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by WaywardMemphian
Wed May 15, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4787

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

Made the drive from BNA to MEM. It was my first time visiting Memphis. I gotta say, the city and market really have potential. I went to Graceland and the Civil Rights Museum. I heard all sorts of different accents. Nice to see the airport will be much improved, and you will see new service eventua...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed May 15, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4787

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

I wonder if UA will ever try SFO-MEM. Can an E175 make the trip? UA does operate regional jets on its SFO-STL and SFO-MSN nonstop routes, but STL and MSN are slightly closer to SFO than MEM is. UA would likely need to operate mainline on the SFO-MEM nonstop route as MEM is probably too far east fro...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue May 14, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4787

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/new ... s_headline
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Things have been busy at MEM, posting largest days since before the dehubbing. I am sure this coincided with the Music fest wrapping up.

https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/new ... s_headline

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue May 14, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 14768

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

It would be far cheaper for the US gov to use the proceeds of taxed Chinese goods to subsidize Boeing and other industries impacted by reduced Chinese imports. WTO would slap them for illegal subsidies. Ask China about how seriously folks take the WTO and it's rulings. China is having to kill off t...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri May 10, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Delta truly a one hub airline?
Replies: 71
Views: 9894

Re: Is Delta truly a one hub airline.

Let's take XNA as an example: Delta has 'hubs' at LAX, SLC and SEA The only viable options of flying west on Delta involves backtracking to ATL or a due north flight to MSP. AA flies direct to LAX and offers connecting at DFW. United flies San Fran direct with connecting done at ever expanding DEN. ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri May 10, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes
Replies: 87
Views: 14496

Re: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes

MIA - XNA - interesting add for WalMart business. More than half-a-million people in the Northwest Arkansas metro area, definitely more to it than Walmart. But would Northwest Arkansas be what it is today if Walmart was headquartered elsewhere? I highly doubt it... No, and that is not debatable, bu...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu May 09, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes
Replies: 87
Views: 14496

Re: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes

MIA - XNA - interesting add for WalMart business. Funny, one of the selling points on the news here was it's timing for cruises. There are nearly 600k people here now and we make money and travel. For Christ's sake, Allegiant is up to daily service to Destin for parts if this summer. It isn't just ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu May 09, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 266
Views: 38743

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

AA just added PHL and now MIA to XNA

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Summer Routes
Replies: 17
Views: 2543

Re: Frontier Summer Routes

DFW-BKG 2x weekly This one is really weird, is it supposed to be year round? Also, no "focus city" on each end, so I wonder how it will work. AA could eat their lunch if they wanted. But F9 is selling RT for $39 so I don't know how this is profitable. Remember that Branson pays about $20/...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Summer Routes
Replies: 17
Views: 2543

Re: Frontier Summer Routes

Hello, I was browsing around today and found that Frontier this summer will be flying MCI-PHL 3x weekly CLE-SFO 2x weekly MEM-PHL 2x weekly DFW-BKG 2x weekly This one is really weird, is it supposed to be year round? Also, no "focus city" on each end, so I wonder how it will work. AA coul...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 161
Views: 13399

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

I imagine if CFA pays their rent and makes a profit who cares if closed on Sundays. Because if I am airside on a Sunday and want something to eat, and one of the few options is closed, that isn't exactly great for customers of the airport. It’s one day. That’s the argument against their being allow...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 161
Views: 13399

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

One of the most asked qustions about the B redo at MEM is if it will have a Chick Fil A. It is the most requested addition.

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant to build new terminal at VPS
Replies: 34
Views: 4398

Re: Allegiant to build new terminal at VPS

Destin is enormously popular with folks that talk with a twang. Allegiant figured out folks rsther not drive it anymore fro aces like Memphis and Fayetteville. They found gold but they may just ruin it as they connect with the midwest more easily.

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 161
Views: 13399

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

I don't go to Chick Fil A because they are always too damn busy I imagine if CFA pays their rent and makes a profit who cares if closed on Sundays. I bet most make more in 6 days than the other vendors do in 7. All this virtue signaling is sicking. You have a choice eat there or don't. Their success...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fed Ex Express
Replies: 22
Views: 3437

Re: Fed Ex Express

It probably has to do with the diversification and expansion into other businesses. When they bought RPS they turned it into FedEx ground. Then all the others like Kinkos into FedEx office. They are subsidiary company's of FedEx Corp. With the airline, it is probably like American Eagle... When the...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fed Ex Express
Replies: 22
Views: 3437

Re: Fed Ex Express

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
johns624 wrote:
Because if it's a short distance, it doesn't go by air.


Then it goes via FedEx Ground wouldn't it not?


Not really, it's complicated.

