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by N383SW
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reasoning behind PSA/US merger
Replies: 17
Views: 2139

Re: Reasoning behind PSA/US merger

A recent thread that highlighted the AA/QQ merger in the late 1990s got me thinking about the PSA/US merger in the late 1980s, and I can't for the life of me figure out US' reasoning behind it. ... What exactly happened; was it the entrance of WN into the West Coast market, coupled with US high cos...

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by N383SW
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Airport Outsourcing
Replies: 66
Views: 17927

Re: B6 AO Outsourcing

Anything above 20 flights stays JetBlue. Everything else cut to 3ed party. Flyguy Where does this come from? Is that your prediction or a “rumor”? Next to JFK, BOS, FLL, and maybe MCO I’m struggling to see where B6 has any other city close to 20 flights? Maybe DCA, LGA, or EWR are closer, I honestl...

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by N383SW
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 98971

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

ATL has shrunk significantly since the merger. BNA has grown significantly since the merger. How much has ATL shrunk? More specifically in the last 2 or 3 years after all the merger was integrated. I figure they had to shrink originally. I didn’t know if all the ATL moving to BNA talk was just beca...

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by N383SW
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/29/2020: Meltdown
Replies: 109
Views: 17242

Re: OAG Changes 3/29/2020: Meltdown

I'm glad to see PHX receiving far fewer cuts than other AA hubs. It shows just how important PHX is to the world. It’s the smallest hub, bias much? What are you talking about, PHX is the third largest AA hub after DFW and CLT. It is also the third largest WN station after MDW and BWI, which I belie...

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by N383SW
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 431
Views: 74560

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

714 :crying: I hope this is just temporary. N711HK will probably go soon too :( I wonder if these were the 19 frames that were supposed to go to UA end of December but got a delayed exit because of the Max stuff? No, the -700’s that are going to UA are some of the 77XX tail numbers and it’s posted ...

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by N383SW
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 807
Views: 83938

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

What is the scope/size of their STL operations? And when it comes to corporate, did most of them go to work for GoJet or get switched over? Just curious what the hard numbers were. Somebody posted the “memo to employees” on Facebook and it said something about all of the United Express carriers are...

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by N383SW
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 35046

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

blacksoviet wrote:
Why did Stephen Wolf retire the DC-3?


Do you mean the DC9?

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by N383SW
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 35046

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

What was Business Class like on their 767-200s? There is quite a few videos on youtube that show the 767 cabin. There is actually an excellent nose to tail interior video (of a refurbished and pre refurbishment 767). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Did any of the 767s or A330s have First Class? ...

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by N383SW
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 35046

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

The HP 757s became international and Hawaii fleet. The 762s were going away before merging with AA, but that merger stalled their departure ever so slightly. All-in-all, the trend to go all-airbus collapsed long before the US-AA merger. Remember, the US 757s were ex-EA!! Old as shiz. The HP ones we...

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by N383SW
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 35046

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

The HP 757s became international and Hawaii fleet. The 762s were going away before merging with AA, but that merger stalled their departure ever so slightly. All-in-all, the trend to go all-airbus collapsed long before the US-AA merger. Remember, the US 757s were ex-EA!! Old as shiz. The HP ones we...

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by N383SW
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 807
Views: 83938

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

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 I usually rate airports low that go heavy on non chains. I personally think airports should mostly have eateries people know with some loca...

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by N383SW
Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217524

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

What a disaster this would have been. I can see consolidated rental car but throwing all airlines in one terminal would have been horrible. https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/consultants-proposed-dramatic-changes-to-st-louis-airport-as-part/article_0b6d32bc-08aa-59a1-aeeb-1dd547513ec2.amp.ht...

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by N383SW
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217524

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

STLflyer wrote:
midway7 wrote:
I love White Castle. However, I am not sure they have a place in airports.

I don't think I've ever seen a Taco Bell in an airport either. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.


