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AA Connection (props) Move At Lambert?  
User currently offlineStl1326 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 496 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2034 times:

There was a article a while back reporting that AA was vacating the B gates and consolidating all operations in the C concourse. The new agreement took place after Dec. 31, as far as I know. What I was wondering is if the props have moved to the C concourse, what gates they use and how they board and unboard passengers (by gate or stairs?)? Any rumors going around the airport as far as new service and upgrades to the airport? What does everybody think of the new director at Lambert?

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User currently offlineLambertMan From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2081 posts, RR: 36
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1992 times:

I flew thru on Wednesday and the change hadn't happened yet. No indication of it happening, either. The concourse was pretty busy and looks somewhat respectable instead of the normal third-world airport we have become accustomed to. The additions of the restaurants, plus the flat screen gate monitors really help.

stlgph probably knows more about the situation than I do, he'll probably reply to this anyway.

As far as the AD, so far so good.


User currently offlineStl1326 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 496 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1941 times:

Quoting LambertMan (Reply 1):
The additions of the restaurants, plus the flat screen gate monitors really help.

When did they add the flat screen monitors? I remember you talking about them, hoping they would install them in the C concourse. Are they install in every gate area or just scattered throughout the concourse? What about the rest of the airport are they installed in the A as well? That would really help spruce things up in there.


User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9516 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1892 times:

Quoting LambertMan (Reply 1):
stlgph probably knows more about the situation than I do, he'll probably reply to this anyway.

I talked to someone who works with the airport tonight actually and I asked this question. They had no idea what I was speaking of. But, with a little prying I can dig up someone who works at Trans States. He's a ramper for them, but maybe he'll know something.



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User currently offlineKarlB737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3143 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1823 times:

Courtesy: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Chautauqua Airlines Cuts 222 At Lambert

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/bus...3ED0C862570EF0015D1B6?OpenDocument


User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1811 times:

I flew into STL Thurs and out Fri on Comar/ASA. That place looks like a ghost town after the big regress of AA. I saw three MD 80's, one 757(all AA), four SW 737's and kick in NW DC 9 and that was it for bigger planes. The other 12 to 15 planes on the deck were RJ's with four carriers, mostly AA Connect.
safe



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User currently offlineBoeing Nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1769 times:

Here's what I have heard. It's a bit of a popuri of info too. Trans States will start to use gates C1, 3 and 5 on January 22nd in relation to the article that KarlB737 posted. The prop aircraft will eventually start operations out of C31 after some customs construction is completed in the East Terminal. C customs will be used in the mean time until this project is completed hence the reason Trans States can't move in now. Trans States hopes to be completely moved out of Concourse B sometime after spring.

You know what I know.

Regards


User currently offline777STL From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3768 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1747 times:

Quoting LambertMan (Reply 1):
plus the flat screen gate monitors really help.

Where at? I spent a fair bit of time in C concourse recently and I didn't see them.



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User currently offlineBHMNONREV From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1383 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1698 times:

Quoting Boeing Nut (Reply 6):
C customs will be used in the mean time until this project is completed hence the reason Trans States can't move in

I remember you saying sometime back that the "C" customs was no more. Did they reactivate it to accomplish the East Terminal renovations??

So in other words, are all of the Mexico/Caribbean charters now using "C" gates??


User currently offlineMD90fan From Bahamas, joined Jul 2005, 2931 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1694 times:

Quoting LambertMan (Reply 1):
I flew thru on Wednesday and the change hadn't happened yet. No indication of it happening, either. The concourse was pretty busy and looks somewhat respectable instead of the normal third-world airport we have become accustomed to. The additions of the restaurants, plus the flat screen gate monitors really help.

Does AA care about STL? Will they add any new destinations this year and has the PVR service started?



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User currently offlineBHMNONREV From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1383 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1692 times:

Quoting MD90fan (Reply 9):
Does AA care about STL?

It's still there, but who knows for how much longer..

