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by SteveXC500
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 109
Views: 11944

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

I hope the DOT tells B6 to go pound sand. Why? It's a temporary suspension. It's among a dozen cities proposed, including DFW and IAH. I'd be surprised if they didn't intend to restore service -- not that it matters, because if they'd like to drop one or more cities, it'll eventually happen. But st...

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by SteveXC500
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 109
Views: 11944

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

MSP74702 wrote:
Looks like JetBlue is trying to drop MSP, sad. I flew them a couple times out of MSP and really liked them.


Temporarily?

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by SteveXC500
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 109
Views: 11944

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

The 7pm arrivals bank on Tuesday 3/17 was crazy. Very busy with Minnesotans repatriating from mostly warm weather destinations. My baggage claim was belt 6 with a PSP, DTW, and ATL flight arriving. All 3 flights had a 20+ minute wait for bags - I would assume because it had been slow the rest of th...

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by SteveXC500
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 109
Views: 11944

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

T1 parking is usually around 100% full on Tuesday. As of this morning, it was 23%

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by SteveXC500
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT: Best/Worst U.S. Airports On Time Performance for 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 4525

Re: DOT: Best/Worst U.S. Airports On Time Performance for 2019

90 minute schedule block for a 55 minute flight equals always on-time. Delta

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by SteveXC500
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 112285

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

Schedule extension delayed from Feb 13 to March 12th now. Well with Boeing saying the MAX will require Sim training and the FAA saying should be ungrounded by mid year. WN probably has to rethink and release a schedule without all the MAX8 in it. Have a more conservative slow approach to additional...

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by SteveXC500
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 112285

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

Schedule extension delayed from Feb 13 to March 12th now.

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by SteveXC500
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 109
Views: 11944

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

NK is not going to add JAX to its MSP routes. Far better options out there. Remember when they served higher demand cities like BOS, SEA, ORD, and PHL? I do remember when NK did serve higher demand cities such as BOS, SEA, ORD, and PHL nonstop from MSP, but SY does serve BOS, SEA, ORD, and PHL nons...

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by SteveXC500
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 109
Views: 11944

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

NK is not going to add JAX to its MSP routes. Far better options out there. Remember when they served higher demand cities like BOS, SEA, ORD, and PHL?

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by SteveXC500
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 148 LAS-CDG diverts
Replies: 10
Views: 4875

Re: DL 148 LAS-CDG diverts

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/airline-news/2020/01/10/delta-flight-makes-emergency-landing-boston-en-route-paris/4432211002/ Pretty fast response to get a 777 from ATL-BOS in the middle of the night. For reference that replacement A/C departed from ATL about 20 minutes after the broken A/C ...

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by SteveXC500
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odd Delta routes out of ANC right now
Replies: 12
Views: 4055

Re: Odd Delta routes out of ANC right now

Military. Lock the thread. Done.

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by SteveXC500
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 109
Views: 11944

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

Agree on the recent post. I can't see MSP-MCO or SJU with B6. When you look at MCO, it's got plenty of DL and SY, along with NK and F9...throw in WN during the winter on Saturday-only (which is a damn joke, IMO).

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by SteveXC500
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta M88/90 Routes
Replies: 4
Views: 1424

Re: Delta M88/90 Routes

Used to see a ton via MSP, but no more.

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by SteveXC500
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN route changes December- 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 4946

Re: WN route changes December- 2019

Great post on all the cities. For MSP, they really only have 9 regular cities served. Those in Florida are Saturday-only in Jan/Feb/Mar (some only March, really).
So, having the base be just 9 is how I see MSP. Wondering when the MAX returns if WN will add there. Been stagnant for a while.

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by SteveXC500
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 103328

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

MSP sees two additional, above Spring schedule. Adding a BWI and MDW segment. At 28 daily departures during the week.

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by SteveXC500
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 34627

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

SY just announced MSP-YVR today.
Wednesday and Saturday flights 5/20/20-8/22/20

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by SteveXC500
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 777 in Amarillo, TX
Replies: 55
Views: 13671

Re: KL 777 in Amarillo, TX

While they might be closer, they could also be a lot more expensive and also full. The paintshops in Europe are just fully booked. Had a few bankruptcies here (AirBerlin, WOW, Thomas Cook, Germania etc.) in the last time so a lot of planes have to be repainted. There is even an AirBerlin-Airbus now...

