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by tys777
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated
Replies: 48
Views: 7551

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: 1556
Views: 88987

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: 2525

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: 1556
Views: 88987

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: 1556
Views: 88987

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: 1556
Views: 88987

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: 1556
Views: 88987

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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by tys777
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1556
Views: 88987

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

NK. Nobody else who doesn’t serve Nashville already would have the metal or the cojones to add 6 destinations in one fell swoop. Unless it’s like an EAS announcement, which could be a wildcard. The “new destinations” is strange. FLL, MCO, BOS, ORD, LAS, DFW. Not new, but logical adds for an NK entr...

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by tys777
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1556
Views: 88987

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

WSMV just teased a new domestic carrier with six new destinations. Has to be Spirit since it’s a new airline. Any guesses on where to or better yet what gate? NK. Nobody else who doesn’t serve Nashville already would have the metal or the cojones to add 6 destinations in one fell swoop. Unless it’s...

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by tys777
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1556
Views: 88987

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

I'm thinking Icelandair, but would love NK

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by tys777
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1556
Views: 88987

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

That’s what I’m thinking. Looks like AA will be giving up another slice of their counter space. Is there even that much more to give up? Maybe a desk or two. Anything else will have to wait till new expanded terminal. Then again, this could simply just be Spirit. Other question is gate space. Takin...

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by tys777
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1556
Views: 88987

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

southwest1675 wrote:
Midwestindy wrote:
I'll guess WOW to KEF, Condor to FRA, or NK


That’s what I’m thinking. Looks like AA will be giving up another slice of their counter space.


Is there even that much more to give up?

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by tys777
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1556
Views: 88987

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

I think this might he another international add. Thinking WOW 4x/week

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by tys777
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1556
Views: 88987

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

They just commented that it is a new airline.

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by tys777
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 1021 SYR-MCO
Replies: 26
Views: 2228

Re: F9 1021 SYR-MCO

SyracuseAvGeek wrote:
The F9 A321 is now on its way from MCO-SYR, don't know if there's passengers or not


There are. Watched them board at gate 1 this morning.

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by tys777
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ViaAir strands passengers, denies compensation
Replies: 36
Views: 3891

Re: ViaAir strands passengers, denies compensation

Sounds like they are calling plays from the SY playbook.

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by tys777
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1556
Views: 88987

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

Two things totally unrelated to the current conversation: 1. Did UA recently begin flying 753s into BNA from ORD? I saw UA2564 fly overhead today and it was a 753 with tail number N77865. I wasn’t aware they were flying these into bna but clearly could have missed it. 2. I was in the airport last w...

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by tys777
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1556
Views: 88987

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

I just couldn't help myself. "Dude....Nashville CSA has 1.9M people and BNA handles @15M passengers. Louisville CSA has 1.5M people and SDF handles @4M passengers. So Nashville CSA is 1.26 times the size of the Louisville CSA. BNA handles 3.75 times as many passengers as SDF. SDF passenger cou...

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by tys777
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does MSN serve SEA and SFO but not LAX?
Replies: 13
Views: 1765

Re: Why does MSN serve SEA and SFO but not LAX?

Source? Do you mean underwriting it literally by directly paying UA or do you mean "underwriting it" figuratively in that they make up a significant portion of the passengers? No source, just speculation based upon how much traveling their staff does and how they are primarily a tech comp...

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by tys777
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does MSN serve SEA and SFO but not LAX?
Replies: 13
Views: 1765

Re: Why does MSN serve SEA and SFO but not LAX?

I'm going to guess that EPIC is underwriting it, but I thought DL had their travel contract(that was a few years ago) so I could be wrong. Source? Do you mean underwriting it literally by directly paying UA or do you mean "underwriting it" figuratively in that they make up a significant p...

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by tys777
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does MSN serve SEA and SFO but not LAX?
Replies: 13
Views: 1765

Re: Why does MSN serve SEA and SFO but not LAX?

One of the major tech companies in MSN is underwriting the MSN-SFO flight Care to elaborate on which company? To your point, and several other posters, many of the longer range nonstops from MSN serve specific industries or markets. There are numerous one stop options to LAX, PDX and SEA from MSN. ...

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by tys777
Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/11/2017:AS Drops SLC-SJC, DL Drops ATL-BJX, DL Adds MSP-AUA, F9 Trims CVG/DEN, NK
Replies: 77
Views: 12427

Re: OAG Changes 6/11/2017:AS Drops SLC-SJC, DL Drops ATL-BJX, DL Adds MSP-AUA, F9 Trims CVG/DEN, NK

enilria wrote:
*NK DTW-MSP JAN 0>1.0


Interesting. This is an existing route. Being flown by Spirit 191 today.

