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by joleo
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 916
Views: 99124

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

34 would be correct. At 4 round trips per day with 9 passenger planes you're only looking at somewhat over 2,000 passengers per month. Not much of a windfall but hey, why not? Actually it is only 2 roundtrips per day on weekdays only. It is also either a 7 or 8 seat plane. That is only around 600 s...
by joleo
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 916
Views: 99124

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Omaha Cowboy wrote:This is tremendous news! Now 32 non stop destinations and counting..

5 million annual passengers for OMA here we come :thumb: ...

Ciao..LiO...Peace


33 destinations, Allegiant announced Omaha to Punta Gorda Florida today as well!
by joleo
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 916
Views: 99124

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Holy cow. OMA in August was up 12.3% and for the year up 6.5%. All the airlines were up. Alaska up 15%, probably due to San Diego service. American up 6.9% Allegiant up 2.8% Delta up 18.1% Fontier up 2.4% and added seasonal to Ft. Myers Southwest up 7.6% United up 21.3% Nobody appeared to cannlbaii...
by joleo
Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Streetlight replacement with LED's
Replies: 31
Views: 2191

Re: Streetlight replacement with LED's

While in CB the other night, I noticed that even quite a few lights in residential neighborhoods have been converted to LED. Not quite sure why Omaha is lacking in this so much. Because OPPD currently owns the street lights in Omaha. There was an article in the Weird Herald about this not too long ...
by joleo
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 916
Views: 99124

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

July numbers just came out. +6.4% for the month and +5.6% for the year to date. Alaska, on what I assume is the San Diego flights, was up 12.6%, but still a margin player. Allegiant was down 7.1%. Not sure what that's about. American down 1.9%, still up over 3% for the year. Delta was up 9.7%, stil...
by joleo
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Urban Grocery Store
Replies: 99
Views: 7640

Re: Urban Grocery Store

Speaking of this, I heard Hyvee is looking at sites downtown for something similar to their downtown DSM store. No clear location... That HyVee in Downtown Des Moines is great. We can't get it in Omaha soon enough! I second that, living in Des Moines, I've been to the downtown Hy-Vee several times....
by joleo
Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 916
Views: 99124

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Q4 2016 PDEW Chicago 350 Denver 307 Phoenix 262 <snip> Are these the grand total numbers, or just the domestic numbers? Is there an international destination PDEW list for Omaha? PDEW has nothing to do with domestic vs international, I think you're misunderstanding PDEW. If you are flying from Omah...
by joleo
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 916
Views: 99124

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

March Traffic was up 9.3% over March 2016, overall year to date traffic is up 5.3% Wow, that puts them on pace for nearly 4.6 million for the year. This is very good news! It means the additional capacity the airlines have added in Omaha is being absorbed which wasn't the case in January and Februa...
by joleo
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 916
Views: 99124

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Am I imagining things or has Southwest cut one or more morning OMA-MDW flights? Southwest flies 6x daily to Midway during the Summer and a few other busy periods of the year, otherwise it's been 5x daily during past several years during slow times. I believe this year they did drop down to 4x daily...
by joleo
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 916
Views: 99124

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Steve McCoy (Omaha Airport Authority, Airline Affairs) said that Eppley had a 9% growth rate which would place them as the 9th best growing airport in the US last year. He also said that San Diego and Miami were the previous largest unserved cities for business travel, which now places Boston as th...
by joleo
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 916
Views: 99124

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

February traffic was up 3.4% month to month and 2.8% YTD. This is scary, the World Herald stated that the beginning of 2017 vs 2016, the number of available seats is up I think it was 9% or 10%. Traffic is only up 2.8% YTD. That said, load factors would be way down to account for this discrepancy a...
by joleo
Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1876
Views: 153114

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

That is interesting...makes one wonder if there is some strong private $ coming into play..... to help make it happen. That seems to be the only way it will. They should include a connection to Eppley in the mix as further justification. Yes, a connection to Eppley is key in the whole thing! Major ...
by joleo
Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Nebraska Multisports Complex
Replies: 198
Views: 16212

Re: Nebraska Multisports Complex

Anybody have any recent photos of the site they wouldn't mind posting? Are they moving dirt yet?
by joleo
Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 916
Views: 99124

