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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 21548

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

Memphis has riverboats, air cargo, big time music tourism interest, bbq lore, basically a new concourse on the way, global entry already on site ect, ect, ect. There is the made famous by Arlo Guthrie "City of New Orleans" Amtrak service. Sadly no such service to Nashville. You make a goo...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 21548

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

I'm, as someone who spends time in and flys out of MEM, would welcome Aer Lingus if it isn't BA via LHR or even LGW. Aer Lingus connects most major European cities and it also opens up(for those of us that don't mind using the likes of RyanAir) most everywhere else. Plus... it has tsa preclearance. ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 26226

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

That rant was typical Millennial for someone who was ill prepared, ignorant and didn't get their way. Boo hoo. The fact he didn't know when the wedding started only 3 weeks out from said wedding tells me all I need to know and all they can do is write something I'd be more sympathic towars by they h...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 21548

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

OAG Traffic Analyzer and other sources of passenger activity usually provide estimated passenger volumes for flights from an origin airport, city, state, country or region to a destination airport, city, state, country or region. Directionally they might be accurate but estimates are estimates. Oth...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s happening at BHM?
Replies: 53
Views: 5344

Re: What’s happening at BHM?

Slightly off topic, but looking at the 1999 OAG North American timetable on Departed Flights, BHM used to have a lot more service to other southern cities that have now all but dissapeared, with the only ones left being the mega-hubs of ATL and CLT and destinations in Texas and Florida. There used ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s happening at BHM?
Replies: 53
Views: 5344

Re: What’s happening at BHM?

I don’t see why BNA couldn’t be a base for G4. LAS is a base and big WN station, as is AUS. Their routes and passengers really don’t overlap and BNA is already a destination city that grew more with added routes this summer Presuming G4 is considering a base at BNA, wouldn't that affect operations ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 21548

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

OAG Traffic Analyzer and other sources of passenger activity usually provide estimated passenger volumes for flights from an origin airport, city, state, country or region to a destination airport, city, state, country or region. Directionally they might be accurate but estimates are estimates. Oth...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 21548

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

Tourism is up in 2019 for Memphis, again the UK is a big source of international visitors. According to the report, music is the main draw for Memphis tourists worldwide. Domestic tourists most commonly visit Memphis from Nashville, Dallas, Atlanta, Little Rock and Chicago, while most international...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 21548

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

Memphis has riverboats, air cargo, big time music tourism interest, bbq lore, basically a new concourse on the way, global entry already on site ect, ect, ect. There is the made famous by Arlo Guthrie "City of New Orleans" Amtrak service. Sadly no such service to Nashville. You make a goo...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 21548

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

I would respect Boyd's views vs any of the amateurs on airliners.net Actually think SDF could work very well for BA to LHR. That flight would provide an option for the population and thier economies within 1.5-2 hour radius of SDF...@8M. The TATL competition in the region is only CDG Add to that th...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 21548

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

I would respect Boyd's views vs any of the amateurs on airliners.net Actually think SDF could work very well for BA to LHR. That flight would provide an option for the population and thier economies within 1.5-2 hour radius of SDF...@8M. The TATL competition in the region is only CDG Add to that th...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 21548

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

Tourism is up in 2019 for Memphis, again the UK is a big source of international visitors. According to the report, music is the main draw for Memphis tourists worldwide. Domestic tourists most commonly visit Memphis from Nashville, Dallas, Atlanta, Little Rock and Chicago, while most international ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 13430

Re: France to charge aviation tax

A global tax???? Lol. You can see who the Europeans are on this site. No concept of taxation without representation, no concept of national sovereignty And you can clearly see who climate change denying Americans are..... Stop it, the traffic in and around the big citiea on Europe is atrocious. Tje...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 35774

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

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If the membership truely hates the union, this may now come into play especially if Trump gets a second term.

https://hotair.com/archives/jazz-shaw/2 ... ions-boot/

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 13430

Re: France to charge aviation tax

So where does the money from this tax go to? How does this "tax" help climate change? Some secret lab working on engines that do not pollute? It doesn’t do a thing to impact the climate one iota Just more funding for social give away programs and public union exortion demands. They may ha...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 13430

Re: France to charge aviation tax

This is partly in response to the yellow vests, who are incensed (rightly, in my opinion, and I don't support them at all) that they're paying a tax worth 100% or more on fuel for their cars, but that aircraft are flying using tax free kerosene. The amount is very small, I doubt it will have any me...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 712285

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

When are the conversions of the RJ 200s start, these birds are in horrible shape and the dirtiest looking birds I have been in.

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANY update on Southwest to Canada
Replies: 52
Views: 9004

Re: ANY update on Southwest to Canada

With what jets, plus there is other US markets to grow.

