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by dcaproducer
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 704
Views: 73082

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

We might have enough room to park one, but are the taxiways wide enough? Not finding anything on the taxiways off of 12R/30L. Just curious. I read that the A380 ICAO A380 ARFF requirements state 82' wide taxiways. Airports that can handle the 380 also had to do a lot of reconfiguration on lighting,...

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by dcaproducer
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 704
Views: 73082

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

Perhaps on hand for diversions that don't fit at a gate/ airport equipment cannot support push back after parked? Just a guess. I am pretty sure they have a gate that can handle everything except a A380. So I don’t think that should be an issue. But who knows. Maybe they are required to have one or...

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by dcaproducer
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines Q2 2020 earnings thread
Replies: 128
Views: 14680

Re: DAL Q2 2020 earnings thread

As a loyal DL business traveler, who took his last trip the first week of March, I've said all along this is going to be a 2-3 year ordeal. The airline industry likely won't return to 2019 levels until 2022. That is if the pandemic can be brought under control. The longer the crisis looms, the longe...

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by dcaproducer
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 704
Views: 73082

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

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Saw this in the TSA throughput thread. STL is right about 30% of 2019 numbers, but doing much better than the national average and only TPA and PHX are ahead of STL on this list. It doesn’t list BNA, but AUS is way down.

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by dcaproducer
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 704
Views: 73082

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

Not just aviation, but I’ve had discussions with many clients and CY Q4 is going to be rough all around. Especially if no additional stimulus is passed.

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by dcaproducer
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 704
Views: 73082

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

July Frequency update (based on week of July 13) Flights per week (Flights per week June 2020) Flights per week July 2019 WN 680 (491) 813 AA 139 (90) 257 DL 77 (27) 204 UA 67 (21) 203 G4 37 (30) 32 AS 14 (7) 21 F9 10 (8) 38 SY 2 (2) 6 Total STL 1133 (790) 1792 Notes: WN peaks at 99 flights a day. ...

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by dcaproducer
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 369
Views: 44785

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

I feel like we just in a weeks time or so just reverted back to where we were in April. We pissed away are frickin half assed quarentine(except In a handful of states) :checkmark: The U.S. should have adopted a strict extended nationwide lockdown. Basically put the nation in hibernation for 3 month...

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by dcaproducer
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 704
Views: 73082

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

WN at STL is 2nd. Just under 80%Great to see. WN at nearly 90% capacity for DEN in July...wow https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EakkskkUEAAb-8P?format=jpg&name=4096x4096 This definitely shows the strength of WN and their financial position. It also shows the strength of STL's location. It also shows ...

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by dcaproducer
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 704
Views: 73082

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

They did not.. Looking at TSA’s throughput numbers we’re at about 16-17% of 2019’s daily totals, but I’ve said all along airports like STL will bounce back up faster than some of the big hub cities like NYC, DC, LA, etc. WN helps, but it’s nice to see AA and UA adding back service. Speaking of whic...

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by dcaproducer
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 704
Views: 73082

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

The airport tweeted out they had more passengers this past weekend than any weekend since March 13-15. That means they had more passengers than a weekend that overall across the network averaged about 531K per day and last weekend was 404k average per day. Did they share a number? I'm lazy today an...

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by dcaproducer
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 354
Views: 65720

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

AA are seeing demand bouncing back sooner than expected. Busiest day in July will have about 4,000 flights. American Air Sparks Rally With 74% Jump in Flying on New Demand https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-04/american-air-to-boost-flying-74-on-surprise-demand-rebound Until they are ac...

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by dcaproducer
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 704
Views: 73082

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

It's difficult to look more than a few weeks out for flights right now. As a business traveler who flies Delta, DL has been waiting to make schedule cuts. The safest move is to book at flight only a couple of weeks out if you want a higher chance of that flight going out on schedule. One nice thing...

