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by STLflyer
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inconsistencies in Security Checks
Replies: 21
Views: 2557

Re: Inconsistencies in Security Checks

mxaxai wrote:
Another difference:
In the US and UK I have always been asked to take off my belt but never in Asia and only ocassionally in Europe.


I was asked to take my belt off in TPE the other day, FWIW

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by STLflyer
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ-200ER Range?
Replies: 18
Views: 3527

Re: CRJ-200ER Range?

Hey All, Another interested night in the ORD region. There’s been a steady line of t-storms throughout the city for the past 4+ hours (or so its seemed) There’s been some interesting flight routes into ORD this evening but I was most surprised at AA3128, MEI to ORD that flew all the way west to Sal...

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by STLflyer
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 MLB Charters
Replies: 44
Views: 7076

Re: 2019 MLB Charters

OB1504 wrote:
What teams are currently using DL8880 and DL8889?


DL8880 is the Marlins and DL8889 is the Nationals. Pretty easy to compare flights with MLB schedules and figure it out

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by STLflyer
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?
Replies: 94
Views: 16572

Re: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?

Can you expand on these difference you speak of? It’s an entirely different kind of flying. I don't know where you came up with that idea but it remains the same kind of flying regardless of who owns the airplane. Maybe something is getting lost in the translation here? 6 years and 3,000 posts on a...

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by STLflyer
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?
Replies: 94
Views: 16572

Re: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?

BravoOne wrote:
Erebus wrote:
Yeah they can, but it might be an entirely different kind of flying, altogether.



Can you expand on these difference you speak of?


It’s an entirely different kind of flying.

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by STLflyer
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?
Replies: 94
Views: 16572

Re: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?

Dieuwer wrote:
So in those movies where you see both pilots incapacitated, a passenger who never flew a plane get up and lands the plane with help from the tower, is a load of nonsense.


Surely you can’t be serious.

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by STLflyer
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 148522

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

I love White Castle. However, I am not sure they have a place in airports. The Southern version of White Castle, Krystal had an ATL location for years. The fact that its no longer there may tell you something! Though I have no reliable information of why Krystal left ATL, lease was up maybe? If you...

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by STLflyer
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 148522

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

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.

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by STLflyer
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 148522

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Eating White Castle before boarding a flight seems like a dangerous proposition.

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by STLflyer
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 148522

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Anyone know why the Cardinals charter switched from DAL8890 (which it's been for years) to DAL8884 a couple weeks ago?

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by STLflyer
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest---a question of privacy
Replies: 27
Views: 3260

Re: Southwest---a question of privacy

If you have to hide for 45 minutes in an airport john to prevent someone from kidnapping you, you've got bigger problems than Southwest tweeting out a flight number.

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by STLflyer
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When does the Pilot of an inbound flight receive the gate/stand information
Replies: 24
Views: 4614

Re: When does the Pilot of an inbound flight receive the gate/stand information

I was on some delayed UA flights last month and the cabin crew checked my gate assignments for me using an iPad or similar device. They were able to check my connecting flights. Not ACARS I presume? They were using the in flight WiFi, you could've checked it too. Every airline with WiFi that I've e...

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by STLflyer
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 148522

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. One step closer to TATL? According to Boyd we aren't even on the radar. :!: https://www.aviationplanning.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Top12-International-Growth.png I thi...

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by STLflyer
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 148522

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Over on FT saw DL 1870 SEA-ATL (752) diverted to STL the other day after a depressurization issue at FL370. That's quite the emergency decent. Landed on 24, according to AV Herald. http://avherald.com/h?article=4ca11030&opt=0 https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL1870/history/20190706/1440ZZ/K...

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by STLflyer
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 148522

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Interesting how "intl growth" would depend on aircraft availability. Hasn't that been the case since day one for every airport in the world? Seems odd that they would say that They said they are at/near the top of the list for a few airlines but depends on aircraft availability. I would g...

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by STLflyer
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire
Replies: 68
Views: 14860

Re: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire

Imagine if that "brick" was in checked bags? "If your phone becomes lodged in your seat, don't move your seat because it can crack the battery and lead to fire" or something along those lines. Emirates in flight safety video. I believe the wording was because this can damage you...

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by STLflyer
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 148522

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/PAC ... /KSTL/OETB

Any idea what a random cargo flight from STL to Saudi Arabia might’ve been carrying?
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Damn, how did we miss the Queen making a visit to STL a couple weeks ago?

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/PAC ... /KSTL/OETB

Any idea what a random cargo flight from STL to Saudi Arabia might’ve been carrying?

