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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 827
Views: 71686

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

Mine isn't. the headline here is AA making SEA an INTL Hub. I have always assumed AS would join One world and this is going back 2 years at least. AS deciding to be a feeder for AA in SEA is exactly what DL wanted them to be. So whats changed except that the national player plan AS attempted didn't...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 441
Views: 76855

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

WN had to drop the only 737s for is nonsense
They have now been dead in the water for over a year cutting flights while most airports are seeing increase usage. Ditch the MAX7s on paper and order up some A223s already.

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 827
Views: 71686

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

EA CO AS wrote:
hiflyeras wrote:
I really don't see a long-term plan for growth at AS.


The growth plan for the next 5 years hasn't been made public yet, but once you see it, your jaw will drop.


I hope these include places like XNA and MEM especially with the American hookup and their growing presence at both airports

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA finally looking at growing its non-hub markets?
Replies: 57
Views: 8375

Re: Is AA finally looking at growing its non-hub markets?

iyerhari wrote:
BNAMealer wrote:
How many gates does AA have in BOS and RDU?


BOS B4-22 19 gates.


So, if they got 7 turns a day out of each gate , they could feasibly get up to around 133 a day?

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA finally looking at growing its non-hub markets?
Replies: 57
Views: 8375

Re: Is AA finally looking at growing its non-hub markets?

This is what I was asking about a few weeks ago. The line between "good size station" and "focus city" is blurred. I suspect that there may be strategy opportunities at these stations and the next step down stations as well. Take AUS for example... is there really any limit to t...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 815
Views: 151428

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

Their application for the E195s say line work at ISP, so there's that. And... the Heavy at Embraer in Nashville so there's that.

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XNA (Northwest Arkansas) Aviation 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 3084

Re: XNA (Northwest Arkansas) Aviation 2020

The biggest glaring problem right now is that XNA has a gate problem. When it comes to WN there is not a large enough open gate for a 5:30am to 6:15 am departure and 11pm to 12am arrival to RON at that isn't spoken for already. Even ICT has it's STL flight RON there. Until there's more gates and th...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 279
Views: 42524

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020

Could Allegiant tinker with offering limited connections out of LAS? Cities with way more than 2x weekly frequencies like MEM/LAS and now LAS/SAN, I could see it. The red eye to MEM on Sundays to Memphis from LAS comes to mind as lending itself to connecting back from SAN Frontier did SAN/TUL, now t...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2020
Replies: 154
Views: 15611

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2020

https://dailymemphian.com/article/10655 ... is-airport
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Is WN going to hire their own or contract out to someone else?

https://dailymemphian.com/article/10655 ... is-airport

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XNA (Northwest Arkansas) Aviation 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 3084

Re: XNA (Northwest Arkansas) Aviation 2020

I do not miss the traffic in the Bentonville/Rogers area, but XNA is a really nice airport. It was a pleasure flying in and out of there. I do hope they can expand and bring in new service. Given the amount of business traffic the airport sees, do you ever see them getting a Sky Club or a club that...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XNA (Northwest Arkansas) Aviation 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 3084

Re: XNA (Northwest Arkansas) Aviation 2020

The biggest glaring problem right now is that XNA has a gate problem. When it comes to WN there is not a large enough open gate for a 5:30am to 6:15 am departure and 11pm to 12am arrival to RON at that isn't spoken for already. Even ICT has it's STL flight RON there. Until there's more gates and the...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Shores, AL Planning New Terminal
Replies: 34
Views: 5103

Re: Gulf Shores, AL Planning New Terminal

Former Brewton, Alabama resident here. Like most of you, I can't see Gulf Shores getting AND maintaining scheduled passenger air service now, or even after the new terminal is built. However, some smaller steps are possible, like less-than-weekly service by Boutique Air, Silver Airways or Southern ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Shores, AL Planning New Terminal
Replies: 34
Views: 5103

Re: Gulf Shores, AL Planning New Terminal

Former Brewton, Alabama resident here. Like most of you, I can't see Gulf Shores getting AND maintaining scheduled passenger air service now, or even after the new terminal is built. However, some smaller steps are possible, like less-than-weekly service by Boutique Air, Silver Airways or Southern ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Bombardier Sells Remaining Stake in A220 Program
Replies: 249
Views: 33239

Re: WSJ: Airbus in Advanced Talks to Acquire Bombardier Stake in A220 Program

VV wrote:
Will it be another dollar?

