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by stl07
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: 2020 launch of UA EWR-BLR (Bangalore, India)
Replies: 34
Views: 4582

Re: 2020 launch of UA EWR-BLR (Bangalore, India) rumor

This is exactly what I have been saying for years. The best way to beat the ME3 is to overfly them

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by stl07
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 135
Views: 14760

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

Level and Eurowings fly / flew jumbos across the Atlantic, right? Jim Wrong! Neither has ever operated a 747 or larger. Level's transatlantic service is entirely operated by A330s. Now there was an IAG operation out of Paris-Orly called Openskies that used 757s and a 767 on Paris-NYC routes, this g...

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by stl07
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 921
Views: 108923

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

https://thesouthern.com/news/local/skywest-wants-to-fly-passengers-from-marion-to-chicago/article_50586071-e8e7-54b6-9041-1d53067a88ed.html#tracking-source=home-top-story-1 SkyWest Airlines met with Marion, Illinois-Veterans Airport to show off their CRJ200 Aircraft and offer their proposal! "...

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by stl07
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 921
Views: 108923

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

flyPIT wrote:
Plenty of touristy things in Germany for the folks in PIT and MSP to experience.

The poster was criticizing that lack of tourism in STL, so I bought out other examples of cities with the same issue that have flights.

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by stl07
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 921
Views: 108923

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

flyPIT wrote:
Plenty of touristy things in Germany for the folks in PIT and MSP to experience.

The poster was criticizing that lack of tourism in STL, so I bought out other examples of cities with the same issue that have flights.

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by stl07
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 921
Views: 108923

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

What about PVD, PIT, and MSP. Boundary Waters and the Duquesne Incline are not the things filling those flights

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by stl07
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible new routes for Volaris or VivaAerobus within Mexico
Replies: 7
Views: 652

Re: Possible new routes for Volaris or VivaAerobus within Mexico

I think Volaris should try out TIJ-LAS. I can't believe this has never been tried before. Maybe this would be more up VivaAerobus's alley. This flight would require a significant one way penalty as everyone would fly back to SAN and drive down for half the cost (no intl fees). Unlike when crossing ...

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by stl07
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible new routes for Volaris or VivaAerobus within Mexico
Replies: 7
Views: 652

Re: Possible new routes for Volaris or VivaAerobus within Mexico

Not within Mexico but something of note, Viva is adding STL as a charter and so in a few months, they should release the seats commercially as well. HUX/SJD/PVR

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by stl07
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 921
Views: 108923

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

International LF for Jan 2019 Total combined both ways Air Canada 62.5% Frontier Cancun 75% Frontier Punta Cana 75% Southwest Cancun 74% Volaris/Apple HUX 57% Volaris/Apple Cabo 55% WOW 65% (85% inbound) The atrocious apple loads only strengthen my suspicion that the flights to non Cancun/PV destin...

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by stl07
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 921
Views: 108923

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

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, ...

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by stl07
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone else having trouble signing in on Hotmail?
Replies: 8
Views: 688

Re: Anyone else having trouble signing in on Hotmail?

Mine was hacked a few days ago

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by stl07
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 8105

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

She has no class. Just an attention grabbing wannbe. Kick her off. Since when was classiness a requirement to fly? Every time you step into a private property; the owner or operator can kick you out if they feel your classiness (or lack thereof) is contrary to company values or rules. This isn't a ...

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by stl07
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 8105

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

EC135C wrote:
She has no class. Just an attention grabbing wannbe. Kick her off.

Since when was classiness a requirement to fly?

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by stl07
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is it still possible to cruise around the world?
Replies: 11
Views: 844

Re: Is it still possible to cruise around the world?

In these days of fast jet travel has it killed off the idea of the world wide cruise? Is it possible to go from London to Australia perhaps or China.Has the market place changed so much that it is no longer profitable for companies to offer such a service? https://www.msccruisesusa.com/en-us/Cruise...

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by stl07
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 921
Views: 108923

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

TWA302 wrote:
stl07 wrote:
Grand rapids ha!


My favorite place during the summer is Ludington, MI. Been going to our place on Lake Michigan all my life. Amazing weather.

I am sure BA could run 2x daily to GRR. :lol: I don't really get it either.

Oh I love going to MI for the dunes too haha

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by stl07
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 921
Views: 108923

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Grand rapids ha!

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by stl07
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 921
Views: 108923

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Yay, 500 more people in west county.

In all seriousness though, this was a good announcement and only puts us one step closer.

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by stl07
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 135
Views: 14760

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

As to why 'those' airports made the list: Boyd is a consultancy; perhaps those airports PAID THEM to say that. :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: How can you make a list and NOT include some of the most rumored cities (as in the airports have come out and said they are on a shortlist) like BNA and...

