country-airlines-cancels-tf-green-service They end service...Jump to post
Sun Country is doing a fair share of NCAA Football flights again this fall. Also if no one knew N716SY has left the fleet, week ago. N710 & 711SY leave this fall. and N713Sy is getting a VIP interior. No word on HV winter birds. I know SY is getting some more planes this fall( new to them), but...Jump to post
SteveXC500 wrote:AS cutting MSP-SAN on Jan 7, 2020.
https://thriftytraveler.com/alaska-airl ... o-in-2020/
In a recent interview, Jude Bricker (CEO of Sun Country Airlines) said the airline would like to go public by April. The airline plans to file for an IPO as soon as April 2020 as the company and AGM see an opportunity with the current state of the airline. In the first quarter this year, the airline...Jump to post
Hasn't there been some up gauging on the Canadian routes? I feel like a bunch that had CR9's and E175's now have A319 service. I could easily be wrong though as I'm working off of memory. I think you are correct.... I know for a fact that YWG has seen larger planes in the past year. Not sure about ...Jump to post
I have compiled updated numbers for MSP's international traffic in 2018... Rank/Airport/Passengers in 2018/Comments 1 Amsterdam, Netherlands 533,796 Up by about 10,000, good to see! 2 Cancún, Mexico 288,280 Down by more than 12,000, probably due to SY focusing on other markets more 3 Toronto–Pearso...Jump to post
I have compiled updated numbers for MSP's international traffic in 2018... Rank/Airport/Passengers in 2018/Comments 1 Amsterdam, Netherlands 533,796 Up by about 10,000, good to see! 2 Cancún, Mexico 288,280 Down by more than 12,000, probably due to SY focusing on other markets more 3 Toronto–Pearson...Jump to post
I am traveling MSP-LAX on SY this Wednesday... I just got an email stating they are transferring ALL of their systems over starting tonight. Website modifications to baggage and online check in is not available from the 17th to the 19th which must mean their website will be up by Wednesday! I also m...Jump to post
Does anyone have information on when Sun Country is launching their new website and basically whole new IT systems? I know it is happening this month and they have already started some preparations, but when is the exact date? I wonder if they released their schedule all the way out to April 2020 so...Jump to post
I’m wondering with all this expansion/extension from SY if they’re receiving more aircrafts this year. Regardless glad to see them doing well overall Adding 6 aircraft and removing 3 this year. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/analysis-sun-country-shifts-to-fleet-ownership-in-c-454367/ Th...Jump to post
Was going to post on this but I forgot, thanks for starting this thread. The whole thing seems suspicious, but not as suspicious as it seems at first once you read into it. Yeah, no problem! It ALL seems suspicious to me as well, and very unfortunate for Global Aviation Services of Eagan. I feel ba...Jump to post
I love a good old tale of two companies sharing the same name, and having everything possible go wrong. In the StarTribune today, there was an article titled "How one Global Aviation got into a fight with Sun Country and an Eagan company paid a price." Link here: http://www.startribune.com...Jump to post
United has 30" in Y, so it may not be better per se, maybe equal is a better way to put it. But when someone reclines their seat into your face, it's definitely less room. I'll take G4 over a AA/UA/DL 737 for anything less than 4 hours any day. Remember... this is G4 we’re talking about. You c...Jump to post
I was booked for SNA-PHX-MSP in June. Long story short, I got a phone call from Southwest and they canceled my PHX-MSP flight b/c it was on a MAX. I could change my flight to any day, from any LA airport as long as there was room on the plane. So, I used the opportunity to choose a way better timed ...Jump to post
According to https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/283880/delta-w19-long-haul-changes-as-of-14apr19/ DL is upgrading their MSP-ICN service to an A350 starting October 27, 2019. I saw that this morning! Great news for the MSP aviation market. Is this the aircraft that DL had planned to u...Jump to post
While both DL and NK will still be serving ATL nonstop from MSP after WN discontinues MSP-ATL nonstop service, SY could add MSP-ATL nonstop service. Will SY ever add nonstop service to ATL from MSP? I think that SY *could* start this route, but it does not fit the SY model very closely. There is no...Jump to post
BNA-PVD was bumped up from 3x to 4x weekly in SEP & OCT as well. Stays 4x in summer peak and 5x for NOV & DEC. SY will also keep a plane overnight in PVD with this schedule. A quick fake booking reveals that SY647 arrives in PVD at nearly midnight, and then SY646 leaves PVD for BNA at 8:00 ...Jump to post