There was a Taco Bell on the C Concourse in STL back in the TWA days.

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by N383SW
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares
Replies: 46
Views: 7154

Re: Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares

usxguy wrote:
funny how go! was such a horrible, evil, mean venture-- but when Southwest does it..... (WN picked up one or two HA execs recently)

go! at least had only a few seats at $39, then $49.. with the bulk being $59 - $89 each.


I think most of that was the way JO went about it and what happened to AQ.

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by N383SW
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 272
Views: 45438

Re: WN to close EWR

I think Frontier would be crazy to not try EWR-DEN. This is horrible new for us frequent flyers on the EWR-DEN route i remember the old days when United has a monopoly. The premium for a N/S was insane! I agree! I’m so upset United will have this route as a monopoly. Part of the deal for the United...

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by N383SW
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217524

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

No, it's not Miami but with the resurgence, we have lived through, in the past 5 or so years, it is becoming a great place Not to correct you but if you haven't heard we are getting cruise ships to dock here. Sooooo STL=Miami of the midwest. You better not be talking about those Viking cruises :lol...

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by N383SW
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217524

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

https://twitter.com/mitchwhitten/status/1154516452038201344 So apparently people from around the world in the tourism industry are in STL currently. The STL news media is claiming they are ecstatic about all that STL has to offer. Interesting I mean... that’s all well and good but what would they b...

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by N383SW
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 102442

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

WN said they will be removed from the schedule thru 1/5. I suspect the removal will be done via system update - the same way schedule updates are handled. The updates happen over several hours starting about 5 a.m. I epect the MAXs to be gone by tomorrow. The removal could not have happened before ...

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by N383SW
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217524

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

https://twitter.com/mitchwhitten/status/1154516452038201344 So apparently people from around the world in the tourism industry are in STL currently. The STL news media is claiming they are ecstatic about all that STL has to offer. Interesting I mean... that’s all well and good but what would they b...

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by N383SW
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN stops pilot hiring and upgrades due to MAX
Replies: 36
Views: 6331

Re: WN stops pilot hiring and upgrades due to MAX

And again MCDU I ask where the hate towards WN came from and why your agenda towards seeing their downfall? Where is there hate in this thread. Are you saying the linked story isn’t accurate? Not seeing any hate, however, you do seem to take a certain amount of joy in anything negative regarding So...

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by N383SW
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 111
Views: 17767

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

MCOflyer wrote:
I believe there was a caribbean airline that operated the MD 90?

Hunter

Air Aruba

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by N383SW
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris cancels ABQ-CUU Flights
Replies: 18
Views: 3102

Re: Volaris cancels ABQ-CUU Flights

ELP-MEX and ELP-CUU has been tried quite a few times before. Unlike ABQ, ELP definitely has the traffic, but it's hard to compete with CJS for flights to Mexico, although it hasn't been tried since border crossings have become so difficult. And it seems CJS is pretty well covered with Volaris, Inte...

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by N383SW
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217524

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

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. Certainly not the Caribbean powerhouse of MIA but they do offer a lot of Caribbean connections through CLT and also with decent frequency on STL-CLT.

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by N383SW
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217524

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

That’s a very odd schedule and it would seem difficult to build any brand loyalty. I think STL would be better served by NK, which has the resources to make a bigger push into the market. NK is in growth mode, so I would be shocked if they didn’t add St Louis soon. Is STL management effective? Once...

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by N383SW
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 13053

Re: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)

My guess is that some of the routes are not working out for AS...maybe there will be new mainline service. It appears AS is replacing a LAX flight with a PHX flight. Or UA is reducing their flights at PAE already. I have ridden on a number of flights and inside intel indicates routes are doing very...