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by tys777
Fri May 26, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cirrus vision SF50 - the $2 million single engine private jet
Replies: 11
Views: 2041

Re: Cirrus vision SF50 - the $2 million single engine private jet

Getting to see this thing every day (I live in Duluth) I must say it is a beauty of an aircraft inside and out.

Recently received their production certificate for the FAA (Week or two ago), so we should start seeing more of them in the skies.

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by tys777
Sat May 20, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet #1578 Diverts to GFK
Replies: 8
Views: 2447

Re: Westjet #1578 Diverts to GFK

I wonder if he was first aiming for Winnipeg? Otherwise Fargo and even Minneapolis would have been closer/better options.

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by tys777
Sat May 20, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Small cities (less than 750.000 people) with 2 or more airports
Replies: 83
Views: 7973

Re: Small cities with 2 or more airports

Duluth MN (Population 86,000) has two airports within city limits. KDLH (Duluth International) and KDYT (Duluth Sky Harbor) .

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by tys777
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/16/2017: AA Adds CLT-SHV/TOL; DL Cuts SLC-GCC
Replies: 88
Views: 11968

Re: OAG Changes 4/16/2017: AA Adds CLT-SHV/TOL; DL Cuts SLC-GCC

There are many challenges facing the success of TOL-CLT, as has been made abundantly clear in previous posts. That's not to say that there is no chance of this route actually succeeding. While Toledo in general is within comfortable driving distance from DTW, it certainly isn't the most convenient ...

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by tys777
Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NFL Raiders to LAS, How Will it Impact OAK
Replies: 39
Views: 5057

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

Everyone is missing the real question.

How will this move affect service on DTW-OAK and DTW-LAS? In addition how any reduction of service from DTW-the west coast overall and how this reduction is further proof on how DL hates DTW.

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by tys777
Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UofM Basketball team plane off runway @YIP
Replies: 140
Views: 16586

Re: UofM Basketball team plane off runway @YIP

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8947
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I believe they are getting a DL757 out of DTW this evening

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8947

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by tys777
Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 4
Replies: 305
Views: 17925

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 4

I'm sure every hub has this problem. But you can fly from DTW to FSD, FAR, OMA. But you can't fly from MSP to YOW, BTV, CIU. I'm sure there are even some cities that you can't fly non-stop from ATL because of their proximity to DTW, MSP, and SLC. It's a pretty long list in the upper Midwest. Here i...

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by tys777
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any US domestic tag on flights anymore?
Replies: 12
Views: 1151

Re: Any US domestic tag on flights anymore?

DL (Connection)

MSP-HIB-INL-HIB-MSP

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by tys777
Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reported shooting at FLL
Replies: 198
Views: 18831

Re: Reported shooting at FLL

With all the thousands of civilians walking across the tarmac/runways, won't it be a challenge to surveil and locate any debris fallen from luggage or people's clothing that could cause harm to aircraft? FOD walk. -IR Which would be why it took so long to re-open. Can you imagine have to do a FOD w...

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by tys777
Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reported shooting at FLL
Replies: 198
Views: 18831

Re: Reported shooting at FLL

Just an FYI that Air Canada is operating extra flights into/out of MIA on 772/773 equipment today.

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by tys777
Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reported shooting at FLL
Replies: 198
Views: 18831

Re: Reported shooting at FLL

Spirit has their FLL red-eyes starting to take to the skies, and are still showing FLL as their destination. If this holds true, FLL should start seeing some arrivals around 530am. Hopefully everyone at the airport can begin to get back to normal in the morning. Also, this appears the be the hifly p...

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by tys777
Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reported shooting at FLL
Replies: 198
Views: 18831

Re: Reported shooting at FLL

MD80MKE wrote:
tys777 wrote:
Corpsnerd09 wrote:

Yup, it's a charter from DFW taking the Dolphins to PIT.


Thanks guys, completely forgot the Dolphins made the playoffs.

lol ;) ;)


Was completely distracted by my team (Lions) making it in.

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by tys777
Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reported shooting at FLL
Replies: 198
Views: 18831

Re: Reported shooting at FLL

And not sure if a misfile or extra capacity, but there is supposed to be an AA 789 arriving in FLL tomorrow mid-day http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL9742/history/20170107/1328Z/KDFW/KFLL I believe that is a charter flight for the Miami Dolphins. Yup, it's a charter from DFW taking the Dolphins...

