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by stlgph
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL Air Service Discussion
Replies: 480
Views: 53985

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

A big new runway and the loss of TWA.

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by stlgph
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private Jets as Accomodations
Replies: 13
Views: 2238

Re: Private Jets as Accomodations

Famous musicians who leave shall we say "diva" impressions, have routinely used their private jets while tour because of lack of 5 star hotels in the area of certain cities. Strange, if you ask me. If the city has an airport you would think it should have an acceptable hotel as well. Do y...

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by stlgph
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle
Replies: 110
Views: 14499

Re: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle

In case anybody at home is still following this thread, just in case you forgot, Aer Lingus announced service between Dublin and Seattle.

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by stlgph
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News
Replies: 149
Views: 17323

Re: Chicago Aviation News

If we're mad that ORD is not a huge goliath of an airport unlike some others we could mention, let's face it, blame United Airlines. Face it. They've been in the driver's seat for years and they're the ones going down the road going 15 under the speed limit while everyone else is flying on by. UA a...

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by stlgph
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News
Replies: 149
Views: 17323

Re: Chicago Aviation News

If we're mad that ORD is not a huge goliath of an airport unlike some others we could mention, let's face it, blame United Airlines.

Face it. They've been in the driver's seat for years and they're the ones going down the road going 15 under the speed limit while everyone else is flying on by.

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by stlgph
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle
Replies: 110
Views: 14499

Re: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle

Are the Icelandair aircraft still 23 hours in the ground ??? That's pretty inefficient use of capital Also a lot of those Microsoft people are heading just to Dublin, it's their destination ... the tech link is there for Ireland , the Nordic traffic is not worth chasing .... is Nokia still going ? ...

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by stlgph
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: ORD without AA
Replies: 89
Views: 7996

Re: Hypothetical: ORD without AA

I think you people need to understand why this thread was started. A butthurt Chicagoan doesnt feel AA is giving ORD the attention he feels it deserves. Therefore, he wants to fantasize that AA will go away and some other airline will come in and save the day. NOT...GOING...TO...HAPPEN. AA isnt lea...

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by stlgph
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: ORD without AA
Replies: 89
Views: 7996

Re: Hypothetical: ORD without AA

WN could move some or even all its operations to ORD if AA left. MDW is not very convenient for most of Chicagoland and WN would gain a lot by moving to ORD. *NOT* being at O'Hare is why Southwest became such a major player in Chicago. True, but if AA were gone, it would suddenly make sense for WN ...

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by stlgph
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Same Sex Marriage Survey Results Annoucement
Replies: 20
Views: 888

Re: Australian Same Sex Marriage Survey Results Annoucement

Well, Sydney Mardi Gras in 2018 is going to be a lot more fun than before.

I will either end up a) bleeding in a few places, b) having major burns when i take a leak, c) married, d) in rehab, e) all of the above.

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by stlgph
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private Jets as Accomodations
Replies: 13
Views: 2238

Re: Private Jets as Accomodations

Famous musicians who leave shall we say "diva" impressions, have routinely used their private jets while tour because of lack of 5 star hotels in the area of certain cities.

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by stlgph
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 17349

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

All of this 75 range talk is making me nostalgic when I tested my UA loyalty in 2013 by trying to fly EWR-ARN TATL monthly on UA metal! Oh, the good old days... so "good" there was even a flyertalk thread attempting to document all of the fuel stops: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/united...

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by stlgph
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 17349

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

West Coast-KEF is already served. The catchment is going to be limited to the Midwest. Already served by whom? WOW is already in SFO and LAX. Got news for you, bud. Just because WOW is in SFO and LAX doesn't mean everybody in the area is flying them exclusively. Icelandair still funnels a great dea...

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by stlgph
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1365
Views: 144291

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Has anyone been able read the WSJ article about the battle in BOS between DL and B6? I am not able to open it and wondered if someone could share or at least the highlights. These kind of articles really provide very little insights. You can really get more info just based on the average fare numbe...

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by stlgph
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: ORD without AA
Replies: 89
Views: 7996

Re: Hypothetical: ORD without AA

Doug Parker needs to be fired, he is doing a terrible job and AA is falling behind (they are not being proactive like DL, they are instead cutting and being reactive). His latest comments about AA never losing money again should have been enough to show him the door, that was an incredibly arrogant...

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by stlgph
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: how long before a U.S. long haul low cost carrier?
Replies: 47
Views: 5558

Re: how long before a U.S. long haul low cost carrier?

jeffrey1970 wrote:
Sun Country did have flights a couple of years ago from MSP-London, but that did not work out well for them.


It worked out quite well for them, actually.
It gave them the needed approval for flying charters across the pond using their 737s.

