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by stlgph
Sat May 08, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is LAX so dominant in the LA Region?
Replies: 83
Views: 9208

Re: Why is LAX so dominant in the LA Region?

How many casual travelers from Randomville, USA, are even aware there's an alternative to LAX?

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by stlgph
Thu May 06, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base
Replies: 134
Views: 15018

Re: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base

The great deal with community is being the closest airport to some of the welathiest zip codes around the country. Seems like a pretty good deal to me. And skipping the drive down to LaGuardia and up to Boston! It'll be interesting to see what happens up the road in Providence as a result of this.....

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by stlgph
Thu May 06, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base
Replies: 134
Views: 15018

Re: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base

The great deal with community is being the closest airport to some of the welathiest zip codes around the country. Seems like a pretty good deal to me. And skipping the drive down to LaGuardia and up to Boston! It'll be interesting to see what happens up the road in Providence as a result of this...

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by stlgph
Thu May 06, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base
Replies: 134
Views: 15018

Re: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base

With Andrew Levy as the CEO though, very surprised he isn't trying to cram 200 seats into a 737-7.

However, best of luck to them. More variety and opportunities for the industry.

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by stlgph
Wed May 05, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 241
Views: 31531

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021

.....what business travel?

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by stlgph
Wed May 05, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 607
Views: 59014

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

As I best remember-

Southwest typically focuses on national wires, publications, services and ownership groups and everyone works out of Dallas.

American, United, and Delta all have comms staffers in regions who probably have generated a lot more local contacts, etc. etc.

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by stlgph
Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 241
Views: 31531

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021

stlgph wrote:
2021?

Florida. Florida. Florida.


This post aged well.

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by stlgph
Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 241
Views: 31531

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021

I would love to see Aer Lingus come in with the 321XLR.

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by stlgph
Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 607
Views: 59014

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

International gates are tricky. It seems no solution really pleases everyone. If you renovate them in C and make something great - you really leave the biggest carrier out of the mix. if you renovate them in E and serve your biggest carrier, you leave the other carriers out of the mix. If you do som...

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by stlgph
Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 607
Views: 59014

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

Many things would quickly add up: This is all in theory, of course- Time - I would suspect affected airlines would have a clause requiring at least a year notice for the move Advertising/Marketing - Of the changes would have to be picked up by Southwest including paid press/media campaigns and on-pr...

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by stlgph
Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CoVid Vaccine Experience
Replies: 83
Views: 4349

Re: CoVid Vaccine Experience

Two Dolly Partons.

Knocked on my ass.
Squeeee!!!

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by stlgph
Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 607
Views: 59014

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

I’d suspect B6 wants to see how NK does in STL. I think there’s other reasons behind the scenes as well, but can’t say what those are. B6 to JFK would be a good add and provide a nice connection to their new London flights. Their new international Mint product is going to be nice and less expensive...

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by stlgph
Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United to Knoxville
Replies: 3
Views: 694

Re: United to Knoxville

People are traveling again. Flight schedules are reduced. It's the period right after July 4. Airlines have been losing money - time to line the coffers when you can.

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by stlgph
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is KEF ready for all the new flights this summer?
Replies: 8
Views: 2718

Re: Is KEF ready for all this?

One way to find out!

See you there.

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by stlgph
Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA adding seasonal IAD-ATH, EWR-DBV and ORD-KEF
Replies: 129
Views: 21035

Re: United intl route announcement Monday 4/19

this one's easy - following the current trends of everyone's travel habits, it's going to be every city in the entire network - to Cancun.

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by stlgph
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When a hub is no longer a hub
Replies: 115
Views: 12475

Re: When a hub is no longer a hub

When you flip to the back of the in flight magazine and you're no longer there, might be a tell-tale sign.

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by stlgph
Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 241
Views: 31531

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021

No idea how this notion ever came here that IND-BOS was one of the most profitable routes for Delta. From IND or BOS it certainly was, especially after WN dropped it. They were getting great yields from CVG & IND to BOS, comparatively these routes were way above average, especially given how co...

