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by tys777
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 118
Views: 9523

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.flynashville.com/news-and-media/press-releases/Pages/2018-recap.aspx "In 2018, 15,996,194 passengers traveled to and from BNA, an increase of more than 1.86 million passengers over the 2017 calendar year, representing a 13.2 percent increase, and setting a new, all-time passenger r...

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by tys777
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 118
Views: 9523

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

southwest1675 wrote:
G4 adds GRR-BNA. Starts in June.


Tells me that some of the more random adds by G4 such as SYR and RIC must actually be working out. Will be interesting to see how they expand in the future out of BNA.

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by tys777
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 118
Views: 9523

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.flynashville.com/news-and-media/press-releases/Pages/2018-recap.aspx "In 2018, 15,996,194 passengers traveled to and from BNA, an increase of more than 1.86 million passengers over the 2017 calendar year, representing a 13.2 percent increase, and setting a new, all-time passenger r...

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by tys777
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
Replies: 113
Views: 13795

Re: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion

San Francisco... Honolulu: Begins May 18 with three weekly flights. Goes to four weekly flights on June 6. The overall Bay Area-Hawaii market is getting competitive. Sun Country and Southwest will add to existing Hawaii flights on Alaska, Hawaiian, United along with Delta's seasonal flights. Fares ...

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by tys777
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 118
Views: 9523

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

If my math is correct (it might not be) that give BNA 9 destinations on SY (some seasonal). Looks like BNA might be turning into a nice little focus city for SY, or at least has the potential for it.

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by tys777
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville (BNA) Air Service Announcement
Replies: 70
Views: 6501

Re: Nashville (BNA) Air Service Announcement

Watch SY expand some more. Could be a nice little focus city for their new operation and Nashville is hot right now.

I think the lack of the phrase "new airline" is key. BNA likes to tout new airlines. So I'm guess F9 or SY with an outside shot of NK.

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by tys777
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 118
Views: 9523

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

southwest1675 wrote:
Air Service announcement tomorrow at 9am. My guess is Spirit or G4 additions.


My guess is Spirit or a decent Fronteir expansion. SAT has an announcement for a new airline at the same time and I'm guessing they are related.

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by tys777
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 134075

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

SY to.....DLH? https://tinyurl.com/y9y5ftq6 Looks like a one off charter. https://www.fox21online.com/2018/11/18/duluth-intl-airport-to-test-nashville-flight-denver-also-on-radar-2/ Will be interested to find out who is underwriting this. Is this SY trying something different? A local tour operator?

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by tys777
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 134075

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

https://tinyurl.com/y9y5ftq6


I'm a Nashville native moved to Minnesota Northwoods, if true a two hour drive to DLH for a direct flight is gonna be awesome!


For sure! As someone living in Duluth with family in TN, and having done my undergrad down there, I'd use this service.
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DakotaFlyer wrote:
tys777 wrote:


I'm a Nashville native moved to Minnesota Northwoods, if true a two hour drive to DLH for a direct flight is gonna be awesome!


For sure! As someone living in Duluth with family in TN, and having done my undergrad down there, I'd use this service.

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by tys777
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 134075

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

SY to.....DLH? https://tinyurl.com/y9y5ftq6 Article states it's a charter. There are probably 100 cities that would get service before DLH. Not a knock, but it doesn't make sense to be a scheduled flight. In this morning's OAG update by enrila, SY shows to be doubling MSP (If I'm reading it correct...

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by tys777
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 613
Views: 73952

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

Schedule extended today: Exploring MSP changes. ATL gets the axe. Surprised a bit there Presuming you're referring to MSP-ATL, I can't say it's much of a shock. I don't have the numbers in front of me, but I'd think the fact that MSP-ATL is (presumably) a major DL hub-to-hub route might have hurt W...

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by tys777
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 134075

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Pretty excited for the second MSP flight. Timings on the existing one suck.

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by tys777
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 134075

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

WN goes year round to SEA? I doubt WN does unless it is in response to AS/DL going year round. I would expect one of those two to hold most of the existing SEA originating corporate traffic for Amazon. I have no doubts that this will drive some increased air service, but I think most of it more lei...