Canadian or 6 bits US?

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 815
Views: 151428

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

G4 definitely has a strong model, but they’re flying used aircraft that are 50% larger than the E95 which makes a big difference in leisure markets. And to my third point, I’ve never seen a successful G4 market with 50% LFs. F9 & SY aren’t public obviously so it’s tough to tell how well they’re...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 815
Views: 151428

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

After seeing the painted rendering of the aircraft...a couple of thoughts on “Breeze”... The check mark for a logo? (Is this a check mark on the tail fin?) A check mark, checkmark or tick is a mark (✓, ✔, etc.) used (primarily in the English speaking world) to indicate the concept "yes" (...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 815
Views: 151428

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

About this time a year ago MEM announced a new hangar. https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/news/2019/01/28/memphis-international-gets-3m-grant-for-new-hangar.html That airline has yet to named a year later. I kinda thought it might be for Allegiant and a base in Memphis, but could be for Mox....errr...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 815
Views: 151428

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

FiscAutTecGarte wrote:
Flagstaff is a good draw for skiing in the winter and everything else in the summer as it's elevation makes it a very unique Arizona climate.


Plus Sedona is nearby.

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 815
Views: 151428

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

There's another interview in one of the local Utah outlets: https://www.deseret.com/utah/2020/2/7/21126458/jetblue-utah-breeze-aviation-david-neeleman-southwest-airlines They emphasize that Breeze is based in Utah, and will receive some tax incentives, but also it also says that Breeze won't be fly...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 815
Views: 151428

Re: Official: Moxy Becomes Breeze Airways (Livery Photos)

So what’s the first routes going to be? Any ideas? My guess would be something like FTW-SWF/ GSO/MCO/SLC/ONT/AZA/BWI or BNA-AZA/OAK/JAX/MKE/PVD I don’t expect to see much of Breeze in BNA, considering it’s not an underserved market due to the large WN/G4 presence. But I can easily see it down the r...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 815
Views: 151428

Re: Official: Moxy Becomes Breeze Airways (Livery Photos)

The check mark on the tail ruins it I first thought Twitter Intereat that map shows Memphis, Birmingham, Little Rock, Wichita and Tulsa for some but doesn't show up and coming ones like Northwest Arkansas (XNA) the continued growth of O&D at Memphis to a point that it is now great than it's pea...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier in talks to sell business-jet unit to Textron
Replies: 53
Views: 6298

Re: Bombardier in talks to sell business-jet unit to Textron

If they did buy BBD, would Textron dip their toes in the regional jet market down the road?

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2020
Replies: 154
Views: 15611

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2020

https://flymemphis.com/NewsDetails?news ... ewsid=5314


Oops someone beat me to it
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Memphis surpassed it's highest ever O&D total last year

https://flymemphis.com/NewsDetails?news ... ewsid=5314


Oops someone beat me to it

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order
Replies: 197
Views: 30926

Re: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order

Very ballsy of Ryanair to try to reprice their existing 737 order. I guess Boeing is in such a weak position right now that customers can take advantage of the situation. Under normal circumstances, I don't think any airline would try something like that. Is it? What's that backlog of AB's looking ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order
Replies: 197
Views: 30926

Re: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order

Very ballsy of Ryanair to try to reprice their existing 737 order. I guess Boeing is in such a weak position right now that customers can take advantage of the situation. Under normal circumstances, I don't think any airline would try something like that. Is it? What's that backlog of AB's looking ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order
Replies: 197
Views: 30926