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by stlgph
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strange business names
Replies: 41
Views: 1933

Re: Strange business names

Goin' Postal
Kum & Go
Super 8 - makes sense if you know the origins but those didn't last long
Couche-Tard has caught the attention of a lot of my non-french speaking friends

My favorite - David Letterman's Worldwide Pants

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by stlgph
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 607
Views: 59014

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

Saying "all airlines need to be in the same terminal because it is inefficient," is strictly your opinion. And going big isn't going to happen. The point of the plan I laid out is simple - 1. Use of existing infrastructure, both building and field, wherever possible, streamlining costs and...

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by stlgph
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 241
Views: 31531

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021

No idea how this notion ever came here that IND-BOS was one of the most profitable routes for Delta.

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by stlgph
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 607
Views: 59014

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

A concourse rebuild is pretty easy and works out existing infrastructure, which saves a lot of time and money. Think of how the Denver Airport terminal is laid out with its Concourse A. You start with what is left of B - that becomes your primary point from the main terminal out to a proposed line c...

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by stlgph
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Affirmative Action in Airlines
Replies: 54
Views: 4448

Re: Affirmative Action in Airlines

Seems to be pretty active among airlines, even the regional carriers. A search pulls up some articles about the majors, and some regionals, doing more to push for this in their hiring practices. You could probably go right to the careers page of air carriers and even find more links or statements ab...

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by stlgph
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Mergers/buy outs you wish happened
Replies: 16
Views: 1355

Re: Mergers/buy outs you wish happened

Nothing like a website of aviation enthusiasts wishing every airline would just merge into one already giving you one choice to fly anywhere at a price you can never afford because there's a lack of choice and one simple color scheme to look at for the rest of time.

Makes sense.

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by stlgph
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 607
Views: 59014

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

Wow. now *THAT* is an add!

I fully expected Southwest to add this at some point --- and well, still do.

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by stlgph
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 241
Views: 31531

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021

Delta's lounge was probably built to be small. They weren't exactly running 100+ flights per day out of there.

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by stlgph
Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pageant winner dethroned on stage
Replies: 4
Views: 740

Pageant winner dethroned on stage

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by stlgph
Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: April’s fool: Airline edition
Replies: 70
Views: 8808

Re: April’s fool: Airline edition

the greatest April Fools' joke is someone spelling the day correctly.

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by stlgph
Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 607
Views: 59014

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

Well, cheers to dreams of making it all eventually happen.

One airline, one gate at a time.

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by stlgph
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 607
Views: 59014

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

It would be a dream to see D2,4,6 get reactivated and have that food court area brought back to life with Cinnabon and Burger King.

:) :) :) :) :) :)

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by stlgph
Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 241
Views: 31531

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021

Well, if i'm Delta Cargo, not exactly sure I would call up FedEx and have them do the job for me.

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by stlgph
Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If UA had merged with PA...
Replies: 21
Views: 1996

Re: If UA had merged with PA...

The hubs and network would have looked dead come 1992.

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by stlgph
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 607
Views: 59014

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

I remember in 2002 some airline flew twice a week sometimes to/from destinations and "they" said it was irrelevant.

I wonder what ever happened to Allegiant. I'll have to look that one up on departedflights.com or something.

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by stlgph
Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 241
Views: 31531

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021

Sure, if you want to fly to Nashville to turn right around and fly to places such as Chicago Midway, Detroit, Minneapolis St Paul, Milwaukee, Columbus, and a slew of other destinations you can get to through Baltimore....

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by stlgph
Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could Amazon start passenger service?
Replies: 19
Views: 3143

Re: Could Amazon start passenger service?

It would go against their business model to do that. Go on, tell us more about said business model. You know, since they bought Whole Foods. And become a television/movie production house. And bought a home security company. And started Prime Air. And started producing its own electronic devices. A...

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by stlgph
Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces new summer point-to-point routes
Replies: 116
Views: 15423

Re: United announces new summer point-to-point routes

But this is essentially the new "business travel."

