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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest EAS gets Pueblo, applies for Quincy, Cape Girardeau
Replies: 16
Views: 3069

Re: Skywest EAS gets Pueblo, applies for Quincy, Cape Girardeau

Is it pretty much a foregone conclusion that UIN could get ORD again? IMO service to STL is pretty useless, because it's not even a 2 hour drive and because STL really isn't a hub city like ORD is. I think UIN, as well as CGI, IRK, OWB, MWA, and TBN, would be much better off flying to ORD than STL,...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ben Franklin to adorn the tail of a Norwegian 737 MAX
Replies: 31
Views: 3727

Re: Ben Franklin to adorn the tail of a Norwegian 737 MAX

Link/Source: https://worldairlinenews.com/2017/07/20/benjamin-franklin-to-be-the-first-american-tailfin-hero-for-norwegian/ "Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norwegian.com) has started the process of “Americanizing” the tails of some of its newest aircraft despite the on-going pushback by U.S. majors an...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ben Franklin to adorn the tail of a Norwegian 737 MAX
Replies: 31
Views: 3727

Re: Ben Franklin to adorn the tail of a Norwegian 737 MAX

If EDI/MEM comes to pass, I'd love to see Elvis or BB King.

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are some TATL routes Norwegian could tackle next?
Replies: 84
Views: 6621

Re: What are some TATL routes Norwegian could tackle next?

lavalampluva wrote:
My guess is that they'll increase flights in the existing US cities they serve before expanding to others.


With the 787 yes, with the A321LR, smaller markets are coming if they survive the death sentence that this sight has giving them.

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Nashville (BNA) get a non-stop flight to Europe?
Replies: 229
Views: 13645

Re: When will Nashville (BNA) get a non-stop flight to Europe?

Chicago most certainly does have that connecting traffic to destinations beyond European gateways to an extent to fill a planeload, and more. I don't have the numbers anymore, and even if I did, they would be like 10 years old, but, Chicago sure does. Anyway, that's besides the scope of this thread...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Nashville (BNA) get a non-stop flight to Europe?
Replies: 229
Views: 13645

Re: When will Nashville (BNA) get a non-stop flight to Europe?

Country is the most popular music genre in the US. In the U.S. yes, Europe no . . . It's just not that popular on this side of the pond. Europeans are much more into their electronic and dance music. Country has a decent following in the UK somewhat and I think it's quite big in Ireland, but that's...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN July 27 schedule extension for Easter holiday 3/7-4/6. 2018.
Replies: 78
Views: 6893

Re: WN July 27 schedule extension for Easter holiday 3/7-4/6. 2018.

https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/new ... th-in.html
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I'm banging this out on a new leather Lazyboy,

I am starting to really expect some Memphis action soon with articles like this:

https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/new ... th-in.html

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United President Says F9 Expansion Is "Sign of Failure"
Replies: 122
Views: 16378

Re: United President Says F9 Expansion Is "Sign of Failure"

jnev3289 wrote:
WaywardMemphian wrote:
All Frontier has to do is work up a code share deal with Norweigian out of Denver, that would offer up much cheaper TATL connecting flights than the US3.

Logic says it's only a matter of time


Norweigian could buy a sizable stake come IPO time.
Frontier is profitable these days.

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air to start BHX, STN and CDG to BOS and EWR
Replies: 74
Views: 8265

Re: Primera Air to start BHX, STN and CDG to BOS and EWR

jnev3289 wrote:
Looks like their onboard meal options are $70 or $40 for a meal :shock:


I guess it depends on the quality of the meal before I'd get googly eye'd. Those are relatively short TATL and a good meal before could get you through.

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air to start BHX, STN and CDG to BOS and EWR
Replies: 74
Views: 8265

Re: Primera Air to start BHX, STN and CDG to BOS and EWR

If these actually stick around for a year or two, it bolsters the prospect of a MOM to expand it away from the coasts.

