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by stlgph
Sun Dec 05, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route
Replies: 198
Views: 29626

Re: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route

The top destinations since the re-opening of travel have been New York, Florida, and Las Vegas. Keep in mind, Delta owns 49% - so whatever decision is made, it could be argued it would need to have some sort of capability or compliment to the Delta network. Delta doesn’t own 49% anymore they wrote ...

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by stlgph
Sun Dec 05, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route
Replies: 198
Views: 29626

Re: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route

The top destinations since the re-opening of travel have been New York, Florida, and Las Vegas.
Keep in mind, Delta owns 49% - so whatever decision is made, it could be argued it would need to have some sort of capability or compliment to the Delta network.

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by stlgph
Thu Dec 02, 2021 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 years without Trans World Airlines
Replies: 123
Views: 12126

Re: 20 years without Trans World Airlines

a blast from the past, April 1992 https://apnews.com/article/ed7ece86eb982cec577f1393e2c1dcd3 https://airlinemaps.tumblr.com/post/131490414149/hartsfield-jackson-atlanta-international-airport http://www.departedflights.com/TW121692.html http://www.departedflights.com/TW103193.html http://www.departe...

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by stlgph
Thu Dec 02, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 years without Trans World Airlines
Replies: 123
Views: 12126

Re: 20 years without Trans World Airlines

Many memories late in the game - as in the final 2 to 3 years of its existence. Moved to STL for college and in my apartment building - I was surrounded by 8 or 9 flight attendants who were constantly grabbing me for trips here and there when the loads were light. What struck me the most was the jov...

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by stlgph
Wed Dec 01, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 737 Flies With 100% Sustainable Fuel 12/1/2021
Replies: 65
Views: 12073

Re: United Announcement 12/1/2021

Yep. Absolutely nothing is going on in the world of SAF. Nothing at all. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/aemetis-to-provide-american-airlines-with-sustainable-aviation-fuel-in-7-year-deal-valued-at-more-than-11-billion-2021-12-01 https://www.bp.com/en/global/air-bp/news-and-views/views/what-is-sus...

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by stlgph
Wed Dec 01, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CLT Gate C2 & Other “Tough” Gates
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Re: CLT Gate C2 & Other “Tough” Gates

At CLT was towed into E1 - not sure if that is regular practice there or if it was just a one off for whatever the reason. E2 and D3 both had jets parked there at the time and it was raining heavily out..... At LGA - I think we were always towed into the lower numbered B gate for Southwest - was tha...

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by stlgph
Wed Dec 01, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 737 Flies With 100% Sustainable Fuel 12/1/2021
Replies: 65
Views: 12073

Re: United Announcement 12/1/2021

"That to me is the bigger news. I am happy to see United push forward on a positive note. Sorry that is such a disappointment to this site!" Mostly just a few vocal minorities, fortunately. Which is hilarious - they come to a civil aviation airline forum to bitch about things happening in ...

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by stlgph
Wed Dec 01, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest air trip made.
Replies: 32
Views: 1180

Re: Craziest air trip made.

Many moons ago, on the AA.com website, long before its redesign, you could pull up a very creative multi-city routing feature. One time, on the AA website, mind you, I booked STL-CVG-CLE on Delta, then switched over to Continental Airlines and flew CLE-EWR-ATL and then switched back to Delta to fly ...

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by stlgph
Mon Nov 29, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who Here Has Flown on Both the 753 and 764?
Replies: 34
Views: 1577

Re: Who Here Has Flown on Both the 753 and 764?

753 - ATA & Icelandair
764 - Delta

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by stlgph
Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1461
Views: 172771

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

Of which I pretty much only saw the $29 fares mentioned by you on here. The route may have had somewhat of a chance had it had any advertising or support behind it.

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by stlgph
Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1461
Views: 172771

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

When you loop Midway and O'Hare into the same destination, Chicago is top 3, sometimes probably 2 and sometimes probably 4-th destination. When I lived in STL - I typically flew to Chicago, admittedly. 1) Because I/we could - plus made for a great mileage/status run 2) Much easier than trying to fin...

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by stlgph
Mon Nov 22, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airline Would You Like To Own And What Would You Do Different?
Replies: 29
Views: 1968

Re: What Airline Would You Like To Own And What Would You Do Different?

I'll go to the graveyard and I'm going to dig up TWA and I'm going to fly that mother again. And this time around, it'll look fantastic with the A220s.

And of this day and age - I'll take Air Tahiti Nui.

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by stlgph
Fri Nov 19, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Our Odd Odd Economy
Replies: 30
Views: 1455

Re: Our Odd Odd Economy

I just walked in for an oil change - I have 12,500 miles on my car. The dealership is trying to get me to sell it back to them for $6,000 more than the price I paid.

Odd, indeed.

