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by stlgph
Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1265
Views: 144435

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: 9162

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: 23
Views: 2348

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: 1265
Views: 144435

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: 1265
Views: 144435

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: 62356

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: 62356

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: 2722

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: 3377

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: 1265
Views: 144435

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: 62356

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: 53
Views: 2150

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: 62356

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: 12928

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: 5510

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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by stlgph
Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future International Airlines for ORD
Replies: 18
Views: 1870

Re: Future International Airlines for ORD

Air Serbia?

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by stlgph
Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SUV Illegally Enters United States From Canada
Replies: 23
Views: 1900

Re: SUV Illegally Enters United States From Canada

Haskell Free Library is an awesome and unique place to visit. You can pretty much roam freely around the grounds within reason - but you do get the feeling that someone is definitely watching you the entire time. What was the Haskell Free Library like before 9/11? Didn't make it there before 9/11. ...

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by stlgph
Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SUV Illegally Enters United States From Canada
Replies: 23
Views: 1900

Re: SUV Illegally Enters United States From Canada

Haskell Free Library is an awesome and unique place to visit. You can pretty much roam freely around the grounds within reason - but you do get the feeling that someone is definitely watching you the entire time.

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by stlgph
Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual routes/destinations
Replies: 28
Views: 1820

Re: Unusual routes/destinations

Well, it's entirely subject as what made sense back then - might not make sense at all looking at it from the prospective of 2021. This TWA route map from 1994 comes to mind. http://www.departedflights.com/TW070194.html That TW route map actually isn't unreasonable given the aircraft at the time an...

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by stlgph
Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual routes/destinations
Replies: 28
Views: 1820

Re: Unusual routes/destinations

http://www.departedflights.com/TW070194.html
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Well, it's entirely subject as what made sense back then - might not make sense at all looking at it from the prospective of 2021.

This TWA route map from 1994 comes to mind.

http://www.departedflights.com/TW070194.html

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by stlgph
Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1265
Views: 144435

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

The Frontier adds are particularly interesting - and while met with a lot of skepticism, it'd still be nice to see them have a level of success. I wish them well.

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by stlgph
Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1265
Views: 144435

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

Condor? :)

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by stlgph
Tue Jul 20, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 adding ATL-STL/BWI/ORD/DTW/Houston/MSY/PBI/CUN/MBJ
Replies: 14
Views: 2092

Re: F9 adding ATL-STL/BWI/ORD/DTW/Houston/MSY/PBI/CUN/MBJ

Delta28L wrote:
How long till delta retaliates?


How? An additional 3x weekly ATL-STL?

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by stlgph
Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1265
Views: 144435

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

If that's the case, my money's on TPE.

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by stlgph
Sat Jul 17, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1265
Views: 144435

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

April numbers for BLV Passengers up 7,321% for the month up 20% on the year Down 17% YTD vs 2019 Loads PIE 71% SFB 70% AZA 67.5% SRQ 67% PGD 67% VPS 65% LAS 63% FLL 55% (only 4 flights, 40% out 70% in) _________________________________________ STL International Loads for January WN CUN 70% F9 CUN 6...

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by stlgph
Fri Jul 16, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1265
Views: 144435

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

It'd be interesting to see if there is some sort of 'agreement' or 'clause' between Allegiant and BLV airport giving them say "priorities and first rights" at current gates at the airport, therefore forcing someone such as Breeze into parking stand(s), of course Breeze perhaps not having a...

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by stlgph
Fri Jul 16, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The “Republic Airline” name
Replies: 17
Views: 2577

Re: The “Republic Airline” name

Not sure what the problem is. If a friend tells you they flew on a trip to Orlando, you'd say "what airline did you fly?" and not "what airlines did you fly?"

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by stlgph
Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1265
Views: 144435

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

If Spirit's St. Louis entrance was a big of a splash as we're hearing, would not be surprised to see them jump on other routes such as Punta Cana or Montego Bay, for the winter season, of course - all have Southwest service still, yes? Would be great if there were some left field additions to bring ...

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by stlgph
Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 1 redevelopment
Replies: 101
Views: 23778

Re: JFK Terminal 1 redevelopment

And T6, yes?

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by stlgph
Thu Jul 15, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 1 redevelopment
Replies: 101
Views: 23778

Re: JFK Terminal 1 redevelopment

Is the assumption on no A380s being solely made on the fact there aren't any in the pretty pretty pictures?

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by stlgph
Mon Jul 05, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1265
Views: 144435

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

Huh?

People have been flying out 6-8am from a number of cities bound for Miami for their departure later that afternoon for years.