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United President Says F9 Expansion Is "Sign of Failure"
Replies: 122
Views: 16378

Re: United President Says F9 Expansion Is "Sign of Failure"

All Frontier has to do is work up a code share deal with Norweigian out of Denver, that would offer up much cheaper TATL connecting flights than the US3.

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink
Replies: 150
Views: 11579

Re: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink

https://climate.nasa.gov/scientific-consensus/ Here is an exhaustive, cited, and sourced overview of the global scientific consensus on climate change, provided by our friends at NASA. I saw a lot of 2004, 2006 and 2008 in that and yet there's this https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamestaylor/2011/07/2...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th
Replies: 309
Views: 34514

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

If they ever codeshare with DY out of Denver.....

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink
Replies: 150
Views: 11579

Re: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink

Kinda like Germany shuttering their nuke plants only to buy more fossil/carbon energy from the east. Yeah, that was brilliant. Politically, it was a brilliant move by Merkel. The evil nuclear plants are now gone, so she scored a bunch of "green points" and neutralized the green party. And...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink
Replies: 150
Views: 11579

Re: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink

Nonsense like this just relegates them further to the fringe They don't seem to exist in reality but in some fantasy dream world...or what would be a nightmare for normal people Only way to accomplish what they want would be for people to stop traveling or stop being born Kinda like Germany shutter...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink
Replies: 150
Views: 11579

Re: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink

Another useful idiot for the envirowacko movement.

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?
Replies: 73
Views: 7556

Re: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?

Airplanes and Ships only need infrastructure at each end. Trains, Trucks and Hyperloop need infrastructure at each end and all along. There is a reason HSR is so expensive .. land acquisition and hyperloop will face the same problem. Technology wise evacuated tube travel, ducted fan and maglev have...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Q2 earnings slump
Replies: 42
Views: 6158

Re: Norwegian Air Q2 earnings slump

Main reported the reason for slight profit decline from 2016 was due to higher input oil price cost and the air passenger tax implemented by the government in Norway late last year. The overall performance was positive in all of Norwegian’s main markets during the second quarter. Oil is back down a...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA add nonstop service from SFO to CMH, CLT, ICT, JAX, MKE, SDF, or TUL?
Replies: 38
Views: 5439

Re: Will UA add nonstop service from SFO to CMH, CLT, ICT, JAX, MKE, SDF, or TUL?

TUL seems to offer incentives ever few years to get new coastal flights. Currently the only flights to the coasts are BWI and LAX on Allegiant, and I suspect those flights are taking advantage of incentives. At one point, I want to say AA served LAX and UA definitely served EWR, but the drop in oil...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA add nonstop service from SFO to CMH, CLT, ICT, JAX, MKE, SDF, or TUL?
Replies: 38
Views: 5439

Re: Will UA add nonstop service from SFO to CMH, CLT, ICT, JAX, MKE, SDF, or TUL?

Even though UA has a major hub at SFO and even though UA has recently added nonstop service from SFO to CVG and DTW, there are a few major cities in the contiguous U.S. that UA does not fly to nonstop out of SFO. CMH, CLT, and MKE currently do have nonstop service to the San Francisco Bay Area on a...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cities that could see narrowbody longhaul flights with A321neo/B737MAX
Replies: 62
Views: 9146

Re: Cities that could see narrowbody longhaul flights with A321neo/B737MAX

IND wants London service. https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2017/06/26/indianapolis-airport-eyeing-london-expands-incentives-international-flights/427731001/ I have no doubts of that region getting London service, but there are a lot of competing cities like Cleveland, Cin...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Long Haul - Is It Profitable? Is It Sustainable?
Replies: 67
Views: 13290

Re: Norwegian Long Haul - Is It Profitable? Is It Sustainable?