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by stlgph
Thu Nov 18, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airliners with nicknames
Replies: 22
Views: 1984

Re: Airliners with nicknames

Puddle Jumper for the 19 seat or less prop planes

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by stlgph
Wed Nov 17, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 669
Views: 100711

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021

"Top connectors" doesn't automatically translate into people aren't connecting to other places, or that the numbers are very low.

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by stlgph
Wed Nov 17, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 669
Views: 100711

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021

It doesn't work like that.

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by stlgph
Wed Nov 17, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline serviced airports now closed you once flew through
Replies: 30
Views: 1627

Re: Airline serviced airports now closed you once flew through

Montreal Mirabel
Berlin Tegel
Denver Stapleton
Istanbul Ataturk
Panama City Bay County

Airports still around but with no passenger service-
Danville, IL
Lafayette, IN

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by stlgph
Wed Nov 17, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best days for telework
Replies: 17
Views: 895

Re: Best days for telework

and if you play the game right - bow out early anyway. Surely you have to do virtual check ins and check-outs, right? ;) And what of the managers who always call at certain times of the day about some little thing, not because they are interested in whatever the little detail might be, but just to ...

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by stlgph
Wed Nov 17, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1461
Views: 172771

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

Nov 17 morning joe....

600A LAGUARDIA A8
600A ATLANTA A6
630A MINNEAPOLIS A2
655A DETROIT A3
700A ATLANTA` A10
730A SALT LAKE A9

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by stlgph
Tue Nov 16, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 669
Views: 100711

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021

Remember, it's not a done deal.

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by stlgph
Tue Nov 16, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best days for telework
Replies: 17
Views: 895

Re: Best days for telework

Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tuesdays for the times where there are holidays or holidays observed on Mondays. Thursdays for the times where holidays are observed on Fridays - or the fact that when you go to the office on Friday and everyone has decided to work from home that day - you can float through a...

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by stlgph
Sun Nov 07, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The cost and reasons for building Northwest's DTW WorldGateway in 2000-2002
Replies: 99
Views: 13855

Re: The cost and reasons for building Northwest's DTW WorldGateway in 2000-2002

The airport desperately needed a new terminal, the Smith and Davey terminals served a different era of aviation (the Smith terminal was a wonderful anachronism when it closed and the Davey main building really was a wonderful piece of architecture that nobody remembers because the rest of the termi...

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by stlgph
Sun Nov 07, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Hub Facilities
Replies: 71
Views: 8815

Re: American Airlines Hub Facilities

While Charlotte is just awful and Philadelphia is pretty much right behind it, I do have to give major kudos to Terminal 3 at O'Hare at Christmas time.

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by stlgph
Sun Oct 31, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru
Replies: 54
Views: 2439

Re: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru

A lot of fast food outlets nowadays are made to order, so it could just be that when you ordered, they've ran out and had to cook a new batch just to serve you. Don't get what the fuss is about, really. Exactly. On top of that, one of the biggest reasons McDonald's starting pushing people forward w...

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by stlgph
Tue Oct 19, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A380 - Who's have you flown ?
Replies: 43
Views: 1889

Re: Airbus A380 - Who's have you flown ?

Air France
Korean Air
Lufthansa
Qantas

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by stlgph
Fri Oct 15, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 669
Views: 100711

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021

So, let me get this straight.....there's a massive across-the-board labor shortage affecting businesses right and left, especially small businesses which are now being forced to reduce operating days and hours, cutting needed income, all to keep the current, dedicated, still showing up for work staf...

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by stlgph
Fri Oct 15, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 669
Views: 100711

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021

The operators aren't sitting around twiddling their thumbs doing this for the fun of it - they don't have the labor pool knocking on their door to make your wish list happen. Similar situations in a number of other businesses up and down central Indiana.

Read the room.

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by stlgph
Thu Oct 14, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1461
Views: 172771

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

Thursday Throwback. The good ole days of the Hawaiian flights on TWA in St. Louis. I remember the gate area always having a very jovial atmosphere as people would gather around typically C36 or C38 basically screaming to the rest of the concourse "hey, look at us, we're going to Hawaii." W...

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by stlgph
Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails
Replies: 50
Views: 2602

Re: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails

It never ceases to amaze me just what the hell people will put in their e-mails.

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by stlgph
Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite plane that you haven't flown on
Replies: 31
Views: 2317

Re: Your favorite plane that you haven't flown on

A220, in keeping with the singular connotation of the word "plane".

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by stlgph
Fri Oct 08, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 669
Views: 100711

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021

2020 is one year and 2020 speaks for itself in terms of consumer usage.

Refining capacity remains down. Crude imports will jump to 3.7 million barrels roughly in 2021 as a whole and 4.4 in 2022.

