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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian ends talks with Ryanair on flight connections
Replies: 10
Views: 2034

Re: Norwegian ends talks with Ryanair on flight connections

Norwegian will still have to grow it's intra Europe flying to provide better connecting options outside of Gatwick to support their TATL expansion. If they are to fly the A321LRs deeper into the US (STL, BNA, MCI, MEM, ect, ect), their connections from Dublin and Edinburgh will have to beefed up. Ma...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)
Replies: 130
Views: 18453

Re: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)

In todays press conference MOL has said he has approached pilots to buy back their leave and also if they don't get enough of those who have been allocated 4 weeks in a block they will cancel some leave. I guess they will still be allowed their leave but it will be at a later date. I can see this g...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)
Replies: 130
Views: 18453

Re: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)

If only Norwegian and Easy could offer 'fill in" flights for these routes as a publicity stunt/goodwill gesture. :lol:

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to SGF
Replies: 4
Views: 885

Re: Southwest to SGF

Why not XNA instead. While Springfield is growing, the 4 main cities that make up Northwest Arkansas are growing more rapidly and boasts three titans of their field like WalMart, Tyson, and JB Hunt. It dots all kindsof top ten lists. Projections show it nearing Tulsa in size within 20 years. It woul...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 94
Views: 10339

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

Mckinney is the answer for another passenger service airport in the Metroplex You are so right. Collin County will have over a million residents within 2-3 years. It would also draw pax from northern Dallas County, Rockwall County, et all. I'd also like to see Southwest upset the apple cart by star...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buffalo airport making big push for transatlantic flights
Replies: 78
Views: 11883

Re: Buffalo airport making big push for transatlantic flights

I've gotta say, the thought of a BA 787 at Tulsa is pretty amusing Game that out, Tulsa is in the middle of OKC and rapidly growing Northwest Arkansas (which is projected as being near 1 million in 15 years, Todd in Wichita KS and Springfield, MO as potential market bases of folks driving for a dir...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 94
Views: 10339

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

Mckinney is the answer for another passenger service airport in the Metroplex

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 505
Views: 66457

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Just a theory, I believe this is part of an action to drive Bombardier from the marketplace of passenger airlines. In the process, the end game would be the selling off of the different divisions where Boeing would love to buy the C-Series as a means to gain a new NSA program on the cheap due to the...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft
Replies: 95
Views: 10342

Re: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft

Some times I wonder if an improved Beechcraft 1900D was around, would it sell?

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI Thread
Replies: 80
Views: 4639

Re: MCI Happenings

Let's game this out, Kansas City had 117,000 passenger either originating or coming to KC for the past 12 months from Europe. Kansas City to Dublin in nautical miles 3522nm. That is about the max most think will be the real world range for the A321LR on TATL. Airbus claims 4,000nm. But, until it's ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI Thread
Replies: 80
Views: 4639

Re: MCI Happenings

Jshank83 wrote:
stl07 wrote:
TWA302 wrote:


They still fly NS to LGA from MCI, just no mainline last time I looked. Unless OAG just changed recently?

Wiki has it dropping soon. Along with LA


And Allegiant is dropping LAS.


That's bad?

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI Thread
Replies: 80
Views: 4639

Re: MCI Happenings

Other questions would be how much bleed would a MCI the nonstop get from Wichita and even Omaha and Des Moines. Same goes for Memphis from places like Little Rock, Birmingham and Jackson MS. Would the fliers there drive a 3 hrs for a nonstop at lower fares than connect at their local airports via t...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair claims to be treated badly at Warsaw Chopin
Replies: 19
Views: 3325

Re: Ryanair "treated badly" at Warsaw Chopin

They need the pilots elsewhere.

