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JetBlue At STL!  
User currently offlineBoeing Nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3908 times:

Eh relax, it's only a medical diversion.

 duck 

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User currently offline777STL From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3569 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3702 times:

*****!


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User currently offlineFlyBoy84 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 382 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3641 times:

STOP TEASING me, Boeing Nut!

For I am CONVINCED that B6 will NOT be coming to STL...as nice as THAT would be sigh  STL is a LOST CAUSE as far as I'm concerned slaphappy 


User currently offlineBoeing Nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3603 times:

Quoting FlyBoy84 (Reply 2):
For I am CONVINCED that B6 will NOT be coming to STL...as nice as THAT would be

Hate to agree with you on that, but I'm begining to think that too.


User currently offlineMrSTL From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 468 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3518 times:

Quoting Boeing Nut (Reply 3):
Quoting FlyBoy84 (Reply 2):
For I am CONVINCED that B6 will NOT be coming to STL...as nice as THAT would be

Hate to agree with you on that, but I'm begining to think that too.

Ouch, I'm glad you two don't work in the marketing department  Wink
Signed , Mr. Patience and Optimism


User currently offlineFlyBoy84 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 382 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3469 times:

Quoting MrSTL (Reply 4):
Ouch, I'm glad you two don't work in the marketing department
Signed , Mr. Patience and Optimism

Hey...I'D like to see it as much as the NEXT guy! But B6 seems to be entrenched in the quest for flights in and out of ORD!

I think that the St. Louis area would support B6 immensely! But Chicago has a bigger O&D market...even though it's split among four carriers ALREADY! St. Louis is doing good supporting the service we have with two main carriers (AA and WN) - much of which is on regional jets.

ORD doesn't have a lot of gates, but tons of people. STL has the gates, but perhaps not ENOUGH people to support even marginal service.

I will still  crossfingers ...EVEN through my PESSIMISM!


User currently offlineMrSTL From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 468 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3433 times:

Quoting FlyBoy84 (Reply 5):
ORD doesn't have a lot of gates, but tons of people. STL has the gates, but perhaps not ENOUGH people to support even marginal service

IF B6 wants to be caught in the quagmire of ORD let them, I wish them much success. However, ORD does not have the slots available or gates to support a large scale focus operation. Hopefully Boeing Nut has already taken a picture of the JetBlue plane in STL today and has made a post card addressed to David N saying. "We would like to see more of these here. Signed :XOXO the STL metro area.

B6 aside there is still hope of AirTran, Frontier expansion, AA expansion- though doubtful,or maybe even Virgin America. On a side note it would be interesting to see Virgin America go into STL and take on AA since Carty was the one who purchased TWA and now sits on the BOD of Virgin America


User currently offlineStl30l From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 30 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3361 times:

Thanks for the info. I was wondering what JetBlue was doing at STL this morning. I saw the plane at the end of C during our takeoff roll....too late to get a picture.


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User currently offlineDL4EVR From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 641 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3317 times:

Quoting MrSTL (Reply 6):
On a side note it would be interesting to see Virgin America go into STL

Let's see it start flying out of SFO first  

[Edited 2006-10-09 21:39:58]


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User currently offlineWmupilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1473 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2960 times:

The flight was a medical diversion, I just flew with a couple of the crewmembers that where on board that flight.


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User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9303 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2901 times:

Why do they keep coming into St. Louis for these medical diversions? The couple of times it has happened they are usually up near the Quad Cities when this sort of thing happens.


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User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4242 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2849 times:

Quoting STLGph (Reply 10):
Why do they keep coming into St. Louis for these medical diversions? The couple of times it has happened they are usually up near the Quad Cities when this sort of thing happens.

That's a great question - I have often wondered what criteria are considered for a medical diversion. I would think it is "nearest city" or "nearest adequate facility" - I guess if you are over Quad Cities and something goes wrong, STL is a logic distance to fly to (assuming it is a westbound flight, of course).



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User currently offlinePanaman From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 439 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2707 times:

ohhhhhhh that's cold. I spoke to a bunch of folks from STL this weekend and did they ever want JETBLUE to come.


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User currently offlineBoeing Nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2404 times:

Quoting Wmupilot (Reply 9):
The flight was a medical diversion

I guess you missed the starting post.  Yeah sure

Quoting STLGph (Reply 10):
Why do they keep coming into St. Louis for these medical diversions?

Maybe they are getting a feel for the place.  stirthepot 

Quoting Panaman (Reply 12):
I spoke to a bunch of folks from STL this weekend and did they ever want JETBLUE to come

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User currently offlineJ32driver From United States of America, joined May 2000, 399 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2267 times:

Quoting STLGph (Reply 10):
Why do they keep coming into St. Louis for these medical diversions? The couple of times it has happened they are usually up near the Quad Cities when this sort of thing happens.

They may be over the Quad Cities, but they are over them at 36,000 ft. Realistically thats 10-15 minutes to get down (unless I'm on fire... I can do it in about 5 minutes). Factor in the inital radio call to the company to coordinate medical and dispatch, that 15 minutes easily becomes 20. So now the realistic choices are take 20 minutes and circle down to MLI, or take 20 minutes and proceed to STL. Arrival time at both stations should be within a couple of minutes of each other. Then you can throw in the thoughts, "Does MLI have a jetway or airstairs that can handle an A320?" And STL becomes the clear winner.


User currently offlineLambertman From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2070 posts, RR: 36
Reply 15, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2206 times:

Quoting Panaman (Reply 12):
ohhhhhhh that's cold. I spoke to a bunch of folks from STL this weekend and did they ever want JETBLUE to come.

Desperately. When you fly back and forth to Boston every christmas, American Airlines burns a hole thru our credit cards. Throw in the fact that neither of my folks will fly the ER3's and that they won't connect unless its absolutely necessary, there is one option for travel every year.


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