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by SteveXC500
Thu May 30, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 34626

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

It looked like there were gaps, especially with OAK-MSP where the Max would fill in if it came back late fall.

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by SteveXC500
Thu May 30, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 34626

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Southwest schedule extension for Nov/Dec today. Looks like cuts to MSP. Anyone with good insights as to why?

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by SteveXC500
Thu May 30, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 103328

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

What on Earth is happening with MSP-OAK? Looking in Nov and it's as though it runs about 10 days out of the month...odd.
Anyone with actual insights?

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by SteveXC500
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 165
Views: 16280

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

Everyone is entitled to their opinion in a free country. However if you use your position to make a stance and promote your opinion then expect pushback. My view is buy chicken for its taste not its politics. And yet, even with being closed on Sundays, they continue to thrive. I don't think this to...

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by SteveXC500
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 34626

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

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. Yes. There was a post on the Minneapolis Spotters Facebook page over the weekend on it. Verified via Delta.com.

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by SteveXC500
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds New Routes
Replies: 94
Views: 17451

Re: AA Adds New Routes

It is kind of odd that they fly PHX-YEG in the winter, but not PHX-YYC. What kind of demand is there for YYZ-PHX? I'm guessing Toronto pax are more likely to fly to the Gulf Coast areas than AZ. Tends to lean eastern NA to the Gulf and western NA to AZ/CA/w-Mex. At least during the winter, there is...

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by SteveXC500
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds New Routes
Replies: 94
Views: 17451

Re: AA Adds New Routes

AA should consider adding PHX-YYZ and PHX-YYC, you got snowbird pax along with options to connect at PHX. It is kind of odd that they fly PHX-YEG in the winter, but not PHX-YYC. What kind of demand is there for YYZ-PHX? I'm guessing Toronto pax are more likely to fly to the Gulf Coast areas than AZ...

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by SteveXC500
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Site that lets you view all routes of an airline on a single map
Replies: 19
Views: 14948

Re: Site that lets you view all routes of an airline on a single map

What is the context behind the city marker color?

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by SteveXC500
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 34626

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Elementalism wrote:
I figured at some point G would be extended to nearly the hangar to match A.


And potentially include the taxiway between 30L/R so you don’t have to go all the way around.

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by SteveXC500
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no LH or BA in MSP
Replies: 96
Views: 10446

Re: Why no LH or BA in MSP

Two things that stand out here MSP can not maintain any year round Europe service outside of skyteam and secondly we hear about what a business machine Minneapolis is but yet can not maintain a daily year round nonstop to one of Europe's largest business centers two very important fact to keep in m...

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by SteveXC500
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no LH or BA in MSP
Replies: 96
Views: 10446

Re: Why no LH or BA in MSP

As has been mentioned, DL hub so connections can be made in AMS and CDG.
Plus, Icelandair (almost year-round) and Aer Lingus (starts July) connections.

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by SteveXC500
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Announces SMF
Replies: 54
Views: 5798

Re: Spirit Announces SMF

It is too bad that Spirit doesnt want to expand more out of Indy, Cbus or Minneapolis. Me thinks that San Diego, Los Angeles, Oakland, Portland and Seattle routes would be home runs for Spirit. It would be a dream to see them add Sacramento to Minneap. https://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news...

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by SteveXC500
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 757747

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

WN1374 just arrived PHX-MSP and the flight out to DEN is canceled. There is also a blizzard happening in Denver right now including gusts up to 70MPH. I live here. Flooding in MN. Anyway, WN doesn't keep any spares at MSP, obviously, so this would have been canceled regardless of the weather in DEN.

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by SteveXC500
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 757747

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

WN1374 just arrived PHX-MSP and the flight out to DEN is canceled.

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by SteveXC500
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN releases Hawaii for sale
Replies: 79
Views: 7843

Re: WN releases Hawaii for sale

tys777 wrote:
I was able to find under $300 for a round trip MSP-HNL in June, might be time to squeeze in another vacation.


When I looked, it says you have to call and cannot book online. App and website...

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by SteveXC500
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Snow in Greater LA area
Replies: 20
Views: 4674

Re: Snow in Greater LA area

Can I start a thread titled SNOW AT MSP???

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by SteveXC500
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did Sun Country's blue livery first appear?
Replies: 20
Views: 2550

Re: When did Sun Country's blue livery first appear?

800SY/802/803SY went back to ILFC because of the bankruptcy in 12/2001 N710SY & 711SY (737-700) also returned As of today SY is flying 30 737-700/800 including 3 -800 from Transavia...3 more 737-800 join the fleet in April. Some time this year the remaining -700 will leave the fleet They also h...

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by SteveXC500
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 51053

Re: WN and Hawaii.

I really hope this happens soon, at least before another possible gov't shutdown. Would be interesting to see how much they stimulate the market. Likely they will stimulate close to zero. Fares to Hawaii are extremely low and the limiting factor is really hotel prices not airfare. Fares are extreme...