Re: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order

Currently Ryanair has 210 737MAX on order. They also plan to reprice the existing order. Very ballsy of Ryanair to try to reprice their existing 737 order. I guess Boeing is in such a weak position right now that customers can take advantage of the situation. Under normal circumstances, I don't thi...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 815
Views: 151428

Re: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread

Interesting list of cities. Would they fly between them or to larger markets? I mostly see them doing routes such as SAN-PVU/RDM/BOI/SMF or ONT-BOI/PVU/RDM or OAK-SGU/AZA/RDM/PVU,etc. type routes. At the same time I could also easily see routes such FAT-PSC, PVU-SBP, etc. SAN will be hard to get in...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 815
Views: 151428

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

The airports are certainly there. The US has a staggering number of quality, under-utilized secondary airports. Is the business case there? Possibly, but it would have to be along some sort of new business model, with people downloading an app and voting for flights or something. Not saying impossi...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Widebody capital now that China suspended
Replies: 43
Views: 6872

Re: Widebody capital now that China suspended

They could increase TATL and play around with currently unserved routes and test the waters.

How does this effect British, they could try some new TATL

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 359
Views: 41918

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

I'd love to see Sliver start up MSY-MEM/LIT/XNA

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lack of snow in Japan – not good for flights next winter
Replies: 18
Views: 3546

Re: Lack of snow in Japan – not good for flights next winter

I think a lack of snow that demonstrates how far along the climate change graph we have gone is scarier for our civilisation’s ability to survive in its current form than for Qantas to fill their nightly 747 to Tokyo Shhhhhh, don't tell anyone but places like Jackson Hole has seen record snow this ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155893

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

2-2-2: the ultimate in economy class comfort. The only advantage GTF or Ultrafan has over open rotor is flexibility in engine installation location. Open rotor maintains double digit efficiency over turbofans in all scenarios at speeds up to .9 mach. NASA proved it with the ATP program. Cowled engi...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155893

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

2-2-2: the ultimate in economy class comfort. The only advantage GTF or Ultrafan has over open rotor is flexibility in engine installation location. Open rotor maintains double digit efficiency over turbofans in all scenarios at speeds up to .9 mach. NASA proved it with the ATP program. Cowled engi...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing announces first annual net loss since 1997
Replies: 126
Views: 15978

Re: Boeing announces first annual net loss since 1997

Wow- didn't expect it to be that sizable, but not surprised when you start to delve into it. I think not renaming the MAX is a major blunder. Boeing has bigger problems though--leadership, culture, and creating a market vision. Wr are suffering the effects if a duopoly, Both got kinda lazy (AB is d...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211756

Re: United announces China capacity reductions

Today's Captain Obvious announcement

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2020
Replies: 154
Views: 15611

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2020

Sounds like someone talked before they were supposed to cause it caught some off guard. https://dailymemphian.com/section/business/article/10298/update-amazon-walks-back-plan-to-serve-memphis Haha, they're up to something alright! That robotics DC was known for at least 6 months now but it was just...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2020
Replies: 154
Views: 15611

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2020

https://dailymemphian.com/section/busin ... ve-memphis
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Sounds like someone talked before they were supposed to cause it caught some off guard.

https://dailymemphian.com/section/busin ... ve-memphis

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Announcement Next Week
Replies: 133
Views: 19725

Re: F9 Announcement Next Week

I'd like to see F9 challenge NK at DTW. It seems like NK's network structure has changed drastically since changing leadership in Network Planning. It would be interesting to see if F9 would be willing to take a stab at routes like EWR or BDL to DTW where there's enough O & D to fill a ULCC air...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2020
Replies: 154
Views: 15611

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2020

Allegiant seems to be testing out MEM as a destination city with a few routes not unlike they started out with at BNA. BNA turned out to be a huge success and thus we have seen routes and destinations grow out of there. Will be curious to see how MEM does. Agreed, here's hoping it does well. Come s...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2020
Replies: 154
Views: 15611