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

http://www.dmgov.org/Government/CityCouncil/WorkshopDocuments/20160808 Airport Update.pdf Above is the report for the Des Moines Airport. Does a report like this exist for the Omaha airport? I found it extremely interesting, especially the charts on each airline and how profitable each city is relat...
by joleo
Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 916
Views: 99124

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Omaha to Houston - Hobby on Southwest was announced today. Daily nonstop starting in the middle of March! Also Omaha to Phoenix on Southwest is 4x daily in March this year on Southwest, past years it has only been 2x daily, 3x daily at most a few odd years. The Omaha air market continues to be stron...
by joleo
Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 916
Views: 99124

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

http://www.flyoma.com/images/pdfs/June16TRAFFIC.pdf As suspected, June traffic way way up: 7.9%! From what I can tell from the statistics that Eppley has on the website, this was an all-time monthly record for the airport! Comparing June 2015 to 2016, New or larger planes that contributed to this in...
by joleo
Fri May 27, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 916
Views: 99124

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

March Traffic was up 0.4% http://www.flyoma.com/images/March_2016_Traffic_Statistics.pdf I'm not sure what is going on but they used to have the traffic stats from the previous month up on the website within 2 (3 weeks max). The March statistics are not up but you can manually change February to Mar...
by joleo
Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 916
Views: 99124

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

$270-$300 for a round trip Omaha-Chicago seems like ridiculous price gouging to me.. Yep, absolutely. It's very much limited our trips back, or we're driving more often now. And let me tell you, I-88 across Illinois makes I-80 across Nebraska immensely more interesting (albeit, still longer) MDW is...
by joleo
Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 916
Views: 99124

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Service on Omaha to Seattle on Alaska airlines switches to a Boeing 737-800 that has first class and holds 163 seats vs currently flown on a cr7 with no first class and only 70 seats. This is a huge difference and should bring down fares on the route. This starts June 5th! Nice!!! Really only route ...
by joleo
Thu Jan 21, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 916
Views: 99124

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Southwest supposedly has non stop to LAX but it seems I always get laid over in Denver. seasonal Southwest flies nonstop OMA-LAX starting in early June and ending in the middle of August. It's possible with American entering the market year-round that Southwest will either also try to fly it year r...
by joleo
Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 916
Views: 99124

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Allegiant is very similar with their "add-on" costs. Allegiant and Spirit would charge you for the seatbelt if they could get away with it! Allegiant has very cheap fares and then they charge you for what you use. My best friend flew Allegiant to come back to the Michigan St Nebraska game...
by joleo
Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 916
Views: 99124

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Frontier just announced today they are bringing back seasonal flights to Orlando. Flights begin middle of February and run through the beginning of April. Flights are 4 days a week on Thursday, Friday, Sunday and Monday. Prices look cheap! This will make 3 airlines serving Orlando: Frontier - 4x per...
by joleo
Sat Dec 19, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Westroads Development
Replies: 592
Views: 66020

Re: Westroads Development

Has anybody been by today? Wondering if there is a soft opening today or tomorrow for new food court area? I'm super excited and living in Des Moines, I just happen to be in Omaha today and was think about checking it out!
by joleo
Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 916
Views: 99124

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Wondering if the Oakland/San Fran Allegiant nonstop is ending? You can book the Clearwater, Florida into January but the nonstop to Oakland/San Fran you can only book until August 14th. Anyone? It was only announced as a seasonal flight from around May 1st until August 14th. I first heard that May ...
by joleo
Sun Apr 05, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 916
Views: 99124

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Omaha Orlando on Southwest going from Saturday Only to almost daily June 8-August 8. This is the only Saturday Only Route in the entire county that Southwest is switching to daily for the summer. That says how strong the Omaha air travel market is! http://www.omaha.com/money/in-brief-...0-98ad-52fa-...
by joleo
Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 916
Views: 99124

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

https://mytraveltools.com/2015/02/8-unannounced-new-southwest-destinations-from-dallas/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Southwest is going to fly 1x daily from Omaha to Dallas - Love Field! All I can say is finally!!! I think this will be very successful and provide MUCH eas...
by joleo
Sun Nov 16, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 916
Views: 99124

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Priced  Allegiant Trip Price March 12th return March 15th Flights        $242.23 Debit Card Discount        (-$8.00) Taxes, carrier charges & gov't fees        $67.27 Seat Selections        $28.00 Checked Bags        $50.00 Total Debit Card Price        $379.50 Total Credit Card Price        $3...
by joleo
Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: West Dodge Expressway
Replies: 972
Views: 49723