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI Thread
Replies: 80
Views: 4639

Re: MCI Happenings

Let's game this out, Kansas City had 117,000 passenger either originating or coming to KC for the past 12 months from Europe. Kansas City to Dublin in nautical miles 3522nm. That is about the max most think will be the real world range for the A321LR on TATL. Airbus claims 4,000nm. But, until it's p...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI Thread
Replies: 80
Views: 4639

Re: MCI Happenings

You'll all love this anna.aero article: http://www.anna.aero/2017/09/13/kansas-city-becomes-the-largest-unserved-market-in-the-us-from-europe MCI now "largest unserved US market from Europe". Discuss :stirthepot: As a lifelong KC resident, why would anyone from Europe want to visit KC for...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI Thread
Replies: 80
Views: 4639

Re: MCI Happenings

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Interesting insight here, this is why I think Norwegian comes regardless of terminal issues if the A321LR has the legs for at least summer flights as well as my home town of Memphis.

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)
Replies: 130
Views: 18453

Re: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)

There's obviously an issue with Norwegian recruiting pilots and crew from FR esp at the new Dublin base MOL is very clever , he'll find a way to deal with it and Norwegians financials are really poor , so all those people may have to come back to FR at the end of the day anyway Could it be that Nor...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI Thread
Replies: 80
Views: 4639

Re: MCI Happenings

Kansas just needs to build an airport on their side and be done with this.

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet to feed Norwegian and WestJet at LGW
Replies: 50
Views: 6345

Re: Easyjet to feed Norwegian and WestJet at LGW

Looks like Ryanair is out in the cold ? If I remember correctly, earlier this year Ryanair were in discussions with both Aer Lingus and Norwegian about feeding into their services through Dublin and there also was talk of feeding into other IAG carriers. Could we perhaps see a rival feed in the fut...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 13263

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

Why? None of them have FAA ATP's or FAA type ratings. There is no shortage of pilots applying to the legacies, they have thousands upon thousands of applicants. You know it's the same thousands and thousands at every legacy right? And some (AS/VX) are hiring so fast you can get a class 2 weeks afte...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier offers new Q400 cabin options
Replies: 19
Views: 3190

Re: Bombardier offers new Q400 cabin options

I don't see the Q400 picking up any orders in the USA however, these new configurations might garner some additional top up orders from existing customers. If price is what sells tickets these days(see growth of Allegiant, Frontier, and Spirit)and the increasing capacity to 82 at 30in. with the fue...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier offers new Q400 cabin options
Replies: 19
Views: 3190

Re: Bombardier offers new Q400 cabin options

I keep thinking someone is going to team up with either Amazon or a bundle of their competitors and use a prop combi to offer ULLC service along with greatly expanded same day delivery servce for e-commerce orders. It would create an explosion mid sized point to point routes like MEM/MCI and MEM/XNA...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 389
Views: 48968

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation

Tropical Storm Watch for Atlanta, Delta issues ahead.

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees
Replies: 91
Views: 18322

Re: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees

I'm surprised that they aren't flying pax into ATL instead of DTW. It would have been less expensive and a lot more connection options. They could have made a couple runs. As mentioned, this has to do with the aircraft available. 747-400 is not only available and ready to go, but is also the larges...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amazon and it's second HQ(FedEx related)
Replies: 72
Views: 1827

Amazon and it's second HQ(FedEx related)

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So the bidding will commence. There's zero chance that they'll land this, but anyway.......

https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/new ... rters.html

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 505
Views: 66457

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

That sounded like Spirit is eyeing the C Series hard.

Which would make sense if they ever went the Airtran route for a smaller jet for smaller markets like was talked about a couple of years back.

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"
Replies: 136
Views: 25677

Re: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"

I'd much rather see Easyjet potentially cooperate With Norwegian than Ryanair. I think it's gonna be a problematic relationship With MOL Maybe he is seeing that writing on the wall as well. Norwegian was also in talks with EZY too if i'm not mistaken. Why, yes they are and MOL went after Easyjet as...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Launching DFW
Replies: 46
Views: 6426

Re: WOW Launching DFW

jmw99ttu wrote:
This Dallas guy just got 2 rt tickets on a whim. Always wanted to check out Iceland, and at $300, hard not to book for a long weekend. I wish WW lots of luck. Hopefully they can entice more Texans to get out and see the world beyond CUN.