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by stl07
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TN gov declares day honoring Confederate general and early KKK leader
Replies: 20
Views: 1437

Re: TN gov declares day honoring Confederate general and early KKK leader

I thought there was an effort several years ago to put Tubman on a bill? What happened to that? Trump cancelled it Eh. Nope. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/07/15/obama-officials-say-trump-administration-hasnt-delayed-new-bill-despite-harriet-tubman-firestorm/?utm_term=.28c220c6d469 Hu...

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by stl07
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 921
Views: 108923

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

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.

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by stl07
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 921
Views: 108923

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

I am not one to say one big business makes enough demand for a TATL flight but I just want to make note. With the governor involved I would hope it actually will be a big expansion. Bayer already moved their NA headquarters to STL from North Carolina. They closed their PIT office. It can do nothing...

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by stl07
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 921
Views: 108923

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

^^their 787s don't come in till like 2023 so I'm confused on what the airport is saying as well. I feel like Bayer, sigma, ect would throw money at condor instead as their subsidy requirements are much lower and the plane is a good size (767) Compared to 330 and 350 at Lufthansa right now.

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by stl07
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 135
Views: 14760

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

Top dozen markets to next get TATL : https://www.aviationplanning.com/monday-update-april-1-2019/ No particular order: ALB, MHT, PVD, GRR, CMH, ORF, RIC, SDF, CVG, MEM, SAV, JAX edit - CVG and PVD already have TATL Traditional Demand Drivers Are Out. The key point is to understand that the new crit...

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by stl07
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TN gov declares day honoring Confederate general and early KKK leader
Replies: 20
Views: 1437

Re: TN gov declares day honoring Confederate general and early KKK leader

Dieuwer wrote:
stl07 wrote:
Why are we honoring the KKK while we can't even put Harriet Tubman on our money even though she was supposed to be on it. The founding fathers would be very disappointed in us.


I thought there was an effort several years ago to put Tubman on a bill? What happened to that?

Trump cancelled it

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by stl07
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EI flies DUB-ADB?
Replies: 14
Views: 2363

Re: EI flies DUB-ADB?

bhxalex wrote:
Was it really not that obvious?

No, That's why he asked :banghead:

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by stl07
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TN gov declares day honoring Confederate general and early KKK leader
Replies: 20
Views: 1437

Re: TN gov declares day honoring Confederate general and early KKK leader

Why are we honoring the KKK while we can't even put Harriet Tubman on our money even though she was supposed to be on it. The founding fathers would be very disappointed in us.

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by stl07
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A day that will live...somewhere
Replies: 12
Views: 1171

Re: A day that will live...somewhere

Airstud, early at the airport? For someone who is interested in airplanes and airports, how is this a problem? Most aviation enthusiasts would be thrilled to have a little extra time at the airport before their flight departs. I think we all know people like you: — always finds something to complai...

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by stl07
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYC Power Outage
Replies: 22
Views: 1442

Re: NYC Power Outage

Boohoo, the power went out and affected the lives of the precious New Yorkers, therefore, it should be on national news. Grow a pair, the power goes out here in STL all the time because of our storms

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by stl07
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Residing in Mexico and "living" in the US
Replies: 14
Views: 995

Re: Residing in Mexico and "living" in the US

I have heard it can sometimes take hours to cross the border. Why not just live in a less expensive part of CA like Temecula or Hesperia or somewhere like that? If I were to commute each day I would buy the fast pass, its like 20 dollars and includes precheck at the airport too. Temecula doesn't so...

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by stl07
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Introduce Free WiFi
Replies: 54
Views: 7814

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Introduce Free WiFi

Maybe that's just a Norwegian thing then I flew Easyjet and Level. Level would not even give you complimentary water without paying for it, or snacks for 7 1/2 hour flight. And starting this month I believe the IFE is now a pay for item on Level. AA offering free wifi is not that far of step than w...

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by stl07
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Residing in Mexico and "living" in the US
Replies: 14
Views: 995

Re: Residing in Mexico and "living" in the US

Well, I don’t know a few who do this and they seem to enjoy it. That said, and I live in downtown SF and certainly don’t make tons of money, it is possible to have a very pleasant life in California. I suppose there are sacrifices and trade-offs, but I happen to believe it’s more than worth it. The...

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by stl07
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A day that will live...somewhere
Replies: 12
Views: 1171

Re: A day that will live...somewhere

See now, if you flew Sun Country to stl instead, your two hours would have been well spend in lines and you would never have been bored. Also, their check in counter had free donuts for passengers :). And you would have saved a lot of dinero in exchange for some cramped legs

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by stl07
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast
Replies: 76
Views: 9968

Re: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast

Whenever I look, stl-east asia is always 500ish rt, sometimes even less for China. Have fun beating that

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by stl07
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Residing in Mexico and "living" in the US
Replies: 14
Views: 995

Re: Residing in Mexico and "living" in the US

Perhaps if something sounds too good to be true it really is "too good to be true"? After all, if e.g. Tijuana is such a fantastic location would not the entire San Diego community have relocated? Places like Ensenada are not bad bad at all, in fact, they have very little crime. But unlik...