Re: Official: West Dodge Expressway

They just need to add stop lights (ramp metering) on the ramps and it would 100% fix the problem...just like Minneapolis and Denver. Here in Des Moines, I know they have been looking at installing them. Word on the street is they are going to install them on I-235 here in the next few years. When th...
by joleo
Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:17 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 916
Views: 99124

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

I thought Eppley discontinued non-stop flights to Seattle. No, the flights to Seattle started last November and are still going. From what I've heard they are exceeding expectations. Hopefully they will change from a 70 seat, large regional jet to a full size 737. This wouldn't surprise me at all t...
by joleo
Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 916
Views: 99124

Eppley already serves Minneapolis. Correct, but only on Delta.  I was talking about service expansions, Southwest starting to fly to Minneapolis would be an expansion.  Delta fares are terrible on this route so most end up driving.  My largest client, a fortune 500 company travels back and forth...
by joleo
Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 916
Views: 99124

Oh I don't think the airport is in any need of expansion. Every time I'm there, at best, it's seems half full. I think it's perfect for Omaha. I agree! Instead of grandiose gate expansion (IIRC there are a number of unused gates as is) how about some more direct flights to the popular destinations ...
by joleo
Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: Council Bluffs Development
Topic: 2013 RAGBRAI to Begin in Council Bluffs
Replies: 5
Views: 1375

Does anybody know where the night time concert and entertainment will be at in Council Bluffs for the RAGBRAI start?  Will it be downtown like most starting cities?
by joleo
Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Shops of Legacy
Replies: 89
Views: 3755

Grading like crazy between existing shops and lifetime fitness.   The entire area....something significant being added there.   Who knows what it is?   More shops?  Is there a site plan?
by joleo
Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Eppley passengers numbers
Replies: 391
Views: 66256

The big difference is that Des Moines started doing revenue guarantees for new service.  They did this for United nonstop to LAX from Des Moines.  Frontier to Denver.  American and Delta to bring in mainline jets in place of regional jets.  They did it for Airtran and now Southwest.   In this d...
by joleo
Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:44 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 916
Views: 99124

New OMA-CLT/DCA nonstop

US Airways is adding nonstop service from Omaha to Charlotte 2 times per day starting March 25th.  They are also starting 1 time daily service to Washington National (DCA)  on the same date.  The DCA flight is replacing the Delta flight which Delta is dropping as part of the slot swap between Del...
by joleo
Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1152
Views: 131715

REI!! WOOO!!! I'll be broke in a week, but ready for any spontaneous mountaineering adventure! I'd love REI as well but it may curb your enthusiasm a bit if turned out to be not much more than clothes, like the Chicago area locations.  I'm sure they'd cater to the demographic and compete with Cabel...
by joleo
Tue May 03, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Frontier, Nonstops to LAX, Omaha a focus city, etc.
Replies: 21
Views: 4059

Frontier Airline's Omaha-Orlando (MCO) will now become daily nonstop (except Sunday's) starting on October 6th of this fall.  Service is on a 100 seat Jet with 2 x 2 seating.   The service did really well this past winter at 3 times or 4 times per week service so it will be 6 times per week starti...
by joleo
Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Google Maps & Google Earth
Replies: 294
Views: 45228

Here in Des Moines metro, our google maps (google earth) seem to be updated almost every year.  In fact, last year it was updated twice!  Once about the first of the year and once in May (the current images).  This is very nice and as somebody involved with development, everyone at our firm uses ...
by joleo
Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Qwest Center to change to Century Link
Replies: 109
Views: 19103

I sure hope it ends up the Century Center and not CenturyLink Center.  That sounds awful!  This is no different thinking than the Qwest Center could have been the Qwest Communications Center, which also would have been awful!  I REALLY hope MECA gets this one right!!!
by joleo
Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: New Delta Omaha-Washinton DCA nonstop
Replies: 1
Views: 941

New Delta Omaha-Washinton DCA nonstop

Delta starts new Omaha to Washington DC (National Airport) DCA this June.  This will compete with Frontier's 2x daily already. The Delta flight will leave Omaha at 7am. I took a look at the June schedule and Delta will have 9 aircraft spending the night in Omaha every week night!!!  Wow.  Interes...

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