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by Trololzilla
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 797
Views: 82605

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

It's probably just to fulfill ADA requirements. In any case, it's better to have it and not need it than vice versa. Besides, the airport uses most of their vehicles for 15-20+ years so you can think of the purchase price being amortized over that length of time.

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by Trololzilla
Tue May 05, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 797
Views: 82605

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

I also find the 1971 image interesting. Shows another concourse coming off near the beginning of A to the west. Parts are still there. Not sure what they are used for now. Maybe storage. Concourse A used to be the 'Blue' Concourse and had two separate concourse halls. AFAIK, the western Blue concou...

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by Trololzilla
Sun May 03, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 797
Views: 82605

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

Who is responsible for the STL wikipedia page? No one is updating the info and some people are deleting tons of information. Whoever is doing it, is ruining the Wikipedia page. Someone needs to fix it. I got fed up with the one dude that others have mentioned and was tired of the constant back and ...

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by Trololzilla
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183239

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

@jetmatt777 Are aircraft substantially desinfected in that time you quoted or is this just cleaning? But there is a cheaper way to do this. Some hospitals use UV-C to desinfect rooms fast. With equipment like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qMsPvxS2z4 No need to wipe every surface, UV-C kill...

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by Trololzilla
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight
Replies: 135
Views: 20085

Re: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight

AA has their no photography/film policy in the American Way magazine, although it's probably not enforced like it used to be after 9/11. Probably also depends a lot on the individual crew member, and perhaps on the subsidiary as well. For example, The Elevator Channel was asked twice during an AA E...

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by Trololzilla
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 797
Views: 82605

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

Talking about all of the airport improvement plans for STL, would it be possible to use DOT grants for any of these upgrades? Asking because I have zero clue how this monery can be used. I wonder why W1W didn't use these funds? Those particular DOT grants are mainly for general airfield infrastruct...

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by Trololzilla
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 797
Views: 82605

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

Also whoever takes care of the STL wikipedia page needs to keep it updated!! That used to mainly be me. I basically stopped giving a shit a few months ago because I got tired of fighting with this one person constantly changing stuff on there (and a LOT of other airport pages) to suit 'their vision...

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by Trololzilla
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 797
Views: 82605

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

Third, while I agree the new SLC is a wonderful layout, that isn't feasible in STL because the airfield is not laid out in a configuration that would allow for a midfield terminal complex. The W-1W expansion originally included a midfield satellite terminal option that could be built out to 150 gat...

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by Trololzilla
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?
Replies: 114
Views: 4262

Re: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?

What I saw:

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by Trololzilla
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217189

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

CPE at STL is going down fairly quickly; it was at $11.10 at the end of FY2017, and already down to $8.87 at the end of FY2018. Wouldn't be surprised if it's down even more since then. Source: https://www.flystl.com/uploads/documents/public-notices-and-reports/STL-Strategic-Plan-FY2018-Report.pdf Th...

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by Trololzilla
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217189

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

September numbers are out: https://www.flystl.com/uploads/documents/public-notices-and-reports/2019SepAATSPubRel.pdf 2.3% increase in total YTD passengers - 11,939,157 (vs 11,666,148) 3.1% increase in YTD cargo tonnage - 56,628 tons (vs 54,949 tons) All aircraft operations holding steady at 0.0% cha...

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by Trololzilla
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 294586

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8JyvzU0CXU

Starship launch animation, courtesy of SpaceX.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8JyvzU0CXU

Starship launch animation, courtesy of SpaceX.

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by Trololzilla
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217189

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Jshank83 wrote:
Another restaurant is either going to be new or redone in C.

Saw the release. I wonder if they're also gonna replace the Chili's in T1? Hopefully not and it's something new, preferably closer to the gates that are being reopened.

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by Trololzilla
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Rocket Labs - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 9
Views: 2753

Re: Rocket Labs - Tests, Launches, Developments

Older thread here, but it probably makes more sense to have a general RocketLab thread from now on.

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by Trololzilla
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217189

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

There's likely enough behind the scenes business interest to attract a flight - especially since Beijing's well within 787 range. Probably would do better than TWA's proposed Tokyo route would have in any case.

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by Trololzilla
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 294586

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

The Starhopper 20m test jump was also aborted just after the engines were ignited.

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by Trololzilla
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217189

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Not surprisingly it looks like Marion is down to Cape with flights to STL and BNA or Skywest. https://www.kfvs12.com/2019/07/16/veterans-airport-soil-looking-into-new-bids/ A quote from the Article from Doug, whom I happen to know. His Wife used to be my 4th grade teacher hahaha "“You’ve got a...