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds New Routes
Replies: 94
Views: 16113

Re: AA Adds New Routes

I'd like to see MIA-XNA as well

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds New Routes
Replies: 94
Views: 16113

Re: AA Adds New Routes

Good adds for AA - these all make a lot of sense and should perform well. I think the following domestic routes would also play to AA's strengths and round out their network: PHX-COS PHX-XNA PHX-MSY PHX-BNA DFW-CAK DFW-CRW DFW-PVD It would also be nice to see LAX-PIT come back. I was surprised when...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 139934

Re: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021

Hopefully they'll finally connect some Mid US missing dots like STL, MCI, MEM to BOS and JFK in time for these services

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4787

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

Flight lands at Memphis 11:59 P.M... then I catch a flight the next morning at 5:00 A.M. Is MEM an airport that would allow me to stay in the secure area, or would it be required to leave and then re-enter security when it opens? With that small amount of time, I'm trying to avoid going to a hotel,...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4787

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/new ... s_headline
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SOUTHERN airways Express adds El Dorado Ark and more Nashville flights

https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/new ... s_headline

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier to XNA...Finally
Replies: 13
Views: 2662

Re: Frontier to XNA...Finally

If you fly from here, you would know that Allegiant gets some healthy fares compared to other markets on those routes at times. Those would even keep them honest. If Frontier with an 186 seat A320 keeps some decent loads maybe that will be noticed by another airline out of Dallas. DL has me fairly ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier to XNA...Finally
Replies: 13
Views: 2662

Re: Frontier to XNA...Finally

LAS and MCO should be quick to follow. They'd be going head to head with G4 on those two routes. F9 may have a leg up though if the fares are competitive and the flights are to MCO versus SFB. If you fly from here, you would know that Allegiant gets some healthy fares compared to other markets on t...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier to XNA...Finally
Replies: 13
Views: 2662

Re: Frontier to XNA...Finally

More with quotes: https://talkbusiness.net/2019/04/xna-announces-non-stop-flight-to-denver-through-low-cost-carrier-frontier-airlines/ “We see that this is a very large community and a very economically vibrant community, and the ratio of its service to its economic activity is very off,” Nield said...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier to XNA...Finally
Replies: 13
Views: 2662

Re: Frontier to XNA...Finally

[list=][/list] About time XNA sees some ULCC love in the Walmart capital of the world. I am guessing this will be a seasonal flight to DEN ? Frontier 14 It mat start as a seasonal but I bet it goes year round if Tulsa and LIT are any indication. This type of flight is whats needed to stop the leakag...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier to XNA...Finally
Replies: 13
Views: 2662

Re: Frontier to XNA...Finally

YVAMWB1900 wrote:
First Tyler, TX and now XNA... They really are avoiding Shreveport, aren't they?


Growth in Northwest Arkansas continues unabated, Transplace Logistics just announced a new HQ and doubling of workforce to over 1,000.

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier to XNA...Finally
Replies: 13
Views: 2662

Frontier to XNA...Finally

About time, I Think they'll soon ask why not sooner and expand markets. The following is of routes and frequency to Denver: Depart XNA: 5:47 p.m. Arrive DEN: 6:50 p.m. Depart DEN: 1:58 p.m. Arrive XNA: 4:57 p.m. The flights will happen every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. https://www.nwahomepage.com/...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant DIscussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 170
Views: 21419

Re: Allegiant DIscussion Thread - 2019

What will Allegiant's next vacation destination be? Reno USVI South Texas Branson Start International flights Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk Allegiant does serve Branson but via the Springfield-Branson National Airport, not BKG. There is even nearby by XNA as well. It was the case(I haven't l...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4787

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

Airventure737 wrote:
AA has replaced one of the two daily CRJ-900 flights to PHX with an A319 and will place one of the three daily regional flights to PHL with an A319 in May. Nice to see the larger equipment coming in.


I'd rather see those 319s coming and going from LAX and JFK and all hubs be connected to MEM.

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline
Replies: 81
Views: 14519

Re: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline

Guesses as for routes: Houston to - DAL - LGB/ONT - CLE - PBI - COS - MEM - RIC - GYY This seems to be like the type of airline to operate the secondary markets, so COS, LGB, PBI, GYY, and RIC seem to make sense. The rest are dehubbed airports or local (dal). Waiting for someone to go full bore int...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does WN actually care about the 797?
Replies: 36
Views: 5058

Re: Does WN actually care about the 797?

I suppose it will come down to the economics of the actual plane itself and whether their pilots go along with it. It could be used to consolidate some frequencies from their major focus cities opening up more slots for new markets, cover increased seasonal demand to places like MCO, more TransCon a...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What MLB Team Flies the Farthest
Replies: 15
Views: 2107

Re: What MLB Team Flies the Farthest

Can only imagine that it once was Atlanta when they were in the NL West back in the 80's

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 starting Tyler, TX (TYR)
Replies: 61
Views: 7102

Re: F9 starting Tyler, TX (TYR)

I still feel that McKinney's airport will boom for someone like F9 or G4

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair will not return to CLE, blames MAX8
Replies: 108
Views: 15585

Re: Icelandair will not return to CLE, blames MAX8

I think this might help tell the story, these numbers are from T-100's for Jan to September. I've bolded the lowest load routes. Numbers are total flights YTD, total seats, total pax, load % ANC-KEF 80 14,644 11,421 77.99% BOS-KEF 795 194,410 157,573 81.05% BWI-KEF 143 26,215 19,098 72.85% CLE-KEF ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 starting Tyler, TX (TYR)
Replies: 61
Views: 7102

