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by SteveXC500
Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did MSP take a backseat to DTW after the NW merger?
Replies: 42
Views: 7022

Re: How did MSP take a backseat to DTW after the NW merger?

There is also a skyway connector between C and G at MSP, so if you arrive on a CR9, for example on Concourse C, you can drastically shorten the walk to connect over to International or other Domestic service on G.

It's really not that bad.

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by SteveXC500
Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 737-300 Special Liveries
Replies: 8
Views: 1066

Re: WN 737-300 Special Liveries

Lone Star One was retired but re-born as N931WN, I believe. Flying once again!

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by SteveXC500
Fri Aug 05, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did MSP take a backseat to DTW after the NW merger?
Replies: 42
Views: 7022

Re: How did MSP take a backseat to DTW after the NW merger?

**Seriously, why is it so DARK inside MSP? And why are the halls so long and winding? Ugh. MSP is a mess. I will pay extra or fly (a little) outside my preferred schedule to connect @ DTW and not MSP. [/quote]They only seem long. ATL has longer unassisted walks. DTW had nearly identical potentially...

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by SteveXC500
Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN August 4 schedule release predictions.
Replies: 176
Views: 19626

Re: WN August 4 schedule release predictions.

Finally MSP-LAS! Hopefully it will be made year-round and grow. Also, I don't remember MSP-PHX being 4 daily. I remember 3, but not 4. Now if MSP could get DAL or HOU. Texas/southern connections are limited as it stands. Best I could tell, however, is the MSP-LAS route is seasonal, according to the...

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by SteveXC500
Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN August 4 schedule release predictions.
Replies: 176
Views: 19626

Re: WN August 4 schedule release predictions.

Curious as to the MSP-LAS mention in the article as seasonal...seems strange, why not year round?

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by SteveXC500
Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN August 4 schedule release predictions.
Replies: 176
Views: 19626

Re: WN August 4 schedule release predictions.

i just went to the southwest route map and clicked on dullles did not see any thing yet does that mean we not getting anything? As mentioned before they will post everything in their blog. You will not see it on the route map this soon. I saw MSP at 7:30 AM Central. Would imagine all cities update ...

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by SteveXC500
Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN August 4 schedule release predictions.
Replies: 176
Views: 19626

Re: WN August 4 schedule release predictions.

MSP received its standard Saturday only to MCO and TPA. Daily for RSW, including 2 on Saturday.

Also MSP-LAS was added as 1x daily!

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by SteveXC500
Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did MSP take a backseat to DTW after the NW merger?
Replies: 42
Views: 7022

Re: How did MSP take a backseat to DTW after the NW merger?

I think the posted numbers are off. I thought DTW was in the 530 range as recently as summer 2013 or 2014. I am indeed sceptical. According to these numbers the DL/NW MSP seats per day have fall from 57,961 in 2005 to 40,682 last year, no one could imagine that. The airport handled 37,663,600 pax i...

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by SteveXC500
Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN August 4 schedule release predictions.
Replies: 176
Views: 19626

Re: WN August 4 schedule release predictions.

Interesting from the WN Flight Schedules page: "On November 1, 2016 we will open our schedule for sale through June 2, 2017. This date is subject to change. Please check back frequently. Currently we are accepting air reservations through April 24, 2017." However, if you attempt to book, y...

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by SteveXC500
Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue and New Markets
Replies: 35
Views: 4639

Re: jetBlue and New Markets

Still missing out on MSP.

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by SteveXC500
Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN August 4 schedule release predictions.
Replies: 176
Views: 19626

Re: WN August 4 schedule release predictions.

new here joined this week but always have read the swa schedule releases on here! question is it like every 6 weeks they release a new schedule roll out? Timing varies. I think it depends on what part of the year they are releasing. Example: Previous to tomorrow's release, the timing was about 6 we...

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by SteveXC500
Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did MSP take a backseat to DTW after the NW merger?
Replies: 42
Views: 7022

Re: How did MSP take a backseat to DTW after the NW merger?

