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by TWA302
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ERJ 145 status
Replies: 34
Views: 7200

Re: United ERJ 145 status

I am a United flyer based out of STL, which means that I fly the ERJ145 about four times a month mostly to ORD, IAD, and EWR. There are several annoying things about these planes: - Hand luggage must be gate checked - No business class - Economy+ seats don't offer that much extra legroom. Only exce...

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by TWA302
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ERJ 145 status
Replies: 34
Views: 7200

Re: United ERJ 145 status

IWMBH wrote:
Which airline is operating the plane in question?


ExpressJet and CommutAir on the EWR-MEM route.

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by TWA302
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 214797

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

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/KCPS Winnipeg is a pre-clearance airport, so it my not be necessary in that case. Shows what I...

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by TWA302
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 214797

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Since the Cards are in MTY and they use CPS, are they equipped to handle the return in regards to customs? Their website does not really say. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8890/history/20190411/2210Z/KCPS/MMMY I would assume they are, it is busy enough, if not they could just fly to STL on...

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by TWA302
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 214797

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Since the Cards are in MTY and they use CPS, are they equipped to handle the return in regards to customs? Their website does not really say.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8890/history/20190411/2210Z/KCPS/MMMY

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by TWA302
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 209
Views: 75192

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

Boof02671 wrote:
https://streamable.com/v7ur3

Hopefully this works, here is video of the damage.


Wow. Looks like they struck the surface and then hit the poles that are under the distance sign. Thanks for sharing

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by TWA302
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where have all the planes gone at JFK?
Replies: 24
Views: 9678

Re: Where have all the planes gone at JFK?

Notice no cars on the highways or roads either.

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by TWA302
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 209
Views: 75192

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

This is on the JFK NOTAM's :

!JFK 04/158 JFK RWY 31L 5000FT DIST REMAINING SIGN MISSING 1904110513-1905250200

Probably what they took out. :eyepopping:

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by TWA302
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 214797

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Just because you are a vendor, and your card may work, does not mean you get to wander in closed off areas of the airport. If you have no business there you will be in trouble. If you have no business there and taking pictures you will be in real trouble. Exactly, just because his card technically ...

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by TWA302
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 214797

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Just because you are a vendor, and your card may work, does not mean you get to wander in closed off areas of the airport. If you have no business there you will be in trouble. If you have no business there and taking pictures you will be in real trouble. 100%. If that police officer allowed him ac...

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by TWA302
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 214797

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

If I didn't know any better that guy made it sound like the whole airport was nearly abandoned. Cinnabon. MMMMMMMMMMM

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by TWA302
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Announces 6 New Routes
Replies: 45
Views: 9301

Re: Sun Country Announces 6 New Routes

I like the STL-LAS addition. I looked up fares on WN, SY and F9 Looking at the fares, 9/12 -9/15 SY with a checked bag and seat (basic $13) r/t - $252.61 - Time coming home stinks though on the return, ~7am WN - $346.96 F9 with "perks" bundle - $312.30 (return flight is a connection and le...

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by TWA302
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 214797

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D3oznNiWkAA-6RF.jpg So much for the "low and slow" approach to expansion in STL, right? :lol: Looking at the fares, 9/12 -9/15 SY with a checked bag and seat (basic $13) r/t - $252.61 WN - $346.96 F9 with "perks" bundle - $312.30 (return flight is a c...

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by TWA302
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 214797

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

The FY2018 report is out for anyone who is interested. There are some god tidbits on the airport A few are: Southwest added 85 jobs CPE is down to $8.87 (20% drop over 2017) Fuel farm looks to be moving along. https://www.flystl.com/uploads/documents/public-notices-and-reports/STL-Strategic-Plan-FY...

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by TWA302
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 214797

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

I think PDX is a good pick up for them over summer. I wasn't sure they would pick up a route that long but with AS dropping it (even with good loads) and with WN getting the loads they do, I think that was an easy one to pick up. They did make a misstep not opening up connections thru MSP/PDX until...

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by TWA302
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Air adding Boeing 737-800BCF to fleet
Replies: 4
Views: 1239

Re: Amazon Air adding Boeing 737-800BCF to fleet

That livery looks great on the 738. Former ATA bird too!