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by tys777
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 134075

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

With Amazon announcing their 5,000 job operations center in Nashville today, does anyone have any predictions of possible service expansions? I’m assuming an obvious jump in frequencies and gauges to SEA, DCA (and possibly IAD), and NYC area airports, especially when you factor in the inevitable an...

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by tys777
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/11/2018:AA Drops CHA-ORD,MEX-PHL;AS Drops FCA-PDX;NK Adds MCO-KIN/MBJ/DEN;UA Drops FAY-IAD,Adds FAT-ORD
Replies: 103
Views: 14129

Re: OAG Changes 11/11/2018:AA Drops CHA-ORD,MEX-PHL;AS Drops FCA-PDX;NK Adds MCO-KIN/MBJ/DEN;UA Drops FAY-IAD,Adds FAT-O

MIflyer12 wrote:
Is this AA at BOS getting caught in some Delta-B6 crossfire?

AA BOS-JFK MAR 5>4[2]
AA BOS-LAX FEB 5>4[5] MAR 6>4[5]
AA BOS-ORD FEB 8>6[7] MAR 10>7[7]
AA BOS-PHX MAR 4>3[4]



Nah, compare it to last years numbers in brackets. It's right where it should be.

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by tys777
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/11/2018:AA Drops CHA-ORD,MEX-PHL;AS Drops FCA-PDX;NK Adds MCO-KIN/MBJ/DEN;UA Drops FAY-IAD,Adds FAT-ORD
Replies: 103
Views: 14129

Re: OAG Changes 11/11/2018:AA Drops CHA-ORD,MEX-PHL;AS Drops FCA-PDX;NK Adds MCO-KIN/MBJ/DEN;UA Drops FAY-IAD,Adds FAT-O

Bummer for AA to be dropping ORD-CHA. AA was there for many years before UA started this route roughly 3-4 years ago. I always thought UA would be the one to exit first. I'd be curious to know what connections AA was getting in ORD that UA wasn't or arent better served elsewhere? I've also noticed ...

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by tys777
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air
Replies: 93
Views: 15271

Re: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air

Where did they find 300 millions? To me it also looks like too much of a challenge for such a small company that even struggled to sell the twotters. For 300 milion USD, Airbus should have bought it. Service wise, perhaps, but building new ones?? Airbus already owns %50 of ATR and has zero need for...

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by tys777
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon's HQ2 Impact on DC's aviation?
Replies: 104
Views: 10533

Re: Amazon's HQ2 Impact on DC's aviation?

Well if this happens at Long Island City, real estate prices will be even more outrageous than they are now. New York City doesn’t need amazon. Many in Northern Virginia are saying the same thing... Its already high enough, so I doubt it will be affect prices that much, as there won't be much reloc...

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by tys777
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-AVL, PHL-CHA
Replies: 32
Views: 4631

Re: AA announces PHL-AVL, PHL-CHA

CHA is Chattanooga, TN, not Charleston. It's about a 2 hour drive (250 miles roundtrip) between CHA and ATL and about the same distance between AVL and CLT. An hour each way? Have you driven that lately? It "should" be an hour. Traffic starts slowing about 20-25 miles north of Marietta. I...

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by tys777
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-AVL, PHL-CHA
Replies: 32
Views: 4631

Re: AA announces PHL-AVL, PHL-CHA

TYSflyer wrote:
Flights have been loaded. Both are once daily on E145.


PHL-CHA 3:30- 5:46p
CHA-PHL 6:11-8:26p

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by tys777
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-AVL, PHL-CHA
Replies: 32
Views: 4631

Re: AA announces PHL-AVL, PHL-CHA

CHA will be served 9nce daily. not sure on AVL. Gate space is getting tight in CHA with a lot of equipment upgrades. Not sure on equipment. Article says 50 seat 175's..so, not actually sure what's going on in that regard. https://www.timesfreepress.com/news/breakingnews/story/2018/nov/02/chattanoog...

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by tys777
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-AVL, PHL-CHA
Replies: 32
Views: 4631

Re: AA announces PHL-AVL, PHL-CHA

https://www.timesfreepress.com/news/bre ... ts/482291/
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CHA will be served 9nce daily. not sure on AVL. Gate space is getting tight in CHA with a lot of equipment upgrades.