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2020

Absolutely. They should have demolished all of B and replaced it with one new consolidated concourse with 35 gates. Then demolish A & C since it will likely be a while before they are needed and by the time they are, they’ll need to be rebuilt. Like BNA was when they started BNA Vision, I think...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2020
Replies: 154
Views: 15611

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2020

They should have leveled the whole thing and start fresh.. Absolutely. They should have demolished all of B and replaced it with one new consolidated concourse with 35 gates. Then demolish A & C since it will likely be a while before they are needed and by the time they are, they’ll need to be ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2020
Replies: 154
Views: 15611

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2020

On the day Amazon finally officially announced their North Memphis fulfillment center that will be Tenn's first robotic one, yet still employee 1K, this comes out https://dailymemphian.com/section/business/article/10298/amazon-eyeing-memphis-international-for-air-cargo I figured with their continued...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XNA (Northwest Arkansas) Aviation 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 3084

Re: XNA (Northwest Arkansas) Aviation 2020

FAT year to date increase in enplanements around the Sept 2019 timeframe was at 11.5 percent for the year. If that held true, that would give it around 951, 700 enplanements for 2019. XNA has announced 922,538 enplanements for 2019, around a 30K difference and a narrowing from 2018 numbers of around...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Announcement Next Week
Replies: 133
Views: 19725

Re: F9 Announcement Next Week

I can't book anything in Texas and a place like ORD via DEN out of XNA. Makes me think we may see something added at XNA

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XNA (Northwest Arkansas) Aviation 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 3084

Re: XNA (Northwest Arkansas) Aviation 2020

You know, Brockman from MEM hinted on the podcast I linked that Airlines(Delta) what to serve MEM/BOS with mainline, we saw that at play with the SLC service being mainline for MEM. So, if DL ever added BOS/XNA would it be mainline as well and how does that stack with the LGA service on the larger r...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XNA (Northwest Arkansas) Aviation 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 3084

Re: XNA (Northwest Arkansas) Aviation 2020

Just some quick glancing and it's just that, nothing scientific, XNA looks to have surpassed COS, ICT, ISP, DAY in 2019 when the numbers are out, likely a top 100 airport in enplanements

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XNA (Northwest Arkansas) Aviation 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 3084

Re: XNA (Northwest Arkansas) Aviation 2020

Little Rock on June 1st 2020, 2x STL, 2x DAL, 1x Hou, 1x PHX, 1x LAS for a total of 7. There are others like ICT that offer less to less destinations, just saying. If XNA can not support that why in the world do they want 8 more gates. At near the same results of the past two years, XNA passes LIT. ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XNA (Northwest Arkansas) Aviation 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 3084

Re: XNA (Northwest Arkansas) Aviation 2020

I wanted to post this article that's nearly half a year old just because it points to stuff we'll be hearing about in late summer and early fall in regards to more gates, a club for business traveler, ect. https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2019/aug/22/xna-board-looking-at-200-000-million-in/ This follo...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XNA (Northwest Arkansas) Aviation 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 3084

Re: XNA (Northwest Arkansas) Aviation 2020

I'm not 100% but that is downstairs to the left after security. On the map it's called departure lounge at lower level B Gates, basically no jet bridges, just air stairs.

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/26/2020:UA Cuts IAH-PBI,JAN-ORD;Adds ORD-MFR;NK Cuts JAX-DTW
Replies: 65
Views: 10909

Re: OAG Changes 1/26/2020:UA Cuts IAH-PBI,JAN-ORD;Adds ORD-MFR;NK Cuts JAX-DTW

Thanks as always enilria!! UA DEN-XNA JUN 3>4[3] JUL 3>4[3] AUG 3>4[3] SEP 3>4[3] OCT 3>4[3] I think we've gone from 2x daily (2018 and prior) to now 4x daily this upcoming summer. Looks like the route is moving from 3x on the CRJ to 4x on the E145...should make some people happy. XNA-DEN is up ove...

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