Category Archives: Michigan

And Great Lakes implodes…

Firstly, I am NOT biased against Great Lakes.  They are a good company, they’ve been through a lot – and provide a VERY vital link to a large chunk of EAS markets.   Great Lakes flies 19 seat Beech 1900D and … 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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Interesting week..

A few weeks ago I wrote about Alpena, Michigan and how they just aren’t getting much luck in terms of replacing their air service.  The mayor has now sent the DOT a letter that was also sent out to community … Continue reading

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Alpena’s tight spot…

Alpena, Michigan is your stereotypical EAS market.  City kinda out in the middle of nowhere.  Decent amount of local business, far from low fares (and pretty much everything else), and its had a historical traffic flow into one hub for … Continue reading

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American Eagle Iowa Flying

American Eagle has announced it plans on serving Sioux City and Waterloo, Iowa in a press release. Link to the press release Flight times are below: Chicago O’Hare to Sioux City Departs Arrives Frequency 12:50 p.m. 2:35 p.m. Daily  7:30 … 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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And it begins to trickle in….

Well I’m sorry that I didn’t really test my Acer tablet and wordpress before I left on my trip abroad.  Had I known the posting issues, I would have simply brought my laptop along (and among other things, the LeMeridien … Continue reading

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Surprise surprise!

Well our favorite paper airline withdrew its bid from 4 markets today.   Surprised? not at all.  The folks running Sovereign Air really need a wake-up call, as they keep bidding on EAS and the DOT keeps telling them “Sovereign Air … Continue reading

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