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  1. That would be great if they're making it a dedicated 3rd lane instead of an interrupted 3rd lane...it would certainly help alleviate traffic/backups coming off of I-630 during evening rush hour. Chenal does this much further out west, from Wellington Hills to Kanis where the right turn lane essentially becomes a 3 lane for a bit.
  2. Agreed. That’s ridiculous. I’m also sort of peeved that the high profile corner of Chenal and Rahling is also...wait for it...under construction as another bank. Sigh. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Well, not as bad as I’d feared. It’s project signage. I was afraid they were public billboards! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I wouldn't be so sure about that...a chocolate store closing is hardly a key metric. The last time we were out there (recently), it was pretty busy.
  5. I'm not sure what Boeing's biggest blunder of the past 20 years has been...redesigning a 60 year old airframe and pitching it as a modern aircraft (737 Max), or fighting with Bombardier when they should have bought them...and now Airbus has ended up with a fantastic airplane in the A220 for pennies on the dollar. HUGE strategic blunder.
  6. Admittedly, I didn't study this at length, but at a quick glance, it doesn't seem like XNA is THAT much more expensive than the other regional airports...like $40 more than LIT and $50 more than TUL (for a one-way fare). I guess that can add up, but still...
  7. Heck, we've already given them the baseball stadium and arena as dowry, LOL.
  8. That is mind-boggling. By the way, Frontier's direct service from LIT to Las Vegas commenced this past Sunday, March 7.
  9. It does, but Arkansans are overtly provincial, plus - like it or not - people outside of Little Rock (even in Pulaski County) likely don't want to "be" Little Rock.
  10. Wouldn't that be something? I think LR-NLR is plausible, OR creating a single-county government (like Nashville or Louisville), but doubtful Sherwood would just go along with a three-way...though technically that would make the most sense geographically.
  11. Interesting observations Wayward...no doubt about it. I guess my point is this: LIT was also at one time (relatively recently) projected to hit 2 million enplanements annually (4 million total), as it was close to 1.3 million in the late 1990's. The lesson here is that LOTS of things change and unanticipated factors come into play over that length of time (20 years). For LIT, those unanticipated changes were mostly tied up in the sunset of the Wright Amendment (impacting traffic through LIT to DAL...which also affected TUL, OKC, etc), as well as MEM losing its hub-status, turning into a more cost-competitive O&D with direct competition with LIT (and MEM is certainly a bigger gorilla in relation to LIT than TUL is to XNA). Furthermore, XNA is dominated by business travel, whose impact post-COVID is likely to be protracted given a complete rethink in corporate America about the need for face-face meetings. Conversely, leisure travel is likely to rebound quicker, benefiting LIT. Regardless, I think an argument could be made that both LIT and XNA punch above their weight compared to respective, similar metros. Lets hope they both rebound quickly in 2021-2022! p.s. SWA's logic about XNA, MSN (Madison) and TYS (Knoxville) is perplexing...they must know something we don't, and I suspect it has to do with the "cost" (siphoning off traffic from existing markets) outweighing the benefit (net gain in new market passengers) - at least for now.
  12. This. Warren Stephens was really pushing this about 10 years ago, but couldn’t get any traction. The distinction serves little to no purpose...it’s only a disadvantage for both cities. It was the same city originally of course. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I've read this elsewhere, and for what it's worth, I think that prediction is optimistic, to put it lightly. NWA is unlikely to be any larger in population than Central Arkansas in 20 years (at best, equal to), so what would be the basis for projecting airline traffic to increase by that factor? That would be even more than TUL (which admittedly isn't tremendously higher than LIT).
  14. VPS and BZN as new markets for Southwest, or as destinations from LIT? I can see Destin, but surely not Bozeman... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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