AirTran Comes To Tunica

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AirTran Airways says it will start service to Tunica, MS in May. This will be the first scheduled air service from a major airline to the entertainment and gaming destination.
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Wayne Rodgers

Collierville, TN

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Feb 10, 2010
 
Wish Southwest would come, too. I fly often to Dallas and other points in Texas.
Chris

Memphis, TN

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Feb 10, 2010
 
Airtran was stupid to ever pull out of Memphis. They could under cut almost any price Delta offered to ATL. It might be worth the hour drive each way to fly Airtran to ATL or anywhere else.
a4cprocess

Hernando, MS

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Feb 10, 2010
 
That's great for Tunica and surrounding counties, surely it will bring in more much needed jobs for area. I'm going to try and find out where I put in my resume. Any ideas?
Mike

Southaven, MS

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#4
Feb 10, 2010
 
This is good news,but I would like to know if you have heard any news of Southwest Airlines coming to Tunica?
tuchelsgal

United States

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#5
Feb 10, 2010
 
This is fantastic news for our community and the state of MS.
Marcus

United States

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#6
Feb 10, 2010
 
And to think Memphis is missing out on this revenue. When are they going to wake up?
Wheel Spinners

Memphis, TN

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Feb 10, 2010
 
Chris wrote:
Airtran was stupid to ever pull out of Memphis. They could under cut almost any price Delta offered to ATL. It might be worth the hour drive each way to fly Airtran to ATL or anywhere else.
AirTran still flies to Memphis
Jim Reaves

Alexandria, VA

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Feb 10, 2010
 
Now if there was a metro type service , monorail , Speed rail , like in DC, from Tunica to Beale Street , to Collierville , to Wolfchase , to Memphis International airport to the Casinos hummm that idea was presented when Splash starte years ago... Let's see jobs , speed rail .. What in the heck are the leaders of Memphis, Shelby County, Desoto County and Tunica County waiting on ?
Don Bennett

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Feb 11, 2010
 
It's about time. I would like to see the schedule ad costs to the other places beside Atlanta. We are planning a international flight and are looking for economical connections. Flights from Memphis are very expensive and driving to Nashville or Little Rock does not help.
dal_2010

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#10
Feb 28, 2010
 
chances are Tunica gave a sweet deal to AirTran. Probably paid them to provide service or some kind of minimum revenue guarantee. Have the details been published in the local media?
usa_usa

Irving, TX

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#11
Mar 5, 2010
 
How's the casino business doing there? I was there a few years ago and was dissapointed that they were all spread out. They should have been built in a cluster "Las Vegas" style. I prefer to do some walking but in Tunica that's not possible.
Waldo

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May 20, 2010
 
usa_usa wrote:
How's the casino business doing there? I was there a few years ago and was dissapointed that they were all spread out. They should have been built in a cluster "Las Vegas" style. I prefer to do some walking but in Tunica that's not possible.
Yep, Tunica blew it when they didn't zone an area exclusively for casinos. A casino district would have created other businesses such as restaurants, gift shops, etc.
Very bad planning.
guest

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#13
May 22, 2010
 
Where's Waldo the carpetbagger from shithole NY?

Why dont you move here so you can straighten out all the fk-ups us dumbass hillbilly's made in planning out casino's so the dumbass yankees would feel at home?

I just love these know it all idiots who dont have a clue what their talking about but have all the answers.
guest

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#15
May 22, 2010
 
heres another friggin carpetbagger. Everybody knows Mississippi Negro's dont fly, they shuffle. You know loose shoes, tight pus and a warm place to shet.

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