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by stlgph
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian CEO resigns
Replies: 30
Views: 7980

Re: Hawaiian CEO resigns

At $3.7m in salary, I'm going go with "cost of living" as NOT being a factor.

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by stlgph
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was American Like Before the Merger
Replies: 47
Views: 6346

Re: What was American Like Before the Merger

Man, those olives were great.

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by stlgph
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air nearly doubling service to BWI
Replies: 35
Views: 3619

Re: Wow Air nearly doubling service to BWI

According to a dummy booking: WW115 KEF2110-2345BWI WW116 BWI0045-1050KEF Not very good for connecting pax coming in from Europe. WOW is developing a second bank of TATL connections... and it's shaping up quite nicely. This summer, the evening departures to the US will have feed coming in from Lond...

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by stlgph
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Air Service Announcement for PIT 11/15/17
Replies: 38
Views: 3948

Re: Major Air Service Announcement for PIT 11/15/17

Alright, so how long do y'all think it'll be until Delta announces a daily 737 from PIT to SEA? I'm giving it a month. A DL response to a new AS SEA flight isn't always guaranteed. For one, AS has more gates and is getting more still than DL at SEA. Case in point: It's been over a year since AS sta...

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by stlgph
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Air Service Announcement for PIT 11/15/17
Replies: 38
Views: 3948

Re: Major Air Service Announcement for PIT 11/15/17

Alaska Airlines is available for booking to Seattle with a 5:20 p.m. nonstop.
Not sure when it starts.

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by stlgph
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo Partners to order 430 A320s at Dubai
Replies: 107
Views: 15667

Re: Frontier: say hello to 134 new animals

Wow. That's an amazing order. Clearly frontier is planning to go head to head with the likes of WN and Spirit with this order. 201 new NEOs received over 8 years, is 25 per year, or a new plane every 2 weeks for the next 8 years. Even if 73 of the 201 were replacements for existing planes, then the...

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by stlgph
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 17349

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

West Coast-KEF is already served. The catchment is going to be limited to the Midwest. Already served by whom? There will be a good amount of people who would rather travel by AA rather than WOW. Folks in places like Los Angeles (with a large OneWorld frequent flier base) will probably be very draw...

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by stlgph
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USA Today: West Virginia is the ultimate fly-over state
Replies: 19
Views: 4278

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

There was a thread on this from a different study three months ago. Somehow they got completely different results. Weird. if you just count flights that cross the state without takeoff or landing in the state, it's Virginia, then Maryland, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. http://www.airliners.net/...

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by stlgph
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 17349

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

I don't understand the issues with flying DFW-KEF in a 757. What is the other option on FI or WW? Same narrowbody option. And if you think connecting to make it a shorter 757 route all you're doing I a narrowbody to that connecting city and adding the time to connect. It's weird and amazing to thin...

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by stlgph
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 17349

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

Americans are the by far largest nationality of foreign tourists to Iceland. 415 thousand Americans visited in 2016, 23% of the total tourist number. 516 thousand Americans have visited Iceland in the first ten months of 2017, 27% of the total number of foreign tourists in that period. Again a lot ...

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by stlgph
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 17349

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

jfklganyc wrote:
What a joke. 3 players on this tiny route while you’re cutting 757 service between larger cities.

The other 2 airlines are using KEF as a cheap funnel for flights to Europe. The O and D is gravy.

What does AA have to look forward to?


Shuttling people out of southern California and Austin :)

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by stlgph
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 17349

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

Well, Chicago, you see where you rank.

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by stlgph
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Rolls-Out New Digital Signs
Replies: 28
Views: 6482

Re: Southwest Rolls-Out New Digital Signs

No one is listening to the safety announcement otherwise.

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by stlgph
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL Air Service Discussion
Replies: 480
Views: 53985

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

The flights to MCI are already there. Without having to be a hassle, passengers will now be able to connect at MCI on the existing flight schedule at the new terminal. You might see some changes to the schedule to strengthen "inter-connecting opportunities" and make them more cohesive toge...

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by stlgph
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to unveil new livery November 13th
Replies: 94
Views: 14027

Re: Air Transat to unveil new livery November 13th

I like it even better in the live pictures.

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by stlgph
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to unveil new livery November 13th
Replies: 94
Views: 14027

Re: Air Transat to unveil new livery November 13th

I like it, too. The lighter blue is more "travel-esque" friendly.

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by stlgph
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL Air Service Discussion
Replies: 480
Views: 53985

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

It's never been said Southwest is leaving St. Louis. There shouldn't be any speculation of a major reduction in service. They've entrenched themselves in the market. The MCI discussion is not evident, or set in stone, but it does make sense. STL can only fit so much. For the next 5 years, they're fi...

