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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian and JetBlue announces cooperation
Replies: 44
Views: 9117

Re: Norwegian and JetBlue announces cooperation

Now maybe JetBlue will get going on expanding in middle America like MEM. This could help bolster load factors to make these much more feasible especially with the A223s They checked out MEM. They didn’t give B6 enough incentive to make it work. So MEM got G4 to come instead. You talking service to...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian and JetBlue announces cooperation
Replies: 44
Views: 9117

Re: Norwegian and JetBlue announces cooperation

Now maybe JetBlue will get going on expanding in middle America like MEM. This could help bolster load factors to make these much more feasible especially with the A223s

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hacking was apparently involved with developing the C919
Replies: 48
Views: 11087

Re: Hacking was apparently involved with developing the C919

An ambitious hacking operation was in service to assist in the development of the C919 in an effort to manufacture all parts in China. Various suppliers were attacked, including GE, Safran, Honeywell, etc. These hackers also brought malware with them, including one called "Sakula" which w...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 36241

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/new ... s_headline
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Fitch gives MEM bonds a great rating.

Interesting tidbit in the piece has MEM's O&D market pegged at 2.2 million.

https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/new ... s_headline

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a market for a cleansheet unpressurized 30pax Prop
Replies: 49
Views: 8044

Re: Is there a market for a cleansheet unpressurized 30pax Prop

The 20-70-seat market is a shrinking but ever-present one, so if such a project IS justifiable, it'll only be by the skin of its teeth. Which is the direction Tecnam and Textron went for the 9pax and 19pax..... basic purpose built craft to keep cost down.... an attempt to address the skin of it's t...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/29/2019: DL Adds BOS-FCO;WN Adds OGG-SMF, ATL-MEM, DSM-DEN if MAX Comes Back
Replies: 37
Views: 10629

Re: OAG Changes 9/29/2019: DL Adds BOS-FCO;WN Adds OGG-SMF, ATL-MEM, DSM-DEN if MAX Comes Back

ATL opens up easier connections to Florida and the east coast from MEM. Currently travelers have to backtrack to HOU, DAL or MDW to get to FLL,RDU,DCA,LGA etc etc Don't even worry about it. According to Anet nobody will bother taking these flights or God forbid make a connection in ATL vs Delta's o...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest (WN) route changes and network - Sept 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 3582

Re: Southwest (WN) route changes and network - Sept 2019

I can see WN getting up to 11 or 12 destinations from MEM when the MAX issue is resolved and the concourse redo is done in 2021 when they have more fleet flexibilty. LAS and/or PHX should be the next.

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest March 2020 Schedule Extension
Replies: 41
Views: 6059

Re: Southwest March 2020 Schedule Extension

Occasional flyers are regularly treated better on WN than other airlines. But a recent flight, Seattle/Sacramento with Delta on an E plane was easy load/unload, cabin service, all on the economy minus fare, a ++ experience. Those who are WN loyalists, for one reason or another need the sort of WN e...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest March 2020 Schedule Extension
Replies: 41
Views: 6059

Re: Southwest March 2020 Schedule Extension

There are DL and AA non-stops to LGA. There are AA non-stops to PHL and DCA. What are the PDEWs MEM-RIC/RDU/GSP/JAX/RSW/PBI? Why do you think WN is going to get much share when DL and AA will kill them on connecting frequencies? You don't compete by putting out an inferior product - unless you're w...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest March 2020 Schedule Extension
Replies: 41
Views: 6059

Re: Southwest March 2020 Schedule Extension

WN adding MEM-ATL nonstop service will also give MEM travelers easier connectivity to LGA, PHL, DCA, RIC, RDU, GSP, JAX, RSW, and PBI from MEM. There are DL and AA non-stops to LGA. There are AA non-stops to PHL and DCA. What are the PDEWs MEM-RIC/RDU/GSP/JAX/RSW/PBI? Why do you think WN is going t...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest March 2020 Schedule Extension
Replies: 41
Views: 6059

Re: Southwest March 2020 Schedule Extension

ATL-MEM is surprising. Given ATL-BNA hasn’t done particularly well, I’m surprised WN would try this route. DL will not be kind to this at all, MEM-ATL is 11x daily and more than half of all daily flights DL operates from MEM. With DL still having a relatively large frequent flyer base in MEM, I exp...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest March 2020 Schedule Extension
Replies: 41
Views: 6059

Re: Southwest March 2020 Schedule Extension

ATL-MEM is surprising. Given ATL-BNA hasn’t done particularly well, I’m surprised WN would try this route. DL will not be kind to this at all, MEM-ATL is 11x daily and more than half of all daily flights DL operates from MEM. With DL still having a relatively large frequent flyer base in MEM, I exp...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 36241

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

Seems that FedEx has hit a rough spot recently, https://business.financialpost.com/news/retail-marketing/fedex-plunges-after-slashing-forecast-on-trade-war-slowdown wonder what the impact will be on airport revenue, if FedEx has less operations will this drive costs per enplaned passenger higher? S...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 36241

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

Seems that FedEx has hit a rough spot recently, https://business.financialpost.com/news/retail-marketing/fedex-plunges-after-slashing-forecast-on-trade-war-slowdown wonder what the impact will be on airport revenue, if FedEx has less operations will this drive costs per enplaned passenger higher? S...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 349
Views: 57425

Re: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019

They might as well establish a base ag MEM. Getting pretty sizable there.