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 36233

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

Just a couple of curious questions here: 1. Among the lower-cost carriers, why are F9, G4 and WN more interested in serving MEM compared to B6 and NK? 2. Why is AS still not interested in serving MEM for the time being? I sent you a pm. Right now, I don't see how they add much service till B is don...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier to XNA...Finally
Replies: 21
Views: 5179

Re: Frontier to XNA...Finally

Let me guess, flow throughs and late callouts. Frankly, with all of the bizjet traffic to XNA, catering to WN was a “meh, take it or leave it” proposition for the FBO. One thing that is likely keeping WN out of XNA is that WN has limited room to further expand at DAL. There are also other markets w...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue May 28, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 36233

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

It looks like MEM might be using a shared-use gate system in the updated B concourse, rather than the system where one airline has exclusive access to gates. Also, gate space, at times, will be very tight, so they're working on a plan to accommodate more planes. Let me know if the article can't be ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed May 15, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 36233

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

Made the drive from BNA to MEM. It was my first time visiting Memphis. I gotta say, the city and market really have potential. I went to Graceland and the Civil Rights Museum. I heard all sorts of different accents. Nice to see the airport will be much improved, and you will see new service eventua...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed May 15, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 36233

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

I wonder if UA will ever try SFO-MEM. Can an E175 make the trip? UA does operate regional jets on its SFO-STL and SFO-MSN nonstop routes, but STL and MSN are slightly closer to SFO than MEM is. UA would likely need to operate mainline on the SFO-MEM nonstop route as MEM is probably too far east fro...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue May 14, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 36233

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/new ... s_headline
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Things have been busy at MEM, posting largest days since before the dehubbing. I am sure this coincided with the Music fest wrapping up.

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

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue May 14, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 17603

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

It would be far cheaper for the US gov to use the proceeds of taxed Chinese goods to subsidize Boeing and other industries impacted by reduced Chinese imports. WTO would slap them for illegal subsidies. Ask China about how seriously folks take the WTO and it's rulings. China is having to kill off t...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri May 10, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Delta truly a one hub airline?
Replies: 71
Views: 11295

Re: Is Delta truly a one hub airline.

Let's take XNA as an example: Delta has 'hubs' at LAX, SLC and SEA The only viable options of flying west on Delta involves backtracking to ATL or a due north flight to MSP. AA flies direct to LAX and offers connecting at DFW. United flies San Fran direct with connecting done at ever expanding DEN. ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri May 10, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes
Replies: 87
Views: 16001

Re: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes

MIA - XNA - interesting add for WalMart business. More than half-a-million people in the Northwest Arkansas metro area, definitely more to it than Walmart. But would Northwest Arkansas be what it is today if Walmart was headquartered elsewhere? I highly doubt it... No, and that is not debatable, bu...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu May 09, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes
Replies: 87
Views: 16001

Re: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes

MIA - XNA - interesting add for WalMart business. Funny, one of the selling points on the news here was it's timing for cruises. There are nearly 600k people here now and we make money and travel. For Christ's sake, Allegiant is up to daily service to Destin for parts if this summer. It isn't just ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu May 09, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 934
Views: 167376

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

AA just added PHL and now MIA to XNA

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Summer Routes
Replies: 17
Views: 2801

Re: Frontier Summer Routes

DFW-BKG 2x weekly This one is really weird, is it supposed to be year round? Also, no "focus city" on each end, so I wonder how it will work. AA could eat their lunch if they wanted. But F9 is selling RT for $39 so I don't know how this is profitable. Remember that Branson pays about $20/...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Summer Routes
Replies: 17
Views: 2801

Re: Frontier Summer Routes

Hello, I was browsing around today and found that Frontier this summer will be flying MCI-PHL 3x weekly CLE-SFO 2x weekly MEM-PHL 2x weekly DFW-BKG 2x weekly This one is really weird, is it supposed to be year round? Also, no "focus city" on each end, so I wonder how it will work. AA coul...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 165
Views: 16229

Re: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports

I imagine if CFA pays their rent and makes a profit who cares if closed on Sundays. Because if I am airside on a Sunday and want something to eat, and one of the few options is closed, that isn't exactly great for customers of the airport. It’s one day. That’s the argument against their being allow...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 165
Views: 16229

Re: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports

One of the most asked qustions about the B redo at MEM is if it will have a Chick Fil A. It is the most requested addition.

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant to build new terminal at VPS
Replies: 34
Views: 4836

Re: Allegiant to build new terminal at VPS

Destin is enormously popular with folks that talk with a twang. Allegiant figured out folks rsther not drive it anymore fro aces like Memphis and Fayetteville. They found gold but they may just ruin it as they connect with the midwest more easily.