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by dcaproducer
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 704
Views: 73082

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

It's difficult to look more than a few weeks out for flights right now. As a business traveler who flies Delta, DL has been waiting to make schedule cuts. The safest move is to book at flight only a couple of weeks out if you want a higher chance of that flight going out on schedule.

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by dcaproducer
Thu May 28, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Signs of airports normalizing.
Replies: 30
Views: 5472

Re: Signs of airports normalizing.

TSA data still shows how many people enter U.S. airports daily. It doesn't matter if people connect, they are still (1) traveler. Numbers are still 10-12% of pre-COVID. https://www.tsa.gov/coronavirus/passenger-throughput. I've said in other threads some tourists, especially to beach/vacation design...

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by dcaproducer
Tue May 19, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 461
Views: 223626

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

WN see 8% LF in April Source: https://seekingalpha.com/news/3575846-southwest-sees-load-factor-plummet-to-8-in-april But bookings are now outpacing cancellations. "Southwest Airlines said Tuesday that new bookings are now outpacing cancellations, a turning point in the coronavirus pandemic that...

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by dcaproducer
Mon May 18, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 376
Views: 55136

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

I agree with several of the comments demand will surge for leisure travel. Especially to CONUS beach destinations. I think there will be a lot of road trips this summer too, but air travel will bounce. I Think WN, NK, F9 will see a good response from this. I saw a AA regional pilot post a video of C...

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by dcaproducer
Fri May 15, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Will Have 7,000 Extra Pilots in Fall
Replies: 176
Views: 23759

Re: DL Will Have 7,000 Extra Pilots in Fall

They’re not. Your anecdotal evidence doesn’t reflect the data out there. Are you questioning what I am seeing and tracking with the flights I am seeing or working? If claiming data, post a link. Claiming anecdotal evidence is sufficient to claim "in my opinion I am seeing..." This is an e...

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by dcaproducer
Fri May 15, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virtual tour of UA 727-022
Replies: 73
Views: 8640

Re: Virtual tour of UA 727-022

Great find. While I don't recall the UA interior, I used to fly Eastern and TWA's 727's and in the 80's they weren't much better inside in terms of design. I'm so glad the cloth seats are pretty much a thing of the past.

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by dcaproducer
Thu May 14, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 704
Views: 73082

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

Still subject to change but I went thru the week of June 15th schedules. Monday June 15th scheduled flights Southwest: 68 AA: 16 Delta: 4 UA: 3 Total across all airlines: 116 A couple weird quirks for Southwest. Sacramento and San Jose go up to 2x a day. Salt Lake City had been suspended but now it...

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by dcaproducer
Tue May 12, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 704
Views: 73082

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

Anyone see how busy T2 is these days? Curious to see how many people are on those WN flights.

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by dcaproducer
Wed May 06, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 704
Views: 73082

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

March numbers for @flystl are out. Passengers down 53% on the month Down 18% on the year. Cargo up 14% https://www.flystl.com/uploads/documents/public-notices-and-reports/2020.3-YTD-Jan-Mar-ATAR.pdf I guess the uptick in cargo is a good thing. Should be able to release April soon. Not much to calcu...

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by dcaproducer
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1961
Views: 342924

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

It be also be interesting to see how much travel reverts to automobile from air travel, particularly for leisure but also some business too. Will people who had been flying from Michigan to Florida feel more safe driving this summer instead of flying? Will the business traveler who used to fly DTW-...

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by dcaproducer
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182742

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

Just looking at future bookings plummet I dont think the cuts announced by US big 3 are enough. Just wondering how long until the layoffs start. I just had employees travel from EWR-DCA on UA last night. Flight was empty. Yesterday and today we've had clients cancel five events, including one next ...

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by dcaproducer
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 704
Views: 73082

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

Out of curiosity, how would a flight to your destination via Amsterdam do you any better than a flight to your destination via ORD When you're part of a large multi-national business and you're talking about where you work, it's a joke when you work in a large market like STL where there's no direc...

