Assuming technical, these ageing 757s really starting to impact on reliability. Haven't there already been various delays and cancellations on these 757 routes this summer? Pax may choose alternatives in the future. I’ve been on several DL757s, including the 75S that flies DCA-LAX-DCA several times...Jump to post
A nice article in the Washington Post about growth at Dulles today. I've always thought that airport had so much potential to be so much more. It's certainly had an interesting history over the years. I remember as a young avgeek, watching planes for hours on the observation deck under the control ...Jump to post
Intl Load Factors for STL for Feb Southwest Cancun 80% Volaris Huatulco 60% Volaris Cabo 70% Frontier Punta Cana 90% Frontier Cancun 85% The Cancun and PUJ numbers are good. I think WN could also make SJU work seasonally, and would appeal to people who don’t want to travel international. I agree wi...Jump to post
Southwest frequency update for Jan YOY changes Mon-Fri 114 +6 Sat 73 -2 Sun 117 +16 (airport said 17 but I had them at 101 last January) 760 +44 total Changes by city YOY BWI +1 Sun CUN -1 Mon-Fri MDW +1 Mon-Fri CLE +1 Mon-Fri DAL +1 Mon-Fri/+2 Sun DEN +1 Mon-Sat/+2 Sun DTW +1 Mon-Fri/+1 Sun FLL +1...Jump to post
Think this growth will lead to more gates? My guess is if the Max issue is solved expect even more additions on the next schedule extension. Their post also didn’t mention if there are any new destinations or just additional frequencies. It’s just frequencies. I’ll go thru them today or tomorrow. O...Jump to post
Up 17 flights on Sunday and 6 mon-fri. Pretty good gains there. https://twitter.com/flystl/status/1162027503751507968 Think this growth will lead to more gates? My guess is if the Max issue is solved expect even more additions on the next schedule extension. Their post also didn’t mention if there ...Jump to post
In a shocking turn of events, SY has cancelled and/or suspended MSP beginning in Jan. I wonder whether it was the high frequency of MSP on not one but two other airlines or the fact that nobody wants to go there in the winter, and nobody from there wants to come here in the winter I wouldn’t say sh...Jump to post
https://www.majesticterminalservices.com Currently, we operate in nine cities providing a wide range of services to most major carriers, including; Alaska, American, Delta, Southwest, United, and China Airlines. We also handle all charter aircraft as well as multiple daily All-Cargo Carriers in ONT...Jump to post
Majestic is renting out space by fedex/UPS and starting 2 cargo flights a day in September. Who is majestic? I couldn't find a wiki https://www.majesticterminalservices.com Currently, we operate in nine cities providing a wide range of services to most major carriers, including; Alaska, American, D...Jump to post
PhilMcCrackin wrote:stl07 wrote:PhilMcCrackin wrote:
It's a summer seasonal flight and Alaska gets a shed load of tourism in the summer time.
Do I really need to explain this further?
Does STL get cruise ships?
Curious what Gojet getting kicked to the curb by DL will mean for flights here if anything. More mainline? DL adding mainline to LGA from STL might happen since STL is one of the top domestic destinations traveled to from NYC that doesn't currently have mainline on any of the US3 carriers. Perfect ...Jump to post
I put very little stock in this quote but I am going to pass it along anyway. For the first time, business leaders in China’s commercial centers like Xi’an, Mianyang, and Kunming will have convenient access to points across the USA, and the same for Americans headed to China. Chinese carriers will ...Jump to post
46 straight months of growth at the airport. June was up 1% which with the MAX groundings I'll take. Calendar year to date up 2.5% Just under 16 mil passengers for the FY. Originating traffic accounted for 77 percent of all enplanements in FY2019, up 3.2 percent. Connecting traffic was at 23 percen...Jump to post
We have above ground trains going to the airport in Cleveland and Chicago and St. Louis. They have much more snow than Dulles area. Trains run very day all winter--snow is not an issue METRO pretty much runs all the time, even in heavy snow, but WMATA has a threshold for shutting service on outdoor...Jump to post
I mean... that’s all well and good but what would they be expected to say? “We just love the crime rate” “oh your light rail is just lovely, I’d love to get mugged or shot”. In all seriousness, I’m not really one to be a downer but realistically I wouldn’t expect them to get in front of a news came...Jump to post
Terrible parenting, and someone at Spirit should have been watching who was behind the counter. I can't believe the kid made it through the xray machines and down a few sections before someone finally stopped the belt and grabbed him. Side Note: when I first read the headline, I thought ATL put in a...Jump to post
I think DL will soon be the number 2 carrier at STL. They fly 6x daily ERJ175's on this route and are going after the business traveler that demands frequencies. DL maintains their frequencies on all of their routes in STL with little change. AA is constantly whittling away at flights. AA is curren...Jump to post
Last OAG changes and this one caught my attention. AA LGA-STL JAN 5>3 FEB 5>2 MAR 5>3 APR 5>3 . - Is this normal for AA to drop 2 LGA flights this time of year? I wouldn't think so. I think DL will soon be the number 2 carrier at STL. They fly 6x daily ERJ175's on this route and are goi...Jump to post
Looks like with WNs October schedule revision STL-SLC is still scheduled to start Oct 2 mon-sat. BUT SLC-STL isn’t on the schedule until November. So it will only be one way in October. Random but at least it is starting. WN's entire year of expansion has been messed up by the MAX issues. I'm sure ...Jump to post
stlgph wrote:Jshank83 wrote:Dunkin Donuts at E40 has opened.