I'm curious to how things would have played out had NW not built the McNamera prior to the merger. It's interesting how DL flies to more cities and flies more passengers from MSP, but is less of an international hub than DTW. You have made an excellent point. More passengers, and I believe fewer RJ...

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by SteveXC500
Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN August 4 schedule release predictions.
Replies: 176
Views: 19626

Re: WN August 4 schedule release predictions.

anyone know if will this schedule will cover Memorial Day weekend 2017? really hope they bring back iad mdw so i can connect to Nashville next may. really hope we the grow dulles more and compete with united and frontier Only through April 24th this time. https://www.southwest.com/air/flight-sc ......

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by SteveXC500
Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN August 4 schedule release predictions.
Replies: 176
Views: 19626

Re: WN August 4 schedule release predictions.

No offense to the WN fans in MKE, STL, DTW, etc., but if the route you seek from your home airport is not served via MDW, or even DAL, slim chance it will come to fruition. Those are priority airports, and STL/MCI/DTW/etc. to BUR, BZE, BOG / etc. are not in the cards. At the same time, however, I d...

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by SteveXC500
Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN August 4 schedule release predictions.
Replies: 176
Views: 19626

Re: WN August 4 schedule release predictions.

Three days to go. Any ACTUAL rumors out there? I know, it's fun to speculate too.

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by SteveXC500
Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/5/2016:UA Drops SMX, UP+TPA-NAS
Replies: 43
Views: 7464

Re: OAG Changes 8/5/2016:AA+PHLSLC,UA Drops SMX, UP Adds

FAQ More cuts. Amazing they can keep their gates. *VX DAL-LAX DEC 4>3 *VX DAL-SFO DEC 4>3 Agree. Has WN or DL stepped in with that argument? Probably a dumb question, but we are recognizing it in this forum, so one would think the airlines fighting to obtain or keep gates would argue for something....

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by SteveXC500
Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair 2Q Profit $26.2 Million
Replies: 31
Views: 3877

Re: Icelandair 2Q Profit $26.2 Million

Any idea how Portland is doing? Per this press release, Portland has been quite a success for the airline: http://www.icelandair.us/news/story/ice ... nd-oregon/ - Extended season, with flights almost year round - Increase from two to four weekly flights - Expanded partnership with Alaska Airlines ...

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by SteveXC500
Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN August 4 schedule release predictions.
Replies: 176
Views: 19626

Re: WN August 4 schedule release predictions.

MSP-BNA, PDX-BNA would be good additions for both markets. Would be nice. Any actual truth behind them? They've both been speculated for a bit. Especially PDX-BNA. That flight is long overdue. The biggest holes for WN to fill in Nashville are MSP, PDX, and MKE. I honestly think we could see those s...

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by SteveXC500
Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN August 4 schedule release predictions.
Replies: 176
Views: 19626

Re: WN August 4 schedule release predictions.

southwest1675 wrote:
MSP-BNA, PDX-BNA would be good additions for both markets.


Would be nice. Any actual truth behind them?

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by SteveXC500
Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN August 4 schedule release predictions.
Replies: 176
Views: 19626

Re: WN August 4 schedule release predictions.

Rumor the last couple of rounds also included MSP-BNA. Again, MSP is opening 4 additional gates this fall. Expected that SY will take H1-H7. WN will take H8-H12 (increase of 1) and the last gate remains to be seen. Would love to see LAS added as wnflyguy mentions is rumored. As for MSP-DAL, also was...

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by SteveXC500
Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/29/2016:F9 SAN-MCO,NK Big Reshuffle,UA New Routes,WN
Replies: 69
Views: 10751

Re: OAG Changes 7/29/2016:F9 SAN-MCO,NK Big Reshuffle,UA New Routes,WN

FAQ *DL MSP-PBI JAN 0>1.0 FEB 0>1.0 MAR 0>1.0 *NK MSP-RSW JAN 1.0>2 FEB 1.0>2 MAR 1.0>2 Delta looking to compete with SY, I assume. For the RSW increase, WN went up to 2 this past year, albeit Saturday only. I assume for Feb/Mar, it must be a good route with Spring Training... A good chunk of Minne...