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by SteveXC500
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 34626

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Interesting to look at the airline breakdowns on passengers. Delta as a whole was up though, but not huge. Other big players all down... America, United, Southwest, Sun Country, Spirit... Woof. It would also be good to have the context. Some of them are down as a result of overcapacity the prior ye...

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by SteveXC500
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cold Weather Cancellations in the US
Replies: 90
Views: 11597

Re: Cold Weather Cancellations in the US

C Concourse Tram at MSP now shut down until temps rise to -22

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by SteveXC500
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cold Weather Cancellations in the US
Replies: 90
Views: 11597

Re: Cold Weather Cancellations in the US

So what is Delta doing different at MSP and DTW? a total of 0 Delta flights have been cancelled at those two airports and only 35 flights are running delays. Its -28 in MSP which is actually much colder than at ORD and I believe DTW is -10. Does DL have some secret, innovative way to keep the groun...

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by SteveXC500
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 103328

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Looks like the next schedule extension will be this Thursday, Jan. 31, moved up from Feb. 7th. It was slated to open up through 9/2 but has been changed to open through 10/1 now.

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by SteveXC500
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 34626

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

For those of you looking for year-end numbers, while MSP Airport hasn't published a "year-end" file, if you look at 2018 December file, the YTD numbers should be all-inclusive. https://metroairports.org/Airport-Authority/Metropolitan-Airports-Commission/Administration/Publications/operatio...

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by SteveXC500
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces upbeat Q4 2018 earnings
Replies: 53
Views: 8349

Re: AA announces upbeat Q4 2018 earnings

Additionally, the release states some of the $986MM paid to shareholders was in the form of share repurchase. This is meant to manage the balance sheet in the way the company sees fit. It's like equity redemption. The release does not break out the actual cash dividend from the share repurchase, th...

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by SteveXC500
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces upbeat Q4 2018 earnings
Replies: 53
Views: 8349

Re: AA announces upbeat Q4 2018 earnings

Slap in the face to employees. Almost one billion returned to the shareholders while employees get a measly 175 million in profit sharing. No company is REQUIRED to pay profit sharing. It's a mechanism using total compensation to keep talented individuals engaged and employed. How many employees ar...

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by SteveXC500
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Closed due to Snow and Ice
Replies: 68
Views: 11918

Re: DTW Closed due to Snow and Ice

Going to me a messy day. Much of the Midwest got a nice little layer of ice yesterday before a pretty good snow dump. Good day to stay home. It’s supposed to snow here until 2 or so. Fine day here in MSP! :) I hate you. It missed MSP. :lol: MSP will get ours this weekend. Current forecast calling f...

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by SteveXC500
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Closed due to Snow and Ice
Replies: 68
Views: 11918

Re: DTW Closed due to Snow and Ice

DL717 wrote:
Going to me a messy day. Much of the Midwest got a nice little layer of ice yesterday before a pretty good snow dump. Good day to stay home. It’s supposed to snow here until 2 or so.


Fine day here in MSP! :)

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by SteveXC500
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/13/2019:AS Suspends KOA-PDX;F9 Drops SAN-IND/MCO,LAS-MEM,IAH-RDU;UA Suspends EYW-ORD,IAH-PBI
Replies: 75
Views: 12718

Re: OAG Changes 1/13/2019:AS Suspends KOA-PDX;F9 Drops SAN-IND/MCO,LAS-MEM,IAH-RDU;UA Suspends EYW-ORD,IAH-PBI

Note that they upsized the planes from B737-8 to B757-300. That’s an increase from 160 to 225 per flight, or 40%. That means that they decreased the frequency by 36% but increased the seats per flight by 40%. That leaves the amount of seats pretty much unchanged and a daily service. Wasn't it a 757...

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by SteveXC500
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 16267

Re: Sun Country announces massive Summer Expansion

SY tried a flight to MDW out of MSP before and it failed miserably. How will ORD work better this time? F9 and NK both tried MSP-ORD nonstop service, and both of these carriers did drop MSP-ORD nonstop service. F9 has also dropped other routes out of ORD that were in competition with WN nonstop rou...

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by SteveXC500
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 16267

Re: Sun Country announces massive Summer Expansion

SY tried a flight to MDW out of MSP before and it failed miserably. How will ORD work better this time?

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by SteveXC500
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 16267

Re: Sun Country Expands in BNA/Announces SAT

Cubsrule wrote:
southwest1675 wrote:
I expect Southwest to respond to this in the Nashville market.


Why? There's no evidence that WN cares about SY - in BNA or elsewhere - a bit. Certainly they have pretty much ignored SY's entrance into BNA-MSP.


And WN is up to 2x daily this summer.

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by SteveXC500
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 34626

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Passing through MSP today, want us the all-white MD-90 (I think) parked over on the DL ramp just past the east end of concourse G? I don’t believe it had engines on but I didn’t get a good look. It's been at MSP for a couple years, at least. DL bought it dirt-cheap, flew it in to MSP to use as an e...

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by SteveXC500
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 34626

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

WN begins daily MSP-DAL tomorrow, 1/7/19.

