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I don't know if I would fly transatlantic for 8 hours on a discount. It is one thing to be packed like a sardine for a 2 hour flight to Florida, but 8 hours is dreadful

Seat size and leg room ....can you make various selections?

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WOW Air service four times a week CVG to Reykjavik. Service will be on A321 aircraft. Showing service from CVG connecting in Reykjavik to eight other European destinations (Amsterdam, Berlin, Dublin,  Frankfurt, London, Paris) Monday Tuesday Thursday Saturday Flights. Looks like CVG will start customs service back in Concourse A, which will be great open up the possibility of Frontier or SWA bringing international service.

 

I don't believe concourse A has an FIS.  All international arrivals without pre-clearance use B.  Sometimes you will see Allegiant and Frontier parked over there.

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Discount airlines are great options for young, flexible travelers and people who are just barely able to buy into the airline travel experience.

 

Personally, I was starting to cramp up on Delta Comfort Plus from NYC to London. There is no way I'm subjecting myself to a discount airline seat across an ocean.

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Wow! CVG gets new, low-cost international carrier

 

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport has landed another big one: A low-cost international airline.

 

WOW Air, a carrier based in Iceland, will begin four-day-a-week service to CVG starting May 9, 2018, and give passengers the ability to connect to Europe as well.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/08/23/wow-cvg-gets-new-low-cost-international-carrier.html

 

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^"Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport has landed another big one"

 

what was the previous win?

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Don't forget that with "WOW", you have to pay an extra $9 to choose your seat, $40 for a carry-on bag, and $50 for each checked bag. And those are the prices you'll pay if you add bags when you book the original ticket... if you wait and add the bags later, it'll cost more. And if you call their customer service center to do it, it'll cost even more.

 

Not necessarily a deal breaker for some people, but keep in mind that when you pay those extra fees, you might be approaching the cost of a full-featured airline that will probably give you more legroom and free alcoholic drinks in the air.

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Don't forget that with "WOW", you have to pay an extra $9 to choose your seat, $40 for a carry-on bag, and $50 for each checked bag. And those are the prices you'll pay if you add bags when you book the original ticket... if you wait and add the bags later, it'll cost more. And if you call their customer service center to do it, it'll cost even more.

 

Not necessarily a deal breaker for some people, but keep in mind that when you pay those extra fees, you might be approaching the cost of a full-featured airline that will probably give you more legroom and free alcoholic drinks in the air.

I did a Wow Plus rate, includes seat selections, 2 checked bags and 2 carry on, to Frankfurt for next June.....$529 round trip. So actually could have had low $400's eliminating some luggage. My Niece who flies out of Frankfurt a good Delta rate is usually approaching $800......to Detroit then CVG or Indy. Some of the Frankfurt flights for next June already selling well.

 

Edit, some of those routes for next June are sold out lol.

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The website wasn't working for me last night so I wasn't able to check the overall transit times to Europe via a transfer in Iceland.  Theoretically it should be the same or shorter than heading in the opposite direction from Cincinnati to Chicago or Atlanta.  But practically it probably makes no or little difference. 

 

We obviously don't have much of a choice for flying to Europe from Cincinnati, but if there is one expense in a trip that should be prioritized, in my opinion it is flights that get you to and from Europe at times that make sense, to the exact place you want to visit, and with a maximum of one flight change.  With international trips, crazy departure and arrival times exaggerate the effects of jet lag and basically ruin the first day of the trip and your first day back. 

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I personally feel leaving at 1 am sounds great. Hopefully crash out and wake up in Iceland ready to go. I went out of my way to do this on my last flight to Europe and it worked great.

People who travel to Europe from the USA often tell me this.

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I personally feel leaving at 1 am sounds great. Hopefully crash out and wake up in Iceland ready to go. I went out of my way to do this on my last flight to Europe and it worked great.

 

Agreed.  I flew from Philadelphia to Zurich at midnight and was refreshed when I landed.  Thank GOD for those neck pillow things.


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The website wasn't working for me last night so I wasn't able to check the overall transit times to Europe via a transfer in Iceland.  Theoretically it should be the same or shorter than heading in the opposite direction from Cincinnati to Chicago or Atlanta.  But practically it probably makes no or little difference. 

 

We obviously don't have much of a choice for flying to Europe from Cincinnati, but if there is one expense in a trip that should be prioritized, in my opinion it is flights that get you to and from Europe at times that make sense, to the exact place you want to visit, and with a maximum of one flight change.  With international trips, crazy departure and arrival times exaggerate the effects of jet lag and basically ruin the first day of the trip and your first day back. 

 

Travel time to Iceland is about 6.5 hours. We've gone up there twice. Travel from Iceland to Glasgow was another 2.5 or so. I'm guessing that most other EU destinations would be ~4.... so you're looking at about 10 hours.

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CVG launches makeover to terminal, concourses

 

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Beginning today, travelers at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport will see upgrades to the terminal and concourses throughout the remainder of 2017.