Cheaper than flying to Alaska for Northern Lights viewing.

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"
Replies: 136
Views: 25677

Re: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"

Mortyman wrote:
I'd much rather see Easyjet potentially cooperate With Norwegian than Ryanair. I think it's gonna be a problematic relationship With MOL


Maybe he is seeing that writing on the wall as well.

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"
Replies: 136
Views: 25677

Re: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"

Maybe not, but it definitely indicates why MOL's feelings might have been hurt... and why he suddenly decided that he needed to predict the failure of the airline his crew members seem to be happily choosing over his. It is not that his feelings are hurt. He is sore as there are no more markets to ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian AIr Argentina: final list of routes authority requested
Replies: 28
Views: 7110

Re: Norwegian AIr Argentina: final list of routes authority requested

Looks like the unions are looking to make their feelings known. 12,000 stranded and 117 flights cancelled at EZE and AEP today to protest the entry of LCCs. Spanish link: http://www.lanacion.com.ar/2060329-aeroparque-y-ezeiza-12-mil-pasajeros-varados-y-117-vuelos-cancelados-por-una-protesta-gremial...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Launching DFW
Replies: 46
Views: 6426

Re: WOW Launching DFW

khinstorff wrote:
Will this cause Norwegian to take a harder look at entering DFW, or will they be content solely-serving AUS?


Norwegian offers nonstops without the need of the stop on the icecube. It didn't stop them in Denver or Seattle with Icelandic.

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/3/2017: AA Closes CFG, Drops LAX-MCI; Y4 Adds LAX-PVR
Replies: 51
Views: 8405

Re: OAG Changes 9/3/2017: AA Closes CFG, Drops LAX-MCI; Y4 Adds LAX-PVR

and stated that F9 had delayed the formal announcement due to Harvey. Do you have a link to that statement? I find out hard to believe since its not just that one but rather the majority of their new flying that hasn't been loaded yet. It was a reply by Memphis International on it's facebook page: ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"
Replies: 136
Views: 25677

Re: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"

With the recent announcements of WOW in STL, the addition hit closer to home (Northwest Ark and Western Tenn) and the topic has come up on sports oriented message boards. Here's a recent post and reply talking about WOW : e: Airplanes and airports. What bugs you? Go. « Reply #2181 on: September 01, ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"
Replies: 136
Views: 25677

Re: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"

Ryan Air went from possibly being a connecting partner a fewon the ago to claiming that Norwegian is going to go belly up. Maybe they hate the fact that Norwegian may grow exponentially in Ireland to the detriment of Ryanair.

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/3/2017: AA Closes CFG, Drops LAX-MCI; Y4 Adds LAX-PVR
Replies: 51
Views: 8405

Re: OAG Changes 9/3/2017: AA Closes CFG, Drops LAX-MCI; Y4 Adds LAX-PVR

I've yet to see the addition of F9 MEM/MCO on these updates, it's there to book at Frontier's website and Memphis International acknowledged it and stated that F9 had delayed the formal announcement due to Harvey.

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 adds MCO-PHX/MEM?
Replies: 10
Views: 1098

Re: F9 adds MCO-PHX/MEM?

This was alluded to when F9 announced MEM/LAS. Said Memphis couldn't get enough of Orlando. I was shocked when it was part of the big add a few weeks back. Now Give MEM/SAN like they did Tulsa for a So Cal option. I looked back over the press release from the big add and MCO-MEM was not part of it....

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 adds MCO-PHX/MEM?
Replies: 10
Views: 1098

Re: F9 adds MCO-PHX/MEM?

This was alluded to when F9 announced MEM/LAS. Said Memphis couldn't get enough of Orlando. I was shocked when it was part of the big add a few weeks back.

Now Give MEM/SAN like they did Tulsa for a So Cal option.

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: "Five years from now there will be just five European airlines
Replies: 77
Views: 12595

Re: Ryanair: "Five years from now there will be just five European airlines

Is Norwegian really European? Becoming more 'Worldean.'