Not sure on equipment. Article says 50 seat 175's..

https://www.timesfreepress.com/news/bre ... ts/482291/

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by tys777
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 150202

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Funny that you post MSA and ignore CSA, where Detroit has a 1,300,000+ edge on Minneapolis, and that’s excluding Windsor, which is right next door. So in reality, it’s closer to 5,700,000 v. 4,000,000 overall. At MSP’s current growth rate, it would take about 50 years to equal the Detroit area in p...

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by tys777
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More to the Story? United ERJ (swapped for CRJ) turns around from CHA because ERJ-175 "too large to land"
Replies: 55
Views: 9308

Re: More to the Story? United ERJ (swapped for CRJ) turns around from CHA because ERJ-175 "too large to land"

Interesting that this took almost a week to make the news.

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by tys777
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/21/2018: AS;DL Ends JFK-SNA;UA
Replies: 72
Views: 12170

Re: OAG Changes 10/21/2018: AS;DL Ends JFK-SNA;UA

10x on CHA-ATL is alot of frequency, especially since this route has seen a ton of up gauging in recent years. I remember when it was all CRJ's, now they have MD88's, CR9's and CRJ's. Nice growth in a smaller market. Not sure how much more capacity CHA as an airport can absorb, they are busting at t...

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by tys777
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 150202

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

... If DL hates DTW as much as you think they do they could just move your international flights to another hub and no one would notice. ... I don't think DL hates DTW, it just milks a captive market to the maximum. 1) Constant negative news about the City of Detroit (most of it not true) extended ...

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by tys777
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAX EWR route cuts: Which are next?
Replies: 46
Views: 7214

Re: UAX EWR route cuts: Which are next?

I understand the plan behind the shift from EWR to IAD but I have some questions. Does the mean these airports will no longer be connected non-stop to NYC? I can't imagine AA flies to any of them but what about DL and B6? Was there a lot of O&D to NYC? If so, will that be an issue? Or, was most...

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by tys777
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Water Salute went wrong: emergency exit deployed (SV@DXB)
Replies: 42
Views: 14417

Re: Water Salute went wrong: emergency exit deployed (SV@DXB)

What happens if a plane crash anywhere airport. A fire truck came to toss water on fire plane if the squish water at a plane if the person coming out of aircraft water smash person could hit or slap down the ground person, will hurt so badly or killed. Why the fire truck squish too HARD water? It s...

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by tys777
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New Sun Country Airlines Route
Replies: 41
Views: 8372

Re: Rumor: New Sun Country Airlines Route

CIDFlyer wrote:
UA must be doing really good at DLH to have a mainline flight.


Mixed bag really. I think it's more to rotate for MX with AAR. But that is maybe one plane every week or so, so maybe?

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by tys777
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New Sun Country Airlines Route
Replies: 41
Views: 8372

Re: New Sun Country Airlines Route

This won't last long... Delta will quickly run them off this route. There's 4x United to ORD - one of which is even mainline. UA has as many seats of out the market as Delta, which is 4x CR2 and 1x CR7. If you are talking about DLH-ORD which I suspect you are, it typically goes down to 3x for the w...

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by tys777
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New Sun Country Airlines Route
Replies: 41
Views: 8372

Re: New Sun Country Airlines Route

Could see a similar service ran out of Duluth, particularly in the winter months. Doubt it, we couldn't even keep G4 service. Also, people here are conditioned to driving to MSP (easy drive on I-35) and there are 16 shuttles a day. I currently do a mix of driving to MSP and flying out of DLH. Also,...

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by tys777
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 12101

Re: Aer Lingus rumor - announcement 9/12

usflyer msp wrote:
MSP-DUB has decent premium traffic thanks to Medtronic. If EI does launch MSP-DUB, DL will definitely respond. DL will find a 763 somewhere for an MSP-DUB flight.


UHG also has a decent amount of business in Ireland that will drive some premium traffic. (Not a ton, but some.)

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by tys777
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Diversions 9/3/18
Replies: 19
Views: 3249

Re: ORD Diversions 9/3/18

AA151 and AA288 cleared customs here in MSP in the low G gates and are awaiting replacement crews to continue on to ORD.

