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by STLflyer
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Passengers Asked to Pay Cash For 787 Repair in PEK
Replies: 55
Views: 12798

Re: LOT Passengers Asked to Pay Cash For 787 Repair in PEK

280 GBP for a hydraulic pump on a 787? Such a bargain! If my old Beech Sundowner needed a repair, and it came out to under $1000, I'd go out and buy a lottery ticket, figuring it was my lucky day!!! Beech Yeah, I was going to say, 280 GBP for any 787 part more complex than a tray table seems awfull...

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by STLflyer
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY Religious Woes Redux
Replies: 55
Views: 13973

Re: LY Religious Woes Redux

If your religion prevents you from flying during the Sabbath, maybe you shouldn't book a flight that gets you to your destination within 3 hours of the Sabbath given how unpredictable air travel can be. It's ridiculous that El Al keeps caving into these zealots. If they're being belligerent and viol...

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by STLflyer
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 129272

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/WOW ... /BIKF/KSTL

I'm sure all the people who missed connections will be receiving lodging, food and transportation :rotfl:
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Looks like they did have an aircraft to send to take pax to KEF today: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/WOW ... /BIKF/KSTL

I'm sure all the people who missed connections will be receiving lodging, food and transportation :rotfl:

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by STLflyer
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 129272

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Looks like a WN 737 and WW 321’s winglets collided at the E gates a short bit ago. A nice little FU to WOW before they leave us for good I guess..... Wonder what the plan is for all the pax who were supposed to go to KEF tonight, do they even have a spare bird to send here? I'm guessing several con...

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by STLflyer
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fly Jamaica 757 RWY excursion
Replies: 71
Views: 16263

Re: Fly Jamaica 757 RWY excursion

Most passengers are still stuck in Guyana and not yet returned to Toronto (as far as the uninjured, no news on the injured). Based on the 10pm news tonight (Sunday) the airline has not handled this well. What you'd expect is for passengers to be accommodated on other airlines' flights. But are flig...

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by STLflyer
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Astana incident caused by inverted aileron control
Replies: 149
Views: 4546

Re: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely

Two members of the crew (a 37-year-old Kazakhstani and a 54-year-old Briton) have been taken to hospital with minor injuries. https://www.dn.pt/pais/interior/dois-tripulantes-do-aviao-que-aterrou-em-beja-no-hospital-com-ferimentos-ligeiros-10164442.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter It ...

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by STLflyer
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 129272

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

stl07 wrote:
Looks like Sun country has expanded their schedule

We got cut


That didn't last long

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by STLflyer
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 129272

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Anyone know when these changes are loaded in their system? I’m booked STL-DFW-EZE, SCL-MIA-STL next April and don’t have any schedule changes showing yet but I’m expecting something to eventually change.

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by STLflyer
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated
Replies: 136
Views: 32575

Re: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated

barney captain wrote:
It happens every night in PHX as well. 5 separate frequencies (North/South Gnd, TWR and CLC Del) all get combined on to one controller. Stupid - even when the controller is on their A game.


So what happens when that controller needs to use the john?

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by STLflyer
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 diverts to Denver
Replies: 36
Views: 12292

Re: Air France A380 diverts to Denver

How can it be that a prominent airport such as BOS or DEN which are en route of several A380 flights each day are not equipped to handle a regularly scheduled aircraft in case of an emergency in a leading industrial country? I am just flabbergasted .... The A380 has been in service for 13 years. Th...

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by STLflyer
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL pilot 8 times over the limit at LHR
Replies: 101
Views: 19579

Re: JAL pilot 8 times over the limit at LHR

He remains in jail until sentance on 29 November. This is a dumb question, but what crime was actually committed here? He wasn't flying while drunk. It seems he never even boarded the plane. Violation of company policy? Oh hell yes. Fire him and ban him from flying any type of plane, including pape...

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by STLflyer
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 599015

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

Yeah I'm sure they will since it's an American made aircraft. A curious premise. Not to stray far from the topic but suppose (hypothetically) an accident involved an A320/A220 that was assembled in the US but operated by a non-US airline, would the NTSB take part in those investigations? I would gu...

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by STLflyer
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 599015

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

Erebus wrote:
Will the US NTSB participate in the investigation?

Yeah I'm sure they will since it's an American made aircraft.

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by STLflyer
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 129272

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Someone really didn't want their vacation to end.

“If he would have opened door in-air, who knows what would have happened,” he said.


Sigh. Every time something like this happens, someone says that. Did no one pay attention in high school physics class?

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by STLflyer
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 129272

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 STLflyer
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 129272

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

WOW cut DFW and JFK today as well. Maybe STL wasn't the problem........

But WTF on the BA CHS flight. Is there a massive company based in Charleston with huge ties to London? I just can't figure that one out at all.

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by STLflyer
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 129272

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Other cities can be booked into October 2019, STL and PIT only through March. That's not a good sign, is it?

IIRC, didn't the airport require them to commit to the route for a couple years in exchange for the incentives?

