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by TWA302
Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Repairs uncover cocaine worth $434K in AA nose gear
Replies: 50
Views: 10847

Re: Repairs uncover cocaine worth $434K in AA nose gear

Amazing that it wasn't discovered in MIA as well before going to TUL for MX.

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by TWA302
Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United retires ual.com domain.
Replies: 34
Views: 7280

Re: United retires ual.com domain.

ChristopherS wrote:
N776AU wrote:
I'm going to kick it way old school here but type in valujet.com and enjoy the redirect.

Interesting that ValuJet.com works, but Airtran.com takes you to an error page.



Airtran.com goes to southwest still.
https://www.southwest.com/?ref=airtrain.com

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by TWA302
Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United retires ual.com domain.
Replies: 34
Views: 7280

Re: United retires ual.com domain.

They only brand themselves as United, no need for UAL. Verizon Wireless doesn't brand themselves as VZW, but the vzw.com domain is owned and active. Delta still owns and re-directs nwa.com to their website. Just because a company does not use it for branding (obviously) in advertising,doesn't mean ...

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by TWA302
Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2017
Replies: 539
Views: 66918

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

Great to see WN continue to grow, and a few more gates in D reopening. I know the airport will likely never see the traffic the old TWA hub had when I was a kid back in the 80s and 90s, but it's nice to see the airport experiencing some substantial growth for a change. I'll have to see if the exten...

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by TWA302
Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2017
Replies: 539
Views: 66918

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

On the STL front, I don't see 'expansion' happening unless WN has a massive increase in service prompting them and the city to renovate D. They have been slowly creeping towards the end of E when they added 33 and 31. I don't know how much more their current 15 gates could handle. That would be int...

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by TWA302
Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2017
Replies: 539
Views: 66918

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

Just missed 14 mil. Final number for 2016 13,959,126. Top 10 airports in growing capacity at 9.1% If we add in midamerica we can say its over 14 mil for the region though seeing some airports (like MCI, CLE, etc) have allegiant at their main airport http://flystl.com/Newsroom/Blog/tabid/422/entryid...

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by TWA302
Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2017
Replies: 539
Views: 66918

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

I found this article out of the KC star. It is talking about MCI airport being on Trump's priority list for infastructure projects. Down lower it says Lambert is on it also for expansion. The word expansion seems weird as I would think it means upgrades, since it doesn't really need "expanded&...

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by TWA302
Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2017
Replies: 539
Views: 66918

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

I just got back from DEN. Our outbound flight WN409 1/24 went out 1/2 full with just over 70 and the return WN4788 1/25 was about the same with 93. Pretty surprised that the loads on these were this low. Does anyone have the loads for the direct STL-DEN/DEN-STL flights on WN? With ski season in full...

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by TWA302
Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2017
Replies: 539
Views: 66918

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

Getting back to LHR, I get the sense that St. Louis flyers are resigned to no non-stops, but I wonder how many of them can't stand the fact that they have to go through... Chicago ! :-) Other options besides ORD for us to get over to the other side of the pond :-) I avoid ORD like the plague. :faint:

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by TWA302
Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2017
Replies: 539
Views: 66918

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

Surprised to see Delta join the party on the MCO route. WN has pretty much dominated that and with F9 as well, it will be interesting to see how this works on a Saturday only. CRJ900 too? I would be shocked if it lasted a year. BTW I am totally for city/county unification. It makes ZERO sense the wa...

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by TWA302
Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winter Storm Jupiter - Cancellations racking up
Replies: 6
Views: 1399

Re: Winter Storm Jupiter - Cancellations racking up

The naming of any standard US domestic storm is a contrived publicity stunt by The Weather Channel to attract attention. It all started a couple of years ago. With a Google search you'll notice most references to named storms (excluding legitimately named Hurricanes) are linked to Weather Channel s...

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by TWA302
Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winter Storm Jupiter - Cancellations racking up
Replies: 6
Views: 1399

Winter Storm Jupiter - Cancellations racking up

With the approach of the ice storm coming looks like WN has cancelled most of their mid-day/afternoon arrivals and departures of STL. 9K has grounded pretty much everything already. F9 and AA have a few cancelled as well. With 1/4 - 1/2 of ice foretasted this is going to be a mess from today through...

