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by WaywardMemphian
Thu May 25, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 213
Views: 26378

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

This is simple, Boeing should pay an exorbitant price for Bombardier or clean sheet an alternative to the C -Series. How much are they going to crap their pants with the E2s coming as well. If Boeing sold the C Series and introduced larger versions, they'd sell like crazy. Allowing them to keep the ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue May 23, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx gets good news, MEM decreases fees
Replies: 11
Views: 1360

FedEx gets good news, MEM decreases fees

http://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/news ... rcent.html
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The airport is certainly getting it's financials straight in spite of a quarter of a Billion dollar B concourse redo starting.

http://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/news ... rcent.html

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri May 19, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 213
Views: 26378

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Canada has hinted that they may cancel the negotiations to purchase Super Hornets from Boeing over this. Canada is free to do as it wishes. Ultimately if it wants to cripple its own defense or opt for less financially viable options they certainly are free to pursue them. The whole point why the Su...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri May 19, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 213
Views: 26378

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

While I think we (USA)should do more for domestic manufacturing this is pathetic on Boeing's part. They have been caught with their pants down and now are desperate to fend off what is looming on the Horizon, a CS500. This isn't about the CS100, it's about sales of the CS300 and potential CS500 taki...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu May 18, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Release 5/18/17 Predictions
Replies: 178
Views: 22771

Re: WN Schedule Release 5/18/17 Predictions

For the record, the F9 MEM-DEN is going back to an A320. I do see some more WN growth at MEM, maybe 2X daily DEN to start. I don't really see LAS since with both F9 and G4 on the route the local O&D is likely covered, and DEN could handle western connections with ease. FLL - perhaps a Saturday-...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu May 18, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Alaska Airlines Flying from Paine Field
Replies: 121
Views: 14620

Re: New Alaska Airlines Flying from Paine Field

One is being built. Coming in for a landing would be great fun at PAE as you overfly the delivery line-up outside the boeing factory. You already overfly the great scene at Boeing Field into SEA! If this is allowed, why not now allow WN to have a similar exclusive deal at BFI as they proposed 12 ye...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed May 17, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Alaska Airlines Flying from Paine Field
Replies: 121
Views: 14620

Re: New Alaska Airlines Flying from Paine Field

Alaska saying they would follow Southwest to Boeing Field killed that idea right? What if Southwest revisits this idea if Alaska flights at Payne come to pass. Will other airlines demand access to Paine Field just as Alaska did to kill the Southwest idea at BFI. I get that this is a private money fu...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed May 17, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Alaska Airlines Flying from Paine Field
Replies: 121
Views: 14620

Re: New Alaska Airlines Flying from Paine Field

ScottB wrote:
WaywardMemphian wrote:
Wonder how Southwest feels about this considering their past dream of service at Paine?


Southwest wanted to


Sorry, got the two mixed up.

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed May 17, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Alaska Airlines Flying from Paine Field
Replies: 121
Views: 14620

Re: New Alaska Airlines Flying from Paine Field

Wonder how Southwest feels about this considering their past dream of service at Paine?

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed May 17, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Release 5/18/17 Predictions
Replies: 178
Views: 22771

Re: WN Schedule Release 5/18/17 Predictions

For the record, the F9 MEM-DEN is going back to an A320. I do see some more WN growth at MEM, maybe 2X daily DEN to start. I don't really see LAS since with both F9 and G4 on the route the local O&D is likely covered, and DEN could handle western connections with ease. FLL - perhaps a Saturday-...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed May 17, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Release 5/18/17 Predictions
Replies: 178
Views: 22771

Re: WN Schedule Release 5/18/17 Predictions

With all due respect, the MEM economy is not built for lots of non-stops to the west coast. If it was MEM would have flights to the west coast outside of LAX. Who is going to fill those flights to SAN, SEA, OAK, or SFO? My Brother for one as he flies a MEM -So Cal- Pac Northwest triangle often. His...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed May 17, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Release 5/18/17 Predictions
Replies: 178
Views: 22771

Re: WN Schedule Release 5/18/17 Predictions

You're really overly optimistic that MEM is going to get as much love from WN as you'd like. If they ever get over 30-40 flights a day on WN I'd be shocked. Even though Southwest usually has at least one nonstop to a city west of DAL from most of the U.S. cities that it serves, Southwest does not c...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed May 17, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Release 5/18/17 Predictions
Replies: 178
Views: 22771