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by SteveXC500
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Collapsing US hubs
Replies: 93
Views: 19826

Re: Collapsing US hubs

How did you come up with the MSP decline? According to their own website (mspairport.com), the number of passengers increased from 2017 to 2018. 38,034,341 in 2017 to 38,037,381 in 2018. Albeit very minor, MSP did this with nearly 9,000 fewer operations, indicating a seats/flight increase. The FAA ...

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by SteveXC500
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Collapsing US hubs
Replies: 93
Views: 19826

Re: Collapsing US hubs

How did you come up with the MSP decline? According to their own website (mspairport.com), the number of passengers increased from 2017 to 2018. 38,034,341 in 2017 to 38,037,381 in 2018. Albeit very minor, MSP did this with nearly 9,000 fewer operations, indicating a seats/flight increase.

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by SteveXC500
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Severe delays and cancellations in/out of Minneapolis-St. Paul
Replies: 10
Views: 2893

Re: Severe delays and cancellations in/out of Minneapolis-St. Paul

The delay is 79 minutes according to the news do to wind. Apparently that’s “severe” in MSP. People in the NY metros would consider that normal. Except there is not a valid reason for delays in NY, other than "volume." MSP had very few cancellations and, as was previously posted, some of ...

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by SteveXC500
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Severe delays and cancellations in/out of Minneapolis-St. Paul
Replies: 10
Views: 2893

Re: Severe delays and cancellations in/out of Minneapolis-St. Paul

"About 25 flights have been canceled and 80 flights delayed at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport as of 8:30 a.m."

Really, that's nothing.

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by SteveXC500
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 103328

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Just saw the news WN is pulling the MAX8 off the schedule until March 6, 2020. Like every Schedule release they add all this new inventory with the MAX8 back in the schedule. Then seems like a week later start the cancellations and rebooking. The MAX8 has been grounded long enough Maybe they should...

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by SteveXC500
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: New Delta international main cabin service launched
Replies: 187
Views: 10274

Re: New Delta international main cabin service launched

What does this change for Comfort Plus customers, or is it the same on International?

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by SteveXC500
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to announce 4 NEW destinations Nov.5
Replies: 108
Views: 17891

Re: Sun Country to announce 4 NEW destinations Nov.5

Ishrion wrote:
Did LAS/MSP to Anchorage get removed? Can't seem to book them anymore.


Could be seasonal

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by SteveXC500
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Southwest buying Sun Country seem good?
Replies: 46
Views: 6488

Re: Does Southwest buying Sun Country seem good?

SY does now own aircraft. In the past, this was not true as they leased 100%.
Too many posts on here saying they lease all...it’s some.

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by SteveXC500
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN ending LGA-MKE
Replies: 55
Views: 7831

Re: WN ending LGA-MKE

Would love to see WN get a MSP-LGA nonstop! Might have to dream a long time for that. Tons of competition into the NYC market out of MSP. WN does not seem overly willing to go up against heavy competition markets out of MSP. Why don't they fly to LAS? They don't do LGA-LAS because it's beyond perim...

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by SteveXC500
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN ending LGA-MKE
Replies: 55
Views: 7831

Re: WN ending LGA-MKE

MesabaF27 wrote:
Would love to see WN get a MSP-LGA nonstop!


Might have to dream a long time for that. Tons of competition into the NYC market out of MSP. WN does not seem overly willing to go up against heavy competition markets out of MSP. Why don't they fly to LAS?

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by SteveXC500
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 34627

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

WN had said in yesterday's earnings call that it is planning on significantly expanding at HOU, and WN adding MSP-HOU nonstop service might happen with WN planning on significantly expanding at HOU. Didn't happen this extension. In fact, for MSP, only a 6th Denver flight and 3rd STL segment were ad...

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by SteveXC500
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 34627

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Looks like another positive month for passenger traffic and YTD is up too. https://metroairports.org/sites/default/files/opreports/September%202019.xlsx Interesting how Sun Country and Southwest are joined together in the "other" category. Agree, but they've almost always been categorized...