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by TWA302
Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reported shooting at FLL
Replies: 198
Views: 19522

Re: Reported shooting at FLL

DFW789ER wrote:
Terminal 1 is being evacuated per MSNBC.




I am hearing on the scanner that there is a possible secondary attack in or near the parking garages. Scary... Two new shooters is what they are talking about as active now

http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/3010

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by TWA302
Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reported shooting at FLL
Replies: 198
Views: 19522

Re: Reported shooting at FLL

FAA issued a ground stop from tier 1 facilities. Delta flights enroute will divert or have diverted as the shooting took place in their terminal and people in the building have evacuated to the apron, closing all gates to aircraft. Unless the video feed is old, a/c are moving. A UA 737 just pushed ...

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by TWA302
Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reported shooting at FLL
Replies: 198
Views: 19522

Re: Reported shooting at FLL

Too many of these happening. Sad. Prayers to the injured and the deceased. I normally defer fact checking from law enforcement versus the media outlets. Some new say shooter dead, others in custody.... report first fact check second.. :shakehead: https://twitter.com/browardsheriff/status/81744465097...

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by TWA302
Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: WN to add more Mexico flights
Replies: 39
Views: 4163

Re: RUMOR: WN to add more Mexico flights

Darklord1 wrote:
Why would WN start service to cancun from both STL and MCI? It would just be kinda silly


Not at all silly. STLs WN growth is great and the STL-CUN flights have always done well. Just a great fit especially as we ramp up into winter.

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by TWA302
Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 128359

Re: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia

rg787 wrote:
14 days after the accident and the thread first post still has the country's name spelled wrong...


Probably the LEAST important aspect of this topic.

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by TWA302
Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta off taxiway in ATW
Replies: 51
Views: 10634

Re: Delta off taxiway in GRB

As far as plane type the NFL requires at least a 76 so all Delta NFL charters are either a 767, 777 or A330 Unless this is a recent requirement I don't think its true. The Steelers rarely take a widebody, typically they use a 757 or A321. I don't think you are correct. Is there a way we can lookup ...

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by TWA302
Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta off taxiway in ATW
Replies: 51
Views: 10634

Re: Delta off taxiway in GRB

Using a 333 for such a short flight seems like a waste. Until ya realize that they're not only flying the team, but also: ⋅ their families ⋅ their equipment ⋅ their support staff ⋅ their logistical staff ⋅ and often members of the media as well, if ...

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by TWA302
Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Youtuber Kicked off of plane for "Speaking Arabic"
Replies: 76
Views: 8066

Re: Youtuber Kicked off of plane for "Speaking Arabic"

Snapshot from his YouTube account... yeah I'm going to go ahead and tentatively side with Delta here... play with fire? get burned. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C0NjPv8XgAAl1RS.jpg Totally agree with you. He and his merry band of idiots and their pranks at the airports and onboard flights are going ...

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by TWA302
Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F70 wrapped in Christmas Paper at BNE Airport
Replies: 2
Views: 1485

Re: F70 wrapped in Christmas Paper at BNE Airport

n729pa wrote:
...and there I was getting fed up with wrapping boxes of chocolate or biscuits as Christmas presents!


On the plus side, Santa won't have to worry about packing this in his sleigh. Kind of has that capability already! :santahat: :airplane:

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by TWA302
Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sweeping Airline "Brand" Overhauls
Replies: 79
Views: 9591

Re:

ValuJet was one of the largest turnarounds too. It went from crappy and unsafe to AirTran, a fighter against Delta. Was wonder how long it would take before someone brought up J7. After the 592 crash and the subsequent uncovering of the sub-par mx and corner cutting/illegal procedures, it had to be...

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by TWA302
Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 727 Aerosucre is down
Replies: 155
Views: 240987

Re: 727 Aerosucre is down

Wonder if FOD damaged the engines and further made the situation even more dire? Overweight maybe? Common practice I hope not. The video of the "successful" take off is obviously not within legal safety margins. :( RIP! Was thinking the same thing about the engines ingesting objects. But ...

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by TWA302
Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 727 Aerosucre is down
Replies: 155
Views: 240987

Re: 727 Aerosucre is down

Those videos are insane!!!

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by TWA302
Fri Dec 16, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Here Comes the TWA Hotel
Replies: 13
Views: 4221

Re: Here Comes the TWA Hotel

Really cool. Will be staying here for sure when it opens.

