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article: Commercial service returning to Fort Worth FTW Meacham

Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:31 am

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Comme ... 99991.html

I certainly hope this happens. I think the Houston, Orlando, Vegas type of flights would do well with the right marketing timing. I flew the Mesa Houston to Fort worth service once and it was very convenient for me.
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Re: article: Commercial service returning to Fort Worth FTW Meacham

Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:37 am

It was only a matter of time. It surprises me how many people drive from Ft. Worth and even farther to fly out of DAL. This is going to be a great thing for North Texas.

Hopefully UA starts IAH-FTW and restarts IAH-DAL!
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Re: article: Commercial service returning to Fort Worth FTW Meacham

Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:05 am

Could Allegiant start service?

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Re: article: Commercial service returning to Fort Worth FTW Meacham

Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:34 pm

ibthebigd wrote:
Could Allegiant start service?

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Did you read the first paragraph in the linked article?
 
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Re: article: Commercial service returning to Fort Worth FTW Meacham

Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:42 pm

IMO next up starting in 2024 -- WN
 
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Re: article: Commercial service returning to Fort Worth FTW Meacham

Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:42 pm

If I recall....the last commercial service was Mesa to either IAH or HOU (can't remember)
It didn't last long....what will be different this time?
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Re: article: Commercial service returning to Fort Worth FTW Meacham

Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:49 pm

727LOVER wrote:
If I recall....the last commercial service was Mesa to either IAH or HOU (can't remember)
It didn't last long....what will be different this time?


The last commercial service was 20 years ago, and the metroplex is at least 2 million people bigger than it was then, with a fair part of that on the west side of the metroplex. Also much more traffic, which makes getting to DFW and DAL more difficult than 20 years ago. That's what is different this time
 
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Re: article: Commercial service returning to Fort Worth FTW Meacham

Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:56 pm

This could be tied to Moxy.
 
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Re: article: Commercial service returning to Fort Worth FTW Meacham

Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:10 pm

Good for the Metroplex. Hopefully we don't see Wright, Jr. pop up.
 
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Re: article: Commercial service returning to Fort Worth FTW Meacham

Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:15 pm

evank516 wrote:
Good for the Metroplex. Hopefully we don't see Wright, Jr. pop up.


I actually hope there is an attempt by Dallas pols to impose a Wright Jr. at Meachan.

Then we could have a bit of good old fashioned horse trading -- Dallas says we'll support Meacham if Ft Worth will support a loosening
restrictions at DAL.
 
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Re: article: Commercial service returning to Fort Worth FTW Meacham

Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:17 pm

bob75013 wrote:
evank516 wrote:
Good for the Metroplex. Hopefully we don't see Wright, Jr. pop up.


I actually hope there is an attempt by Dallas pols to impose a Wright Jr. at Meachan.

Then we could have a bit of good old fashioned horse trading -- Dallas says we'll support Meacham if Ft Worth will support a loosening
restrictions at DAL.


Actually, that would be fun. I'll grab the popcorn and catch the next flight so we can watch, k?
 
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Re: article: Commercial service returning to Fort Worth FTW Meacham

Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:25 pm

To limit the "explosive" nature of possible service to Meacham, they should institute incremental caps on passenger air service like the PAE. I wouldn't be surprised if AS would be interested with E-175 service to SEA and PDX.
 
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Re: article: Commercial service returning to Fort Worth FTW Meacham

Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:32 pm

G4 and F9 make sense. If Ft. Worth wants to be serious, they will need more than just ULCC's. Not sure any of the big three would go in there. WN maybe when they are allowed. I haven't been to Meacham in years, is there any semblance of a terminal?
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Re: article: Commercial service returning to Fort Worth FTW Meacham

Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:31 pm

There was a terminal but it has been completely changed and modified for other uses. As the article notes airlines want to start "soon" in six months but it will take FTW 18-24 months to get it ready. As someone who goes to Ft Worth fairly frequently and the DT/West/Southwest side mostly I, again, am hopeful for this.
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Re: article: Commercial service returning to Fort Worth FTW Meacham

Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:25 pm

TWA772LR wrote:
It was only a matter of time. It surprises me how many people drive from Ft. Worth and even farther to fly out of DAL. This is going to be a great thing for North Texas.

Hopefully UA starts IAH-FTW and restarts IAH-DAL!


Man I would love that. I miss the DAL service UA had.
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Re: article: Commercial service returning to Fort Worth FTW Meacham

Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:15 am

Well, I have been saying I don't know how many times commercial service at FTW wasn't happening in the near future, if only because the city has torn down its passenger terminal and made no efforts to attract an airline. Seems I may have been wrong, after all! Still, there is no passenger terminal.

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