https://www.flystl.com/newsroom/stl-new ... tl-airport
Nothing else matters.
Close the thread.
What about PVD, PIT, and MSP. Boundary Waters and the Duquesne Incline are not the things filling those flights Pennsylvania has a very strong German heritage. Not sure about the other two, but it doesn't make what I said any less true. If Wiki can be trusted, there's a strong belt of German-Americ...Jump to post
PDX, PIT, PVD, MSP, BWI, ANC, et al. surely can't be considered "Tourist Destinations" for Europeans. The BW in BWI stands for Baltimore-Washington. BWI is a third airport in the DC metro and a popular choice for tourists coming to Washington. It's about the same distance from downtown DC...Jump to post
But Condor has a nice buisness class. I doubt Bayer would need F. But who knows, this is why I'm not an airport director. Condor seems to prefer US destinations that have tourism appeal, which STL really doesn't. I don't think LH has an aircraft small enough to attempt this route with and frankly, ...Jump to post
Yay, 500 more people in west county. In all seriousness though, this was a good announcement and only puts us one step closer. One step closer to TATL? According to Boyd we aren't even on the radar. :!: https://www.aviationplanning.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Top12-International-Growth.png I thi...Jump to post
This assessment is not even close to accurate. DL has the massive ATL hub. Atlanta is one of the largest metro areas in the US. DL also has a hub at BOS, which is almost the same size as SFO/DFW. DTW is also a large metro and DL has a large presence in SEA. Major DL Ops in JFK, LGA, LAX, BOS, ATL, ...Jump to post
This assessment is not even close to accurate. DL has the massive ATL hub. Atlanta is one of the largest metro areas in the US. DL also has a hub at BOS, which is almost the same size as SFO/DFW. DTW is also a large metro and DL has a large presence in SEA. Major DL Ops in JFK, LGA, LAX, BOS, ATL, S...Jump to post
Are the load factors down at BLV or seats? Jan was down 4 flights a week (I think that was around 25%) Feb down 1 flight March was up 1 flight. Got it. So the LF isn't really down, just seats/service levels. When the numbers aren't huge, like at BLV, even small changes make dramatic swings in passe...Jump to post
Put this together last night. https://i.ibb.co/gw7MR0R/9-F8-F9-D45-0-A3-D-455-D-97-F6-4-D9-BC852-ECE0.jpg Great work. Interesting to see BOS with no competition. Most of the other major markets all have more than one carrier. I think it’s a prime route for a DL A220. What else could AS possibly add...Jump to post
Metro to IAD is going to be a positive for people in NOVA, especially N. Arlington, Tysons, McLean, and people who live downtown in the District. If you live in Rockville, taking Metro to Dulles doesn't make all that much sense. From Springfield, it doesn't make much sense. Before the Silver line co...Jump to post
Over on FT saw DL 1870 SEA-ATL (752) diverted to STL the other day after a depressurization issue at FL370. That's quite the emergency decent. Landed on 24, according to AV Herald. http://avherald.com/h?article=4ca11030&opt=0 https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL1870/history/20190706/1440ZZ/KS...Jump to post
Are we forgetting that Charlotte exists? It's not the Caribbean powerhouse that MIA is. It's more like AA's ATL; good for southeastern US connections. Charlotte offers all the top destinations and a few others people want to get to. Unless the daily STL-Bonaire market has jumped to a significant nu...Jump to post
Down to just a E175 and a A319. Far cry from the 3x757 AA would ply the route with daily back in the day. Just don't think there is that much demand to Jamaica and the DR that is not already served from Frontier, Apple, etc.. It isn't just Jamaica and the DR. I get that, but MIA is AA's gateway to ...Jump to post
I can assure you that Thursday and Sunday nights are the busiest evenings of the week on the east coast. When it comes to DCA, nothing is "minimal impact". Granted it's not as sensitive as LGA, but it's close. True, but July 4th is not a normal Thursday evening. Right, I didn't mean to im...Jump to post