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by Trololzilla
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Graphing calculators
Replies: 16
Views: 2061

Re: Graphing calculators

TI83 has got to be some kind of massive conspiracy. Every school I know of required that exact machine (or the more expensive 84). No Casios allowed. I'm convinced that TI pays off school districts for this, and then charged an insane amount for a machine that can't possible cost that much to make ...

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by Trololzilla
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Graphing calculators
Replies: 16
Views: 2061

Re: Graphing calculators

TI for me, even though TI's offerings are, in general, sub-par compared to their competition and haven't markedly improved in capabilities in decades yet still cost the same absurd prices (despite cheaper, improved technology nowadays) - you know there's an issue when a graphing calculator takes mor...

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by Trololzilla
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217189

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Came across a photo of the old Ambassador Lounge above C28 and C27 https://web.archive.org/web/20010611052918if_/http://www.cruisinaltitude.com:80/images/special/twb727lastflightstl/pigparty1stll.jpg Thank you for finding that; I hadn't been able to find any pictures of it online anymore. Hmm... it...

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by Trololzilla
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217189

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

I do agree that Niebrugge has done a fantastic job for STL. I do wonder if she's not doing enough. BNA has a smaller metro but has been able to lure NK,B6 & BA as well as DL to BOS & SEA. All of which STL has not. As mentioned above, O&D traffic, economic conditions, and the nature of h...

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by Trololzilla
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217189

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

NK is in growth mode, so I would be shocked if they didn’t add St Louis soon. Is STL management effective? Once BNA had a management and culture change, Nashville definitely started seeing new things from air carriers. STL's airport management team is exceptional, at least when considering the over...

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by Trololzilla
Fri May 24, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217189

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Well, jshank, I do hope you will apply. If they're looking for someone who promotes the airport I would think you fit the bill. STL07. Trololzila, if he's on here. I'd think I'm third string at best, but I will apply. But you guys . . . I'd hope you'd make the cut. Depends on who applies, I guess. ...

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by Trololzilla
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghost inside Aeromexico plane
Replies: 66
Views: 9695

Re: Ghost inside Aeromexico plane

People have been seeing/hearing/photographing and filming paranormal activity for literal centuries. You can't possibly tell me every single instance is not true? Maybe no scientist has had the courage to try and study, examine and postulate as to what exactly paranormal activity is? There's actual...

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by Trololzilla
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217189

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Probably YUL makes the most sense. Would also love to see WestJet enter the market with flights to YYC. I doubt it'd happen considering they already fly to Nashville from there (and I don't know the O&D for the STL-YYC pair), but you never know. Wishful thinking on my end. Have to think our bes...

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by Trololzilla
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217189

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Wind wasn't an issue, it was snow on the runway. They acted like they were concerned about stopping.I am pretty sure 11 and 12L are the same length. 11 is newer though so maybe better pavement. I get wanting 12R over 12L since R is longer. Just not sure on 11 over 12L. Length was probably the issue...

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by Trololzilla
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217189

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

^ Even better, since it's less of a move for either airline and comes with far fewer other hassles. The smaller size of D's gate areas seems more aptly suited for them anyway - I'm glad to have the airlines, don't get me wrong, but it is a bit frustrating for them to occupy and essentially waste so ...

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by Trololzilla
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217189

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 Trololzilla
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217189

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Moving Cape Air and Air Choice One to B would free up some 3-4 gates on C, which would help.

Otherwise there's always the new midfield terminal option.

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by Trololzilla
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217189

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 Clu...

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by Trololzilla
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The Next AF-1 After 748
Replies: 34
Views: 6495

Re: The Next AF-1 After 748

With the rise of more easily accessible space travel with vehicles such as the BFR, is it possible that in a few decades AF1 becomes a 'spaceship', so to speak? Musk has already said that he envisions P2P passenger rocket flights - whether or not that's realistic for commercial travel remains to be ...

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by Trololzilla
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217189

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

We should all crowdfund a replacement for India Palace :lol: Could even be more planespotting oriented than food oriented... It could cater to the digital cabbie crowd, too. Now that they're not chained to the staging area in the same way. Would be interesting to find out what they want in rent on ...

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by Trololzilla
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217189

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

We should all crowdfund a replacement for India Palace :lol:

Could even be more planespotting oriented than food oriented...