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by TWA302
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Weekend KK Seafood Extravaganza on AirAsia and SilkAir
Replies: 4
Views: 3610

Re: Weekend KK Seafood Extravaganza on AirAsia and SilkAir

Nice report. Love doing food trips and it looks like it was well worth it.

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by TWA302
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 214797

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

I think PDX is a good pick up for them over summer. I wasn't sure they would pick up a route that long but with AS dropping it (even with good loads) and with WN getting the loads they do, I think that was an easy one to pick up. They did make a misstep not opening up connections thru MSP/PDX until...

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by TWA302
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline
Replies: 126
Views: 28874

Re: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline

Bring it on. Excited to see how this new venture unfolds. Is it me or does it sound like they are looking to be something similar to WN?

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by TWA302
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 214797

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

I don’t think SY has any long term plans. They definitely won’t build brand loyalty with this type of service. This is why I think NK would be a better option for STL. On a side note, good think STL lost WOW before they folded. What a mess. Why would an airline have anything BUT long term plans? We...

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by TWA302
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Has Boeing Been So Reluctant To Build A New Narrowbody?
Replies: 127
Views: 17954

Re: Why Has Boeing Been So Reluctant To Build A New Narrowbody?

A cleansheet narrowbody program would cost at least $10 billion, and technological advances would bring only few percent savings in better efficiency. In other words, there has not been a business case for a new cleansheet narrowbody. When engine technology has advanced enough, the time will be rig...

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by TWA302
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1107
Views: 182493

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

Noob question so please don't pounce on me, but is it possible that Indigo pulled out of talks in order to let WOW fold so that they could then swoop in and purchase the AOC and remnants at below firesale prices? I really do not think so. I think they opened up WOW's bank register, laughed, closed ...

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by TWA302
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SW 737MAX returns to MCO after engine failure during repositioning flight
Replies: 48
Views: 11677

Re: SW 737MAX returns to MCO after engine failure during repositioning flight

PM wrote:
SW 737MAX returns to MCO after engine failure during repositioning flight

SW don't have any 737s. I think you mean WN.


Thanks for your valuable input. I think 99.99999% of us know which airline this is.

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by TWA302
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 214797

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

STLflyer wrote:
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


Yes, just bringing it back up since opening day is upon us. :thumbsup:

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by TWA302
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 214797

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

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,

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by TWA302
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 214797

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

The WN MAX parked at Lambert will be heading to VCV this morning along with all the others parked around the country.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA8703/history/20190323/1310Z/KSTL/KVCV

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by TWA302
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 214797

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Dumb question, but I am sure there is a good answer. Looking at the WQ loads, that has to be rough on the balance sheet to have 48% loads to Los Cabos. I have only flown WN there (via HOU/DEN) but do they get any kickbacks from the tour operators to pay for a certain % of unbooked seats? I’ll try t...

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by TWA302
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 214797

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Dumb question, but I am sure there is a good answer. Looking at the WQ loads, that has to be rough on the balance sheet to have 48% loads to Los Cabos. I have only flown WN there (via HOU/DEN) but do they get any kickbacks from the tour operators to pay for a certain % of unbooked seats?

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by TWA302
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 214797

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

An WN blows the doors off of PDX after AS drops it. Love it.

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by TWA302
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743861

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I have skimmed through the past 5 or so pages and don't see anything listed to date. Back in the original pages, there were claims that the flight crew reported unreliable airspeed. According to avherald.com, it is now said "there had been no indication of unreliable airspeed by the flight crew...

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by TWA302
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 214797

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

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 best bet on any *real* Mexico service ...

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by TWA302
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743861

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

LDRA wrote:
Aerospace engineers are over worked and under conpensated for their responsibilities, something somewhere is got to give


Average of $107k is underpaid?

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by TWA302
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743861

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Interesting article https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/failed-certification-faa-missed-safety-issues-in-the-737-max-system-implicated-in-the-lion-air-crash/ If all this reporting is factual, it is very disturbing. Wow, just wow. I have been on 57 MAX8 flights on WN and never had...

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by TWA302
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 214797

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

stl07 wrote:
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.

