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by SteveXC500
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New southwest schedule release due march 8th!!
Replies: 96
Views: 10622

Re: New southwest schedule release due march 8th!!

SDF/CMH-HOU starts in Oct....finally!!! Other adds here: https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2018/03/08/southwest-airlines-adds-5-non-stop-routes-grows-phoenix/407246002/ While WN did add SDF-HOU nonstop service, WN is unlikely to add SDF-DAL nonstop service anytime soon. Th...

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by SteveXC500
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New southwest schedule release due march 8th!!
Replies: 96
Views: 10622

Re: New southwest schedule release due march 8th!!

mtnwest1979 wrote:
I am somewhat amazed that there is no DAL-MSP n/s yet though.


Technically, they are flying this route, Sundays ONLY, 6/10-8/5

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by SteveXC500
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY SEA-ANC Loaded
Replies: 21
Views: 3814

Re: SY SEA-ANC Loaded

Could it route MSP-SEA-ANC and then in reverse?

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by SteveXC500
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY SEA-ANC Loaded
Replies: 21
Views: 3814

Re: SY SEA-ANC Loaded

How is SY handling aircraft/crew rotations? With the old model bring MSP (and somewhat DFW) centric, crews and planes were used on turns and day trip missions. Outstation RONs on scheduled trips were rare so hotel, per diem and ground handling costs were minimized. Is this still the case? SY has 27...

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by SteveXC500
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New southwest schedule release due march 8th!!
Replies: 96
Views: 10622

Re: New southwest schedule release due march 8th!!

I don't believe they listed everything seasonal that starts up on 3/10.

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by SteveXC500
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New southwest schedule release due march 8th!!
Replies: 96
Views: 10622

Re: New southwest schedule release due march 8th!!

flydulles wrote:
Wow next schedule release not till 31 may goes through January 6 that seems like a long gap ... to me.


Not really, given they generally only keep up to 7-8 months available for sale, at most.

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by SteveXC500
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New southwest schedule release due march 8th!!
Replies: 96
Views: 10622

Re: New southwest schedule release due march 8th!!

MSP picks up an additional MDW segment (8 daily) vs the prior schedule extension. 26 flights to 9 cities. Nothing new!

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by SteveXC500
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Southwest unveils new Louisiana One livery
Replies: 61
Views: 9193

Re: Fun special SWA annnoumemt tommrow 12:30pm east coast time

Probably something for March madness

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by SteveXC500
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New southwest schedule release due march 8th!!
Replies: 96
Views: 10622

Re: New southwest schedule release due march 8th!!

Probably May timeframe.

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by SteveXC500
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New southwest schedule release due march 8th!!
Replies: 96
Views: 10622

Re: New southwest schedule release due march 8th!!

Correct. However, they are really only extending from Oct 1st through Nov 3rd. With that small of a window, not much "new" is expected. Maybe some frequency and possible seasonal route changes.

Anyone want to share any rumored routes?

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by SteveXC500
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest schedule question
Replies: 25
Views: 3423

Re: Southwest schedule question

Small extension, so I wouldn’t expect much

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by SteveXC500
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest raises early boarding fees 20%
Replies: 18
Views: 1922

Re: Southwest raises early boarding fees 20%

The date on the article is April 2016. This has already happened.

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by SteveXC500
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to Change Strategy
Replies: 191
Views: 28399

Re: Sun Country to Change Strategy

sunking737 wrote:
As far as the comment on SY planes to go to HV. IIRC they don't do that anymore. Its been several years now since the last time.


Correct. SY keeps their planes here for the summer schedule.

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by SteveXC500
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.
Replies: 155
Views: 15791

Re: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.

Probably worse for the parents than the passengers.

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by SteveXC500
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18
Replies: 226
Views: 21987

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18

Runway28L wrote:
I'm sorry if this has previously been asked, but when does the official blog summarizing the system-wide changes typically go up?


Widely varies. Sometimes never. Usually later in the day, though.

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by SteveXC500
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18
Replies: 226
Views: 21987

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18

Nothing new for MSP. 25 weekday departures in total. Loss of DAL Sunday service and a loss of one MDW flight. So, not counting DAL, MSP goes from 26 Summer weekday flights to 25 in Sept.

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by SteveXC500
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18
Replies: 226
Views: 21987

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18

southwest1675 wrote:
I would check back on Southwest’s website later this morning. It has taken a few hours for everything for to show up.


Fairly sure it is all there. I've rarely had an experience where it is changed later in the day.

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by SteveXC500
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 109
Views: 9346

Re: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion

Thanks. I just find it odd Norwegian would consider the route if it was nearly impossible to fly it with their A321LR.

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by SteveXC500
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 109
Views: 9346

Re: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion

FlyHappy wrote:
With a A321? To LGW? That seems.... Problematic....


Curious, how??

