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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NFL Raiders to LAS, How Will it Impact OAK
Replies: 39
Views: 4380

Re: NFL Raiders to LAS, How Will it Impact OAK

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...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines at DFW
Replies: 6
Views: 609

Re: Frontier Airlines at DFW

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...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 166
Views: 11557

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

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...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 166
Views: 11557

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

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....

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 166
Views: 11557

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

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,...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 166
Views: 11557

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

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...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't B6 fly to the midwest?
Replies: 81
Views: 7718

Re: Why doesn't B6 fly to the midwest?

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...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More new AS Routes!
Replies: 155
Views: 15230

Re: More new AS Routes!

MEM and XNA to a couple of Pacific Coast Destinations would be swell.

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't B6 fly to the midwest?
Replies: 81
Views: 7718

Re: Why doesn't B6 fly to the midwest?

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...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 530
Views: 51289

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

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...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 530
Views: 51289

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

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...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XNA just got nailed by Hail.
Replies: 3
Views: 1266

Re: XNA just got nailed by Hail.

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This was in Fayetteville and it wasn't as bad as when it passed over XNA
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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XNA just got nailed by Hail.
Replies: 3
Views: 1266

XNA just got nailed by Hail.

Big storm just moved over XNA, it was dumping over an inch of accumulating hail just to the west of it.

News is just now showing it at the airport, will try to get a link

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 530
Views: 51289

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

Has anyone brought up the possible freight only model aspect of this.

How would this plane fit in at FedEx in a freight role.

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 530
Views: 51289

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

atlflyer wrote:
So if Boeing goes with a twin aisle MoM solution, what do they do for a 737 replacement? Another new fuselage?



Buy Bombardier , develop a CS500 and CS700. :lol:

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Air Service Discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 2406

Re: Memphis Air Service Discussion

Allegiant announced they are making the LAX (twice weekly) year round once it resumes in June

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 530
Views: 51289

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

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...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 530
Views: 51289

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

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...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 530
Views: 51289

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

Has to have at least 4500nm range. It needs to do Rome from anywhere in the lower 48.

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian with Providence and Stewart from Bergen
Replies: 43
Views: 5210

Re: Norwegian with Providence and Stewart from Bergen

They clearly want to test the range limit of the Max. Will be interesting to see what the do with the A321LR.

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA Introduces Basic Economy
Replies: 155
Views: 15131

Re: Official: AA Introduces Basic Economy

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...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can CS100 range be extended?
Replies: 26
Views: 5625

Re: Can CS100 range be extended?

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

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna Caravan and FedEX
Replies: 50
Views: 6901

Re: Cessna Caravan and FedEX

They ought to use ATR or Q400 combis and introduce passenger service along with expanding same day online retail delivery service.

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 targeting 2018 for International Flights
Replies: 20
Views: 3312

Re: G4 targeting 2018 for International Flights

I certainly see MEM-CUN as a possibility

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG orders Long Range A321Neo's for Aer Lingus
Replies: 51
Views: 12156

Re: IAG orders Long Range A321Neo's for Aer Lingus

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.

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG orders Long Range A321Neo's for Aer Lingus
Replies: 51
Views: 12156

Re: IAG orders Long Range A321Neo's for Aer Lingus

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, ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG orders Long Range A321Neo's for Aer Lingus
Replies: 51
Views: 12156

Re: IAG orders Long Range A321Neo's for Aer Lingus

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.


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.

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta adds RDU-BNA
Replies: 53
Views: 6088

Re: Delta adds RDU-BNA

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...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is IAD struggling?
Replies: 144
Views: 17043

Re: Why is IAD struggling?

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...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to end it's ambitions to fly across the Atlantic
Replies: 13
Views: 4508

Re: Ryanair to end it's ambitions to fly across the Atlantic

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 ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to end it's ambitions to fly across the Atlantic
Replies: 13
Views: 4508

Re: Ryanair to end it's ambitions to fly across the Atlantic

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.

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to Meet with Airline CEOs Thursday
Replies: 143
Views: 21024

Re: Trump to Meet with Airline CEOs Thursday

Airport infrastructure and ATC Modernization should top priorities over competition

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Will *NOT* Block Norwegian As Obama Did
Replies: 19
Views: 6492

Re: Trump Will *NOT* Block Norwegian As Obama Did

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...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Will *NOT* Block Norwegian As Obama Did
Replies: 19
Views: 6492

Re: Trump Will *NOT* Block Norwegian As Obama Did

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...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Will *NOT* Block Norwegian As Obama Did
Replies: 19
Views: 6492

Re: Trump Will *NOT* Block Norwegian As Obama Did

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...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Air Service Discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 2406

Re: Memphis Air Service Discussion

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

FFL stands out considering the only direct is G4 at 2x weekly, if I were JetBlue.....
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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.....

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential Delta CSeries Routes
Replies: 57
Views: 10627

Re: Potential Delta CSeries Routes

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...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Air Service Discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 2406

Re: Memphis Air Service Discussion

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 ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Air Service Discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 2406

Re: Memphis Air Service Discussion

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...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is Europe-U.S. so much cheaper than U.S.-Europe
Replies: 21
Views: 2618

Re: Why is Europe-U.S. so much cheaper than U.S.-Europe

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.

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to Meet with Airline CEOs Thursday
Replies: 143
Views: 21024

Re: Trump to Meet with Airline CEOs Thursday

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...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Confirms PVD Base
Replies: 6
Views: 2629

Re: Norwegian Confirms PVD Base

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 ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boeing, GE launch group to back US Import Tax, cut on Export Tax.
Replies: 67
Views: 3322

Re: Boeing, GE launch group to back US Import Tax, cut on Export Tax.

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...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Air Service Discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 2406

Re: Memphis Air Service Discussion

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...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Air Service Discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 2406

Re: Memphis Air Service Discussion

The token seasonal sat only nonstop to Orlando was a 200 but I think the short run this summer is on a 900 as well.

Was amazing watching them concede that route to Southwes and then the steady growth it's seeing with WN.

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Calexit impact on on airline industry / airports
Replies: 57
Views: 1818

Re: Calexit impact on on airline industry / airports

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...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2016 Airport PAX numbers thread
Replies: 120
Views: 13067

Re: 2016 Airport PAX numbers thread

[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...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Air Service Discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 2406

Re: Memphis Air Service Discussion

southwest1675 wrote:
Wonder if WN doing BNA-MEM would ever be feasible.


On a Boeing,? No. Too short a drive.

This where I think GLO could develop in connecting mid sized markets with directs. (St. Louis, Raleigh Durham, INDY, Pit, Cleveland) They have been a bit quiet

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Air Service Discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 2406

Re: Memphis Air Service Discussion

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 2025

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