Oh and the flight is at night so few to 0 connections I still fail to see why anyone would take them to MSP when DL is only 10 dollars more on most days... I mean, I would take them for fun since I'm an Avgeek but a handful of plane enthusiasts aren't going to fill a 738 Because for many people in ...Jump to post
On the upside they must have more 737-800 coming to the fleet. I have not heard much other then the 3 joining the fleet this month & next. I'll have to hit up my SY friends to see what's coming. Yes, they are getting some from FlyDubai (those aircraft are already lined up). I do not know where ...Jump to post
Today, Sun Country Airlines continued their 2019 expansions with the announcement of 6 new routes... From Redmond (RDM) Nonstop service to McCarran International Airport (LAS) with connections to Dallas-Ft. Worth, Minneapolis and Providence. Service starts September 5, 2019 Operates 2x/week with ro...Jump to post
Interesting adds. I would have thought PDX-MSY would have happened first. RDM to LAS is a good add. There was rumor Allegiant was looking at re-adding that route. The less than daily schedules sure allow them to add more routes and maximize fleet utilization. I agree, however they seem to be expand...Jump to post
Today, Sun Country Airlines continued their 2019 expansions with the announcement of 6 new routes... From Redmond (RDM) Nonstop service to McCarran International Airport (LAS) with connections to Dallas-Ft. Worth, Minneapolis and Providence. Service starts September 5, 2019 Operates 2x/week with rou...Jump to post
Flew round trip to HRL on SY two weeks ago for a vacation. Great experience and the plane was full both ways minus an empty seat or two in the "best" seats up front on the return trip to MSP. Several sun burned college kids on that return trip but also lots of families and seniors. We wer...Jump to post
That has to be a tight space then if it is on the upper level. I always assumed passengers were directed downstairs from the secure hallway. But I haven't been on the G concourse in many years so maybe the space is bigger than I thought on the upper level. It gets tight when you have 3 widebody Int...Jump to post
I'm amazed there's not been one SY rescue flight joke/jab yet. I'm not starting it either. But 4 SY planes at HRL thru the day? Do they actually have slack right now? More and more recently I have noticed SY keeps a few planes at MSP for a few days at a time. They are sorta "in between" p...Jump to post
Well, I will thank you! I was looking at a jaunt up to Alaska for some fishing this summer. AS was $924 without any checked bags. SY was $699 WITH premium seating and checked bag. That is a HUGE difference. The times are not the best, but for $255/person, and a family of 4, I will save $1,020+ any ...Jump to post
I think PDX is a good pick up for them over summer. I wasn't sure they would pick up a route that long but with AS dropping it (even with good loads) and with WN getting the loads they do, I think that was an easy one to pick up. They did make a misstep not opening up connections thru MSP/PDX until...Jump to post
SY has many many many routes and destinations that are served at VERY low frequency and odd times. Take STS-LAS for example, there is not even a true "round-trip" flight on that route. The planes do MSP-STS-LAS on Thursday and MSP-LAS-STS on Sunday! This is the SY business model, take a sl...Jump to post
For such a small airport, that’s a lot of Sun Country jets!
At HRL today, there is N824, N825 and PH-HXC. Does anyone know why so many planes? Seems like the N825 is a rescue plane for PH-HXC.
No matter what’s going on here, seems like SY is taking over the HRL airport!
I'm curious as well. I think it's unfortunate that DL can't support more than the ATL flights out of ELP. I fly DL into ELP twice a year and I was looking forward to another option as far as the routing goes. I think they also tried MEM after the merger with NW, but that didn't last very long. DL M...Jump to post
Unless there was something specific in the contract that was violated, then it is just an arbitrary performance issue, IMHO. Unsure of how SY can come up with a specific amount for damages, but no different than somebody suing McD for $5MM because their coffee was too hot. The StarTribune article a...Jump to post
In the meantime, SY tries to slap new paint on the same airplanes in hope that the public will be smitten by the shiny objects and conveniently forget that their hometown little-guy airline has gone to shit. I'm still waiting for my cheeseburgers, guys. THAT's the SY period that I want back.... and...Jump to post
Well: Sun Country is suing Global Aviation Services! The company contracted to run Terminal 2 at their HQ in MSP back in March of 2018 and until September of 2018. The airline says that GAS is responsible for "a slew of flight delays, lost baggage and a 600-percent spike in customer complaints....Jump to post