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by SteveXC500
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18
Replies: 226
Views: 21987

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18

Here's my predictions. If they go the competition route: IND-PHL (long-shot) Doubtful. WN at PHL has retrenched to Florida and major WN markets (DAL, PHX, MDW, DEN, STL, BNA) Sounds like MSP, even though WN is not really reducing anything at MSP (other than MKE back in Nov), they are not quickly ad...

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by SteveXC500
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumored Frontier New Service
Replies: 185
Views: 19727

Re: Rumored Frontier New Service

SYR-DEN. Syracuse offered $400,000 as part of the small communities air service initiative to any airline that will offer non-stop service to Denver. Long shot, but one can hope[/quote Supposedly the demand is there. The authority needs to go after Southwest. WN would definitely make sense. Maybe t...

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by SteveXC500
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumored Frontier New Service
Replies: 185
Views: 19727

Re: Rumored Frontier New Service

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article199041889.html "Denver-based Frontier says it will add flights from RDU to Buffalo, Houston, Milwaukee, New Orleans, San Antonio and San Juan, Puerto. The nonstops to Buffalo, San Antonio and San Juan will be the only ones from RDU, and bring the...

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by SteveXC500
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumored Frontier New Service
Replies: 185
Views: 19727

Re: Rumored Frontier New Service

I found AUS-MSP in August. Not daily service.

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by SteveXC500
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Southwest flight today
Replies: 4
Views: 1228

Re: Question about Southwest flight today

I had that happen recently as well. All had WiFi...slow, however

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by SteveXC500
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Super bowl LII flights
Replies: 40
Views: 6709

Re: Super bowl LII flights

Both on Sunday, I believe. Eagles on AA A332

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by SteveXC500
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Super bowl LII flights
Replies: 40
Views: 6709

Re: Super bowl LII flights

Where is United going to park the 2 777s at MSP? Pretty sure, all of their gates can fit a 757 at the max. Will they rent some intl. gates from Delta that night. MSP is one of UA's primary ORD diversion cities so E-10 can take anything up to and including a 747. The 777's will not be at the termina...

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by SteveXC500
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Super bowl LII flights
Replies: 40
Views: 6709

Re: Super bowl LII flights

Bricktop wrote:
Nothing from DFW?

Mwahahahahaha! :devil:


Actually, AA will have 5 A321's and 2 738's out of DFW on Friday 2/2 to MSP.

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by SteveXC500
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Super bowl LII flights
Replies: 40
Views: 6709

Re: Super bowl LII flights

Yes. It seems WN only will fly Eagles fans back to PHL. Strange.

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by SteveXC500
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Super bowl LII flights
Replies: 40
Views: 6709

Re: Super bowl LII flights

So far I see the following: WN 1x BOS-MSP DL has added or upguaged and will be flying 10x BOS-MSP, and 8x PHL-MSP AA added1x BOS-MSP. It's sold out and all but one of the (only?) 3 PHL-MSP are sold out UA adds 1x PHL-MSP and 1x BOS-MSP they've also added a 777 EWR-MSP All I can find for now WN also...

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by SteveXC500
Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/24/2017: DL Drops DAY-LGA, EK Daily to Florida, NK Cuts MSP-PHL, VR Out of PVD, WN Adds CVG-PHX
Replies: 102
Views: 16173

Re: OAG Changes 12/24/2017: DL Drops DAY-LGA, EK Daily to Florida, NK Cuts MSP-PHL, VR Out of PVD, WN Adds CVG-PHX

MSP appears weak *NK MSP-MSY MAR 0.6>0.2 APR 0.6>0.4 *NK MSP-PHL MAY 1.0>0 JUN 1.0>0 JUL 1.0>0 AUG 1.0>0 Ehh, I don't know if I'd call MSP weak. They're taking one weekly frequency away from MSP-MSY and cutting PHL, however they're adding MYR three times a week and SEA daily. So they're still up in...

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by SteveXC500
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Suncountry at ABQ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2008

Re: Suncountry at ABQ?

hnl-jack wrote:
According to the news here, Sun County has initated one stop service to HNL from MSP a few days a week. Saw their 738 at HNL, but thought it was probably a charter. Can anyone confirm?



Correct. Via LAX. Starts in May 2018

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by SteveXC500
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY announces LAX-HNL and MSP-MYR
Replies: 45
Views: 5661

Re: SY announces LAX-HNL and MSP-MYR

AS flies 737’s from the West coast

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by SteveXC500
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY announces LAX-HNL and MSP-MYR
Replies: 45
Views: 5661

SY announces LAX-HNL and MSP-MYR

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-release ... 74029.html

Begins 2018. MSP-HNL is one-stop direct via LAX.
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https://www.prnewswire.com/news-release ... 74029.html

Begins 2018. MSP-HNL is one-stop direct via LAX.