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by SteveXC500
Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/29/2016:F9 SAN-MCO,NK Big Reshuffle,UA New Routes,WN
Replies: 69
Views: 10751

Re: OAG Changes 7/29/2016:F9 SAN-MCO,NK Big Reshuffle,UA New Routes,WN

FAQ *DL MSP-PBI JAN 0>1.0 FEB 0>1.0 MAR 0>1.0 *NK MSP-RSW JAN 1.0>2 FEB 1.0>2 MAR 1.0>2 Delta looking to compete with SY, I assume. For the RSW increase, WN went up to 2 this past year, albeit Saturday only. I assume for Feb/Mar, it must be a good route with Spring Training...

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by SteveXC500
Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Domestic widebodies to Hawaii?
Replies: 15
Views: 6390

Re: Domestic widebodies to Hawaii?

DL also operates an A333, seasonally, on MSP-HNL.

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by SteveXC500
Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going on in Concourse B in MSP
Replies: 28
Views: 4462

Re: What's Going on in Concourse B in MSP

Interesting information I ran across this morning. According to this MAC document (likely from earlier this year), they indicate that SY could potentially hold gates H1-H7 with WN having H8-H12 (H12 with minimal use). There is a plot of 4 A320's using H13...F9 possibly? See page 10: http://metroairp...

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by SteveXC500
Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN livery repaints discussion thread
Replies: 309
Views: 64925

Re: WN livery repaints

Southwest just tweeted a photo of the now completed N931WN - Lone Star One

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by SteveXC500
Tue Jul 12, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going on in Concourse B in MSP
Replies: 28
Views: 4462

Re: What's Going on in Concourse B in MSP

FSDan - Good info to the conversation. Thanks! Indeed correct about an increase in mainline (lots of MD-90s..lol) and Delta needed to move CR9's off of C over to A/B. Plus, that gives the airport a better overall utilization. E-gates are packed and in time, something will need to give there as mult...

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by SteveXC500
Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going on in Concourse B in MSP
Replies: 28
Views: 4462

Re: What's Going on in Concourse B in MSP

FSDan - Good info to the conversation. Thanks! Indeed correct about an increase in mainline (lots of MD-90s..lol) and Delta needed to move CR9's off of C over to A/B. Plus, that gives the airport a better overall utilization. E-gates are packed and in time, something will need to give there as multi...

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by SteveXC500
Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going on in Concourse B in MSP
Replies: 28
Views: 4462

Re: What's Going on in Concourse B in MSP

http://metroairports.granicus.com/MetaV ... a_id=16875 Hope the link works for all of you. As you will see from the MAC (Metropolitan Airports Commission) data, seats for the 3rd quarter of 2016 are expected to be up over last year, same period for Delta. You will also see departures are up YOY, but...

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by SteveXC500
Sat Jul 09, 2016 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue planning Atlanta flights in Sep 2017
Replies: 28
Views: 5905

Re: Jetblue planning Atlanta flights in Sep 2017

Slightly off topic but worth bringing up. I'd also suggest that JetBlue should jump in on starting MSP. With 3 new gates opening in terminal 2 it might be a great opportunity to snag a gate up before there gone!:) As a MSP resident, I have been trying to find out what MAC plans to do with the gates...

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by SteveXC500
Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Extension July 7, 2016
Replies: 87
Views: 12569

Re: WN Schedule Extension July 7, 2016

Next schedule extension is less than a month away. August 4th and will run through the end of April.

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by SteveXC500
Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Extension July 7, 2016
Replies: 87
Views: 12569

Re: WN Schedule Extension July 7, 2016

southwest1675 wrote:
According to Google Flights, BNA-EWR is back on March 24th.


How would Google Flights have that information if the WN schedule only goes through March 7th?

