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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
If only Norwegian and Easy could offer 'fill in" flights for these routes as a publicity stunt/goodwill gesture.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Mckinney is the answer for another passenger service airport in the MetroplexJump to post
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...Jump to post
Some times I wonder if an improved Beechcraft 1900D was around, would it sell?Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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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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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
So the bidding will commence. There's zero chance that they'll land this, but anyway.......
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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.
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...Jump to post
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.
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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: ...Jump to post
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, ...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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....Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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 FloridaJump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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,...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post