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by STLflyer
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?
Replies: 114
Views: 16692

Re: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?

MDGLongBeach wrote:
oldannyboy wrote:
Delta is bringing back the DC-9.


Assuming this is a joke, but have a link for proof of in some case this is true?


It's a joke.

Delta doesn't even fly the MAX or have any on order, they could be grounded until the end of time and Delta wouldn't be affected.

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by STLflyer
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL
Replies: 108
Views: 20273

Re: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL

Air Canada and Westjet will waive rebooking fees, but they will still charge customers any fare difference. I think it's piss poor customer service under the circumstances. They should just waive the fare difference, too. For example, if your 737 Max flight gets cancelled today and you paid $200 fo...

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by STLflyer
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Quick question regarding upcoming MAX flight
Replies: 5
Views: 1247

Re: Quick question regarding upcoming MAX flight

You’re talking about something two weeks away. With that said, yes. They will simply operate with another aircraft or cancel the flight. This route is almost always flown by a 73W so that is why I thought there wasn't anything I should do. How can you tell whether or not it will be operated with an...

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by STLflyer
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 720747

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Magog wrote:
Interesting. Air Canada 7071 just left PBI for YYZ.



Appears to be a positioning flight to get it back home. Those are probably allowed under these orders.

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by STLflyer
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19
Replies: 121
Views: 14475

Re: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19

stl07 wrote:
Wn will dehub Bna, Stl, and mdw to hub up mci since the new airport will be opening soon, according to certain posters and people on Twitter

LOL. They haven't broken ground on the new terminal and AFAIK they haven't even figured out how they're going to pay for it. Not going to happen.

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by STLflyer
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 720747

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

This thread is getting ridiculous. Posting that officials are influenced by money over safety is completely unsupported by fact. FAA grounds on fact not hysteria. There are no facts showing that the MAX is dangerous. There indeed have been two serious crashes with large loss of life, but there are ...

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by STLflyer
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1214
Views: 150397

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

On the floor plan it looks like there are stairs at several of the C international gates that say FIS. If I recall, you’d come off the plane, be in the glassed I’m sterile area and then go down the stairs. If they reopen that FIS it would likely need a refresh and new baggage belt. From there I can...

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by STLflyer
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CCS operating without power/UX crew security scare
Replies: 21
Views: 5849

Re: CCS operating without power/UX crew security scare

Can a crew operate MAD-CCS-PUJ without timing out?

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by STLflyer
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1214
Views: 150397

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Yeah those C gates has glass partitions that allowed the redirect of passengers arriving on international flights. I don’t recall exactly how customs worked down there. It’s been 25 years since I’ve been down there. Concourse C The best I could tell you came down the stairs just west of C32 and it ...

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by STLflyer
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat diversion to EWR due to smoke
Replies: 17
Views: 3924

Re: Air Transat diversion to EWR due to smoke

Ironically, BA185 G-ZZZB operating LHR-EWR just landed here in KEF reporting smoke in the cabin. Seems to be precautionary of course, there was not an emergency declared. Looks like A320 on the way to KEF so they can continue the journey to EWR, First class passengers will not be happy :o Flight nu...

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by STLflyer
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 983 PEK-LAX Diversion to Anadyr
Replies: 35
Views: 7984

Re: Air China 983 PEK-LAX Diversion to Anadyr

How do people get from the town of Anadyr over to the airport? Is there a ferry? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ugolny_Airport The airport is located on the opposite site of the Anadyr River compared to the city. Transport by summer is by boat, by winter by a road on the ice, and for a period in spr...

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by STLflyer
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1214
Views: 150397

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Out of curiousity, what is the O&D to NAS and SJU? CUN may be a better beach destination from STL, but on the east coast we definitely favor the Caribbean. TWA used to make SJU work from STL, as in they flew it. On the big “what if” front, if WN does expand and eventually take up most of D and ...

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by STLflyer
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1214
Views: 150397

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Not bookable yet but of note. We will see if it is real or not. AC STL-YYZ JUN 3>4[3] JUL 3>4[3] AUG 3>4[3] SEP 3>4[3] OCT 3>4[3] Must be related to AC moving all of their regional flying from Air Georgian to Jazz. Still, surprised at the increase in capacity. I’ve been on several STL-YYZ flights i...

