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Forum: Midwest
Jan 21, 18, 6:07 pm
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Posted By knope2001

Southwest hasn't said if their west coast flights...

Southwest hasn't said if their west coast flights to San Francisco, San Diego or Seattle will be staying year-round or if not how long the season will last. My guess is SFO wll remain year round, SAN...
Nov 29, 17, 9:12 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 4,673
Posted By knope2001

Crap. The two checkpoints are not close -- from...

Crap. The two checkpoints are not close -- from one to the other is maybe 40% the length of the entire terminal arc.

The regular security is by gate B41. Around 85% of Southwest departures are...
Forum: Midwest
Aug 23, 17, 6:54 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 938
Posted By knope2001

All of MKE's rental car companies are on-site and...

All of MKE's rental car companies are on-site and in the parking garage: Alamo, Avis, Budget,Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Thrifty. The counters are all on the front edge of the parking...
Aug 14, 17, 6:26 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,018
Posted By knope2001

Cheapest parking is the Economy lot which is...

Cheapest parking is the Economy lot which is remote and has a free shuttle. I'd tack on roughly 20-25 minutes from the time you enter the lot until you walk up to the ticket counter. Having a...
Forum: Midwest
Aug 3, 17, 6:54 pm
Replies: 1,015
Views: 182,420
Posted By knope2001

I think the NOTAM is actually D34 / D36 / D38 --...

I think the NOTAM is actually D34 / D36 / D38 -- those gates are in line for revamp to modern jetways. D30 was already upgraded a few years back. I think we may find those three gates getting...
Jul 13, 17, 8:40 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,661
Posted By knope2001

If your travel is March 8th or later, on July 27...

If your travel is March 8th or later, on July 27 Southwest will release their schedule from March 8th through April 6th. It's possible the "seasonal" SFO flight will return then. Given their tight...
Jul 12, 17, 9:24 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,661
Posted By knope2001

No, they were not seasonal routes. MKE-SFO has...

No, they were not seasonal routes. MKE-SFO has never been seasonal, and MKE-SAN was upgraded from seasonal Saturday only to daily year-round in 2016.

I think it's just worded awkwardly. If you...
Jul 12, 17, 6:14 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,661
Posted By knope2001

Note that MKE-SFO (and MKE-SAN) are both seasonal...

Note that MKE-SFO (and MKE-SAN) are both seasonal cuts:

"In Milwaukee, we’re “moving some cheese” by reworking our schedule. We’ll add new nonstop service between Milwaukee and both Nashville and...
May 11, 17, 6:16 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 13,210
Posted By knope2001

Interesting -- on the same ticket? Last summer I...

Interesting -- on the same ticket? Last summer I tried to do specifically that...i think it was a 0135 arrival and a 0525 departure....and it wouldn't come up unless two separate tickets were...
Mar 13, 17, 5:08 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 5,203
Posted By knope2001

Ditto -- and the anecdotal supporting evidence of...

Ditto -- and the anecdotal supporting evidence of this is that WN tends to be comparably aggressive on proactive weather cancellations, and when forecast weather trouble comes in much less severe...
Mar 2, 17, 12:34 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,402
Posted By knope2001

They tend to open the booking window around 3 - 5...

They tend to open the booking window around 3 - 5 months ahead of time, with summer only having opened a couple of weeks ago. They don't usually say things like "watch for our new schedule for 8/14...
Forum: Midwest
Feb 15, 17, 6:32 am
Replies: 1,015
Views: 182,420
Posted By knope2001

Yes -- it looks like they are primarily still on...

Yes -- it looks like they are primarily still on E but occasionally using C11, perhaps for overflow.

United leases three gates on E and when they need a fourth they'd been using E64 for overflow,...
Forum: Midwest
Feb 8, 17, 6:48 am
Replies: 1,015
Views: 182,420
Posted By knope2001

Had a chance to see the Volaris ticket counter...