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by STLflyer
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 38818

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

Wow that flight actually has passengers on it. If they wanted to AVOID Iranian airspace they could have flown via Saudi Arabia/Egyptian airspace into Greek EU airspace and overnight in FRA/MUC instead of HNL. That would have been MUCH faster. I was wondering that too. The 777 has the legs to get an...

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by STLflyer
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa E175 incident in ATL?
Replies: 47
Views: 7787

Re: Mesa E175 incident in ATL?

It was explained that it was hit by a baggage tug 3 weeks ago, employee was texting and driving. Damage was more extensive than expected (fuel and hydraulic lines) and was bought by DL's insurance company. Both engines currently removed. Sounds like a write-off. This info is from an ATL airport man...

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by STLflyer
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed
Replies: 35
Views: 3843

Re: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed

Do people really have nothing better to do than watch Flight aware for random diversions, then criticize how the airline handled it even though they weren't on the plane? There's a reason why Delta's dispatchers have that job and you don't. If you think you can do better, then send your resume to De...

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by STLflyer
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 148522

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 Great find. That looks like it's an employee event. Was it before the lounge opened? I can't imagin...

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by STLflyer
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 148522

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

IIRC, the FIS at the end of C would require local pax to STL to still reclear TSA to re-enter the C concourse, and then exit to landside with domestic pax. Then presumably they’d have to re-check bags in FIS, only to reclaim them at the T1 belts. Unless they could build some long tunnel or walkway e...

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by STLflyer
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 148522

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

After work, I'm gonna have to pull the ATC recordings of their flight returning home and see if there's any fun comms between Blues Force One and ATC Comms with SWQ2386 were completely routine and professional. Nothing worth listening to. Was hoping ATC would welcome the champs home or do something...

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by STLflyer
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 148522

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

After work, I'm gonna have to pull the ATC recordings of their flight returning home and see if there's any fun comms between Blues Force One and ATC

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by STLflyer
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 148522

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

So, does anyone know if the Stanley Cup can be placed in a seat, or must it go in the cargo hold or overhead bin? ;)

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by STLflyer
Wed May 22, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 148522

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

A while back someone had asked how HUX is sustainable. I wasted a lot of time today researching aviation and travel like a true a.netter when they have free time and apparently, there is a major subsidy program to increase tourism to Oaxaca, the state HUX is in, by the Mexican Federal Government to...

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by STLflyer
Mon May 13, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW-LAN. Why?
Replies: 69
Views: 7594

Re: DTW-LAN. Why?????

Connections. My guess is there’s virtually no O&D traffic between the two cities., but people can connect to/from LAN in DTW for travel to points beyond.

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by STLflyer
Fri May 03, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 148522

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Jshank83 wrote:
Dallas Stars plane at STL. 767

Image


Are they parked at a gate?

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by STLflyer
Thu May 02, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European airlines cancel CCS operations today
Replies: 20
Views: 5335

Re: European airlines cancel CCS operations today

To the best of my recollection, only Turkish Airlines and Plus Ultra are the only airlines left whose flight crews layover at CCS. Mind you they do not stay in Caracas proper, but in beach resorts near the airport. Today's situation is an extreme, but Caracas as a layover destination has been rough...

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by STLflyer
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest Flight 5228 makes emergency landing
Replies: 13
Views: 4816

Re: Skywest Flight 5288 makes emergency landing

wjcandee wrote:
E175 looks like a "real" airliner. Shouldn't affect public perception of the airport. (?!)

It was a CRJ-200. Those are bad enough on a good day.

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by STLflyer
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come Cathay Dragon doesn't fly to Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei?
Replies: 26
Views: 3186

Re: How come Cathay Dragon doesn't fly to Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei!?

It’s the same answer as every other “Why doesn’t Airline ABC fly to XYZ?” thread - because people who get paid a lot more money than the armchair route planners at a.net have determined that flying to XYZ wouldn’t be profitable.

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by STLflyer
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights
Replies: 34
Views: 3843

Re: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights

I have seen the Cardinals go to the main terminal, use the Jetway and board their buses right at the gate, but IIRC, the aircraft then went back into revenue service at Milwaukee and did not ferry out. the buses and the equipment truck were escorted to and from the gate by the MKSO, but I have only...

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by STLflyer
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights
Replies: 34
Views: 3843

Re: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights

jumpseat67 wrote:
Where in the world are the Sox staying in Detroit? PTK is nowhere near the ballpark. DTW is a hell of a lot closer.


Birmingham, MI

But why. Wouldn't they want to be closer to Comerica Park?

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by STLflyer
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights
Replies: 34
Views: 3843

Re: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights

The last few days this is what United has done for the White Sox. As the team wants to be close to their destination a little more money in some instances would be cheaper than going to a different airport. Remember time also costs money, and the distance from their ballpark in Chicago to MDW is mu...