Gotta love how everyone is saying we won’t make his political, yet in their replies, they literally make it political by their choice of words... But anyways, the flyovers/speech/fireworks have been announced for a while now. I’m sure the airlines/airports/atc knew before now. It is just hitting th...Jump to post
This has been done before for a special flyover in 2015(Obama Pres). However, I don't really understand why DCA needs to close for a few flyovers. Wouldn't runway and approach holds be good enough? The 2015 flyover you're referring to had nothing to do with Obama. It was a WWII flyover as part of t...Jump to post
May numbers for are out. Passengers up 2.5% on the month Up 2.9% on the year Cargo up 6% on the month Up 4.4% on the year. https://www.flystl.com/uploads/documents/public-notices-and-reports/2019MayAATSPubRel.pdf Saw your response on he WN Max cutbacks. That’s going to hurt growth rates this summer...Jump to post
July Frequency schedule Weekly flights (change) WN 813 (+20) 2.5% AA 265 (-7) -2.6% DL 204 (no change) UA 203 (+10) 5.2% F9 38 (+10) 35.7% G4 32 (+1) 3.2% AS 21 (+2) 10.5% AC 21 (+2) 10.5% SY 6 Total STL 1738 (+18) 1% BLV 32 Legacy YoY seat count difference. (Could be a bit difference due to plane ...Jump to post
I'm in/out of LAX a few times a year. It's not that bad. Go to LGA or JFK. That's a disaster, and if there's weather you're really in trouble. I think it depends when you're in/out of LAX. There are definitely banks/times of day where it gets busy, but for the most part it moves efficiently. The rea...Jump to post
DL doesn’t offer free alcohol in standard economy in the continental US. Alcohol is free in Comfort+ on all domestic routes. Not on my LAS-LAX flight :hissyfit: Correction on my part, flights over 350 miles according to DL.com https://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/traveling-with-us/onboard-experi...Jump to post
I guess a better question is- are these carve-outs TRUE meals or do they just get to pick something from the Buy on Board catalogue/offerings. Those aren't quite "real" meals since its nornally just a wrap/salad/sandwich with sometime chips or something. I believe I read that UA EWR/HNL i...Jump to post
DL doesn’t offer free alcohol in standard economy in the continental US. Alcohol is free in Comfort+ on all domestic routes. DL does offer free alcohol on its shuttle flights in all classes - LGA-ORD, LGA- BOS etc... Yes, with this small exception, but the shuttle flights are more limited. https://...Jump to post
I remember that crazy story with the chopper hijacking. I worked with Alan Barklage briefly when I was at KSDK about a year before he died in an unrelated helicopter crash. Were you there for Bob Richards suicide by plane? End of high school! I remember that morning well. The Post was publishing an...Jump to post
Jshank83 wrote:March Load factors for STL/BLV
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing
carljanderson wrote:2-2-2 in Premium Select!
May have to look for routings with a 764 when I can..
49 year anniversary of the Cooper copycat at Lambert - https://www.stltoday.com/news/archives/june-you-re-not-going-to-believe-this-a-bizarre/article_1aac5de6-6eb4-5245-a126-7adf324d5eb2.html#1 . I was only one month old but what a story. I remember watching this clip on the news which gives a litt...Jump to post
I think some are forgetting just how bad the aviation industry got in the early 2000’s. AA probably originally had plans to use STL in some hub capacity, but it was easy to chop as things went downhill economically. STL has bounced back better than many other former hubs like CLE, MEM, CVG, PIT. It ...Jump to post
You experience in STL masked what was happening with TWA. TW was a disaster. JFK was being slashed rapidly. They tried little focus cities in LA and SJU. They were down to two cities in Europe and TLV/CAI The only reason STL was doing so well is they brought any remaining resources home to that bas...Jump to post