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by TWA302
Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/16/2016: AC Adds MEM/SAT/SAV, DEN-YVR;WN
Replies: 41
Views: 7276

Re: OAG Changes 12/16/2016: AC Adds MEM/SAT/SAV, DEN-YVR;WN

adamh8297 wrote:
Looks like a buildup in STL from WN... reliever hub for MDW???


Or seasonal adjustments. I thought the CLE route was new but it wasn't.

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by TWA302
Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/16/2016: AC Adds MEM/SAT/SAV, DEN-YVR;WN
Replies: 41
Views: 7276

Re: OAG Changes 12/16/2016: AC Adds MEM/SAT/SAV, DEN-YVR;WN

Is the WN CLE-STL a seasonal adjustment? Glad to see some added STL-TUL flights too.

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by TWA302
Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce significant order from Japanese Airline tomorrow (18th November)
Replies: 62
Views: 17843

Re: Airbus to announce significant order from Japanese Airline tomorrow (18th November)

andymartin wrote:
Why not just wait until tomorrow instead of speculating?


So you have never and tried to guess at what your birthday/Christmas gifts were?

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by TWA302
Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines applies for LAX - A350
Replies: 54
Views: 11782

Re: Vietnam Airlines applies for LAX - A350

Really hope this pans out! Getting there is such a pain now from the states. Have flown VN on a few domestic flights and loved them. Our daughter was adopted from Vietnam and we love the people, culture and of course the amazing food! Looking forward to an STL-LAX-SGN! Last time we went we had to ro...

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by TWA302
Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OKC Airport Closed - 1 shot possibly more - Active shooter
Replies: 20
Views: 3915

Re: OKC Airport Closed - 1 shot possibly more - Active shooter

I just head on the ABC News radio top of the hour report, the victim has died from their wounds and was a WN employee. Prayers going out.

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by TWA302
Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: EA CEO calls it quits
Replies: 30
Views: 6672

Re: Report: EA CEO calls it quits

AVENSAB727 wrote:
Not confirmed yet officially.


Seems pretty official.....

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by TWA302
Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: EA CEO calls it quits
Replies: 30
Views: 6672

Re: Report: EA CEO calls it quits

He was replaced by CFO. Once the US elections are over not sure what EA has left to do. Much of its Cuba charter business has evaporated, and has not been able to excecute on its plans to establish relations with foreign airlines serving MIA with feeder flights, or establish its own schedule servic...

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by TWA302
Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: EA CEO calls it quits
Replies: 30
Views: 6672

Report: EA CEO calls it quits

Wow. Surprised to read this.

https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/eastern-air-lines-ceo-quits/

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by TWA302
Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Mayor Visits British Air Execs, UK
Replies: 11
Views: 1910

Re: St. Louis Mayor Visits British Air Execs, UK

I found the last poll question the best. "Would you attend a wedding reception at Lambert?" Ha! I hope this works out but unsure it would be a success. Maybe 2x weekly? But since 57% of the traffic at STL in 2015 was on WN, and just about 20% was AA, I don't know.... It is obvious that Sla...

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by TWA302
Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VN delivery flight of new B789 (VN-A868) CHS to ???
Replies: 5
Views: 995

Re: VN delivery flight of new B789 (VN-A868) CHS to ???

Had NO clue they were being built in CHS. Thought that all happened in Washington... Learn something new every single day. Thanks

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by TWA302
Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 376280

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 48

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/vn98

VN-A868
Here is one that is headed over to either HAN or SGN
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https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/vn98

VN-A868
Here is one that is headed over to either HAN or SGN

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by TWA302
Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VN delivery flight of new B789 (VN-A868) CHS to ???
Replies: 5
Views: 995

VN delivery flight of new B789 (VN-A868) CHS to ???

Was looking up my flight tomorrow and saw HVN98 (VN-A868) flying across Wisconsin. Looks like she originated in CHS and might be on her delivery flight. What is done to the 787 in CHS? Just curious. That is a long flight if they did CHS-HAN (7550 NM) or CHS-SGN (8161 NM) would assume that she will h...

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by TWA302
Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnamese airlines order 40 Airbus aircraft, VN intends to start nonstop flights to USA.
Replies: 56
Views: 10465

Re: Vietnamese airlines order 40 Airbus aircraft, VN intends to start nonstop flights to USA.