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FedEx to reactivate parked aircraft
Replies: 182
Views: 61070

Re: FedEx to park 35 planes on weaker demand

[list=][/list]Amazing that just today some economists stated the Local Memphis economy is the best it's been in 4 decades and Memphis has landed the offshoot of United Health Care to be HQ'd downtown. Fed EX us parking inefficient birds when not needed, imagine that. Talk is UPS is looking at a big ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Shores, AL Planning New Terminal
Replies: 34
Views: 5128

Re: Gulf Shores, AL Planning New Terminal

This smells like an effort to attract G4 and/or F9, not a legacy carrier, even with BFM and PNS close by. They should study the experience of Branson Airport BKG. The only way to overcome market forces and economies of scale is with a large, steady stream of money. Good point. BKG even had service ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FedEx to reactivate parked aircraft
Replies: 182
Views: 61070

Re: FedEx to park 35 planes on weaker demand

I doubt Amazon matters much in the big scheme. Its more about macro indicators. The entire global freight market is in negative territory this year. https://i.ibb.co/9qvjXr3/freight.png Local giant here in NWA, JB Hunt said they did not see much of an increase in pre booked frieght in their intermo...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Shores, AL Planning New Terminal
Replies: 34
Views: 5128

Re: Gulf Shores, AL Planning New Terminal

With Allegiant finding gold on VPS from places like MEM and XNA(once considered drive only) a small airline like Southern Air Express that found success at Destin could shift their Caravans to Gulf Shores to maintain their niche.

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where is BA's announcement for North America expansion in 2020?
Replies: 12
Views: 4456

Re: Where is BA's announcement for North America expansion in 2020?

In recent years BA has started flights to Charleston, New Orleans, Austin and Nashville. Where else can they fly to ? Portland, Oregon or Hartford ? Minneapolis ST. Paul ? The pickings are slim. STL, MCI, CLE, CVG, MEM - pickings are not that slim. There's also YOW, BDL, possibly even IND. There ar...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US increases EU aircraft tariffs to 15%
Replies: 167
Views: 4843

Re: WTO green lights tariffs on Airbus, Trump ready.

Trump wants to erase Marshall Plan era protectthe US allowed for Europe to get back on its feet. That time has long passed.

The theory is that a post Brexit UK would become an assembly point for EU products to be shipped to the US due to a nice trade agreement.

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower
Replies: 95
Views: 29523

Re: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower

Clearly, Airbus is finding A220-300 is a runaway winner much like A321 and it will develop further. A220-500 is going to happen in 5 years once Airbus completely owns the program and production is increased to something meaningful. They are also slowing chipping away the business case for B797 at t...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 117
Views: 18030

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

The union has washed its hands of him and issued two letters. I sure hope so. I haven't heard anything on this Isom and Parker are under pressure from Wall Street to get a deal done. Right now Isom and Parker are under pressure from Wall Street on a lot more things besides getting a deal done, but ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1631
Views: 240345

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Look whats below Jet Blue here! Where would Silver most logically offer service from MSY? I can only see them opening up new cities because where they fly now is already served and I don't think Pensacola is a market for them. Maybe a Jacksonville, Shreveport, Huntsville, Little Rock... totally spe...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 36241

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

While I can see why people in MEM would like nonstop service to LAX and SFO, the airlines know the numbers of passengers this would attract, and so far they are satisfied with just offering MEM travelers a connection through DFW, DEN, or IAH. UA in particular is very gate constrained at SFO, and to...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 36241

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

The number of people boarding aircraft at Memphis International Airport has continue to rise. Enplanements at MEM increased by 14,901, or 7.5 percent, in July year-over-year — from 198,889 to 213,790, according to the latest figures released by the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority. Additiona...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 36241

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

MEM has been stuck at around 85 flights per day on all airlines for several years now. Very few new routes, just slightly larger aircraft. This flight cannot co-exist with Delta’s nonstop especially at roughly the same times each day. Just not enough demand to/from MEM. I agree that the lack of new...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 36241

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

The next Gen Fred Smith seems to like downtown Memphis and Fed Ex is looking to have a large corporate presence there. They have already announced a move into thenformer Gibsons Guitar facility and nownseem to expand further with a possible lease in a planned office tower called The Clipper located ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 36241

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

With the Convention Center redo and increase in hotel inventory Memphis has got the COGIC convention back starting in 2021. That is also is when the the B concourse redo is due to be complete, which was re ently mentioned as ahead of schedule and on budget. COGIC is good for about 30 to 40k visitors...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 36241

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

If a business traveler has to spend 5 to 8+ hours of a business day traveling and making connection(s) that practice is definitely not good for the business community. Productivity is lost. Time is money. Smaller city airports like MEM and SDF with relatively few nonstop flights may be fine for car...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 36241

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

The annual pax totals show how small the airport is today, a shell of its former hub days. Most increases have come from larger aircraft. Still only 85 total flights per day on all the carriers serving MEM. Very poor connectivity, especially to the west coast. Bad for business travel. So many major...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 36241

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

I'd love to see WN just route a plane MSY-MEM-STL-MKE and back, The Soul (air)Train.