Re: F9 starting Tyler, TX (TYR)

Per their website looks to start 7/2 to DEN. Maybe some other new routes coming soon. There are more route announcements coming, you can bet on that. The first of the new fleet additions (for this year +16) arrived in TPA this past week to be prepped prior to flying F9 routes. I would look for a nu...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4787

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

There is still room for improvement though, My Brother and his family of 4 drove to Nashville to fly Southwest to New York City for spring breaks as it saved over $1,000 even with a hotel in Nashville for a night and parking for a week. There is still lots of traffic bleed. I have thought and conti...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4787

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

LIT is a smaller airport and has WN to STL. Why couldn't MEM? Seems entirely possible. Little Rock has STL but doesn't have MDW. STL is the furthest east direct WN has from LIT. BNA/LIT makes way more sense than MEM/BNA. It also has PHX and LAS but MEM doesn't. MEM got DEN and LIT hasn't yet. I bel...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4787

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

Doubt it will happen, but I think WN adding BNA-MEM would be neat. If the times worked, and was priced right, I bet it could get some business folks to ditch their cars. It’s main purpose would be feeding connecting traffic though. The word on the street is that Nashville will be taking some stress...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4787

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

I think UA will add IAD-MEM at some point in the next 18 months. There are more A320 family planes coming on line this year, which means that some routes that are E175 now, will get up gauged. I could see them using an E175 to IAD with a Dulles arrival of 16:00 or so to connect to the trans-Atlanti...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4787

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

I have a few predictions (some bolder than others) that I think could happen at MEM in the next maybe 5ish years. -AA starts MEM-LAX. This one isn't that bold, as LAX is the only hub at MEM not served by AA (I'm not counting JFK as heavily since they do fly to LGA, and it can debated whether JFK is...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4787

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

I have a few predictions (some bolder than others) that I think could happen at MEM in the next maybe 5ish years. -AA starts MEM-LAX. This one isn't that bold, as LAX is the only hub at MEM not served by AA (I'm not counting JFK as heavily since they do fly to LGA, and it can debated whether JFK is...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4787

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

I have a few predictions (some bolder than others) that I think could happen at MEM in the next maybe 5ish years. -AA starts MEM-LAX. This one isn't that bold, as LAX is the only hub at MEM not served by AA (I'm not counting JFK as heavily since they do fly to LGA, and it can debated whether JFK is...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Could Add 500 Aircraft to it's Fleet
Replies: 115
Views: 20999

Re: Southwest Could Add 500 Aircraft to it's Fleet

7 737-7s this year, the other 23 in like 2023+ or something. GK said something along the lines of the A220 sticking out from other options and a "really good airplane" at the DAL Rally. We shall see. Perfect plane for the smaller markets like BHM, LIT, TUL, ICT, ect, ect, ect. Perfect pla...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Could Add 500 Aircraft to it's Fleet
Replies: 115
Views: 20999

Re: Southwest Could Add 500 Aircraft to it's Fleet

More leasure destinations like Jackson Hole out if Denver. More less than weekly directs for markets like MEM and TUL to places like SAN and OAK would be nice. I'd suggest TYS and XNA as new markets.

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 139934

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

eagles94 wrote:
it’s one of 2 things.

1- They’re buying Thomas Cook UK.
2- They’re announcing Coke Cherry as a new addition to onboard service.

Fingers crossed for #2.


New Coke Zero Orange Vanilla is the boom especially with rum

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 139934

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

They are beating Neeleman to the punch, and are in the intial stages of starting a Moxy type operation to those cities that have been left behind, but can support limited services to close in airports where people are glad to get the service. OMA, DSM, BOI, FAT, SBA, BIL, BZN, GEG, PSC, XNA,CID, EL...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Declares Maintenance Emergency
Replies: 184
Views: 34481

Re: Southwest Airlines Declares Maintenance Emergency

The mechanics felt emboldened to write up planes after a CBS new report sez a CBS news report I just watched. This is straight up what we saw with Allegiant and the same national network with a leftist bent to push it. Off shore as much as you can Southwest. I'm all for American jobs but I hate unio...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian start BCN-ORD from June 4
Replies: 34
Views: 4171

Re: Norwegian start BCN-ORD from June 4

Demand for Mediterranean sea cruises from the US is massive, in fact well over 50% of passengers on Athens (port of Piraeus) originating cruises are Americans. I suppose something similar happens to Barcelona. So I think both of these two routes will do well for D7. We are taking our kids on a Disn...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announces transborder capacity upgrades
Replies: 11
Views: 3555

Re: Air Canada announces transborder capacity upgrades

MEM loses the early frequency from it's two CRJ200 flights an exchange for an afternoon flight on an E175. Gone will be the nearly whole day, 8hr plus TATL connections. We almost booked MEM-YYZ-LHR earlier this year for a reward flight to get in at least a half day in Toronto before carrying on to L...

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