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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: 747973

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: 217172

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: 747973

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: 747973

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: 217172

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: 217172

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: 751373

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: 217172

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: 217172

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: 217172

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: 217172

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: 217172

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: 217172

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: 149051

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: 217172

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: 2755

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: 217172

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: 217172

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: 217172

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: 217172

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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by TWA302
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA brand overhaul
Replies: 134
Views: 23348

Re: SIA brand overhaul

No changes to the Iconic Singapore Girl. Good, because changing the SQ girl is like taking Mickey out of Disneyland. "As we carried out our review it was clear that our underlying branding approach, which consists of the iconic Singapore Girl and an emphasis on customer service as a crucial di...

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by TWA302
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217172

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

I’m also surprised NK and/or B6 haven’t shown any interest in STL. WN make take that as a good sign. Speaking of B6 (which I don't see STL on their radar) I DO see "Moxy" coming here (STL or BLV) whenever they launch. David Neeleman, in a recent interview with Traveler (Conde Nast) didn't...

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by TWA302
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217172

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Any timeline on when they want them open? I would guess summer 2020? Hopefully they use some of the vacant storage or whatever it is space to put in some sort of food. The problem with D is that it's not very wide. I flew out of there a few times when AA was there after the tornado. My recollection...

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by TWA302
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217172

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

WN schedule is out. I am not seeing anything new out there in regards to new NS services. Not sure about increased service to existing routes though.

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by TWA302
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Venezuela Flight Status?
Replies: 61
Views: 12964

Re: US-Venezuela Flight Status?

So well that Venezuela may never see it back. Russia has invested billions in Venezuela over the last decade and they are not just about to lose it all. That 777 may have well been operating for Vladimir's Collection Agency! This. That was no safekeeping flight. Meanwhile President Trump has asked ...

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by TWA302
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Venezuela Flight Status?
Replies: 61
Views: 12964

Re: US-Venezuela Flight Status?

bennett123 wrote:
Has the Nordwind left yet.


I have not "seen" it leave on FR24, but that doesn't mean anything. Pretty sure that whomever is orchestrating this does not a plane with $840M in gold to be tracked.

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by TWA302
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Venezuela Flight Status?
Replies: 61
Views: 12964

Re: US-Venezuela Flight Status?

Avianca wrote:
bennett123 wrote:
Wonder what the cargo is.


should be "printed matters" aka money


Close - 20 tons or about $840M in gold bars. :eyepopping:
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/venezuela-crisis-777-plane-lands-13927454

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by TWA302
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ghost MD-87 "left behind" at Barajas, Madrid.
Replies: 11
Views: 6413

Re: Ghost MD-87 "left behind" at Barajas, Madrid.

The RKA Air Dream 727 XU-RKJ has been siting at HAN since 2007. Those parking fees are racking up.

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by TWA302
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Georgia Football ATL-STL-ATL on Delta
Replies: 11
Views: 9605

Re: Georgia Football ATL-STL-ATL on Delta

Nice report. Glad you had a good trip to COU via STL Pappy's is a great place. Probably the best ribs in town for sure. The owner also has two other high end restaurants here (BBQ themed). If you come back check out The Shaved Duck.

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by TWA302
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217172

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

While SAV is already served nonstop from many of the major Midwestern markets such as ORD, CVG, CLE, LCK, DTW, IND, and MSP, there is currently no nonstop service to SAV from either STL or BLV. G4 could add BLV-SAV nonstop service since (a) the STL/BLV market is currently the largest market in the ...

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by TWA302
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217172

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

The old B hasn't had this much metal since the good old days of TWE. https://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/stltoday.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/5/9a/59aea6a8-b7fe-57c1-a3a6-3e83ca118287/5c3b75da02145.image.jpg?resize=750%2C498 That's a lot of Delta metal over at A. I was referring ...

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by TWA302
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217172

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

The old B hasn't had this much metal since the good old days of TWE.

Image

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by TWA302
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217172

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

maps4ltd wrote:
For the winter storm, Lambert is so far doing pretty well...from Fr24

Anyone flying out or in today or know someone who is?


Flew in last night 630ish from PHX. Had to hold for about 15 due to snow plows. Luggage took FOREVER to get. Normal commute home is 25-30. Took 46 but hey we made it.

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by TWA302
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217172

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

I would personally love for them to add St. Kitts, which they seem to be fond of currently with these last few adds. If you have never been there, it is the definition of the real Carribean, not the tourist factories seen in many other islands. But unlike other authentic islands, they have the infr...