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 165
Views: 16229

Re: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports

I don't go to Chick Fil A because they are always too damn busy I imagine if CFA pays their rent and makes a profit who cares if closed on Sundays. I bet most make more in 6 days than the other vendors do in 7. All this virtue signaling is sicking. You have a choice eat there or don't. Their success...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fed Ex Express
Replies: 22
Views: 3661

Re: Fed Ex Express

It probably has to do with the diversification and expansion into other businesses. When they bought RPS they turned it into FedEx ground. Then all the others like Kinkos into FedEx office. They are subsidiary company's of FedEx Corp. With the airline, it is probably like American Eagle... When the...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fed Ex Express
Replies: 22
Views: 3661

Re: Fed Ex Express

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
johns624 wrote:
Because if it's a short distance, it doesn't go by air.


Then it goes via FedEx Ground wouldn't it not?


Not really, it's complicated.

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds New Routes
Replies: 94
Views: 17428

Re: AA Adds New Routes

I'd like to see MIA-XNA as well

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds New Routes
Replies: 94
Views: 17428

Re: AA Adds New Routes

Good adds for AA - these all make a lot of sense and should perform well. I think the following domestic routes would also play to AA's strengths and round out their network: PHX-COS PHX-XNA PHX-MSY PHX-BNA DFW-CAK DFW-CRW DFW-PVD It would also be nice to see LAX-PIT come back. I was surprised when...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 150117

Re: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021

Hopefully they'll finally connect some Mid US missing dots like STL, MCI, MEM to BOS and JFK in time for these services

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 36233

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

Flight lands at Memphis 11:59 P.M... then I catch a flight the next morning at 5:00 A.M. Is MEM an airport that would allow me to stay in the secure area, or would it be required to leave and then re-enter security when it opens? With that small amount of time, I'm trying to avoid going to a hotel,...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 36233

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/new ... s_headline
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SOUTHERN airways Express adds El Dorado Ark and more Nashville flights

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

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier to XNA...Finally
Replies: 21
Views: 5179

Re: Frontier to XNA...Finally

If you fly from here, you would know that Allegiant gets some healthy fares compared to other markets on those routes at times. Those would even keep them honest. If Frontier with an 186 seat A320 keeps some decent loads maybe that will be noticed by another airline out of Dallas. DL has me fairly ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier to XNA...Finally
Replies: 21
Views: 5179

Re: Frontier to XNA...Finally

LAS and MCO should be quick to follow. They'd be going head to head with G4 on those two routes. F9 may have a leg up though if the fares are competitive and the flights are to MCO versus SFB. If you fly from here, you would know that Allegiant gets some healthy fares compared to other markets on t...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier to XNA...Finally
Replies: 21
Views: 5179

Re: Frontier to XNA...Finally

More with quotes: https://talkbusiness.net/2019/04/xna-announces-non-stop-flight-to-denver-through-low-cost-carrier-frontier-airlines/ “We see that this is a very large community and a very economically vibrant community, and the ratio of its service to its economic activity is very off,” Nield said...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier to XNA...Finally
Replies: 21
Views: 5179

Re: Frontier to XNA...Finally

[list=][/list] About time XNA sees some ULCC love in the Walmart capital of the world. I am guessing this will be a seasonal flight to DEN ? Frontier 14 It mat start as a seasonal but I bet it goes year round if Tulsa and LIT are any indication. This type of flight is whats needed to stop the leakag...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier to XNA...Finally
Replies: 21
Views: 5179

Re: Frontier to XNA...Finally

YVAMWB1900 wrote:
First Tyler, TX and now XNA... They really are avoiding Shreveport, aren't they?


Growth in Northwest Arkansas continues unabated, Transplace Logistics just announced a new HQ and doubling of workforce to over 1,000.

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier to XNA...Finally
Replies: 21
Views: 5179

Frontier to XNA...Finally

About time, I Think they'll soon ask why not sooner and expand markets. The following is of routes and frequency to Denver: Depart XNA: 5:47 p.m. Arrive DEN: 6:50 p.m. Depart DEN: 1:58 p.m. Arrive XNA: 4:57 p.m. The flights will happen every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. https://www.nwahomepage.com/...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 349
Views: 57418

Re: Allegiant DIscussion Thread - 2019

What will Allegiant's next vacation destination be? Reno USVI South Texas Branson Start International flights Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk Allegiant does serve Branson but via the Springfield-Branson National Airport, not BKG. There is even nearby by XNA as well. It was the case(I haven't l...

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