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by SteveXC500
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Downgraded by Stifle based on aquisition speculation
Replies: 157
Views: 31050

Re: WN Downgraded based on aquisition speculation

737MAX7 wrote:
And who exactly would be acquire? The only airline with all 737s is Sun Country and I’ve seen it mentioned on here that their 737s are all leased and wouldn’t stay with SWA.


SY is now owning it’s aircraft and plans to get to 50 in the next five years.

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by SteveXC500
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSY Announces Nov 6 Opening for North Terminal
Replies: 20
Views: 5289

Re: MSY Announces Nov 6 Opening for North Terminal

Oh great. I’ll fly in to the old and out of the new.

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by SteveXC500
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airport Opens In Williston, North Dakota
Replies: 53
Views: 9818

Re: New Airport Opens In Williston, North Dakota

Eugenewats wrote:
Ah, anybody ever heard of the Bakken? Monster oil play.


At today’s price, the Baaken is less relevant than when oil was over $70.

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by SteveXC500
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airport Opens In Williston, North Dakota
Replies: 53
Views: 9818

Re: New Airport Opens In Williston, North Dakota

Quite a spend for six commercial flights per day.

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by SteveXC500
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 34627

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Antoli0794 wrote:
SteveXC500 wrote:
Where in the article? I’ve read it twice



The MSP PVG? Article?



Yes. The first link you posted. Someone else also called that out and I believe you have clarified where you saw the information.

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by SteveXC500
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 34627

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Where in the article? I’ve read it twice

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by SteveXC500
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest March 2020 Schedule Extension
Replies: 41
Views: 6076

Re: Southwest March 2020 Schedule Extension

Hmm, do not see LAS-MSP available. WN typically loads nonstop in the month of March. There are also many WN stations smaller than MSP (by number of passengers in H1 2019) that still have daily nonstop service to LAS on WN, including AMA, BHM, BOI, BUF, DSM, ELP, LIT, SDF, LBB, MAF, OKC, OMA, RNO, G...

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by SteveXC500
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest March 2020 Schedule Extension
Replies: 41
Views: 6076

Re: Southwest March 2020 Schedule Extension

themon wrote:
Hmm, do not see LAS-MSP available. WN typically loads nonstop in the month of March.


And they are typically a LF in excess of 95. I don’t understand why it’s not a permanent flight option year round.

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by SteveXC500
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 103328

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Load Factor question regarding WN. In May (most recent data available), WN ran around a 86.5 LF across their network. At MSP, all carriers were at 86.55, but WN originated at 79.45, while having 87.79 with MSP as the Destination airport. Can someone explain why WN would be so low on origination flig...

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by SteveXC500
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 103328

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Jshank83 wrote:
I feel like these releases get later in the day every time.. Hopefully it is out in the next hour


What ever happened to Herb time?

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by SteveXC500
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL, VS boost summer flying between U.S. and U.K. in 2020
Replies: 69
Views: 16759

Re: Delta international announcement later today

Official announcement of MSP-PVG? It was said last year they would be looking to start in 2020. Could this finally be the official statement?

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by SteveXC500
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest---a question of privacy
Replies: 27
Views: 3912

Re: Southwest---a question of privacy

Flight number won’t do much. Who cares

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by SteveXC500
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 272
Views: 45795

Re: WN to close EWR

I fear this is what WN will eventually do in MSP. They don't grow any here at all. What I do not know is how profitable MSP is for WN.

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by SteveXC500
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jeffrey Epstein’s aircraft
Replies: 26
Views: 9883

Re: Jeffrey Epstein’s aircraft

Evidence if used in a crime. Could be (if not already) seized.

Keep the politics out of the replies.

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by SteveXC500
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 7317

Re: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2019

I am excited to see Spirit grow. Any idea where they go next? I think they would do well building up at MSP. With what gates? E is full with NK, AA, AS, UA, F9 Spirit did say that they were interested in expanding at constrained airports no? That’s not an answer to gate capacity. And they haven’t a...

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by SteveXC500
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 7317

Re: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2019

fsafsx wrote:
I am excited to see Spirit grow. Any idea where they go next? I think they would do well building up at MSP.


With what gates? E is full with NK, AA, AS, UA, F9

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by SteveXC500
Thu May 30, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 103328

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

ericm2031 wrote:
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/southwest-airlines-extends-flight-schedule-through-the-end-of-2019-300859265.html


No real explanation of more detailed cuts

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