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by SteveXC500
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country SOLD to NY investment group
Replies: 24
Views: 5356

Re: Sun Country SOLD to NY investment group

flyiguy wrote:
Would this be an interest of Southwest? Take possession of their 737 fleet, aquire their gate and slots from DCA.


I believe the fleet is leased only. So, to Southwest, they would be more interested in eliminating a competitor at MSP. Unless, they can acquire the leases.

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by SteveXC500
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces MSP-MYR
Replies: 8
Views: 1421

Re: Spirit announces MSP-MYR

ahj2000 wrote:
MSP-SEA also in announcement. Surprised to see so much traffic traffic to Myrtle...I had always thought that it was Canadians and people driving in from the eastern seaboard


Technically, MSP-SEA was previously announced by NK.

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by SteveXC500
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country SOLD to NY investment group
Replies: 24
Views: 5356

Sun Country SOLD to NY investment group

http://m.startribune.com/sun-country-ai ... 464144973/
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"headquarters will stay in Minnesota and Jude Bricker will remain president and chief executive."

http://m.startribune.com/sun-country-ai ... 464144973/

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by SteveXC500
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 62603

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

DL non-stop from MSP is over $1,000 RT. I would guess plenty would get in line for a 1-stop if WN had it priced lower.

OAK is a great first choice for WN out of MSP because it is not currently served non-stop by any other airline. Granted, you can fly to any other airport in the bay area.

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by SteveXC500
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 62603

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

FWIW - Next announcement. We expect Southwest to announce the specifics of their Hawaii flights shortly, perhaps as early as next month! Cities served may include Oakland, Los Angeles, San Jose, San Diego, Las Vegas, and Phoenix. Service on the first of these routes may begin in summer 2018, or it ...

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by SteveXC500
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A 350 in MKE
Replies: 10
Views: 4049

Re: A 350 in MKE

MSP is colder...

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by SteveXC500
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL JFK-SEA makes unplanned stop due to bathrooms
Replies: 33
Views: 8493

Re: DL JFK-SEA makes unplanned stop due to bathrooms

I recall a time where a family member was flying MSP-AMS on a NW A333. Toilet issue over Hudson Bay; divert to DTW.

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by SteveXC500
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/3/2017: B6 Adds EWR-SDQ; DL Moves to DSS
Replies: 45
Views: 10568

Re: OAG Changes 12/3/2017: B6 Adds EWR-SDQ; DL Moves to DSS

SY DFW-MSP MAY 0.9>0.2

Curious about this one. Is it normally this light in May? June/July are 4x weekly. August cuts out completely.

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by SteveXC500
Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 MAX BWI Routes December 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1936

Re: Southwest 737 MAX BWI Routes December 2017

Constantly swapping them out for 738's. You'd really be rolling the dice to get one right now.

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by SteveXC500
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odds of SY Returning to STS Fall/Winter 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1180

Re: Odds of SY Returning to STS Fall/Winter 2018

SY has already created and will implement their baggage policy in January. That said, here in MN, I do not believe any fare structure has changed on existing routes. I would say it is mainly business as usual, but to the earlier point, a lot is unknown for their future here.

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by SteveXC500
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 MAX Routes
Replies: 7
Views: 5562

Re: Southwest 737 MAX Routes

Tough to say. Even on their schedule/booking system online, it may say MAX 8 but they switch out to a 738 on a daily basis. Irregular right now with only a handful in operation.

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by SteveXC500
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 155
Views: 23031

Re: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field

evank516 wrote:
Willing to bet DL would add DTW and MSP from DAL if they had the gate space.


Just to fly a CR9 on it? No thanks.

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by SteveXC500
Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis air service discussion - 2016-2017
Replies: 193
Views: 26124

Re: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion

Except DAL is Sunday only. Seems very odd for this route.

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by SteveXC500
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 11/02/17
Replies: 333
Views: 33158

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 11/02/17

Hilarious so many are mad they can't get on Southwest.com and find out what time they're flying out of Grand Rapids on the third Tuesday of next August. Flights none of you will ever book anyway. Wow. Just. Wow. Actually, not the reason I look. I like to view the entire set of daily MSP flights to ...

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by SteveXC500
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 11/02/17
Replies: 333
Views: 33158

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 11/02/17

This is really hard to believe! For those of us who use the WN Flight Schedules to see what's up with new releases, this is terrible, completely FUBAR! The schedules still don't work beyond June 5, 2018 almost 24 hours after the release yesterday morning. And the cited 'release summary' was not muc...

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by SteveXC500
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 11/02/17
Replies: 333
Views: 33158

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 11/02/17

http://www.swamedia.com/releases/releas ... t-schedule


No mention of MSP-DAL, even as a Sunday only
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airliner371 wrote:
Press release on the schedule extension:
http://www.swamedia.com/releases/releas ... t-schedule


No mention of MSP-DAL, even as a Sunday only

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