 

The work is part of a $6 million terminal modernization project. Construction is scheduled to be completed in six phases by spring 2018 with an emphasis on minimizing disruption to passengers.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/08/28/cvg-launches-makeover-to-terminal-concourses.html


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CVG launches makeover to terminal, concourses

 

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Beginning today, travelers at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport will see upgrades to the terminal and concourses throughout the remainder of 2017.

 

The work is part of a $6 million terminal modernization project. Construction is scheduled to be completed in six phases by spring 2018 with an emphasis on minimizing disruption to passengers.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/08/28/cvg-launches-makeover-to-terminal-concourses.html

 

Whew, bad rendering hope Airport didnt pay alot for both of them. Great to see they are making upgrades. Hopefully they will switch out the Carpet in the tunnels for it being newer it definitely didnt hold up as well. Concourse B needs attention to the bathroom areas like Concourse A received. I wish the airport would get better water bottle filling stations.

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Frontier launches new CVG flight

 

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Frontier Airlines will offer Cincinnati-area flyers another way to get to the Bay Area this spring.

 

Frontier will offer nonstop service to San Jose, Calif., starting April 8. The airline will offer nonstop flights to and from the city starting April 8 on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/09/19/frontier-launches-new-cvg-flight.html


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^ is this a new non-stop market for CVG? I know Delta served it at one time, do they still have nonstop?

 

Delta dropped San Jose back in 2010. Delta still offers daily service to San Francisco. So this would be new market service to CVG.

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I fly to San Jose for work often and haven't seen a direct option from Delta. Unfortunately my current project will probably be over before this Frontier flight starts up.

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Frontier launches new CVG flight

 

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Frontier Airlines will offer Cincinnati-area flyers another way to get to the Bay Area this spring.

 

Frontier will offer nonstop service to San Jose, Calif., starting April 8. The airline will offer nonstop flights to and from the city starting April 8 on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/09/19/frontier-launches-new-cvg-flight.html

Nice route. Direct to Cali out of CVG has been under served.

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CVG continues record-breaking growth

 

The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, one of the fastest-growing airports in the nation, is continuing to set records in passenger and cargo volume.

 

The airport set an all-time record for cargo tonnage handled in one month in August with 92,988 tons. That marked an increase of 39 percent year over year.

 

Originating passenger volume has grown 58 percent, while airfares have decreased more than 30 percent at the airport over the past three years.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/09/25/cvg-continues-record-breaking-growth.html


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North American Airports Effectively Navigating Construction, Capacity Challenges, J.D. Power Finds

 

http://www.jdpower.com/press-releases/jd-power-2017-north-america-airport-satisfaction-study

 

Overall passenger satisfaction with North American airports has reached an all-time high, as airports of every size have found creative ways to address the challenges of constant construction projects and increased passenger capacity demand. That’s the finding of the J.D. Power 2017 North America Airport Satisfaction Study,SM released today.

 

“Capacity has become a huge challenge for North American airports, with many reporting 100% of available parking spots being filled and large airports, such as Orlando International, setting passenger volume records each month for more than three years straight,” said Michael Taylor, Travel Practice Lead at J.D. Power. “Despite these difficulties, airports are responding with new technology and old-fashioned personal skills to win over harried travelers. These range from smartphone apps that tell travelers where to find a parking spot to therapy dogs—and in one case, a therapy pig—mingling with travelers to relieve stress and improve the overall airport experience.”

 

Following are some of the key findings of the study:

 

Overall satisfaction reaches all-time high: Overall customer satisfaction scores have reached an all-time high of 749 (on a 1,000-point scale), which is up 18 points from last year’s all-time high. Improvement is driven primarily by a 25-point increase in satisfaction with security check, thanks largely to fewer TSA staffing issues this year, and gains in two factors: check-in/baggage check (+19 points) and food, beverage, and retail (+15 points). Self-service bag-check kiosks and other bag-tagging technologies have played a significant role in improving the baggage check process.

 

Tech investment helps overcome logistical hurdles: With nearly every airport in the country dealing with challenges of high passenger capacity and ongoing construction projects to address increased demand, technology is helping to directly address these issues. For example, Sacramento International Airport has developed a smartphone app that tells travelers where they can find a parking spot, and virtually every airport in the country has invested heavily in improving phone-charging stations and internet access in their terminals.

 

Dogs, horses and pigs! Oh, my!: Many airports have also found success in improving customer satisfaction through creative use of high-touch traveler outreach initiatives. Phoenix Sky Harbor, for example, deploys a team of therapy dogs for passengers to pet while they wait to board; San Francisco International features a pet therapy pig that roams the terminal looking for pets and selfies; and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport has more than 30 stress-relieving ponies on staff with which travelers can interact.

