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by STLflyer
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do short RJ flights of 60 to 70 miles get logged a compress/decompression cycle
Replies: 16
Views: 3530

Re: Do short RJ flights of 60 to 70 miles get logged a compress/decompression cycle

As far as aircraft maintenance goes usually only three numbers are tracked. - Calendar days: Exactly as the name suggests. Calendar due dates are common for corrosion checks and that sort of thing. An example might be a scheduled task to check underneath the galleys and lavatories for corrosion eve...

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by STLflyer
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO NBC Affiliate Runs Hysterical Fact-Free Go-Around Investigation Segment
Replies: 23
Views: 3082

Re: SFO NBC Affiliate Runs Hysterical Fact-Free Go-Around Investigation Segment

This isn't the same Bay Area channel that brought us Captains Sum Ting Wong, Wi Too Low, Ho Lee Fuk, and Bang Ding Ow after the Asiana crash, is it?

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by STLflyer
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 76053

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

Even if they found the black box, would any of it be readable after 4 years in the ocean?

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by STLflyer
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit pax on DTW-MCO successfully resuscitate unconscious pax
Replies: 16
Views: 1601

Re: Spirit pax on DTW-MCO successfully resuscitate unconscious pax

I wonder how much Spirit charged the man for receiving CPR.

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by STLflyer
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 129196

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Air Force One will be in town Wednesday for those of you who like plane spotting. Doing a speech at Boeing. Ugh, what time? I have to pick someone up in the afternoon, I hope he’s not delayed because of that dickhead. You stay classy Saint Louis. I’m sorry, I’ll try to class up the joint by having ...

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by STLflyer
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 129196

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Jshank83 wrote:
Air Force One will be in town Wednesday for those of you who like plane spotting. Doing a speech at Boeing.


Ugh, what time? I have to pick someone up in the afternoon, I hope he’s not delayed because of that dickhead.

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by STLflyer
Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no flights between major cities in Ireland?
Replies: 27
Views: 3453

Re: Why no flights major cities in Ireland?

The drive is less than 3 hours. Not worth it to fly, by the time you show up early, go through security, wait, etc. You will arrive sooner if you just drive.

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by STLflyer
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can a pax land an aircraft?
Replies: 27
Views: 1897

Re: Can a pax land an aircraft?

Captain Joe on YouTube did a video about this a few months ago. Pretty enlightening... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw6mjVIdbbc Mythbusters did it too, they were able to land a plane in a simulator being talked down over the radio. That being said, I think if I ever found myself in a situation w...

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by STLflyer
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 129196

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

On the subject of the glory days of STL, can someone help me out with something? Where was the exit from the US Customs and Border Patrol for international arrivals into the C gates back in the TWA days? The area where people picking up passengers off international flights would meet them I guess. ...

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by STLflyer
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 129196

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

On the subject of the glory days of STL, can someone help me out with something? Where was the exit from the US Customs and Border Patrol for international arrivals into the C gates back in the TWA days? The area where people picking up passengers off international flights would meet them I guess. I...

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by STLflyer
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 129196

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Has there been any serious talk about a whole new replacement Terminal for STL? I would have to think that there's a lot of aging, expensive infrastructure at Terminal 1, and STL is no longer an ORD rival. Something like a 55 gate replacement better designed for the post 9/11 security era. Perhaps ...

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by STLflyer
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 129196

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

given the number of unused gates and considerable runway capacity (3 parallel) is it safe to say STL is the most underutilized major airport in the country? Probably but when it was a hub it was bursting at the seams. If we had the $$$ (or the motivation) we could "right-size" the concour...

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by STLflyer
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 129196

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Cardinals fly a Delta 757 and land at CPS, so it’s not them. Blues fly a Miami Air 737 and land at STL, so it’s not them. I think most other MLB and NHL teams use narrow bodies.

No scheduled widebodies, so they’re either one-off equipment swaps, charters or diversions.

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by STLflyer
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 255
Views: 20965

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

Do the European and Canadian leisure airlines provide anything that their respective country's flag carriers don't? Thomas Cook and TUI fly London-Cancun, but so does BA. Condor flies Frankfurt-Cancun, but so does Lufthansa. Ditto for XL and Air France. Are the holiday airlines cheaper, or do they p...

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by STLflyer
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Florida Couple try stowing cat in checked luggage
Replies: 33
Views: 5044

Re: Florida Couple try stowing cat in checked luggage

Living paycheck to paycheck also means there is the option of saying we just can’t affird to take this trip. Exactly, making sure my dog is in good hands when I am gone is part of the cost of the trip, just like airfare, hotels, etc. If I couldn’t afford to board him, then I couldn’t afford the tri...

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by STLflyer
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When Celebrities Fly Commercial?
Replies: 50
Views: 6955

Re: When Celebrities Fly Commercial?

Queen Elizabeth II is the only person in the UK who does not need a passport. All passports are issued in her name as head of state, so she does not have one. However, she still has to comply with regulations by providing her full name, age, address, nationality, gender and place of birth to securi...

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by STLflyer
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When Celebrities Fly Commercial?
Replies: 50
Views: 6955

Re: When Celebrities Fly Commercial?

VC10er wrote:
Gosh now I am curious if a person like Cher, Madonna or Vanilla Ice actually need to use their full names on their tickets?


It would have to match what's on their government ID/passport, so unless they got a legal name change to their stage name, then they'd have to use their legal name.

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by STLflyer
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 129196

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

stlgph wrote:
Didn't Delta used to have JFK/STL service?


Yes, I flew STL-JFK-LHR back in 2011 on DL.