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by TWA302
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 214797

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Jshank83 wrote:
pmanni1 wrote:
Looks like WN is adding STL-SLC starting 10/2.


Didn't see that one coming.


FINALLY!!! Thank you, WN!

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by TWA302
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 746659

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Only 11 Max 8's currently in flight in North America. https://flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/B38M FlightAware data is bad. Stop using it. It will show flights that are scheduled as MAX aircraft still operating when in fact they are not. Yeah, FR24 has more accurate info. Currently shows, 2 AC, 2...

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by TWA302
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 214797

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

When am I going to see the Spirit adds STL thread? NK adding service out of STL will probably happen in the near future since NK has recently added service to other former FL destinations such as AVL, CLT, CMH, IND, JAX, RIC, and RDU. I think it is a good possibility for them to grab some business ...

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by TWA302
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 214797

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Am I the only one that noticed SUS flights on Concur? Contour? Or assuming you mean concur the company, what airline are they using? concur some air charter service, so it may be empty legs they decided to put on sale commercially Where are these bookable? Just curious. On the Condor front, I would...

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by TWA302
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 214797

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Is anyone able to view and select a roundtrip ticket on SW from STL - HNL? I've checked several times and it appears you can view the outbound leg, however all i can see on the return side in unavailable. Flights leave OAK/SJC too early for there to be connections to come back. Probably will have t...

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by TWA302
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 214797

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

WN has Hawaii loaded in the schedules. You can fly from STL to HNL for $183 each way! HOLY CRAP! That is intro for sure, but I just booked a trip for a week. This is awesome. Coupled with my Companion Pass and Marriott points gonna be a great week.

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by TWA302
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 214797

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

I will miss the MD80/88/90 for two main reasons: they are really quiet near the front, and I’m a big fan of the 2x seating on one side. 3x3 seating is no fun when just the two of us travel together. Also always enjoyed the seemingly steeper than normal climb at take off. Could just be my imaginatio...

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by TWA302
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 214797

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

pmanni1 wrote:
It looks like AA MD80s STL- DFW will have their final flight on Sep 3. On Sep 4 that route becomes 8x daily 738s.


:hissyfit:

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by TWA302
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 148161

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

xdlx wrote:
What is this OBSESION with A321 OPS to EUROPE? WHY not an A332


Maybe because B6 doesn't fly or plan to fly the A332?

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by TWA302
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 214797

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Looks like Sun Country has officially moved over to C28 now. The airport also lists Volaris at C28, but it might just be temporary while they replace the A15 jetway. Got a reply back and Volaris at C28 is permanent. So that means A15 is open for someone *cough* DL *cough*. So now the airport site l...

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by TWA302
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air to expand College Sports Travel service
Replies: 28
Views: 2734

Re: Swift Air to expand College Sports Travel service

Swift plus Eastern can also use their 767s. The problem is finding 767s not claimed by a freight forwarder. As for 737s, what about 737-900ERs coming off lease that can be configured with 200 seats? Swift could do a lease to own. Those 767s have not been used in a while. I know we saw them subbed f...

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by TWA302
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 214797

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

I know this really hasn’t been talked about much, mainly because of lack of info, but what it everyone’s take on privatization? I’ve been on the no side for a long time but recently I have started to change my mind. I think the entire process has been super shady. I also think the airport has been ...

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by TWA302
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 214797

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Is runway 29 used for landings? Is runway 11 used for takeoffs? Looking at a google image, there's no black exhaust on one end, so I'm suspecting NO on both questions. 29 is used for a limited number of arrivals. 11 was not used for departures in 2018. Data is on page 4 https://www.flystl.com/uploa...

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by TWA302
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 214797

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Updated my Load Factor Spreadsheet for November. Everything looked pretty good. AS/UA/G4 all over 80% F9 is all over 80% except PBI but it was its first month. All west coast flights are strong (80s and 90s). SMF hasn't been under 90% yet in any month. Sun Country is off to a rough start 66% but I ...

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by TWA302
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 214797

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

TVNWZ wrote:
94th Aero Squadron

My favorite place. Used to have Birthday dinners as a kid here. Also took my wife here to sit out on the patio have a few and watch the planes land. Sad it is gone.

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