If Mark (MAH4546) is to believed, the three major AA hubs (DFW, ORD, MIA) will see the short-term future growth, with most of that concentrated in Miami. I understand it to be AA's highest yielding operation...

No mention of STL.


User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5702 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1685 times:

I am hoping to fly AA to OKC and will be flying MWA-STL-DFW-OKC r/t. Feb 3-6th, have not booked but it is a possiblity. Will be interesting to see the changes if they took place by then.

Alex



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User currently offlinePilotpip From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3152 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1657 times:

The props are still there. As of right now. The Frontier flights from CUN are going to the East Terminal gates to clear customs and then repositioned to their D gate overnight.

As far as flights being added. I have some strange feeling that F9 has something brewing. They had great loads on STL-LAX but had to cancel the route when a couple planes got FOD damage before Airbus delivered them. They're laying low right now because WN is taking all the thunder in Denver. However, Frontier is taking delivery of 8 planes this year, and I don't see them expanding much in Denver because the market is getting saturated.



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User currently offlineMD90fan From Bahamas, joined Jul 2005, 2931 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1651 times:

Quoting Pilotpip (Reply 12):
As far as flights being added. I have some strange feeling that F9 has something brewing. They had great loads on STL-LAX but had to cancel the route when a couple planes got FOD damage before Airbus delivered them. They're laying low right now because WN is taking all the thunder in Denver. However, Frontier is taking delivery of 8 planes this year, and I don't see them expanding much in Denver because the market is getting saturated.

What's FOD damage?



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User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9516 posts, RR: 26
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1641 times:

Quoting KarlB737 (Reply 4):
Courtesy: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Chautauqua Airlines Cuts 222 At Lambert

Good job Post Dispatch! Idiots. This announcement was made back at the beginning of November! Also, the story has it wrong...Chautauqua *SOLD*, not lost their ground contract to Trans States.

They were initially told they would be going away in January, but that's been pushed back, some to even April because Trans States is having a hard time trying to find people to come and work for them.

After the transition is finally complete, Trans States will become the largest employer at Lambert Airport.

This might have delayed the 'move' from the B Concourse over to the C Concourse. Makes sense...



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User currently offlineBoeing Nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1614 times:

Quoting BHMNONREV (Reply 8):
I remember you saying sometime back that the "C" customs was no more. Did they reactivate it to accomplish the East Terminal renovations??

Evidently so. I wasn't aware of this until today, and it's actually hearsay. I'll try to find out the official goings on Monday.

Quoting MD90fan (Reply 13):
What's FOD damage?

Foriegn Object Debris. Rocks, nuts and bolts, your basic stuff that will f#*k up an engine when ingested.

Quoting STLGph (Reply 14):
Trans States is having a hard time trying to find people to come and work for them.

I'm not touching that one with a forklift.


User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9516 posts, RR: 26
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1608 times:

Quoting Boeing Nut (Reply 15):
Quoting STLGph (Reply 14):
Trans States is having a hard time trying to find people to come and work for them.

I'm not touching that one with a forklift.

Haha! Neither are the Chautauqua employees from what I gather. I asked my friend if he was going to go work at Trans States and he said he'd rather go flip burgers at McDonald's.

Reason why you won't see such commentary out of McLaughlin in the Post is because since Trans States is privately owned, they are much harder to get information out of in terms of plans, performance, etc. etc. I'm sure he has a hard enough time with them already but going off on them in this mode would definitely shoot down his resource.

Probably one of the reasons why he won't cave in to my emails I've sent him about doing a story on the Go Jets scab pilot list.

[Edited 2006-01-07 22:48:25]


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User currently offlinePilotpip From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3152 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1581 times:

A recent class was hired by TSA and went through indoc, but when it came time to assign them a plane Hulas's boys told them have no openings, but do at GoJets. Nobody will fly for them. It's an instant career killer.

TSA isn't a fun company to work for. They don't pay well, and will work you as much as possible. When their mx was in my hangar you saw different faces almost monthly.



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