Some thoughts. That new 2 billion dollar stadium will be more than football for the Raiders and UNLV, the NCAA bowl profile will be raised as well as early season Marque neutral site games like you see in Dallas and Atlanta. Plus even larger events for boxing, othwr sporting events, concerts and eve...Jump to post
They need to find new markets where a need for an LCC is needed like XNA. And continue to try and find routes that work from existing places like Memphis where they have found success on the Denver route but floundered on others. No reason to stop trying others out. If that MEM-DEN route continues t...Jump to post
Do you consider soft drinks, twinkies, candy bars, sugary cereal, ice cream, doritos, energy drinks like Red Bull nutricious? Because billions are spent on those items via SNAP. 20oz bottle of Coke at 2 bucks? Yep, covered. You wonder why our children, particularly the poorer ones are unhealty, obe...Jump to post
One example: SNAP the food stamp program returns about 3.50 for every dollar invested. If this is true then we should extend the food stamp program to every family in America and we will all get rich. Where do I sign up? You might post links to studies, available on-line, that demonstrate this 1:3....Jump to post
Wow, I certainly disagree. Most of the states with a lot of EAS service can easily afford to pay for it. Alaska could fund its own EAS service at a cost of $23 per resident. That's a mere drop in the bucket of the $1000+ annual dividend paid to state residents. I looked up the numbers at wikipedia,...Jump to post
This proposed budget is nothing more than the barbarians attacking civilization. Wow, I certainly disagree. Most of the states with a lot of EAS service can easily afford to pay for it. Alaska could fund its own EAS service at a cost of $23 per resident. That's a mere drop in the bucket of the $100...Jump to post
Because their hubs are terrible for Midwest flying. Not BOS, which is a business market that strongly supports the point to point focus city flying. BOS is fine for point-to-point to the Midwest, but in many of these markets (unless B6 decides to battle incumbent carriers for market share), it's ha...Jump to post
A good market to watch for B6 midwest possibilities is BNA. 5x between WN 737 and B6 A320 is unsustainable, so will be interesting to see who reduces first. BNA has been odd because there has been virtually no advertising here, even less than there was when they were in BNA 10 years ago. Most Nashv...Jump to post
Going to ask again. Is their a future for a frieght model of this plane? FedEx has 767s on order with delivery dates out to 2023, where there's an option of 50 more. Could there be an opportunity for Boeing to pitch a version of this model at that time to replace that option considering the propose...Jump to post
Going to ask again. Is their a future for a frieght model of this plane? FedEx has 767s on order with delivery dates out to 2023, where there's an option of 50 more. Could there be an opportunity for Boeing to pitch a version of this model at that time to replace that option considering the proposed...Jump to post
This was in Fayetteville and it wasn't as bad as when it passed over XNA
https://localtvkfsm.files.wordpress.com ... 450&crop=1
Has to have at least 4500nm range. It needs to do Rome from anywhere in the lower 48. That needs 5600nm. Guess so, it's around 4500 from Nashville, around 5000 from Austin, around 5600 from San Diego. I think United knows that the Norwegianization and Allegianting of leasure TATL travel at less tha...Jump to post
Has to have at least 4500nm range. It needs to do Rome from anywhere in the lower 48. While I don't understand why Rome is important, 4000nm seems like a magic number. It is enough for Middle East to all of Europe and China as well as East Coast Uniteed States to all of Europe. The airplane also sh...Jump to post
They clearly want to test the range limit of the Max. Will be interesting to see what the do with the A321LR.Jump to post
I'd like to know which 10 markets AA will start the basic economy fare with. (didn't see it in the AA link above) My guess would be markets in which NK competes directly with AA. IIRC DL only offers its E "Basic Economy" fares in markets in which it competes nonstop against an LCC, such a...Jump to post
This isn't about the CS100 or 300 but if and when Bombardier starts the CS500, I wonder what the range will be and if they will have a long version as well. One that will flirt with a 4,000nm.
I suppose we'll see how successful Norweigian and now Aer Lingus is with A321LR routes
Let's also keep the IAG rumors of a CS300 purchase in mind. Those have a supposed range of 3300nm. I see Aer Lingus using those for New England Routes along with eastern Canada.Jump to post
Will these be operated by Aer Lingus or ASL? Norwegian and IAG may compete on obvious routes like Boston but will have to venture past the Appalachian Range to find new pots o' gold. The A321LR won't make it past the Appalachians, unfortunately. But could the 757 from SNN/DUB make it to, say, STL, ...Jump to post
JerseyFlyer wrote:IAG will feed UK and EU traffic to secondary US cities via DUB, which would otherwise transit a US hub. Reduces UK passenger tax too. Clever.