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by TWA302
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viking Cruises revives Mississippi plans; what it means for MSY/MEM/STL/MSP air service?
Replies: 57
Views: 7240

Re: Viking Cruises revives Mississippi plans; what it means for MSY/MEM/STL/MSP air service?

lol really? TATL because of one cruise company’s new route? Also no foreigner wants to go to Trump country either. There is always one in the group. Good Lord, stop already...... go play politics on another site. So I assume Viking will build docks for these ships? Don’t see impacting air traffic t...

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by TWA302
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217172

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Speaking of FI, anyone hear any updates or progress on talks? Seems to have gone silent.

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by TWA302
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217172

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Nuts that UA is all RJs. You would think at least one mainline to EWR, ORD, SFO, IAH.

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by TWA302
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 134414

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

https://www.flystl.com/uploads/document ... PubRel.pdf

If it stays at 6% for the year the final number would be 16.615 mil. Highest since 2003, not bad.


Pretty impressive sustained growth.
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Jshank83 wrote:
November numbers are out.

Up 5.1% on the month
Up 6% on the year

https://www.flystl.com/uploads/document ... PubRel.pdf

If it stays at 6% for the year the final number would be 16.615 mil. Highest since 2003, not bad.


Pretty impressive sustained growth.

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by TWA302
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Christian" Airline Receives OK To Start-Up
Replies: 59
Views: 11225

Re: "Christian" Airline Receives OK To Start-Up

Looks like this is the MD-83 from the video. This is an interesting idea, just wonder how successful it will be. Got to give the man props, "It's a bold strategy Cotton, let's see how it plays out for them." https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/McDonnell-Douglas/MD-80/N83GF-Bank-of-Utah/...

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by TWA302
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 8750 over pacific
Replies: 49
Views: 10031

Re: WN 8750 over pacific

Maintenance test flight. Next. And to claim this is “over the Pacific” is laughable. More like off the coast of California. Which ocean is off the coast of CA? The Pacific. So why is that laughable? :roll: Because it insinuated that it was out in deep water. There are WN flights every day that fly ...

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by TWA302
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 8750 over pacific
Replies: 49
Views: 10031

Re: WN 8750 over pacific

[threeid][/threeid]

flyguy84 wrote:
Maintenance test flight. Next.

And to claim this is “over the Pacific” is laughable. More like off the coast of California.


Which ocean is off the coast of CA? The Pacific. So why is that laughable? :roll:

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by TWA302
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline denies boarding to a fish
Replies: 102
Views: 12602

Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

If she had it in 3.9 or less of liquid she would have been fine. :stirthepot:

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by TWA302
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 134414

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

As a side note, when booking STL-Europe on AA, I mostly get connections through CLT or PHL, with some places (like CDG, LHR, or BCN) going through ORD. I prefer ORD when I can because I can take a 787 over an A330. Curious why you like the 787 over the A330. Are you usually traveling alone or with ...

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by TWA302
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air acquired by iAero Group
Replies: 11
Views: 2909

Re: Swift Air acquired by iAero Group

Does WQ release financials? Not finding anything since they are an LLC, but does anyone have any financial health stats for them?

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by TWA302
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: WOW Air pulling out of ORD?
Replies: 46
Views: 5925

Re: Rumour: WOW Air pulling out of ORD?

WW will be gone soon. I really don’t understand their rapid expansion. Pretty unprecedented for such a young unproven LCC. Reminds me a little of the collapse of Skybus.

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by TWA302
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air acquired by iAero Group
Replies: 11
Views: 2909

Re: Swift Air acquired by iAero Group

wrongwayup wrote:
Anyone know anything more about iAero Group? First I've heard of them.

Apparently it is a new venture start this year.

http://aviationweek.com/awinbizav/new-aviation-rollup-iaero-group-adds-charter-business-swift-air. REQUIRES SUBSCRIPTON.

Really interested in seeing what transpires.

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by TWA302
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air acquired by iAero Group
Replies: 11
Views: 2909

Swift Air acquired by iAero Group

Just saw this posted on Twitter. Swift runs tons of pro and college sports charters as well as as vacation charters. Swift acquired EA part 2. I guess this just gives them some more cash? Thoughts?

https://twitter.com/FlySwiftAir/status/1072966675245531143

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by TWA302
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 74307

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

I am SHOCKED there is no SFO-SGN. I would think that could EASILY be done 5x weekly. I just HATE the super long connections to get there. Takes FOR-E-V-E-R!

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by TWA302
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 134414

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

stlgph wrote:
Love the lights idea :)
It wouldn't pay for the project, but putting a re-do of Concourse on HGTV would be really neat, fun and interesting.


Noooooooo! That light tunnel at DTW gives me a headache. Lol. They’d have to post warning signs for those prone to seizures. :hypnotized:

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