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by SteveXC500
Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN livery repaints discussion thread
Replies: 309
Views: 64925

Re: WN livery repaints

N932WN (which I might have been able to confirm if the clouds had not been in the way today) The primary location for Southwest to have their fleet repainted seems to be the aforementioned Geiger Field; does anybody know if there are any other locations where the work is occurring? I can confirm N9...

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by SteveXC500
Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines to improve its image and customer service
Replies: 31
Views: 6106

Re: Spirit Airlines to improve its image and customer service

masseybrown wrote:
The new CEO (at a previous earnings conference call) said they plan to re-rack the schedule starting in November, so the next schedule update should be interesting.


When does NK update/extend their schedule?

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by SteveXC500
Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Extension July 7, 2016
Replies: 87
Views: 12569

Re: WN Schedule Extension July 7, 2016

Interesting info on the non-daily flying option in the schedule building. I suppose that may also help with the draw down of 733's from the fleet while not replacing one-for-one? Additionally, this schedule release goes through March 7th, so the next one typically goes through early June, I believe....

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by SteveXC500
Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Extension July 7, 2016
Replies: 87
Views: 12569

Re: WN Schedule Extension July 7, 2016

Let's hope southwest1675's "go to guy" is right!

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by SteveXC500
Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Extension July 7, 2016
Replies: 87
Views: 12569

Re: WN Schedule Extension July 7, 2016

southwest1675 wrote:
I received word from a very reliable source that BNA will be getting BDL and SNA.


Last extension, there was a rumor about MSP-BNA. Any of that coming back around this time?

How about small stations like DSM? Could they see an end or is WN willing to stick it out long term?

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by SteveXC500
Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/1/2016:Big F9 Change;NH HND-JFK/ORD; AA Drops YKF; UA Trims IAH-LHR
Replies: 61
Views: 10801

Re: OAG Changes 7/1/2016:Big F9 Change;NH HND-JFK/ORD; AA Drops YKF; UA Trims IAH-LHR

FAQ DL MSP-CZM JAN 0.3>0.4 MAR 0.7>0.6 DL MSP-LIR FEB 0.5>0.4 MAR 0.7>0.5 DL MSP-MZT FEB 0.6>0.4 DL MSP-NAS FEB 0.3>0.1 MAR 0.4>0.1 DL MSP-PUJ MAR 1.0>1.1 DL MSP-PVR JAN 1.1>1.2 MAR 1.3>1.4 F9 DEN-MSP NOV 3>2 DEC 4>2 Interesting comparison for DL on these winter-seasonal routes out of MSP. Is CZM, ...

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by SteveXC500
Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN livery repaints discussion thread
Replies: 309
Views: 64925

Re: WN livery repaints

Nice job and thank you for putting this together. I find myself often wondering where WN is at in the repaint process.

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by SteveXC500
Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Extension July 7, 2016
Replies: 87
Views: 12569

Re: WN Schedule Extension July 7, 2016

MSP opens three new gates at Terminal 2, expected in October. Nothing has been officially announced for WN or SY who both use T2. (SY has added already this year utilizing current space).
So I wonder if this new schedule will impact MSP with the new gates, similar to BNA as previously posted.

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by SteveXC500
Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Extension July 7, 2016
Replies: 87
Views: 12569

Re: WN Schedule Extension July 7, 2016

enilria wrote:
This is for JAN 2017 right?


Extension is for Jan/Feb - through March 7th, so up to the WN determined Spring Break (I say that because our spring break begins March 4th ;) ).

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by SteveXC500
Thu Jun 23, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Extension July 7, 2016
Replies: 87
Views: 12569

WN Schedule Extension July 7, 2016

I enjoy reading the rumors of schedule extensions and potential new service, even if they do not come to fruition. Southwest will extend its schedule to March 7, 2017 on 7/7. Since this only covers Jan/Feb, I would not expect to see too much. We could see some of the seasonal, Saturday-only service ...

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