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by N383SW
Fri May 17, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BR15 Dec 2016 Mt Wilson Near-Collision Final Report
Replies: 12
Views: 2440

Re: BR15 Dec 2016 Mt Wilson Near-Collision Final Report

Also, and I know it's easy to say this from my comfy chair, but it seems the BR crew probably could have had better situational awareness and recognized that if they drifted too far that way they'd find high terrain.[/quote] Well just playing devils advocate here (not discounting you at all) they we...

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by N383SW
Fri May 17, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 109
Views: 24494

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

[photoid][/photoid] Anyway ..... back to topic. Is Via done? No planes off the ground in over a day. Seems all operations have been suspended. If that's the case, why is their website still up and running? Since you brought that up it peaked my interest to go and have a look. While browsing their si...

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by N383SW
Tue May 14, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 109
Views: 24494

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

I love how management throws out pilot shortage as the excuse for bad management. I personally have never seen an airline have an honest to god pilot shortage but rather management creating an environment nobody wants to work in. BINGO!!! and if they think anyone is actually going to stick around w...

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by N383SW
Tue May 14, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217524

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

I don't understand BLV at all. They are wasting taxpayer money to expand the airport because it is too small for G4 and needs the capability to be international when all of those problems could be solved by closing BLV and moving the flights to STL Agreed. BLV was conceived during a time when TWA h...

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by N383SW
Thu May 02, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How big can SWA get in ATL
Replies: 51
Views: 6724

Re: How big can SWA get in ATL

Considering since the merger they've done nothing but cut Airtran's operation. Even a casual observer could probably figure so. Airtran used to have all of concourse C and half of D. Southwest occupies just half of C and that's it. I know when it was announced, Clark Howard did everything short of ...

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by N383SW
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 998
Views: 176059

Re: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread

Alasizon asked: Anyone know why the checks took so long? As I recall, 605 was one of the first planes to go back to MQ . I can say that I worked one of the Trans States returns last week and among the changes on her return was that every single seat in the cabin except my jump seat was fully re-uph...

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by N383SW
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217524

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Annnnd the video has been taken down. That was about predictable once the airport got word of it. Drives me crazy how much they try to keep everything a secret. Who cares. Yeah seriously!! What’s wrong with a little nostalgia? It is what it is and if the airport doesn’t want anyone to see it then d...

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by N383SW
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1113
Views: 184805

Re: WOW Airlines Officially Done

Considering only 1 out of 10 planes is at home.... does anyone know what's the current situation of the crews down route? FI is flying all stranded WOW crews home for free today/tonight. Priceless first they help put WOW Air out of business and cause these people to lose their jobs and then fly the...

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by N383SW
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.
Replies: 226
Views: 49798

Re: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.

Today's flights are populating in Flightaware 8700: from BWI (should be the last MAX at BWI after the 3 from yesterday) [8734] 8701: ATL [8709] 8702: MCO [8705] 8703: MDW [8722] 8704+ are yet to load. Today's WN8704 (8716) - HOU-VCV https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA8704/history/20190325/1846Z...

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by N383SW
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Original Pan Am or Eastern Pilots Still Flying?
Replies: 51
Views: 8651

Re: Any Original Pan Am or Eastern Pilots Still Flying?

They are what they are. A scab is a scab for the rest of their lives. It’s a statement of fact. It is an opinion. It is your opinion, which you are entitled to. Many would agree with you I'm sure, and many would disagree. A fact? No. Is there a derogatory word to describe the opposite of a "sc...

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by N383SW
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217524

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

GRR was cut about the same time ABQ was. I don't remember if MEM ever was run back in the day. I am curious with all the grown WN has done what led to them cutting those routes. I am guessing they were just more point to point then than they are now and they didn't have the O&D to support them....

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by N383SW
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217524

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Anyone think this might be a sign that WN would eventually bring back STL-ABQ too? Was just thinking the same thing. What is still left of the former STL-XXX routes that were cut? Off the top of my head... ABQ, SDF, IND, BHM? GRR was cut about the same time ABQ was. I don't remember if MEM ever was...