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by stl07
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Residing in Mexico and "living" in the US
Replies: 14
Views: 995

Re: Residing in Mexico and "living" in the US

Well, I don’t know a few who do this and they seem to enjoy it. That said, and I live in downtown SF and certainly don’t make tons of money, it is possible to have a very pleasant life in California. I suppose there are sacrifices and trade-offs, but I happen to believe it’s more than worth it. The...

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by stl07
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?
Replies: 50
Views: 7134

Re: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?

Atlanta is much hotter than Detroit. The aircraft could experience sudden temperature changes going from the very warm southern US (ATL) into a freezing polar environment. These sudden temp fluctuations could possibly compromise aircraft structure. Have you ever flown into Los Angles in the winter?...

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by stl07
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Residing in Mexico and "living" in the US
Replies: 14
Views: 995

Residing in Mexico and "living" in the US

Despite not agreeing with everything they do politically, I have always wanted to live in CA as I am a big outdoors guy. However, I could not afford the lifestyle I live here in STL out in CA. However, as Mexican border cities have become safer as gangs stop fighting each other (just look at Cuidad ...

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by stl07
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Introduce Free WiFi
Replies: 54
Views: 7814

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Introduce Free WiFi

william wrote:
stl07 wrote:
EA CO AS wrote:
Everyone is going to free WiFi; it’s just a matter of time. What is presently a service differentiator will become an industry standard.

Isn't it already the norm in Europe with airlines like Norwegian


No, especially the LCCs.

Maybe that's just a Norwegian thing then

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by stl07
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Introduce Free WiFi
Replies: 54
Views: 7814

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Introduce Free WiFi

tphuang wrote:
jsnww81 wrote:
Ishrion wrote:

Interesting to see this rumor in response Delta's WiFi trials.


Delta leads, AA follows. American's entire strategy summed up in four words.


both several years behind B6.

Yea but AA and DL actually have a route network, which is the reason one flies, not for tech gimmicks

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by stl07
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination
Replies: 68
Views: 3333

Re: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination

But you can also do red sea diving from Israel and Jordan, 2 much MUCH better tourist destinations, both of which are on my bucket list of places to see. SA would be a hard sell over those two countries I just said Red Sea diving is one of the attractions. As for Israel and Jordan, their Red Sea co...

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by stl07
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?
Replies: 50
Views: 7134

Re: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?

I love how even after the poster said it was a joke, people continue to make comments about it or the site quality going down.

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by stl07
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Introduce Free WiFi
Replies: 54
Views: 7814

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Introduce Free WiFi

EA CO AS wrote:
Everyone is going to free WiFi; it’s just a matter of time. What is presently a service differentiator will become an industry standard.

Isn't it already the norm in Europe with airlines like Norwegian

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by stl07
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination
Replies: 68
Views: 3333

Re: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination

But you can also do red sea diving from Israel and Jordan, 2 much MUCH better tourist destinations, both of which are on my bucket list of places to see. SA would be a hard sell over those two countries

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by stl07
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination
Replies: 68
Views: 3333

Re: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination

They also beheaded someone for ripping up a Koran if I remember correctly. Not something I would do if I were there as I actually respect other cultures but not the place I would go on vacation to

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by stl07
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination
Replies: 68
Views: 3333

Re: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination

How about you look down 5 threads where it says Saudi Arabia beheads 37 and make the decision by yourself

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by stl07
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 921
Views: 108923

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

^^The feds said the "per passenger" thing wouldn't fly, as cape air could come in with an a380 and say their per passenger rate was less. The overall for SkyWest isn't much more, so we'll see what the feds have to say on this one That's fair! Both UIN and CGI in 2017 were higher then Cape...

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by stl07
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 921
Views: 108923

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

^^The feds said the "per passenger" thing wouldn't fly, as cape air could come in with an a380 and say their per passenger rate was less. The overall for SkyWest isn't much more, so we'll see what the feds have to say on this one That's fair! Both UIN and CGI in 2017 were higher then Cape...

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by stl07
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination
Replies: 68
Views: 3333

Re: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination

Not personally, I don't think so as they have quite a reputation for themselves. They are certainly trying, though. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeddah_Tower Russia is extremely historic but most tourists skip out on Russia for other European destinations instead, for similar reasons. And Russia's ...

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by stl07
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?
Replies: 50
Views: 7134

Re: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?

Atlanta is much hotter than Detroit. The aircraft could experience sudden temperature changes going from the very warm southern US (ATL) into a freezing polar environment. These sudden temp fluctuations could possibly compromise aircraft structure. Have you ever flown into Los Angles in the winter?...

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by stl07
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 921
Views: 108923

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

^^The feds said the "per passenger" thing wouldn't fly, as cape air could come in with an a380 and say their per passenger rate was less. The overall for SkyWest isn't much more, so we'll see what the feds have to say on this one

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