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Old 04-25-2008, 04:07 PM   #1  
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Default FDX - F9 to discontinue service to MEM

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Maybe this will result in more non-stops to the west coast on Northwest (now Delta?) and a bigger deviation bank. 2 legs thru DEN were painful just to save the company a few shackles?
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Maybe this will result in more non-stops to the west coast on Northwest (now Delta?) and a bigger deviation bank. 2 legs thru DEN were painful just to save the company a few shackles?
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Kinda suxs for all us Denver guys. F9 was way cool for the J/S.
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NWA is adding some COS flights in June. Not perfect, but an option...
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Maybe this will result in more non-stops to the west coast on Northwest (now Delta?) and a bigger deviation bank. 2 legs thru DEN were painful just to save the company a few shackles?
What was wrong with going through DEN? We have a nice airport, easy connections, places to eat, and F9 has a pretty good reputation for running on time. Plus, like USNFDX said, they were always great for a J/S if needed. Yeah, you don't get as big of a deviation bank, but it wasn't that big of a difference. Who wants to ride on NW, anyway? CRJs MEM-DEN vs EMB-170s (previously Airbus) on F9. I'll take F9, even with a lower deviation bank. Besides, NW sucks, I can only hope that DL closes MEM down when the time comes.

Disclaimer: I have several friends at Delta, don't know anyone at Northwest, so I will admit to being slightly biased. I think we all agree that MEM sucks, so anything that screws that city, i.e, loss of NW hub, is something to be celebrated.
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What was wrong with going through DEN? We have a nice airport, easy connections, places to eat, and F9 has a pretty good reputation for running on time. Plus, like USNFDX said, they were always great for a J/S if needed. Yeah, you don't get as big of a deviation bank, but it wasn't that big of a difference. Who wants to ride on NW, anyway? CRJs MEM-DEN vs EMB-170s (previously Airbus) on F9. I'll take F9, even with a lower deviation bank. Besides, NW sucks, I can only hope that DL closes MEM down when the time comes.

Disclaimer: I have several friends at Delta, don't know anyone at Northwest, so I will admit to being slightly biased. I think we all agree that MEM sucks, so anything that screws that city, i.e, loss of NW hub, is something to be celebrated.
Last time I looked, NWA was THE major passenger carrier into and out of Memphis. To hope that the new Delta actually "closes MEM down when the time comes", is rather shortsighted, to say the least. NWA, while not being the best carrier, still is/was very convenient for most guys who have to get to work or return home. It also allowed the company a lot of flexibility, due in large part to both NWA's sheer size in Memphis as well as their code share partners. This also made it easier for commuters as well as deadheading. Finally, while I'm not a big fan of Memphis, I see absolutely no reason to celebrate when something "screws that city."

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I do, and they don't suck. They're good guys in a bad situation.
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I can only hope that DL closes MEM down when the time comes.
Memphis being a hub helps everyone, from commuters to guys who live in MEM trying to get to and from Guard/Reserve duty. Just ask the UPS commuters how easy it is to get to SDF.

Besides we can't all live in Denver. The MD-10 is already full every night with 4 guys in back and 2 up front. (And one on the ironing board)

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Frontier pays their pilots squat. NWA is a strong union carrier. I go out of my way to buy union tickets.
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Frontier pays their pilots squat. NWA is a strong union carrier. I go out of my way to buy union tickets.
Easy boss, my brothers at F9 are union members too. Let's not make this that kind of game.

This news is disappointing to say the least. I no longer commute DEN-MEM and haven't in two years but I liked having the option for jumpseats/deadheads.

Hopefully it's a good financial decision that will keep the F9 guys (union members if you don't pay attention) their jobs.
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