 

Big city construction projects remain obstacle to satisfaction: Despite the most creative efforts to address traveler frustration, major city airports that are in the thick of massive construction efforts—notably Newark Liberty, LaGuardia, Los Angeles International and Chicago O’Hare—are still fighting the headwinds of traveler disruption and access challenges that are handicapping their overall satisfaction scores.

 

“The trifecta of a steadily improving economy, record passenger volume and billion-dollar renovation projects unfolding in airports across the country has created a challenging environment for customer satisfaction,” Taylor added. “The fact that many airports are overcoming those challenges is incredibly instructive for the industry as it remodels and improves airport infrastructure.”

 

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This local restaurant is coming to CVG

 

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Christian Moerlein is coming to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

 

The Christian Moerlein Malt House Tap Room will open in Concourse A and take the place of the current USO, which will relocate elsewhere in Concourse A.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/09/26/this-local-restaurant-is-coming-to-cvg.html


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How’s Southwest doing at CVG?

 

Southwest Airlines has been impressed with its flights' performance at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport so far, according to CVG CEO Candace McGraw, but a decision on whether the airline will add flights and where is probably months away.

 

The low-cost carrier has operated flights from CVG to Chicago’s Midway Airport and Baltimore-Washington International Airport since June. Both destinations are doing well, McGraw said, although Southwest hopes to see improvement from its first flight of the day to Chicago.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/09/26/how-s-southwest-doing-at-cvg.html


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How’s Southwest doing at CVG?

 

Southwest Airlines has been impressed with its flights' performance at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport so far, according to CVG CEO Candace McGraw, but a decision on whether the airline will add flights and where is probably months away.

 

The low-cost carrier has operated flights from CVG to Chicago’s Midway Airport and Baltimore-Washington International Airport since June. Both destinations are doing well, McGraw said, although Southwest hopes to see improvement from its first flight of the day to Chicago.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/09/26/how-s-southwest-doing-at-cvg.html

 

Conversation I had with someone at Southwest offices in Dallas was the number one location from CVG beyond was BOS. Here is hoping that Southwest will add a route to Boston from Cincinnati and give Delta some competition on the route.

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^Does that mean that Frontier used to fly CVG->SFO and now flies CVG->SJC?  Or is this actually an additional option from CVG to the west coast?

Correct - Frontier currently flies to SFO and is moving the service to SJC.  Every move Frontier makes get super hyped.  The same thing happened with MIA, they simply stopped flying to FLL and started MIA, not an expansion and definitely not a big deal.

 

Since both United and Delta will continue SFO, SJC is a new destination on the CVG route map. 

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From the Columbus airport thread:

 

Land-Grant Brewing taking to the skies with brewpub at John Glenn International

 

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Land-Grant Brewing Co. is taking to the skies.

 

Well, not literally because you can’t carry liquids onto an airplane, but the Franklinton craft brewery’s taproom at John Glenn Columbus International Airport will open Monday so weary travelers can enjoy a craft pint on their way in or out of the airport’s concourse B. There will be six-packs for sale to inbound passengers.

 

More below:

http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/12/01/land-grant-brewing-taking-to-the-skies-with-new.html

 

I wonder if CVG has attempted to reach out to any local breweries and have them open a tap room in CVG. It would be great to showcase our local brewing scene to people passing through CVG.

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Two breweries in Concourse A... MadTree and Catch-A-Fire to Concourse B?


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Two breweries in Concourse A... MadTree and Catch-A-Fire to Concourse B?

 

Anything would be better than Max and Erma's since that brand is about dead will be interested to see what Host does for the space in Concourse B. I wasn't too surprised to see they closed Wolfgang Pucks place. Leaves Outback and Max and Erma's for only table service restaurants in B.

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Frontier launches new Florida flight from CVG today

 

Frontier Airlines is launching its newest flight from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport this morning.

 

The low-cost carrier’s first flight from CVG to Miami will depart at 7 a.m.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/10/05/frontier-launches-new-florida-flight-from-cvg.html


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Low-cost airline offering $99 flights to Europe from Cincinnati

 

A low-cost international airline is offering $99 tickets from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to Europe for a limited time.

 

Wow Air, a carrier launched in 2011 and based in Iceland, announced Tuesday it will begin service to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport – the busiest international airport in the U.S. – in April 2018. To celebrate, Wow is offering $99 tickets from CVG to Paris, Amsterdam, London, Frankfurt, Dublin, Copenhagen and Berlin via Iceland.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/11/07/low-cost-airline-offering-99-flights-to-europe.html


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Allegiant launches new flights from CVG this week

 

Allegiant is launching nonstop flights to three new destinations from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport this week.

 

The low-cost carrier will launch its flights to Raleigh/Durham, N.C. at 12:20 p.m. on Thursday followed by flights to Los Angeles at 2:10 p.m., and a flight to Providence, R.I. at 4:10 p.m. Friday.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/11/15/allegiant-launches-new-flights-from-cvg-this-week.html


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