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by TWA302
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 8750 over pacific
Replies: 49
Views: 10054

Re: WN 8750 over pacific

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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: 12627

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: 134612

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: 2914

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: 5930

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: 2914

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: 2914

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: 74445

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: 134612

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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by TWA302
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 134612

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Watching the meeting from yesterday. More opening T2 to T1 talk. Sounds like it still would take Southwest opening more gates but if they do it would open all the way so you could clear security from T1 if your flight was out of one of the old D gates and cut down on your walk. They are adding a fa...

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by TWA302
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 overran runway at BUR
Replies: 233
Views: 39773

Re: Southwest 737 slides off runway at BUR

Thank God for EMAS! Looks like some nasty wx at BUR! Wonder what the underbelly of 752SW looks like now? Must be a mess. Glad all pax and crew are safe.

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by TWA302
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Buenos Aires Airports to be under heavy operational restrictions during G20 Meeting
Replies: 24
Views: 4723

Re: Buenos Aires Airports to be under heavy operational restrictions during G20 Meeting

Chancellor's new flight. Doesn't the German Air Force have a backup plane so she didn't have to fly on a regular IB flight? Yes, they have an identical back up aircraft, another A343, that was even flown into Cologne last night to pick her up. Problem was duty time for both crews. After landing in ...

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by TWA302
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 134612

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

BLV is looking to expand. 2 new gates. $30 million dollars. Start next Fall and it would take 3 years. Most interesting part to me is the expansion looks to include INTL baggage claim. So it makes me wonder if they have had talks to add a flight to Mexico or the Caribbean. Personally, I want the ai...

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by TWA302
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Buenos Aires Airports to be under heavy operational restrictions during G20 Meeting
Replies: 24
Views: 4723

Re: Buenos Aires Airports to be under heavy operational restrictions during G20 Meeting

Chancellor's new flight. Doesn't the German Air Force have a backup plane so she didn't have to fly on a regular IB flight? https://www.flightradar24.com/IBE6849/1eb7dcd7 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DtQeY_EVYAInTmr.jpg:large https://twitter.com/airlivenet/status/1068513569283555329

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by TWA302
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1113
Views: 184982

Re: Icelandair taking over WOW

Looking at FR24 most of the WW flights that were scheduled to leave already from KEF show "unknown". Wonder if that is a sign they are down for good?

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airports/kef/departures

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by TWA302
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1113
Views: 184982

Re: Icelandair taking over WOW

Dieuwer wrote:
The fact that Primera and now WOW Air fall apart while the world economy is supposedly booming, is extremely ominous.


The overall health of the world's economy has no bearing on a horrible business model and bad financial decisions.

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by TWA302
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW AIR A 321 on the way to Cuba
Replies: 12
Views: 5536

Re: WOW AIR A 321 on the way to Cuba

Neoman wrote:
Wet Lease is your answer


I understand it is a wet lease. The question is on behalf of WHAT airline? *EDIT* looks like for AG. Interesting.

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by TWA302
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN
Replies: 79
Views: 18488

Re: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN

Google translate :rotfl: "The shit wing is stuck in the wall, it does not happen," says a witness. Side note, wonder if this plane was under tow into the gate? Looks like IF they had wing walkers, someone is going to be looking for a new career. Don't see any taxi lines either. Appears to ...

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by TWA302
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW AIR A 321 on the way to Cuba
Replies: 12
Views: 5536

Re: WOW AIR A 321 on the way to Cuba

Flightaware shows that it had a stop at YQX (Gander): https://flightaware.com/live/flight/WOW9320/history/20181113/1026Z/BIKF/CYQX https://flightaware.com/live/flight/WOW9321/history/20181113/1430Z/CYQX/MUHA With all of the WW chatter regards to planes going into storage, routes dropping like flies...

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by TWA302
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SU 738 hits, kills man on takeoff at SVO
Replies: 9
Views: 6508

Re: SU 738 hits, kills man on takeoff at SVO

On 20th November, an Aeroflot 738, VP-BCG operating flight SU 2112 to ATH hit a man on its takeoff roll. The a/c flew normally to ATH, as they did not see the man as it took place under darkness. The authorities are now investigating how the man ended up on the runway and why the pilots having sens...