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by tys777
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP Spotters - unusual visitor coming your way today (Sunday 02SEP)!
Replies: 8
Views: 3087

Re: MSP Spotters - unusual visitor coming your way today (Sunday 02SEP)!

redtailmsp wrote:
Interesting. I presume that the return flight will be delayed overnight for crew duty issues. I doubt that Air Europa had enough advanced warning to able to preposition a complete crew to MSP to make any real difference.



Supposedly operating with only 1 hour delay tonight

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by tys777
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 150202

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

I have flown into D15 in the past month on NK as well, so they must occasionally borrow it from B6

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by tys777
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airports in Europe or North America?
Replies: 19
Views: 2411

Re: New Airports in Europe or North America?

http://www.xwaproject.com
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Williston ND, has a new "International" airport being built from scratch set to open in 2019. Not large by any means but hard to do in this NIMBY happy country of ours.

http://www.xwaproject.com

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by tys777
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 150202

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

If NK really wants to expand at DTW they will need more gates. They currently only control 4 of them. I could have sworn that they had 5 gates the last time I flew in there, but I'm sure I'm wrong. However, I would agree to needing more gates; they really push a lot of flight through the current se...

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by tys777
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why wasn’t MSP relocated?
Replies: 83
Views: 13199

Re: Why wasn’t MSP relocated?

The problem with a new airport out in the suburbs/exurbs is that sprawl will eventually reach it if it hasn’t already reached the potential site of it. It’s like development encroaching on train tracks and then residents expect it to move somewhere else, but you’re only moving the problem to someon...

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by tys777
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 134075

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

PIE and RIC have been extended into the winter for G4. I believe that previously RIC was planned on for being seasonal. That’s correct. Seems like G4 is doing well here. Not surprising that they are doing well, just surprising that route is. I know RIC is in demand, but didnt think G4 would be the ...

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by tys777
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why wasn’t MSP relocated?
Replies: 83
Views: 13199

Re: Why wasn’t MSP relocated?

I seem to remember talk the the early to mid 2000s of them wanting to build a new airport in Blaine, although that relatively speaking that's out in the sticks, in comparison to a Richfield. If it had gotten built up towards Blaine, Rochester would have more service and Duluth even less. Would have...

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by tys777
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 134075

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

PIE and RIC have been extended into the winter for G4. I believe that previously RIC was planned on for being seasonal.

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by tys777
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA
Replies: 98
Views: 15865

Re: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA

As someone who travels often, I can tell you they're not that hard to spot. Edit: for security reasons, I'm not going to say how. Don't want to end up on a watch list. I know every time I get kicked out of 2 or 3 B at the gate. Bingo, happened to me when I flew last month. Booted out of 2C right at...

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by tys777
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated
Replies: 129
Views: 20093

Re: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated

FedEx is still flying DC-10s from 1973. The DC-10 as a passenger type has been obsolete for a long, long time. When was the last order for a new operator of a 744 or 748? Dead, dead, dead. UPS on Feb 1st 2018 for 14 more 748s. Not quite dead yet. You'll see freighter version flying for decades long...

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by tys777
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 134075

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

I think that having these two ULCC's means that BNA is probably going to be waiting a good long time for NK. Just not sure what is left for them. Also, I haven't dived into the schedules much, is there enough room for them to gate share with G4 or someone else? Or is this going to require a separate...

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by tys777
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY adds BNA.
Replies: 26
Views: 2741

Re: SY adds BNA.

dfwjim1 wrote:
Why MSP in winter?


I think it could also be viewed as people in MN coming south to TN. I make that trip a couple times a year (Usually in winter), albeit that doesn't mean much.

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by tys777
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 134075

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Even though it is only 2x weekly seasonal, I think this is a pretty aggressive move by SY. I wonder if this could lead to some Sat/Sun only beach flights in the future.

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by tys777
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 134075

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

southwest1675 wrote:
I also found LAX.


I don't see any non-stops for LAX, only very limited connections.

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by tys777
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 134075

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Loaded on SY's website

So far found MSP, MSY, MIA, RSW, MCO, and TPA.

Everything looks like 2x weekly seasonal

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by tys777
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 134075

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

I think NK could be very successful on several of those routes. FLL could tap into their Caribbean network, MCO is a cash cow, WN is the only carrier that offers consistent, reliable service to LAS, and given the amount of interaction between Chicago and Nashville it’s surprising that there’s not a...

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