Re: WN Schedule Release 5/18/17 Predictions

Southwest might be able to further expand from MEM to STL, MCI, MSP, MKE, IND, CMH, DEN, PHX, LAS, OAK, SAN, MSY, ATL, FLL, PHL, and BOS with Delta only doing nonstops to 6 of its hubs from MEM. I would not expect Southwest to add nonstops from MEM to all 16 of these markets, but there might be eno...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun May 14, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japanese Manufacturers Want In On Next Boeing Jet
Replies: 29
Views: 4274

Re: Japanese Manufacturers Want In On Next Boeing Jet

Openly suggesting that they would consider moving production of parts to the US if it meant getting a bigger piece of the pie because of Trump is an amazing admission on their part

Also would shorten up the supply chain, reducing costs.

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun May 14, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible MoM routes
Replies: 35
Views: 3864

Re: Possible MoM routes

I look at the MOM as a further evolution of the market as we are seeing with the the 787. LCCS like Norwegian could really benefit from a plane like this provided the economics are a great improvement. An airline with a slot at Gatwick can use one plane to serve a cluster of less than daily markets....

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat May 13, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New MCI Single Terminal Proposal
Replies: 61
Views: 6603

Re: New MCI Single Terminal Proposal

So let's see, we have what is basically a no-bid contract for a public space. And what happens if, down the road, B&M run in to financial issues midway through the project and the city has to start pumping money in to it so that we don't end up with a half-completed airport? Just ideas that con...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri May 12, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Oil drops sub $20 for foreseeable future, a 4-engine A350 stretch?
Replies: 106
Views: 9801

Re: If Oil drops sub $20 for foreseeable future, a 4-engine A350 stretch?

I am appalled to so many posters laughing at $20 oil. lol. remember when oil prices were over $100, saying $30 oil would land you in an institution. We, as a society are being far more efficient with useage, and most of all, are finding LOTS more oil that is economically feasible. Low oil prices ha...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri May 12, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview With JetBlue Head of Network Planning
Replies: 62
Views: 7820

Re: Interview With JetBlue Head of Network Planning

CVG is still a hub, Delta will either aggressively fight back against an invasion of Southwest and/or JetBlue as they aren't the typical LCC types and could steal more business passengers or dehub it. With DL switching to offense in BOS and B6 once again in ATL. Just because someplace is a hub does...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri May 12, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview With JetBlue Head of Network Planning
Replies: 62
Views: 7820

Re: Interview With JetBlue Head of Network Planning

georgiabill wrote:
Along with MSP I could see B6 starting flights from JFK,BOS and FLL to CVG.


CVG is still a hub, Delta will either aggressively fight back against an invasion of Southwest and/or JetBlue as they aren't the typical LCC types and could steal more business passengers or dehub it.

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri May 12, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview With JetBlue Head of Network Planning
Replies: 62
Views: 7820

Re: Interview With JetBlue Head of Network Planning

http://www.aviationpros.com/article/12299952/industry-insider-marty-st-george-executive-vice-president-commercial-planning-jetblue-airways Interesting article which gives some interesting points which weren't covered in the Q1 earnings conference call. I particularly found the below points to be no...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu May 11, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Oil drops sub $20 for foreseeable future, a 4-engine A350 stretch?
Replies: 106
Views: 9801

Re: If Oil drops sub $20 for foreseeable future, a 4-engine A350 stretch?

IF the world goes the way of TESLA, then yes - sub $20 is coming faster than we think :) Don't get me started on Tesla and the financial bailout of bad business ideas. Plenty of Oil is used to produce those vehicles before they ever save a drop of oil. =) Fan of electric.... but not the company. Hm...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu May 11, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Reports YOY Traffic Increase in April
Replies: 15
Views: 940

Re: UA Reports YOY Traffic Increase in April

The three airports I follow on the Reg is MEM, XNA, and LIT. All three posted around a 7% increase across the boar in March. Even little ol' FSM with an increase. All of this without the benefit of Easter and Spring Break accept for the last week of March. (All public schools follows the University ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu May 11, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Oil drops sub $20 for foreseeable future, a 4-engine A350 stretch?
Replies: 106
Views: 9801

Re: If Oil drops sub $20 for foreseeable future, a 4-engine A350 stretch?

