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(Memphis Commercial Appeal)   "Perhaps running a citywide ad campaign to shame Delta into giving us cheaper tickets wasn't such a good idea"   (commercialappeal.com ) divider line
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2013-01-25 10:48:46 AM  
Must've missed that part of the article, subby.
 
2013-01-25 11:05:44 AM  

WayToBlue: Must've missed that part of the article, subby.


Yeah, me, too.
 
2013-01-25 11:15:47 AM  

WayToBlue: Must've missed that part of the article, subby.


Its a stretch and buried pretty deeply in the article, but Pinacle's relocation from Memphis is largely believed to be result of Delta dialing back flight connections to the Memphis hub, and thus creating a situation in which it no longer made sense for Pinacle to be located in Memphis.
 
2013-01-25 11:43:41 AM  

v2micca: WayToBlue: Must've missed that part of the article, subby.

Its a stretch and buried pretty deeply in the article, but Pinacle's relocation from Memphis is largely believed to be result of Delta dialing back flight connections to the Memphis hub, and thus creating a situation in which it no longer made sense for Pinacle to be located in Memphis.


Which has nothing to do with Subby's made up quote.
 
2013-01-25 12:36:26 PM  
I just took two Delta flights this week that were both half full. Great me for me, but I kinda felt like it was a bad thing for Delta.

Still though, great for me. so woo.
 
2013-01-25 12:50:39 PM  
They took up 11 floors housing 500 workers? How small is that building's footprint? My office is in a medium-sized footprinted building, and we would only need four floors for that many people.
 
2013-01-25 02:12:49 PM  

midigod: They took up 11 floors housing 500 workers? How small is that building's footprint? My office is in a medium-sized footprinted building, and we would only need four floors for that many people.


A better question might be: just how fat are airline workers?
 
2013-01-25 04:07:16 PM  

GAT_00: v2micca: WayToBlue: Must've missed that part of the article, subby.

Its a stretch and buried pretty deeply in the article, but Pinacle's relocation from Memphis is largely believed to be result of Delta dialing back flight connections to the Memphis hub, and thus creating a situation in which it no longer made sense for Pinacle to be located in Memphis.

Which has nothing to do with Subby's made up quote.


Perhaps in lives in Memphis and knows Memphis did this because he lives in Memphis, but idk
 
2013-01-25 04:26:38 PM  
You'll note they didn't move to the hub in Detroit; they chose MSP over DTW.

Can't imagine why.
 
2013-01-25 09:11:23 PM  

midigod: They took up 11 floors housing 500 workers? How small is that building's footprint? My office is in a medium-sized footprinted building, and we would only need four floors for that many people.


At fifty people per floor if have to assume around it's between 5000 and 10000 sqft per floor. At 5000 per floor that's only a little over three sqyds per employee, which when you count in lobbies, HVAC, elevators, fire escapes, etc it's probably over 5000 sqft per floor which is 50x100 ft per floor.
 
2013-01-26 01:03:40 AM  
"Pinnacle did not receive any funds from the city of Memphis," Wharton said. "The commitment from the city was to the Center City Revenue Finance Corp., a public agency, which in turn made a subgrant to the Downtown Parking Authority, which in turn leased the parking spaces to the ownership group."

It's graft all the way down
 
2013-01-26 09:06:01 PM  
The thing about Delta is that they've consistently made ticket prices to and from Memphis higher than other comparable markets. Many people who live here will actually choose the cheaper option of driving to Nashville or Little Rock to fly out because it's cheaper, including the gas prices/parking costs. So the whole "city wide campaign to shame Delta into giving us cheaper tickets" thing is kind of true, if you consider that this campaign as it were has been going on for decades.

It seems to me that, according to the article, Pinnacle's troubles stemmed from Delta's merger with Northwest and the corporate policy changes that stem from that, not Delta's supposed lack of funds due to lowered ticket prices in Memphis (which have actually never been lowered).
 
2013-01-27 10:44:11 PM  

midigod: They took up 11 floors housing 500 workers? How small is that building's footprint? My office is in a medium-sized footprinted building, and we would only need four floors for that many people.


Pinnacle's were all corner offices.
 
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