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by TWA302
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country passengers stranded in Mexico file a federal lawsuit.
Replies: 55
Views: 10167

Re: Sun Country passengers stranded in Mexico file a federal lawsuit.

A trolling post or someone not familiar with what happened to these pax? What happened? SY left these people in Mexico. Read the article. Even the CEO said they screwed up and should have sent another flight. Read the SY Contract of Carriage. They messed up plain and simple. Don’t know why you are ...

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by TWA302
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 134612

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

I can quote third party airport planners and engineers that say that the runway was justified - shaky primary carrier or not. You have to remember that the runway's primary reason for existence was to eliminate horrendous delays in inclement weather, not just alleviating general congestion at the a...

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by TWA302
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 134612

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Last night on Fox 2 there was a "You Paid for It" segment where the host investigated Midamerica and Runway 11/29 and Lambert. If you watch Fox 2, you'll know that this is guy who goes around trying to prove things are corporate boondoggles and wastes of taxpayer money. Anyway, they went ...

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by TWA302
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?
Replies: 97
Views: 15356

Re: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?

Unpopular opinion I’m sure....but I loved this livery. Being born in 1992 and growing up in Denver, it’s just the United I remember. Back when they had happy meals for kids on board! I remember getting to fly in 747 once, it was a domestic flight....Denver to Orlando but I think we connected somewh...

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by TWA302
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 134612

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

stl07 wrote:
Destin has gone 11x a week
Wow! this is Allegiant we are talking about


11? Where did you find this? I thought it was 9x and THAT is a ton IMHO

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by TWA302
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yet another new special livery by JetBlue
Replies: 16
Views: 3058

Re: Yet another new special livery by JetBlue

impilot wrote:
First special livery with sharklets?

No, I think this was
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by TWA302
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viet Nam to U.S.A.
Replies: 49
Views: 8486

Re: Viet Nam to U.S.A.

This post led to me learning that the official name of the country is 2 words. Had no idea. At one time, it was. That isn't the case today though. As for VN in the USA, whenever there is an official state visit to the USA, since the 777s were retired, it always seems to be VN-A868 that goes (I have...

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by TWA302
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 NCAA Football Charters
Replies: 167
Views: 18510

Re: 2018 NCAA Football Charters

Oklahoma State at Baylor:
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL2517

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by TWA302
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 134612

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

I think one issue is the working group doesn't even have much information yet to share. They just started this a couple months ago. People keep wanting answers that no one has. It is easy to say give us info! But what info do they really want to know that the working group has an answer to? It seem...

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by TWA302
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 134612

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Jshank83 wrote:
Parking a little full today. This is about the most I’ve seen. I still think they should raise rates in T2.

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I always use The Parking Spot 1 . Valet is the best and with my discount tons cheaper. :-)

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by TWA302
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Announce Daily YUL-RDU + Upgauging YYZ-RDU/CLT
Replies: 41
Views: 7096

Re: Air Canada Announce Daily YUL-RDU + Upgauging YYZ-RDU/CLT

CLTRampRat wrote:
The E175 will be a welcome change at CLT. Those Air Georgian CR2s (and sometimes CR1s) are rough and often covered in dents and speed tape.

Do any of the E175s sport the new livery?


You said it! That's all we get at STL. :cry:

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by TWA302
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW adds Vancouver
Replies: 43
Views: 6325

Re: WOW adds Vancouver

I’m optimistic about this and the viability of the entire operation after they cut 5 US markets in a week that were supposedly doing “very well.” Did you even look at the loads WW had at JFK, DFW, CLE, CVG and STL? They were performing, they flat out even told (at least the STL airport) A WOW offic...

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by TWA302
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TWA L1011 service from PHL-STL
Replies: 15
Views: 3126

Re: TWA L1011 service from PHL-STL

Diving into timetables from a few years earlier it appears it was PHL-STL-LAX in 1984. These timeables do not list the operating aircraft. http://www.departedflights.com/TW020184p54.html http://www.departedflights.com/TW020184p48.html TWA flt 443 PHL-STL dep 7am arr 815am TWA flt 443 STL-LAX dep 91...

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by TWA302
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TWA L1011 service from PHL-STL
Replies: 15
Views: 3126

Re: TWA L1011 service from PHL-STL

Looks like it was TWA 443 and was PHL-STL-LAX, that is according to the 1984 timetable. Left STL at 0915 arrived LAX 1015

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by TWA302
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 134612

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

So CHS is paying $2M for the BA opportunity, plus spending around $9M in airport upgrades. That is a huge investment.

