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This is good news that AF and NWA worked out their codeshare agreement within SkyTeam. Hopefully on down the road if the economy is good and NWA adds a bank or two in MEM, MEM can get a direct flight to CDG in addition to the AMS non-stop. There would be a good local feed, and surely there's a good number of people in the Southeast who want to connect to Europe/Asia this way.

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This is good news that AF and NWA worked out their codeshare agreement within SkyTeam. Hopefully on down the road if the economy is good and NWA adds a bank or two in MEM, MEM can get a direct flight to CDG in addition to the AMS non-stop. There would be a good local feed, and surely there's a good number of people in the Southeast who want to connect to Europe/Asia this way.

Great news on the codeshare. Although I wouldn't necessarily connect the agreement to an imminent non-stop to CDG. Northwest has alot of codeshares that don't have direct flights to Memphis. Still, should be great for more options in getting around Europe!!

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http://www.memphisdailynews.com/Editorial/...e=8%2f22%2f2006

I really hope this brings down flights from Europe and Memphis. Right now, its cheaper to fly MEM-ATL-Amsterdam, instead of taking a nonstop flight. Possibly because NWA has to compete with Airtran to Atlanta.

Actually, I checked in June and the rates were about the same back then for a flight in October... Has it changed now?

Edit: And I just checked right now again, and the cheapest flight from Memphis through a connection (after fees and taxes) is a whole $8 cheaper than Memphis-Amst nonstop. $758 through Chicago vs. $764 nonstop. This was through Orbitz, which places something like a $5 charge on all rates, so that difference is a toss-up. Delta, after fees etc, was $826.

Not to dispute your research, I just saw something different. Do you have a different source that reflects cheaper rates?

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Not to dispute your research, I just saw something different. Do you have a different source that reflects cheaper rates?

I think I checked with nwa.com since their passengers are the only ones that really matter in Memphis' international airline stats. I think it was sometime in July. Since alot of the people who fly Memphis-Amsterdam are connecting passengers, I checked how people from Orlando would get to Amsterdam and the cheapest flight with Northwest is $1354.03 via Detroit and Toronto for December 7. Memphis' nonstop to Amsterdam is much more expensive compared to the other Northwest hubs.

Prices w/o taxes:

MPS-AMS $2436.50

DTW-AMS $2080.50

MEM-AMS $2486.50

Hasn't a second daily flight to Amsterdam been announced? That must mean the Memphis flight is doing good.

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I think I checked with nwa.com since their passengers are the only ones that really matter in Memphis' international airline stats. I think it was sometime in July. Since alot of the people who fly Memphis-Amsterdam are connecting passengers, I checked how people from Orlando would get to Amsterdam and the cheapest flight with Northwest is $1354.03 via Detroit and Toronto for December 7. Memphis' nonstop to Amsterdam is much more expensive compared to the other Northwest hubs.

Prices w/o taxes:

MPS-AMS $2436.50

DTW-AMS $2080.50

MEM-AMS $2486.50

Hasn't a second daily flight to Amsterdam been announced? That must mean the Memphis flight is doing good.

Yeah, I dunno what to tell ya. Gotta shop Orbitz? Nonstop Memphis - Amsterdam (NWA): $715, after fees. Leave 12/7, return 12/11. But the nwa site has it for $705. I'm still confused why you're getting more expensive rates. Did you check it for one person?

Cheapest 1-stop is $687, not using NWA.

I haven't heard anything about a second flight except rumors. I'm sure someone here knows something about it though . . .

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^I was doing one way :thumbsup: Amazing how one way costs 3 times more than roundtrip.

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I remember an article in the CA a few months ago talking about how NW would probably add a second MEM-AMS flight and a MEM-CDG flight before they tacked on MEM-NRT (due to the 787s arrival not being for a few years).

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^I was doing one way :thumbsup: Amazing how one way costs 3 times more than roundtrip.

Holy eff.

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