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by tys777
Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reported shooting at FLL
Replies: 198
Views: 18831

Re: Reported shooting at FLL

FBI has confirmed that his flight path was ANC-MSP-FLL

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by tys777
Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reported shooting at FLL
Replies: 198
Views: 18831

Re: Reported shooting at FLL

Yep, DY7045 (LGW) diverted to MIA, DY7047 (CDG) is still in the air but has already passed by FLL just off the coast, so I would assume they are headed there as well. Now both of the planes were scheduled to depart later tonight. EL-LNI (a 789) which operated DY7045 was scheduled to return to LGW a...

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by tys777
Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reported shooting at FLL
Replies: 198
Views: 18831

Re: Reported shooting at FLL

Two Norwegian Air Shuttle 787s from LGW and CDG nearing the coast going to assume they are diverting to MCO Based on current flightpath, it actually looks like MIA is the destination. Makes sense as long as they can get someone to ground handle them. It puts the passengers close to their destinatio...

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by tys777
Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reported shooting at FLL
Replies: 198
Views: 18831

Re: Reported shooting at FLL

Two Norwegian Air Shuttle 787s from LGW and CDG nearing the coast going to assume they are diverting to MCO Based on current flightpath, it actually looks like MIA is the destination. Makes sense as long as they can get someone to ground handle them. It puts the passengers close to their destinatio...

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by tys777
Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reported shooting at FLL
Replies: 198
Views: 18831

Re: Reported shooting at FLL

N126DL wrote:
If the shooter flew ANC-MSP-FLL, did he arrive on DL1103?


DL1103 Diverted to MIA; he would have been on DL2182.

Side note: DL1103 is back on its way to MSP from MIA. I would imagine he is pretty empty.

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by tys777
Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reported shooting at FLL
Replies: 198
Views: 18831

Re: Reported shooting at FLL

Situations like this are complicated and messy. I don't know protocol so I'm not attacking anyone for how this was managed. But I am curious to understand why it has taken so long (5+ hours) to get people off those planes? Was the airport not 'cleared' for safety yet? I've had ATC going while I've ...

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by tys777
Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reported shooting at FLL
Replies: 198
Views: 18831

Re: Reported shooting at FLL

Aircraft are now taxing back to the gates. Looks like everyone will finally get off. The Rouge planes have been on the ground almost 6 hours, and still have no gate due to T2 being shutdown.

Edit: Now looks like Rouge is getting put on the E concourse

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by tys777
Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reported shooting at FLL
Replies: 198
Views: 18831

Re: Reported shooting at FLL

Here is what I have so far for callsigns and flight numbers. There are ones I'm missing, but their pilots have been rather quiet. ROU1622 or 1602 (Didn’t have a chance to verify) UA413 UA2040 WESTJET 1283 B6-657 B6-1048 B6-2320 (might be 2328) DL1198 WN1781 WN494 AA1522 AA1961 add to the list Alleg...

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by tys777
Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reported shooting at FLL
Replies: 198
Views: 18831

Re: Reported shooting at FLL

Fox news is reporting it was an AC flight, but my sources say that it was DL flight from ANC-MSP-FLL and the guy had checked a gun. picked it up in baggage went into the bathroom loaded it and came out shooting. i hope it wasn't Delta but since Delta has already dispatched a care team to FLL. Sadly...

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by tys777
Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reported shooting at FLL
Replies: 198
Views: 18831

Re: Reported shooting at FLL

Two Norwegian Air Shuttle 787s from LGW and CDG nearing the coast going to assume they are diverting to MCO Based on current flightpath, it actually looks like MIA is the destination. Makes sense as long as they can get someone to ground handle them. It puts the passengers close to their destination.

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by tys777
Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reported shooting at FLL
Replies: 198
Views: 18831

Re: Reported shooting at FLL

The pilots stuck on taxiways at FLL are getting desperate asking ATC for water and have been out on the ramp for 4-5 hours. They've been getting water out pretty well, but it seems like food is more of an issue at this point. The spirit ground guys are bringing snacks, but a few people need full me...

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by tys777
Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reported shooting at FLL
Replies: 198
Views: 18831

Re: Reported shooting at FLL

Here is what I have so far for callsigns and flight numbers. There are ones I'm missing, but their pilots have been rather quiet.

ROU1622 or 1602 (Didn’t have a chance to verify)
UA413
UA2040
WESTJET 1283
B6-657
B6-1048
B6-2320 (might be 2328)
DL1198
WN1781
WN494
AA1522
AA1961

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