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by STLflyer
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights
Replies: 34
Views: 3843

Re: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights

Quoting RobertS975 (thread starter), "This must be far more expensive to the team than the extra few minutes on a bus." Robert, having flown many sports charters, this is just my personal observation . . . When it comes to what is most convenient and easiest for the team owners, coaches, ...

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by STLflyer
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights
Replies: 34
Views: 3843

Re: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights

So what's your question? I flew several baseball charters over the years (other charters, too) and they were often to airports we didn't normally serve. In that case, we were usually ground handled by an airline that did have operations there or an FBO (Signature at KCI, for example). My basic ques...

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by STLflyer
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 148522

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

I would assume they are, it is busy enough, if not they could just fly to STL on the way back. KCPS isn't a designated port of entry, so they would have to go to STL(or SUS). Well, it must be a POE since the Jets flew into CPS. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ACA7017/history/20190413/1906Z/CYWG...

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by STLflyer
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Unusual' callsign
Replies: 8
Views: 2792

Re: 'Unusual' callsign

Soooo....how would ATC address this aircraft?

If that's what ATC sees on the radar, it seems like addressing it by anything else would cause confusion.

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by STLflyer
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 367764

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Found this photo and a couple other variations on an SF design website, seems to fit all the rumors, and the "UNITED" fits the "Her Art Here" design guidelines. The link for the website is: https://www.dsdesignoffice.co/united-airlines/ For some reason I can't make the image wor...

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by STLflyer
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 148522

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

TWA302 wrote:
Looks like the Cards will fly this season under the DL8890 flight number. They arrived at MKE early this morning for opening day on Thursday,

They've been on DL8890 for a few years now

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by STLflyer
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A321NEO Cabin Shots
Replies: 106
Views: 18004

Re: American A321NEO Cabin Shots

It looks like the Red Light District in Amsterdam. Be careful on the blue side, you might get more than you bargained for.

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by STLflyer
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 43318

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

Silver1SWA wrote:
usxguy wrote:
i thought the first flight was 808 (clever, btw)


It becomes flight 808 tomorrow.

Why the switch from 6808 to 808?

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by STLflyer
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 43318

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

Load restrictions are likely temporary until they have some data on just what their planes are capable of.

IIRC, Qantas' PER-LHR flight began with load restrictions but they were slowly lifted as QF had more real world performance data.

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by STLflyer
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American suspends service to Venezuela
Replies: 93
Views: 14180

Re: American suspends service to Venezuela

Im shocked they were still flying there. It makes sense to suspend with the deteriorating situation within the country to not put your people in that situation. Dangers aside, it’s insanely profitable. Money printing machine. How was it so profitable? It’s not like people are flocking to Venezuela ...

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by STLflyer
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American suspends service to Venezuela
Replies: 93
Views: 14180

Re: American suspends service to Venezuela

I can recall an MIA-CCS flight having to remain overnight a few days ago, but I guarantee you it was not a fueling issue. AA hasn’t overnighted crews in Venezuela since the protests started in 2014. For similar reasons, AA will also not overnight crews in Haiti and will delay the flight until the n...

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by STLflyer
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American suspends service to Venezuela
Replies: 93
Views: 14180

Re: American suspends service to Venezuela

It was my understanding that on a recent AA flight, there were issues getting fuel and getting the plane back this almost forced the crew to have to overnight in CCS which they want to avoid at all cost. Maybe they cancel for a week hoping the power outage/shortages settle for a bit I can recall an...

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by STLflyer
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 148522

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

AA is keeping a 737 max here I saw that in another thread. Wonder why? It was a ferry here based on the flight number. Two possibilities I can think of: 1. They don't have the room at one of their other hubs/MX bases 2. Storm season is upon us, they want them spread across the country so if an airp...

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by STLflyer
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 720339

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Would/could Boeing be on the hook for pretty large compensation costs to the airlines considering the grounding is costing them millions of dollars a day? They stopped delivering new jets. So there could jets be sitting around for months. Don't know what is written down in contacts in such eventual...

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by STLflyer
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?
Replies: 114
Views: 16682

Re: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?

MDGLongBeach wrote:
oldannyboy wrote:
Delta is bringing back the DC-9.


Assuming this is a joke, but have a link for proof of in some case this is true?


It's a joke.

Delta doesn't even fly the MAX or have any on order, they could be grounded until the end of time and Delta wouldn't be affected.

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by STLflyer
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL
Replies: 108
Views: 20255

Re: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL

Air Canada and Westjet will waive rebooking fees, but they will still charge customers any fare difference. I think it's piss poor customer service under the circumstances. They should just waive the fare difference, too. For example, if your 737 Max flight gets cancelled today and you paid $200 fo...

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