Had a chance to see the Volaris ticket counter the other day -- nice that it's more substantial than just putting up a little sign. Good to hear that the new floor leading to C is a winner. That...
Forum: Midwest
Jan 20, 17, 9:55 pm
Replies: 1,015
Views: 182,420
Posted By knope2001

They're are indeed the only nonstop carrier...

They're are indeed the only nonstop carrier flying SFO-MKE. They are #1 in Milwaukee with around 45% of the airport's total traffic. They fly out of the newest concourse at Milwaukee so there's a...
Forum: Midwest
Jan 14, 17, 1:30 pm
Replies: 1,015
Views: 182,420
Posted By knope2001

Some additional information on Volaris, including...

Some additional information on Volaris, including the interesting note that coming to Mexican Fiesta made a big impression on the Volaris sales team.

This is the second such story Top brass from...
Forum: Midwest
Jan 11, 17, 10:05 pm
Replies: 1,015
Views: 182,420
Posted By knope2001

Something I find especially encouraging about...

Something I find especially encouraging about November is that Southwest's traffic was up about 5.5% in spite off fewer flights (about 1.3 average fewer flights per day). That's because average...
Forum: Midwest
Jan 11, 17, 8:51 pm
Replies: 1,015
Views: 182,420
Posted By knope2001

Alaska will launch first-ever Milwaukee-Portland...

Alaska will launch first-ever Milwaukee-Portland nonstops this summer with E75. It is seasonal, running 6/6 through 8/26 this year.

Nice to see them finally adding this route, something rumored...
Forum: Midwest
Jan 6, 17, 6:46 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,303
Posted By knope2001

Union Station is rather near the Willis (formerly...

Union Station is rather near the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower -- that's probably the best thing nearby. The observation deck includes places where you can step out with only glass beneath you.
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Forum: Midwest
Dec 10, 16, 8:44 am
Replies: 1,015
Views: 182,420
Posted By knope2001

Nice! Glad the roadblocks were overcome which...

Nice! Glad the roadblocks were overcome which held this up.
Nov 29, 16, 12:31 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,164
Posted By knope2001

The SF Bay - LA Basin flights routinely appear...

The SF Bay - LA Basin flights routinely appear far down the list of Southwest markets ranked by load factor. Though there's no public data to show day-of-week difference, it seems pretty likely in...
Oct 3, 16, 9:37 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 865
Posted By knope2001

All of Southwest's KCI gates can be reached...

All of Southwest's KCI gates can be reached without leaving security. The other year they built a connector skimming the outer wall which links the separate holding areas.
Forum: Midwest
Aug 28, 16, 2:41 pm
Replies: 1,015
Views: 182,420
Posted By knope2001

One could of course argue that the short MKE-ORD...

One could of course argue that the short MKE-ORD hop is the right place for a CRJ or ERJ -- from boarding to deplanement is usually around 55-75 minutes. But on the flip side using virtually nothing...
Forum: Midwest
Aug 28, 16, 8:58 am
Replies: 1,015
Views: 182,420
Posted By knope2001

Couple of miscellaneous things I've run into: ...

Couple of miscellaneous things I've run into:

(1) MKE-MSY showed up again on the Southwest route map with a recent schedule release but nobody seem to have found why. I ran into what appears to...
Forum: Midwest
Aug 17, 16, 7:14 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,592
Posted By knope2001

No issue whatsoever -- their gates are close at...

No issue whatsoever -- their gates are close at Indy and all gates are within the same security. A 45 minute connection has some danger at any station, of course. But IND is as well as anyplace.
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Forum: Midwest
Jul 23, 16, 9:31 am
Replies: 1,015
Views: 182,420
Posted By knope2001

In E four of ten gates are in use, the two in the...

In E four of ten gates are in use, the two in the stem (right after security) and then only two in the rotunda -- the other six in the rotunda are empty. Around two dozen departures per day from...
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