Very glad to see that this has finally started to unfold. It will be VERY nice to not have more than one connection for us to get to SGN anymore. Usually we have to go STL/SFO/ICN/SGN or even add DEN into that mix! STL-LAX-SGN will be great!!!

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by TWA302
Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2016 NCAA College Football charters
Replies: 75
Views: 9473

Re: 2016 NCAA College Football charters

Southeast Louisiana @ Oklahoma State
BTR-SWO
XP B734
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/CXP798/history/20160902/2110Z/KBTR/KSWO

GO COWBOYS!!!

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by TWA302
Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ravn Alaska involved in midair collison in AK: 5 Dead
Replies: 4
Views: 2281

Re: Ravn Alaska involved in midair collison in AK: 5 Dead

If that tail number is right, here is the Ravn Alaska plane based off the FAA serial number .

Looks like she spent her early life over in SE Asia.

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by TWA302
Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ravn Alaska involved in midair collison in AK: 5 Dead
Replies: 4
Views: 2281

Ravn Alaska involved in midair collison in AK: 5 Dead

Sadly, five perish in this crash. Looks like 7H 3190 on 8/31/16. Not sure of the registration on the 208. Hageland (dba Ravn) has had a bad go in the past 4 years with crashes. I remember watching the TV show "Flying Wild Alaska" when Era Alaska was featured as was Hageland. Now all under ...

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by TWA302
Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to launch Key West - EWR, ORD
Replies: 65
Views: 10126

Re: UA to launch Key West - EWR, ORD

Used to fly TW from STL-MIA and then MIA-MTH on Air Sunshine and then later PBA on DC-3s. Even got to fly out of EYW a few times on PBA as a lad, both back in the late 70s and 80s. Was a blast.


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by TWA302
Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA is a parking lot tonight. 8/14. No North or West departures due to wx
Replies: 13
Views: 4203

Re: LGA is a parking lot tonight. 8/14. No North or West departures due to wx

That was an event for sure. After we pushed, 20 mins waiting to taxi out. Once we did, we ended up on the taxiway for 55 minutes shutdown before they re-routed us out. Seems like the flights that suffered the most were those heading North. I have to say the entire flight crew did a great job keeping...

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by TWA302
Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA is a parking lot tonight. 8/14. No North or West departures due to wx
Replies: 13
Views: 4203

Re: LGA is a parking lot tonight. 8/14. No North or West departures due to wx

Some flights are getting re-routes. The rest are like us. Shut down or SET so they can shuffle planes around. Pretty messy.

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by TWA302
Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA is a parking lot tonight. 8/14. No North or West departures due to wx
Replies: 13
Views: 4203

LGA is a parking lot tonight. 8/14. No North or West departures due to wx

Sitting on the taxiway right now engines shutdown on WN1495 to STL. Seems that all West and North departures are shutdown due to weather. Some planes I am hearing on live atc have been on the ground for almost three hours and some not able to return to a gate. Any other airports in the NE as slammed...

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by TWA302
Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN August 4 schedule release predictions.
Replies: 176
Views: 19489

Re: WN August 4 schedule release predictions.

Is STL-ECP a new route? I never recall WN having this.

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by TWA302
Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN August 4 schedule release predictions.
Replies: 176
Views: 19489

Re: WN August 4 schedule release predictions.

My personal wish list for WN out of STL would be: BDL PVD BUR CUN MEX PVR ONT But STL is one of those markets that seem to gain a few, lose a few with WN but who knows? Those 2 new gates on D won't sit idle for too long. I see your wishes and mine are similar! I could see CUN being a seasonal add. ...

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by TWA302
Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN August 4 schedule release predictions.
Replies: 176
Views: 19489

Re: WN August 4 schedule release predictions.

Wishes for my travels out of STL:
STL-CUN (Seasonal)
STL-IAD
STL-PVR (Seasonal)
STL-SLC

Of these I could see the below as front runners for new services:
STL-CUN (Seasonal)
STL-IAD

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by TWA302
Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN System Outage
Replies: 83
Views: 11659

Re: WN System Outage

blueflyer wrote:
Backup systems up and running but having data integrity issues. Or so says "a friend."


Id use that word "Backup" loosely for sure. :shock:

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