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by STLflyer
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1214
Views: 150397

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Not bookable yet but of note. We will see if it is real or not. AC STL-YYZ JUN 3>4[3] JUL 3>4[3] AUG 3>4[3] SEP 3>4[3] OCT 3>4[3] Must be related to AC moving all of their regional flying from Air Georgian to Jazz. Still, surprised at the increase in capacity. I’ve been on several STL-YYZ flights i...

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by STLflyer
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?
Replies: 84
Views: 14464

Re: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL1161/history/20190214/1710Z/KBOS/KSTL - was on the ground for over 3 hours in STL. Was it something else? It doesn't take 3 hours to refuel. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL1333/history/20190214/1800Z/KEWR/KSTL - EWR-PHX isn't nearly as long as BOS-LAX, ...

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by STLflyer
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 48103

Re: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!

Any insight into what's going on in the cabin right now? I'm sure some FAA inspectors are on there, are they just relaxing and enjoying the ride, or what sort of work would they be doing right now? Other than FAA, who might be on it?

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by STLflyer
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 48103

Re: WN and Hawaii.

With Hawaii service being the main benefit of this ETOPS program, I have to wonder if Southwest is also looking to provide more flights to Caribbean destinations. It seems like at the very least NYC and Boston open up for SJU. Possibly MEX as well ? Have their been discussions about this? Southwest...

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by STLflyer
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 48103

Re: WN and Hawaii.

Southwest first Hawaii test flight. #8725 OAK-HNL On February 5 2019 departure 11:00 Arrival 14:45 Hawaii shutter bugs get your cameras ready. Flyguy She's been sitting on the ground for awhile in OAK, I wonder what the hold up is. Today is the 4th. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Well that's a ...

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by STLflyer
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 48103

Re: WN and Hawaii.

wnflyguy wrote:
Southwest first Hawaii test flight.
#8725 OAK-HNL
On February 5 2019
departure 11:00
Arrival 14:45
Hawaii shutter bugs get your cameras ready.

Flyguy

She's been sitting on the ground for awhile in OAK, I wonder what the hold up is.

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by STLflyer
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1214
Views: 150397

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Well I know they are saying they want 3 more gates for sure, which according to station personnel (rumor) is a done deal with the City of St. Louis, so your pdf link looks like what they would open up next. My question is whether the City will just then go ahead and reopen the rest of D to connect ...

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by STLflyer
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1214
Views: 150397

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Fantastic. I was with Bloomberg and Fox for a number of years after paying dues ar KPLR and the Dispatch. Now I'm thinking of doing something totally stupid and going back into it If you have a chance, toss a line. [email protected].com I'll drop you a line this week. I grew up flying Ozark and...

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by STLflyer
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Second tier cities to get Transatlantic service
Replies: 49
Views: 5100

Re: Second tier cities to get Transatlantic service

trexel94 wrote:
arcticcruiser wrote:
flyguy84 wrote:
STL had service to KEF... I don’t see any other TATL working out.


And MCI has seasonal FI to KEF.


Its ironic how MCI has a TATL and not STL.

We drew the short straw and got the crappy airline that was circling the drain.

At least we have the better baseball team ;)

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by STLflyer
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1214
Views: 150397

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Volaris wants to add more US cities, maybe they can add MEX from here to stop their plane from sitting on the ground for days They don't sit it on the ground for days here, it just flies an empty leg. After it made the runs last weekend it flew to MEX. Seeing how much trouble everyone is having wit...

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by STLflyer
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Closed due to Snow and Ice
Replies: 68
Views: 11462

Re: DTW Closed due to Snow and Ice

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /KDTW/RKSI

Anyone know why yesterday's flight to ICN turned around over Canada and went back to DTW?
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CRJ200flyer wrote:
Delta has made a new flight to cover DTW- ICN (DL9859)
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /KDTW/RKSI

Anyone know why yesterday's flight to ICN turned around over Canada and went back to DTW?

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by STLflyer
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Predictions: ATL Superbowl Weekend Upgauges
Replies: 42
Views: 5642

Re: Predictions: ATL Superbowl Weekend Upgauges

I know ticket brokers were not wanting pats vs rams. Said most Pats fans have already been recently so might not pony up the money again and the Rams don't have much of a fan base yet being newly back in LA. I saw DL was adding one to LAX and 2 or 3 to BOS. Oddly enough WN is adding an extra STL-AT...