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by TWA302
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 282
Views: 38520

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

Can we chill with this "CHS is a mecca for tourism and industry" Let's look at the facts, shall we: https://www.anna.aero/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Top-25-unserved-US-markets.jpg These facts leave out STL. 300 daily pax depart daily for Europe. Strange they are not listed in this data. H...

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by TWA302
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 NCAA Football Charters
Replies: 167
Views: 18510

Re: 2018 NCAA Football Charters

Nevada @ Hawaii
AS 738
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/as9681

Looks like they made a pit stop in OAK before heading to HNL. Maybe for a quick shot of gas?? Anyone?

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by TWA302
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 134612

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Hard to find hard facts on the total number of European visitors to STL each year, but the Post, back in 2013 reported this "About 87,000 travelers from those countries (Canada, Europe, Mexico) visited the area in 2013, according to the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission" http...

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by TWA302
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 134612

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Hard to find hard facts on the total number of European visitors to STL each year, but the Post, back in 2013 reported this "About 87,000 travelers from those countries (Canada, Europe, Mexico) visited the area in 2013, according to the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission" https...

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by TWA302
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 134612

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

It is going to be interesting the financial details on this one. This is like CHS just won the Powerball jackpot.

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by TWA302
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 282
Views: 38520

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

trexel94 wrote:
You can't be serious! St Louians must be fuming now.


Understatement.

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by TWA302
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 134612

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

You expect anything less from the news? Surprised they didn't use stock roll video with a TWA L-1011. :stirthepot: The thing that ticks me off about this whole this is they told the airport on 9/5, "WOW Air is really happy with the St. Louis route this summer." and then they release that ...

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by TWA302
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 162511

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Just like STL you all got hosed by WW. Watch this and note the part of the 5-Sept email WW sent to the airport. Then they totally change their mind in the PR release and make the airport/city look like it was them. https://www.kmov.com/news/wow-air-pulling-out-of-st-louis-saying-summer-performance/a...

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by TWA302
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 134612

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Decent watch/read. KMOV talked to a airline consultant about WOW/STL. https://www.kmov.com/news/wow-air-pulling-out-of-st-louis-saying-summer-performance/article_5d54b3ba-d0bb-11e8-8f78-47ee132a06ef.html "since we broke the news" Correction: since A.net broke the news news 4 didn't know a...

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by TWA302
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 134612

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

I am not going to get too upset about this if they were expecting 90% loads like they are stating. I wouldn't have expected us to hit 90% on an airline not many have heard in the first year. First month or two maybe but after the initial people excited about it calms down I feel like asking for 90%...

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by TWA302
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 134612

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

I’m just most ticked that I didn’t get to take a trip to Iceland because of it. Hopefully someone else will come fill the opening. We’ll see Just look for one of their sales and then cart yourself up to ORD and fly Ice Air. Entirely worth it. FI is at MCI too. Easier drive and less hassle that ORD!

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by TWA302
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW ending STL, CVG, CLE
Replies: 136
Views: 16314

Re: WW ending STL

This is definitely a huge set back for STL. I really feel terrible for the RouteDev team. This stings horribly. Will be very difficult to get another TATL to enter the STL market again. I think you are wrong. STL will see another carrier. One that actually can sustain their business with a viable a...

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by TWA302
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW ending STL, CVG, CLE
Replies: 136
Views: 16314

Re: WW ending STL

https://twitter.com/ChrisNagusKMOV/stat ... 5896118275



What does your LF report show for WW since they started STL,
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Jshank83 wrote:
CLE and CVG getting axed as well.

Apparently WOW wasn't happy with the loads from any of them.

https://twitter.com/ChrisNagusKMOV/stat ... 5896118275



What does your LF report show for WW since they started STL,

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by TWA302
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW ending STL, CVG, CLE
Replies: 136
Views: 16314

Re: WW ending STL

STL was the first to fall and I think that JShank83's communication with the airport peeps expedited the announcement from WW. Other cities will see the guillotine fall on them soon. PIT, MCO CLE, CVG, etc. It is just a matter of time. They are hemorrhaging cash and their lack of "luck" to...

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