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by stlgph
Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1461
Views: 172771

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

My flight from IAD this evening landed on runway 24. In all my years flying in and out of STL, I don’t think I’ve ever landed on that runway, it’s always been one of the east/west runways. And it looks like that was the only flight to use 24 tonight. Any speculation as to why? Know if there was any...

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by stlgph
Tue Sep 07, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft at Gander on 9/11/2001
Replies: 36
Views: 9566

Re: Aircraft at Gander on 9/11/2001

https://deadline.com/2021/08/come-from- ... 234808840/
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Speaking of Gander, hands down one of the best stage shows I ever saw in my life.

"Come From Away" film adaptation of the Broadway show premiers this Friday.

https://deadline.com/2021/08/come-from- ... 234808840/

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by stlgph
Thu Aug 26, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest lived hubs
Replies: 26
Views: 3004

Re: Shortest lived hubs

Western Pacific at Colorado Springs. Anyone have exact dates on that one?

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by stlgph
Fri Aug 06, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1461
Views: 172771

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

Agreed. Spirit had gone to great lengths to really become a strong, formidable carrier and a major player in the industry. Ultimately, this, too, shall pass, lessons will be learned and they'll move onward and upward.

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by stlgph
Fri Aug 06, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1461
Views: 172771

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

The Spirit debacle is truly insane - and absolutely delicious at the same time.

Will be interesting to see if they're to pull off the full schedule they've announced for the fall.

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by stlgph
Wed Aug 04, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 401
Views: 63476

Re: Spirit operational challenges

Could this meltdown get to a point where the FAA would step in and ground NK for a few days to allow them to "re-boot" their operation? I wondered the same thing - posting in another thread, if they'd have to shut down for say a few days, a week - maybe two or what have you - to reset ope...

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by stlgph
Wed Aug 04, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 401
Views: 63476

Re: Spirit operational challenges

We were staying at a US National Park lodge last weekend. The dining room hours were very limited due to staffing issues...and our server told us that seven people had quit that day...just walked off. I can totally see this happening with these airlines that rely on third-party vendors for above an...

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by stlgph
Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY AG releases Cuomo Report
Replies: 50
Views: 2808

Re: NY AG releases Cuomo Report

Why? I get Andrew needs to go but if Chris has done nothing wrong as far as we have been told, why should he go? They are two separate people. The AG report makes clear that Chris participated in strategy sessions and helped his brother craft an initial PR response. You don't see how that's a probl...

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by stlgph
Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the greatest airport in the world?
Replies: 46
Views: 3595

Re: What is the greatest airport in the world?

To me it's always been O'Hare. The smells, the feels, the insanity, the flags, the Christmas decorations, the hot dogs, the availability of beer. You name it.

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by stlgph
Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1461
Views: 172771

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

Something tells me the recovery here is going to be extremely ugly...along the lines of just axe everything for say the next two weeks and start again at 6 a.m. some morning in the future once you get planes and crews repositioned, rescheduled, etc. etc.

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by stlgph
Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 401
Views: 63476

Re: Spirit operational challenges

https://www.foxla.com/news/pregnant-wom ... of-flights


How did she end up at LAX with a Cleveland-Atlanta itinerary?


Who the hell knows? That'd be the first question I would be asking!
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ScottB wrote:
stlgph wrote:


How did she end up at LAX with a Cleveland-Atlanta itinerary?


Who the hell knows? That'd be the first question I would be asking!

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by stlgph
Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Favorite Song about aviation?
Replies: 58
Views: 3155

Re: Favorite Song about aviation?

UpNAWAy wrote:
Or just songs that mention aircraft, airlines or airports. Not that many that I can think of, of course the most famous has to be "Leaving on a jetplane" by Jefferson Airplane.


Huh?

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by stlgph
Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 401
Views: 63476

Re: Spirit operational challenges

NK has not had a flight leave SJU since Sunday. The keep cancelling everything a few hours before departure. They just need to be honest with their passengers and cancel all the flights for this week. "Due to staffing issues with our vendor we are unable to maintain service to SJU for the fore...

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by stlgph
Wed Aug 04, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue/JMP going forward with JFK terminal 6 project
Replies: 79
Views: 13220

Re: JetBlue/JMP going forward with JFK terminal 6 project

To clarify one thing about terminal 5 crowds Terminal 5 post security has the most space per narrowbody gate of any New York airport terminal. They also have ample restroom space…Another luxury at New York airports. Where terminal 5 is lacking space is the head house, the roadway system, and the fo...

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by stlgph
Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contour Airlines adds IND-BNA/MKE/PIT, MKE-PIT
Replies: 53
Views: 5646

Re: Contour Airlines adds IND-BNA/MKE/PIT, MKE-PIT

Hopefully this will appease all the BNA fanboys who keep speculating why/when WN will start IND service. This will obviously facilitate same-day business trips between the 2 cities for whatever of that demand exists. It's about a 4.5-hour drive each way. I am cheering on for this service, but I jus...

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