If I'm working remote, I can dart off for a week to a leisure destination, pretty much at my pleasure, "work" in the morning, play in the afternoon and evening for the week, and mark it down as only 2 PTO instead of 5.

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by stlgph
Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 241
Views: 31531

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021

United Allegiant Airlines.

I'm loving it.

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by stlgph
Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 241
Views: 31531

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021

Delta is IND to BOS is bookable from June 5.

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by stlgph
Wed Mar 17, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to Staff: Looking to move HQ to Florida
Replies: 156
Views: 20060

Re: B6 to Staff: Looking to move HQ to Florida

A long talked-about and rumored to Florida would make sense. They've played the Chuck Schumer about as far as they can at this point and the move to Florida would bring about much needed lucrative financial incentives. A big sexy city isn't always needed for finding the right talent pool or the reso...

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by stlgph
Mon Mar 15, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Underserved hubs.
Replies: 18
Views: 1569

Re: Underserved hubs.

We know that the two most over served hubs are Atlanta and Charlotte based on the metro areas they serve but what are the most underserved hubs based on the amount of flights vs the metro areas they serve. Well right away this is entirely subjective and posts are being made for the sake of posting....

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by stlgph
Sun Mar 14, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 607
Views: 59014

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

No one I know in West County has ever traveled out to BLV, so G4 isn’t known to them. Yes there’s F9, but I think NK will bring an ULCC that could eventually serve more markets. I think the market will embrace them. Just because *YOU* dont know somebody doesn't mean people don't do it. Show me the ...

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by stlgph
Sun Mar 14, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 241
Views: 31531

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021

June on American looks to be 45 flights or so a day - with some low hanging fruit (based on pre-COVID), at least, frequency adds which could definitely hit the 50 mark.
An add to Austin would be very telling about their confidence in the market.

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by stlgph
Sun Mar 14, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 607
Views: 59014

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

Allegiant has the same model out of BLV, and it's a success. Plus, I'm pretty sure a good portion of St. Louisans already know about NK and its reputation. I think that $90 flights to Pensacola will woo people regardless. I feel like most Florida and Vegas travelers know the deal with ULCC because ...

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by stlgph
Thu Mar 11, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 607
Views: 59014

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

On the contrary, I'm surprised it took them this long.

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by stlgph
Thu Mar 11, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 607
Views: 59014

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

Yes, JetBlue definitely needs to come. St. Louis is lacking in flights to Florida.

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by stlgph
Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 607
Views: 59014

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

I'd put money on something to do with COVID-19 testing.

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by stlgph
Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 607
Views: 59014

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

https://twitter.com/paigehulsey/status/ ... 53953?s=21

Because they announce on Thursdays... B6 is probably announcing STL


They don't always announce on Thursday.
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Cboyle wrote:
Jshank83 wrote:
STL is having an announcement of some sort today.

https://twitter.com/paigehulsey/status/ ... 53953?s=21

Because they announce on Thursdays... B6 is probably announcing STL


They don't always announce on Thursday.

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by stlgph
Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and their LAX operations
Replies: 11
Views: 2724

Re: Delta and their LAX operations

Too bad you missed all the fun flying AA through Philadelphia trying to make it through to a connecting flight.

With their "we don't hold the plane for you" strategy even if we cause the delay - oooh the fun that was many times.

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by stlgph
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 241
Views: 31531

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021

That Aer Lingus XLR would look pretty snazzy sitting at the B Concourse.

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by stlgph
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 111
Views: 1777

Re: Why isn't MSP a busier airport (in normal times)?

MSP is a bit out of the way for most Midwestern connections, as others have mentioned, given its geographic location in the north of the country. That said, I have seen people flying STL-MSP-DEN, STL-MSP-LAX, and even STL-MSP-MDW. Yes, but it still hasn't historically entirely stopped people from d...

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by stlgph
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 241
Views: 31531

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021

The easiest build out would be an extension of the concourses down the "curve," probably adding gates 0,1,2 and then tacking on an extension at the ends.

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