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  1. Last ditch effort to make GSP work. Atlanta only with 3 flights a day for 2016.......aren't the lease agreements up between SWA and GSP at the end of 2016???? Hmmm. http://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/money/2015/10/27/southwest-airlines-scales-back-gsp/74676048/
  2. SWA has somewhat changed their business model and basically transformed into a mainline carrier. They aren't interested in smaller markets like GSP as they once were. They are re-allocating their planes to go head to head with other mainline carriers on high demand / high volume routes. When the Wright Ammendment ends in Oct, SWA will be flying to LAX, LGA, etc from Love head to head with AA from DFW. Those old Love-Little Rock type routes are being pruned quickly. Their planes do fly full, just not from GSP.
  3. What to do about IAD, what to do? Now that CLE is history, word is IAD will be "right-sized". Obviously can't let go of the international and major feeder routes, but right-sizing is on the way. I feel sorry for UA, in that market. With the AA / US merger, AA and DL now have almost a total lock on DCA. Then you have SWA at BWI. Couple all that with UA's poor customer service metrics of late and it is kind of sad for IAD.
  4. This circles back to one of my previous post, for which I was bashed by many, that GSP is one of the worst performing cities in the SWA system. Unless something drastic happens, SWA will fly off into the wild blue yonder. Chat among many in the corp staff is 100% negative about their limited future at GSP.
  5. Their load factors have been only average from the start of service. The reason BNA and MCO were cut completely and BWI was cut on number of daily flights. Sadly, GSP is not working. My understanding is that GSP is currently in the bottom 5 for all cities served. On the other hand, Charleston is doing excellent.
  6. Expect more news in the near future about Southwest Airlines and GSP......hint, it will not be good.....
  7. Agreed. Major, major loss. Not sure how the city of Greenville ever let this happen.
  8. gs3

    The West End

    Horrific mural. Nevermind the fact the average Greenvillian has no concept of Altruism. LOL.
  9. It was a 50 seat RJ and actually was almost always full. Easy way to do a quick Midwest connect. Fluor employees could always be counted on for a large percentage of the passengers, going to their Cleveland / Ohio / Midwest / PA operations and industrial projects. GSP was one of the few smaller Southern markets that had a nonstop to that specific hub, and the only SC city with a nonstop to Cleveland.
  10. No fault of GSP, but by June, the United (ex Continental) nonstop to Cleveland will be gone, as United is dismantling the Cleveland hub. Another nonstop for GSP, gone.
  11. Well thank you guber, that you think my statement MAY be factual. My chest swells with pride!!!! LOL! Confused on your whole post.....there will be no more AirTran shortly, as when SWA bought them, they starting phasing out the AirTran brand. Secondly, there are no longer any smaller AirTran planes. Southwest sold the AirTran 717 planes to Delta MONTHS ago. SWA will remain a purely 737 fleet. GSP, in the mind of SWA is history. Once some remaining contractual obligations are over, SWA is gone from what I hear.
  12. You heard it months before it happened about Nashville (above), now hear this......GSP is not working out......resources can be better deployed.....Southwest is looking to completely pull out of GSP. Heard it direct at a cocktail party from a very high up in the company, here in Dallas. The future of Southwest at GSP is in SERIOUS jeopardy.
  13. I hope that Embassy Suites will have sturdy beds if you've got a Cheescake Factory going in.......the fattening of America.....gotta change.
  14. Glad to see others agree with my view on the "shade" structure. I spent Thanksgiving on my boat at Lake Hartwell and was in downtown Greenville for a good while Saturday. The shade.....simply not good. It has not turned out with the same aesthetic qualities that were shown in the rendering. It looks bulky and heavy. The worst thing in my opinion though, is that the shade closes in Piazza Bergamo. Now that the piazza is a little more narrow, this shade only adds to the "visual clutter". It does NOTHING to invite people in the piazza, but instead seams to act as this "looming" barrier. Let's hope this thing gets ripped out before the end of 2014. Who is approving these things at city level again??????? Obviously not the same people that started Greenville on the initial roll. Wishing taste level would return.........
  15. Seriously Greenville, my point stands. Downtown is riddled with empty lots.....one just across the street from the Greenville News building. It would be smart for the city to push for development of those empty lots FIRST. Many can call the Greenville News building sucky, but is a period that Greenville should try to preserve. Back in the 60's, people called classic architecture sucky and covered up the front of beautiful buildings with metal cladding.....all that cladding is being removed now. In the 80's, people found mid century modern "Brady Bunch" style homes sucky and tore many down. Those same homes now command a premium in most cities. With the large windows on the Greenville News building, it could be incredible modern, urban style "loft" apartments. But whatever, the local developers and city will do what they do, and we all now how "FABULOUS" local Greenville developers are (sarcasm), with Hughes being the exception.
  16. LMAO! So, so many empty lots and parking lots downtown, and suddenly the Greenville News building is not the "best use for the site". Rich! You's be's funny Vicky.
  17. Not understanding all this energy being focused on replacing the News building. I'll defend this building, Landmark Tower and City Hall as eras of architecture that add to an urban fabric and should not be lost. Why is the energy and focus not being placed on the VACANT lot just across the street????? 10 years from now, if some have their way, Greenville's downtown will be nothing but red brick buildings, all with a round element on the roof. LOL.
  18. I was back in Greenville recently and walked through the plaza. Sadly, I found the same things wrong with it that I find wrong with NOMA. No water feature, bland, uninspired. If North Main is wanting to compete with West End / River Place / Peace Center, then it has a long way to go. Both this plaza and NOMA simply lack energy and vibrance.
  19. Greenville's is just like all the others in the chain. The entire chain itself has been bast**dized over the years. Where the merch is manufactured, quality, etc. Not the same chain it was years ago.
  20. LOL! Brooks Brothers has it covered......they offer a beautiful "Cheese Wiz" shade in their 346 pinpoint shirts. LOL. Seriously, I am glad to see this opening and it is a great thing for downtown Greenville. Wish BB was the original BB and not the current beotchized version.
  21. Next up for Main Street......Gucci, Prada, Tom Ford, Opening Ceremony and Tourneau. LOL. Go Greenville!
  22. . How are these naming rights the "first step" to a healthier community? Not following you? Seems a better use of the 4 million could be spent going out into the community and holding nutrition classes, helping start community gardens, etc? 4 million to slap your name on a place that serves hotdogs and cheese wiz, hardly seems like a first step in a positive direction.
  23. I simply don't understand this. Greyhound WAS in the same facility as the Greenlink transfer station, which makes perfect (seamless connection) sense. Now, to be on Woodruff? Crazy. I feel for the people in the community by the station......quite sure their property value will drop. Another 5 to 10 years and Woodruff will be a trashed area......Greyhound station, gun range, Goodwill....just need a few more payday lending stores, nail salons and a Church's chicken to make the conversion complete.
  24. Perhaps you are missing the irony...... WELLNESS........ Drive by Bi-Lo Center during any event and look at the obesity rate of those entering......check out the junk food sold in the concessions....."YOU WANT CHEESE WIZ ON THAT DOG"? LOL.
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