Category Archives: Delta Connection

Competitive move or does EAS really work?

Or how about both.  And let this post be proof I’m not always about busting airlines’ balls or the DOT’s balls.   But, starting in February 2013, Dickinson, North Dakota will no longer be subsidized.  Great Lakes Airlines notified the DOT … Continue reading

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9 lives and counting…

One of the more unfortunate sides of a merger is the dissolution of one of the merging parties.  Midwest Airlines proudly served the Great Lakes region for 30 years.  As the airline built up the Milwaukee hub, it provided easy … Continue reading

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Wow, seriously?

In this day and age, we’re facing a huge financial crisis in our country.  You don’t have to be Democrat or Republican to see where this country is headed, even our President campaigned in 2004/2006/2008 talking about how important deficit … Continue reading

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Here we go again…

By now, everyone can probably tell me exactly where Alpena, Michigan is on a map, right? I know everyone at the DOT can! So the results of the *4th* round of RFP’s is out, and I’m not sure how I … Continue reading

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Quick Review

Its been a fairly drama free week in the DOT’s EAS group. Alpena, Michigan – which I’ve spent a bit of time on, has sent the DOT a letter explaining their position.   The DOT has always been a bit relaxed … Continue reading

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And info trickles out…

So we know a few things about the Pinnacle bankruptcy: Delta is BACK in the driver’s seat No more United Express flying No more USAirways Express flying No more Saab flying No more Dash 8 flying The Dash 8 Q400s … Continue reading

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Dear Brainerd…

Dear Brainerd & surrounding communities, You don’t like your EAS bid award, but its too late to do anything, and you could have done more.  Showcasing the community to various airlines and even doing more to support Delta could have … Continue reading

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Lakes returns to Minnesota…

On Wednesday, the DOT issued a preliminary award for some of the ex-Northwest Airlink Saab markets out of Minneapolis to Great Lakes Airlines.   This also announces a return of Great Lakes to Minneapolis, as the airline served a handful of … Continue reading

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Busy day yesterday…

..at the DOT.  Had a number of items come through yesterday. First up, the Department is going to send Alpena, Michigan back out for rebid.  The Department rejected the bid from Gulfstream, as it was over $3 million dollars “and … Continue reading

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I want money… that’s what I want…

The theme of EAS over the past month and a half can be summed up in a great song by the Flying Lizzards – That’s What I Want.  Delta has pulled the EAS trigger on a significant number of EAS … Continue reading

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