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by dcaproducer
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 704
Views: 73082

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

Really REALLY wish that DL would add JFK from STL... I’m surprised this isn’t served already. I think the thought is that there are plenty of hubs between stl and jfk to filter traffic thru so there is no need for us to use a JFK slot. Same applies to MCI. That and most people want to fly into LGA ...

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by dcaproducer
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 704
Views: 73082

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

After today, I'm starting to understand what Jshank was posting about a while back about Rhonda at Av-day not really caring (or knowing about?) about capitalizing on the DL/AA/WN feud. It really seems like every midwestern city is getting SEA/BOS flights except STL, who gets to stick with the AS/WN...

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by dcaproducer
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 704
Views: 73082

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

sorry duplicate post (site is acting strange)

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by dcaproducer
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 704
Views: 73082

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

Yeah, we were an $8Bish company when I was there and we had a handful of Challengers and a Global 5000 that was primarily used by the CEO. People think about them as extravagant luxuries, but they really are a business tool in a lot of respects. Especially if you're trying to travel to places that ...

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by dcaproducer
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 704
Views: 73082

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

Of course. If your C-level folk are making astronomical sums of money, do you really want them losing productivity by having to fly commercial when they could be flying direct on a private jet with an environment more conducive to getting things done? Private jets aren't cheap, but there's a certai...

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by dcaproducer
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 704
Views: 73082

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

We have a huge office in London and our world HQ is here in STL. We travel to London frequently and co-workers from the UK fly here. I don't work for a small start-up or mom and pop LLC, so the need IS there and I think that when we get it, people will be shocked at how full it is. I know the incen...

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by dcaproducer
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 704
Views: 73082

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

Numbers for January are out for STL Passengers are Up 3.9% Cargo up 18.7% Not bad considering the max was flying last January and not this one. https://www.flystl.com/uploads/documents/public-notices-and-reports/2020JanAATSPubRel.pdf Those are good numbers. Good cargo numbers. The Amazon flights we...

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by dcaproducer
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 704
Views: 73082

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

I work for Bayer and I need to travel to Europe regularly. STL needs a direct flight to London, Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, anything. It's insane that we don't have anything. I get angry that people in Cincinnati of all places can fly to Paris. What is up with that. We have so many international b...

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by dcaproducer
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A221 Schedule Reliability struggle
Replies: 104
Views: 26123

Re: Delta A221 Schedule Reliability struggle

I think the article is powerful because it actually has data. This is DOT data https://i2.wp.com/airinsight.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/2020-02-21_13-14-23.jpg?ssl=1 Source: https://airinsight.com/deltas-a220s-schedule-struggle/ The A220 numbers are horrible. The difference between the best (737...

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by dcaproducer
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 704
Views: 73082

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

stlgph wrote:
What businesses want is just to get there.


I'm in a much larger market, but I can tell you for my business and my clients that is not true. For businesses there's a reliability factor knowing if you fly BA to a major hub like LHR there are options for INOPS, delays, options to re-route etc.

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by dcaproducer
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A221 Schedule Reliability struggle
Replies: 104
Views: 26123

Re: Delta A221 Schedule Reliability struggle

So I'm not familiar with this website, but this article is terribly written. First, they don't attribute any of their information. Where did they pull this from? There's no response from Delta and the author appears to be drawing their own conclusions without any company statement. While they menti...

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by dcaproducer
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 704
Views: 73082

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

I'm not so sure Aer Lingus to Dublin would be the best option. The article said 300 people each day travel to Europe with the largest proportion going to London. BA to LHR seems most sensible. A few people go to Dublin and the rest would be connections just as WOW to KEF was. LHR would obviously be...

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by dcaproducer
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A221 Schedule Reliability struggle
Replies: 104
Views: 26123

Re: Delta A221 Schedule Reliability struggle

So I'm not familiar with this website, but this article is terribly written. First, they don't attribute any of their information. Where did they pull this from? There's no response from Delta and the author appears to be drawing their own conclusions without any company statement. While they mentio...

