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Re: MSP Airport

Postby MNdible » April 29th, 2016, 1:17 pm

Delta has placed a couple of big orders for new planes, which will likely impact the fleet mix, capacity, and frequency of operations out of MSP. Could also mean more maintenance work being performed at MSP.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby MNdible » May 5th, 2016, 4:19 pm

Delta tells us what we want to hear.
Strib wrote:Delta’s acquisition of Northwest Airlines left the Twin Cities without a large hometown carrier. It took some administrative jobs to Atlanta, eliminated others and stoked worries about the region’s economic development.

“I acknowledge there was a lot of anxiety post-merger about what was going to happen. But remember it wasn’t just the merger, we did the merger at the bottom of the economic collapse,” Bastian said. “We look at Minneapolis as our second home.”

Delta has invested significantly in its Detroit hub as well, but the airline’s projections show MSP this summer will become Delta’s second-largest hub after Atlanta.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby Chauncey87 » May 6th, 2016, 11:05 pm

So on 4/30 (Saturday) I was was in T1, and saw a Delta B747-400. On route to Tokyo NRT. I love the look of a B747. Here is one looking forward to more random times a jet this size comes into MSP. On a look of random flights to NRT it seems the B777 will be coming back for summer use. Also the A340 from Airfrance and the B757 is back with Iceland Air. The Airfrance and Iceland Air flights I have not seen daily yet so I am not sure why that is.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby SteveXC500 » May 9th, 2016, 8:40 am

AF goes daily early June. Icelandair will be daily throughout the Summer as well. Additionally, Icelandair will fly their newly-leased 767 to MSP a few times per week as well.
Look for Condor to be flying to Frankfurt again as well beginning in June.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby mulad » May 9th, 2016, 11:00 am

Incidentally, I've been getting location-aware ads inserted into podcasts lately -- The podcast(s) have been from New York, but they include Condor advertising their new service from MSP.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby mattaudio » May 9th, 2016, 11:03 am

OT, what podcasts or podcast software have location-aware ads? The only ads I ever hear on my podcasts are when they are actually a part of the audio file of the podcast.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby jebr » May 9th, 2016, 12:36 pm

Are you using the NPR One app? I could see that one having location-aware audio, and Condor has been sponsoring MPR lately.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby mulad » May 9th, 2016, 12:43 pm

I've been listening through them through the Newsblur app or website, so it must be something that's happening at the back end when the download starts -- the fact that it works through a third-party RSS reader is the even weirder thing about it.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby mattaudio » May 19th, 2016, 9:42 am

Looks like Southwest will be launching service to Nashville (BNA), and possibly weekly flights to Cancun.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby Mcgizz » May 19th, 2016, 10:26 am

mattaudio wrote:Looks like Southwest will be launching service to Nashville (BNA), and possibly weekly flights to Cancun.
Can you provide a source?

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby mattaudio » May 19th, 2016, 10:28 am

I heard from a friend who works at Southwest in Dallas. But so far I'm not seeing it on the December schedule, so wait and see I guess.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby SteveXC500 » May 19th, 2016, 10:53 am

I have read similar rumors. So you have heard this starts in December? Since Southwest just extended their schedule beyond November 4th, I wonder if they will make an announcement on new service either later today or yet this month.

Edit: Is the T2 gate expansion on track for October? If so, I can see additional service from Southwest and Sun Country later this year, unless MAC is also planning to move a carrier from T1.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby MNdible » May 19th, 2016, 11:59 am

For what it's worth, I've heard anecdotally that Delta still envisions a not-too-distant future in which they'll fully occupy T1.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby jebr » May 19th, 2016, 12:09 pm

Even with the expansions, is there enough room to move all the non-Delta flights over to T2?

There's also the problem of no after-security transportation between T1 and T2, so people transferring to/from Delta onto other airlines will have to re-clear security.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby SteveXC500 » May 19th, 2016, 12:24 pm

No room to move non-Delta airlines to T2, under the current expansion. Planned expansion goes to 26? gates so at that time (post 2020) there may be.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby matt91486 » May 19th, 2016, 1:05 pm

I get that some people prefer it because of the shorter lines and such, but I definitely hope that none of the other legacies are forced out of T1. The amenities are so much better in the main terminal. I think it makes more sense for low cost airlines to be in T2, since I think there's probably more of an expectation of spartan service anyway. Of course, they just moved Spirit to the main terminal, so clearly this distinction isn't what matters in practice, just in my mind.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby Mcgizz » May 20th, 2016, 8:30 pm

I took a picture of all the Car 2 Go's back in March on my way to work. This was a few weeks after the program started. Not a lot of use.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby mplsguys » May 22nd, 2016, 10:52 am

Really? Friday afternoon only 3 cars left! We love the service and have used it 4 times since it started...cheaper and/or faster than all other alternatives for us.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby mattaudio » May 23rd, 2016, 8:16 am

I have yet to use it. Why? Only serves T2, and I've been going to T1 more recently. Lyft will get me TO the airport just fine. And a Blue Line train to 46th/38th Streets will get me within a block of a C2G to get back home, if I can't time a good transfer to a 46 or 14E.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby billhelm » May 23rd, 2016, 11:43 am

The $7.50 fee to start or end at airport pretty much kills it for me. Cheaper to take lyft/uber there and a cab home (or hop on the light rail)


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