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by STLflyer
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aviation in a World Without Continental Drift (Pangaea)
Replies: 8
Views: 1082

Re: Aviation in a World Without Continental Drift (Pangaea)

High speed rail in the Washington to New York/Boston corridor crosses over to Morocco My first thought was "People traveling from WAS to NY/BOS would need a passport?" but then I realized that if this is how the world was actually laid out, political borders and city locations would likel...

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by STLflyer
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What happen to Southwest website.
Replies: 61
Views: 6436

Re: What happen to Southwest website.

Sure they are. It's a giant conspiracy. You cracked the code. Their own customer service agents say it is Southwest (or rather their internet provider?) who blocks access. I am sorry that you’ve been unable to access http://Southwest.com. Of course, as a business eager to continue growing and servi...

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by STLflyer
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What happen to Southwest website.
Replies: 61
Views: 6436

Re: What happen to Southwest website.

No bud, Southwest is blocking the website from showing in other countries. You have it the wrong way around. Sure they are. It's a giant conspiracy. You cracked the code. Holy crap, are you really going to keep believing that these countries are blocking Southwest despite so much evidence to the co...

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by STLflyer
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1214
Views: 150397

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Huh, I saw on the news this morning that the fire was at the Southwest cargo facility, they even showed firetrucks in front of it. Were they wrong, or were there two fires?

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by STLflyer
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What happen to Southwest website.
Replies: 61
Views: 6436

Re: What happen to Southwest website.

I'm able to access it from the UK ... so it's not likely to be GDPR-related. Note that it's a secured (HTTPS) site, so if your ISP forces HTTP (as is the case in some countries that aren't so happy with web traffic being encrypted) you probably won't be able to access it. If an ISP forced HTTP, the...

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by STLflyer
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What happen to Southwest website.
Replies: 61
Views: 6436

Re: What happen to Southwest website.

Southwest blocks international visitors from their website (although this block does not seem to be perfect as I've accessed it from overseas before). I don't know why - perhaps it's not wanting to comply with GDPR or other international laws and whatnot, or maybe there's some other reason for it. S...

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by STLflyer
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta flight number question
Replies: 36
Views: 3430

Re: Delta flight number question

I've seen WN do five legs on one flight number. Never figured out why. Because if the plane goes A-B-C-D-E-F, it can sell A-C, B-D, C-E, and D-F as one-stops without a connection. And it will sell an IND-BDL one-stop over MCO. Back in the days when everyone knew the difference between 'Nonstop', 'D...

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by STLflyer
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 648
Views: 119425

Re: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s

Sorry for bumping to the top, but I thought I'd share some information for everyone on which routes are most likely to find the MD-80 on, and when those routes end. I have amazingly never been on one (for a flight), and may try to do so. Routes are both ways, data from OAG. Sorry for the formatting...

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by STLflyer
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1214
Views: 150397

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

I wonder what the fire marshal would have to say about 600+people crammed into a small space. Could everyone safely get out in the event of an emergency?

I've only been through customs a couple times here. Maybe it's bigger than I remember.

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by STLflyer
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA screeners calling in sick
Replies: 55
Views: 8836

Re: TSA screeners calling in sick

The people who lost their jobs as a result of liquidations, bankruptcies, etc. at least were able to collect unemployment to help with the bills. TSA employees can't even do that, because they're not considered unemployed. They'll eventually get paid. But they can't call up their landlord, utilities...

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by STLflyer
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1214
Views: 150397

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

I think I posted this awhile back but customs is going to be busy in March on Saturdays. It will be interesting to see how they handle it, especially if there are delays before the 3 flights getting in at the same time. F9 CUN-STL 1522 WN PUJ-STL 1640 -- this one is going to need to be a quick turn...

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by STLflyer
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA screeners calling in sick
Replies: 55
Views: 8836

Re: TSA screeners calling in sick

Ignoring the inevitable politics of this... and back to what someone said earlier: Isn't the $5.60 fee we pay literally for the TSA and passenger screening? I'm sure there's some reason here, but it makes me scratch my head why these folks aren't getting paid when the security fees still are. I don...

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by STLflyer
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA screeners calling in sick
Replies: 55
Views: 8836

Re: TSA screeners calling in sick

I’m surprised they’re not deemed essential. They are, but AFAIK, essential employees still don't get paid until the government reopens. They'll get paid for all this time worked, but that doesn't help with bills due now. Which is just unbelievable, if a private sector employer told hundreds of thou...