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by STLflyer
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 129196

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

The wingtips lounge opens this week in T2. There also is one in JFK. http://wingtipslounge.com/STL/ https://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/news/2018/01/02/common-use-lounge-opens-at-lambert-airport-this.html A new common-use lounge is set to open at St. Louis Lambert International Airport on Friday. W...

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by STLflyer
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2017
Replies: 539
Views: 65738

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

I fly between STL and DTW fairly frequently and the low LF surprises me. Often the flight is 100% full, every seat taken. Every now and then, I get lucky and it's only 90% full and I have an empty middle next to me. If Southwest ever axes STL-DTW, or drops the Sunday night outbound, Wednesday night ...

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by STLflyer
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines first aircraft in new livery, plans expansion as ULCC
Replies: 52
Views: 10562

Re: Flair Airlines first aircraft in new livery, plans expansion as ULCC

That aircraft is missing it's minimum 15 pieces of flair.

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by STLflyer
Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 744 Sports Charters thru 02Jan18
Replies: 124
Views: 14111

Re: DL 744 Sports Charters thru 02Jan18

https://twitter.com/MSU_Football/status ... 8851716096


Judging by the first photo, they boarded from a gate at DTW? Since when did sports charters do that?
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hkcanadaexpat wrote:
According to a twitter message by the Spartans, N669US may have flown its final flight.
https://twitter.com/MSU_Football/status ... 8851716096


Judging by the first photo, they boarded from a gate at DTW? Since when did sports charters do that?

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by STLflyer
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In an emergency, can a Boeing pilot fly an Airbus and vice versa?
Replies: 86
Views: 8119

Re: In an emergency, can a Boeing pilot fly an Airbus and vice versa?

WPvsMW wrote:
Assume the OP isn't after the door code


Haha no, just curious. And I realize that this is basically an impossible scenario and something that would only happen in Hollywood. Thanks for the replies everyone!

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by STLflyer
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In an emergency, can a Boeing pilot fly an Airbus and vice versa?
Replies: 86
Views: 8119

In an emergency, can a Boeing pilot fly an Airbus and vice versa?

Okay, so both pilots of an A320 ate the fish. Lets assume autoland isn't working for one reason or another, the plane has to be flown manually. The only person on board who can fly a plane and didn't have fish for dinner is a 737 pilot who has never been at the controls of an Airbus. How screwed is ...

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by STLflyer
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2017
Replies: 539
Views: 65738

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

https://www.flystl.com/uploads/documents/directions/STL-Terminals-Transportation-Map-2017.pdf The airport updated their map. Changes I noticed: Air Canada to gate A17. (Which we already knew about) Air Choice One now only has 1 gate instead of 2. (since they are walk out gates I am not sure how muc...

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by STLflyer
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS753 RDU-SEA diverted to STL
Replies: 4
Views: 1330

Re: AS753 RDU-SEA diverted to STL

Wouldn't DSM have been a lot closer?

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by STLflyer
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USA Today: West Virginia is the ultimate fly-over state
Replies: 19
Views: 4634

Re: USA Today: West Virginia is the ultimate fly-over state

I'm surprised it's not Delaware, I'm sure it gets a ton of traffic going in and out of PHL, and other traffic along the eastern seaboard.

Then again, you can't divide by zero...

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by STLflyer
Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 year old impresses Etihad Pilot
Replies: 17
Views: 7812

Re: 5 year old impresses Etihad Pilot

I was waiting for the pilot to ask the kid if he likes movies about gladiators.

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by STLflyer
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Items that airline pilots cannot purchase at airports?
Replies: 36
Views: 7382

Re: Items that airline pilots cannot purchase at airports?

Of course they can buy adult magazines:

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by STLflyer
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London International Airport (YXU) poised for growth, including direct flights to the U.S. and Europe
Replies: 27
Views: 6759

Re: London International Airport (YXU) poised for growth, including direct flights to the U.S. and Europe

flyguy89 wrote:
A London-London flight...interesting.


That got me wondering, are there any flights between two different cities with the same name? There's probably a really obvious one I'm missing. I was thinking SJC-SJO could be a possibility but no one flies that route.

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by STLflyer
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2017
Replies: 539
Views: 65738

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

Is A15 a new United gate? Boarded a flight to ORD there Wednesday morning. There’s no United signage and not even a computer to scan boarding passes, the gate agent just had a print out of the manifest and was crossing off names as people boarded.

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by STLflyer
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2017
Replies: 539
Views: 65738

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

So take this with a grain, no, a huge pile of salt. While waiting for my gate checked bags in the jetway after my YYZ-STL flight, the two guys in front of me were talking, seemed like they may have some sort of career in the airline or travel industry. One of them mentioned to the other that he had...

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by STLflyer
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2017
Replies: 539
Views: 65738

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

So take this with a grain, no, a huge pile of salt. While waiting for my gate checked bags in the jetway after my YYZ-STL flight, the two guys in front of me were talking, seemed like they may have some sort of career in the airline or travel industry. One of them mentioned to the other that he had ...

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by STLflyer
Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2017
Replies: 539
Views: 65738

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

Speaking of United and waiting for a gate, earlier in the year I had a fairly tight connection in ORD. Our inbound aircraft arrived on time, scheduled to depart from A18. However, the plane currently at A18 was late taking off I believe due to MX, we were already past its scheduled departure time wh...

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by STLflyer
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2017
Replies: 539
Views: 65738

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

Looks like Air Canada is changing gates. https://www.flystl.com/uploads/document ... 0-4-17.pdf MOA between the City of St. Louis and Air Canada for Relocation and Installation of Passenger Loading Bridges This caught me off guard. I would think they would want to stay in A with United. I wonder if...

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