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MCO expansion?

Old Jan 11, 13, 6:09 pm
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Originally Posted by indufan View Post
What is the deal with IND-RSW? I see it on the route map too.
Sat only from Feb 16 thru Apr 6 on an E-175.

Full once/wk flying from Florida is as follows:

MCO: MCI/AUS/MKE/BHM/OMA/PIT/GRR/IND/SDF/RIC/BDL/CMH/HPN
PBI: BOS
RSW: CMH/IND
EYW: LGA
DAB: LGA
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Old Jan 11, 13, 6:17 pm
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Originally Posted by indufan View Post
What is the deal with IND-RSW? I see it on the route map too.
They are flying CMH and IND to RSW, also Saturday only like MCO. Both on E175.

Edit: Sat on it for too long, mersk862 beat me to it.
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Old Jan 11, 13, 6:50 pm
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Originally Posted by bk42 View Post
Sat on it for too long, mersk862 beat me to it.
Mersk is always on the ball!
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Old Jan 11, 13, 7:42 pm
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Originally Posted by emma dog View Post
IIRC, in the early-mid 1990s, much of the current terminal was in use by DL as a "focus city" or mini-hub. Then it became Delta Express, the pre-Song LCC within an airline. The space used by Airtran was made as DL vacated it.
And the club use to be double the size.
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Old Jan 11, 13, 8:03 pm
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Originally Posted by mersk862 View Post
Sat only from Feb 16 thru Apr 6 on an E-175.
Thanks. Very interesting. I am trying to figure this out. Is the strategy simply to attract the spring break crowd?
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Old Jan 12, 13, 3:03 pm
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Originally Posted by readywhenyouare View Post
I would just be happy if Delta would bring back and keep either MCO-MIA/FLL. That route seems to come and go every few years. I wouldn't mind having the direct flight to Key West back either.
Agreed.
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Old Feb 9, 15, 1:00 pm
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Originally Posted by troyintn View Post
And the club use to be double the size.
Sorry to bring back such an old thread, but where was the rest of the club? That SkyClub is already pretty big, I just don't see where else it could have/would have gone. Was there perhaps a second club located elsewhere? I just can't seem to picture this in my mind at all.
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Old Feb 9, 15, 1:45 pm
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The wall along the bar side where the breakfast tables are setup used to not be there. The room opened up behind that wall into another roomy section. They closed that section years ago and built the wall. It did not cut 50% of the total space. I am guessing it cut 1/3 or so.

I remember they had the golf putting thing setup over in that old section until the golf thing went away at many SCs.
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Old Feb 9, 15, 3:24 pm
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Seems silly to build a wall... Alas... Mr. Anderson, Tear Down this Wall...
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Old Feb 9, 15, 3:42 pm
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Originally Posted by cfabar1 View Post
Seems silly to build a wall... Alas... Mr. Anderson, Tear Down this Wall...
^^

...though I was happy to see the putt putt go.
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Old Feb 9, 15, 9:41 pm
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MCO expansion?

I wonder with the SEA expansion if we are going to see a head-to-head fight with the AS route. Probably not enough to see an expansion into the 90s gates however....
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Old Feb 10, 15, 5:59 am
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Originally Posted by aviatorzz View Post
I wonder with the SEA expansion if we are going to see a head-to-head fight with the AS route. Probably not enough to see an expansion into the 90s gates however....
^^ I would love to see that as the ug on AS, MCO-SEA is next to impossible. In my experience.
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Old Feb 10, 15, 7:07 am
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Since this thread got dusted off…

MCO is beginning a billion dollar expansion. Some areas really need improvements like baggage handling and intl arrivals but this also includes adding some gates and a new terminal eventually. I think the first phase will take three years, the second phase a couple years later.

http://pearlsoftravelwisdom.boarding...rport-growing/
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Old Feb 10, 15, 10:25 am
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Originally Posted by emma dog View Post
IIRC, in the early-mid 1990s, much of the current terminal was in use by DL as a "focus city" or mini-hub. Then it became Delta Express, the pre-Song LCC within an airline. The space used by Airtran was made as DL vacated it.
It was much more than a "focus city". When Eastern Airlines, Delta's historic arch-enemy, went bankrupt in the late 80s, Delta ramped up MCO, got the local airport authority to build a DL dedicated building connected by a people mover to the main terminal, and also to build a new north-south runway on the east side of the airport. Delta also spent quite a bit of money with Disney, becoming the "Official Airline of Walt Disney World", and even having a sponsored ride (they took over Eastern's "If You Had Wings"; I forget what DL renamed it to). By the mid-90s, ValuJet (later AirTran) and Southwest had risen to be DL's competitors at MCO, and Delta never again made the kind of money that they had to have been making there immediately after Eastern's demise.
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Old Feb 10, 15, 10:51 am
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Originally Posted by Sez_Who View Post
Since this thread got dusted off…

MCO is beginning a billion dollar expansion. Some areas really need improvements like baggage handling and intl arrivals but this also includes adding some gates and a new terminal eventually. I think the first phase will take three years, the second phase a couple years later.

http://pearlsoftravelwisdom.boarding...rport-growing/

The last thing MCO needs is a new terminal... Upgrades, yes, but they do not fully utilize the existing space...
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