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by stlgph
Thu Jul 01, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fast food Fish
Replies: 24
Views: 2233

Re: Fast food Fish

Agreed with OP.
Not much time during a lunch break and it was during lent. Someone observing lent (unlike myself) grabbed fish sandwiches from Arby's because it was quick and easy. I have to say - they were pretty damn good.
I was impressed and I went back and got a few more in the following weeks.

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by stlgph
Wed Jun 30, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1265
Views: 144435

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

Not to go entirely off topic as this is the STL thread - I've been to AVL a few times now. It's a great place. The airport handles the traffic pretty well - although I'd love to see a little more "exciting" vendor choices :) What worries me is not the size of the airport, but the availabil...

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by stlgph
Tue Jun 29, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1265
Views: 144435

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

Spirit Airlines- Not surprised they're doing well. The travel industry right now is what Spirit focused on and was built for. Most other carriers were always catering to that savvy business traveler and corporate contract. Right now, it's leisure central. Allegiant Airlines- These sweeping add addit...

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by stlgph
Wed Jun 23, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish adding Dallas and Denver
Replies: 122
Views: 18225

Re: Turkish adding Dallas and Denver

Really more why Denver. It’s not like there is much there that can’t be served over ORD/IAH/LAX/SFO. Dallas is a huge local market to the Subcontinent and a growing one to Africa. Denver is good for connections to/from a lot of midwestern cities. United has a huge hub there and it's in the Star All...

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by stlgph
Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1265
Views: 144435

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

Well now if we're having all these C30 visits, you're disappointing us with your lack of pictures :)

Do better!!

:)

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by stlgph
Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1265
Views: 144435

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

Nice recap of the trip on NK.

Picking your own airline these days is picking your own poison.

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by stlgph
Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier adding Las Vegas to XNA, BMI, MEM, MSN, TUS
Replies: 15
Views: 2736

Re: Frontier adding Las Vegas to XNA, BMI, MEM, MSN, TUS

drdisque wrote:
usxguy wrote:
BMI-LAS will do fine. Its in the perfect location to capture traffic from Peoria, Springfield, Decatur, and Chambana.


Agree, but it's been a long time since people in these markets have been used to looking for flights from BMI


Frontier seems to have this up and down relationship with BMI.

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by stlgph
Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1265
Views: 144435

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

dcaproducer wrote:
stlgph wrote:
Not all business meetings start at 9 a.m.
Nor is it the mold anymore.


100% agree and I thought that morning departure time was good.


However, perfect time to land go brewery hopping :)

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by stlgph
Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1265
Views: 144435

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

Not all business meetings start at 9 a.m.
Nor is it the mold anymore.

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by stlgph
Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 488
Views: 74346

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021

If my purchase prices don't mean jack without info on "AP window, fare class, etc," then neither does your consistent posting of load factors and trying to make a case of it. And "what usual business travel" was being supplemented? Have you been living in a cave or a remote Pacif...

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by stlgph
Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 488
Views: 74346

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021

I flew from Indianapolis 3 times in March. Asheville, Dallas/Ft Worth, and Tampa at roughly $110, $90, and $95 roundtrip, respectively. However, if you want to be particular about it and say March Madness is to credit for all of it - then the numbers are all skewed since March Madness is a one-off e...

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by stlgph
Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 488
Views: 74346

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021

Yes, load factors to a number of places were quite nice, but remember, fares to a number of places were absolutely dirt cheap.

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by stlgph
Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK and the lack of low-cost carriers
Replies: 81
Views: 9808

Re: JFK and the lack of low-cost carriers

Not sure that's too much of the issue as I lived in New York and was the New York-based traveler and booked and flew them plenty of times. Southwest's biggest problem with New York City was avoiding New York City for say....30 years.

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by stlgph
Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 488
Views: 74346

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021

City limits doesn't matter. For a catchment area, you pretty much can draw a line around any feasible airport at a 2 to a 2.5 hour driving radius.

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by stlgph
Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1265
Views: 144435

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

Funny, I was thinking Spirit might throw a few surprises and do things we might not expect. In looking at the route map ... Dallas/Ft Worth, Houston and your aforementioned San Juan came right to mind.

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by stlgph
Tue Jun 01, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1265
Views: 144435

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

Allegiant really is able to get some incredible performance out of their markets. Looking at places such as Minot with 40-something thousand people in the area and they're filling planes a few times a week to Las Vegas and Phoenix and turning an airport, such as Asheville, into a boom town for them....

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by stlgph
Mon May 31, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1265
Views: 144435

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

Ok. So that's you.

And?

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