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by STLflyer
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 129272

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

As nice as it would be to open D all the way up, is there any real reason to? Southwest doesn't interline or codeshare with anybody in the C concourse, so opening D all the way up would only be beneficial for people who booked separate tickets on Southwest and a C airline, and aren't checking baggag...

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by STLflyer
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport announcement/staff in different languages
Replies: 17
Views: 2467

Re: Airport announcement/staff in different languages

I would be shocked to find Icelandic speaking staff at MCI, for example True, however for the most common messages they might have a tape in Icelandic. This is often done when there is no staff member present that speaks the language. Sometimes all foreign messages are played from a tape. They didn...

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by STLflyer
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Exit immigration?
Replies: 30
Views: 3299

Re: Why Exit immigration?

IMO it does help because even if you leave the US in time, there is the remote possiblity that your departure is not properly recorded, hence people getting denied entry for overstaying visas when they did not (yes, there are such incidents). Having exit immigration would not just enhance security,...

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by STLflyer
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 129272

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Anyone on here taken WOW yet? Thoughts? Seat advice? General advice about Iceland. I am thinking about going in March. Yup I was on their inaugural to KEF and came back a few days later. I had no complaints about WOW, I knew exactly what to expect with regards to bag fees and buy on board so there ...

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by STLflyer
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 129272

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Anyone on here taken WOW yet? Thoughts? Seat advice? General advice about Iceland. I am thinking about going in March. Yup I was on their inaugural to KEF and came back a few days later. I had no complaints about WOW, I knew exactly what to expect with regards to bag fees and buy on board so there ...

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by STLflyer
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NHL Charters Thread 2018-19
Replies: 18
Views: 4311

Re: NHL Charters Thread 2018-19

DL has Anaheim, Buffalo, Los Angeles, Minnesota, New York Rangers, Philadelphia and Washington. AC doesn't fly the St. Louis Blues, but they have flown the Colorado Avalanche for the past few seasons and they have the contract with the NHL to fly all seven Canadian teams. When did the Blues switch ...

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by STLflyer
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pre-Merger AA at DCA?
Replies: 16
Views: 2621

Re: Pre-Merger AA at DCA?

I remember Eagle flights to BOS, LGA, maybe RDU, BNA? I am not sure how many of them survived until the merger? I know the original ERJ-135's were used extensively on these flights. DCA-STL also survived for a quite a while after the STL hub was closed. I think it was still operating at the time of...

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by STLflyer
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn´t Boeing make a longer range 737 Max?
Replies: 22
Views: 3396

Re: Why doesn´t Boeing make a longer range 737 Max?

Because spending more time beyond the MAX's current range limits on a narrowbody jet sounds like hell 35,000 feet above Earth. Nobody in a BBJ, ACJ or Gulfstream has a problem with that. All a matter of cabin and service. Oh come on, everyone knows what I meant. If I were on a private jet, then yea...

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by STLflyer
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn´t Boeing make a longer range 737 Max?
Replies: 22
Views: 3396

Re: Why doesn´t Boeing make a longer range 737 Max?

Because spending more time beyond the MAX's current range limits on a narrowbody jet sounds like hell 35,000 feet above Earth.

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by STLflyer
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot seeks to capitalize on Moscow as sixth-freedom hub
Replies: 44
Views: 6332

Re: Aeroflot seeks to capitalize on Moscow as sixth-freedom hub

I'm sure I'm not alone when I say I refuse to connect in any airport where I need a visa to exit it. Sure, they might allow TWOV which is great if things go to plan, but I'm not going to sleep on an airport floor when things go south due to IRROPS because I'm not allowed into the country.

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by STLflyer
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 129272

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Cape air adding extra weekend flights to Decatur. Obviously won't be big numbers but good to see. https://herald-review.com/business/local/extra-weekend-flights-to-st-louis-among-cape-air-s/article_950bf4b0-b2ba-531e-b46b-cf4559c44ddc.html "They see that there's an increase in passengers that ...

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by STLflyer
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK
Replies: 124
Views: 20648

Re: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK

Jus' hang loose, blood. She gonna catch ya up on da rebound on da med side.

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by STLflyer
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 129272

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

I love how the airport is so happy to promote 2 once weekly flights to destinations already served. Even the mayor retweeted it. And yet not a peep for the PUJ and palm beach service with 3x weekly each. Well, I think it’s notable for a few reasons: 1. Competition on a route is good for prices. 2. ...

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by STLflyer
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 129272

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Saturday International Arrivals in March (all times are PM) F9 CUN-STL 3:17 F9 PUJ-STL 4:31 WN PUJ-STL 4:35 WN CUN-STL 5:25 WN MBJ-STL 5:25 Volaris HUX-STL 9:05 And Apple Vacations still hasn't announced if they are doing MBJ again next year so that could add another one. Oy vey, lines will back up...

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by STLflyer
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 129272

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

PUJ lands at 4:35, and MBJ and CUN both land at 5:25. If PUJ is delayed by less than an hour, they're going to have 3 737 loads of people trying to go through the tiny customs area at once. And I didnt even look to see what time F9, WW and the charters get in. I love the international expansion, but...