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by Trololzilla
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217189

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Fuel Farm and Cargo I am not sure on the timeline. Bulk Fuel Storage Facility - according to this source and its supplement , preliminary work (moving/closing existing fuel lines, etc.) began almost a year ago, but the airport still needs to clear some regulatory hurdles to begin the real work as o...

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by Trololzilla
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217189

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Would it be possible/feasible to add a third floor (or a floor above the current gate level) to D to give enough room for restaurants/bars/waiting areas ? It seems that would minimize some of the need to expand the concourse out into the ramp area between C and D/E. On a technical level, it might b...

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by Trololzilla
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217189

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Uggh I knew this would occur. We have been sitting so long on our dual customs project that a more developed cargo port, specifically the one mentioned that our project would compete with, stole the idea https://twitter.com/iflymia/status/1090304085532819457 Well, there's only so much the airport c...

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by Trololzilla
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CR9 off runway at COU
Replies: 36
Views: 10207

Re: AA CR9 off runway at COU

SuseJ772 wrote:
I think I am more worried about why they had to evacuate in 3s. That seems odd to me.

Apparently they sent a bus but it too got stuck, so they were forced to use smaller vehicles.

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by Trololzilla
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 294586

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Successful launch of Iridium NEXT-8, the final Iridium launch. Another successful droneship landing, as well.

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by Trololzilla
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 134417

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Who actually goes to the airport church? Employees that are always in the air and want to go to mass? From the airport's website: The Airport Interfaith Chapel holds on average 580 Protestant and Catholic services every year. The Chaplaincy also maintains prayer rugs to be used by travelers of the ...

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by Trololzilla
Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 134417

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

^ That requires investors willing to assume the airport's risks and prospects - you can't force anyone to buy it if no one's biting.

It's likely much, MUCH easier to get a ROI out of STL than it would be from BLV, hence why STL's the one with all the privatization talk.

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by Trololzilla
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 134417

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

^ Would you like to see the relevant data? I can also guarantee you that most low visibility conditions created major issues back before 11/29 - there's publicly available airport/governmental data on that, too. Delays due to weather still happen, of course, but they're much, much less pronounced th...

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by Trololzilla
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 134417

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

That runway was unneeded from the get go. Destroying Bridgeton, shakey airline. Sorry. It was, is and will always be a boondoggle. I can quote third party airport planners and engineers that say that the runway was justified - shaky primary carrier or not. You have to remember that the runway's pri...

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by Trololzilla
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 134417

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

^ Yup, still plenty of room in C and D. Might still be able to squeeze someone in at A too (if they only need one gate and don't mind a tiny waiting area). I guess the airport could also ask Cape Air and Air Choice One to move to B if they really need the space in C - even if B's used sometimes as a...

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by Trololzilla
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 282
Views: 38460

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

^ To be fair, you're also considering the business climate from 15+ years ago. A lot can (and has) changed since then.

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by Trololzilla
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 134417

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

I think now that WW is departing for whatever reason, we need to accept that this will likely do incredible damage to the future of STL TATL. I hate to be a pessimist as I am very bullish on St Louis, but it will be extremely difficult to convince a carrier to enter STL's market if WW claims it was...

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by Trololzilla
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 134417

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

stl07 wrote:
So I'm assuming our new customs area is not going to be built now...

I don't think WOW has much to do with that. I'm fairly sure that renovation will happen regardless of WOW's presence, as the airport was likely doing it in anticipation of future service.

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by Trololzilla
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 134417

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

...the lack of any terminal train to move people longer distances Theoretically, they could actually put a people-mover on the roof of D - when it was built, the structure was actually built strong enough to support one as it was a planned feature according to this article: "Secondly, in the e...

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by Trololzilla
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 134417

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

^ I doubt the airport can straight-up force any airline to move. Even if they could, it's probably best not to piss off your number 1 airline. I also question whether AA would want to move anyway, especially seeing as how the AA lounge is at the B/C/D connector. Sure, T2 has Wingtips, but I doubt AA...

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by Trololzilla
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 294586

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

parapente wrote:
It was Musk's famous statement that the (fourth was it?) attempt had to work or they were bust!

Just to clarify: he was referring to how the fourth Falcon 1 flight had to succeed, not that the fourth landing attempt had to.

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by Trololzilla
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Red and green lights on ocean when flying over North Pacific
Replies: 25
Views: 8215

Re: Red and green lights on ocean when flying over North Pacific

It sounds like an offshore wind farm. There's apparently a 100+ unit farm off the coast of Fukushima, and your flight passed fairly close to the area, so maybe you all saw that?

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