This is an intriguing add to me. I realize that both areas are thriving and both cities have a large DL presence. However that seems like an awful lot of capacity for the route when you include the 3 daily WN 737. Seems like it would make more sense to start RDU-MSY given the lack of a dominant car...Jump to post
Another factor in the relative decline of IAD is the greater availability of bargain fares at DCA. About 4 years ago, I gave up using IAD in favor of DCA after the once-huge fare difference abated. UA's horrible service, sky-high fares, and beat-up aircraft (they're better now, but the damage is do...Jump to post
I had a feeling FR would only fly TATL if there was a 737MAX variant that would economically allow it. The 737-7MAX does, but I guess the CASM is too high for FR's likening. Norwegian will use the 737 MAX-8 for TATL operations so it's not impossible. Norwegian is going to fly the 737Max across the ...Jump to post
Fits in line with partnering with Norwegian to provide connections for folks flying across with them. The word is getting around the common folk that intra Europe flying is dog cheap compared to America.Jump to post
Delta being petty? NeverJump to post
Hilarious, I did not see this coming, Well ME3 orders plenty of Boeing planes, so by that logic they will have no issues Populist angle: Multi Billion dollar Boeing orders that create Jobs + Result in lower fares VS High wage US3 Union employees that result in High fares Delta canceling Boeing orde...Jump to post
As predicted, they are buying US planes and promising low cost and service beyond the fortress hubs. Manufacturing and lower prices is going to win out over pilots and 1200 dollar TATL fares every day of the week. Maybe Delta should rethink their 787 cancellation, snicker, snicker. So they have mor...Jump to post
As predicted, they are buying US planes and promising low cost and service beyond the fortress hubs. Manufacturing and lower prices is going to win out over pilots and 1200 dollar TATL fares every day of the week. Maybe Delta should rethink their 787 cancellation, snicker, snicker. So they have more...Jump to post
This came out today
http://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/news ... tions.html
FFL stands out considering the only direct is G4 at 2x weekly, if I were JetBlue.....
You need to start out west. These aircraft will be based in LAX and SEA and focused on markets where they are most economically advantageous. Look for lots of Midwest and East Coast market that a 738/320/M90 are a little too big for and E75s are too far for. Along with the usual suspects in the int...Jump to post
I'm curious if anyone thinks that WN will someday soon enter the MEM-ATL market. I think this is the largest route from MEM in terms of passenger numbers and there is room enough for a second carrier. Chicago has 3 carriers on the route, and the NYC metro also has 3 carriers. It's just a matter if ...Jump to post
The ME3 can start a hub here and maybe Delta will come crawling back. I care less nor anyone else I know for it to ever be a hub again and the oppressive prices it brought down on a decidedly blue collar, grit and grind kinda of town where folks drove to Little Rock, Jackson and Nashville to fly. I...Jump to post
Get across cheap, like on Norwegian, come home on Singapore via Frankfurt. Ive done that. I also point out how dog cheap it is to fly point to point in Euro to my friends. They are often left with jaws hanging wide open.
It's the getting there.
Trump will ultimately side with manufacturers like Boeing, thus customers like Norwegian that buy American assembled planes while Delta is dumping 787 orders in favor of AB foreign assembled tubes. Norweigian is promising to create American Jobs and reduces cost for American citizens. Things that Tr...Jump to post
I doubt Trump has even got to this yet. Norwegian will be announcing in due course... Exaxtly, Trump hasn't given Norwegian two cents worth of time. Genie is 9ut of the bottle, too many airports see the WOWS, Condors, and Norwegians as their only shot at TATL and we also band together. Maybe Delta ...Jump to post
I feel the border tax is a bit steep and needs to be revised downward but the corporate tax reduction has been long overdue. It needs to be a flat rate without 100 of pages of loopholes and dodge'ems. What you are seeing is the process of all that being put into place. Why should Bombardier be punis...Jump to post
The Frontier route to Denver will actually be upgraded to an A321 on April 21, from the current A319. The flight has had a consistent load factor of around 90%. It's going from 150 seat aircraft to a 230 seat aircraft?! That's a pretty big jump! I wonder if they are going to aggressively price conn...Jump to post
The better argument is whether we should we be splitting Cal into two states. Look up the presidential results by county in California for the last couple of presidential races. I've seen it hypothesized that LA to San Francisco along the coast should be carved out into a separate state. Another the...Jump to post
[photoid][/photoid] STL Total 13,959,126 +9.5% (1.2 mil growth over 2015) http://flystl.com/Newsroom/Blog/tabid/422/entryid/515/Traffic-at-Lambert-Airport-Grows-by-1-2-million-Passengers-in-2016.aspx Love to see this growth! Looking forward to it doing this for many years to come. How much of that i...Jump to post
southwest1675 wrote:Wonder if WN doing BNA-MEM would ever be feasible.
Did some double checking and those are MEM's numbers through November. They do not include December. They may actually sniff or surpass 4,000,000 for the year. If they continue the growth seen over the past couple of years as fares continue to fall, Memphis may sniff 6,000,000 around 2025Jump to post