1) Oil prices will not be dropping to sub $20 for the foreseeable future. 2) No, Airbus would stick to two engines for the A350. If you notice there's a nice little range crude has developed. Resistance comes in the mid 40s and mid 50s. I have posted for a long time $50 crude and $2 gas( in areas t...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu May 11, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines orders 30 additional A321s
Replies: 110
Views: 19792

Re: Delta Air Lines orders 30 additional A321s

Boeing files price dumping complaint in 3...2...1....

I keed, I keed

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu May 11, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Adds YYC-BNA
Replies: 26
Views: 3406

Re: WestJet Adds YYC-BNA

Alberta is likley home to alot of country music fans that would find Nashville an appealing place to visit. Shouldnt they have Branson service? :) Yes because Branson is a booming metro of nearly 2 million. :roll: Branson is in the middle two very well performing economies in Springfield and Northw...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed May 10, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot applies for US service
Replies: 33
Views: 7451

Re: Scoot applies for US service

The 787 can do SIN-HNL non-stop. A route far more lucrative. Or even HKG-HNL. Why stop in Japan with all the competition!? Reverse your question and you'll get your answer. There's so much competition there, because there's so much DEMAND. An example of how the common folk can make use of this. My ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed May 10, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?
Replies: 123
Views: 14046

Re: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?

No, they don't have to work for NK. But if they go to another airline, they start over at 0 seniority and 1st year pay. That's not how it works in other jobs. You cannot compare going to a new job at an airline with any other profession in the US. It's not that easy, especially when you have spent ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue May 09, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian begins hiring in Argentina; LGW-EZE in December
Replies: 22
Views: 3332

Re: Norwegian begins hiring in Argentina; LGW-EZE in December

How long till EZE to FFL, MCO, or JFK

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue May 09, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 213
Views: 26378

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Boeing is famous for this kind of tricks but, dirty or not, they use their own money and that's where the difference lies in regards to BBD. So where does the billions in in state aid (from say tax breaks in Washington State) go then? Do the BA CEOs siphon them off into personal offshore accounts o...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat May 06, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Release 5/18/17 Predictions
Replies: 178
Views: 22771

Re: WN Schedule Release 5/18/17 Predictions

MEM to FFL, LAS, and DEN would be nice adds. Frontier has proven the Den route and I think is about to prove the Vegas route. FFL is high up on daily passengers per day list at MEM yet only served by G4 nonstop at 2x weekly. The DEN route would be an easy steal from Frontier. The LAS route may would...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri May 05, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Opens LAS Crew Base and Adds Routes
Replies: 25
Views: 4909

Re: F9 Opens LAS Crew Base and Adds Routes

Let's see, Allegiant 2x weekly from MEM, now F9 at 4x weekly. I'd go with F9 given a choice over which LCC to fly. Frontier coming in at plenty of $49 one way fares.for this route. Frontier has grown Denver into a daily from less than daily and then upgrading to an A321. Dropped Dulles and DWF when ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri May 05, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Frontier's route network so diverse?
Replies: 22
Views: 3142

Re: Why is Frontier's route network so diverse?

Let's see, they tried Dulles out of Memphis, didn't last. Why, Southwest expanded service to Baltimore. They started Dallas service from Memphis, cancelled when they got wind that Southwest was going to Love Field from there. They tried Altanta and it didn't last. They have found it's Denver nonsto...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri May 05, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Frontier's route network so diverse?
Replies: 22
Views: 3142

Re: Why is Frontier's route network so diverse?

A few reasons: Historically, they have always been a second carrier at DEN, but within within past 5-10 years WN has exploded in Denver and taken a bunch of ince-loyal Denver pax. The switch to ULCC also alienated many F9 Pax. When the Midwest merger happened, they looked further out of Denver and ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu May 04, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight
Replies: 204
Views: 20617

Re: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight for overbooking

I would have just held the child. If it cried the whole flight, so be it.

