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Re: MSP Airport

Postby Andrew_F » June 24th, 2013, 1:37 pm

mattaudio wrote:Unless it's Virgin Atlantic metal replacing the DL 767-400, no. My guess is they might start other markets like Seattle or possibly Salt Lake City to London.

The Delta announcement just refers to the expanded options due to the joint venture, such as Dulles, Orlando, Miami, Las Vegas, and Chicago which can be ticketed as DL service to LHR.
Too wide to embed, but here's the codeshare map they released today: http://content.delta.com/content/www/en ... 50093Z.png

EDIT: After a brief look, it appears that at least for now the only new routes are Manchester-LA and London-San Diego

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby Le Sueur » June 24th, 2013, 3:02 pm

Cool news from an old MN company over the weekend:

http://www.theverge.com/2013/6/22/44545 ... ing-system
Drones weren't the only things on display at the Paris Air Show this week. As Wired reports, experimental electric motors were being demonstrated that would allow planes to taxi to and from the runway without needing to power up their regular engines. The Electric Green Taxiing System (EGTS) consists of a pair of 50 kVA motors mounted between the wheels in a planes landing gear. Developed by Honeywell and aerospace specialists Safran, it's claimed EGTS will cut fuel consumption by more than150 gallons per day in a multi-flight aircraft such as the Airbus A320....Article Continues

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby twinkess » June 25th, 2013, 9:40 am

Nice. I wonder if that 150 gallons of fuel saved includes the extra fuel burned due to the weight of the motors?

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby Le Sueur » June 25th, 2013, 3:06 pm

Literally the next sentence in the article I linked :lol:
Honeywell and Safran believe this could amount to a four-percent fuel saving over the course of a year, also factoring in the effect the additional weight of the system has on planes' efficiency.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby twinkess » June 25th, 2013, 3:19 pm

Le Sueur wrote:Literally the next sentence in the article I linked :lol:
Honeywell and Safran believe this could amount to a four-percent fuel saving over the course of a year, also factoring in the effect the additional weight of the system has on planes' efficiency.
:P :)

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby UptownSport » June 30th, 2013, 5:43 pm

Interesting;
Control tower errors rise at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport
http://www.startribune.com/local/213722361.html

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Postby LRV Op Dude » July 1st, 2013, 1:14 pm

Work on the diverging diamond interchange at 34th Avenue/I-494 Interchange start this week. The Blue Line will run down the middle. It will be interesting how that will work. I am sure it will be fine but different.
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Re: MSP Airport

Postby mattaudio » July 1st, 2013, 1:19 pm

As I said on the MSP Business Journal article about this--
I don't know what's more unfortunate:

That we're spending $4.2 million to make this stretch even more hostile to walkers/bikers/transit riders who wish to access the Delta buildings or Fort Snelling National Cemetery...

Or that this was funded by the Department of Employment and Economic Development's "Transportation Economic Development" program to supposedly provide jobs and economic development but of course not accounting for how this removes long term infrastructure liabilities from MnDOT's books.
http://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2013 ... -jobs.html
Glad to see the economic development has already begun.... delays for travelers :p

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby min-chi-cbus » July 1st, 2013, 2:59 pm

LRV Op Dude wrote:Work on the diverging diamond interchange at 34th Avenue/I-494 Interchange start this week. The Blue Line will run down the middle. It will be interesting how that will work. I am sure it will be fine but different.
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Also, I saw a tower crane at HHH.
Tower crane for what?

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby Andrew_F » July 1st, 2013, 3:39 pm

I didn't realize they were starting already, but I believe this is the phase 1 plan for Humphrey approved last fall:

EDIT: It looks like the new landside terminal expansion on the east end and the skyway to the parking ramp have already been built. I would be interested in finding out what exactly they are building right now. A couple quick searches aren't helping me out.
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Re: MSP Airport

Postby mattaudio » July 5th, 2013, 9:25 pm

New 747-400 all first class service to Dubai has arrived in MSP...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u77jBs-So4o

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby MNdible » July 5th, 2013, 10:11 pm

That's an expensive ticket...

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby UptownSport » July 6th, 2013, 8:26 am

^^^

Don't you think the royal family deserves highspeed rail to Rochester for their visit?
Paid for by .... Us?

What commercial aircraft (if any) that currently use MSP can land at Holman field, South St. Paul, Blaine, etc airports?
In other words, could truly local fields support some MSP traffic?

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby Snelbian » July 6th, 2013, 10:11 am

If that's the excuse we need to get the rail built, I'm okay with that.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby nate » July 6th, 2013, 2:08 pm

The sultan's jumbo jet is parked by the Delta hangar at 494 and 24th. I was driving by earlier and couldn't think of a reason such a plane would be in town....thanks, Internet!

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby LRV Op Dude » July 8th, 2013, 11:43 pm

mattaudio wrote:New 747-400 all first class service to Dubai has arrived in MSP...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u77jBs-So4o

ROYAL MYSTERY: Crown prince's plane parked at MSP airport
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Re: MSP Airport

Postby mattaudio » July 16th, 2013, 4:13 pm

Apparently Frontier is one aircraft short of what they need for scheduled service, so they're having Sun Country fly the flight from Minneapolis to Denver to Seattle part of this month. Not sure how that works if it's a wet lease or if it's just a charter, or if they have to put D/B/A Frontier Airlines somewhere on the plane.

Also, Sun Country is flying a few flights a day between Miami and Cuba for a charter consolidator as of this month. http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/n ... -cuba.html

Our hometown airline sure knows how to milk revenue wherever they can find it.

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Postby web » July 16th, 2013, 10:07 pm

Frontier is low class scum
Cancelled my connection to denver, thus eliminating me ever using them again.....I have miles that I am slowly disolving of. There reason for cancelling the 4 sacramento to denver flights......lack of business(which is bs, planes were jam packed). gives me choice of delta non stop AT an outrageous price or Southwest thru denver or phoenix or midway. damn almost monopoly!

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby Le Sueur » July 17th, 2013, 4:42 am

mattaudio wrote:Our hometown airline sure knows how to milk revenue wherever they can find it.
I see what you did there :). They (The Davis Family) happen to run a friendly little cheese shop in Le Sueur if any of you are ever that far from home: http://www.friendlyconfinescheeseshoppe.com/

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby UptownSport » July 17th, 2013, 11:04 am

Question, again, is what, if any, aircraft currently using MSP could use regional airports? (SSP, Holman, Flying Cloud, etc)


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