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by STLflyer
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1214
Views: 150397

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.reddit.com/r/StLouis/comments/acfljt/alaska_airlines_possibly_opening_a_hub_at_lambert/ Thoughts? This is probably 110% pure BS, but maybe someone else has heard something. AS opening a hub in a SWA stronghold makes little sense. These two firms are already battling it out in their curr...

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by STLflyer
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1214
Views: 150397

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.reddit.com/r/StLouis/commen ... t_lambert/

Thoughts? This is probably 110% pure BS, but maybe someone else has heard something.
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https://www.reddit.com/r/StLouis/commen ... t_lambert/

Thoughts? This is probably 110% pure BS, but maybe someone else has heard something.

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by STLflyer
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 129232

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

So that brings me to the other side of the discussion - if you're in STL and you're wanting to head down under, it appears your best bet is to fly through IAH or DFW, at least timewise. Asia - there's MSP or trekking up to ORD or over slightly to DTW. I went to Tokyo last year on UA and connected i...

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by STLflyer
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 129232

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

DL used to fly STL-JFK nonstop, I did STL-JFK-LHR back in 2011. I wouldn't count on AA ever adding it since it seems like PHL is quickly becoming their main TATL hub. But I don't know why DL axed it. Would be nice if we had JFK service, seems like there's always cheap fares out of JFK but getting th...

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by STLflyer
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 129232

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

They should re-open the D concourse and turn it into something like the tunnels at DTW and ORD with a trippy light show and music.

Although I guess no one would really need to go through it, since there are no official connections between C and E.

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by STLflyer
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lower than typical altitude last trip
Replies: 21
Views: 2772

Re: Lower than typical altitude last trip

I flew HPN-DCA last year on a Trans States ER4 where we maxed out at only 8,000 feet! The captain actually announced it during his 'welcome on-board' speech, and I was convinced I'd misheard him, but I checked FR24 when I got home, and sure enough, our altitude topped out at FL08. The weather that ...

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by STLflyer
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW AIR nonstop KEF-LAX with A 321 today
Replies: 73
Views: 16015

Re: WOW AIR nonstop KEF-LAX with A 321 today

2 days ago they also put an A321 on this route, TF-PRO. It didn't make it to Los Angeles, diverted to Edmonton. Looking at the route of this aircraft versus the great circle route, it's a bit far north. I wouldn't be surprised if this one is going to Edmonton as well, following it's current heading...

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by STLflyer
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air applies for Havana/Santa Clara - Miami Charters
Replies: 4
Views: 1689

Re: WOW Air applies for Havana/Santa Clara - Miami Charters

I think at this point they're throwing darts at a map and flying to the airport closest to where the dart hits.

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by STLflyer
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Weirdest Connections You've Ever Made
Replies: 98
Views: 5794

Re: Weirdest Connections You've Ever Made

Hi all. I think there isn't a topic on "weird connections," and I think it's an interesting and fun subject. I'll start. My family once flew STL-ORD-FWA-CLT on AA to get to a meeting in Charlotte. Keep in mind, AA has some STL-CLT nonstops, but those were obscenely expensive. For whatever...

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by STLflyer
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed at the alphabet?
Replies: 59
Views: 4247

Re: Have you landed at the alphabet?

AMS, ATL, AKL
BNA, BWI
CUN, CLE, CVG, CPH
DTW, DEN, DFW, DUB, DCA, DAL
EWR
FRA, FCO, FLL
G
HEL
IAD, IAH
JFK
KEF
LHR, LGA, LAX, LAS
MCI, MCO, MSN, MSP, MEL, MSY, MDW, MUC, MAD
NRT
ORD
PUJ, PHX, PHL
Q
R
STL, SLC, SEA, SYD
TXL, TLL, TPA
U
VCE
W
X
YYZ
Z

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by STLflyer
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines announces service between LAX and Buenos Aires
Replies: 112
Views: 24056

Re: American Airlines announces service between LAX and Buenos Aires

AR used to fly this route with the 742 on three different routes: EZE-LIM-MEX-LAX EZE-LIM-LAX EZE-MEX-LAX Around 1995 the equipment was switched to A310-300 and Mexico was served separately with its dedicated flight: EZE-LIM-LAX EZE-BOG-LAX Then in 2000 the route was switched to nonstop with the A3...

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