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by stlgph
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL Air Service Discussion
Replies: 480
Views: 53985

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

This is an easy one to figure out and comes back to the post I made earlier in this thread (1, 2 pages ago) about the Southwest 5-10 year plan. East Terminal is only so big and as I said, in another 5-10 years has the potential to be completely maxed out of space. These "intentional connecting...

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by stlgph
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 274
Views: 25580

Re: Indiana Aviation: Part 16

flyboy80 wrote:
Ive heard DL IND-MCO going mainline daily for part of the winter, havent looked up the schedules though...


The 717 makes an appearance.

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by stlgph
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 271
Views: 7263

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

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by stlgph
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL Air Service Discussion
Replies: 480
Views: 53985

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

This is an easy one to figure out and comes back to the post I made earlier in this thread (1, 2 pages ago) about the Southwest 5-10 year plan. East Terminal is only so big and as I said, in another 5-10 years has the potential to be completely maxed out of space. These "intentional connecting ...

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by stlgph
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago to Berlin - Underserved?
Replies: 30
Views: 2707

Re: Chicago to Berlin - Underserved?

I believe there is only one Berlin-USA year-round direct flight now (Lufthansa TXL-JFK). I would imagine if UA started up an TXL-ORD flight, it'd be in direct competition with the existing Lufthansa flight to JFK, considering the connecting traffic. I don't necessarily see that happening. Most of t...

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by stlgph
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago to Berlin - Underserved?
Replies: 30
Views: 2707

Re: Chicago to Berlin - Underserved?

Heaven forbid United do anything of the sort.

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by stlgph
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could DL return to ISP?
Replies: 45
Views: 3963

Re: Could DL return to ISP?

DL flying ISP-ATL is already competitive to Florida because ATL offers connections to Florida cities that WN doesn't even fly to (DAB, EYW, MIA, MLB, SRQ, TLH, VPS, GNV). Of the cities in FL and the FL Keys I just listed, F9 currently offers MIA 1x daily. Not it. If you want to fly AA and you live ...

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by stlgph
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Rolls-Out New Digital Signs
Replies: 28
Views: 6482

Re: Southwest Rolls-Out New Digital Signs

Not really. If I'm in the A group and I see 95% or below LF, that means if I head to the back, the middle seat may have a slight chance of staying open. However, if I see 95+, and I'm in the A group, that tells me if I'm valuing my time or whatever, just grab a seat closer to the front to get off qu...

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by stlgph
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could DL return to ISP?
Replies: 45
Views: 3963

Re: Could DL return to ISP?

I can see AA bringing back the DCA service. It lacked the slots when they had the AA/US merger, I would also love to have AA bring back the ISP-ORD service. It would be very easy for AA to add flights to a station that is already open. For DL to come back to ISP I could see 2x daily to ATL on a 717...

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by stlgph
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances WN launches TATL?
Replies: 33
Views: 3150

Re: Chances WN launches TATL?

No one said anything about abandoning what they are doing now.

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by stlgph
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Jet Blue, worth the risk?
Replies: 21
Views: 1229

Re: Jet Blue, worth the risk?

Well, for the record, I've been cancelled on all the carriers, but the one that has severely screwed me over the most for inconvenience, several times, is Southwest. Yet, I still fly them.

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by stlgph
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances WN launches TATL?
Replies: 33
Views: 3150

Re: Chances WN launches TATL?

It probably won't happen, but if it did, good god this place would be A LOT of fun if Southwest announced Boston to Dublin, especially if they did it before JetBlue.

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by stlgph
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could DL return to ISP?
Replies: 45
Views: 3963

Re: Could DL return to ISP?

It's quite simple, if you live on Long Island and YOU want to fly Delta, they want YOU to fly from LGA or JFK.

That's it. Period.

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by stlgph
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)
Replies: 63
Views: 8869

Re: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)

New Yorkers dont go on novelty. XL Nightclub is a fine example of what I see happening to this hotel. Probably not New Yorkers, but I can see tourists and business travellers with early flights staying there to beat traffic. It all comes down to pricing, because as already mentioned earlier the TWA...

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by stlgph
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Rolls-Out New Digital Signs
Replies: 28
Views: 6482

Re: Southwest Rolls-Out New Digital Signs

I'm not sure how it helps with connections, but ok....

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by stlgph
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)
Replies: 63
Views: 8869

Re: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)

This hotel will connect right to the airtrain to any terminal or the city. This train also connects to the airtrain for access to the a train (and said casino) There is almost no transit access on conduit beyond a sketchy bus. There are homeless shelters on conduit. Each of the airport hotels routi...

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by stlgph
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL Air Service Discussion
Replies: 480
Views: 53985

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

Let's get to the point. Southwest could add service to *anywhere*. They could squeeze in another 2, maybe 3 banks of full gates if they make scheduling tight.
I'd be curious to corner someone and ask them what the 10+ year plan is.

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