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by STLflyer
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are “international zone” permitted in USA?
Replies: 35
Views: 3660

Re: Are “international zone” permitted in USA?

somewhat related question....but do US airports have gates that separate international arrivals so the pax do not go out into regular airport area? Do all US airports send international arriving flights (except from preclearance countries) down a separate corrdior or something? I don't tend to see ...

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by STLflyer
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are “international zone” permitted in USA?
Replies: 35
Views: 3660

Re: Are “international zone” permitted in USA?

Pre 9/11 - didn't LAX old TBIT have that odd holding area for transit without visa - I think it was a few select flights only targeted. Ended pretty quick but it supported the few fifth freedom onward flights AFAIK only Air New Zealand used it on AKL-LAX-LHR. I'm not sure if TN or AF used it on PPT...

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by STLflyer
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher
Replies: 67
Views: 13566

Re: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher

Wow....the comments section on that article are truly a cancerous tumor on the internet.

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by STLflyer
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 129272

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Stuff the airport is doing for the PGA champ. I fly out of C for the first time in forever this week, so I am excited to check some of it out. http://www.kmov.com/story/38815200/lambert-airport-rolls-out-red-carpet-for-pga-championship-visitors Holy crap, people volunteer to work the tournament? Se...

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by STLflyer
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 129272

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qatar_Amiri_Flight

Could it be related to the PGA championship?
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It’s registered to Qatar’s VIP division: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qatar_Amiri_Flight

Could it be related to the PGA championship?

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by STLflyer
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 129272

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

No, it definitely wasn't Swiftair because I was no longer in the conference room at 3:12 when FA says that one landed. I checked FlightAware when I saw it and there was nothing on the arrivals that would've identtified it.

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by STLflyer
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 129272

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Can you guys help me out with something? A conference room at work has a perfect view of planes landing on 30R. Very distracting for an avgeek like me and I always have FlightAware open on my laptop seeing what's coming from where. Anyways, sometime this afternoon around 2:45ish, in between a UA 737...

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by STLflyer
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 129272

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

WHat about STL-DUB? Connection options in DUB are a lot more limited than LHR, CDG and AMS. IMO the only way a TATL flight is going to work is with connecting traffic to other cities, I don't think there are enough St. Louisans flying just to Dublin on any given day to make that route successful lo...

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by STLflyer
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FA mocks passenger who reported masturbating neighbor
Replies: 59
Views: 12269

Re: UA FA mocks passenger who reported masturbating neighbor

Id be laughing at the dude too. At least he waited till they were sleeping , and used a blanket to cover himself ( never use a blanket that doesnt come out of a bag). This is not a a one off, both men and women do this. She was moved and is offended because the staff was joking about getting a solo...

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by STLflyer
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 757s in old livery
Replies: 32
Views: 6313

Re: AA 757s in old livery

There are no 757's left with the old AA livery. The only ones that are left with the old livery are all of the MD80's (which will not be repainted) and two 737's (N905NN is in the AstroJet livery and N921NN is in the AA RetroJet livery). If anyone cares as well there are some Envoy E140's that are ...

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by STLflyer
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 129272

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Sounds like some Boeing test pilots have been having fun today. Haven't seen anything pop up on FlightAware but I can hear them from my office.

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by STLflyer
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 757s in old livery
Replies: 32
Views: 6313

Re: AA 757s in old livery

airtrantpa wrote:
musman9853 wrote:
IIRC there's only one AA plane in the old livery and thats a 737 with a heritage livery



Arent there stilll M80s around those are in the old colours.

Yeah I believe none of the MD80s are being repainted.

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by STLflyer
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 129272

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Kind of weird weather at the airport right now. A really small apparently strong cell is right over the airport/on final (and there is hardly any rain anywhere else in town). ATC is talking about micro bursts. A UA flight is diverting to SPI https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL1505/history/20180...

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by STLflyer
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 129272

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Does anyone know how the WOW flights are doing? I've heard anecdotally that flights are full, but they should be in the summer. Condor or British Airways would make sense. I wonder if they would use one of the high C gates and use customs under the concourse? There is zero reason for these gates to...

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by STLflyer
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boarding a Flight at the Gate - Gate Readers et al
Replies: 9
Views: 1493

Re: Boarding a Flight at the Gate - Gate Readers et al

A few months ago, on an early morning flight from STL-ORD on UA, we boarded at a non-United gate, or it was a newly acquired UA gate that didn't have a computer there for some reason. Anyways, the gate agent had a printed manifest, and highlighted everyone who boarded. I assume he went back to a UA ...

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by STLflyer
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can anyone explain this FlightAware wiggly path?
Replies: 14
Views: 2573

Re: Can anyone explain this FlightAware wiggly path?

LimaFoxTango wrote:
Dodging potholes obviously.


Must be the case - they started zig zagging as soon as they crossed into Missouri.

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by STLflyer
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 113 emergency return
Replies: 18
Views: 6464

Re: BA 113 emergency return

Hi. I’m just a mom who enjoys flying but also a bit fearful. I explained to my kids that I only fly BA because of their safety record and unflappability. I was right behind wing and so 8-10 minutes of fuel dumping and found the process fascinating and wondered about economics of it. Btw, FA was awa...

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