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by dcaproducer
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 704
Views: 73082

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

What that statement means is that the business community wants a major carrier with a worldwide network and integrates well into the existing FF base. That’s LH, BA or dare I say Air France Or KLM to represent SkyTeam, but BA is the likely target. It sounds like they are tried of playing games, so l...

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by dcaproducer
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC Airports Thread - 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 10867

Re: DC Airports Thread - 2020

National Hall will no longer be accessible, pre-security? That's the whole point of this project: to make National Hall and all the shops and restaurants located there to be post security (along with the separate project to build a regional concourse to replace Gate 35X). The problem is many passen...

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by dcaproducer
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT: Best/Worst U.S. Airports On Time Performance for 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 4413

Re: DOT: Best/Worst U.S. Airports On Time Performance for 2019

I've been flying DL since 2008. Before that AA and before that TWA. DL is incredibly efficient in turning around planes. You can see the hustle to get planes off the gate on time. I fly about 60 segments a year and they are amazingly consistent. It does not surprise me that ATL, DTW, SLC and MSP are...

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by dcaproducer
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 704
Views: 73082

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

We had this same discussion about a linear terminal 12-13 years ago. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=463299&p=6411499&hilit=STL+Lambert#p6411499 I believe the best move forward is continue to put the lipstick on the pig with the status quo until the runway debt is pa...

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by dcaproducer
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 704
Views: 73082

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

Indeed. I just can't see how virtually all of STL's peers can rebuild/consolidate/modernize their terminals while they sit idly by. Eventually, they are going to have to do something. But I do agree it will be up to WN and what they want, and I'm almost certain sooner or later, STL and WN will come...

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by dcaproducer
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 704
Views: 73082

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

But most, of not all of those airports are undergoing some sort of modernization. I can’t imagine a new terminal would raise fees to the point where it would be unsustainable. I get there is fear over a repeat of another runway 11/29 situation, but it is wise to think long term, and new facilities ...

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by dcaproducer
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 704
Views: 73082

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

Problem is, anything other than option C would simply be kicking the can down the road for another generation. Virtually all of STL’s peers have built new or are rebuilding their terminals (MCI, PIT, MSY, IND, BNA, etc) so STL needs to seriously contemplate doing the same to stay competitive. Here'...

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by dcaproducer
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 704
Views: 73082

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

Final 2019 numbers out. December was up 3.7% End of year total up 1.6% Total passengers 15,878,527 Have to think we would have gotten over 16 mil pretty easily if the MAX wasn't grounded. Market share: Southwest 60.2% American 15.6% Delta 10.7% United 6.6% Info graphic: https://www.flystl.com/uploa...

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by dcaproducer
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 704
Views: 73082

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

Maybe I just travel to airports with good food that is better than the norm haha. I travel mostly to PHX, MIA, ORD, IND, JFK, Abu Dhabi, BOM, and LGA. Of which all have great options apart from LGA. Comparing large international gateways ins't a good comparison. I can mainly speak for terminals tha...

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by dcaproducer
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 704
Views: 73082

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

Agreed. STLers have an overinflated opinion of our airport dining. It is only a half-step up from LGA. Maybe terminal 2 is a whole step up. I feel like most people in STL hate our airport and try to always compare it to the TWA days. But maybe that’s just me. I’d put our food above MDW,OAK,SFO. But...

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by dcaproducer
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 704
Views: 73082

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

I think that is a generous ranking. Agreed. STLers have an overinflated opinion of our airport dining. It is only a half-step up from LGA. Maybe terminal 2 is a whole step up. I feel like most people in STL hate our airport and try to always compare it to the TWA days. But maybe that’s just me. I’d...

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by dcaproducer
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 704
Views: 73082

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

No, the number came from the mayor. That doesn't change the previous statement :lol: 900 million is some major improvements. I would be curious to see what that includes. A new terminal isn't a whole lot more than that. Agreed. 900 million is more than new lighting, tile and paint, but probably not...

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