Let's remove the technical advantage of the 787 vs older generation aircraft from the equation and ask ourselves this... would norwegian as 'successful' with standard aircraft like te a330, 772, or a 763? At some point down the line, the 787's advantage over some of their competitors will be muted ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to start Budapest - New York & Chicago
Replies: 103
Views: 19045

Re: LOT to start Budapest - New York & Chicago

Would routes like this be less questioned and more accepted as viable with a new MOM/797. Seems that plane may be the one for directs to smaller, more tourist centered Eastern European destinations from the USA. The growth in river cruising comes to mind as a seasonal niche that plane would serve we...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can we expect Norwegian to order more wb aircraft soon ?
Replies: 20
Views: 2415

Re: Can we expect Norwegian to order more wb aircraft soon ?

I really don't know how NAI can survive long term. Their business plan only makes sense for 5 or so years. Low cost carriers within Europe and the US survive because you can travel cheaply, stay with family, eat at McDonalds etc. You can have a cheap vacation for people who cannot afford to spend m...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two new Norwegian routes - Gatwick to Chicago/Austin
Replies: 114
Views: 13887

Re: Two new Norwegian routes - Gatwick to Chicago/Austin

Likely every us city will be served by eu DY hub. Disappointed that it wasn't DWF. That would be taking it right at American/British. You might not be far off if they did get a 797 type of plane. Some markets might only support a once weekly, seasonal flight to a destination or two like London and ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two new Norwegian routes - Gatwick to Chicago/Austin
Replies: 114
Views: 13887

Re: Two new Norwegian routes - Gatwick to Chicago/Austin

Likely every us city will be served by eu DY hub. Disappointed that it wasn't DWF. That would be taking it right at American/British. You might not be far off if they did get a 797 type of plane. Some markets might only supports once weekly, seasonal to a destination or two like London and Barcelon...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Denver Intl Airport
Replies: 148
Views: 20713

Re: What's next for Denver Intl Airport

Couple of more pieces of information: 1) DEN will be expanding C concourse by another 7-10 gates to meet more demand from WN. WN currently has 26 gates, and this would take them to 33-36 total gates. WN is shooting for at least 250 flights, and eventually 300 flights daily at Denver. Right now the ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Denver Intl Airport
Replies: 148
Views: 20713

Re: What's next for Denver Intl Airport

Couple of more pieces of information: 1) DEN will be expanding C concourse by another 7-10 gates to meet more demand from WN. WN currently has 26 gates, and this would take them to 33-36 total gates. WN is shooting for at least 250 flights, and eventually 300 flights daily at Denver. Right now the ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing '797' doesn't exist yet. One airline already says it wants it first
Replies: 68
Views: 18026

Re: Boeing '797' doesn't exist yet. One airline already says it wants it first

Norwegian, with that plane, could provide seasonal TATL service to 2 to 4 non hub cities between the Appalachians/Smokies and the Rockies with one frame.

Frightening for the US3.

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Congress set to remove the caps PFC's on US airports
Replies: 34
Views: 4408

Re: Congress set to remove the caps PFC's on the nations airports

The individuals who are using the infrastructure will have to pay for it. What a concept! Yay toll roads for everyone! With modern tech making having to man toll booths a thing of the past, why not. This country needs a few new roads. I would gladly fork out money to zip down the west side of Arkan...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Congress set to remove the caps PFC's on US airports
Replies: 34
Views: 4408

Re: Congress set to remove the caps PFC's on US airports

I actually think this will have the net effect of driving PFC's lower not higher. A lot of airports are fine with charging $4.50 because they know every other airport is doing it so it is not really a competitive issue. Some major airports are going to get the bright idea to cut their PFCs to $3 so...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if WN Added Smaller Aircraft to their Fleet?
Replies: 18
Views: 2729

Re: What if WN Added Smaller Aircraft to their Fleet?

A smaller aircraft like the CS 100 would do well with expanding directs from cities like Memphis and Tulsa while offering a plane to develop new markets like XNA plus a plane to offer more seasonal destinations. 2016 May Numbers for Memphis were 9 daily scheduled flights for a total of 62,348 total ...

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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: 362
Views: 52028

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: 1413

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: 362
Views: 52028

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: 362
Views: 52028

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: 23356

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: 15013

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: 15013

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: 15013

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: 15013

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: 23356

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: 23356

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: 23356

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: 23356

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: 4366

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: 3992

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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