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by N383SW
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217524

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

mwa459 wrote:
pmanni1 wrote:
Looks like WN is adding STL-SLC starting 10/2.


Anyone think this might be a sign that WN would eventually bring back STL-ABQ too?


Was just thinking the same thing. What is still left of the former STL-XXX routes that were cut? Off the top of my head... ABQ, SDF, IND, BHM?

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by N383SW
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19
Replies: 121
Views: 15159

Re: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19

Will be MAX7 be ETOPS certified? WN does not have any current plans to use MAX 7's on any nonstop routes to or from Hawaii. WN will very likely be using its MAX 7's on routes that do not require ETOPS-certified aircraft. DAL-HOU will be one of the initial 737 MAX 7 routes. WN will primarily operate...

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by N383SW
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217524

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

stlgph wrote:
How many gates again have access to customs? Two?


E29,31,33 (31 and 33 are Southwest gates)

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by N383SW
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 450972

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

trnswrld wrote:
Is that largest piece that he talked about in the corner of the warehouse one of the winglets?



I was thinking the same thing. It does look like the winglet.

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by N383SW
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Express/Commutair incident 3/4 at Presque Isle, ME
Replies: 106
Views: 25242

Re: United Express/Commutair incident 3/4 at Presque Isle, ME

I'm surprised that a crash hasn't got more media attention. Commutair has some serious problems so I am not surprised that this was them going off roading. What kind of problems does Commutair have? Like poor management/training/SOP? Did they go downhill after the transition from the Dashes to the ...

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by N383SW
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217524

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

I dont think reopening B is part of the outlook right now. They've been promoting it as an event and conference space and appear to be continuing to do so since they are looking to add to their marketing and communications team to continue to build the space and services, among other things. Agreed...

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by N383SW
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217524

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Out of curiousity, what is the O&D to NAS and SJU? CUN may be a better beach destination from STL, but on the east coast we definitely favor the Caribbean. TWA used to make SJU work from STL, as in they flew it. On the big “what if” front, if WN does expand and eventually take up most of D and ...

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by N383SW
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217524

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

UA used to have a lounge on the A concourse?? I don't ever remember UA having a club in STL. Looking at old terminal maps from the 1980's on Departed Flights doesn't show any club. I have no idea where a club would even fit in concourse A. I've been trying to find info on this since yesterday and c...

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by N383SW
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS new interior
Replies: 139
Views: 28474

Re: AS new interior

PlanesNTrains wrote:
I guess I'm surprised that a latching rope would not be deemed a safety issue in an emergency. I agree, though, that it gets the point across.


I think the "rope" would only be used above 10,000 feet. Like the divider curtain it probably has to be secured for taxi, take off, and landing.

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by N383SW
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217524

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

I still think that long-term, it makes more sense for DL to move to C and for airlines with a smaller presence (like DY, AS, etc.) to move to A. Gives DL a more room to grow, takes some pressure off of A, and it would even give DL the option to renovate the TWA Ambassador's Club space into a Sky Cl...

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by N383SW
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217524

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

What happened to the area where the UA Red Carpet club used to be? I haven’t been on the A Concourse for about 10 years so I have no idea what’s going on over there lol. I didn't know they ever had a club here. Where was it? I'm trying to find information about it but I'm not having any luck. IIRC ...

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by N383SW
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217524

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

[photoid] Yeah, especially since that restaurant now has seating that covers the front of A9. Realistically A15 would make the most sense and they can fit a mainline aircraft over there. Move charters over to C or "D" if D reopens for WN. I wish DL had room for a SkyClub, but I have no ide...

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by N383SW
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 50564

Re: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!

Any insight into what's going on in the cabin right now? I'm sure some FAA inspectors are on there, are they just relaxing and enjoying the ride, or what sort of work would they be doing right now? Other than FAA, who might be on it? What are the inspectors doing? Probably naming their price for a ...

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