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 36241

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

It’s too bad this is just for the holiday season as Memphis has terrible service to the west coast. LAX has been the airport’s only nonstop west coast destination for many years and usually only 1 flight per day at bad departure/arrival times. American has limited gates at LAX that can be used for ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/18/2019:AS Adds GEG-PAE;DL Adds LGW/MAN;HA Adds LAS-OGG;SY Cuts STL-MSP;UA Cuts EWR-PSP;WN
Replies: 76
Views: 12761

Re: OAG Changes 8/18/2019:AS Adds GEG-PAE;DL Adds LGW/MAN;HA Adds LAS-OGG;SY Cuts STL-MSP;UA Cuts EWR-PSP;WN

Brickell305 wrote:
N292UX wrote:
LAX-MEM on AA was overdue IMO. Hopefully that route ends up working out for them.

The route was only added for the holiday season.


It's a start.

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How close are we to non-stop USA/Vietnam flights?
Replies: 13
Views: 2918

Re: How close are we to non-stop USA/Vietnam flights?

If more manufacturing relocates from China to Vietnam, soon.

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets
Replies: 204
Views: 37309

Re: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets

WN also needs a smaller plane to replace the 737-200/500 niche that was retired in advance of the introduction of the MAX. There are cities in the WN network that need a smaller plane in order to increase frequency and improve connection opportunities. An A220-100 would give WN a plane that could a...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets
Replies: 204
Views: 37309

Re: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets

The lighter CS300 is a better aircraft for smaller markets than the MAX7 (or A319neo - not that it's relevant in this case), so it's an interesting proposition. Still very unlikely though. I don't see any point in WN buying neos. A220s are ideal for markets like MEM, OKC, TUL, SDF, CVG, OMA and wou...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 349
Views: 57425

Re: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019

XNA/AZA added for November

MEM/PGD added as well.

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 21555

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/new ... s_headline
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Here's some indo on Tenn and Memphis. It was 3rd in international spending growth in 2018. Memphis saw a some of that.
https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/new ... s_headline

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 36241

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

Passenger service to/from MEM is dismal. There are only about 83 flights per day on all the carriers serving the airport. Service to the west coast is the worst with only one nonstop flight per day (6am) on Delta that doesn’t even operate daily, plus 3x weekly on Allegiant. The problem at MEM is th...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 36241

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

It looks like next month American will be running 2 of 3 flights on MEM-DCA as mainline (A319 and A320). This is new correct? I think this has recently been primarily operated by regional carriers./quote] AA.com does confirm this upgrade. I have to wonder if it is an error, but if not this is a won...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 349
Views: 57425

Re: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019

I’ve heard talks of making Nashville a base. Also, many “seasonal” routes are returning as early as February 14th there. Seems like they have found success at BNA XNA returns in Feb They hit a homerun with XNA/VPS XNA and/or SGF would do well with TYS service. Believe it or not lots of the families...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 272
Views: 45719

Re: WN to close EWR

As the DL/B6 battle grows at Boston, I wonder if they’d pull the plug there, too. With this happening, is it beyond the realms of possibility, no, is it likely, no, but never say never. Massport have most of the airlines on annual gate lease contracts, so they could pull out of that pretty quickly ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 272
Views: 45719

Re: WN to close EWR

As the DL/B6 battle grows at Boston, I wonder if they’d pull the plug there, too. WN has nonstop service out of BOS to a few Midwestern markets that aren't currently served by B6 such as CMH, MCI, MKE, and STL. WN also is currently the only airline serving STL nonstop from BOS. In a few of the mark...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 103095

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

There are some former or current Boeing 737 operators such as AS, AA, DL, U2, F9, and UA that now operate Airbus A320 family aircraft. U2 and F9 now exclusively operate Airbus A320 family and A320neo family aircraft, whereas AS, AA, DL, and UA continue to operate both Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 fam...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 103095

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Yikes, you might want to delete that post There are some former or current Boeing 737 operators such as AS, AA, DL, U2, F9, and UA that now operate Airbus A320 family aircraft. U2 and F9 now exclusively operate Airbus A320 family and A320neo family aircraft, whereas AS, AA, DL, and UA continue to o...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of the Essential Air Service
Replies: 53
Views: 7680

Re: The future of the Essential Air Service

I think the intention is good, but a ton of the smaller communities which are close to other airports are gonna be cut. How is that going to happen? The program is immune from most economic efificiency arguments. A few airports have been cut due to max per-passenger subsidy limits but that's alread...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 21555

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

I am surprised you didn't point out Memphis has already had service. It was either KL or NW to AMS. I thought it was KL with the MD11 or NW with the 744 but I may be confusing their 744 MEM-DTW or MSP. I landed their about five years ago and was surprised how from above it looked like a city which ...

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