They are going to need a US partner unless they crank up a Virgin America type operation with a majority US owner.

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XNA talks growth
Replies: 1
Views: 523

XNA talks growth

Expecting 1.3 million nplanements per year in less than 20 years. http://talkbusiness.net/2017/08/xna-board-members-seek-financial-model-for-60-million-in-terminal-projects/ They are in desperate need of an LCC not named Allegiant. Enplanements actually went down from last year's number this July. F...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air adds KEF-CVG, STL, DTW & CLE!
Replies: 152
Views: 18764

Re: WOW Air adds KEF-CVG, STL, DTW & CLE!

American smells what the Kjos is cooking: https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/news/2017/08/30/american-airlines-considers-ultra-discount-fares.html Here's the problem I see with American's plan, It's not the Iceland wonderboys, it is Norwegian that's the 900lb gorrilla. American will not put planes ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant enters hotel business - to build Florida resort
Replies: 44
Views: 4351

Re: Allegiant enters hotel business - to build Florida resort

The one way fares are a byproduct of folks (especially retired or semiretired) using them toshuttle back and fort with a period of weeks to months between. I noticed this on a board that for the Branson area. Lots of shuttling between condos there and ones in Florida

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air adds KEF-CVG, STL, DTW & CLE!
Replies: 152
Views: 18764

Re: WOW Air adds KEF-CVG, STL, DTW & CLE!

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Robert1010 wrote:
I saw a 20 hr layover on a CLE-DUB routing ...........no buenõ


Plenty of time to drink some Icelandic vodka.

Anyhoo, does WOW or Icandic have any A321LRs on the order book or do their favorite lessors.

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Q1000
Replies: 50
Views: 10987

Re: Bombardier Q1000

What I found interesting is that Bombardier was willing to shorten the CS100 for United. That was a paper exercise. They would produce a weight variant via paperwork that would allow UA to lower landing fees (lower MTOW) and BBD would sell it for less. Then, if UA later decided they wanted the rang...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 35111

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

Know what's refreshing about this thread, no back and forth about station closures.

Now...give me MEM/DEN , MEM/FLL and MEM/LAS.

And

XNA/DAL, XNA /MDW and/or STL, XNA/BWI and Sat only XNA/MCO

Hey, I can dream

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian identifies CHI, WAS, MSY, and Texas as next target markets for US ops
Replies: 111
Views: 12379

Re: Norwegian identifies CHI, WAS, MSY, and Texas as next target markets for US ops

Norwegian should be targeting net profitability rather than endless expansion. As it stands now, it doesn't appear to be much more than an elaborate Ponzi scheme, with forward revenues and the promise of profitability at some point in the future paying today's bills. The US majors, with solid, real...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian identifies CHI, WAS, MSY, and Texas as next target markets for US ops
Replies: 111
Views: 12379

Re: Norwegian identifies CHI, WAS, MSY, and Texas as next target markets for US ops

Much of what COLover said was laughable, but you've really never heard of MD Anderson? It's the best cancer hospital in the US. Seriously. I have never heard of MD Anderson. The oncology centers in US that I've heard of with good reputation are Hopkins in Baltimore, Clinic in Cleveland, Mayo in MN,...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air adds KEF-CVG, STL, DTW & CLE!
Replies: 152
Views: 18764

Re: WOW Air adds KEF-CVG, STL, DTW & CLE!

Like I said early in the thread, wait till Norwegian plops down an A321LR in Cleveland without the Iceland stop. If anything these flights are prepping the markets for that eventuality The collective toll this will take on the US3's connecting business as the Euro LCCs expand into even more markets ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Continues To Evalute 100-seat Aircraft
Replies: 92
Views: 15750

Re: United Continues To Evalute 100-seat Aircraft

Why on earth would anyone want to shrink a CS100? It would never get down (at least, not efficiently) to a size/weight that would qualify it for regional jet scope, and I don't see how a shrink could be measurably cheaper to operate than the standard size. Bombardier said they would do it, it isn't...

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