MSP Airport

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby MNdible » May 23rd, 2016, 11:44 am

I've used it when flying out of T2, and it is slick as can be. Seems like usually when I'm flying out of T1, it's for business, and that changes the cost vs. convenience dynamics considerably.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby mattaudio » May 26th, 2016, 12:53 pm

Condor will be up to four weekly frequencies next summer. Still seasonal.

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... july-2017/

I wonder at what point Lufthansa would try to poach the route, to try and capture MSP-FRA and onward connectivity. I'd be much more likely to fly LH than Condor to Frankfurt 1. so I could open-jaw a connection to another European city on a Europe trip or 2. so I can get United/star miles. It would also provide competition for other routes, such as MSP-India or single-connect options on Star Alliance for smaller European cities without a transatlantic flight from a North American gateway.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby DanPatchToget » June 1st, 2016, 5:52 pm

Delta began daily non-stop service between MSP and Rome today. Flights are between June and August. http://www.startribune.com/delta-starts ... 381547851/

Is there a small number of people that could take advantage of this flight for connecting onward from Rome via Alitalia, companies in Minnesota doing business in Italy, or Italians wanting to visit the MSP area (probably a very small number, but then again foreign tourists seem to love visiting the Mall of America).

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby KML_1981 » June 2nd, 2016, 9:00 am

Hmmmm.. I purchased a ticket yesterday for Sept. 22nd that is an Alitalia flight operated by Delta from MSP to Rome and then onwards to Tel Aviv..

http://matrix.itasoftware.com/#view-det ... XGX694N00M

So, the direct flights must go past August.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby maxbaby » June 3rd, 2016, 7:13 pm

Ends September 30th.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby Chauncey87 » June 4th, 2016, 11:01 pm

Ive noticed at random times an A330 flying nonstop from HHN(Frankfurt-Hahn Airport). DL8959
On the Wiki page Delta does not seem to have any connection to this airport. Anybody have any ideas?

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby twinkess » June 4th, 2016, 11:03 pm

Military charter?

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby SteveXC500 » June 9th, 2016, 10:47 am

Sun Country kicks off its service to Portland, OR today. Their CEO and MAC CEO met today to cut a ribbon at T2 for this inaugural flight.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby mattaudio » June 9th, 2016, 10:54 am

1 to 3 airlines in the course of a year, now that Alaska (Horizon) also flies the route.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby maxbaby » June 9th, 2016, 3:07 pm

mattaudio wrote:1 to 3 airlines in the course of a year, now that Alaska (Horizon) also flies the route.
(SkyWest)

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby KML_1981 » June 10th, 2016, 10:41 am

Oh, wow!

Sun Country to Cuba flights approved

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/n ... roved.html

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby mattaudio » June 10th, 2016, 10:44 am

MSP will be bumping out the front of Terminal 1 landside by 16 feet, and getting rid of the escalators oriented between the T level (underground) and the baggage and ticketing (arrival and departure) levels.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby Qhaberl » June 10th, 2016, 11:28 am

It will be great having this terminal upgraded. In my opnion the inside looks dingy and gross, in its current form.


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Re: MSP Airport

Postby dingo » June 13th, 2016, 10:09 pm

mattaudio wrote:MSP will be bumping out the front of Terminal 1 landside by 16 feet, and getting rid of the escalators oriented between the T level (underground) and the baggage and ticketing (arrival and departure) levels.

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Interesting. With the conversion to just two security checkpoints at the ticketing level, I thought it would be great to have one more large security checkpoint at the underground level. Going straight up to the main terminal.

No baggage check, just for people with carry on luggage.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby SteveXC500 » June 29th, 2016, 1:50 pm

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

Airliners.net forum has another poster mentioning BNA getting new Southwest service to multiple cities, including MSP, in the July 7th Schedule extension. Maybe it will come to fruition this time.

Link to post: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopi ... #p18964063 (I started this post in the airliners.net forum.)

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby mamundsen » June 29th, 2016, 4:04 pm

So I am actually going to Nashville the weekend after Labor Day. I've been watching flights and they all suck, transfers or high price. Pick your poison. When could we see new options? Thanks for the help!

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby mattaudio » June 29th, 2016, 4:20 pm

If anything, it would be Novemberish at the earliest. T2 has two new gates opening up this fall. Not sure how those are allocated between Southwest and Sun Country (the big two T2 tenants who really need the space). Even if Southwest gets one of those gates, it could open up flights to Dallas and Nashville. Eventually, I could see them adding Las Vegas, maybe LAX, and maybe another east coast airport.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby SteveXC500 » June 29th, 2016, 5:55 pm

I've been wondering if anyone has knowledge of where those gates will go. I understand at least one will be general purpose, similar to H6. So in theory, one could go to each. Good utilization is 8 flights per day (4 in, 4 out). I could see Southwest adding BNA, LAS, and DAL.
Sun Country is adding already since they have added PDX and DEN. Winter is their busy season anyway.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby froggie » June 30th, 2016, 1:23 pm

FWIW for anyone potentially interested in flying to/from New England in the future, we discovered a couple weeks ago that Southwest has options to fly between MSP and BDL (Bradley airport outside Hartford, CT) that do not require changing planes. Was quite helpful for our recent trip to Minnesota, and the flight times were not bad either (departs MSP at 7:30am)

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby SteveXC500 » June 30th, 2016, 9:18 pm

I have used the direct, no plane change service to New Orleans and Tampa in the past. Good alternative if non stops are too expensive


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