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 213
Views: 26378

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Boeing should fInd the billions to buy out Bombardier or at least the C-Series and produce the CS500 to replace the 737 lines and concentrate on new MOM to cover the tip end of the 737 line and the 5000nm unicorn. I get the feeling that this was response not to that Delta order but one they think th...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cseries orders for 2017
Replies: 157
Views: 37213

Re: Cseries orders for 2017

JetBlue is undergoing a fleet review and making lots of comments about the E190s need to go. The earnings call had lots of talk about the E190 being a great sized airplane for the BOS market in particular, but having CASM problems. So I see this as saying they need a better E190-sized plane, which ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/23/2017:DL BOS Expansion AUS/BUF/JAX/MCI/ORF
Replies: 112
Views: 13707

Re: OAG Changes 4/23/2017:DL BOS Expansion AUS/BUF/JAX/MCI/ORF

Thanks as always enilria! G4 LIT-SFB AUG 0.5>0.1 G4 SFB-XNA AUG 0.5>0.3 SEP 0.6>0.3 OCT 0.5>0.3 NOV 0.6>0.3 DEC 0.6>0.3 I personally couldn't imagine going in August or September, but I feel like these cuts are a little close for any families wanting to plan an end of summer vacation to Orlando/Dis...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"
Replies: 274
Views: 20830

Re: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"

UA now AA and don't forget DL computer meltdowns....future of U.S. air travel looks pretty dark unless big changes are enacted. I'm predicting more high-speed rail projects will just keep getting green-lighted. Many airline travelers are simply fed-up. :mad: Some high speed rail makes sense, Dallas...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"
Replies: 274
Views: 20830

Re: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"

Time to outfit flight attendants with body cams. The union will fight it just like police unions do. It may actually show their actions as wrong and they don't want that. This sum's it up nicely: Finally, perhaps it’s time for the major airlines to consider what their industry is doing to both its ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEM to release new plans for Concourse redo on 4-20
Replies: 14
Views: 2467

Re: MEM to release new plans for Concourse redo on 4-20

If you watch the Youtube video, it looks like they wall off the entrance to the Southwest leg of B with a stage for live music. That would be pretty awesome, similar to what Austin does having some live music in the terminal. I really applaud the Memphis Airport Authority for playing Memphis music ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEM to release new plans for Concourse redo on 4-20
Replies: 14
Views: 2467

Re: MEM to release new plans for Concourse redo on 4-20

So will the southwest leg of B not be used? Walled off? Or just look like it does now stuck in the 70s (not a bad thing). The plans are to leave it for international(currently Cancun charter and Air Canada). In the Q and A, it states that MEM needs 3 million enplanements to do the Southwest leg of ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEM to release new plans for Concourse redo on 4-20
Replies: 14
Views: 2467

Re: MEM to release new plans for Concourse redo on 4-20

I'm from the days KLM considered a second daily M11 to MEM to fill dozens of onward DC9 and Saab flights.. hopefully MEM recovers from the good old days http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/3/1/1/2037113.jpg?v=v40 Yeah, and Northwest was going to put 787s in Memphis before the merger. Funn...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEM to release new plans for Concourse redo on 4-20
Replies: 14
Views: 2467

Re: MEM to release new plans for Concourse redo on 4-20

Interesting that A and C sees improvements for a 3 year short term use before being mothballed.

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEM to release new plans for Concourse redo on 4-20
Replies: 14
Views: 2467

Re: MEM to release new plans for Concourse redo on 4-20

https://youtu.be/QKMMcD28aPo http://www.flymemphis.com/modernization Timeline Early 2017: Jet bridge construction to accommodate additional airlines on A and C Mid 2017: Bidding on B construction Late 2017: Delta Air Lines moves to A Concourse; Allegiant moves to C Concourse Late 2017: Retail, food ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEM to release new plans for Concourse redo on 4-20
Replies: 14
Views: 2467

MEM to release new plans for Concourse redo on 4-20

http://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/news ... -plan.html

Sounds more like new construction over remodel
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http://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/news ... -plan.html

Sounds more like new construction over remodel

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian looking at starting longhaul flights from HAM
Replies: 31
Views: 4932

Re: Norwegian looking at starting longhaul flights from HAM

HAM is a long haul mystery to me. Despite a thriving economy of over 5 million people in the metropolitan region and an annual growth to over 16 million passengers, this airport failed to generate adequate services in the long-range segment, both Trans-Atlantic and Asian. Hamburg and the German nor...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to Texas?
Replies: 65
Views: 6665

Re: Norwegian to Texas?

When tourists from Europe think about vacationing in the USA they don't think about Texas so I don't expect you will see Norwegian in Texas anytime soon. I agree. The Texas-Europe travel market is overwhelmingly corporate and overwhelmingly from Houston and Dallas. Thats why the major carriers like...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to Texas?
Replies: 65
Views: 6665

Re: Norwegian to Texas?

cv990Coronado wrote:
What about SAT? a central location, lovely tourist city with very friendly locals from my experience.


San Antonio would be where I'd go if it could accommodate 787s

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