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by SteveXC500
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 34626

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Three flights on B6 tomorrow, Jan 3rd.

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by SteveXC500
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 34626

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

And the competition to Florida includes NK and F9, in addition to SY/DL (AA to MIA). My guess is, B6 isn't likely to do anything MSP-Florida for a while.

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by SteveXC500
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 34626

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Any WN predictions? Losing ATL this year but adding a BNA WN could add MSP-HOU nonstop service since (a) WN is still expanding domestically at HOU, (b) HOU used to have nonstop service out of MSP on SY in the past, (c) HOU is one of WN's largest focus cities, and (d) WN would be able to offer conne...

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by SteveXC500
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 34626

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Those near 90% loads in August do not look premature to me! People in Minneapolis want JetBlue, if B6 were to add a route to LGB or FLL, it would be successful. Especially FLL due to the massive connection opportunities to the south. Those loads are achieved with pretty low fares though. B6 can't b...

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by SteveXC500
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 34626

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Any WN predictions? Losing ATL this year but adding a BNA

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by SteveXC500
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP's regional air service partnership success
Replies: 62
Views: 5009

Re: MSP's regional air service partnership success

To compare the corporate portfolio of MSP to SEA is quite unfair to Seattle: https://www.businesstravelnews.com/Corporate-Travel-100/2018 The Seattle area is home to the major operations of 3 of the top 12 of the largest corporate travel spending companies in America Microsoft alone, basically spen...

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by SteveXC500
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP's regional air service partnership success
Replies: 62
Views: 5009

Re: MSP's regional air service partnership success

I would stop focusing on Corporations and Fortune 500 ones at that (Cargill is not F500 because they are private). What about smaller companies with International presence? What about the Midwest region as a whole? It's not just the Twin Cities - Duluth, Fargo, Madison, Rochester, Des Moines, Rapid ...

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by SteveXC500
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP's regional air service partnership success
Replies: 62
Views: 5009

Re: MSP's regional air service partnership success

Sorry but you all are not giving the airport authority nearly enough credit for the brilliant job it has done in bring in new flight options to the MSP market . Let us also not forget KLM which was added to the list of international airline that serve MSP. AF, DE, DL, EI, FI, KL that is a pretty im...

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by SteveXC500
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP's regional air service partnership success
Replies: 62
Views: 5009

Re: MSP's regional air service partnership success

The MSP chamber and the Metropolitan Airports Commission, the government body that runs the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, formed an air service development partnership to try and bolster the international presence. I think it's interesting to see how successful they've been, and look ...

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by SteveXC500
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/16/2018:AS Drops ATL-PDX;DL Drops ASE-LAX, Adds MEX-MSP;UA Dops SFO-MIA, Adds SFO-YYZ
Replies: 67
Views: 11125

Re: OAG Changes 12/16/2018:AS Drops ATL-PDX;DL Drops ASE-LAX, Adds MEX-MSP;UA Dops SFO-MIA, Adds SFO-YYZ

As always, thanks for the Sunday stable! Interesting. *FI KEF-MSP JUN 1.4>1.1[1.5][/i] I'd guess this is because of the hub rebanking. It wouldn't surprise me to see a single 767 that departs KEF around 5pm and returns early the following morning. Last summer, there was wing to wing service most da...

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by SteveXC500
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is SY an ULCC or a LCC or neither?
Replies: 39
Views: 3787

Re: Is SY an ULCC or a LCC or neither?

Yes, they are just a ULCC that feels they need to compete a bit more aggressively on product. Likely partly because they have a high composition of International flights which aren't exactly cheap. (for example, right now, MSP-CUN in early March is $700+ pp on SY). ULCC does not equal low fare. If ...

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by SteveXC500
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL get rid of 50 seat RJ's entirely?
Replies: 112
Views: 17059

Re: Will DL get rid of 50 seat RJ's entirely?

tlecam wrote:
I wonder what markets they would exit if they did get rid of them all?


If they keep roughly 50, they would probably fly the markets like MSP-SD, WI, IA, and some other small Midwest cities like Peoria, Quad Cities, IMT, etc. Short routes for sure.

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by SteveXC500
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country in Atlanta?
Replies: 10
Views: 2363

Re: Sun Country in Atlanta?

MSP-SAV is not daily so it will run some charters and ferry back to SAV before returning to MSP...I think over the weekend

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by SteveXC500
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska starts Saver Fares
Replies: 20
Views: 2313

Re: Alaska starts Saver Fares

Definitely the market at work here. If a consumer wishes to simply save money and not care about the seat or experience, then the airlines have a market. Clearly, it's working for them.

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by SteveXC500
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country adds DFW-PHX/PSP
Replies: 20
Views: 3025

Re: Sun Country adds DFW-PHX/PSP

Sun Country is interesting DL could probably crush them if they chose to, but instead lets them linger instead of a strong competitor at MSP. Now with them branching out beyond MSP could have a side benefit of being a thorn against other competitors. Granted I get it these are small adds, but bette...

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